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Editor’s Letter How to Make Great First Impressions Before we enter in to the person who is happy to see subject of how to make a great them. Cheerfully greet the first impressions let’s know person with a loud, hearty “Hi” or “Hello” and give them a firm What is a first impression? handshake.Try to say the other It’s the first feelings and person’s name at least once in thoughts a person has towards the conversation. you when he sees you or Act the way you would act listens to you for the first time. if you were meeting a good The first impression is made friend who had been away for during the first few minutes, a long time. Be enthusiastic. and it’s influenced by the way you look, act, dress, and talk. Always make eye contact, it makes a person feel special. Why is a good first impression If you are meeting a group of important? people, make sure to make If you go to school, your peer’s eye contact with all of them. first impression of you will Stand or sit up straight and determine whether you make do not cross your arms. Body new friends or not. If you are language is very important. a salesperson, a customer’s Show people that you are first impression of you will happy to meet them, and they influence whether he buys will feel happy to meet you. your product or not. If you Practice this technique until go to a job interview, the first it becomes second nature. impression the interviewer has Practice in front of a mirror, of you will influence his final practice with a family member hiring decision. or a friend. Practice! Now how do you make a good It might feel awkward at first, impression? but in a short time you will There is one way which always find it easier and easier to start works. You might need a little and keep conversations with practice, but if you follow this people you would not have dared to approach in the past, suggestion, you will make and you will be making great excellent first impressions first impressions. First of all, smile. Give the person you are meeting a big smile. Everybody loves a
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Travel & Recreation
Location Between Neriamangalam and Adimali, along the national highway linking Cochin with Madurai. Highlights Seeing the water gloriously cascade down the seven steps of this Cheeyappara Waterfall is simply a breathtaking experience. This is one of the beautiful waterfalls of evergreen Kerala and is a great eco-tourism destination of the region. It is one of the significant excursion points lying in the region surrounding Cochin. How to Reach You can come here by taking a bus, taxi or auto-rickshaws from Cochin City. After you have completed seeing
the main tourist places within Cochin city of Kerala, perhaps, the next best spot you can hit is the Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Located between Neriamangalam and Adimali, along the national highway linking Cochin and Madurai, Cheeyapara is counted amongst Keralaâ€™s most splendid waterfalls. Not only tourists, but locals also flock to this venue, which is situated in the lap of nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Then, you can also see the Valara Waterfall, located not very far away from the Cheeyappara Waterfall. Both of these waterfalls Cheeyappara and Valara are quite near from Kochi and stand
surrounded by lush, dense forests that act as home to a wide range of small animals and birds. Such sites make up an ideal picnic spot and many people come here with their family and friends to unwind. They play near the water-body, swim or just laze around. The more adventurous ones come here for trekking. The place where the Cheeyappara waterfall is located is well connected with Kochi and other cities and towns of Kerala. You can come here by taking a bus, taxi or auto-rickshaws from Cochin. There are also numerous excellent accommodations where you can stay. So, come along and experience the grandeur of the Cheeyappara Waterfalls in Kerala. â€” SJ www.womenexclusive.co.in 8
Menâ€™s Biker Fashion 2011
what’s in Biker fashion is identical with the motorcycle jacket, similar to the military trend. Just imagine the military trend without a military jacket, which isn’t possible. Biker clothing is all about lifestyle and expressing how you feel. Riding a motorcycle is a way of life for many and the clothing that is worn reflects that as well. A motorcycle jacket is a key of biker fashion trend. Black, is a common fashion colours for men and black colours would be a cliché for men’s fashion trend. Likewise men’s motorcycle jacket is very much dominant with black colour. How can you to get the Hot Biker look? n Classic Biker Jacket. n Tight leather pants with Panels, quilting and padding, and zips all add to the tough yet ultra-slick and modern feel of the neo biker pant, while other thick, skinhugging materials like neoprene can also work as an alternative to leather. n Many bikers choose t-shirts with sayings or designs that state a direct and powerful message. Common elements found on biker clothing include skulls, crosses, hearts, eagles and flags.
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With capris, you can achieve a casual or elegant look depending on the tops, shoes and accessories you wear with them. —Sherin Jacob
apri pants or “capris” are a specific style of pants designed for women to wear in warm weather. Calculated to show off the ankles and calves, traditionally, they end mid-calf or just below. More recently, Capri pants are ending just beneath the knee in some designs. With capris, you can achieve a casual or elegant look depending on the tops, shoes and accessories you wear with them. A few hints on how to look stylish, elegant and comfortable. n W ith capris, it is all about the cut. If you are small, go for longer leg styles. In this way, you can avoid the short-leg syndrome. n Wear close fitting but not obscenely tight. n Select the type of fabric according to the usage. n S elect your accessories carefully. Flat or lowheeled shoes go best. n Do not wear socks with capris. n S ome fashion experts say any type of sports footwear is definitely not ‘in’. Wear canvas flat shoes or flip-flops for the beach and, for summer barbeques, pool parties, nights out and evening affairs try strappy or backless sandals or ballet slippers. n A n alternative view relates to purpose. Wear delicate Sabrina heels, platforms or sneakers. n W hether you are going for relaxed or elegant, keep your tops simple. n A final note, the more sophisticated or elegant or dressier your intent, the longer the leg of the capri. www.womenexclusive.co.in 12
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ugs are an intrinsic part of floor fashion. With the continued popularity of hard flooring, hottest trends in rugs continue to rule in the field of interiors. Due to ease of maintenance, people choose the tiles or hardwood floors for their homes. These types of flooring tend to make the room feel unwelcoming and warm. Strategic placement of rugs helps to a great extent in breaking the monotony of the flooring and infuses life to the surroundings. The functional aspects of rugs include muffling noise, defining areas and providing warmth. Rugs provide the finishing touch to a room by enhancing its aesthetics. The hottest rug trends today include both contemporary and traditional styles. 1. Hottest Design Trends - If your furniture is modern and sleek, it is recommended to use the contemporary rugs. Contemporary rugs can be found in a riot of attractive designs including stripes, organic patterns, abstract and ethnic elements. You can also find trendy rugs with configuration of vines, diamonds and dots with an emphasis on scale and drama.
Strategic placement of rugs helps to a great extent in breaking the monotony of the flooring and infuses life to the surroundings. The functional aspects of rugs include muffling noise, defining areas and providing warmth. Rugs provide the finishing touch to a room by enhancing its aesthetics.
2. Hottest Colour Trends - Today, zebra stripe rugs are in vogue and are available in a riot of vibrant colours as well as in black and white. Trendy contemporary rugs come in rich and deep colours such as brown, indigo, gold, green and purple apart from the dramatic black and white and other restful shaded neutrals. 3. Hottest Texture Trends - Hottest rug trends are all about subtle textures that lend a classy look and feel. There is a reemergence of shaggy rugs now that are modern, comfortable and luxurious. In these rugs, both the low and high yarns are used together. Enhanced depth and comfort is offered by hand tufted and hand knotted silk and wool rugs. You can also find leather used creatively in trendy wool and silk rugs. 4. Indoor and Outdoor Rug Trends - Today, the trend leans towards using attractive rugs both outdoor and indoor. With development in technology, it is possible to clean rugs with ease as they are manufactured to be resistance to fading. Both outdoor and indoor rugs retain their soft texture and are made to withstand climatic conditions. The best thing with the rugs when it comes to home dĂŠcor is it can complement to the other kind of the decoration in the house. The special thing about these rugs is that they can match any type of living room decor, may it be contemporary, modern or traditional. Adding these rugs also gives your flooring protection from scratches and it can complement your existing decors or to redecorate your rooms.
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Check out Touch is the cornerstone of Apple’s interface design. The abstraction of a mouse is considered a distraction rather than a helpful tool. The company’s laptop trackpads have long been praised for their multi-touch features, and now Apple has made a trackpad targeted towards the mouseentrenched desktop market. TheMagic Trackpad is exactly like the trackpad found on MacBook Pro. Once connected to a Mac desktop, it is possible to use a variety of multi-touch features to navigate OS X. You can scroll, zoom, change windows and minimize/maximize windows with a few flicks of your fingertips. Windows users can reportedly use the Magic Trackpad as well, but you’ll of course be limited to Windows-multitouch functionality. As such, the Magic Trackpad isn’t recommended for Windows users.
Samsung DualView TL225
If you’re on a social network (and you probably are), you may be taking a lot of pictures of yourself. Updating your profile with a self shot photo, or a self-shot with friends crammed in on either side of you, is common. It also presents a problem. The screen on your camera is on the back and you have no way of making sure a self-shot photo is centered on your face or your knees. The Samsung DualView solves this problem by putting a small display on the front of the camera next to the lenses. This removes all the guess work normally required. The Samsung DualView is also a pretty nice digital camera besides thanks to 12.2 megapixel recording and 4.6X optical zoom.
Logitech Harmony 900
Did you know that remote controls can be cool? If not, you obviously don’t have a friend who owns a Logitech Harmony universal remote. The Harmony is meant to replace absolutely every other remote in your home and do so in style. It includes a touch-screen display at the top of the remote with options that simplify your user experience. For example, if you want to watch a DVD, you can simply touch “Watch a DVD.” The remote will automatically take the required steps such as changing sources and turning on devices. However, all of this functionality doesn’t mean the Harmony is hard to use. The Harmony is programmed by connecting it your PC (via USB) and through a Harmony setup program that asks a few questions about your usage and lets you select your home theater devices from a list.
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Auspicious dates of the month Here are the dates of important Hindu festivals and auspicious days in April 2011. The dates and this are given based on the standard Hindu Panchangam of India. Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year), Ugadi (Kannada and Telugu New Year), Cheti Chand (Sindhi New Year), Chaitra Navratri, Sri Ram Navami, Chithirai Vishu (Tamil New Year), Poila Baisakh (Bengali New Year), Bohag Bihu (Assamese New Year), and Hanuman Jayanthi are the important festivals in April 2011. Here you can find all other regional and sub-regional festivals’ dates in the month. • 1 April 2011 – M adhukrishna Trayodashi • 1 April 2011 – Masa Shivratri • 3 April 2011 – Amavasya in Chaitra month/Falgun month • 4 April 2011 – Gudhi Padwa • 4 April 2011 – Ugadi (Telugu and Kannada New Year) (Sri Khara nama Samvatsara Ugadi) • 4 April 2011 – Chaitra Navratri or Basant Navratri begins • 4 April 2011 – Chaitra Month begins in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka • 5 April 2011 – C heti Chand (Sindhi New Year) • 6 April 2011 – G owri Tritiya/Ganga Gauri Puja/Andolan Tritiya • 6 April 2011 – Gangaur festival • 6 April 2011 – Matsya Jayanti
• 13 April 2011 – Sai Baba Utsav ends in Shirdi • 14 April 2011 – Kamada Ekadasi • 14 April 2011 – B aisakhi (Punjabi New Year) • 14 April 2011 – T amil New Year begins/Chithirai Vishu or Puthandu/ Varsha Pirappu • 14 April 2011 – M alayalam Astrological New Year begins • 14 April 2011 – Mesha Sankranti • 15 April 2011 – B engali New Year/ Pohela Boisakh/Naba Barsha • 15 April 2011 – R ongali Bihu/ Assamese New Year begins/Bohag Bihu • 15 April 2011 – Pradosh • 16 April 2011 – Anang Vrat/Anang Trayodasi vrat
• 8 April 2011 – S hri Panchami/ Lakshmi Panchami • 10 April 2011 – Bhanu Saptami • 10 April 2011 – B asanti Puja or Basanti Durga Puja begins in Bengal • 11 April 2011 – Durga Ashtami in Chaitra Navratri • 11 April 2011 – Ashokashtami • 11 April 2011 – A nnapurna Puja in Bengal • 11 April 2011 – Shirdi Sai Baba Utsav begins • 12 April 2011 – Sri Ram Navami • 12 April 2011 – Chaitra Navratri ends • 12 April 2011 – Sri Swaminarayan Jayanti
• 16 April 2011 – Damanak Chaturdashi • 16 April 2011 – Madurai Meenakshi Kalyanam • 17 April 2011 – H anuman Jayanti Upvaas • 18 April 2011 – H anuman Jayanti on Chaitra Purnima • 19 April 2011 – V aishakh month 2011 begins in North India • 21 April 2011 – Sankashti Chaturthi • 25 April 2011 – Kalashtami • 28 April 2011 – Varuthini Ekadasi • 28 April 2011 – Sri Vallabhacharya Jayanti • 30 April 2011 – Shani Pradosh Vrat www.womenexclusive.co.in 22
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his number 136.1 is quiet wellknown in the minds of all our Chennaities. With many fitness gyms and many other weight reduction centre’s gripping our city this term 136.1 studio seems to be a mantra spelled in all our mouths. Yes, 136.1, the new yoga studio is a recent boom in the city which is lined for those who have yearning desire towards Yoga. Nestled in a very calm and composed environment away from all those polluted air and traffic in the city this studio serves as a humble nest for all those yoga freaks. The name 136.1 studio has been derived from the frequency of the sound ‘Om’, which also meant to be the rotation of the earth. One who enters this studio is welcomed by a brightly lit lounge with greenery decorating the whole hall with potted plants. This studio exactly portrays a calm and composed environment to pose yoga under ambient lighting, a little fountain with artwork connecting the place. “Our uniquely carved environment is the talk of town. People of all age groups from 4- 77 visit our studio to engross in this age old practice”, says Sheela, a Yoga expert who works there. In 136.1, you have flexibility to learn some distinct kind of Haasanas like Mysore Ashtanga, Hatha Iyengar, Sivananda and Power Yoga. This studio gives out a complete 100 hours of classes per week and is provided with eclectic blend of teachers from some of the reputed institutions from the country and also from abroad to hone with Yoga skills. “We have been overwhelmed by the response from the people as our list is queued with 450 registrations and there are twelve teachers to impart their knowledge of Yoga through various workshops of ours”, adds Sheela. Apart from providing only with the Yoga 136.1, is more conscious in giving out some special consultation hours to speak about diabetes and pregnancy. And, this piece of news is really going to excite those who are striving hard to shed those extra pounds. The studio has come out with a special 90 day weight loss package that assures you to fit back into your slim-fit jean. So, where the wait is for? Head to this fabulous studio and stay fit with Yoga. —A B Sangamithra
We have been overwhelmed by the response from the people as our list is queued with 450 registrations and there are twelve teachers to impart their knowledge of Yoga through various workshops of ours
‘I believe in destiny. I feel that everything happens for a reason and everything that doesn’t happen also has a reason behind it.’ says Nicole Faria. That’s the cool and confident Nicole Faria for you. She is the first Indian to win this prestigious beauty title Miss Earth 2010, which was held at Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, in Vietnam on the 4th of December, 2010. This beautiful 20-year-old Nicole, who hails from Bangalore is a staunch believer in the power of ‘positiveness’. Her first response after winning the title was ‘Honestly speaking, I was pretty confident that I’ll be a part of the final trio. So, when they announced my name, it was all happiness and excitement around that you feel after realizing that your dream is coming to life.’ She also said that young girls must believe in themselves. ‘I know for a fact that by believing in oneself, one’s inner beauty is reflected outside’. ‘My parents are more excited and charged up more than me. They have been really supportive. When, other parents usually get a little apprehensive when their daughter thinks of getting into modeling, mine were very encouraging’. Nicole Faria’s parents are in no shock that their daughter has won this prestigious title. Her father, Ian Faria is said to be Nicole’s motivator and guide in her success to win this title and Anita Faria, her mother is constantly by her side. What makes her so confident? An early start and sheer hard work. At her young age, She has been in the fashion circuit for more than five years. ‘I have been modeling for the past five years and it is all thanks to them. Also I would like to thank my mentors who have worked so hard on me to bring me where I am today! Aspiring models must not go on crash diets. I don’t endorse girls resorting starving to lose weight. I believe that one must have a balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise right. That is the only way to be beautiful and healthy’.
vivacious & Exotic Nicole shares her thoughts, her passion in her career & Modeling tips
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Nicole loves to dance and sing. She impressed the judges and won the hearts of the crowd at Vietnam with her belly dance which combining the oriental and the Middle Eastern style. She loves to travel and uses the opportunities that her assignments bring to her to meet new people and to make new friends. She says, ‘The crown comes with a lot of responsibility. Now my mission is to address environmental issues and save Mother Earth’. Bangalore is close to her heart. Nicole Faria wants to see Bangalore regain its charm and has started work for her cause of water conservation. ‘Garbage is dumped here, some serious action should be taken towards it’. ‘My future, as I see, will be a bright one, but with the crown comes great responsibility. I can’t wait to start my journey around the world. I want to make people aware that we all can contribute to make our world a better place to live’. Thanks to Nicole Faria to share her views with us. —RAHUL DEV
I know for a fact that by believing in oneself, one’s inner beauty is reflected outside
heep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes, sheep are raised for fleece, meat (lamb, hogget or mutton) and milk. A sheep’s wool is the most widely used animal fiber, and is usually harvested by shearing. Ovine meat is called lamb when from younger animals and mutton when from older ones. Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today, and are also occasionally raised for pelts, as dairy animals, or as model organisms for science. Sheep husbandry is practised throughout the majority of the inhabited world, and has been fundamental to many civilizations. In the modern era, Australia, New Zealand, the southern and central South American nations, and the British Isles are most closely associated with sheep production. Being a key animal in the history of farming, sheep have a deeply entrenched place in human culture, and find representation in much modern language and symbology. As livestock, sheep are most-often associated with pastoral, Arcadian imagery. Sheep figure in many mythologies such as the Golden Fleece and major religions, especially the Abrahamic traditions. In both ancient and
modern religious ritual, sheep are used as sacrificial animals. For the first few years of life it is possible to calculate the age of sheep from their front teeth, as a pair of milk teeth is replaced by larger adult teeth each year, the full set of eight adult front teeth being complete at about four years of age. The front teeth are then gradually lost as sheep age, making it harder for them to feed and hindering the health and productivity of the animal. For this reason, domestic sheep on normal pasture begin to slowly decline from four years on, and the average life expectancy of a sheep is 10 to 12 years, though some sheep may live as long as 20 years. Sheep have good hearing, and are sensitive to noise when being handled Sheep have horizontal slit-shaped pupils, possessing excellent peripheral vision; with visual fields of approximately 270° to 320°, sheep can see behind themselves without turning their heads Sheep are exclusively herbivorous mammals. Most breeds prefer to graze on grass and other short roughage, avoiding the taller woody parts of plants that goats readily consume Sheep may fall victim to poisons, infectious diseases, and physical injuries. As a prey species, a sheep’s system is adapted to hide the obvious signs of illness www.womenexclusive.co.in 32
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MIKIO NARUSE: AN UNSUNG JAPANESE DIRECTOR Reader’s column
hree prominent films directors from the land of the rising sun – Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu – are known and admired all over the world. The name of another very talented director is usually ignored – he is Mikio Naruse (1905-1969). Naruse’s films are usually hard to get by outside his native country until recently when some of his extant films have been released through DVD and VHS. Strangely enough, he made a total of eighty nine films in his entire career.
Perhaps one of the reasons for Naruse’s relative obscurity is the director himself. He was extremely reticent, preferred to shun the limelight and maintained a low profile. He was also a ‘producer’s director’. He did not shy away from the mundane films that the studios told him to make. Nevertheless, Naruse made some very unusual films in his prolific career. He was also no stranger to the works of the Japanese masters like Kurosawa and Ozu. In fact,Ozu served as his apprentice for some time at the Shochiku film company, and Kurosawa was
his assistant for a brief period during the 1930s. Catherine Russell, the film scholar, credits Naruse with ushering in “Japanese modernity” to the Nipponese film industry. Even in the 1950s and 1950s in the traditional Japanese bastion of patriarchy he made ‘women’s films’ – films which highlighted the social problems faced by women in the post-war Japan as well as their aspirations. One good example of such a film is Meshi (Repast,1951). In this film the famous actress Setsuko Hara plays Michiyo, a housewife from Osaka trapped in a monotonous marriage for
five years. All she does is domestic chores like cooking or washing for her working husband who spares very little time for her. The couple is also plagued by financial difficulties. Michiyo, driven to desperation by her husband’s flirtatious niece Satoko, leaves for her mother’s house. Over a period of months, as Michiyo considers divorce, the couple’s relationship is tested. Women’s issues are also the central themes of Naruse’s many other films, such as Okasaan (Mother,1952), Bangiku (Late Chrysanthemums,1952) and Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, 1960). I shall discuss When a Woman Ascends the Stairs here in some detail to have an idea of Naruse’s thematic concerns and stylistic aspects. The film, a moving piece of humanist drama, has recently generated public interest. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs is a film about a 30-year-old bar hostess called Keiko Yashiro (played by Hideko Takamine) of the Ginza district. Keiko struggles to make a decent living in the overtly patriarchal society where being a bar hostess is traditionally looked down upon. She is otherwise known as ‘Mama’. The bar in which she works is located at the top of a flight of stairs. Keiko hates the moment when she climbs the stairs. This act of ‘ascending’ perhaps symbolizes the daily struggle in a profession she had to adopt as a compulsion. But this act is fraught with ironic significance as it does not necessarily suggest an upward movement in the social status. She is, however, a bar hostess with a difference. She is welcoming and courteous, but she never compromises with her virtue. The young manager Kenichi (played by the talented Tatsuya Nakadai) worships her from distance, as he knows that the widow Keiko has vowed not to love any man after the death of her husband. Keiko has a far from perfect family life – she has to financially support her mother
and brother who do not hesitate to exploit her; at the same time she has to maintain a façade of glamour for the sake of her profession. She is torn between her family and job. Hideko Takamine plays her part with great panache – her subtle glances and apparent smiles hide a great inner torment. The audience has no choice but to empathize with her situation. Naruse portrays the
struggle of a modern woman in a society that compartmentalizes women as playthings for men. A bar hostess’s job is to provide men with “a good time”, Keiko is stuck between two choices: either to open her own bar or to marry a rich patron in exchange for security. Either way she is at the mercy of men. Her dilemma gets worse as she realises that she is not going to be young and beautiful for long. Her desperation is portrayed subtly by Hideko. At last she gives in to the romantic advances of a rich factory owner, only to learn that he is but a poor and married womanizer. At this vulnerable emotional stageshe breaks down and drunkenly confesses her suppressed love for a well off bank manager who fails to summon courage to leave his wife for ‘Mama’ which at the same time suggests his hypocrisy. Keiko momentarily suffers from an emotional collapse. But Naruse refuses to let his character
succumb to fate. Instead he lets her fight back to ‘normalcy’. She knows she cannot overstep the boundaries set forth by society so she continues to live, continues to ascend the stairs of her bar with a painted smile on her face. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs is a landmark film. Instead of Mizoguchi’s traditional settings, Naruse portrays the contemporary society. It is a ‘modern’ society that even now assigns a subservient role to women. Perhaps the Western apathy to his films may have stemmed from the fact that they were not exotic enough. In his works we get an exquisite combination of the East and the West. Catherine Russell in her book Cinema of Naruse Mikio: Women and Japanese Modernity (Durham: Duke University Press, 2008), which incidentally is the only book length study exclusively on him, observes: “Naruse produced a cinema that bears traces of the foreign including American-style individualism and female agency and traces of the Japanese in the form of architecture, costume, gesture, language, and so on” (p. xvii). His direction was well-balanced and practical. It imitated life to perfection. The characters in his films almost always have to bow to social norms, but they never sacrifice their dignity. In When a Woman Ascends the Stairs the character Yuri (a novice female bar owner) commits suicide to maintain her dignity, while Keiko shows a more positive approach to life. Even after her plan of leading a normal life is shattered, she continues to fight. Naruse’s narrative is simple and his editing sticks to the well known techniques of film editing but his films almost always carry a deeper anguish. It is no wonder that Akira Kurosawa describes his film making as “. a deep river with a quiet surface disguising a fast-raging current underneath.” Kolkata 700 084, West Bengal Email: email@example.com —Hiranmoy Lahiri www.womenexclusive.co.in 35
White Tigers wild beauty
Life span The life span of tigers in the wild are thought to be about 10 years. Tigers in zoos live twice as long.
The first recorded white tigers The first white tiger to be captured was not, as is often claimed, the famed Mohan. There were several captures and a large number of sighting (and shootings) prior to this. For instance, in one of the earliest records a white tiger was displayed at Exeter Change in 1820. The most famous white tiger of all - Mohan In May 1951, Maharajah Shri Martand Singh was hunting in the jungles of Bandhavgarh, (central India). On the 25th a report came in that a tigress had been sighted with four cubs, one of which was white. Weight Siberian tigers are the heaviest subspecies at 500 or more pounds (225 kg), with males heavier than
females. The lightest subspecies is the Sumatran; males weigh about 250 pounds (110 kg) and females around 200 pounds (90 kg). Measurements Depending on the subspecies, the head-body length of a tiger is about 41/2 to 9 feet (1.4-2.8 m). The length of the tail is 3 to 4 feet (90-120 cm). The foot pads vary in size with age, resulting in inaccurate estimates when used in censusing wild populations. Eyes Tigers have round pupils and yellow irises (except for the blue eyes of white tigers). Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light back to the retina, the night vision of tigers is six times better than that of humans. Claws Like domestic cats, tiger claws are
retractable. Tiger scratches on trees serve as territorial markers. Stripes No one knows exactly why tigers are striped, but scientists think that the stripes act as camouflage, and help tigers hide from their prey. The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, and the Siberian tiger has the fewest stripes. Tiger stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes. Cubs Tiger cubs are born blind and weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds (1 kg), depending on the subspecies. They live on milk for 6-8 weeks before the female begins taking them to kills to feed. Tigers have fully developed canines by 16 months of age, but they do not begin making their own kills until about 18 months of age. www.womenexclusive.co.in 36
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“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21inch tongue!
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
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eeling tired and weak in this HOT HUMID summer?? Here is a saviour fruit which gives you instant energy and is available in abundance this season along with fleshy watermelons and tasty tangy mangoes. Sapota commonly called mud apples is the fruit of this month ! It is known as chikoo or sapota in India, sofeda in Bangladesh, chikoo (also
spelled “chikku,” “chiku,” or “ciku”). Sapota’s flavour has been compared to cotton candy or caramel with delicious brown sugar flavour. Sapodilla or Sapota or chikoo is a delicious tropical fruit which is rich in vitamins, minerals and health benefiting anti-oxidant tannins. The fruit is soft, composed of easily digestible pulp made up of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. This fruit is so healthy which replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly. Sapota fruit is brown in color with sandy “potato like” outer surface. Internally, the pulp is white with sticky latex called as saponin in unripe fruits. Latex disappears once the fruit ripens and the pulp turns to brown colour. Pulp is deliciously sweet with smooth or grainy texture and contains 3-10 black coloured smooth, shiny “bean” shaped inedible seeds in the center. Health benefits of sapodilla
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sofeda Digestion Sapodilla is rich in dietary fiber (5.6 g/100g), which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps relieve constipation and also helps to protect the mucous membrane of the colon from cancer causing toxins by firmly binding to them. Hemorrhoids The fruit is rich in antioxidant poly-phenolic compound tannin. Tannins are a complex family of naturally occurring polyphenols that neutralize acids by precipitating proteins. Research studies found that tannins have shown to have potential anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic effects. Hence, these compounds have many useful medicinal applications such as anti-diarrheal, hemostatic (stops bleeding) and as a remedy for hemorrhoids. Bowel Function Further more, the anti-inflammatory
effect of tannins help limit conditions like erosive gastritis, reflux-esophagitis, enteritis and irritating bowel disorders. Some other fruits that are rich in tannins include pomegranate, persimmon, grapes etc. Oral care Eating chikoos regularly can also help prevent oral cancers and help build strong teeth. Fresh ripe chikoos are also good sources of minerals like potassium, copper, iron and vitamins like folate, niacin and pantothenic acid. Benefits Galore Chikoos helps to keep your skin glowing and your hair shiny also boosting your immunity. Chikoos also pack in a healthy dose of vitamin C and vitamin A. C is for immunity, skin, hair, teeth, cartilage and anemia while ‘A’ is essential for vision, skin and bones. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Poisonous Bites www.womenexclusive.co.in 40
A fluid extract of the crushed seeds is employed in Yucatan as a sedative and soporific. A paste of the seeds is applied on stings and bites from poisonous animals. Word of Caution Excess intake of this fruit causes indigestion and those who suffer from heart problems are advised to take not more than one sapota a
Ingredients Sweetened Condensed Milk, Normal milk, Frozen Whipped Topping, 1½ Cup Chikoo (Sapota) thawed. In a blender, mix milk and chikoo (sapota) to paste. In a large bowl combine ingredients such as frozen whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk, milk and chikoo (sapota) pas te .Mix well.Pour into
day .The diabetics and overweight people are supposed to take this fruit under doctor advice. Here are a few tips to eat this delicious fruit without getting messy !! Fresh ripe chiku fruit should be cut into four parts and after removing the seeds the sweet and tasty flesh can be taken directly to enjoy a different flavor taste.You can also scoop the flesh using a spoon.Else this tasty fruit can be added to fruit salads. Sapota milk shake prepared with ripe and fresh fruits is a very popular health diet. Recipe Corner Chikoo Ice Cream is very tasty and unique. Chikoo is also known as sapota. This is an easy recipe made with delectable chikoo fruit.
container, freeze for 5-6 hours. Sapota and Hair Care The seeds of sapota are made into a paste and mixed with castor oil and apply to the scalp and leave for half a day. The next day take a head bath so that the hair becomes smooth and the problem of dandruff is also controlled. Sapota and Skin Care Chikoo is the best remedy for oily skin. Make a facial scrub with sapota.Apply on face and let it dry for 10 mins.Wash with warm water to have smooth and shiny skin. Now do you have any reason to complain about the scorching summer??Beat the heat with Chakas Chikoos !!!
Fruit of the month ‘Here are a few tips to eat this delicious fruit without getting messy’
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A Shrine for Sun God in the South
ur Hindu tradition gives a lot of weightage to the role of the nine planets in our lives. Surya, Chandra, Mangala (Mars), Budha, Guru, Shukra (Venus), Rahu and Kethu are all supposed to be having a grip on our destiny. So much so they are believed to be the commanders in chief of the Supreme Gods, doing their duties in governing our horoscopes according to our karma. Hence the need to worship them and
build temples for them became part and parcel of our culture. Around Kumbakonam nine temples dedicated to the nine planets have been built around the Temple town of Kumbakonam in the South. And the sun God or Surya being the centre of the planetary system has a vital role to play in moulding our personality and the pattern of our life style. The temple for Surya, Suryanaar Koil is about 16 kms from Kumbakonam on the Mylaaduthurai road. Driving through
lush green trees even in summer, we reach the beautiful temple, always crowded more on Sundays (the day of the week, dedicated to the Sun God) The Legend A Rishi by name Kalava, foresaw his future and realized that he was to be infected with leoprasy. He prayed to the Navagrahas to be cured from this terrible disease. The benevolent nine planets were pleased with his thapas and relieved him of the ailment . But Lord Bramha was angry with them for rewriting the destiny of the Rishi and cursed them to bear the same disease. so it was that the Navagrahas now infected with the gory skin disease apologized to Bramha and pleaded for shaa pa vimochanam. Bramha then directed them to worship Lord Shiva and Maathaa Parvathy enshrined in the temple of Thirumangalakkudi (1 km away) as Prana naadeshwarar and Mangalaamba, take a dip in the holy Cauvery nearby and do penance. The nine planets did every thing the Creator had ordered and were cured of the deadly disease. They went back to their heavenly abode and the place where they did thapas came to be known as Suryanaar Koil. They were also enshrined in the temple here, in separate sannadhis. Legend goes to say that anybody whose horoscope reveals these Navagrahas especially Surya, in less advantageous positions, has only to come and worship these planets here and is sure to be relieved of the great pains and problems caused by â€˜Graha chaaramâ€™ (the movement of the Grahaas ) Temple Architecture Though not as big as many of the other Navagraha temples, this www.womenexclusive.co.in 46
Spiritual ancient temple with the cutely carved Gopuram as we see it today, is said to be built by Kuloththunga chola. King krishnadevaraaya also has a hand in the kainkarya in the form of some endowment. Different from other temples in style and settings, this Shrine has the main sanctum sanctorum dedicated to Suryanaaraayana Murthy flanked by his Consorts Usha and Prathusha in thirukkalyaana sevai. The powerful planet Guru (Jupitar) stands in reverence with folded hands, right in front of Lord Surya, casting His Karuna Kataaksha. As the Tamizh saying goes, ‘Guru paarthaal kodi Nanmai’ and this applies even to Lord Surya, who wields the central and the most dominant position in the Solar system. The entrance and the steps leading to this elevated Garbhagraham are on one side. The protocol here is that one has to first get a dharshan of Lord Surya and Guru, go down in an anticlockwise direction (apprathakshinam), very unusual in a Tamizhnadu temple, visit the sanctum sanctorum of Sanneswarar, followed by the six other planets and end up at the sannadhi of Sandikeshwarar, who is supposed to be a supreme Shiva bhaktha. The most orthodox method for a devotee who wants to do a parihaara, would be to purchase a plate of nine coconuts with beetal leaves, arica, yellow bananas and camphor, sold in the temple complex. Red being the colour for the sun, red hibiscus flowers and a piece of red cloth are also to be taken. The chief priest clad in a yellow shiny dhothi guides you and recites the special sthala Gayathri manthra of each planet along with the devottee’s name and birth star, thus appealing to the Navagrahas to mitigate the thoshas and thus appeasing them in showering their Grace. The Navagrahas are seen here without any weapon in their hands as shantha swaroopis and hence in a mood to nullify the negative effects of the planetary positions of the Bhakthas’ horoscope. There is also a sannadhi for Kol theertha Vinayakar, kasi Visvanathar and
visalakshi. One can perform an easier parihara by lighting up 10 earthern lamps (with sesame oil or ghee), one for each graham and one for the Ganesha . The sun stands for tremendous energy, health, power, vigour, supremacy and a divine pilgrimage to this Suryanar koil, topping the list of the nine temples dedicated to the Navagrahas, is bound to eradicate all problems, physical and mental.
As is said by sage Agasthya in his incomparable manthra ‘Adhithya Hrudhayam lets also pray thus ‘Bhano Bhaaskara Maarthaanda, chanda rashmi, Dhiwaakara Ayush, aarogya, aishwaryam, puthraan cha dehi me sadhaa’
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Events for April
Chennai Diamond’s 3rd Anniversary Exhibition-cum-Sale A scintillating array of diamond jewellery from Italy, Bangkok and other parts of the world to be exhibited from 14th April to 20th April. At Chennai Diamonds, No. 46, Cathedral Road, Chennai – 86 contact: 044 4210 4050-51 email@example.com
Special weekday lunch offer @ Chin Chin Chin Chin, Chennai’s finest Chinese Restaurant at The Residency, GN Chetty Road, has come out with excellent menu that gives value for money and is Wallet friendly. It is only for lunch and is priced @ Rs.425 nett from Monday to Friday. The Menu will consist of a Starter, Soup, Main Course & Dessert. Both Veg & Non Veg food will be served and guest can choose from a variety of dishes offered. Menu showcases starters like, Golden fried Squid, Drums of Heaven, Hone chilli lotus stem, and continue your dinning journey with Wonton Soup, Burnt Garlic Soup, Manchow Soup, and the Main Course dishes are Home style chicken, chilli braised fish, Shredded Lamb Hot, Stir Fried Mix Vegetable, Eight Treasure Hot Pot, Garlic Sauce and it ends with Desserts like Darsaan (Honey Noodles), Dates & Coconut Pan Cake. For reservations please call: 2825 3434.
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an interview with Shakeel akthar Ips 1. Why a career in IPS? Is it because there weren’t much options in other professions during that time? It was basically for two reasons, I chose this profession, One is because through this profession I can do ‘SERVICE TO HUMANITY’ and the other reason is ‘To wipe away the tears of the Public’ In my 21 years of service – I wiped away many persons ‘tears’. 2. Tell us something about your school and college life? Any unforgettable memories? I basically hailed from a remote village named “Belhi” and the only child of my parents but I was brought up in a joint family. I was always the class topper from 5th Standard and so I was awarded with Scholarship and from 8th Standard I continued my education at a ‘District School’, where I was also awarded with a (National Rural Scholarship) and the school was 14-15 kms away from home, I used to enjoy going to School. At school, I was the class monitor & the school captain. too. During my college days which happens to be a “Science” college at ‘Patna’, I received Scholarship for ISC and I did my Honours in Physics and I was also the Perfect in the Hostel. Well, the Last but not the least was my career in “IPS”, I went through rigrous training but at one point of time, you get used to the regime and become more flexible as “FIT AS A FIDDLE”… 3.What was your greatest challenge in your career? When I was DC of Crime in Madurai, there was open gun-fire during a terrorist attack, I was heading the investigation, I was under a mission
where there were many challenging situations since I had to face many ISI trained men in 2002, after six months of ransacking the whole territory, the man Immam Ali was hunted down in Bangalore… But those six months of planning, execution were cherished memories of mine because I was always working hard towards my Goal. 4. How is crime controlled in Chennai? According to latest Statistics 28.3% Decline in Crime? What are the action plans the Chennai police has taken to control crime like theft, chain snatching, automobile theft and other property disputes? Last year a Girl from Calcutta came down to study in MOP Vaishnav College, when I happen to meet the girl, she mentioned that “Chennai is the most safest place to stay”. I was really impressed by that answer, this shows Chennai is still a safe place to stay. Well Crime & Soceity goes hand in hand, there are many preventive actions & investigations are taken to control crime in the state and tremendous “ground work is done” like the Patrol vehicle which goes in rounds to small streets where the gangsters are monitored and Chennai police is constantly vigilant and active to see that Chennaites are in safe environment. According to “National Crime Record Bureau” – Chennai is the safest place to live. 5.When you heard the death of Ashok Kamate (IPS) died in a Bomb Blast, What was the first thought that came upto your mind? Any memories in particular? Ten days before the incident, I happen to be in Mumbai along with Ashok
At school, I was the class monitor & the school captain. too
Interview Kamate. Well the memory was so fresh in my mind about the moments spent with him, when I saw the news about the bomb blast, I called his home right away the arderly informed me that “HE IS NO MORE.”, I was bewildered, because ten days before his death, he mentioned that his hand are itching and he wanted to shoot all the terrorist, he was filled with Grit, vigour and determination to destroy all the terroist in our country. Ashok Kamate was a Straight forward man, according to him “Black is black and white is white” and we shared some special moments with him and I conveyed my deep condolences to his family during those grieving moments of his death. 6.Recently you gave a speech on “Saving lives” – How is the current “Chennai Traffic Police” helping the chennaities to minimize accidents? “Every Life is important”, The head of the family is normally the bread winner of the family so when you save one life, eventually we land up saving many lives in the family, the revenue of the family is not stopped. So Chennai Traffic Police takes care of so many lives in Chennai by avoiding many accidents. 7. “Saving our Sparrow” Project conducted by Bohra Community, What is the Project all about? What are its goals? Bohra Community recently held a function on their libarisation of their group As a art of colliagation, they conducted this function on “Saving Sparrow”, To bring awareness and to enlighten the thought of “saving sparrow”. 8.Were you in “Special Task Police”, Was it difficult to encounter “Veerappan”? What is the special training did you go through?
When I was a SP in Dharmapuri, I was involved in Two or Three operations of Karnataka & Tamilnadu encountering “Veerappan”, Well it involved a lot of multi-tasking and it was quite challenging too. In Dharmapuri, there was a lot of poverty, hence illegal liquour was very common and I had to abolish the trend of illegal Liquor completely. 9. What are the innovative steps and action plans you are going to take to improve the department which you are in? We have taken many innovative steps, for instance at Kannagi Nagar located at OMR road – the slum people were shifted and we devised many plans to reform Them completely. There were a couple of other events, The police department have involved themselves to make “Chennai” a beautiful place to live on, we have actively involved with other organizations & NGO’s like Rotary to eradicate crime Activities, and involve the young youth who are down-
Akthar who was a Software Professional, and two lovely children named Iffat Akthar & Amlaan Akthar. Of-course initially they missed my presence, later as the days rolled on by they started getting used to it, As they understand my profession involves 24/7 work Schedule. 11. What is your advise to the budding I.P.S Officers and What are your suggestions for Those who aspire to become I.P.S Officer? For those who want to make a career in I.P.S, they need to attend UPSC exam where they must be extremely good at Studies, and they must also qualify for Those exams, Ofcourse “Merit & Choice”, decides your selection. One must be knowledge savvy to learn on a daily basis about the current affairs & G.K and one must also read the newspaper on a regular basis and of-course plan their tasks. Well, those who are budding I.P.S Officers, They must be “Service
trodden in sports activities so that they become better citizens of our Country and also help them to conduct themselves well in society and behave properly too in society. 10. Is your family very supportive to your profession? Tell us something about your family/ My family is extremely supportive, I have a beautiful wife whose name is Ishrath
oriented” towards the Public. They must remember one thing, that through their service. They can touch the heart of anybody and they need to have a lot of “Empathy & Sympathy” to take care of good people and understand the bad people and “Lead from the front”… —Sornalatha
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Minced mutton 500 gms. Potatoes 700 gms Chopped Onions 500 gms. Chilli powder 1 teaspoon. Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon. Pepper powder 2 teaspoons. Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon. Oil Salt Rusk powder 1 egg beaten
Method Wash and boil minced meat and potatoes separaately. Peel and mash the potatoes to smooth batter. Add the pepper powder and salt to taste, mix well and keep aside. Fry the chopped onions with sufficient oil, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder till brown. Add the boiled minced muttonand fry till the mix is dry. Remove from fire. Make small balls of the mashed potato,and fill them with the mutton mix preparation in the centre and keep aside. Place the tawa on fire, pour oil requied for deep fry and heat. Now dip the mutton balls in beaten egg, roll in rusk powder and deep fry till brown. Serve hot with chappathi.
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Answer: 1. The Answer: 11 and 1.1., 11 + 1.1 = 12.1, 11 x 1.1 = 12.1, 2. The man in the photo is Sam’s son., 3. A is guilty, 4. He was born on December 31st and spoke about it on January 1st., 5. Move the numeral 2 half a line up to achieve 101-102 = 1
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1.What two numbers, comprised of only the digit 1, give the same answer when added as when multiplied? For example, if the two numbers were 1 and 11, they add up to 12, but multiplying them results in 11. 2. Sam was looking at a photo. Someone asked him, “Whose picture are you looking at?” He replied: “I don’t have any brother or sister, but this man’s father is my father’s son.” So, whose picture was Stephen looking at? 3. There was a robbery in which a lot of goods were stolen. The robber(s) left in a truck. It is known that : (1) Nobody else could have been involved other than A, B and C. (2) C never commits a crime without A’s participation. (3) B does not know how to drive. So, is A innocent or guilty? 4. W hen asked about his birthday, a man said: “ The day before yesterday I was only 25 and next year I will turn 28.” T his is true only one day in a year when was he born? 5. The following equation is wrong: 101 - 102 = 1 Move one numeral to make it correct. —Shobana
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