Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~*~Happy New year~*~

2008 is going to finish

Now, we need to face 2009

There may be risks involved

We may need to face roadblocks

So stay alert

Share time with friends

Jump over obstacles

With care

And caution

Face challenges

Remember to laugh



Make new friends

Above all…be ready for adventure

Stick together

And you will be able to go far

Very far…..

Well, not quite that far….

Always take time to smell the flowers

Don’t forget to relax and enjoy

And don’t forget those who likes you very much Happy new year-2009 wishes

~*~Happy New Year~*~

H I T   I M A G E

Thursday, December 25, 2008

3-Are we friendly with our life?

Travel smart

Hotels that Help

With Check Out for Nature you and every guest staying at a Leading Hotel of the World have the opportunity to make a real difference for our planet.
Whether you go to the beaches of the Mediterranean or the pristine landscape of the Arctic, how you travel can have a huge impact on the environment.

  * Make tourism and conservation compatible - the money you spend on your trip helps determine the development and direction of tourism. Use your money to support reputable, 
  conservation-minded tour operators and suppliers.
  * Learn about the culture and customs of the areas you will visit before you go.
  * Visit parks and nature reserves - visitor demand and tourist expenditures support existing protected areas and can lead to the protection of additional nature. 
  Get any necessary permits before visiting nature reserves or other protected areas. Leave these areas as you found them and do not disturb the wildlife there.
  * View and photograph wildlife from a distance and remember that in the optimal wildlife viewing experience, the animal never knew you were there. Suppress 
  the natural temptation to move too close and respect signs of distress such as alarm calls, distraction displays, laid-back ears, and raised hair.
  * Respect the environment, stay on trails during hikes, do not remove plants or feed animals, and never litter. At the sea do not take any corals, shells, dried fish, 
  starfish, sea-fans and other marine souvenirs - removal can seriously disrupt ecosystems. Navigation in reef water needs special care - do not anchor on reefs 
  which can be easily damaged.
  * Reduce your air travel
  When you travel to your holiday destination by plane you are contributing to significant emissions of climate change causing carbon dioxide. Take vacations nearer to home, 
  or get there by other forms of transport such as train, bus or boat. If you have to fly, consider buying carbon offsets to compensate for the emissions caused by your flight.
  * Reduce your car use - choose other ways to get around like trains, buses or bikes. Share taxis and take shuttles to and from the airport. Check out tips on how you can save fuel, 
  money and help nature!
  * Respect local culture, traditions and religious places. Insensitive behaviour such as taking photographs of people without their consent, or failure to observe local customs, 
  can cause offence.
  * Conserve water - take showers rather than baths, and use a refillable water container, sterilising water when necessary, rather than buying bottled water.
  * Limit energy use, including your use of air conditioning and hot water. Turn off all lights and taps when you leave hotel rooms.
  * Minimise your use of personal care products and detergents to wash linen, and reuse your hotel towels and bed-linen. Dispose of sanitary waste properly. 
  Don't flush cotton buds, condoms, tampons and plastics down the toilet - or you might just find them on the beach next time you visit.
  * Reduce the impact of your recreational activities by avoiding sports which have a significant harmful impact on the environment or choose more progressive 
  establishments (e.g golf courses which recycle water).
  * Recycle newspapers, magazines and your beverage containers (many can be returned for refunds), and reduce the number of bags, napkins and disposable cups you use 
  when you eat fast food.
  * Choose lodgings that have effective waste treatment systems, that recycle, that are energy efficient, and, where possible, that use environmentally friendly energy sources 
  such as solar energy or hydroelectric power.
  * Respect rules and regulations, pay attention to signals and behave responsibly (e.g do not light fires where it is forbidden).
  * Say "No" to Bad Souvenirs
  Some souvenirs could end up costing a lot more than you paid for them.
  Think twice before you buy any products made from any endangered species, including animal hides and body parts, tortoise-shell, ivory, or coral - they could be illegal.

Out shopping

Shopping bag
Be demanding
If organic items or eco-labelled goods are not available from your local shops, ask for them.
Businesses do listen to their customers. We have the power to change the selection of products that are available to us. So make shop managers aware of your demand for eco-friendly products.

  * Take your own bags to the shops to carry home your groceries and shopping.
  * Look for products that have less packaging.
  * Buy organically grown fruits, vegetables, cotton clothing, and hemp-fibre products.
  * Don't buy bottled water if you know your tap water is safe - transporting water from its source to the supermarket shelves is an expensive waste of energy. And the plastic and glass bottles 
  add to the already-high mountains of rubbish that we produce. Find out from your municipality about your tap water. If you do buy bottled water, buy from a local source (read the labels) and 
  buy water that comes in recyclable glass or plastic.
  * Choose biodegradable cleaning products so that the chemicals have fewer negative impacts on the soil and water system.
  * Buy the most energy-efficient household appliances you can afford.
  * Use recycled paper.

In the garden

Careful Lighting at Night

Artificial lighting at night can significantly disturb and endanger certain nocturnal animals - including birds, turtles and reptiles.
But by using different light fittings, turning some lights off, or lowering their brightness - you can help minimise the impact we humans have.

What you can do:

  * Collect rainwater to water your flowers.
  * Let part of your garden grow freely and see what wild flowers appear.
  * Plant local species of trees.
  * Never take plants or pick flowers from anywhere in the wild.
  * Buy bulbs from cultivated stocks only (ask the shop or gardening centre for advice).
  * Stop using chemical pesticides - try to use natural products instead.
  * Try to attract birds to your garden as they eat aphids and other gardeners’ pests.
  * Use traps, parasites, and natural predators such as ladybirds.
  * Use plants that repel insects. Some herbs and flowers - including basil, chives, mint, marigolds, and chrysanthemums - mixed in with other plants, help keep pests away.
  * Use disease-resistant and pest-resistant plants.
  * Use Neem oil and mix it up with some garlic oil (which you can make it home) to spray on tree trunks and diseased plants and shrubs. This works like a charm on pests, bacteria and fungus.
  * Remove the weeds by spraying them with something to adjust the pH (acidity) in the ground around them. Perhaps use some vinegar directly on the most stubborn ones.
  * Use organic compost and mulch to improve soil health and reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
  * Don't use peat in your flower beds and vegetable gardens (peat is taken from ancient bog land, destroying some of our most precious wildlife areas). Instead, make your own compost with grass clippings and vegetable scraps from the house.
  * Choose drought tolerant plants like Nepeta Six Hills Giant (Catmint). It looks like huge lavender flowers but uses very little water.
  * Pick only drought or Xeriscape friendly grass seeds that don't require as much as water to maintain.
  * Don't use electrical equipment like leaf-blowers as they consume so much energy for so little gain. Use a rake instead - it's better for your health too!
  * Never pour antifreeze, oil or other chemicals on the ground, into storm sewers or down the drain. Take these toxic substances to your local waste disposal facility.
  * Don't buy garden furniture or decking made of tropical hard wood - mahogany for example .
  * Take time out to sit out in your backyard with friends and family, and appreciate the beauty of nature!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2-Are we friendly with our life?

How you can help the environment in your daily life

At home, shopping or in the garden - you can make a difference.
Even the simplest everyday activities can make a real difference to the environment. So follow these simple tips and take action for our living planet.

In your home

* Turn off equipment like televisions and stereos when you're not using them. That little red standby light means they're still using power - and that means a contribution to global warming.
* Save water:
- turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
- collect the water used to wash vegetables and salad to water your houseplants.
* Recycle your paper, glass, plastics and other waste. Call your local government to find out if they offer a collection service.
* Use rechargeable batteries.
* Send e-greetings instead of paper cards.
* Help reduce the world's rubbish dumps - don't use "throw-away" products like paper plates and napkins, and plastic knives, forks, and cups.

In the living room and bedroom


* dry cleaning wherever possible
* synthetic carpets, carpet underlay or upholstery with synthetic foams, foam rubber, latex or plastic coverings, because these emit VOCs
* air fresheners, go for fresh air - open your windows! If you can’t do that, use natural odour eaters such as a bowl of baking soda, or natural fragrances such as potpourri


* carpets from organic natural fibres such as wool, cotton, rattan or jute
* machine washable clothes and clothes with fewer chemical treatments such as stain repellents

In the bathroom


* cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes with synthetic fragrances
* long-term use of permanent hair dyes, especially those carrying a warning "can cause an allergic reaction"


* beauty products such as soaps, shampoos, conditioners and hair care products made from natural ingredients
* fragrance-free products
* unbleached toilet paper and sanitary products

In the kitchen


* tinned food products
* chemical air fresheners or heavily scented cleaning products such as dishwashing liquids, floor cleaners and washing powders
* cling film when reheating or cooking food in the microwave
* microwaving food in plastic containers unless they are designed for that purpose


* organic products whenever possible
* fresh, frozen or dried food rather than tinned food;
* a water filter to reduce the levels of chemical contaminants in drinking water
* non-vinyl flooring


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

~*~ are we friendly with our Life ? ~*~

Are we friendly with our enviornment ?

Hello friends......

हमारी जिंदगी तेज रफ्तार से बदल ते समय के साथ कदम मिलाती गुजर रही हे .....अपनी निजी जिंदगी की व्यस्त ता के साथ हम समय से ताल मिला के अपनी हॉबी के अनुसार काम bhi कर लेते हे मगर बदल ते समय के साथ दुनिया से कदम मिलाते हुए हमने ये नही सोचा की कुछ और भी बदल रहा हे ....
जी हा ....पर्यावरण ... सही पहचाना आपने .....कुदरत ने जो सुंदर वातावरण दिया हे हमें उस को हम जाने अनजाने भी बदल ते चले हे ....हमारी जरूरतों ने उसे बदल ने में सहयोग दिया हे ....जाने अनजाने हम भी ग्लोबल वार्मिंग का हिस्सा बन चुके हे और हमें पता ही नही चला की जो सुध्ह वातावरण हमें मिला था अब इतना सुध्ह नही रहा ... हवा प्रदूषित हो चुकी हे यानि हमारा प्राणवायु प्रदूषित हे और हम उसको हमारे शरीर में जहर के तौर पर इस्तमाल
कर रहे हे ....हम सबने अपना हिस्सा दिया हे वातावरण को प्रदूषित करने में ....मगर अब हमें ही फ़िर से जागरूक हो के जो गलती हमने की हे उसे सुधारना हे ...मुश्किल नही हे बहोत आसन हे ...बस थोड़ा सा समय नीकाल ना हे ....और हमेशा सतर्क रहना हे हमारी जिम्मेवारी के प्रति ....अनजाने में जो गलती हमने की हे उसे सजाग रह कर सुधारनी हे ....its simple...... में भी तब जान पाया ये सब जब मेरी अज़ीज़ दोस्त शमा से मुलाकात हुई उसकी activities के बारे में जाना , जी हा शमा से कुछ दिन पहले मुलाकात हुई और उनकी activities के बारे में जान कर जब पता चला की वो Eco friendly environment के लिए भी काम करती हे .....
तब मुझे मेरी जिम्मेवारी का ख्याल आया ....सोचा की मेने भी तो पर्यावरण को बिगाड़ ने में हिस्सा दिया हे ...तो क्यूँ ना हम ऐसी कोशिश करे जिस से हमारी ये धरती माँ पर जो अत्याचार हम आजतक करते आए हे ...जो सह्जिकता से उस पर जुल्म ढाते आए हे .....उस में रोक लगे और आने वाली पीढी को हम अच्छा वातावरण दे पाए ......शमा से पूछा की वो क्या करती हे Eco friendly enviornment के लिए तो उन्होंने कुछ बाते बताई......

yeh friends to ham dekhe Shama kya kehti he.....

Tips from Shama.....

1) Eco friendly bags ( शौपिंग, गिफ्ट wrapping आदी के लिए ) ही
इस्तेमाल करती हूँ . बनाती रहती हूँ और लोगोंको भेंट भी देती
हूँ की वो रेच्य्क्लिंग कर सकें . प्लास्टिक और कागज़ का इस्तेमाल ना करें .
जिसमे किसी को गिफ्ट दिया , वो उसे फिर इस्तेमाल कर सकता है , और
किसी को देनेके लिए . हर किस्म के shapes में बनाती हूँ ...किताबके लिए ,
स्वीट्स के लिए सारीस या शर्ट के लिए , जेवेल्ल्लेरी के लिए ...छोटे बड़े
सब आकर . पानी की बोत्त्ले जिस में दल के बड़े स्टाइल से ले जा सको
ऐसी भी बग्स बना टी हूँ .

2) अलग ,अलग societies में जा के गीला और सूखा कचरा अलग करने का
आग्रह करती हूँ . Vermiculture के गड्ढे बनवान देती हूँ जानकारों की
हेल्प से .

3) रास्ते पे या ट्रेन में कोई कूड़ा डालता है थूंकता है तो मई
निडरता से उसे कह टी हूँ ," इस देशको तुम "भारत माता " कहते हो
हिना ?" जब अगला "हाँ " कहता है तो मई कह टी हूँ <" तो तुम्हें अपनी
माँ पे थूंकना , या कूड़ा डालना अच्छा लगता है ? आर्मी या पुलिस के
जवान इस धरती पे अपना खून दल्तें हैं ...ये धरती हमारे
शहीदों ने खून से सींची है , और तुम उस पे थूंकते हो ?"

4)पेडों को बचने की जी जान से कोशिश करती हूँ .

Aap log bhi apne sujhav de......

You can help to switch off global warming and start today - by using clean energy and cutting down on wasted energy.

some tips.............

Energy efficient lights use only around one-quarter of the electricity to prove the same light as a conventional light bulb.

1. Switch to renewable energy

Buy non-polluting green electricity from your electricity company. If they don't sell it, can you change power companies to one that does? Get your school, company or community to
buy renewable energy, too.

2. Buy energy efficient appliances

If you're buying a washing machine, refrigerator, dish washer or oven, buy the most energy-efficient model you can afford. They might be more expensive but they pay for themselves
through lower energy bills. The same is true for office equipment like computers, copiers, printers.

3. Fluorescent lamps are cheaper in the long run

Replace the lights you use most with compact fluorescent lamps. They cost more than ordinary lamps but you end up saving money because they use only around one-quarter of the
electricity to prove the same light. And they last four times as long as a normal light bulb!

4. Avoid stand-by and turn off lights

Turn off televisions, videos, stereos and computers when they are not in use - they can use between 10 and 60% of the power they use when on "stand by". Turn off lights when you
don't need them - it saves energy already after a minute or two. Turn off computer screens when you take a break.

5. Wash economically

Use the washing machine or dish washer only when you have a full load. Use washing powder suitable for low temperature washes and use economy programmes.

6. About your fridge

Don't leave fridge doors open for longer than necessary, let food cool down fully before putting it in the fridge or freezer, defrost regularly and keep at the right temperature.
Where possible don't stand cookers and fridges/freezers next to each other.

7. Getting around and on your way to work and school

When you want to make short journeys, try walking! Use a bicycle for short trips and local shopping. It keeps you fit too and is fun too! Make more use of public transport,
such as buses and trains, for longer journeys. Share care journeys with work colleagues or friends - up to a third of car mileage is accounted for by the drive to work.

8. About your car

If you have to buy a car, buy a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly one. This will save you money and keep more CO2 from going into the atmosphere. Make sure that your
tires are inflated correctly - this can save you 5% on the cost of your petrol. Turn off your engine when waiting in your car.

9. Reduce your air travel

When you travel to your holiday destination by plane you are contributing to significant emissions of climate change causing carbon dioxide. So take vacations nearer to home,
or get there by other forms of transport such as train, bus or boat. If you have to fly, consider buying carbon offsets to compensate for the emissions caused by your flight.

10. Enjoy the sun! :-)

Fit solar panels on the roof of your home. Turn your own home into a clean power station!

We can all do something right away.
And if we all do, something will undoubtedly change.


(courtsey wwf)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

~*~A Beautiful Love story which will touch your Heart~*~

There was once this guy who is very much in love with his girl. This romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl.

Although, at that time he was just a small fry in his company, his future didn't seem too bright, they were very happy together. Until one day, his girl told him she was going to Paris and will never come back. She also told him that she cannot visualize any future for the both of them, so they went their own ways there and then...

Heartbroken, the guy agreed. But when he regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging his body and mind just to make something out of himself.

Finally with all the hard work and the help of friends, this guy had set up his own company .

You never fail until you stop trying. One rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize they were his girl's parents.

With a heart in getting back at them, he drove slowly beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan. He wanted them to know that he wasn't the same any more; he had his own company, car, condo, etc. He made it! What he saw next confused him, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and so he got out of his car and followed...and he saw his girl, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone and he saw his paper cranes right beside her...

Her parents saw him. He asked them why this had happened. They explained, she did not leave for France at all. She was ill with cancer. She had believed that he will make it someday, but she did not want to be his obstacle... therefore she had chosen to leave him.

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. She had wanted her parents to put his paper cranes beside her, because, if the day comes when fate brings him to her again...he can take some of those
back with him...

Once you have loved, you will always love. For what's in your mind may
escape but what's in your heart will remain forever.

The guy just wept...The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside her knowing you can't have her, see her or be with her ever again....... ..hope you understand.

Find time to realize that there is one person who means so much to you, for you might wake up one morning losing that person who you thought meant nothing to you.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

POWER OF LOVE - a story

A long time ago in China , a girl named Li-Li got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Li-Li found that she couldn't get along with her mother-in-law at all.

Their personalities were very different, and Li-Li was angered by many of her mother-in-law' s habits. In addition, she criticized Li-Li constantly.

Days passed, and weeks passed. Li-Li and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting.

But what made the situation even worse was that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, Li-Li had to bow to her mother-in-law and obey her every wish. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Li-Li's poor husband! d great distress.

Finally, Li-Li could not stand her mother-in-! law's bad temper and dictatorship any longer, and she decided to do something about it! Li-Li went to see her father's good friend, Mr. Huang, who sold herbs.

She told him the situation and asked if he would give her some poison so that she could solve the problem once and for all.

Mr. Huang thought for awhile, and finally said, "Li-Li, I will help you solve your problem, but you must listen to me and obey what I tell you."

Li-Li said, "Yes, Mr. Huang, I will do whatever you tell me to do."Mr. Huang went into the back room, and returned in a few minutes with a package of herbs. He told Li-Li, "You can't use a quick-acting poison to get rid of your mother-in-law, because that would cause people to become suspicious Therefore, I have given you a number of herbs that will slowly build up poison in her body. Every other day prepare some delicious meal and put a little of these herbs in her serving.

Now, in order to make sure that nobody suspect you, when she dies, you must be very careful to act very friendly towards her. "Don't argue with her, obey her every wish, and treat her like a queen." Li-Li was so happy.

She thanked Mr. Huang and hurried home to start her plot of murdering her mother-in-law.

Weeks went by, and months went by, and every other day, Li-Li served the specially treated food to her mother-in-law. She remembered what Mr. Huang had said about avoiding suspicion, so she controlled her temper!r, obeyed her mother-in-law, and treated her like her own mother.

After six months had passed, the whole household had changed. Li-Li had practiced controlling her temper so much that she found that she almost never got mad or upset. She hadn't had an argument with her mother-in-law in six months because she now seemed much kinder and easier to get along with.

The mother-in-law' s attitude toward Li-Li changed, and she began to love Li-Li like her own daughter. She kept telling friends and relatives that Li-Li was the best daughter-in- law one could ever find. Li-Li and her mother-in-law were now treating each other like a real mother and daughter.

Li-Li's husband was very happy to see what was happening. One day, Li-Li came to see Mr. Huang and asked for his help again She said, "Dear Mr. Huang, please help me to keep the poison from killing my mother-in-law. She's changed into such a nice woman, and I love her like my own mother. I do not want her to die because of the poison I gave her."

Mr. Huang smiled and nodded his head. "Li-Li, there's nothing to worry about. I never gave you any poison. The herbs I gave you were vitamins to improve her health. The only poison was in your mind and your attitude toward her, but that has been all washed away by the love which you gave to her."

HAVE YOU REALIZED that how you treat others is exactly how they will treat you? There is a wise Chinese saying: "The person who loves others will also be loved in return." God might be trying to work in another person's life through you.

If you LOVE someone....

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

we must read and always remember







Lt. Saurabh Kalia


Capt.Vikram Batra
Param Vir Chakra(Posthumous)

Grenedier. Yogendra Singh
Param Vir Chakra

RFN .Sanjay Kumar
(Param Vir Chakra)

Major Padmapani Acharya,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)
Of the 2nd Battalion of The RAJPUTANA RIFLES

Lieutenant Balwan Singh,
Maha Vir Chakra
Of the 18th Battalion of GRENADIERS Regiment

Major M Saravanan,
1 Bihar

Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya,
Sena Medal (Posthumous) (22 YEARS)

Captain Saju Cherian,
Sena Medal
307 Medium Regiment

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)
Of the 12th Battalion of JAMMU AND KASHMIR Light Infantry

Captain R Jerry Prem Raj,
Vir Chakra (Posthumous) ,
158 Medium Regiment

Major Sonam Wangchuk,
Maha Vir Chakra
Of the LADAKH Scouts

Officers & Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles pray before going into battle, to get back Tololing Top. Behind the jawan in the foreground (with a 5.56mm INSAS rifle) is Captain Vijayant Thapar . His face is partly hidden and is seen sporting a beard. Lieutenant Thapar laid down his life, in the capture of Tololing Top and was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously for his valour.

Major Padmapani Acharya, 2nd Rajputana Rifles, leads his men into battle after the successful capture of Tololing Top. The 2 Raj. Rifles' next assignment was to capture the Knoll mountain feature in the Black Rock area, which is in the Drass sub-sector. It was here, that Major Acharya laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army on 29 June 1999. He was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, posthumously .

Making the way through narrow valley

The Leh-Batalik road is as notorious as the Srinagar-Kargil road. At its beginning lie staging areas, at its end fierce fighting and often, death. Jawans patrol the rugged slopes near Batalik. For them, there is little time for rest and little time to think, always poised on the edge of action.

Capt.Vijayant Thapar (Robin)
At the age of only 22

His Last Letter to his parents

Moments before the final assault Capt. Vijyant Thapar (Robin) left this letter at the war front base, to be handed over to his family.




Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, remember their 23 comrades who fell in the decisive battle for the Tololing Top. The battalion earned four Maha Vir Chakras, one of India 's highest medals for gallantry, three of them being awarded posthumously.

Captain (Dr.) Rajshree Gupta, Army Medical Corps (AMC), salutes the tricolour-draped coffin of her husband, Major Vivek Gupta of the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, who died fighting the enemies.