Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Christmas of 1949 we didn’t have a tree. My dad had as much pride as anybody, I suppose, so he wouldn’t just say that we couldn’t afford one.
When I mentioned it, my mother said that we weren’t going to have one this year, that we couldn’t afford one, and even if we could – it was stupid to clutter up your house with a dead tree.
I wanted a tree badly though, and I thought – in my naive way – that if we had one, everybody would feel better.
Here are some of the funniest and amazing facts about food. Read them and enjoy.
100 pounds of rain water is required to produce a single pound of food from earth.
ü 11.9 pounds of cereal are consumed by average American / Canadian per year
ü Do you know that we get only one pound of coffee from one coffee tree?
ü The fear vegetables is called as Lachanophobia
ü Do you know that the French fries came from Belgium, but they are most popular in USA
ü The number one selling snack in USA is the Potato chips
ü Do you know that Russian children are given a birthday pie instead of birth day cake?
Friday, November 14, 2014
Records Rohit Sharma broke during his knock of 264
India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed a brilliant 264 from 173 balls to register the highest score in the history of ODI cricket. In the process, he also broke a number of other records. He was dropped by Thisara Perera after playing a loose shot early on in his innings, but that did not deter the confidence of the Mumbai Indians captain. He went from strength to strength and took just 15 balls to get from 200 to 250.
Here are some records Rohit broke during the knock:
#1 Highest individual score in an ODI innings - 264
Rohit Sharma broke the record for the highest ODI individual score of all time today. He didn’t just beat Virender Sehwag’s 219, but also bettered Belinda Clark’s 229 against Denmark, making this the top individual score in an innings across all one-day internationals.
TOP 10 ODI INNINGS OF ALL TIME
1) ROHIT SHARMA (India) 264 (173 balls) v Sri Lanka, November 13, 2014
2) VIRENDER SEHWAG (India) 219 (149 ball) v West Indies, December 8, 2011
3) ROHIT SHARMA (India) 209 (158 balls) v Australia, November 2, 2013
4) SACHIN TENDULKAR (India) 200* (147 balls) v South Africa, February 24, 2010
5) CHARLES COVENTRY (Zimbabwe) 194* (156 balls) v Bangladesh, August 16, 2009
6) SAEED ANWAR (Pakistan) 194 (146 balls) v India, May 21, 1997
7) VIV RICHARDS (West Indies) 189* (170 balls) v England, May 31, 1984
8) MARTIN GUPTILL (New Zealand) 189* (155 balls) v England, June 2, 2013
9) SANATH JAYASURIYA (Sri Lanka) 189 (161 balls) v India, October 29, 2000
10) GARY KIRSTEN (South Africa) 188* (159 balls) v UAE February 16, 1996
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
A Short Story on Self Confidence
There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.
Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.
After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Tale Of Two Pebbles
Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter.
Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.
If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. If she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
CITIES THAT NEVER SLEEP
New York City
The city that never sleeps is wonderful, frenetic and often overwhelming. New York lets you choose your own nocturnal adventure—a left turn might reveal the glitzy lights of a late-night theatre and while a stroll to the right might unveil after-hour nightclubs and hip, underground bars.