Meaning of THE INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga
Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tubh Shubha Name Jage
Tubh Shubha Ashisha Mange
Gahe Tubh Jaya Gatha
Jan Gan Mangaldayak Jay Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey !
Jaye, Jaye, Jaye, Jaye Hey

Translation in English

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Ocean.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny.
Victory, victory, victory, Victory to thee.

Happy New Year!

May The Year 2010 Bring for You Happiness, Success and filled with Peace, Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends….

Wishing You a…HAPPY NEW YEAR

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10 Home Remedies to Avoid Swine Flu

  1. Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English; medicinal name Ocimum sanctum) everyday in the morning. Tulsi has a large number of therapeutic properties. It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity.
  2. Giloi (medicinal name Tinospora cordifolia) is a commonly available plant in many areas. Take a one-foot long branch of giloi, add five to six leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or long enough to allow the water to extract its properties. Add black pepper and sendha (salt used during religious fasts), rock or black salt, or Misri (crystalised sugar like lumps to make it sweet) according to taste. Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) while still warm. It will work wonders for your immunity. If giloi plant is not available, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day.
  3. A small piece of camphor (kapoor) approximately the size of a tablet should be taken once or twice a month. It can be swallowed with water by adults while children can take it along with mashed potatoes or banana because they will find it difficult to have it without any aides. Please remember camphor is not to be taken everyday, but only once each season, or once a month.
  4. Those who can take garlic, must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned.
  5. Those not allergic to milk, must take a glass of hot or lukewarm milk every night with a small measure of haldi (turmeric).
  6. Aloe vera (gwarpatha) too is a commonly available plant. Its thick and long, cactus-like leaves have an odourless gel. A teaspoon gel taken with water daily can work wonders for not only your skin and joint pains, but also boost immunity.
  7. Take homeopathic medicines – Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular – five tablets three times a day, or two-three drops three times a day. While these are not specifically targeted at H1N1 either, these work well as preventive against common flu virus.
  8. Do Pranayam daily (preferably under guidance if you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/walk regularly to keep your throat and lungs in good condition and body in fine fettle. Even in small measures, it will work wonders for your body’s resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit.
  9. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice. Since fresh Amla is not yet available in the market (not for another three to four months), it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays.
  10. Last but not the least, wash your hands frequently every day with soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds; especially before meals, or each time after touching a surface that you suspect could be contaminated with flu virus such as a door handle or a knob/handle, especially if you have returned from a public place or used public transport.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners should be kept handy at all times and used until you can get soap and warm water.

Lok Sabha Elections 2009

Lok Sabha Elections 2009 dates have been announced and the voting will be taking place in 5 phases.

Total no. of Seats – 543
Total no. of Voters – 714 Million
Total no. of Polling Stations – 8,28,804
Results Declaration – May 16th 2009

Number of Seats and States

Assam – 14 seats
Polls – April 16, 23
2004 election results – Congress (9), BJP (2) others (3)

Arunachal Pradesh – 2 seats
Polls – April 16
2004 BJP did a clean sweap of the 2 loksabha seats

Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 1 seat
Polls – April 16
2004 the seat went to congress

Andhra Pradesh – 42 seats
Polls – April 16, 23
2004 Elections – Congress (29), TDP (5), TRS (5), others (3)

Bihar – 40 seats
Polls – April 16, 23, 30 and May 7
2004 seats – RJD (22), Congress (3), JD(U) (6), BJP (5), LJ SP (4)

Chandigarh – 1 seat
Polls on – May 13
2004 Election the single seat went to congress party of India

Chattisgarh – 11 seats
Polls – April 16
2004 Elections – BJP (10) and Congress (1)

Delhi – 7 Seats
Polls on – May 7
2004 Loksabha election results for Delhi – Congress (6), BJP (1)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli – 1 seat
Polls – April 30
2004 single seat went ot BNP

Daman and Diu – 1 seat
Polls – April 30
2004 the single seat went to congress

Goa – 2 seats
Polls – April 23
2004 one seat went to BJP and the other went to congress

Gujarat – 26 seats
Polls – april 30
2004 Election results – BJP (14), Congress(12)

Himachal Pradesh – 4 Seats
Polls on – May 13
2004 Loksabha Election resuts in Himachal – Congress (3), BJP (1)

Haryana – 10 Seats
Polls on – May 7
2004 Election results in Haryana – Congress (9), BJP (1)

Jammu and Kashmir – 6 Seats
Polls on – April 16, 23, 30 and May 7,13
2004 Loksabha Election results in Jammu and kashmir – Congress (2), National Conference (2), PDP (1) , Independent (1)

Jharkhand – 14 seats
Polls – April 16, 23
2004 Elections – Congress (6), JMM (4), RJD(2), BJP (1) and CPI (1)

Karnataka – 28 seats
Polls – April 23, 30
2004 Elections – BJP(18), Congress (8), JD(S) (2)

Kerala – 20 seats
Polls – April 16
2004 LDF (18), Congress (1) and NDA (1)

Lakshadweep – 1 seat
Polls – April 16
JD(U) won the single seat in 2004

Madhya Pradesh – 29 seats
Polls – April 23, 30
2004 election results – BJP (25) , Congress (4)

Maharashtra – 48 seats
Polls – April 16, 20 , 30
2004 election results – Congress (13), NCP(9), RPI (1), BJP (13), Shivsena (12)

Manipur – 2 seats
Polls – April 16, 22
2004 seat standing – Congress(1), Independent (1)

Mizoram – 1 seat
Polls – April 16
2004 – MNF won the single seat

Meghalaya – 2 seats
Polls – April 16
2004 elections – Congress (1) , Trinamul Congress (1)

Nagaland – 1 seat
Polls – April 16
2004 elections the one seat went to NPF

Orissa – 21 seats
Polls – April 16, 23
2004 results – BJD (11), BJP (7), Congress (2), JMM (1)

Pondicherry – 1 seat
Polls – May 13
2004 – PMK won the single seat

Punjab – 13 seats
Polls on – May 7, 13
2004 Election results in Punjab – Akali Dal (8), BJP (3), Congress (2)

Rajasthan – 25 seats
Polls on – May 7
2004 Election results – BJP (21), Congress (4)

Sikkim – 1 seat
Polls – April 30
2004 one seat went to LDF

Tamil Nadu – 39 seats
Polls – May 13
2004 election results – DMK (16), Congress (10), PMK (5). AIDMK(4), CPI (2), CPM (2)

Tripura – 2 seats
Polls – April 23
CPM won 2 seats in 2004 loksabha elections

Uttarakhand – 5 seats
Polls on – May 13
2004 Election results for Uttarakhand – BJP (3), SP (1), Congress (1)

Uttar Pradesh – 80 Seats
Polls – April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 13
2004 seat standings – SP (35), BSP (19), BJP (10), Congress (9), RJD (3) others (4)

West Bengal – 42 seats
Polls – April 30 and May 7, 13
2004 Elections – CPM (26), Congress (6) , Forward Block (3), CPI (3), RSP (3), Trinamul Congress (1)