Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The God of Justice

Today's Scripture

“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18 NIV)”.
Today's Word from Joel Osteen
Sometimes, unfair things happen. A relationship doesn't work out, or a friend betrays us. Maybe you worked really hard, but you didn't get the position you deserved. Life is not always fair. The good news is that even though life is not always fair, we serve a God who is fair. He is a God of justice. He sees every wrong that's ever been done to you. He sees every person that's ever hurt you, every unfair situation. If you will stay in faith and not get bitter, God has promised He will pay you back for every injustice that's ever been done to you. He said He would take what was meant for your harm, and He'll turn it around and use it to your advantage. And the great thing about God is if you keep the right attitude, if you'll wait for Him, He'll not only bring you out, He'll bring you out better off than you were before! God wants to make the enemy pay for bringing that trouble into your life. Be encouraged today that God is for you! He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Praise Him and thank Him for showing His justice in your life today!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The 10 Commandments

Hi ,

I had a Good weekend ...watched 2 Movies. One of them was 10 Commandments. It was awesome. As I watched God's power engrave on that stone tablets I thought to myself the commandments are so simple yet so difficult to follow for many of us.

So this post is to remind you all of the 10 Commandments .

The 10 Commandments - God's Revelation in the Old TestamentThe 10 Commandments are found in the Bible's Old Testament at Exodus, Chapter 20. They were given directly by God to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai after He had delivered them from slavery in Egypt:

"And God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God…

ONE: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
TWO: 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.'
SIX: 'You shall not murder.'
SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.'
EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.'
NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

The 10 Commandments - Christ's Summation in the New TestamentAbout 1,400 years later, the 10 Commandments were summed up in the New Testament at Matthew 22, when Jesus was confronted by the religious "experts" of the day:
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" (Matthew 22:36-40).
A reflective reading of Christ's teaching reveals that the first four commandments given to the children of Israel are contained in the statement: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." It continues that the last six commandments are enclosed in the statement: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Independence Day

India's Independence Day (Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस) is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. The day is a national holiday in India. It is celebrated all over the country through flag-hoisting ceremony and distribution of sweets. The main celebration takes place in New Delhi, where the Prime Minister raises the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. In his speech, he highlights the achievements of the government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. The prime minister also pays tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

India Today

Facts and Statistics
Location: Southern Asia, bordering Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605 km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km
Capital: New Delhi
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Population: 1,065,070,607 (July 2004 est.)
Ethnic Make-up: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)
Religions: Hindu 81.3%, Muslim 12%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi 2.5% (2000)
Government: federal republicLanguages in India
The different states of India have different official languages, some of them not recognized by the central government. Some states have more then one official language. Bihar in east India has three official languages - Hindi, Urdu and Bengali – which are all recognized by the central government. But Sikkim, also in east India, has four official languages of which only Nepali is recognized by the central government. Besides the languages officially recognized by central or state governments, there are other languages which don’t have this recognition and their speakers are running political struggles to get this recognition. Central government decided that Hindi was to be the official language of India and therefore it also has the status of official language in the states.

Check out the 2008 Cars.

Ford Shelby GT Convertible

Chevrelot Corvette

Honda S 2000

Nissan GTR
Jaguar C xf
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Aston Martin Rapide
Lincoln MKS

Workout Formula

Are you trying too hard, working out too much, planning your weight loss demise? I can’t tell you how often I hear, “I work out every day and can’t seem to lose my stomach.” Or, “I am on this new diet, I don’t know why, they never work.” Or, “Working out isn’t working anymore. When I started spinning (or working out with my trainer) I lost 10 pounds right away – now I am spinning (or training) twice as much and can’t lose a pound.”
If you are working out every day – cut it out – it’s too much. And if you are not enjoying your exercise class, or running, or meeting your trainer – forget it! That training is draining. And if in your heart you do not believe that “this new diet” will work for you – don’t do it. You are not only wasting time (and money probably) but also reinforcing failure!
Try a different tactic. I think you need to change up your workouts and rework your mind about eating.
Start here:1. No new diets, no new restrictions, just stop it all.
2. Repeat a positive mantra to yourself every day to recondition your thinking – and your behavior will change because of it.
While thinking the following thoughts, envision yourself healthy, happily eating the foods and in the shape you want to be: “I enjoy whole healthy foods, I prefer them, I choose them, I lose weight easily and my health is better because of them."
3. Envision your workouts the night before as easy and fun. Really, even for the intense days, see yourself totally loving the workout.
And when you are ready to train with precision:
a) Two workouts a week 20-30 minutes at high intensity (your rate of perceived exertion should be 8-9 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being highest). Try 10 two-minute speed intervals (walking fast, running or cycling/spinning) with 30-60 seconds of recovery in between.
b) one workout a week for 60 minutes or more at a moderate intensity. Walk, cycle or run at a steady but moderate pace.
c) one circuit workout a week for 35-45 minutes at moderately high intensity. Try walking powerfully or jogging/running or mix it, alternating running and walking, for five minutes, then go into two sets of 15 walking lunges on each side with a 30-60 seconds break (walking easily) in between.
Then walk/jog at moderately high intensity for 10 minutes, find a bench or curb and alternate one set of 10 push ups, with a set of 10 triceps extensions (two times each). Walk/jog powerfully for five minutes and then do two sets of 50 jumping jacks with a little recovery (15-30 seconds of jogging in place) in between. Walk/jog for 10 minutes and then finish off with two sets of 15 abdominal crunches. The formula for success: four workouts a week, daily affirmations, and positive visualization – that’ll get you in shape and in love with your life.

Fat Vs Muscle

You may have heard that by following a proper diet and exercise program, you can actually turn body fat into muscle.
Not true. Fat and muscle are two separate entities. You must burn fat and build muscle.
Here's how fat is burned:
When you lose weight (by eating less and exercising more), an enzyme located in fat cells disassembles the fat compounds and sends the components into the bloodstream. Liver and muscle cells take up these components and disassemble them even further until what's left is a compound called acetyl-CoA. Acetyl-CoA then enters the Krebs cycle, a series of chemical reactions that takes place in the mitochondria -- the cell's "power plant."
The end product is made up of...
• Carbon dioxide, which is expelled when you exhale.• Water, which is lost as urine and perspiration.• Heat, which helps maintain body temperature.• ATP, the molecule that fuels cellular activities that require energy.
On the flip side, to build muscle you need to work those muscles on a regular basis (no pain, no gain)...and eat appropriate amounts of dietary protein. Your protein grams for the day should total about 50% of your body weight in pounds, unless you're a serious athlete, in which case your protein requirements should total about 50-80% of your body weight in pounds.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Traditional Indian Mens Fashion

There were times when Men used to envy Girls as they had so many styles. Today it seems like they have caught up with the Girls. Check that out and you decide.
Ethnic wear :Sherwani …..Jodhpuri…Kurta Pyjama
Western Wear : Corporate Suits….Designer Suits…Shirts & Trousers.
Accessories : Safas…Jutis….Stoles
Kurta - Pajama's

Designer Suits
Kurta Dhothi





Sometimes I feel some of these Mens Clothes are becoming more femanine but as long theGuys are happy I guess they are cool !!!

Accessories - Indian Fashions

Short List of Accessories
Tikka --> In Hindi
Traditional , worn on head


Types of Bangles : Glass Bangles , Metal Bangles ( Fancy )
Traditional bangles are usually made of Gold , Precious stones/gems and Diamonds.

Traditional Necklaces are made in various styles usually made of Gold, Platinum , Silver studded with Gems , Diamonds or simply pure Gold.


Usually made in Silver , some people wear it Gold too.

Bindi --> Hindi
Bottu --> Telugu
Worm on Foreheard. Traditional is Red or Black dot.
Styles displayed below are fancy

Types of Indian Wedding Dresses

There is such an incredible amount of cultural and religious diversity in the Indian sub-continent that the exact style of Indian wedding dresses will vary from region to region. However, some common styles include the sari, gaghra choli and shalwar Khameez.

A sari is a length of cloth that is wrapped around the body in an intricate pattern. The sari may be secured by pins or simply tucked in the waistband, with the remaining part draped over the shoulder. The length of cloth that remains after the sari has been wrapped is called the pallu. A gaghra choli usually consists of a very long skirt and short blouse. A lengthy scarf called a dupatta is draped across the chest. A shalwar chameez is a long tunic over pants, also with a dupatta draped across the chest. Depending on the bride’s preference, the dupatta can also be worn around the neck, over the head or pinned to one shoulder on the side. One thing that all Indian wedding dresses have in common is elaborate and intricate embroidery. Indian wedding outfits are usually a masterful combination of patterns, sequences, beadwork and threading. Depending on the budget, an Indian bride may have parts of her outfit embossed with pure gold or silver wire. The fabrics for Indian wedding dresses can include silk, satin, chiffon and any other fabric that has a sheen and reflects lightIndian Bridal AccessoriesIn addition to the wedding dress, there are certain elements of wedding wear that are essential to an Indian bride. These accessories include necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and hair ornaments, all worn at the same time! This type of extensive ornamentation is a traditional part of the wedding ensemble, although sleeker designs are now coming into vogue. Additional accessories can include shoes, handbag and flower garlands to be placed around the neck. [edit]New Trends in Indian Bridal WearRed continues to be a favorite for Indian wedding dresses. Since this color has religious and cultural significance, this selection is likely to stay in vogue for the foreseeable future. However, newer and softer shades of red are slowly but surely making their way into the Indian bridal lexicon. Also, designers are offering a greater selection of Indian wedding dresses and jewelry with a more delicate design. Another interesting trend is the fusion of Western style with traditional bridal themes. Some modern brides are choosing to pair cleaner lines with the traditional elaborate style of previous generations.
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