Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Inner Light

"The longest journey of any person is the journey inward" - Dag Hammarskjold, United Nations Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize

As you see the title talks about the Light within, Mr. Dag Hammarskjold is talking about the Journey towards the similar light too.

If you are in the quest for Spirituality, This article that you read further will surely be surely an eye opener to begin the search within. This artcile was published in the Magazine called 'Hinduism Today' Sep-Oct 2001 Issue.

Happy Reading...

The Inner Light

Among the parties and fireworks, let us not forget the real meaning of Deepavali


"From falsehood lead me to truth, from darkness lead me to light, from death lead me to immortality." Nowhere else is the symbolism of these lines from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad better expressed than in the celebration of Deepavali. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights and abbreviated to Diwali in contemporary usage, Deepavali is the most important festival for the world's Hindu population. With its arrays of lighted lamps, firecrackers and festivities, Deepavali transforms the desolate, fall moonless skies by filling them with laughter, happiness and radiance.

Like other religious festivals of the world, Deepavali is associated with several different legends and has deep social and spiritual significance. It is primarily known for the worship of the Goddess Lakshmi, who symbolizes wealth and prosperity. In North India, it is a commemoration of Lord Rama's triumphant return to Ayodhya after vanquishing the forces led by Ravana. In South India, Deepavali is celebrated in remembrance of Lord Krishna's victory over Narakasura. In addition, it marks the end of the rainy season and the harvesting cycle, and therefore it is also the festival of the Kharif or new crop.

Whichever story one might prefer, Deepavali celebrations all over the world are universally marked by majestic fireworks, a variety of cultural programs, a spirit of sharing and brotherhood, and, most importantly, the lighting of lamps (deepas) in several rows (vali) inside and outside the house. It is these luminous deepas that contain the essence of Deepavali. Just as light dispels the darkness of the night and shows the right path to a weary traveler, the lighting of lamps on the night of Karttik Amavasya, when the new moon is in Tula or Libra, symbolizes the victory of goodness over evil, justice over injustice, light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance.

Since the beginning of time, spiritual aspirants have sought light as the culmination of their journey. What is this internal, divine light of which the deepas on Deepavali night, or those set before the family deity during morning and evening prayers, are only an external representation?

One of the most illustrious conversations on this subject can be found in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, wherein King Janaka of Videha, whose courtroom was famed for spiritual discussions conducted by the most distinguished rishis of his time, once asked of Sage Yajnavalkya: "Revered Sage, enlighten me! What is the light of man? What is it that allows him to function in this world?"

Yajnavalkya gave a simple and straightforward answer. "The sun is his light, O King!" he said. "If there were no sunlight, people would be unable to perform their duties in this world. By the light of the sun activity is possible, and it is by the light of the sun that one sits, moves about, completes all work and becomes content." In a series of questions, Janaka presses the sage on the issue, finally asking what light there would be in the absence of all external manifestations. Yajnavalkya gave a very revealing answer. "O King Janaka!" he said. "Know that when everything else fails, the Soul, the inner Self, will be the guide. It is the Self that will be the light."

This light, which is equated with the Supreme and supposed to be the consciousness of life, is expressed as follows in the Chandogya Upanishad (3.13.7): "There is a Light that shines beyond all things on Earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest, heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart."

Unfortunately, we are oblivious to it most of the time. Even when we read and hear about its presence, we are unable to see the Light, mainly because this flame, which the Vedas say is tinier than the tiniest of atomic sparks and hidden in the innermost chamber of the human heart, is now covered by layers of grossness, complexities and impressions. Also, due to our outward-turning senses, tendencies and attachments to the fruits of action, we are unable to turn our eyes inward at least not until compelled by external circumstances. But we must be able to do so somehow, if the lower self is to become one with the Ultimate Being. But this union is not as easy as it appears in words. The journey is filled with obstacles: darkness and ignorance, misleading visions.

In Arjuna's vision of Lord Krishna in His Cosmic Form on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, the experience of the transcendental Reality is associated with brilliance, splendor and light: "If a thousand suns should rise all at once in the sky, such splendor would resemble the splendor of that great Being . Then Arjuna, who was filled with amazement, whose hair was standing on end, bowing his head to the Lord with joined palms, said: 'With infinite power, without beginning, middle or end, with innumerable arms, the Moon and Sun being Your eyes, I see You, the blazing fire Your mouth, burning all this universe with Your radiance.'"

Fascinating and awesome as such visions might be, even the experience of light ought not be the final goal. If that were so, the Bhagavad Gita would have ended with the Eleventh Teaching. But it does not. According to Krishna Himself, the supreme state is that which the Sun does not illumine, nor the Moon, nor the fire, for it is the Light of Pure Consciousness. These words are analogous to those found in the Svetasvatara (6.14) and Katha Upanishad (5.15). "There the Sun shines not, nor the Moon, nor the stars; lightnings shine not there and much less earthly fire. From His light all these give light, and His radiance illumines all creation."

In the modern era, Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur for almost fifty years taught meditation on the "divine light in the heart," according to the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga. In Voice Real, he writes, "Every saint has used the word light and that is the best expression for Reality. But that creates some complication, because when we talk of light, the idea of luminosity becomes prominent, and we begin to take it as glittering. The Real Light carries with it no such sense and may be represented as 'light without luminosity.' It refers only to the real substance or, more appropriately, to 'substanceless substance,' which is associated with neither light nor darkness, but beyond both."

It is painfully evident that words and descriptions of spiritual Light can convey only so much. As Babuji says, understanding comes by intuitive capacity and practical experience in the spiritual field.

We should be celebrating the Festival of Lights in renewal of our quest for that spiritual Light. But today, few, if any, attach such reverence to the occasion. Instead, it has become a night of entertainment, gambling, pleasure and consumption. Just as the candles and electric lights of modern society have gradually replaced the traditional deepas, the focus of the prayers has shifted from the journey from darkness to light to the quest for fortune and wealth.

To appreciate the spirit behind this festival and pass on its significance to others, one needs only to consider the traditional lamps that are popular even today in the small towns and villages of India. These deepas represent the four essential elements that are required in the seeker: detachment (the clay container), devotion to the Lord (the oil), prayer and meditation (the cotton wick), and spiritual wisdom (the matchstick to light the lamp). It is noteworthy that on Deepavali the first lamp is lit with a matchstick, after which that lamp is used to light the whole array of lamps inside and outside the house. The first lamp symbolizes divine effulgence, while the other lighted lamps represent the light in individual hearts. Together, they reiterate the eternal truth pronounced in the Vedas: "The One willed to become the Many."

As the flames of all these lamps burn brightly and reach upward through the entire night, they show the possibility that, with the removal of darkness, grossness and ignorance, the tiny flickering light in our hearts can also shine brightly, illumining the whole universe. May we all progress speedily to the highest levels of spirituality from darkness to light, and beyond.    

Rama Devagupta, Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University, is a full-time mother and freelance writer on parenting issues and spirituality. She teaches the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga as a preceptor of Shri Ram Chandra Mission (, and lives in Houston, Texas, with her family.

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Courtesy Hinduism Today

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Vegetarian BBQ

Have you ever tried a Vegetarian BBQ Item? No right? If you are looking for a Recipe something for vegetarian follow the steps given below... Its always interesting to try out something new,

Veg Skewers

Ingredients :
2 onions peeled and quartered
2 tomatoes, hollowed and quartered
2 capsicums, deseeded and quartered
2 carrots boiled, sliced into 1" chunks
2 potatoes boiled, peeled and quartered
10-12 large cauliflower florettes
10-12 large cubes firm paneer
1 1/2 cups curd marinate (refer)
Chat masala, sauce, ketchup to serve

Method :

Home Work: Boil cauliflower lightly, drain and pat dry.
Marinate all vegetables, one by one for 15-20 minutes.
Except for cauliflower and tomato, (only 5-7 minutes each)
In the end, use remaining marinate to coat the paneer cubes.
Transfer each vegetable to the refrigerator, after marinating.

BBQ Work: Heat barbeque well in advance, to get the coals burning well when required.
To cook, poke each vegetable and paneer in a skewer in turns.
Start with tomato and end with paneer and cauliflower.
Keep hard veggies like potato, onion, carrot in centre.
Place on the barbeque and turn while roasting.
When the marinate dries and veggies sizzle, they are done.
Sprinkle chat masala and serve hot.

Vegetarian BBQ Meat On Skewers

Veg (soya) Slice Meat 150g
Asparagus (sectioned) 100g
(1) Salt 1 tsp(tablespoon)
Corn Starch 1 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Minced ginger 1 tsp
Preserved Taro 2 tsp

1 Soak veg sliced meat in water until soften
Drain and squeeze excess water from the veg sliced meat.
Marinate with ingredients (1) for ½ ~ 2 hours .
2 2 Deep-fry marinated veg sliced meat till fragrant.
3 Roll the deep-fried sliced meat with asparagus, thread them with skewer, place on dish. Roll the rest of the veg sliced meat, to serve.

Try out and let me know how it was...

Deepavali Specials from Vasantham Central

Deepavali is nearing, So Is the exciting Program? Just click on the image to know more about exciting programs for Deepavali in our Vasantham Central TV Channel.

The Other Side of Superstar

Many of us heard that our Superstar often makes his trip to Himalayas, Here is an article about it. Hmmm, Now that He fits into my quote '50% Material & 50% Spiritual'. He really lives this balanced life I suppose. Click on the images to read this interesting article.

Rajinikanth's Second Daughter...

Have you seen Rajini's Second Daughter? Here it is... Pictures taken at Aishwarya's Valaikaapu (Want to know about what is Valaikaapu & How its done? Click Here). I wonder how come she never came into acting...

Monday, September 25, 2006

What the Signature Implies?

The various types of Signatures you come across & the attitude of at person are listed below :

These persons are very confident and are good personalities. They are a little bit selfish but believe in "Happiness of human life"

These persons are considered to be Romantic, can easily change their fiancees as if they change their clothes. They prefer beauty in other persons & they themselves try to look beautiful. They easily attract others.

These persons are more inclined towards classical arts, simple & are very cool. If you loose faith with them, then these persons will never look back at you. Hence its always better to be careful with these people.

These persons enjoy their life in their own way, never pay attention to others views. These are considered to be good natured but are selfish too.

These persons try to be very smart, hide each & every matter, never say anything in straight forward manner, never pay attention to the other person of what he/she is talking of.

These persons are considered to be intelligent but never think. These people change their ideas & views as fast as the wind changes its direction of flow. They never think whether that particular thing is right or wrong. You can win them just by flattering them.

These persons are very kind to us, have a good heart, selfless, are ready to sacrifice their life for the sake of their near & dear ones. But these seems to think a lot and may get angry very soon.

These persons are very kind hearted, can adjust themselves to any environment & to the person they are talking. These persons are very firm on their views & posses a lot of will power.

Hello, finished comparing your signature? Now tell me does this match your character?

It is in your Blood...

According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

TYPE O : You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.

TYPE A : You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

TYPE B : You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.

TYPE AB : Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

Blood type and RhHow many people have it?
O +40 %
O -7 %
A +34 %
A -6 %
B +8 %
B -1 %
AB +3 %
AB -1 %

You Can Receive
If Your Type IsO-O+B-B+A-A+AB-AB+
A-YES   YES   
B-YES YES     

Learn Simple Chinese

Sometimes its really good to learn the local language at least a little bit. If you wanna learn some little bit of Chinese, Here are some words for you. Click on the image given below and learn couple of words and to greet your Chinese Friend...xie xie...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Colors of Rainbow

My heart leaps up when I behold A Rainbow in the sky:
- William Wordsworth

Are you a Lover of Nature's Beauty? here is a beautiful scene for you that was captured when The Nature unfolded its Glamorous Look...

February 2, 2006 Rainbow at Elam Bend (McFall, Missouri)

On this day a rare February Rainbow was seen here in Northern Missouri at sunset. This rainbow was visible over much of the area and was noticed by many people. It was seen as a partial bow in some areas and completely full and even double in others depending on where the rain was falling. The photos on this page were taken at the Elam Bend Conservation Area near McFall, Missouri. As narrated by the Photographer who took this shot,

As I pulled the truck up next to one of my favorite trees I looked over my left shoulder and there sat the most vivid rainbow that I had ever seen. It appeared to me to be about a 100 yards away or maybe even closer. I was unable to get a great shot at first. I couldn't get out of the truck with the camera because it was still raining fairly hard. I didn't want to get water on my lenses. This is my first shot. I can't remember whether it was taken in the truck or standing outside. Due to the low altitude of the setting sun the red color of this rainbow was more vivid than the other colors. Notice that the colors of the secondary rainbow are opposite in order of the primary rainbow colors with red appearing on the inside of the bow. Also notice that the sky inside of a rainbow is much brighter than the area outside. For more information about rainbows go HERE.

This is a close-up of the photo above. It shows the apparent close proximity of the right flank of the rainbow. That tree line is about 1500 feet away from me as measured on an aerial photo. I have never seen a rainbow this close before other than one created by artificial sources of water such as a garden hose or sprinkler. NOTE: No pot of gold was found as a result of this event.

A fisheye lens view of the rainbow including the old tree near the road. The hill behind me put part of my surroundings in shadow. This was my first ever shot of a complete rainbow. No other camera or lens that I have ever owned was capable of taking such a shot where both flanks of the rainbow were seen all the way down to the ground. As an added attraction this was a double rainbow.

This is a photo of the left flank of the rainbow. The rain had moved beyond the tree line at this point. These tall trees are on the southern bank of the Grand River as it runs to the east near Elam Bend.

I moved closer to the tree with the fisheye lens for this composition. The secondary rainbow is still there but is disappearing fairly quickly.

As the rain moved on and the rainbow dissipated the view was still picturesque to the east. Notice that a small portion of the rainbow (primary and secondary) is still visible on either side of the tree paralleling the trunk.

A ghostly red hue lit up the landscape as the sun disappeared below the horizon.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Positive Side Of Life

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day, and know that someone who thinks you're great has thought about you today!..

Working for God on earth does not pay much, but His Retirement plan is out of this world.

Got anything more to say? Please leave your comments

Nas(ugh)ty Kid

Little Bobby came into the kitchen where his mother was making dinner. His birthday was coming up & he thought this was a good time to tell his mother what he wanted.
"Mom, I want a bike for my birthday." Little Bobby was a bit of a troublemaker. He had gotten into trouble at school & at home. Bobby's mother asked him if he thought he deserved to get a bike for his birthday.
Little Bobby, of course, thought he did.
Bobby's mother, wanted Bobby to reflect on his behavior over the last year.

"Go to your room Bobby & think about how you have behaved this year. Then write a letter to God & tell him why you deserve a bike for your birthday."
Little Bobby stomped up the steps to his room & sat down to write God a letter.

Letter # 1

Dear God,
I have been a very good boy this year & I would like a bike for my birthday.I want a red one. Your friend.

Bobby knew that this wasn't true. He had not been a very good boy this year, so he tore up the letter & started over.

Letter # 2

Dear God,
This is your friend Bobby. I have been a good boy this year & I would like a red bike for my birthday. Thank you. Your friend Bobby

Bobby knew that this wasn't true either. So, he tore up the letter & started again.

Letter # 3

Dear God,
I have been an "OK "boy this year. I still would really like a bike for my birthday.
Bobby knew he could not send this letter to God either. So, Bobby wrote a fourth letter.

Letter # 4
God, I know I haven't been a good boy this year. I am very sorry. I will be a good boy if you just send me a bike for my birthday. Please! Thank you, Bobby
Bobby knew even if it was true, this letter was not going to get him a bike.

Now Bobby was very upset. He went downstairs & told his mom that he wanted to go to church. Bobby's mother thought her plan had worked, as Bobby looked very sad. "Just be home in time for dinner," Bobby's mother told him.

Bobby walked down the street to the church on the corner. Little Bobby went into the church & up to the altar. He looked around to see if anyone was there. Bobby bent down & picked up a statue of the Virgin Mary. He slipped the statue under his shirt & ran out of the church, down the street, into the house & up to his room. He shut the door to his room & sat down with a piece of paper & a pen.
Bobby began to write his letter to God.

Letter # 5


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Can you see something?

Read the below text if you can...

Not possible to read anything? then follow the guidelines given below the code.

Now try pulling the corner of your eyes as if you can open your eyes only one third..

It works n u can read it......Check it out!

Close yor eyes almost 90% so that you can actually read it..

Amazing huh???

Amazing Facts

  • Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from stop producing tears. Try it next time you chop onions!!!!!!!!!!
  • Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!
  • Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name.
  • Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bite.
  • The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.
  • To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
  • Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.
  • Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
  • It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.
  • Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  • Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.
  • Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.
  • At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
  • There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
  • Cats, camels and giraffes are the only animals in the world that walk right foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot,left foot...
  • Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.
  • The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  • In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watchand make it look like it's smiling.
  • The color blue can have a calming affect on people.
  • Depending upon the shade, the brain may send up to 11 tranquilizing chemicals to calm the body Leonardo da Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously. Now we know why his pictures were exquisite!!
  • Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).
  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it's head are the rabbit and parrot.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age
  • The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start.
  • Electricity doesn't move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
  • All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses; some of them just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  • Raw cashews are poisonous and must be roasted before.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

When I was Young...

When I was small I was very mischievous!

I used to break rocks with my head

Used to play with Basketball !

Used to Take a ride on Comodo Dragon!

Swim with my Dolphin!

Give bath to my Ajgar!

Used to Challenge the police!

Even make a Lion get frightened!

Used to Race with cars!

Go skating!

Always Made new friends!

Surf on the waves!

Now I am s/w engg!
I Just sit on a chair!!!

360 Degree View from Mt. Everest

This is a 360 degree view from a top of Mt. Everest! Fantastic!
Most of us would never have seen this
What would it be like to stand atop the tallest mountain on Earth?
Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant plateaus, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky. Please click on the image and scroll horizontally

Some More info about Mt. Everest, It stands 8.85 kilometers above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot, a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made it to the summit.

Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the above image. Mt. Everest lies in the Himalayan mountains in the country of Nepal. In the native language of Nepal, the mountain's name is "Sagarmatha" which means "forehead of the sea."

Feeling like going for a Hike?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Difference b/w Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions

Case 1:
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

And what did the Russians do...??
They used a pencil.

Case 2:
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan's biggest cosmetics companies.

The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

Moral: Always look for simple solutions. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems. Focus on solutions & not on problems. This is how we can make difference in us from others too.

10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits

1. No Breakfast

People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain "causing brain degeneration".

2. Overeating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking

It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption

Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution

The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation

Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping

Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness

Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts

Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely

Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

Know the Power of Punctuation

An English professor wrote the following words on the chalkboard:
 "A woman without her man is nothing"
He then asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of the males in the class wrote:
 "A woman, without her man, is nothing."

All the females in the class wrote:
 "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Human Body Problems & Solutions

For any problem there is always a solution, Here we shall get to know about the problems (sickness) created in our Human Body and how to overcome it the problem. Please click on the image that is displayed below.

Monday, September 18, 2006

What is unique about Kamal?

Simply coz,

  1. Only actor to get 4 national awards and three International Awards
  2. Four national award for Nayagan, Indian ,Moonram pirai and Kalathur Kannama.
  3. Three south Asian International Best Film award for Virumaandi, swati muthayam, saagar sangamam
  4. First actor in Indian cinema whose 7 films made an official entry to Oscar, this itself a record. None other but only kamal
  5. First and only actor in Indian cinema to be awarded with 18 Filmfare Awards. Even Dilip kumar has only 14 Filmfare awards.
  6. Times magazine listed Nayagan film in the top 100 greatest Films ever made. No other south Indian actor gets that accolade.
  7. He was also awarded fourth highest civilian award - The Padmashree
  8. Recently he was conferred an honorary Doctorate by Sathyabhama Deemed University
  9. His self production company Raj Kamal after giving Block Buster Movie Kuruthi Punal, Aboorva Sagodhargal, Raja Parvai etc declared a turn over profit of Rs.450 million
  10. His dream project Maruda Nayagam was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth 2.
  11. Started a new company Raj Kamal Audio to drive Corporate of all his film commitments
  12. First actor in world to transform his fans club into Social Service Organization (Known as Narpani Mandram not Rasigar Mandram)
  13. He and his Organization has donated 10000 eye pairs. Kamal distributed 10000 kg rice to Poor , gave free foot wear to the needs, etc
  14. Our actor was given 100 Crores by a politician to join their political party but Kamal refused it. He is simply the best
  15. Only Tamil actor who does take Tamil movie to other states and make it hit. Never do it the other way round.
  16. Several other films of Kamal has bagged many national awards
  17. Two Andhra State Awards
  18. 7 or 8 Tamil Nadu State Awards
  19. Kalaimamani - by TN Govt
  20. Kadhal Ilavarasn - by gemini ganesan
  21. Puratchi Mannan - by K.B
  22. Super Actor - by Panchu Arunachalam
  23. Kalai Gnani - by Dr.M.Karunanidhi
  24. Universal Hero - by K.S.Ravikumar
  25. The Fuel Instrument Engineers (FIE) Foundation, (Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra ) has conferred "F.I.E" award of Greatest Indian of our time. Till now only 5 Indians has got it including TATA.
  26. Chennai Rotary Club awarded 'Sirantha Manithar' Award.
  27. Conferred Dr. A.T. Kovoor National Award (2004) for Humanist Activities and Secular Life. The award is instituted by Bharatheeya Yukthivadi Sangham (Rationalist Association of India ).
  28. First actor as a director to launch the inauguration of film for the first time at Madurai . A remarkable new trend to Tamil film industry which launches all its film at Chennai.
  29. For the first time ever Intel corporation has entered into a partnership with Kamal Hassan to introduce and promote Digital Entertainment in Indian Cinemas. Intel is working with only Kamal in India .
  30. Only actor in Indian cinema to give 5 mega hits in a year 1982 including Tamil and Hindi
  31. Only actor in India who has the courage to act in so many different languages and has found success.
  32. His film Marocharithra ran 1000 days at Kavitha theatre in Bangalore
  33. Ek Duje Ke Liye is still an all time great film in Hindi, which ran for more than 350 days. A remarkable achievement by a Tamil Actor & K.B
  34. First and only Actor conducted All India Fans Conference at Coimbatore in 1985
  35. Completed 100 Films at the age of 27.
  36. First Actor donated his body to Madras Medical college after his life on 15.08.2002.
  37. First Indian film "Raja Paarvai" to introduce animation and visual effects.
  38. First film "Michael Madana Kamarajan" to have Face MorphingTechnology in Tamil Film Industry.
  39. First Indian film "Indian" to have make-up men from USA .
  40. First Indian film "Mangamma Sabatham" to have computer graphics used in a song.
  41. First film "Sakalakala Vallavan" to run 1000 continuous House Full shows in chennai.
  42. "Guna Cave" name came to that cave in Kodaikanal after the film Guna filmed there
  43. In his life span he has faced minimum of 34 fractures while doing stunts in films. This shows his dedication to the art
  44. Only actor in the world to have received 171 awards (both including national and international awards)
  45. Only Tamil actor to have acted with other legends like MGR ,Sivaji, Gemini Ganesan,
  46. Only actor in the world performing in 10 different rolls though his current movie Dasavatharam.
  47. List goes on...

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