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Chocolate and I in 2010 — December 30, 2010

Chocolate and I in 2010

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The most interesting and unusual thing that happened with me in 2010 is that I became a chocolate addict…means I was never fond of chocos in my life….it’s like sometime rarely but this year I had the most no of chocolates in my life….

Whether chocolate cakes or pastries, chocolate sandwich, hot or cold chocolate, chocolate ice cream, and finally the simple chocolate bars esp the Dairy Milk…..;) 🙂 So I dedicated year 2010 to chocolates…..& whatever happen I will avoid it in 2011. Before I become obese and diabetic and my teeth fell off…a precaution is necessary :D. It was a

memorable chocolaty year 2010. 🙂 😉 😀

Happy New Year 2011 —

Happy New Year 2011

Dearest Blog,

I am back finally. I know you must have missed me but I missed u equally during this time.

Today is 30th December 2010, Only One day(31st) to go for the new Year 2011.

Hope the new year brings lots of happiness, peace, success and fulfillment in our lives.

Love you 2010. Miss you truly.

Happy New Year 2011. 🙂 😀

Merry Christmas & A Very Happy B’day to My Dearest Mom — December 24, 2010
Doing XML — December 23, 2010
SRK, Kareena meet Russian President Medvedev —

SRK, Kareena meet Russian President Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev
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MUMBAI: The relationship that began with Raj Kapoor‘s ‘Roosi topi’ still continues strong as ever, as was evident when Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor shook a leg for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who visited the set of the film ‘Ra.One‘ at Yash Raj Studio on Wednesday evening. 

Although SRK and Kareena wanted to record the song for the president to show how Indians shoot their film, security reasons prevented them from doing so. The actor told reporters “I wanted to show him the whole song but unfortunately could not do so due to security reasons.”

Read more: SRK, Kareena shake a leg for Medvedev – The Times of India

Breast Cancer Prevention — December 22, 2010

Breast Cancer Prevention

Early signs of breast cancer.
Early Signs of Breast Cancer

10 Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention

1. Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25 (calculators can be found online).

2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation, if at all. Eat whole grains. Choose vegetable oils over animal fats.

3. Keep physically active. Research suggests that increased physical activity, even when begun later in life, reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10 percent to 30 percent. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week to get this protective effect.

4. Drink little or no alcohol. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Women should limit intake to no more than one drink per day, regardless of the type of alcohol.

5. Avoid hormone replacement therapy. Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk for breast cancer. If you must take hormones to manage menopausal symptoms, avoid those that contain progesterone and limit their use to less than three years. “Bioidentical hormones” and hormonal creams and gels are no safer than prescription hormones and should also be avoided.

6. Consider taking an estrogen-blocking drug. Women with a family history of breast cancer or who are over age 60 should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of estrogen-blocking drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.

7. Don’t smoke. Research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in some women. Need help quitting? Consider participating in WebQuit, the Hutchinson Center’s online smoking-cessation study.

8. Breast-feed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breast-feed their babies for at least a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer later.

9. Participate in a research study. The Hutchinson Center is home to several studies that are looking at ways to reduce the risk for breast cancer. Check our website periodically for studies that might be appropriate for you. Just go here and click on “How You Can Help.”

10. Get fit and support breast cancer research at the same time. Regular physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking peaks while raising vital funds for and awareness of breast cancer research by participating in the Hutchinson Center’s annual Climb to Fight Breast Cancer.

Pomegranate to protect breast cancer

The pomegranate is a fruit of fine and very versatile in the kitchen that has proven a precious ally against breast cancer. In practice, the pomegranate significantly reduces the incidence of breast cancer based on hormonal research that led to these results was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research of scientific piece of information. The pomegranate is scrumptious by itself, but also used to build desserts or major courses like the prominent risotto with pomegranate.

Breast Cancer Prevention trough Healthy Food Habits

Statistics showing that women in the US have higher risks of developing breast cancer than women in China or Japan and that breast cancer risks for Asian women that migrate in the US increases over generations, becoming similar to that of US white women, thus suggesting that lifestyle or environmental factors rather than genetics being responsible for this differences, led to a study in order to identify these factors.


The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number —

The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number

Example of an IMEI
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What is IMEI number of your mobile phone ?

The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of a mobile phone is a 15 digit number unique to a mobile handset. Just key in *#06# on your mobile phone and it will display its IMEI number in most phones. Note it down safely. It is also usually printed on the compliance plate of the handset usually under the battery.


Breast Cancer — December 21, 2010

Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death (exceeded by lung cancer in 1985). Breast cancer is three times more common than all gynecologic malignancies put together. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from an incidence of 1:20 in 1960 to 1:7 women today.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 patients will die from the disease. Breast cancer is truly an epidemic among women and we don’t know why.

“Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.”
—National Breast Cancer Foundation


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PM’s security blamed for heart patient’s death — December 20, 2010

PM’s security blamed for heart patient’s death

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A man died of a heart attack while he was on the way to hospital because of traffic restrictions enforced for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s convoy, his family claimed on Monday. Anil Jain, a resident of Shahadara, was being taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack Sunday night when the ambulance got stuck near Rajghat as traffic was stopped to let the prime minister’s convoy through.–patient-s-death/Article1-640562.aspx

China ignores 1600km border, treats J&K out of India — December 19, 2010

China ignores 1600km border, treats J&K out of India

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China ignores 1600km border, treats J&K out of India

Just a couple of days after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao‘s visit to India, China has created another controversy by adding a new twist to border disputes with India. A Xinhua, mouthpiece of the Chinese government, report has desribed the Sino-Indian border as 2,000 km long, ignoring nearly 1,600 km from its definition of China’s border with India. The border as per Indian account is 3,500 km.

China apparently no longer treats the line of nearly 1,600 km separating Jammu and Kashmir on one hand and Xinjiang and Tibet on the other as a border with India.