Monthly Archives: October 2010

Eat less – look better – be healthier

Health and Fitness has now become one of the major issues today. Earlier humans used to hunt for their living, due to which their body had to undergo a lot of physical exercise.

PEOPLE-SEARCHING-FOR-FOOD

This made their life active and alert but now, life has become more simple and easy. Everything we need is just a phone call away.

Easy-life

This easy life has restricted us to do such physical exercise which is required to keep the body fit and healthy. We get instant, spicy and variety of food which lacks in nutrition. Nutrients are necessary for the proper functioning of mental, physical, metabolic, chemical and hormonal activities.

Research says the very main reason for obesity is that over eating and loss-of-control eating; eating in the absence of hunger; motivation to eat. Obesity is defined as a condition of being significantly overweight.

Obesity

If you are wondering where to start when it comes to your own list of diet or lifestyle challenges to tackle, the only statement you should remember is I should eat less to be healthy”.

Eat less

Eating less doesn’t mean that you should not take your regular diet, it just mean that you should avoid taking junk foods, calorie rich foods like soda, juice and also instead of taking high quantity of food you can take less amount of rice with high quantity of fruits and veggies which acts as a rich form of boosters and as you know it’s very good for health and also protects you from overweight.

Disadvantages of becoming Overweight
Being overweight will add to your woes of being flat-footed. It is therefore advisable to lose weight to avoid pressurizing the lower limbs.

  • Fat people are unable to walk properly and they have leg pains and backaches frequently.
  • Many cardiovascular diseases, asthma, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, diabetes, Osteoarthritis, lack of sleeping, Gallstones, Physical Discomfort.
  • The fat layer in the body acts as an insulating layer and causes irritability in hot weather.
  • There are chances of getting cancer during obesity.

overweight-people-exercising

Exercise and Fitness

Simple fitness exercises can help to have a active and also a healthy life. Stretching exercises can help in many ways in mainting a fitter body. While trying exercises choose the right fitness trainer. Health and Fitness can make many differences in life. Healthy living is all that everyone needs and to achieve that we have to follow certain exercises, foods and the main most thing is maintenance of food log.

exercise and fitness

By maintaining a food log we will be able to know what we are eating, how can we reduce our body fat, how can we be healthier and the list goes on.

The main most Quotes you should note is that in morning time you should eat like a king and in night time you should eat like a beggar.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

Navaratri – the festival of nine nights and ten days

Navratri is mainly a hindu festival which takes place usually in the beginning of October. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit. Navratri is also known as Durga Puja. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti devi will be worshipped.

Navaratri
Navaratri

The Navaratri festival or Nine Nights festival becomes ten days festival with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami.

It is exciting to note that the household who organizes the golu arrangement and prayers try to maintain their regional ethnicity. Golu tradition is followed primarily in Tamil Nadu in India. While the grown-ups enjoy recollecting their memories of Golu in Tamil Nadu, youth have a chance to take part and learn about Navarathri . This is my mam�s house golu, looks nice na!!!

Golu arrangement for navaratri
Golu arrangement for navaratri

The total nine nights is splitted into three days for durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

First three days

Durga meaning Power, the goddess is separated as a spiritual force, matha durga is also known as Kali, as she destroys all the sin we do. I personally suggest you join with your parents in worshipping “Ma Durga” at least during this Navaratri time. She will give auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge, and other potent powers for you to cross every hurdle of life.

Maatha-durga
Maatha-durga

Second three days

Lakshmi is portrayed as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands represents the four ends of human life:

  • dharma, the right things we do
  • kama – desires
  • artha – the wealth
  • moksha – the liberation from the cycle of birth and death

. The Mother is believed to secure her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows. She is treated as a giver of spiritual wealth.

asta-lakshmi
asta-lakshmi

Final three days

The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the goddess of knowledge, Saraswati. Her four hands represents the four aspects of human personality in learning; mind, intelligence, alertness and ego.

saraswathi
Goddess Saraswathi

Eighth day is traditionally Durgashtami which is celebrated in Bengal.

Saraswati puja will be performed on the 9th day in some parts of South India. Ayudha Puja is conducted in many parts of South India on the Mahanavami (Ninth) day. Weapons, agricultural implements, all kinds of tools, equipments, machinery and automobiles are decorated and worshipped on this day along with the worship of Goddess.

Ayudha-pooja
Ayudha-pooja

The 10th day is celebrated as ‘Vijaya Dashami’. Many Schools in south India used to start teaching Kindergarten children from that day onwards. Schools that are closed for Navarathri will be re-opened on this day.

In North India, as the ending ceremony of Ramlila which is conducted during Dussehra, the dummy figuring of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghanada are burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil forces on the ‘Vijaya Dashami’ day.

Raavan dahan
Raavan dahan

Let us pray well, everyone in this world worships power, Durga, because there is no one who does not love and long for power in some form or the other.

We hope that this year Navaratri will gives all of us good knowledge, will power and good wealth. Smiley

Go India Go !!!!!!!!!!!

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event which will be held once in four years and features competitions involving thousands of privileged athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games is the 19th Commonwealth Games and the ninth to be held under this name. The Games are being held in Delhi – India, as we all know Delhi is one of the lovable and beautiful places because of the lotus temple, Taj mahal, India gate, amazing forests and so on.

Famous places in Delhi
Famous places in Delhi

CWG is scheduled from October 3rd to 14th October 2010. The opening ceremony of CWG took place on 3rd of October 2010 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. This marks the first time the Commonwealth Games have been held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia .

CWG-Ceremony
CWG-Ceremony

The preparations for the Common Wealth Games (CWG) games received criticism in news media due to issues like heavy rains, floods, infrastructural compromise, broken or missing installations in the athletes’ village, preparation delays etc… These issues grew into a big fire which leads to the withdrawal of prominent athletes and adduction of widespread corruption. The only thing is that no nations withdrew and the games started on time. A widely-praised opening ceremony helped improve the name of the games.��

CWG-lightCeremony

CWG-lightCeremony

India received appreciations from many countries who were criticizing India for the CWG issues. These grand appreciations had given India a good foundation for Olympics bid in future. Few days after the start of the game, focus has been automatically turned over to the sports side.

Common-wealth-Marathon

Common-wealth-Marathon

India begins day 7 in CWG with its 20th gold. As of now Australia is there in the leading position with 48 gold in their hand, , England is there in the second place with 20 gold, we are in the third place with the same 20 gold which is being followed by Canada. We Indians are now mainly depending on our shooters once again, who provided 50 per cent of their gold medals in the first four days, to help India stay ahead of England and Canada.

Go India Go.

Boom….Boom…Boom..Roboda…Roboda!!!!!!

Enthiran Rajini
Enthiran Rajini

Today morning when i just came by the side of the theatre, i happened to see Rajnikanth sir’s poster was bathed in over hundred litres of milk and also thousands of people have been roaming around the cinema hall to catch the first day, first show of Endhiran. While talking about Rajni sir we are just forgetting about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Though Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning and acts most convincingly, Endhiran is full and full a Rajnikant show from starting to end.

Endhiran-Posture
Endhiran-Posture

As till i heard the film’s story revolves around a scientist’s struggle to control his own creation of an android robot whose processor was raised to such a higher standard, in order to give it the ability to grasp and generate human emotions, from further sociological mishaps. After setting its eyes on a pretty woman, the robot develops love for her, who also happens to be the love interest of the scientist, which creates a conflict between the two. The film got released today i.e on(01-10-2010) worldwide along with its dubbed versions. The film is named as Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telugu. True to Rajini style, the climax of the film is being the mother of all climaxes.

Hmmm to tell about the make of the film we all know that Enthiran is a science fiction film co-written and directed by Mr.Shankar. The film features Sir Rajinikanth in dual roles, one as a science professor and another role as a superintelligent android robot.

Endhiran-Robo
Endhiran-Robo

Aishwarya Rai and Danny Denzongpa play other lead roles whereas Santhanam, Karunas, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini, and Cochin Haneefa plays supporting roles. After nearly a decade of hard work, the film was shot completed in two years since 2008. This big budget film is produced by Mr.Kalanidhi Maran, a business legend. This film is known to be the most expensive film in Asia till now. This film also haves the credit of grtting the largest worldwide opening for an Indian film, during its release. Music was composed by A. R. Rahman, the Oscard award winner and R. Rathnavelu handled Cinematography.

The film shooting began on February 15 2008 in Chennai. The first schedule of the film commenced on September 2008 at Peru, where a song sequence casting Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai was shot under the choreography of Raju Sundaram at the Machu Picchu, the song is Kilimanjaro song and it’s a very famous number.

Kilimanjaro song sequence
Kilimanjaro song sequence

Other scenes for the song were finished off in the United States and Brazil. The shooting for the second schedule continued in the Indian state of Goa, where the initial portions were filmed for ten days. The third schedule for the film shot in Himachal Pradesh for a song, which then followed the scenes being in and around Chennai.

During the final day of filming on 7 July 2010, the entire cast and crew members, including Mr.Kalanidhi Maran, Hansraj Saxena, took part in a celebration party which recalls and show respect for the the completion of the two-year filming process.

Fans like us have taken a day off from work to make sure to see this first show. I am a huge Rajnikanth sir’s fan. I wanted to book my tickets in advance but couldn’t. All the tickets were sold out. Anyway am not ready to leave this am just running out to try the availability of tickets at least for next week.Smiley