Swastika

The most powerful symbol in the earth can be noticed in millions of homes in India and other parts of the world.  Hitler had made it famous by using it as his Flagship.  Swastika is known for its strength and good luck and has been in place for nearly thousands of years ago.

Origin:

Swastika’s origin seems to be way behind 3000 years ago nor until it came into place around 1000 BC. It was first used by Sumerian. In India according to d’Alviella, the word swastika is composed by the Sanskrit su = good, and asti = to be, with the suffix ka. The arms of the Indian swastika were angled in a clockwise direction (from the center).

Benefits:

One can use the magical power of Swastika for one’s personal benefit by energizing it in a proper way in a proper metal combination and in a right nakshatra. In numerology, those born under fate numbers 1, 3 and 9 can use it to their advantage if the Sun is positioned well in the birth chart.

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Controversy:

These symbols always end up in controversies.  Especially in North America, where these symbol were used in numerous products unintentionally.

Extract from Wikipedia:

When a ten-year-old boy in Lynbrook, New York bought a set of Pokémon cards imported from Japan in 1999, his parents complained after finding that two of the cards contained the Manji symbol which is the mirror image of the Nazi swastika. This also caused a lot of concern amongst fans from Jewish communities. Nintendo of America announced that the cards would be discontinued, explaining that what was acceptable in one culture was not necessarily so in another; their action was welcomed by the Anti-Defamation League who recognised that there was no intention to be offensive but said that international commerce meant that “isolating [the Swastika] in Asia would just create more problems.”[80]

In 2002, Christmas crackers containing plastic toy pandas sporting swastikas were pulled from shelves after complaints from consumers in Canada. The manufacturer, based in China, explained the symbol was presented in a traditional sense and not as a reference to the Nazis, and apologized to the customers for the cross-cultural mix-up. In 2007, Spanish fashion chain Zara has withdrawn a handbag from its stores after a customer in Britain complained swastikas were embroidered on it. The bags were made by a supplier in India and inspired by commonly used Hindu symbols, which include the swastika.

In 2003, the Anti-Defamation League expressed outrage when a Hong Kong fashion chain, Izzue, released a range of clothes featuring swastikas.

Cool Facts

I always had some unique interests on knowing different things around the world.  Just as I was browsing some websites on known facts, came across these interesting facts and wanted to share with you!

Certain things are really unbelievable and surprising! I will make sure to update regularly on weekly/monthly basis on the known world facts.

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  • Pepsi Inc paid $0.00 as Income Tax in 1999.
  • A Fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years.
  • Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
  • You are not supposed to tip at Restaurants in Japan.
  • Just as we use fingerprints to identify, Nose prints are used to identify dogs.
  • Crushed Cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
  • Polar Bears are left handed by nature.
  • Most of the streets in Japan don’t have names, only main roads have names.
  • Rain water contains Vitamin B12.

Looking at these facts, It doubts me whether these are true or not.  It will be a good practice to get it verified.

Area 51

A secret Military Base set up by the CIA at Nevada Desert is still a mystery to many of us!.  The U.S still acknowledges that Area 51 does not exist and is just a mere site that carries on classified Aircraft tests.  Literally, Area 51 has become a pilgrimage centre for Alien Watchers.

Popular stealth planes and Blackbird are being manufactured from this base and has countless technologies under this base.  People have claimed to see strange lights at nights and were suspicious on various underground installations.

Area 51

Many speculate that Area 51 is the communication point for all UFO and actually have seen/captured Aliens.  One man revealed most of the secrets, Bob Lazar , a scientist was actually employed to pull an alien aircraft apart and see if they can manufacture the same. He also claimed to have seen a live Alien at S4 base.

The road
to its entrance is known as ‘The Widow’s
Highway’ because of the high numbers of
workers at the base who die through contact
with fatally poisonous materials. Many
experts suggest the area is a secret dumping
ground for toxic substances, rather than a
UFO base.

The road to its entrance is known as ‘The Widow’s Highway’ because of the high numbers of workers at the base who died through contact with fatally poisonous materials. Many experts suggest the area is a secret dumping ground for toxic substances, rather than a UFO base.

Check this link for more conspiracy theories concerning Area51!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51

A.R Rahman to make poverty a history

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Oscar Winner and Music Legend A.R Rahman wants poverty to be history. With his A.R Rahman Foundation, he is planning to set up educational institutions and provide world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education to children who do not even have the means to access and fund their education.

The main reason why A.R Rahman foundation concentrates on funding children’s education is that they can specialize their knowledge which would be helpful for getting career opportunities and settle in life. Such a unique initiative is really appreciated considering other alternatives of shedding money and other stuffs in the name of social funding which are utilized by the middle crooks. Recently Rahman has performed a nationwide JAI HO concert to fund several social service organizations.

As a first step towards achieving the vision, A R Rahman released a coloring book for children. This coloring book will feature stories for children based on human values & spread the message of love & peace. A new story will be released every month. Each coloring book is priced at INR 99/– only and proceeds from sales will go towards the A R Rahman Foundation.

Being an Ardent fan of A.R Rahman you could simply purchase this coloring book and contribute to the A.R Rahman Foundation. Simply order the coloring book from A1Books Store online.

The Downfall of Currency – U.S. Dollar!

The Big Brother has been losing its currency value lately due to recession and economic downturn.  With reference to an article stated in “The Independent” , there has been secret talks launched between Arab states, China, Russia and France to stop using U.S currency for oil trading.

US Dollar

The discussions claim that there would be a basket of currencies used for Oil trading that includes Chinese Yuan and Japanese Yen along with Euro and a unified currency.  Before World War II, British pound has been used as the Global Currency which got changed by U.S dollar due to its Economic growth and Military power.

40% to 60% of international financial transactions are done in U.S dollars.  Since 1999, dollar began to lose its charm to Euro, which is a larger size economy and has the prospect of more countries adopting Euro as their national currency.

In the future,  U.S dollar might be replaced by another form of electronic money called Digital Gold currency which is measured by Gold gram or Troy ounce.

We need to wait for couple of years to get the full picture of U.S economy and its influence towards global economy.

Very inspiring Ad of Bharti Airtel

A very inspiring AD of Bharati Airtel that showing us how proud we Indians and India is. We should be proud of ourself. Music is composed ultimately by A.R Rahman another legend, who they missed to add in the video.. Please have a look at a AD.

Sachin – The Master Blaster

Nobody could forget the stomach-churning match at Hyderabad.  There was one man who was cruising India to victory with his willow and was hoping to finish the game in great style.  Bad luck always circled him and was duped with a slow ball delivery, By that time he had done his part and the rest of the guys needs to do only the finishing touch.

Alas! Sachin would not have expected in his dressing room that India had failed to snatch the victory, His scintillating 175 send strong signals to cricket gurus and other critics that he is not  finished yet!  We do not want the old times happening again where India would only win when Sachin bats and the rest of the team fails.

Everyone knows that Sachin cried in his dressing room during Chennai defeat against Pakistan and might have been the case during this match.

Though Sachin has created so many records and achievements, he still has in mind about one thing that India needs to win one more world cup before he retires.  Everyone would be waiting for that event and would be a perfect goodbye for Sachin.

Sachin Tendulkar

Facts About Sachin

  • Not many people know that Sachin sponsors the education of 200 under-privileged children every year.
  • Sachin’s father was never a cricket fan.
  • Sachin got his name from the legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman.
  • Sachin was the first ever overseas player to play for Yorkshire.
  • Virgin Comics is launching a series of comic books featuring Sachin Tendulkar as a superhero

Secret of Hitler's Wonder Weapon!

Hitler’s Wonder Weapon! German technology and Engineering were at the peak during Hitler’s period as they developed a secret weapon to scare the entire world. German scientists confirmed that they had created prototypes of Flying Saucers during the cold war. Unfortunately, it was destroyed when it was captured by Soviet Russia and America.

German scientists were taken by the U.S Govt., and used them to build prototypes of Flying Saucers.  This explains the reason for many UFO sightings in America. They also made unique flying beads to divert the attention of enemy pilots which was truly fascinating.

Seen a Flying saucer near your window!  Don’t be surprised if it was driven by U.S or Germans.

Watch this video for more information!

Hitler’s Wonder Weapon!

Hollywood in Bollywood

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Have you seen any Hollywood Actor/Actress in Indian Cinema for the past 50 years!  Things have changed drastically after recession, Famous pop singers, macho-man and popular artists are all streaming into Bollywood. Most of the credit goes to Akshay kumar who is proud to have acted with Kylie Minogue, Sylvester Stallone and Salma Hayek.

Irrespective of that, SRK and Karan Johar has also signed with Fox Studios for a large sum of 100 Crore deal. Global Recession or not, has worked out really good for Bollywood cinemas.

Who Knows! Down the line Bollywood cinemas might become more attractive than Hollywood.

Recession – How India Survived?

RecessionThe billion dollar question that arises in one’s mind is that of how India survived Recession. While the rest of the countries like Germany and France recovered well in Recession, India was never into recession at all.  Is it due to the domestic demands and less foreign supply or strict Banking rules or the mindset of the people?

The truth is that all developed nations didn’t have any problems with the basic necessities of life like Shelter, Clothing and Food before the Recession whereas in India it was always a problem with scarcity of resources irrespective of the nation booming or glooming.  An average Indian had the usual sufferings and the recession would just impact them a little and not more.

But, we also need to check on the brighter side which helped us avoid Recession.  The banking system in India is so good that we don’t face any problems with Mortgage issues vis-a-vis USA.  Everybody knows that “When the Wall Street sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold” does impact India if it blindly follows the U.S.  Thanks to the IT  and other sectors who have started exploring the European countries and are less dependent to U.S. The upcoming government projects in India have really helped to generate more employment at the time of global recession.

India is still better positioned in comparison to developed US, EU and Asian economies due to its comparatively less dependence on exports and strong domestic demand.  We can’t argue whether India has fallen into Recession or not, but can agree that the global recession did make little impact to India.