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Think or sink!

Raji Ram

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Best method is to write down whatever we eat in a day!

Strict cut on sugar and salt WILL keep extra pounds away!

Visalakshi Ramani

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I wish it were as simple as that!
Metabolism plays an important role too.
It is not just what we eat that matters.
How the body treats the food eaten by us also matters.
When the metabolism become a 'ketta'bolism trouble starts brewing!

Visalakshi Ramani

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I am reminded of a funny incident.

The public toilets ran short of funds and only partial doors could be provided.

They had two options...

To cover the bottom portion or the top portion of the door frame.

If the bottom was covered anyone can see the person occupying the toilet room but NOT what he /she was doing there.

On the other hand the when the top portion was covered,
anyone can see the business inside but not the person who was doing it!!!

In either case no one could see both the person inside and the business happening inside!

Tell me which one of these is worse!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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நின்று நிதானமாக எரியும் விளக்கைக் காட்டிலும்
ஒரு நொடியில் எரிந்து கரிந்து போகும் வாணம் கண்ணைக் கவரும்!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Meanings of Cohesion

Cohesion (social policy), the bonds or "glue" between members of a community or society and life

Cohesion (computer science), a measure of how well the lines of source code within a module work together

Cohesion (linguistics), the linguistic elements that make a discourse semantically coherent

Cohesion (chemistry), the intermolecular attraction between like-molecules

Cohesion (geology), the part of shear strength that is independent of the normal effective stress in mass movements

Definition of ADHESION.

1: steady or firm attachment : adherence.

2: the action or state of adhering.

3: the abnormal union of separate tissue surfaces by new fibrous tissue resulting from an inflammatory process; also
the newly formed uniting tissue

In layman's language these can be expressed thus.

Cohesion is the bondage between people who are related.

Adhesion is the bondage between strangers.

Cool isn't it???

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Mercury is the best example for cohesion.
Even the tiniest droplet would be a perfect sphere!
Sphere has the minimum surface area and the maximum volume
Thanks to the surface tension which does not show any leniency
Water on glass is a good example for adhesion.

Visalakshi Ramani

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When my eldest grandson was a tiny toddler
I taught him a tongue-twisting couplet.

அல்லரி பில்லல்லோ?"

my own combo of Malayalam and Telugu words meaning
"Isn't he a mischievous child?"

He likes it so much that he started calling me as
அல்லில்லல்லல்லோ !

Visalakshi Ramani

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The gummy bears!

His mother was at her wit's end,
The little boy would not amend;

He hated the very sight of his potty,
He was extremely noisy and naughty;

Nothing could make him budge,
Not even a Sundae or a fudge;

How can he enter into a play school
Unless he is ready for that school?

He was made an offer excellent,
By his parents who were intelligent;

Every time he used his potty
A sweet was given to that naughty!

Every time he peed in his potty
A sweet was given to that naughty!

He got fully weaned from his diaper,
Who can resist this kind of an offer?

He uses potty every second hour,
Much to the relief of his mother!

The carrot to the end of a stick tied,
Never fails in its mission when tried!!!

(from the real life experience of my son's close friends)

Visalakshi Ramani

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மதியாதார் வாயில் மிதியாதே! (அரதப் பழசு!!!)

அழையாதார் வாயில் நுழையாதே!! (கொஞ்சம் புதுசு!!!)

அழைப்பார் ஆனாலும் நுழையாதே!!! (ரொம்பப் புதுசு!!!)

Visalakshi Ramani

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விரலுக்குத் தகுந்த வீக்கம்.

ஏழைக்கேற்ற எள்ளுருண்டை.

குருவி தலையில் பனங்காய்.

Things should be in the right proportions

as proved by these three proverbs.

Visalakshi Ramani

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The little children teach us the most valuable lesson in our

lives...we get back what we give out to others.

I called my little grandson "Timbaktoo Elik kunju!!!

My husband called him "Kurumbaa!" and "pokkiri!"

Now the little fellow calls me as "Timbaktoo Elikkunju!

though I am anything but an elik kunju :) !!!

He calls my husband "Pokkiri" and "kurumbaa!"


Visalakshi Ramani

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I got properly scared after watching the movie Wall E years ago!

We bring into the world our children and we have to leave for them a world free of junk and garbage.

The mindless littering on the earth's surface HAS to curtailed and curbed.

Here is an awe inspiring information from a forwarded mail, on how long the different materials take to decompose completely!


Paper Towel .... 2-4 weeks

Banana Peel .....3-4 weeks

Paper Bag .........1 month

Newspaper ........1.5 months

Apple Core .........2 months

Cardboard ..........2 months

Cotton Glove ......3 months

Orange peels ..... 6 months

Plywood ..............1-3 years

Wool Sock ...........1-5 years

Milk Cartons ........5 years

Cigarette Butts ... 10-12 years

Leather shoes ......25-40 years

Tinned Steel Can ......... 50 years

Foamed Plastic Cups... 50 years

Rubber-Boot Sole........ 50-80 years

Plastic containers ....... 50-80 years

Aluminum Can ............. 200-500 years

Plastic Bottles ...............450 years

Disposable Diapers - 550 years

Monofilament Fishing Line - 600 years

Plastic Bags - 200-1000 years

How many tons of plastic bags will get accumulated in those 1000 years!!!

How many tons of disposable diaper will get accumulated considering the number of children in the world and the number of years the diaper takes to get decomposed!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
WALL-E - Wikipedia
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar ... 1 Plot; 2 Cast; 3 Production. 3.1 Writing; 3.2 Design; 3.3 Animation ...
Production company‎: ‎Walt Disney Pictures‎; ‎Pix... Music by‎: ‎Thomas Newman
Story by‎: ‎Andrew Stanton‎; ‎Pete Docter Release date‎: ‎June 23, 2008 (‎Los Angeles‎); J...

Visalakshi Ramani

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I know of one couple who did a major malpractice and cheated the lawful heirs of a rich man of their fair shares of land.

They did parihaaram by donating a small piece of land to poor brahmin.

Bad apples and bad gifts taste bad! Right??

The recipient of the piece of land has gone off his rocker and is roaming around - raving like mad man.

I guess when the awesome couple gifted the piece of land, they passed on their sin also as a free attachment / bonus.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Imaandhar = a respectable person.

bEimaan x imaandhar.

bEimaan = a rogue/ cheat/ cunning fellow.

naam = name

bEnaam = without a name

bEnaami = property registered in the names persons other the real owners.

The places where bEimaans and bEnaamis abound..

the political circles of course!!! :rolleyes:

Visalakshi Ramani

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அதிலென்ன சந்தேகம் ???

"அதிலென்ன சந்தேகம்!" என்று கேட்கும் பேசும் கிளியின் கதையை நான் ஏற்கனெவே சொல்லி விட்டேன் .

இது சற்று வேறுபட்டது!

"அதானே பாத்தேன்!" என்பதன் கதை இது!

"அதானே பாத்தேன்!" என்று அடிக்கடி சொல்லானான் குட்டி.

பொருள் தெரிந்து சொல்கிறானா இல்லையா என்று
புதிராகவே இருந்தது எங்களுக்கு.

விரைவிலேயே நிரூபணம் ஆயிற்று
பொருள் தெரிந்துதான் சொல்கிறான்.

"அதானே பாத்தேன்" என்று நான் சொல்கிறேன் இப்போது,

"அதானே பாத்தேன்! யாரோட பேரன்?" :)

Visalakshi Ramani

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சாம்பார், பாயசம் பரிமாறும்போது நன்கு
கலக்கி விட்டுப் பரிமாறுகிறோம்! எதற்கு???

கலக்கும்போது எல்லோருக்கும் ஒரே போலக் கிடைக்கும்!

அல்லது கடைசியில் வருபவர்களுக்கு அடிக்கும் ஜாக்பாட்!!!

பருப்பு, குழம்புத் தான், கிஸ்மிஸ், முந்திரி வகையறா.

குழப்பல் வேறு வகை.

தெளிந்த குட்டையைக் குழப்பி மீன் பிடிப்பது போல்!

தெளிந்த ரசத்தைக் கலக்கி குழம்பாக்குவது போல!!