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Thursday, February 28, 2008


After months of frustrating moments for not being able to keep up with blogging and showing my gratitude to my blogger friends out here.. i have finally accomplished what i always longed to do.. giving away awards :).. being so busy with duties out of the blogger world.. now i am able to present this lovely award above, which i have created myself, to all my favourite blogger buddies.. They have always been such amazing friends as they kept visiting my blog and leaving me such wonderful comments, i feel so appreciated and loved.. they have also given me beautiful awards maybe i deserved or didn't, i dont know.. but i know they sure deserve my appreciation and this lovely globe of friendship(i think this sounds more senti):)..

I want to say am very sorry if i was not able to visit or comment on any of your blogs, i will definitely solve the problem soon, please bare with me for the time being dear friends.. am terribly sorry bluecrystaldude for am not able to leave comments at all on your blog, the reason i cant understand :( my pc reboots each time i try to.. am really sorry.

please accept this award(copy and paste it one your blog or wherever you wish to) this is to say "Thank you for being my friends, i love you all".. And the award goes to...
bluedreamer, bluecrystaldude, sweetiepie, dann, navin, mrviruz, walizdiary, raajii, ayush, nihal, nancy, micawatson, lilyruth, lalaine, scotty, azlynn, auntnora, akmal, edysudraat, purplefrogcat, coolingstar, ali, trafficguru, coloradobaby

Please inform me if any of your links above are not working and if the award doesnt show up on your blog.. i will come to your rescue:)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The film Jodha Akbar, which created quite a controversy regarding the female lead is now making millions.. The fact that the movie portrayed Jodhabai as married to Akbar had hurt the sentiments of the rajput community, the reason being historical facts.They claimed that Jodhabai was not the Mughal emperor Akbar's wife as depicted in the movie.. neither was she the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amber near Jaipur as shown in the movie and that she was the wife of Akbar’s son Salim!! Akbar's daughter-in-law, his wife? you better watch the movie if this interests you.. The film stars hithrik roshan and aishwarya rai.. and was released on the 15th of this month.

Whatever, despite being surrounded with controversies, the film crosses Rs 74 crores (approx 19 million USD) in just 10 days worldwide... a record for a Indian film!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Yes the day has arrived.. its my birthday today and i feel so special. My family had wished me at sharp 12'o'clock last night and I was showered with lovely presents, i shall always cherish. All i wish for, is the love and support I've always received by my visitors/readers.Thanks so much, each one of you :) Now its time to focus on my sun sign, the one am blessed with since birth. Am a piscean born and people think am loving and kind:) people also say am mysterious! lets see what my sun sign has to say about me, and do you agree? does anyone share the same sign, as mine? leave your messages in the comment box below..

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, which has the symbol of 'The Fish'. Pisces people are not much interested in the material things of life and are not the ones to run after money. It's not that they are against riches, but they are more aware of its impermanence. They are not greedy about anything, least of all wealth. A Piscean has an easy carelessness about tomorrow. Pisces display either of the two basic personalities traits - going with the flow or against it. They will either go where the current takes them or fight against it.

Only if they choose the latter one, will they be truly happy and satisfied with their life. When they manage to do this, they are sure to reach the highest echelons of success. A Piscean characteristics profile exhibits loads of charm and a very easygoing attitude. He is not bothered by restrictions, as long as he has the right to dream and live his own life. Radical opinions do not stimulate him at all, nor do insults make him agitated. Very few things compel him to lose his temper. When a Pisces does get angry, it is better to stay away.

He can give the most sarcastic comments, be extremely rude and lash you with a scathing tongue. The best part is that the anger seldom lasts long and he will be his usual placid self again. When he sees the world, his eyes seem to be covered with rose-colored spectacles. Pisceans live in the world of their own, even when they are completely aware of the rough side of humanity. In their world, everyone is good and everything is beautiful. They have a very sharp memory and tend to remember the minutest of details.

When we give a description of Pisces personality, one of the basic traits that come in mind is its soothing stability. Even in the worst of storms, a Piscean will never panic and will maintain his poise. He has a good intuition and if he tells you not to go out of the house on a particular day, it is better to stay indoors. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and represents death and eternity. It has a blend of the qualities of all the other zodiacs. It is because of this fusion that it becomes very difficult to truly understand a Pisces.

A Piscean likes to argue, loves nature and holds fierce ambitions. He is deeply interested in music and art. He has great wisdom and is very compassionate towards the weak. He loves to help people in distress and utilizes most of his energy doing this only. You will never know when a Piscean is profoundly hurt. He hides his deepest emotions behind a veil of humor. The humor may be warm and innocent or cold and ruthless. However, it is sure to be a mask for some other emotion, more often than not.

Laughter is his best cover and he will use it wisely. He has compassion for the sick and even tries to understand the feelings of the lonely. Even those who are weak by choice will get Pisces shoulder to cry on. He never judges people and accepts them just as they are. He knows all your vices and virtues, understands them and will still be there if you need him. He wants to help everyone; still most of the people fail to understand the sensitivity of the fish. He absorbs the positive as well as the negative vibrations around him.

The world needs the creativity, imagination and empathy of Pisceans and they know it. Very often, they bury their own dreams to see their loved ones realizing their ambitions. One quality of Pisceans that is very annoying is that they hate to answer questions in a simple 'Yes' or 'No'. Mostly, the answer will be a 'Maybe'. Still, he cares and he lets you know that. He is much stronger and wiser than most of the other people, he only has to realize it. The moment he struggles against the tide, you know he will reach the shore before anyone else.

Feng Shui Tips for Pisceans for the year 2008

1. Place a basil plant or Sunflower in the East direction and daily water it. It will give you good luck for health.
2. Highlight pink shade in your bed room. You can do this by whitewashing walls in pink hue or using pink bed sheets and curtains.
3. Place a Venus yantra in the South East corner of bed room.

90% of my personality matches my sun sign!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Here is a bit of a weird spooky bit of trivia to usher in Halloween.

Florence Irene Ford Born: September 3, 1861 Died : October 30, 1871

Ten-year-old Florence died of yellow fever. During her short life she was very frightened of storms and whenever one rolled-in she would rush to her mother to find comfort.

Upon her death her mother was so struck with grief that she had Florence’s casket constructed with a glass window at the child’s head. The grave was dug to provide an area, the same depth of the coffin, at the child’s head, but this area had steps that would allow the mother to descend to her daughter’s level so she could comfort Florence during storms. To shelter the mother during storms, hinged metal trap doors were installed over the area the mother would occupy while at her child’s grave.

In this picture you can see the trap doors behind little Florence’s tombstone, which covers the stairway her mother used. They can still be opened today. In the mid 1950s a concrete wall was erected at the bottom of the stairway covering the glass window of Florence’s coffin to prevent vandalism. Kinda strange and spooky, eh?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ive been away for a while but am back with my favourite part of my blog, thats blogging about my special blogger friend ;)i want to thank each one of them for being so good to me.. and for the lovely awards they share :)

I recieved this beautiful gift from our kindest and cutest friend, BLUEDREAMER.. and i want him to know, that he lights up our days! when darkness prevails.. if you want to know more about my cutest friend please read my special blogger friends label :)

This friendship award was given to me by LILYRUTH.. and i want to tell her that i wish her all the best towards her goal :) i am really inspired by her love for dogs you must do your part, by visiting her blogs and helping her to raise funds for the welfare of dogs :)

This valentines day ribbon was given to me by MR VIRUZ.. i want to tell him that hes a wondedrful friend and will go a long way in this blogger world.. just visit his blog right away and see how popular and friendly he is! his blog the hall of fame, is according to me, dedicated to the greatest and famous personalities from past and present :)

The addictive blog award was given to me by BLUECRYSTALDUDE and i'd like him to know that his blog rocks! hes a talented young writer in the making and if you want a daily dose of outstanding humour, passion and honest views.. you must visit his blog to know more and he'll surely link to you :)

I consider the lines below, from NAVIN, as a precious gift because the words touched the core of my heart.i felt that there was someone who understood the person withen me and i want to thank him for posting such kind words about me :) hes truly loving, caring, respects others sentiments and a very sober, no airs guy.. he blogs on useful things like technology,internet tips,fun things and his writing skills attracts visiters worldwide, who turn up to his blog like swarms of bees! visit his blog quickly :)

My another friend Nisha who has not written a poem but a prose. Really inspiring.

NAVIN!.. i started liking his blog when he wrote an outstanding post on prashant, the Indian idol 3.he keeps updating posts on what everyone would rush to read.

To know about Nisha, here is her blog:

Remarks: Nisha has been deliberately tagging my blog on her pages. She is one of the unique friends with no selfishness but with a good heart. Nisha, you know what?, you really are a good person. Personally, I've felt that and I really appreciate your compliments. Thanks a lot.

Thanks navin.. you are one of the bestest best friends i've found in this blogger world :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

"Valentines day" you hear this and your heart skips a beat, your love comes to your mind.. you start cracking your head for ideas, for that dinner you long to take her to or for the party you planned to orginize for your family or the gift your mind told you, would be the best one for him/her.. Cupid is flying around looking for someone to shoot with the love bug but lemme tell you, the day is not only celebrated for those in love, it is meant for whoever you love! as is the trend followed throughout the world today.. whatever, its a few day from now and what, you're out of ideas? oh come on, what am i here for! :)

Nothing beats the traditional bouquet of red roses, a box of Chocolates or her favourite perfume.. A CD of romantic songs will always remind your partner of you.. You two love to chatter, but distance kills you? what about gifting her the latest mobile phone.. What would be better than to gift your beloved air tickets for a weekend trip to your favorite destination! wow.. A nice piece of jewelry is sure to win your beloved's heart but then, its not that everyone can afford diamonds or gold, why not go for silver or even some nice imitation jewelry.. silver is as accepted as gold these days.. Another romantic gift for Valentine's Day is a photo frame.. however, DON'T forget to put a nice photograph of both of you together in that frame before.. Last but not the least,You can gift your partner an entire day with you, which starts with a romantic movie, followed by a warm candle lit dinner and ends with both of you gazing at the moon.. wouldnt that be the priceless gift ever?

Gifting a nice cell phone to your beloved would promise to keep both of you on all-time communication mode.. A wrist watch and wallet can also form a very good Valentines Day gift idea for him as these things are something which he will always keep with him.. If your man is Jewellery lover, then you have the option of gifting him engraved key rings, money clips, cufflinks, men's bracelets, men's rings, lapel pins etc.. Besides the above mentioned Valentines Day gift ideas for him you can also try out your own creative ideas as you are the one who knows him best, ladies!

Buy a white T-shirt for him, Apply a red lipstick and plant kisses all over the t-shirt, Put it in a box, wrap it nicely and send it to him through courier.. Record a Video or Audio CD telling your partner how much you love him/her.. Sending a bouquet of flowers or some other gift through the Internet is another good option.. Send your partner a watch as a Valentine's Day gift.. Attach a note saying, "Now, whenever you look for time, you will think about me".. Last but not the least, the bestest gift for your love one can only be "YOU".. So, plan a holiday and give your partner a surprise by visiting him/her at their place.

Instead of voicing the usual “I Love You” in the same old-fashioned way, try to play with words to see their effect and speak out everything that promises to linger on in the memory forever.. Make sure to spend loads of time together filled with candlelight dinners and clandestine visits to romantic spots.. Fill your surrounding atmosphere with the melody of romantic musical tracks.Scented bouquets of roses, tulips and discrete colorful flowers will work wonders in turning the romantic mood on.

Take time out and host a theme get-together for your close friends/relatives.. tell them they'll have to dress in red, pink or white, the decorations will be in red, pink and white, the food and drinks will be in red, pink and white! use your creative ideas for decorations, use candles, balloons, roses, ribbons, lights. Play interesting games.. have someone dress as cupid too! sounds exciting? your guests will have a blast.. come back and thank me!

read an interesting article i came across
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Dann had given me the five star award a few days ago, its the second one from Dann.. am so sorry for being late.. but then you know i'll always appreciate it, whenever you link to me on your blog.. be it for an award or anything:) thanks so much.. this five star award had made my day, it made my day that day itself and even today and're a great friend always:) read my special blogger friends label, to know more...

The chain of friendship souvenir is so beautiful, all thanks to my friend mr viruz who has created it for his blogger friends.. me being one of them :) of course i am so delightful to have this on my blog and truly out of words to express my feelings.. i would love to pass it to my friends below:) the rest of my friends have already received this souvenir award from mr virus.. congrats, each one of you:)


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Baby Alisha has turned 15 months now! When i had last posted about her(12th month), she could hardly walk. Barely would she stand up, trying to walk and bang! On her bottom she would fall. Finally her attempts have paid off (it takes alot of hard work to finally get going :)) and the toddler has walked her way of out babyhood... Lately, she started doing summersaults! Can you imagine that? But i love encouraging her on that, its alot of fun and play... plus helps to develop her skills.

She doesn’t bother about the computer anymore for the TV seems to mesmerize her. While she loves to watch cartoons and all the bollywood dance numbers, she is no less than a dancing doll! Clicking her fingers and trying to shake just like Aishwarya in the video crazy kya re! Haha that’s my little 15 month old!

A few days ago she cut her lip while hopping around, it bled alot and guess what? My knee was the culprit :( in the night i found her talking away in an inncocent angry babyish tone to my knee, as if complaining “why did you hurt me"??? I smiled, took her in my arms and loved her... babies are that innocent :)

Oh and how she loves talking in her gibberish language, just how as much as we all love listening to her. After all, these days will never come again... she calls every living thing "papa" imagine? The dog, cow, goat or even the baby on TV is her "papa"!! :)

She admires the other baby in the mirror... makes monkey faces, kisses the other babys face and then lifts her hands and legs while wondering why the other baby in the mirror does the same! Even butts the other baby teaseingly ;)

Babies at this age are very troublesome but lesser than what a 12th, 13th, 14th month baby is! Of course tantrums still continue and she butts her head into me if i refuse her anything. I just have to tell her "bye baby, am going" even if am sitting in the same room as her, she'll come walking quickly saying "no no no no"... she cant walk quickly but tries, a few falls and she’s trying again:) but my cutie understands what's right and what's not.. Isn’t she growing big too quickly!!

Baby will get her vaccine this month and i also want to remind other moms and dads to be in time for their babies vaccines... Remember it’s critical for your baby and should be your first priority :)

If you have a baby/toddler.. leave your comments about your little. Am curiously looking foward to hearing about their innocence/tantrums/milestones etc.. And give her/him a tight hug n kiss from me :)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

I came across this news which will get you thinking, do you have a common anscestor too? Aishwarya, our very own bollywood beauty and Anjelina jolie have common anscestors.If a research is to be believed, all people with blue eyes can trace their ancestry back to one person who probably lived about 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea region.

Scientists studying the genetics of eye colour at the University of Copenhagen found that more than 99.5 per cent of blue-eyed people, who volunteered to have their DNA analysed, have the same tiny mutation in the gene that determines the colour of the iris.

Professor Hans Eiberg of the university said he had analysed the DNA of about 800 persons with blue eyes, ranging from fair-skinned, blond-haired Scandinavians to dark-skinned, blue-eyed people living in Turkey and Jordan.

“All of them, apart from possibly one exception, had exactly the same DNA sequence in the region of the OCA2 gene. This to me indicates very strongly that there must have been a single, common ancestor of all these people,” he said.

The study reported in the journal Human Genetics indicates that the mutation originated in just one person who became the ancestor of all subsequent people in the world with blue eyes.

“From this we can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor. They have all inherited the same switch at exactly the same spot in their DNA,” professor Eiberg was quoted as saying by The Independent daily of Britain today

I thought if we went back many many years ago.. all humans have common ancestors??

Friday, February 01, 2008

I had been very excited to have been given this beautiful award by my dearest friend bluedreamer, its my second one and am still flying. I feel so bad that this post had been pending since a few days because, unfortunately am having quite a busy time with my kids which makes posting a bit tougher. But It feels so wonderful when you're a blogger and this is what you get in return by friends who appreciate you.Well bluedreamer is a wonderful blogger friend and i like to visit his blog often. On my first visit to his blog, i was taken aback by the information he has on his blog. He jots everthing about the top five in every catagory.. be it cartoon charactors,movies,music,places,gk etc.. you must stop by! because he also has other things going on in his bluedreamer's paradise!:) A pretty friendly person who never fails to visit and leave a comment on his friends blogs and i must mention, as cute and kind as he is.. it does reflect on his blog too. You will find his friends names/blog links everywhere.isnt that so sweet?

He has created this lovely award for all his blogger friends and i really feel so proud to be one of his friends. Thanks alot bluedreamer.. .. though i am not always able visit your posts in time and leave comments but a proud blogger friend of yours, i always will be:) Thanks once again for this precious award.. It was remain here forever, till my blog exists:)

The way i love receiving awards, i also want to create lovely awards and give away to my special friends, and to those blogs i think really deserve awards. My awards should be so unique for friends because its the appreciation and love that will go into it.. and when placed on a certain blog, it should shine just like the deserving blogger and his deserving blog:)

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