Thursday, December 11, 2008

Big B, Aamir, Shahrukh are daily wage workers

Bizarre it may sound, but true! Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the king of bollywood Shahrukh Khan, Mr Perfect Aamir Khan and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar were amongst the labourers in the muster roll of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).The incident came to light in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh during the scrutiny of the list released by NREGA under which these big shots were shown as the beneficiaries of 'food for work' scheme under NREGA and named as daily wage workers.The cricket icon and Indian team former skippers Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly were also not spared and shown to have been given their share for labour under the rural scheme. The name of the millionaires had amazed the officials inquiring the food scam under the scheme.
However, this was not the first such incident, as three years ago some film actors and cricket players were found listed in the muster roll over the misappropriation of Rs.9 lakh, sanctioned for road construction work at Kulpahar area under NREGA.SDM Ashok Kumar Pushkar, who had unveiled the 'scam' said an inquiry will be held and stringent action taken against the guilty.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Peter works so hard at reading, but it just never gets easier. He knows he's smart so why can't he read like the other kids? Peter has a problem called dyslexia.
Dyslexia (say: dis-lek-see-uh) is a learning problem some kids have. Dyslexia makes it tough to read and spell. The problem is inside the brain, but it doesn't mean the person is dumb. Plenty of smart and talented people struggle with dyslexia.
But dyslexia doesn't have to keep a kid down. With some help and a lot of hard work, a kid who has dyslexia can learn to read and spell.
How Does Reading Happen?
To understand dyslexia, it helps to understand reading. Reading is a real workout for your brain. You need to do the following steps — and all at once:
Understand the way speech sounds make up words.
Focus on printed marks (letters and words).
Connect speech sounds to letters.
Blend letter sounds smoothly into words.
Control eye movements across the page.
Build images and ideas.
Compare new ideas with what is already known.
Store the ideas in memory.
Phew! Kids who have dyslexia struggle with the beginning steps, so that makes doing the rest of the steps even harder. It's no surprise, then, that trying to read and dealing with dyslexia makes a kid's brain really tired really fast.
How Kids Become Readers
Most kids start learning to read by learning how speech sounds make up words. Then they connect those sounds to alphabet letters. For example, they learn that the letter "b" makes a "buh" sound.
Then kids learn to blend those sounds into words. They learn that "b" and "at" makes "bat." Eventually, most kids don't have to sound words out and can instantly recognize words they've seen many times before.
But it's tougher for kids who have dyslexia. They may struggle to remember simple words they have seen many times and to sound out longer words. Why is it so hard?
Dyslexia means that a person's brain has trouble processing letters and sounds. That makes it tough to break words into separate speech sounds, like b-a-t for bat. When it's hard to do that, it's really hard to connect speech sounds to different letters, like "buh" for b, and blend them into words.
So a kid who has dyslexia will read slowly and might make a lot of mistakes. Sometimes he or she will mix up letters in a word, such as reading the word "was" as "saw."
Wat's It Like to Have Dyslexia?
Even before kindergarten, a kid who has dyslexia usually has trouble with letters and sounds. Later, a teacher might say that the kid is smart, but doesn't seem to be getting the hang of reading. Other times, it's a parent who notices the kid is struggling. The best thing to do is to go to a specialist who can help figure out what's wrong.
A specialist in learning disabilities knows a lot about learning problems that kids have and what to do about them. During a visit with a specialist, a kid might take some tests. But the idea isn't to get a good grade; it's to spot problems. Discovering a learning disability is the first step toward getting help that will make it easier for the kid to learn.
Making Reading Easier
Most kids with dyslexia can learn to read with the right kind of teaching. They might learn new ways for remembering sounds. For example, "p" and "b" are called brother sounds because they're both "lip poppers." You have to press your lips together to make the sound.
Thinking about the way the mouth needs to move to make sounds can help kids read more easily. Learning specialists know lots of special activities like this to teach reading to kids who have dyslexia.
Kids with dyslexia also might use flash cards or tape classroom lessons and homework assignments instead of taking notes about them. They may need parents and tutors to help them stay caught up.
Extra time for tests is really important, so kids with dyslexia have enough time to finish and show their teacher how much they have learned. Computers help a lot, too. You can get programs that "read" books out loud from the computer or even download recorded books to an iPod!
How Do Kids With Dyslexia Feel?
Kids who have dyslexia might get frustrated, angry, or sad because reading and spelling are so hard. They may not like being in a different reading group than their friends or having to see a special reading tutor.
But getting this help is so important and will help them go on to do great things in life. Some of the most creative and successful people have dyslexia, but it didn't stop them from chasing their dreams!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tribute to Mumbai

Scores and scores of innocent victims mowed down by terrorist bullets, hundreds injured and perhaps fighting for their lives in hospitals, bereaved families and a shocked nation...the memory of the siege in Mumbai which began close to midnight on November 26th still continues with Army commandos and police fighting to free hostages and minimize further casualties. My heart goes out to the families and friends who have lost a loved ones in this horrific act of terror. I salute the spirit of Mumbai- be resilient but dont forget and dont allow the apathy to set in again as you have in the past.Mumbai and Mumbaikars and guests of the city of Mumbai- we salute your spirit. We pay tribute to the NSG commandoes and police who have laid down their lives and the many victims of these hapless blasts and shootings. It is time to shirk off our apathy and time for each one of us to make our vote count & hold our political leaders accountable, fulfil their duties & responsibilities as our leaders. We must do our duty and accept our responsibilities as citizens of this nation. We must play our part to help and protect fellow citizens and make sure we all progress together.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Some more funny lines

Do u Know Why The Spelling Of Women Starts With W??Cause All Quetions In The World Start With W..Such As
Suraj ki pahli kiran aapko Khusi de...Dusri kiran hasi de...Teesri tandurasti...Chouthi kamyabi...Bas ab aur nahi garmi lagegi.Good Day!!!
Santa Radio lekar POTTY karne gaya.Banta:Aaj to mazey se ki hogi?Santa:Khak mazey se ki,radio par Jan-Gan-Man aa gaya,khade-khade karni padi

Friday, November 21, 2008

Few Santa Banta JOkes

Banta: U know, husband & wife aren't allowed to be together in heaven!
Santa: Yes, I do.That's why it's called heaven!
Santa had a dream in which someone murdered him. Next day he closed his bank account. Know why?Because the bank's slogan was: We make your dreams come true...
Santa found the answer to the most difficult question ever: What will come first, Chicken or egg?O Yaar, what ever U order first, will come first.
Teacher: what do u call a person who cannot hear anything?Santa: U can call him anything, because he cannot hear anything.
Angry Santa to his son: Have you ever seen an owl?Pappu: (Luking down) No...Santa: Don't look down. Look at me.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A few funny lines

SharmaG Ki Ladai Apne Baap Se Ho Gyi To Unhone Apne Baap Ki Photo Kabristan Me Ek Ped Pe Latka Di Aur Neeche Likha"COMING SOON"
Americans said mobile was invented by usJapanese said SIM card was invented by usIndians proudly say"Missed Calls were invented by us"
If Any Fat Girl Cross U...But Come Back 2 U At Listening Of Ur Whistle ..ThiS Situation Iz Calld.."GOL--MAAL RETURN"

Monday, November 17, 2008

A bug

Every night, Frank would go down to the liquor store, get a six pack, bring it home, and drink it while he watched TV. One night, as he finished his last beer, the doorbell rang. He stumbled to the door and found a six-foot cockroach standing there. The bug grabbed him by the collar and threw him across the room, then left.
The next night, after he finished his 4th beer, the doorbell rang. He walked slowly to the door and found the same six-foot cockroach standing there. The big bug punched him in the stomach, then left.
The next night, after he finished his 1st beer, the doorbell rang again. The same six-foot cockroach was standing there. This time he was kneed in the groin and hit behind the ear as he doubled over in pain. Then the big bug left.
The fourth night Frank didn't drink at all. The doorbell rang. The cockroach was standing there. The bug beat the snot out of Frank and left him in a heap on the living room floor.
The following day, Frank went to see his doctor. He explained events of the preceding four nights. "What can I do?" he pleaded. "Not much" the doctor replied. "There's just a nasty bug going around."