Archive for May 2007

Believe it or Not .... Perhaps This is The World's Longest Believe it Or Not...

Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to Squirt blood 30 feet.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear By 700 times.

Ants don’t sleep .

Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this,
they cannot move their eyes.

A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or
a cat.

The mouse is the most common mammal in the
US.

A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

The
Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They
were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae
insulae - “
Island of Dogs.”

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.

The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the
mosquito.

The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain,
North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.

Cats respond most readily to names that end in an “ee” sound.

A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat
cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

Snakes are immune to their own poison.

An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have
about ten.

The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which
weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have
over a million descendants.

Each day in the
US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000
dogs and cats.

A shrimp’s heart is in their head.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it
starves to death.

The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an
ailurophobe.

A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its
shell.

Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.

Despite man’s fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been
proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.

There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the
United
States
.

Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each
year.

Cat’s urine glows under a black light .

The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in
length.

It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as
10,000 insects in the course of a summer.

Amphibians eyes come in a variety shapes and sizes. Some even have
square or heart-shaped pupils.

It would require an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1
ounce.

Dogs that do not tolerate small children well are the St. Bernard,
the Old English sheep dog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, and
the toy poodle.

Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.

Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be
heard over 2 miles away.

A quarter of the horses in the
US died of a vast virus epidemic in
1872.

The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of
up to 220 miles per hour.


There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly
applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the
jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. A capon is a
castrated rooster.

The world’s largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog
that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.

The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200
people.

The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the
grebe are all birds that cannot walk.

The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers.

A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as
15 years.

The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and
the blood of lobsters is blue.

Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird’s chirp or
a dog’s yelp. The sound is so an intense, it can be heard a mile away.

The underside of a horse’s hoof is called a frog. The frog peels
off several times a year with new growth.

The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in
an American court. 98% of brown bears in the
United States are in
Alaska.

Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were
put on furniture to keep the air cool.

The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers.

To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is
needed.

99% of pumpkins that are sold for decoration.

Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size.

The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in
the
Philippines.

A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.

Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.

The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in
Bangladesh
in 1986.

Ants can live up to 16 years.

In
Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries.

The sense of smell of an ant is just as good as a dog’s.

Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as
this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they
start with.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row ! of the keyboard.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

People say “Bless you “ when you sneeze because when you sneeze,
your heart stops for a millisecond.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to
suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and
die.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from
history.
Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg
in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If
the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
causes.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All polar bears are left handed.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first-class.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet
in length.

A baby bat is called a pup.

German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The
numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver - 15; fox - 15 to 25;
ermine - 150; chinchilla - 60 to 100 .

Saturday, May 12, 2007 by Hari
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Some Questions that I'd love to ask Anybody

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on " insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, " It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, " That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes ?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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Ramayan 3392 AD Comics download





Hi people, here are the download links for the Rocking Comic series that had been introduced by me in an earlier post.... Please download them and Enjoy........


Friday, May 11, 2007 by Hari
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More Books..............

Mahabharata --- Rajaji

Ramayana --- Rajaji

Ponniyin Selvan---Kalki

Jayakanthanin Sirukathaigal Thoguppu---Part1

Jayakanthanin Sirukathaigal Thoguppu---Part2

Jayakanthanin Sirukathaigal Thoguppu---Part3

You Can Win By Shiv Khera

You Want Me to Work with Who ... ???

A very good book that deals with Employee relationships and other emotional factors

Prathapa Mudaliyar Charitram

One of the First Novels to be written in Tamil


Panchali Sabhatham --- Mahakavi Bharathiyar

This is the book that contains the famous saying...
Dharmathin vazhuvuthunai soothu kavvum,
iruthiyil dharmame vellum


Parthiban Kanavu Part 1 --- Kalki

Parthiban Kanavu Part 2 --- Kalki

Jus click on the book titles to go to the download page..........

Thursday, May 10, 2007 by Hari
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More books....

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari


A best seller.. but i found it pretty boring.... The author is trying to say something.. God knows what.... anyway enjoy




The Code Book By Simon Singh


Though it was released earlier than the Da vinci Code, The book picked up sales only after the DVC reached phenomenal popularity.. Makes a good read on the history of cryptography and code breaking.....




Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin

This revolutionary book is a must read in every sense of the Word.. You can even say that this was the book that literally set America free from slavery




DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little


This winner of the Man Booker Prize novel, doesnt really teach you anything, but makes u learn.. quite a good book, provided you are willing to accept the language being used...




A Beautiful Mind


A real life story of a man called Nash, who makes a comeback of sorts after he is believed to go insane. An academy award winning picture featuring Russel Crowe has also been made on this book... Pretty moving ...

Download Here


Rich Dad, Poor Dad

A very very realistic approach on whether or not the family or societal prosperity is important in determining the person... Makes a good read...

Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan English First Floods

This is the famous Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan translated in English... Only the First path though... Makes Good reading



More to Come.... Jus keep following these posts and this forum....

Keep sending your requests and comments....

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 by Hari
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Ramayana Reborn

Ramayana Reborn

Ramayana Reborn is actually a comic series introduced by the Virgin comic Series....
The actual name of the comic is RAMAYAN 3392 AD...

It is nothing but the story of Ramayana told in an entirely different yet striking way.. The story is so told that it seems to the reader that the story happens at a different point of time...

The story is initially such that Rama and Lakshmana are the commanders of an army that is sent to vanquish the enemy... but the enemy is vile and very cleverly out manouevers Rama. Rama gives him a choice that either the enemy has to stop attacking the women and children or else, he'll fight unto death thus trying to destroy as much as possible of the enemy army...

This is considered as Betrayal by Kaikeyi and Rama is banished into the forest by the ministers of Armagrah (That is how Ayodhya is referred to in the story) ....

What happens next is the crux of the story.... How Rama meets Seetha, How Bharata is kept Captive..etc...


If you'd like the comics please mail me or post your requests here... The comics are unreasonably huge in size and it'd be difficult for me to mail them to anybody ... So depending upon the requests i'd try to upload it in some server.....

I'm including some more pictures for the sake of curiosity....







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Romantic Countries of the World

SOME ROMANTIC COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

These are some of the romantic countries in the world.

H.O.L.L.A.N.D. - Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies.

I.T.A.L.Y. - I Trust And Love You.

L.I.B.Y.A. - Love Is Beautiful; You Also.

F.R.A.N.C.E. - Friendships Remain And Never Can End.

C.H.I.N.A. - Come Here.. I Need Affection.

B.U.R.M.A. - Between Us, Remember Me Always.

N.E.P.A.L. - Never Ever Part As Lovers.

I.N.D.I.A. - I Nearly Died In Adoration.

K.E.N.Y.A. - Keep Everything Nice, Yet Arousing.

C.A.N.A.D.A. - Cute And Naughty Action that Developed into Attraction.

K.O.R.E.A. - Keep Optimistic Regardless of Every Adversity.

E.G.Y.P.T. - Everything's Great, You Pretty Thing!

M.A.N.I.L.A. - May All Nights Inspire Love Always.

T.H.A.I.L.A.N.D - Totally Happy. Always In Love And Never Dull.

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Time for some Jokes Now....

You should be sure the person is Sardar when he:

• puts lipstick on the forehead because he wants to make up his mind.

• gets stabbed in a shoot-out.

• sends a fax with a postage stamp on it.

• tries to drown a fish in water.

• thinks socialism means partying.

• trips over a cordless phone.

• takes a ruler to bed to see how long he slept.

• At the bottom of the application where it says "Sign Here" he puts "Sagittarius.".

• studies for a blood test and fails.

• sells the car for gas money.

• misses the 44 bus, and takes the 22 twice instead.

• drives to the airport and sees a sign that said, "Airport left", he turns around and goes home.

• gets locked in Furniture Shop and sleeps on the floor.

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Books, Books, Books, Download Free

One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A best seller that tells the story of a man , who was not allowed to explore the territories of his mind and land ... and of a village which remained One hundred years in Solitude


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The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

Describes the Feelings of the man who went to heaven after he died only to find out how much other people sacrificed so that he may live.... May not be that moving.. but sure has a point....


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The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

A best seller in every sense of the word... This one will sure have you in its grip pretty soon...


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A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks

One of the most famous books of Nicholas Sparks.. A film by the same name has also been made.. This one made me cry


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For more books keep visiting my esnips folder, or for requests use this forum or mail me at

vharicharan@gmail.com


Click Here For my esnips folder

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Desi, Swadesi and Videsi

Swadeshi Commodities List

Bathing Soap

Santoor, Nirma, Swastik, Maysoor sandal, Wipro sikakai, Medimix, Ganga, Cinthol and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Washing Soap

Nirma, Octo, Wheel, Hipolin, T-Series, Date, Fena, Ujala, Sudh, Ezee, Ghari, Jentil, 555, Bobby, Manjual and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Cosmetics

Tips & Toes, Sringar, Cinthol, Santoor, Emami, Boroplus, Tulsi, Vicco turmeric, Arnica, Hair & Care, Himani, Parachute, Fem, Cadilla, Cipla, Dabur, Franco, Apca, Khandelwal, Toret pharma, Unichem, Jhandu pharma,

Himalaya, Maharshi Ayurveda, Balsara J.K. dabur, Jhandu sandu, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Bhaskar, Boroline, Bajaj sevashram, Cocoraj, Move, Crack cream, Park avenue and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Toothpaste and toothbrush

Babul, Promise, Vicco, Anchor, Dabur, Miscalk, Ajay, Herbodent, Ajanta, Garware, Classic, Eagle, Bandar Chap, Baidyanath, Emami and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Shaving soap and blade

Godrej, Emami, Super, Supermax, Ashok, Vijohn, Topaz, Premium, Park avenue, Laser, Vidyut, JK and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Biscuit, Chocolate, Dairy product and Bread

Nutrine, Shangrila, Champion, Ampro, Parle, Sathe, Bakeman, Priyagold, Monaco, Crackjack, Gits, Shalimar, Parry, Rawalgaon, Classic, Amul, Nutramul, Vijaya, Indana, Safal, Asian, Werka, Madhu, Mahan, Gopi, Himdhi, Vita and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Tea and Coffee

Girnar, Tata tea, Assam tea, Society, Duncan, Brahmaputra, Tej, Tate café, Tate tetley and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Drinks and Pickles

Guruji, Onjuice, Jumpin, Riro, Pingo, Frooti, Aswad, Dabur, Mala, Rojers, Bisleri, Rasna, Hamdard, Mapro, Rainbow, Calburt, Citemblika, Roohafja, Jai gajanan, Haldiram, Gokul, Bikaner, Bakefield, Noga, Priya, Ashok, Mother’s recipe, Uma, HPMC products, Him and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Icecream

Amul, Himalaya, Nirula, Mother dairy, Windi, Wereka and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Edible Oil and Edible products

Maruti, Postman, Dhara, Rocket, Ginni, Sweekar, Cornela, Rath, Mohan, Umang, Vijaya, Sapan, Parachute, Ashok, Saffola, Kohinoor, Madhur, Engine, Gagan, Amrit, Vanaspati, Ramdev, MDH, Everest, Bedekar, Sahkar, Lijjat, Ganesh, Shaktibhog atta, Tata salt and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Electrical products, household items and watches

Videocon, BPL, Onida, Salora, ET&T, T-series, Nelco, Weston, Uptron, Keltron, Cosmic, TVS, Godrej, rown, Bajaj, Usha, Polar, Anchor, Surya, Oriont, Cinni, Tullu, Crompton, Loyds, Blue Star, Voltas, Cool home, Khetan, Everready, Geep, Novino, Nirlep, Elite, Jayco, Titan, Ajanta, HMT, Maxima, Alwin watch, Ghari, Bengal, Maysoor, Hawkins, Prestige pressure cooker and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Writing materials

G-flow, Wilson, Camlin, Revlon, Rotomac, Cello, Stic, Chudra, Montex, Camel, Bittu stick, Plato, Triveni, Flora, Apsara, Natraj, Hindustan, Lotus, and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Shoes, slippers and polish

Lakhani, Liberty standards, Action, Paragaon, Flash, Carona, Welcome, Rexona, Relaxo, Lotus, Red tape, Finix, Wiring, Billy, Carnoba, Kiwi shoe polish and products of small scale and cottage industries.

Clothes

Mafatlal, Trend, Cambridge, Double bull, Jodiac, Arvind denim, Don, Prolin, TT, Lux, Amul, VIP, Rupa, Raymond, Park avenue, Altimo, Newport, Killer, Flying machine, Dukes, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Hosieries of Tirupur and products of small scale and cottage industries.

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Jung and Indian Thought

Jung and Indian Thought

When people in the Ramakrishna Movement think of Carl Jung, they tend to think of his earlier, yet undeveloped ideas about the East and spirituality. In his Prabuddha Bharata article of 1936, for example, Jung argues that Westerners were not suited for the practice of yoga. What has not been generally recognized, however, is how much Jung's ideas and attitudes matured and changed after that article was written. "A careful look at his writings," Dr. Steven Walker wrote, "reveals a slow and careful progress towards a greater acceptance of the relevance of Eastern mystical thought for the problems of the modern world."

We should remember that Jung went to India in the winter of 1936-37, after the publication of the Prabuddha Bharata article. It may well be that Jung's ideas changed as a result of, or were strongly influenced by, his visit to India and Belur Math in particular. All we can verify with certainty is that his basic outlook regarding spiritual practice in the East and West underwent a transformation.

One thing that certainly impressed Jung was the statue of Sri Ramakrishna at Belur Math. He later "commented that, whatever the word samadhi might mean exactly, every Indian would associate it with the image of a yogi in that state." More importantly, as time went on, Jung began thinking of East and West not in opposition to one another, but instead as running along parallel lines; as his thought matured, "Jung's psychology moved closer and closer to the wellsprings of Indian spirituality," Walker observes.

In his 1939 article "What India Can Teach Us," Jung praises India's integrative religion, seeing it as a model for the modern Western world. India's religion embraced "the whole man from top to bottom" unlike the Western variety which separated the rational from the natural human being. Jung appreciatively concluded that India had avoided the "fatal dissociation between an upper and a lower half of the human personality."

Jung's 1943 essay "The Psychology of Eastern Meditation" "emphasizes over and over again the affinities that link Western spiritual aspirations with India and the East. . . . The European, writes Jung, should apply his Western understanding 'to understanding as much of yoga as is possible for the Western mind.'" In 1944 Jung wrote an essay as an introduction to Heinrich Zimmer's German translation of Ramana Maharshi's teachings. In this essay-now part of the Bollingen series entitled Psychology and the East-Jung presciently observes, "The Eastern peoples are threatened with a rapid collapse of their spiritual values, and what replaces them cannot always be counted among the best that Western civilization has produced." Continuing in this line he adds, "From this point of view one could regard Ramakrishna and Shri Ramana as modern prophets, who play the same compensatory role in relation to their people as that of the Old Testament prophets in relation to their 'unfaithful' children of Israel. Not only do they exhort their compatriots to remember their thousand-year-old spiritual culture, they actually embody it and thus serve as an impressive warning, lest the demands of the soul be forgotten amid the novelties of Western civilization with its materialistic technology and commercial acquisitiveness."

We have certainly come a long way since the 1936 Prabuddha Bharata article! Quotations from Sri Ramakrishna also appear in this remarkable essay: Jung is particularly interested in how Sri Ramakrishna contends with the problem of the ego. "The goal of Eastern religious practice is the same as that of Western mysticism," Jung wrote, "the shifting of the centre of gravity from the ego to the self, from man to God." Dr. Walker concludes from Jung's essay that "Jung has found in Ramakrishna's teachings a modern psychological and religious point of view with which he can agree-namely, that even if the dissolution of the ego is the goal of religion, the ego in practice is almost indestructible."

As a footnote we can add that the end of Jung's life was graced with transformative spiritual experiences that left him a changed man: "I would never have imagined that any such experience was possible," he later wrote a close colleague. "I have never since entirely freed myself of the impression that this life is a segment of existence which is entirely acted in a three-dimensional boxlike universe set up for it." These experiences-which included the vision of a Hindu yogi-were accompanied by "an incomparable, indescribable feeling of eternal bliss, such as I never could have imagined as being within the reach of human consciousness." Not long before his death, Jung appeared on the BBC television series "Face to Face." When asked whether he believed in God, Jung replied with great intensity, "I know. I don't need to believe. I know."

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WELCOME TO EUPHORIA

Hi Everybody,

It has been a wonderful journey. And i'm sure it'll continue to be. The aim and purpose of this blog are myriad. The primary aim is to bring and post articles that are of a very high quality and that which mainly deal with religion, philosophy, controversial topics, book reviews etc.

You might be wondering what's there in it for me... ????

Well Here you go...

This blog will also contain links or direct download links to a number of books, which are best sellers and also contain numerous other links to other book downloading sites, ftp sites etc.

It is also to be used as a forum to express your views on controversial topics and also to get your feed back....

As i've already said...

It has been a wonderful journey. And i'm sure it'll continue to be.

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