Wonders of Passport

I recently got my British Passport and was travelling back from India to UK from Chennai airport. Having had a bitter experience with Air India, decided to travel with Emirates who had good reputation in the Airline Industry

My flight was from Chennai to London via Dubai. As usual, landed in the airport, checked in my baggage and heard something unusual.  The support staff was talking to some foreign passengers and asked whether they need Exit Row seats. I was instantly shocked as getting an exit row seat is not an easy job, it gives more leg space and one of the finest seats in the plane.  To add more surprise, the foreign passengers do not know the meaning of exit row seats and was asking whether they need to pay any extra money for that.

British passport, European money

I did not bother to ask the staff as I always preferred aisle seats as it is easy for me to step out and step in. Moreover, I was travelling alone and it did not matter where I was sitting. I was already homesick and in dull mood on going back to London after spending couple of months in India.

After all the security checks were over, I was waiting in the lounge with 2 hours of boring time to kill. The support staff were announcing some names before boarding as usual to verify some details of the passengers.  I was in the toilet when I heard my name being called by the staff. It was a surprise to me as no airlines have ever called me before boarding. It was the first time and so many things were running in my mind. Did anything went wrong with my details? Am I a terrorist? Why are they calling my name? All sorts of negative things were creeping in, when I went there, they asked my boarding pass and tore it into two.  I was instantly shocked to see and looking at them berserk. They gave me another boarding pass with different seat number and I was about to ask why, then the lady told me in a smiling way that I have been upgraded to ‘Business Class’.

Yes, you heard it right, it was Business class. It was like winning a lottery to me as I never get these sorts of benefits in my life. It was a perfect send off for me with all these homesick thoughts being carried over in my mind.

I instantly called my wife and brother and made them jealous. I did not bother to think about why they had upgraded my class and more importantly why me? Then when the Boarding announcement came, I got priority boarding due to business class and standing along with all other Business class passengers.

It was a bit of shyness and tension prevailing in my mind as I have never travelled in Business class. I was fully prepared for this since it was like travelling for the first time in a flight. Looking at those seats with hi-tech gadgets, I was totally confused and looking all other on how to operate these things.

I learnt something over there by looking at fellow passenger who were also upgraded to Business class. Then I realized that the Airline had upgraded most of the single passengers who had Foreign passport as sort of marketing campaign to boost their Business class.

I did not know how to react as whether to cherish the moment or think about the fact that it was not offered to any Indian passport holders. I am just writing this incident to narrate how certain possessions can change one’s life and the way people perceive it.

Human beings are rated now based on their power and status and not by their character. This is unfortunate reality of today’s world.

Greatest Jobs on Earth!

Are you a Doctor or Engineer or Software Consultant? Do you think you have the Greatest job on Earth? You might be wrong until you read this.

These are the top five sectors/Jobs  of the world people voted most. Check the topmost one.

FOOTBALL COACH:

No wonder people would vote for this as three fourth people in the world are mad with this game.  Though the pressure is more, you should be a well versed tactician and skill set to sustain this job. Let us see who tastes success in the current world cup.

POLITICIAN:

You should know to lie, give false promises,put the blame on others and energy to sustain this job.  This is one job where you do not need to retire and enjoy a range of facilities provided by the Government. The fate of the country depends on this particular person.  The economy of a country is directly dependant on the amount of black money these politicians generate.  🙂

BANK & FINANCE:

This lucrative jobs are been sought worldwide by people more than IT jobs.  Reason being is the amount of knowledge you would get in this sector and the power to manage money.  This job requires the adequate skill set of knowledge, decision-making and presence of mind.

MEDIA:

This is one of the powerful sector which exposes one to doomsday or to cloud nine.  Media has such power to influence the people and getting a job in this sector makes one pride and exposure along with power. A simple participation in a reality show would make you famous and also would get paid.

EDUCATION:

There is always a demand in this sector with number of schools and colleges growing day by day. Two to three months of vacation, mid-term holidays, lucrative package and fixed working hours would ensure a decent living . This is one sector where you are paid for improving your knowledge and imparting others the same.

Importance of Bees!

I was watching one of the scenes from a Bollywood film where Shah Rukh Khan was mentioning about Bees dying on the signals of Mobile and that would be a threat to mankind.  I wanted to know more on that subject and found interesting and surprising things about Bees.

This was the excerpt given by Einstein about Bees.

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”

Bees are responsible for Pollinating the Crops, Flowers and Vegetables which in turn converts the Co2 into Oxygen. Just think of the catastrophic if Bees becomes Extinct, mankind would be able to survive only for few years.

There is no proof yet that it has been said by Einstein! But, yet we need to care about the ecological system and preserve these Bees.

Colony Collapse Disorder is what been named on the loss of Honey Bees. It’s estimated that one-third of all the food we eat relies on bees for its production. Cereal crops are wind-pollinated but virtually all fruit and many vegetables are insect-pollinated, overwhelmingly by bees.

Citibank in Trouble!

I was shocked to hear the news of Debralee Lorenzana who got fired by Citibank due to good looking features she had.  Her male bosses were not able to concentrate on work due to the sex appeal generated by Debralee.  I have never seen a girl losing her job on being sexy and good looking.

No wonder she is suing Citibank on these grounds.  I am wondering whether this is true or just for media attention this lady is suing such a giant bank. Citibank being one of the largest bank in U.S would sure have strict corporate policies that would never make someone lose their job due to their appearance.

We just need to wait and see for the verdict.  Vikram Pandit CEO of Citibank is quite having a tough time of his career.

I am damn sure that Debralee would get an alternate career in modelling or Film industry whether she wins or loses her lawsuit.

Looking at her with Corporate wear, Even I do not think I can concentrate on my work 🙂

Mafia Wars

We do not need any introduction to this game which has won millions of hearts worldwide!  I came to know about this game recently and got heavily addicted.  Few days back, my brother insisted me to join Facebook and was amazed to see the number of friends added within an hour.

I was not a big fan of Facebook until I started playing Mafia Wars.  Virtual world helps people to achieve what they are unable to do in real world. This game is a perfect       example of where you can kill,loot and create your own group to fight other people.

This is one other place where you can earn thousands of dollars within minutes and as well as lose them at the same time. Am a proud owner to have Italian Restaurants, Tommy  Guns and big amount of money in the bank.

Build up your mafia size once you have enough steady income and add up your  energy at the most during the initial levels.

Mafia wars has attracted two millions users worldwide and has got the  Webby  Award for 2009. Mafia wars can also be played in Yahoo, My space,Tagged  and even  in your Iphone.

With the usual stress we encounter at work, this game would give you sense of relief and entertainment.  Play this game and build your own Mafia empire.

Cool Facts – Part Deux

As promised, am posting up the second edition of Cool Facts.  Enjoy and learn these facts.

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  • We as a Human can not taste water.  It is just the chemicals and impurities that we taste.
  • Sheep can recognize other sheep from Images.
  • Farmers in England are required by Law to provide their Pigs with Toys.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • A rat can fall from five storey building without any injury.
  • Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of  UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
  • The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
  • In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.

Life without Moon!

Have you ever imagined your Life without Moon?.  Most of us do not know the reason of its Existence.  I was shocked and surprised on looking at the documentary.

Moon was born with the fragments of Iron and Magnesium of Earth which was hit by an asteroid centuries back. Moon’s gravitational pull is the single main reason for our Ocean water to being stabilized.

Moon

Moon’s gravitation pull is also responsible for many of the asteroids not hitting earth.  You would have heard about planet Mars, which was once like Earth and now as a Red Planet.  There were traces of water in Mars and has been dried out due to the single fact that it did not have Moon as the stabilizer.

Earth’s Axis is mainly controlled by the Gravitational pull of Moon.  If Moon does not exist, the earth will rotate much faster and there would not be a stable season and question of survival.

Scientists have predicted that Moon is going farther away from Earth every year and is a big threat for Earth to be survived.

Prior knowing these things, Moon was just an object used for Moonlight dinner!  Just imagine how we would live without Moon!

Global Warming

Global Warming is the biggest challenge that the world is facing.  The amount of C02 that is been pumped into the sky is more than enough to damage the ozone layer.  Numerous ways are being discussed to tackle the situation in which Geo Engineering is one among them.

Next question would be , What is Geo-Engineering?Will it be a feasible solution to tackle global warming.

Geo-Engineering  is a branch of Environmental Engineering which highly concentrates on Environmental problems.  It changes the day-to-day patterns of Natural Environment.

These are the solutions proposed by Geo-Engineering scientists to handle the Global Warming.

SunShield

SunShield:

Imagine yourself wearing  sun glasses to get protection from sun.  With the same concept, We can make Sun Shields above earth which can prevent the heat radiation. This will reduce the heat we get from Sun by 2%.  The cost to build these Sun shields would eat up the economy of 4 countries.

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Mangrove Trees:

Mangrove trees are known to absorb C02 drastically.  Growing mangrove trees across all the forests and other places might be good solution.  The drawback is that it will take decades for these trees to grow up and we can not wait until then.

Electric Car:

As the Cars contribute 50% of CO2 emissions in the world, the best approach would be to use Electric Cars.  Though these things have not been very popular, steps are being made to publicize use of Electric Cars.

Though there are numerous technologies and debates going around to control Global Warming, there are many small things which we can contribute to reduce CO2 emissions.  Let us try to follow the simple procedures laid by the Government and contribute our part to make the Environment friendly.

SuperNatural Powers

One could never imagine discussing Supernatural Powers in the 21st Century! But, yet, is true.  Everybody needs to accept the fact that they do exists.

Psychic powers were directly related to Supernatural powers.  A person born with special intuition of knowing, seeing and feeling is considered to be Super Natural powers. Everybody might have one and may not yet be aware of it.  Most of the animals do have supernatural powers and have various proofs for that. A simple example would be like Animals can sense most of the natural calamities before they are yet to happen!

If you want to really check whether you have one, follow these steps and you can find it yourself!

1. Respect your Intuition, if it says not to do something, don’t do it and see what happens. This might be your first step in knowing whether your intuition were right.

2. Follow your dreams; check whether they give you any answers to your day-to-day life. Your Psychic knowledge may guide you by taking into various forms.

Supernatural Powers

3. Pay attention to your feelings. The way you feel about something can be your strongest supernatural power. This power can help you make important decisions that can change your future. It may not feel like psychic power, but it may effect a situation in days to come.

4. The more you trust about yourself and feel that your decisions and knowledge are correct, the more your powers would develop. Many might argue that Positive thinking and Supernatural powers might be same, but there is a thin line difference. Positive thinking always makes you to think that only good things should and might happen. Intuitive feeling is about both good and bad.

5. Meditate yourself, you will come to know many things you might have not known or missed in your daily activities.

Check these links of people who had Amazing Abilities in life!

1.Kuda Bux  – Man with X-Ray Eyes.

2. Ocean animals – Have their own Navigation systems.

Swastika

The most powerful symbol in the earth can be noticed in millions of homes in India and other parts of the world.  Hitler had made it famous by using it as his Flagship.  Swastika is known for its strength and good luck and has been in place for nearly thousands of years ago.

Origin:

Swastika’s origin seems to be way behind 3000 years ago nor until it came into place around 1000 BC. It was first used by Sumerian. In India according to d’Alviella, the word swastika is composed by the Sanskrit su = good, and asti = to be, with the suffix ka. The arms of the Indian swastika were angled in a clockwise direction (from the center).

Benefits:

One can use the magical power of Swastika for one’s personal benefit by energizing it in a proper way in a proper metal combination and in a right nakshatra. In numerology, those born under fate numbers 1, 3 and 9 can use it to their advantage if the Sun is positioned well in the birth chart.

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Controversy:

These symbols always end up in controversies.  Especially in North America, where these symbol were used in numerous products unintentionally.

Extract from Wikipedia:

When a ten-year-old boy in Lynbrook, New York bought a set of Pokémon cards imported from Japan in 1999, his parents complained after finding that two of the cards contained the Manji symbol which is the mirror image of the Nazi swastika. This also caused a lot of concern amongst fans from Jewish communities. Nintendo of America announced that the cards would be discontinued, explaining that what was acceptable in one culture was not necessarily so in another; their action was welcomed by the Anti-Defamation League who recognised that there was no intention to be offensive but said that international commerce meant that “isolating [the Swastika] in Asia would just create more problems.”[80]

In 2002, Christmas crackers containing plastic toy pandas sporting swastikas were pulled from shelves after complaints from consumers in Canada. The manufacturer, based in China, explained the symbol was presented in a traditional sense and not as a reference to the Nazis, and apologized to the customers for the cross-cultural mix-up. In 2007, Spanish fashion chain Zara has withdrawn a handbag from its stores after a customer in Britain complained swastikas were embroidered on it. The bags were made by a supplier in India and inspired by commonly used Hindu symbols, which include the swastika.

In 2003, the Anti-Defamation League expressed outrage when a Hong Kong fashion chain, Izzue, released a range of clothes featuring swastikas.