Friday, August 19, 2011

PUNJABI ABC



This one's not just for Punjabis but for all those who have been bombarded with 'Punjlish'....... 

A is for Aiscreame 

B is for Backside, and it has nothing to do with your butt. It is an instruction to go to the rear side of a building, block, shop or whatever. 

C is for Cloney and it is not a process for replicating sheep, nor is its first name George. It is merely an area where people live e.g. 'Defence Cloney'. 

D is for the proverbial 'Dangar da Puttar' 

E is for Expanditure, the spending of money 

F is for Fackade, and even though it sounds like a bad word it is actually just the front side of a building (with backside being the back, of course). 

G is for Gaddi, and the way a Punjabi can pilot his gaddi puts any F1 driver to shame. (If the Grand Prix does come to Delhi there's no way Hamilton,Alonso or Kimi can overtake Balvinder, Jasvinder or Sukhvinder's taxi.) 

H is for 'Ho Jayega Ji', and the moment you hear that you have to be careful because you can be reasonably sure it is not going to happen. 

I is for Intzaar, and to know more about it see 'P'. 

J is for Jutt, which every Punjabi seems to be. 

K is for Khanna, Khurana, etc, the Punjabi equivalent of the Joneses (e.g.'Keeping up with the Khuranas ji') 

L is for Loin, the king of the jungle 

M is for 'Mrooti', the car that an entire generation of Punjabis were in love with. 

N is for 'No Problem Ji.' To find out how that works see 'H'. 

O is for Oye, which can be surprise (Oyye!), a greeting (Oyy!), anger (OYY!) or pain (Oy oy oy...) 

P is for Punj Mint, and no matter how near (1 km) or far (100 km) a Punjabi is from you, he always says he'll reach you in punj mint (5 minutes).

Q is for Queue
, a word completely untranslateable into Punjabi.

R is for Riks
, and a Punjabi is always prepared to take one (risk), even if the odds are against him.

S is for Sweetie, Sunny, Simmi and Sonu
, who seem to own half the cars in Delhi . (The other half by their Pappas - like 'Sweetie de Pappa di Gaddi')

T is for the official bird of Punjab : Tandoori Chickun
.

U
 is for when you lose your sex appeal and become 'Uncul-ji'

V is for VIP phone numbers
 @ Rs 15 lakh and counting.

W is for Whan
, as in 'Whan are you coming, ji?'

X is for the many X-rated
 words that flow freely in Punjabi conversations.

Y is for 'You nonsanse'
, when anger replaces vocabulary in a slanging  match.

Z is for Zindgi
 which every Punjabi knows how to live to the fullest. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Preview Pane

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wassup with the weather...




A Texas lake that turned blood-red this summer may not be a sign of the End Times, but probably is the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot.
drought has left the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park in West Texas almost entirely dry. The water that is left is stagnant, full of dead fish — and a deep, opaque red.
The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result ofChromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water.
"It's just heartbreaking," said Charles Cruz, a fish and wildlife technician with Texas Parks and Wildlife in San Angelo, Tex.
Blood red reservoir
Texas is experiencing major drought this summer, with 75 percent of the state's area in an "exceptional" drought, the highest level, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC). The state had hoped for some relief from Tropical Storm Don last week, but the system fizzled and brought only an inch or two of rain to areas near the coast.
The drought has taken its toll on a number of reservoirs in West Texas, Cruz told LiveScience. OC Fisher has never been completely full, Cruz said, but it was stocked with catfish, bass, sunfish and other popular targets for fishermen.
"We surveyed the lake, I believe it was last year, and we had a pretty good fish population out there," Cruz said. "It was pretty sickening going out there, watching lake levels just drop and drop and drop and seeing these nice trophy-sized bass just floating dead."
End times predictions
As of last week, all that remained of the lake was a small pond a few feet deep, Cruz said. There were thousands of dead fish, he said, but no sign of life.
Pictures of this blood-red pool circulated online in fishing forums and caught the notice of Indiana preacher Paul Begley, who said in a YouTube video that the lake might be evidence of the apocalypse as predicted by the Biblical book of Revelation. [End of the World? Top Doomsday Fears]
"The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died," the passage Begley cited reads. "The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood." 
Begley may not have any more luck at predicting the end of the world than did Harold Camping, the radio preacher who set the date for May 21, 2011. But for as long as the drought persists, the OC Fisher reservoir is a reservoir no longer.
"I don't know what's left in there now. We haven't been back," Cruz said. "But I would guess it's probably pretty much gone already."

Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/end-times-texas-lake-turns-blood-red-215004338.html



All 50 States See Record Highs in July



No state in the union was safe from July's blistering heat wave, according to data from the U.S.National Climatic Data Center.
The horrible July heat wave, lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, affected nearly 200 million people in the United States at some point. Preliminary data show that 2,712 high-temperature records were either tied or broken in July, compared with 1,444 last year, according to the NCDC. At least one weather station in all 50 states set or tied a daily high temperature record at some point during July.
Two weather stations tied for the hottest temperature recorded during July. The Blythe station in Riverside County, Calif., and the Gila Bend station in Maricopa County, Ariz., both hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.9 degrees Celsius) in July.
Even Alaska recorded unusually sweaty temperatures. The temperature at the Northway weather station in Southeast Fairbanks County hit a record 97 F (36.1 C) on July 11.
Newark, N.J., set an all-time high at 108 F (42.2 C) on July 22, breaking the record of 105 F (40.6 C), set in 2001.
In Washington, D.C., Dulles International Airport saw its hottest July on record this year and recorded its highest July temperature of all time at 105 F (40.6 C), on July 22. That same day, water in the nearby Potomac River was the hottest ever recorded at 96 F (35.4 C) (records go back to only 1988), reported the Capital Weather Gang blog.
The city of Morehead, Minn., had the dubious distinction as the hottest place on Earth for a day, saidmeteorologist Heidi Cullen of Climate Central, in an interview on National Public Radio. On July 19,the heat index there — a measure of humidity and temperature that indicates how hot the weather feels — was 134 F (56.7 C). (The National Weather Service later said this reading could be an anomaly due to the local weather station's location in a very wet field, and not representative of the entire town.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

IPL 2011 Schedule | IPL T20 Cricket Match Schedules & Timetables, India

IPL 2011 is scheduled to start on 8th of April. Lalit Modi has been sacked and 2 teams which very removed are back again now after court intervention ( Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab ) . Kochi cricket team has come out of all problems.Now it looks as if 10 teams are going to play. So the number of matches are going to be increased.


IPL 2011 World Cup Schedule


Apr 8 8PM . Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
Apr 9 4PM . Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
Apr 9 8PM . Kochi v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kochi
Apr 10 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi
Apr 10 8PM . Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai
Apr 11 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers Kolkata
Apr 12 4PM . Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
Apr 12 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore
Apr 13 4PM . Pune Warriors vs Kochi Navi Mumbai
Apr 13 8PM . Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali
Apr 14 8PM . Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
Apr 15 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Kochi Mumbai
Apr 15 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
Apr 16 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
Apr 16 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
Apr 17 4PM . Rajasthan v Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
Apr 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai
Apr 18 8PM . Kochi v Chennai Super Kings Kochi
Apr 19 4PM . Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers Delhi
Apr 19 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
Apr 20 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors Mumbai
Apr 20 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Kolkata
Apr 21 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Mohali
Apr 22 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
Apr 23 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
Apr 23 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Delhi
Apr 24 4PM . Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians Hyderabad
Apr 24 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Kochi Jaipur
Apr 25 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors Chennai
Apr 26 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
Apr 27 4PM . Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai
Apr 27 8PM . Kochi v Deccan Chargers Kochi
Apr 28 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
Apr 28 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur
Apr 29 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Bangalore
Apr 30 4PM . Kochi v Delhi Daredevils Kochi
Apr 30 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
May 1 4PM . Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors Jaipur
May 1 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers Chennai
May 2 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Delhi
May 3 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad
May 4 4PM . Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals Chennai
May 4 8PM . Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai
May 5 4PM . Kochi v Kolkata Knight Riders Kochi
May 5 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad
May 6 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
May 7 4PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
May 7 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
May 8 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Bangalore
May 8 8PM . Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors Mohali
May 9 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
May 10 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Mohali
May 10 8PM . Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors Hyderabad
May 11 8PM . Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
May 12 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils Chennai
May 13 8PM . Kochi v Kings XI Punjab Indore
May 14 4PM . Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers Mumbai
May 14 8PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
May 15 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
May 15 8PM . Kochi v Rajasthan Royals Indore
May 16 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians Kolkata
May 17 8PM . Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers Pune
May 18 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharamsala
May 18 8PM . Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Chennai
May 19 8PM . Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
May 20 8PM . Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
May 21 4PM . Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers Dharamsala
May 21 8PM . Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors Delhi
May 22 4PM . Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
May 22 8PM . Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
May 24 8PM . Qualifier 1 Mumbai
May 25 8PM . Eliminator Mumbai
May 27 8PM . Qualifier 2 Chennai
May 28 8PM . Final Chennai