Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fashion shoes spring

Open shoes, sandals and laces, bands, strips of leather, these are the trends for spring / summer of this year 2010. Heels, gray and neutral colors of the main protagonists.

One of the objects of desire for women are definitely the shoes. Like and say something to us, even when they are sports. And one can certainly define an accessory, even if they are relegated to this category. So do not wait, when you change the season of curiosity, to see and buy. We begin to poke about what awaits us at the foot for the next season.

Heels remain high plateau, open toe and laces, laces, laccini ankles or used to wrap the foot. Some trunks and boots summer, fabric or canvas transparent. Perhaps the novelty are the colors: blue, red and colored fantasies, but also gray, beige and old rose. Some black for the evening.

Blugirl emphasizes the ankle, heel and plateau and many shoes with ankle strap, even with a red "I love you" on a white background.
Footwear ValentinoD & G does not abandon the black, but praised him with canvas mesh that reveals the foot, stopped at the ankle straps or ribbons.
Shoes with black lace stiletto heels instead for Valentino.
Max Mara uses gray and beige in detail boots summer, very close to those of the Can Can, with wide heel and braid intertwined.

Gray in all its shades is best expressed by Emporio Armani, who with his classic days associate the color with elegant shoes that wrap around the foot held by buckles and laces. Armani also proposes the shoe that last season did rage, bringing back to the '80s: the dancer. Colored in green, blue, pink, shiny fabric and extremely flat.

Gucci uses flat sandals with wide belts and straps that wrap the foot, making boots that wrap around to the knee, with shoes Gucciaperture through the use of strips of leather with the same style here and the heel 10 is a must. For shoes with plateau heels and always complete opening at the tip, always taking advantage of the tangled web of straps and thin cross sections, possibly with black jewel detail for the evening and gray for the day. Leather and suede materials used.
Braccialini, the mark of Florence, dedicated to the sea and the cities of the sea (Camogli model, Lerici, Amalfi ...) its new collection: ballet, flat sandals with flower detail the central, high-heeled sandals, blue and brown colors predominate, details as in his colorful style and heels round. Your line is further creative and wedges in rope and fabric, with applications that take over of the awards, making melody to the sea and the rental or tomatoes.

And the big brands spend more fashionable for everyone, but retains the trends of high fashion designers who have also designed for H & M and Zara (see Jimmy Choo). Hazel boots, beige, gold laces, or discoveries that leave the toes and all strictly with high heels. Resists any dancer who has, however, special colors and designs. It now serves only the arrival of spring to be able to choose which of these creations we want to wear.

Monday, March 22, 2010


The feet are the part that we see less of our body but not for that reason less important. We must proporzionarloro due attention to keep them in harmony. Care Hygiene washing them daily and use a pumice stone while bathing to flake off the sole of the foot and heels to prevent callus and harshness.

After they have washed, dry them carefully, especially between the toes, because the moisture makes the appearance of mushrooms. Idratali with special creams that do not lose their softness and elasticity. Use talc antitranspirante.

Do not use shoes or slippers without socks in summer or if you walk a lot, because the excessive moisture in the feet can cause injuries and infections. Here we come to give you some advice for the care and hygiene of the feet.
Do not use the same socks for more than a day if you are perspiring, and regularly wash their shoes. Being barefoot on a clean surface to aid circulation. Choose the appropriate footwear. Should not tighten any of the fingers or be uncomfortable in heels or soles. Do not abuse the shoes with high heels or those who have no arc defined as slippers.

If you notice the appearance of severe hardships or note changes in color or thickness of the skin, consult a podiatrist. He will help you improve the health of your feet.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Moon and Poet

The moon began to tell me what the night sky,
What strange creature is man!
problem its own problems as,
And then Jagta restless, not sleeping.

You know how old I am?
I've been looking for Manu Jnmte - die
And you a million times - the crazy one
Moonlight on the right to sit in the dreams.

Man's dream? Of water that bubble
Today and tomorrow, then split is made
But, still holding blessed person then?
Bubble plays, poetry creates.

I did not bid but my tonality,
See the moon again! You know me?
Dreams are my bubbles? Is that water?
What is the fire you do not recognize?

I do not who dream only right,
Strangled him make fire fighting,
And on that foundation will keep the new house,
Such a wall will raise steel.

No Manu, Manu - son in front of it, which
Edge is imagined in the tongue,
Ideas are not the only arrow,
Dream is also a sword.

To inform the emperor of heaven and --
They are climbing the sky every day,
Stop, remain as to the Swpnwalon,
They only have been heading to heaven

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Common nutrition myth

Myth : Potato chips count as a vegetable.
Fac : While potatoes are found in the vegetable group, potato chips are not. Potato chips are extremely high in fat and should, therefore, only be eaten occasionally.

Myth : "Starve a fever, feed a cold," or is it "feed a fever, starve a cold"?
Fact : Neither! Fevers and colds both require adequate nutrition. While children may not have an appetite for many foods when they are sick, it is still important to frequently encourage food and fluid intake.

Myth : Chocolate and fried foods cause acne.
Fact : Research has not shown a connection between the consumption of chocolate and/or high fat food intake and the appearance of acne. Acne is primarily associated with hormonal changes in adolescence.

Common Myths & FactsMyth : Fish is brain food.
Fact : Fish provides many excellent nutrients and is an excellent food choice. However, it does not have any special effects on brain development or learning.

Myth : Sugar causes hyperactivity.
Fact: Sugar has not been shown to cause hyperactivity. A modest intake of sugar is acceptable in the context of a balanced, nutritious diet.

Do you want to go through life feeling tired, needing a nap after you've eaten, overweight, bloated and overfull, nauseous, with intestinal gas, cramps or pains in your stomach, belching after you've eaten, with heartburn, constipation, foul stools, dull and slow thinking, depressed, highly emotional and so forth? If not then it's time to take a good look at what you're eating and not eating, how you're combining what you're eating and what you are drinking. In so many ways we are deeply affected on many levels by what we eat.

What we eat can make the difference between really enjoying a day and dragging ourselves through a day without any sense of joy or fun. What we eat affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It's not easy to have a loving and caring attitude when feeling fatigued, bloated, buzzing around from a sugar high or just feeling rather down and ill and not knowing why.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Smokers have lower IQ

Cigarette smokers have lower IQs than smoking Non smoking, and the more a person, the lower their IQ will be recruited according to a study of more than 20,000 Israeli military.

Noted Dr. Mark Weiser and colleagues at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, that young men smoked a pack of cigarettes per day or more had IQ scores 7.5 points lower than in nonsmokers. "Young people with lower IQ scores can be used for programs to prevent smoking to be targeted," they conclude in the journal Addiction.

Although there is evidence of an association between smoking and lower IQ, many studies on intelligence tests given in childhood, abandoned, and also have people with mental and behavioral disorders who smoke, and both tend to have rather low IQ, Weiser and his team found .

For a better understanding of the smoking-IQ relationship, the researchers looked at 2.0211 men who were 18-years-old and recruited into the Israeli military. The group does not contain all with large mental health problems, because these persons are excluded from military service.

According to the researchers, 28 percent of study participants smoked at least one cigarette a day, about three percent said they were ex-smokers, and 68 percent never smoked. The smokers had significantly lower scores of intelligence tests than non-smokers, and this remained true even after researchers concluded for socioeconomic status, how many years of formal education accounted for a recruit's father was measured. The average IQ was about 101 for the Non smoking, while smoking is 94 for men before they had begun the military.

The IQ steadily declined as the number of cigarettes smoked increased from 98 for men, The one to five cigarettes a day for up to 90 for those who smoked more than a pack per day smoked. IQ scores from 84 to 116 are shown as average intelligence.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Amla Powerful Rejuvenating Herb

Amla is perhaps the single most of ten mentioned herbs in Charaka Samhita. The Amla plant is a middle sized tree commonly found in the mixed deciduous forests in India, Srilanka, China and Malaya ascending to 1,500m on the hills.It is often cultivated in gardens and home orchards.

It has reputation as a powerful rejuvenating herb. The fruit is reputed have a high content of vitamin C of any natural occurring substances in nature. Actually, the principal chemical constituent of Amla is vitamin C (650-900 mg/100g). The fruit juice contains about 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. It also contains tannins (5%), glucose minerals like iron phosphorous and calcium.

A research team discovered that when Amla is taken regularly as a dietary supplement, it counteracts the toxic effects of prolonged exposure to environmental heavy metals such as lead, aluminium and nickel. These metals are prevalent in the environment of industrialized countries.In another research studies, the pro-oxidant or oxygen radical scavenger qualities of amla-suggest that it is also very effective in lowering the risk of may cancers.

Studies indicate that the naturally occurring vitamin C is easlier for the body to absorb than synthetic vitamins and the presence of the tannins presents the oxidation of vitamin. The naturally occurring vitamin C may be ten times beneficial to the body than synthetic vitamins.Other studies show that amla increases red blood count and hemoglobin percentages.
The dried fruit reduces cholesterol levels, indicating that amla is safe to consume on along term basis.

Amla also reduces unwanted fat because it increases total protein levels this is due to its ability to create a positive nitrogen balance and it also significantly reduces cholesterol level cholesterol induced atherosclerosis (obstruction of the arteries), making it a useful natural product to fight obesity.

The Amla fruit has acrid, cooling, refrigerant diuretic and laxative properties. Dried fruit is useful in haemorrhage, diarrhoea diabetes and dysentery. In combination with iron it is used to treat anameia, jaundice and dyspepsia. Fermented liquor prepared from the fruit is used in jaundice, dyspepsia and cough.

Other study shows that it prevented atheroma (degeneration of the artery walls due to fat and scare tissue) further more, amla has exhibited considerable effect in inhibiting the HIV virus which ultimately results in the disease AIDS.

Therefore, one can draw the conclusion that amla is good for almost everyone on a regular basis as it reduces or eliminates the risk of environmental pollutants, normalizes cholesterol, reduces unwanted fat, cures ulcers, reduces or prevents cancer, has the highest content of vitamin C of an natural source, detoxifies the body, regulates digestion, has inhibiting effects against the HIV virus, promotes metabolic function and can produce these results in a dried, natural unprocessed form. The only thing that could possibly be better than amla for a daily herbal supplement is the Triphala formula, of which amla constitutes one third.

Monday, February 8, 2010

3 Idiots Mistakes

At the outset, I will honestly admit that like Raju and Farhan who were upset about Rancho being a topper while they were only mediocre; I , as a film director working in what we now call Bollywood, am extremely envious of Raju Hirani’s astounding success as a film maker. I use the word ‘Envy’ and not ‘Jealousy’, because envy makes you want to push yourself up to be like one who is more successful, where as jealousy makes you want to pull down one who is more successful. So when I point out the loopholes in plot, motivation or characterization in the otherwise brilliant screenplay of three idiots, my purpose should not be misunderstood.

Like everyone else, I was also blown away by the sweep of this thoroughly entertaining film when I went to see it for the first time. Within a week, I went to see it again to imbibe the craft of its writing as I have admired the collaboration of Abhijat Joshi and Raju Hirani in both Munna Bhai movies and now 3 idiots. I have tremendous respect for a film maker whose film appeals to both the classes and the masses because the tastes of the two demographics are so far apart especially in what each group finds funny. When a film maker and writer team is able to score a hat-trick with their humour, you have to tip your hat and salute their achievement. To somehow dissect that magical element embedded in their screenplay, I went to see 3 idiots again. This is when I found the three loopholes which I am surprised that the writers didn’t bother to plug, even though I am not surprised that the audience glossed over them. Here they are:

1. Loophole in Plot: For ten long years, neither the two idiots, nor the dean’s daughter, bothered to go through college registration papers of Rancho, which may have had a false identity for Aamir as Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad, but would certainly have had his address as Chanchad Estate in Simla. As a matter of fact there is a scene where Virus admonishes Raju by saying that Rancho’s father’s monthly income has so many zeroes that even if you take away a few nothing will change in his life whereas Raju will be in serious trouble if he didn’t graduate. So, the dean is fully aware of Rancho’s father’s wealth and status. It is safe to assume that all that information is in his college registration documents. Even if we buy the fact that a gardener’s son was presented as Shyamaldas’s son, as no one knows what he looks like, it is difficult to buy that his Simla address is not in the application, and it took ten years and a chance appearance in the background of a photo snapped of Chatur’s secretary on a visit to Simla, for everyone to realize that Rancho is in Simla and therefore the three classmates show up there to look for Chanchad Estate. If they had done so after Rancho left the campus and didn’t keep in touch with his mates and girlfriend (because of the promise he made to Mr.Shyamaldas), they would have found out in a few weeks what they learnt after ten years and plot wouldn’t have moved to the second half of the film.

Now that I have pointed to the problem, I have a suggestion for plugging this loophole, as already a setup was done by giving Rancho the duplicate key of Dean’s office to copy the exam paper. If at that time, Rancho had also removed his file from that office, we would accept that after he left college, he couldn’t be traced.

2. Loophole in motivation: Second loophole was that of the motivation of Dean’s daughter played by Kareena Kapoor. When Rancho had so cleverly demonstrated to her the shallow attitude of her fiance whose ring she returns after calling him an Ass, after ten long years, an accomplished doctor and a beautiful woman can’t find anyone else but the same jerk to marry whom she gullibly accepts by thinking he must have changed. Even if she didn’t go looking for Rancho by going through his college application papers, she would have gotten many other offers from possible suitors or better still, would have chosen to be a career woman.

As it is, story wise, this ten year gap was too long. In this day and age of information technology, fortunes can change in an year; so at the most five years would have served the purpose of the story.

3. Loophole in Characterization: Third loophole was in the characterization of Professor Viru Sahasrabuddhe. The name suggests that he is a Maharashtrian. I went to IIT, Bombay and had many Maharashtrian professors including one called Sahasrabuddhe . Unfortunately, Boman Irani as Viru Sahasrabuddhe had no trace of Maharashtrian in him. His clothes, styling, accent, as well as his home and his daughters were completely cosmopolitan. If anything, he looked like an eccentric Parsee. I understand that the joke was in calling him Virus but then he could be Cyrus Dastur and still be called Cyrus the virus.

The film’s unprecedented success doesn’t need a stamp of approval from any one, but as a lifelong student of Cinema, and because of the high esteem I hold the team which made this charming and meaningful film, what I have done is an academic exercise in dissecting what seemed like a flawless screenplay, otherwise consistent in its own logic, with every setup having a clever and satisfying payoff.

In spite of what I have pointed out in this blog, ALL IZZ WELL.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Seasonal Fruit Eating

Seasonal eating is an admirable goal, but if you live in a climate that can't grow tomatoes and avocados all year long—and are still accustomed to seeing those warm-weather fruits and veggies at your supermarket even with 3 inches of slush on the ground—it can be hard to know what's available and when. Find your favorite foods on this list and see where they grow and when to buy them for peak freshness.

1. Apples: In North America, apples are in season from late summer through the fall; if you're buying them in the spring or summer, they're imported.

2. Oranges: The two major kinds of oranges—Valencia and Naval—are in season consecutively, so you can find them all year (Valencias in summer and Navals in winter); however, these juicy fruits grow in Florida, Arizona, and other warm climates, so they're not local if you live where it snows.

3. Bananas: Bunches grow best where it's humid and tropical—though the Rainforest Alliance points out that, in the U.S., they're only grown in Hawaii, so no matter when they're in season, they're not local for most of of the country.

4. Peaches: Most peaches turn up ripe in mid-summer—the middle of July through August—and they grow best in areas with mild winters and dry summer; they are produced by more than 29 states, so there's a good chance you can find them near you.

5. Cherries: Look for these in the summer—June through August. Like other stone fruits (peaches and plums), cherry trees thrive throughout most of the country (except the Northern Midwest).

6. Plums: In the US, plum season is from May through October; look for Japanese versions until August and the European varieties afterwards—from the same regions as peaches and cherries.

7. Grapes: Red and green grapes grow mostly in California, and are in season during the second half of the year—but due to the fruit's need for a mild climate, you're unlikely to find them grown commerically—and locally—in northern and eastern parts of the country.

8. Strawberries: This is an easy one: we all know strawberries are a summer treat. This means that if you're seeing them in the store in the fall, winter, and early spring, you're probably buying imported or greenhouse-grown versions.

9. Raspberries: While raspberries will grow in most parts of the country, the main production areas are in California, Washington, and Orgeon—though this doesn't mean the ones at your store aren't local (check the packaging). These sweet berries bloom from April to November.

10. Pears: Most of the country's pears are grown in the Northwest—California, Oregon, Washington—showing up on supermarket shelves in July and staying through January. However, the fruits will grow in most of the country, so you might find them at your farmer's market.

11. Lettuce: Love salads? Use the freshest local lettuce in spring and summer, when greens are plentiful. Since it grows well in containers, you can find lettuce as local as "from your own windowsill" throughout the year.

12. Arugula: The crisp bite of arugula is a welcome change from standard butter, leaf, and romaine lettuce; look for it in the spring (or, like lettuce, plant it in your own containers year-round).

13. Tomatoes: The reddest, juiciest tomatoes come off the vines from June through August; if you live in cooler climates, look for them locally during those months (buyers in warmer climates can keep an eye out all year).

14. Cucumber: Made of more than 95 percent water, cucumbers are the perfect summer cool-off vegetable—and, since they're in season from May through July, it's easy to find them during the hottest days.

15. Celery: You can find celery grown all year in warmer states like California, Texas, and Florida—but if you aren't lucky enough to live in one of these sunny locales, look for it locally in climates with mild days, cool nights, and plenty of rain.

16. Carrots: Peak carrot season is fall and winter—October through April—which is why the root vegetables are such a key ingredient in soups, stews, and sauces. Most of the country's carrots come from California, Colorado, Michigan, and Florida, but the farmers in the north and east can harvest smaller batches in the early fall.

17. Kale: This hardy green can grow almost anywhere, but if you like a stronger flavor, wait for the fall leaves; some sites even recommend waiting until after the first or second frost, so you should be able to find it through late autumn.

18. Beets: Yellow, red, white, and striped beets come into their prime in late summer and early fall, and are sturdy enough to grow across the country.

19. Sweet Potatoes: Most sweet potatoes come from the Southern states, since they thrive with 4-6 months of warm weather, but people living in the north can harvest smaller batches in the fall, when spring-planted vines are ripe.

20. Winter Squash: As opposed to summer staples like zucchini, patty pan, and yellow squash, the cold-weather versions—butternut, acorn, spaghetti—ripen toward the end of the growing season, in September or October.

21. Garlic: These bulbs grow best when they have some cold weather to fight off: Plant garlic cloves in the winter for harvesting in July or August. If you live ina warm climate, you can get specific varieties that wlicill survive the heat; these may be ready to harvest earlier than those in cold climates.