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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Largest Family in the World

With a total of 181 members, this Indian family residing at Baktawng , Mizoram, India is probably the largest in the world.67-year-old Ziona, who heads the family, lives in a four-storeyed purple mansion (called 'Chhuanthar Run', which means 'The House of the New Generation', is the biggest concrete structure in Baktawng, about 80 km from Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram having  more than 100 rooms) with his 39 wives, 94 children and 14 daughter-in-laws and over 40 grandchildren.

world’s longest cross-sea bridge

China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, (26  miles 42 kms long) linking the eastern port city of Qingdao and the offshore island Huangdao, opens on June 30, 2011.The 110-foot (35-meter)-wide bridge is the longest of its kind and cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion).It has taken 4 years to build the bridge, which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars

According to Guinness World Records, the previous record holder for a bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana. The Chinese bridge is more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) longer.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway  consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, USA. The longer of the two bridges is the 8thlongest in the world and the longest over water, measuring 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long.

Sony Cybershot W520

  • 14.1 Megapixel with 5x Optical Zoom
  • 25mm equivalent wide angle sony lens. Pl
  • Easy shooting mode, iAuto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • SteadyShot image stabilization for blur free

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE),

Right to Education Act (RTE)
The bill was approved by the Cabinet on 2 July 2009; Rajya Sabha passed the bill on 20 July 2009 and the Lok Sabha on 4 August 2009.he law came into effect in the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir from 1 April 2010.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010

Highlights of RTE Act

Right to Education becoming a fundamental right,the Act promises to ensure education for all children between the age of 6 and 14, a whopping 22 crore children, out of which nearly 1.1 crore are out of school and the act makes it obligatory for the appropriate governments to ensure that every child gets free elementary education.
 1.  Free and compulsory education to all children of India in the six to 14 age group;
2.  No child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until completion of elementary education (up to class eight);
3.  A child who completes elementary education (upto Class 8) shall be awarded a certificate
4.  Calls for a fixed student-teacher ratio;
5.  Will apply to all of India except Jammu and Kashmir;
6.  Provides for 25 percent reservation for economically disadvantaged communities in all private and minority schools. The reservation to start with Class One beginning 2011
7. Mandates improvement in quality of education;
8. School teachers will need adequate professional degree within five years or else will lose job;
9. School infrastructure (where there is problem) to be improved in three years, else recognition cancelled;
10 Financial burden will be shared between state and central government on the basis of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All)
11. Private schools to face penalty for violating RTE


Remembering R D Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994)

Rahul Dev Burman nicknamed Pancham da because, as a child, whenever he cried, it sounded in the fifth note (Pa) of the Indian musical scale. The word Pancham means five (or fifth) in Bengali.R D Burman started his career as assistant to his father Sachin Dev Burman.His first film as a music director was Guru Dutt's Raaz (1959).Out of his 331 released movies 292 were in Hindi, 31 in Bangla, 3 in Telugu, 2 each in Tamil & Oriya and 1 in Marathi.

 All Time Hits of R D Burman

 Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera (Teesri Manzil, 1966)

 Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein (Padosan, 1968)

Roop Tera Mastana (Aradhana, 1969)

 Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai(Kati Patang,1970)

Ye Shaam Mastani (Kati Patang,1970)

Dum Maro Dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1971)

Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja(Caravan, 1971)

Chingaari Koi Bhadke (Amar Prem, 1971)

 O Mere Dil Ke Chain  - Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dilko (Yaadon Ki Baarat, 1973)

Meri Soni Meri Tamanna (Yaadon Ki Baarat, 1973) 

 Jai Jai Shivshankar - Aap Ki Kasam(1974)

 Bheegi Bheegi Raaton mein - Ajnabee(1974)

 Mehbooba  Mehbooba - Sholay(1975)

 Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon - Mehboobha(1976)

Kya Hua Tera Vaada (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, 1977)

Yamma Yamma - Shaan(1980)

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - 1942 A Love Story

Rim Jhim Rim Jhim - 1942 A Love Story

 Kuch Na Kaho - 1942 A Love Story

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fujifilm AX 200 Digital Camera

(1)Alluring Photos, Powerful HD
Shoot your everyday moments from beautiful photos to HD movies. Supported by our award-winning Fujinon Lens, images can be captured sharp and crisp just as it appears.

Fujinon 5x Zoom Lens & 12 Megapixels
Fujinon Lens, the high precision optic lens from Fujifilm has received positive praises, used in various industries - satellite in outer space, TV/film, security and compact cameras. The technology provides great wide angle and 5x optical zoom.

Wide Angle of 28mm

28mm optical zoom lens allows you to capture the real scale, depth, dynamism of the scene at a wide angle.

12 Megapixels - With Vivid Colors and Clarity

An impressive 12 megapixels resolution won't miss the finest details of your subject. Images are captured sharp and clear, in vivid colors, even when printed at large sizes

High Sensitivity ISO3200

With maximum sensitivity of ISO3200*, photos appear natural and more true to life even with limited available light. High sensitivity also stops the action of high-speed moving subjects.
At ISO3200, number of recorded pixels is limited to maximum 3 megapixels. At full resolution (12 megapixels), sensitivity is limited to a maximum ISO1600.

Digital Image Stabilization

Digital Image Stabilizer reduces blurs caused from camera shake using high sensitivity and fast shutter speed. Captures moments in motion with crisp and clear results.


HDTV-Compatible Photos & Video

Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix AX200 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display.
*Optional HD Player HDP-L1 is required.


Photo Shooting

Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format. (4,000 x 2,248 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels)

 Movie Shooting

Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format. 1,280 x 720 pixels [HD] (max. recording time: 15 min.) / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Allow 5x zoom ups during your recordings

Optional HDTV Connection Kit

Combining an HD card reader and a remote control, the optional connection kit makes it easy to display photos and movies on your HDTV.

(2)SR AUTO & Face Detection
Equipped with the 6 scene SR AUTO (Scene Recognition Auto) and Face Detection, scenes and faces can be captured and optimized even more with the detection functions.


Recognizes portraits by detecting the faces quickly in the frame and optimizing focus, brightness and white balance.


Scenic shots such as mountains and buildings are automatically recognized. Colors of the sky, forests, and flower fields are captured in vivid colors and depth.


For low-light and nighttime scenarios, shutter speed and sensitivity are automatically adjusted, producing blur-free pictures with minimal noise.


Macro mode sets the focusing position of the details of small flowers or tiny subjects accurately.

Night Portrait

When photographing people at night or in low light, SR AUTO optimizes flash range, shutter speed, and exposure of the portraits, while capturing smooth and luminous background.

Backlit Portrait

Optimizes brightness of the faces that usually end up in shadow and underexposure caused by the light behind.

Face Detection

Face Detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results.

 Red-eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result

 Instantly Detect up to 10 Faces!

The Face Detection can simultaneously recognizes up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the Zoom Up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results.

 (3)Easy-to-use Shooting Modes
 Capture fascinating wide scale panoramic photos and natural optimized images according to the scene

Panorama Shooting Mode

it easy to create impressive panoramic photos. This mode captures and combines max 3 consecutive shots, that are saved to the memory card as a single panoramic picture.

Natural Light & with Flash

This mode automatically captures the same scene twice, once at high sensitivity and natural light and once with Intelligent Flash, ensuring great photos, even in marginal shooting situations.

Simple Point-and-Shoot Modes

Scene Recognition Auto

Simply by pointing the camera at the subject, the camera automatically analyzes and selects the most appropriate setting using scene recognition.


The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photography.

Program Auto

Automatic mode to specify settings except shutter speed and aperture setting.

Natural Light & with Flash

Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations.

Natural Light

Retains natural ambience of shots taken in low-light conditions.


Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look.

Baby Mode

Function most suitable for taking pictures of young children


Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively.


Captures and combines max 3 consecutive shots, which are saved to the memory card as a panoramic picture.


A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment.


Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter

Night (Tripod)

Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod.


Effective for taking shots of fireworks with a slow shutter speed.


Capture sunset scenes vivid in color.


Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white.


Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight.


Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambience in low-light conditions.


Capture a clear close-up shots of blooming flowers rich in color.


Clear shots of letters on a document or white board

(4)Post Capture Essentials
Playing back your photos is as simple as it can be! With the advanced picture search function, micro thumbnail and slideshow, enliven your captured memories.

Image Search

With the convenient Image Search function, you can search pictures by Date, by Face, by Scene and by Type of Data.

By Date

Viewing your saved photo image by date, making it easy to locate specific events or occasions.

By Face

All your portraits can be selected and replayed based on composition: group photos, couple pictures, or solo portraits.

By Scene

Photos shot with Auto or SR AUTO mode can be replayed according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, macro and more….

By Type of Data

Display the content of your image library according to the type of data: still photos, edited images, or movie footage.

Micro Thumbnail View

Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10x10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback

2.7-inch Monitor

The large, bright LCD display makes it easy to compose great photos. And sharing pictures is a pleasure, thanks to a high-impact 230,000-dot resolution.



Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.

Red-eye Removal during Playback

This function corrects red-eyes during playbacks of close-ups and detected faces.

2x AA Batteries

Readily available power source; no bulky chargers required.

SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot

The versatile card slot is compatible with SD and high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC) memory cards.



Urmila Matondkar

At the Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring Summer 2010 in New Delhi on October 28, 2009

Maxim's Hot Girls

Cameron Diaz
All the boys want her, all the girls want to be her. And she only gets better with age
  Bar Rafaeli –  Israeli supermodel

Natalie Portman – She's just added hot mommy and Oscar winner to her resume.

Cobie Smulders - She's lovely and funny, a combination that's hard to beat

Leighton Meester - Most Wanted on the Big Screen

Megan Fox - Is Megan's star on the Wane?

Anna Kournikova - known more for her blonde good looks than her ability to serve an ace

Rihanna – Good girl gone bad RiRi peaks on both the talent and hotness radars

Avril Lavigne – Four albums and one failed marriage later, the punk princess of pop is the Girlfriend every red blooded male aged 16 - 25 wants

 Kim Kardashian - With 6.5 million followers on Twitter, a series of high profile romances, and the most watched reality show on the tube, Kim's going to be a Hot-List regular


Monday, June 27, 2011

Toyota's Etios Liva

Japanese carmaker Toyota launched the petrol variant of its much anticipated small car Etios Liva in India,specifically developed for the Indian customers and is priced between Rs 3.99 lakh and Rs 5.99 lakh.Etios Liva is powered by a 1.2L, 16V DOHC engine and has a 5-speed manual.

 Etios Liva will be available in four variants, J, G, V and VX

The word Liva has been coined from the terms Lively and Live Life to the fullest. 

 Etios Liva boasts of a 18.31kmpl mileage.