News sense vs nonsense!

by Suresh Nair

This is so hilarious that I just had to reproduce it here on my blog.

Last night I saw Abhishek Bachchan being swarmed by journalists who wanted to know what he planned to do on Karva Chauth. I admire the guts of those intrepid reporters who asked him that question without feeling ridiculous.
I mean, what do you go home and tell your wife or girlfriend—"Sweetheart, guess what, I grilled Abhishek Bachchan today about his plans for Karva Chauth!" As for me, I had better things to do, like asking my wife why she never observed Karva Chauth like all the women in her favourite saas bahu serials and Hindi films.
My wife says she doesn't think it's worth staying hungry for someone like me! I completely agree. Even I wouldn't do it for a nonentity like me! But I can't give in without a fight and remind her that had her mother objected to our love marriage like Chiranjeevi and then gone on national television to bless us, I would have been a celebrity—like Chiranjeevi's relatively unknown son-in-law who has suddenly become a household name! "Maybe then you'd have been forced to observe the fast for me," I pointed out.
"You will still remain insignificant in this world," snapped my wife. "In fact, even if you smoked outside the office of the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication, they wouldn't slap a legal notice on you like they did on Shah Rukh Khan! Not even those lawyers, who drag actors and actresses to court for their own publicity through PILs, will come after you even if you sang the national anthem in reverse!"
By now, I am angry that I hope my life suddenly becomes the target of a sting operation.
"That's it," I roar. "I can't take this humiliation anymore!" So I get up and start walking away. But my wife is not one to surrender that easily and she hurls a revised Gabbar Singh dialogue from 'Sholay' at me, "Jab ladka ladki se jhagda karta hai, toh ma-in-law kehti hai, ‘Bewaqoof chup ho ja nahi toh Saif ajayega’!" [he he he he he ;) ] I am a little flustered but I've to think of something quick. "No problem," I conclude.
"I just hope R R Patil bans cheerleaders from 20-20 cricket and relocates them outside the divorce court!"
And then we're quiet. Because we've run out of news headlines. This fight will have to be continued when there is enough nonsense news in our arsenal to attack each other.

The Dark Candle

by: Strickland Gillilan

A man had a little daughter-an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her ~ she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health.

His best efforts proved unavailing and the child died. The father was totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away from his many friends and refusing every activity that might restore his poise and bring him back to his normal self. But one night he had a dream. He was in Heaven, and was witnessing a grand pageant of all the little child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the Great White Throne. Every white-robed angelic tot carried a candle. He noticed that one child's candle was not lighted. Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his own little girl. Rushing to her, while the pageant faltered, he seized her in his arms, caressed her tenderly, and then asked: "How is it, darling that your candle alone is unlighted? "Father, they often relight it, but your tears always put it out."

Just then he awoke from his dream. The lesson was crystal clear, and its effects were immediate. From that hour on he was not a recluse, but mingled freely and cheerfully with his former friends and associates. No longer would his little darling's candle be extinguished by his useless tears.

Sting traps footsoldiers of Gujarat riots boasting about killings with state support

My heart breaks to just read about Tehalka's sting operation. It is not really a shock because a lot of this has been in discussion before and was always known as probable truth. What scares me is not the religious fundamentalism but the complete inhumanness of these people! I am in loss of words to echo my emotions, only thing I can say is that, being a devout Hindu who understands the preaching of great Hindu saints, this is surely NOT Hinduism.

I really do wish that inhuman organizations like RSS, VHP, BJP and Bajrang Dal dissuade themselves from being called followers of Hinduism and stop bringing bad name to my illustrious religion. These people follow no "religion" they are barbarians not too different from animals.

A lot has been said about Muslim fundamentalist and terror outfits, but in no way we can accept such activities as a reaction to those. I do not in any way accept iota of violence be it any religion in the world. More importantly NO religion teaches violence against innocent!

Down with people who propagate violence.

I remember Gandhiji's saying "eye for an eye will make the whole world blind".

Are children your property?

Well I was quite taken aback by this news item about mega-star of south Chiranjeevi's daughter Srija ran away from home to get married to her long time boy friend Sirish Bharadwaj. Srija told reporters that she was in love with Bharadwaj, a resident of Hyderabad, for the last four years.

Media reports, Mr Sirish Bhardwaj, 22, is a chartered accountant and Ms Srija is also pursuing the same course. “My parents kept me under house arrest for the past one year. Today, I escaped with the help of some friends and got married secretly,” she told reporters. She sought police and media protection as she fears her parents will take her away from her husband.

Well well, surely it is yet another example of (some) parents high handedness and immense selfishness in controlling their children to suit their own ulterior motives.

Taare Zameen Par

Well, I have been following Aamir Khan's blog lately and its moved to
He also released curtain raiser of his new movie "Taare Zameen Par". Check out the video. Looks very promising and especially interesting because this is his first attempt at direction. Having heard so much about his need for perfection, I am quite inquisitive about this movie. The only information available is that the movie is about a dyslexic child! Oh well, is it another "Black"? Hopefully not, I hope its another wonderful kids movie like "Chain khulli ki main khulli"

Well I await :) :D

Tumescent Liposuction

The tumescent technique is a relatively new liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. Because blood loss is minimized during tumescent liposuction, use of the technique reduces the chance that a blood transfusion will be needed. In the tumescent technique, areas of excess fat are injected with a large amount of anesthetic liquid before liposuction is per-formed. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or "tumesced." The expanded fat compartments allow the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed.

Candidates For Tumescent Liposuction

Any person who is a candidate for traditional liposuction is also a good candidate for the tumescent technique. Although the technique can be used on any area of the body, it is commonly used on areas that require enhanced precision, such as the face, neck, arms, calves and ankles. Individuals who have large areas of excess fat may also be good candidates for tumescent liposuction.

Understanding The Risk

Although the anesthesia requirements are lessened and blood loss is minimized with tumescent liposuction, patients undergoing the procedure still face the same risks and cosmetic complications associated with traditional liposuction surgery. There are also risks specifically associated with the tumescent technique. These rare complications include pulmonary edema (the collection of fluid in the lungs), which may occur if too much fluid is administered; and lidocaine toxicity, which occurs if the solution's lidocaine content is too high. You can reduce your risks by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who has adequate experience with the technique.


For many patients, general anesthesia is the best option. For others, the anesthetic contained in the solution combined with sedation may provide sufficient comfort during the procedure. Or, if your doctor feels it's appropriate, the tumescent solution itself may serve as the sole means of anesthesia.

The Surgery

In tumescent liposuction, the warmed tumescent liquid -- a dilute solution containing lidocaine, epinephrine and intravenous fluid -- is injected into the area to be treated. As the liquid enters the fat, it becomes swollen, firm and blanched. Liposuction is then performed on the tumesced areas.

After Surgery

The long-acting effects of the anesthetic solution help to provide pain relief after the procedure and decrease the need for additional pain medication. For the first day or two after surgery, most patients experience swelling in the treated areas, as well as some fluid drainage from the incision sites. Light activity is usually resumed within the first few days after tumescent liposuction; normal activity can be resumed within a few weeks.

Your New Look

Patients are usually able to see a noticeable difference almost immediately after surgery. However, more improvement can be seen after three weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about three months, any persistent mild swelling will disappear and the final contour will be visible.

Patients are usually very pleased with the results of the procedure. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you can help to maintain your slimmer figure or leaner physique.