Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hair Dryer - Joke

 Today while surfing the net I came across a nice joke, which I thought should be shared here.

Hair Dryer

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest sitting beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?"

"Of course, child. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits. I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me...under your robe, perhaps?"

"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you... I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."

When they got to Customs, the woman let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date...unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father. Next!" 

(Source: Yahoo Groups)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

ET Now - The No. 1 Business News Channel

ET Now can now rightfully claim to be the No. 1 biz news channel with 42 % viewer-ship as declared through survey by TAM recently. I too agree with it as it has now become my favorite biz news channel. Earlier when the channel was new there were so things I was disappointed with, but now I think channel’s management must also have taken notice of its flaws and corrected them.

First of all, ET Now’s ticker management has improved a lot. In fact, now it’s even better than that of TV18. I think the experience of Ayesha Faridi must have come in handy in this regard. The channel has hired talented anchors and even attracted well-known anchors from other news channels like Ayesha Faridi, Nikunj Dalmia, Manisha Gupta, Tanvir Gill, Shaili Chopra and many others. So now it has got the best team of News Anchors. It seems everything is falling in right places for the channel.

On the other hand, CNBC TV18 is getting worse day by day. It’s losing its sheen now. It has lost most of the anchors which were the back-bone of the channel to ET Now. Moreover, it seems it is unable to get rid of boring anchors like Lata Venkatesh who is not fluent and lacks the flow (which is the hall-mark of a good news-anchor). She is very clumsy and lacks spontaneity. The channel has now only three-four talented news-anchors like Udyan Mukhejee, Mithali Mukherjee and Sonia Shenoy. Besides, the quality of its programming is also deteriorating.  

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Hibiscus Plant

After we shifted to our new house I didn’t had much to do. Since this place was totally new to me, I had no friends here and unlike city I couldn’t take tuitions of high school children also. So I was kind of totally free. Here we have a big compound in front of our house. I spend a lot of time there and it’s quite refreshing because in city it was hard to find an open place where we can get fresh air and plants around us. Our neighbors have variety of plants in their compounds. Since we were new here our compound was totally empty and barren. So I thought of having at least one plant in our compound.

The First Hibiscus Flower

For the First time Plant Produced Three Flowers

One day a plant-seller was passing by with lot of different plants on his cart. I stopped him and inquired him about various plants. I wasn’t interested in rose plant since the climate here in not suitable for it and my previous experience with rose plant was not good. Monkeys never allow rose plant to grow properly. So I was interested in buying plant which gives beautiful flowers. He had many such plants. Many of them were creepers but I wanted to grow plant in a pot. So he showed me hibiscus plant. He had variety of hibiscus plant – one which produce white flower, one with red, pink and yellow respectively. I bought the hibiscus which produce red flower. I got it planted in a pot and kept the pot at one nice corner near our compound gate. Earlier I never saw a hibiscus flower in my life. And my hibiscus plant had only one tiny bud which took two-three days to produce a blooming flower. I was very excited to see a hibiscus flower. When I saw one I was totally surprised to see such a beautiful flower. It was really big and beautiful. Since the flower lasts nearly twelve hours or so. I thought of taking a picture of it. Here are some pictures that I took of the first hibiscus flower.

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