Friday, 24 February 2017

Sugar is Poison


1. First factory to manufacture sugar was established by the British in 1866.
2. Indians used to eat Jaggary before this and seldom  used to fall sick.
3. To make sugar sulphur is used, which is used in making fire crackers. 
Sulphur is an element that, once it enters the body it cannot be 
excreted from our body.
4. Sugar increases Cholesterol which is the main reason for heart attack.
Sugar increases the weight of the body and thus we become fat.
5. Sugar increases  Blood Pressure. It is also the reason for Brain damaging clots.
The sweetness in sugar is that of Sucrose, and this cannot be digested by human beings.
To make sugar 23 harmful ingredients / chemicals are used.
● Sugar is one of main reasons for getting diabetes.
◆ Sugar is the reason for burning in stomach.
● Sugar increases the level of Triglycerides in body.
◆ Sugar is the main reason for causing Paralysis. 
● Instead of sugar use Jaggery.
Be a sweet guy without eating sugar.

- As received from a friend

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Forthcoming Program

Friday, 10 February 2017

Childhood polio left Isaac Perlman able to walk only with braces on both legs and crutches. When Perlman plays at a concert, the journey from the wings to the center of the stage is long and slow. Yet, when he plays, his talent transcends any thought of physical challenge.
Perlman was scheduled to play a difficult, challenging violin concerto. In the middle of the performance one of the strings on his violin snapped with a rifle-like popping noise that filled the entire auditorium. The orchestra immediately stopped playing and the audience held its collective breath. The assumption was he would have to put on his braces, pick up his crutches, and leave the stage. Either that or someone would have to come out with another string or replace the violin. After a brief pause, Perlman set his violin under his chin and signaled to the conductor to begin.
One person in the audience reported what happened: “I know it is impossible to play a violin concerto with only three strings. I know that and so do you, but that night, Isaac Perlman refused to know it. You could see him modulating, changing, and recomposing in his head. At one point it sounded as if he were re-tuning the strings to get a new sound that had never been heard before. When he finished, there was an awesome silence that filled the room. Then people rose and cheered. 
Perlman smiled, wiped his brow, and raised the bow of his violin to quiet them. He spoke, not boastfully, but quietly in a pensive tone, ‘You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.”
A   Father’s   Will
Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection.
Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others adorned the walls of their family estate. The widowed elderly man on with satisfaction as his only child became an experienced art collector. The son’s trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world.
As winter approached, war engulfed their nation, and the young man left to serve his country. After only a few short weeks, the elderly man received a telegram that his beloved son was missing in action. The art collector anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never see his son again.
Within days his fears were confirmed. The young man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic. Distraught and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming Christmas holidays with anguish and sadness.
The joy of the season—a season that he and his son had so looked forward to in the past—would visit his house no longer. On Christmas morning, a knock on the door awakened the depressed old man. As he walked to the door, the masterpieces of art on the walls only reminded him that his son was not coming home. He opened the door and was greeted by a soldier with a large package in his hand.
The soldier introduced himself to the old man by saying, “I was a friend of your son. I was the one he was rescuing when he died. May I come in for a few moments? I have something to show you.” As the two began to talk, the soldier told of how the man’s son had told every one of his—and his father’s—love of fine art work. “I’m also an artist,” said the soldier, “and I want to give you this.” As the old man began to unwrap the package, paper gave way to reveal a portrait of the man’s son.
Though the world would never consider it a work of genius, the painting featured the young man’s face in striking detail. 
Overcome with emotion, the old man thanked the soldier, promising to hang the portrait above the fireplace. A few hours later, after the soldier had departed, the old man set about his task. True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace, pushing aside thousands of dollars worth of paintings.And then the old man sat in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the gift he had been given
During the days and weeks that followed, the man learned that his son had rescued dozens of wounded soldiers before a bullet stilled his caring heart. As the stories of his son’s gallantry continued to reach him, fatherly pride and satisfaction began to ease his grief, as he realized that, although his son was no longer with him, the boy’s life would live on because of those he had touched. The painting of his son soon became his most prized possession, far eclipsing any interest in the priceless pieces for which museums around the world clamored. He told his neighbors it was the greatest gift he had ever received.
The following spring, the old man became ill and passed away. The art world was in anticipation, since, with the old man’s passing, and his only son dead, those paintings would be sold at an auction.
According to the will of the old man, all of the art works would be auctioned on Christmas Day, the way he had received his greatest gift. 
The day finally arrived and art collectors from around the world gathered to bid on some of the world’s most spectacular paintings. Dreams could be fulfilled this day; greatness could be achieved as some could say, “I have the greatest collection.”
The auction began with a painting that was not on any museum list...  It was the painting of the old man’s son. The auctioneer asked for an opening bid, but the room was silent.“Who will open the bidding with $100?” he asked.
Moments passed as no one spoke. From the back of the room came, “Who cares about that painting? It’s just a picture of his son. Let’s forget it and get on to the good ones.”
More voices echoed in agreement. “No, we have to sell this one-first,” replied the auctioneer. “Now who will take the son?”
Finally, a friend of the old man spoke. “Will you take $10 for the painting? That’s all I have.” “Will anyone go higher?” called the auctioneer. After more silence he said, “Going once, going twice... Gone!” The gavel fell. Cheers filled the room and someone shouted, “Now we can get on with it and bid on these treasures!”
The auctioneer looked at the audience and announced that the auction was over.
Stunned disbelief quieted the room. Then someone spoke up and asked, “What do you mean it’s over? We didn’t come here for a portrait of some old man’s son! What about all of the other paintings? There are millions of dollars worth of art work here. We demand an explanation!”
The auctioneer replied, “It’s very simple. According to the will of the father, whoever takes the son...gets it all.”
Just as the art collectors discovered on that day...The message is still the same... the love of the Father.... A Father whose Son gave His life for others...And because of that Father’s love... you don’t have to pay anything...
It’s a free gift from God... Whoever takes the Son gets it all.
- As received by me from a friend.
- P.Aravindan

Monday, 24 November 2014

RBI cautions public on newest form of fraud

Very important message from Governor of Reserve Bank of India,India 

The gullible member of the public is sent a credit card, which allows withdrawal of money up to a certain limit, albeit a small sum, from a bank account.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday issued one more alert to the public about the newest form of fraud perpetrated in its name — a credit card issued by fraudsters in the name of the RBI.
Explaining the modus operandi, the RBI stated that the gullible member of the public is sent a credit card, which allows withdrawal of money up to a certain limit, albeit a small sum, from a bank account.
"Having gained the confidence of the victim thus, the fraudster gets him to deposit a huge sum of money in the same bank account. Once the money is deposited, the card stops working and that would also be the last time the holder of the card (victim) would hear from the fraudster," said the RBI.
So let us be careful and also spread the message

Sharing recent accolade by the Air Foce

 Dear Members,

We have our pride in having Wg.Cdr.Suresh Karnik as our honoured member. We have published a small writeup received from Mr Karnik.
Members may share the pride moment with our friends and why dont you send your congratulations to Mr Karnik. His email Address is:
Congratulations Wg.Crd.Karnik

With warm regards and best wishes,

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: suresh karnik <>
To: Aravind P <>; P. Aravind <>
Sent: Sunday, 23 November 2014, 13:24
Subject: Sharing recent accolade by the Air Foce

Just to say that my old Fighter Squadron when I was serving the Indian Air Force, celebrated on 4th, 5th & 6th November 2014 Diamond Jubilee.  As part of Celebrations yours truely was singularly  honoured by naming one Main  Hall of the Jaguar Squadron now at Air Force Station at Bhuj in Gujarat by naming  'KARNIK HALL'  which will stand as a memory for posterity for the dedicated & significant contribution professionally carriedout  by me which was recognised by our Nation. This filled me with a sense of Pride for the honour bestowed on me in the evening of my Life thereby indicating that I am not 'ON FORGOTTEN LIST'. Whilst we both were invited for the Functions & all travel + staying at Bhuj were made, we had to cancel the plans due to a demise in our family just a couple of days prior to the visit. therefore cancelled the visit due to emotional turmoil in the family.
As Attachment which kindly visit & see the pictures.

Suresh Damodar Karnik

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Programme at VAMNICON on Nov. 14,2014

Dr Surendra Parasnis has forwarded the  following matter for the blog for information of the members of the Club

" On the eve of National  week of cooperation from Nov. 14-21,2014 ,the Director, VAMNICON organised a musical programme viz. Sunhare Nagme, in which he invited artists from Senior Citizen Club, Ganeshkhind to participate. This programme was arranged on Nov. 14' 2014 at the Shiveneri Auditorium of VAMNICON.

Dr. Surendra Parasnis,Shri Prakash Gosavi and Shri Shiv Jaiswal presented old Hindi film songs and Gazals in this programme .    Earlier ,Director, VAMNICON  welcomed the artist members of SCCG .

Shri Kazi Saab introduced the singers to the audience and two students of VAMNICON  anchored  the programme. This programme of melodious songs was well appreciated by the audience."

Dr . Surendra S.Parasnis.
Deputy Director (Retd.)  ,Indian Institute Of Tropical Meteorology, (Pune)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Laugh A While

Father used to walk 20 Minutes to save 20 Rs.
Son spends 20 Rs. to save 20 Minutes.
(Surprisingly both are correct...!!!)

Cultural Gap
If electricity goes in America they call the power house.
In Japan, they test the fuse,
But In India, they check neighbour's house, "power gone there too....then ok!"
Funny but true

Sense of Responsibility...
A man goes to library and asks for a book on Suicide..........
Librarian looks at him and says: "hello.. who will return the book ????"

GRANDFATHER TO GRANDSON: Go hide! Your teacher is coming as you bunked
 school today!
GRANDSON: YOU go hide.. I told her YOU PASSED AWAY!!

Sister to brother: What r u going to gift grandma on her birthday?
Brother: A football
Sister: But grandma does not play!
Brother: So what? On my birthday she gave me Bhagavad Gita.

A woman went shopping. At cash counter she opened her purse to pay. The cashier
 noticed a TV remote in her purse. He couldn't control his curiosity n asked "Do u
 always carry ur TV remote with u?" She replied " No, not always, but my husband 
refused to accompany me for shopping today.. ..............

Moral : Accompany your wife....
The story continues....
The shopkeeper laughs and takes back all the items that lady had purchased.
Shocked at this act, she asks the shopkeeper what is he doing. He said your
 husband has blocked your credit card..........
MORAL : Respect the hobbies of your husband.
Wait wait, story is not yet over. It continues....
Wife took out her husband's credit card from purse and uses it to clear all the bills. Unfortunately
he didn't block his own card.
Moral:...... Don't underestimate the power of a WIFE. :) :)

Monday, 10 November 2014

Have a hearty laugh and Relax

I am thankful to Wg.Cdr Suresh Karnik for keeping my spirit alive. Otherwise I would have closed or abandoned this website long ago.
Thank you my dear friend 
With warm regards and best wishes,

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: suresh karnik
To: P. Aravind
Sent: Sunday, 9 November 2014, 17:59
Subject: Have a hearty laugh

 It's An Old Age After All...

A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering
 things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're 
physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down
 to help them remember ..
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his

 chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember

 it?'  she asks.
'No, I can remember it..'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should 

write it down, so as not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream

 with strawberries.'
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, 

write it  down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can 
remember it!  Ice cream with strawberries and whipped
 cream - I got it,  for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes,
The old  man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife
 a plate of bacon  and eggs. She stares at the plate
 for a moment. 'Where's my  toast?'

An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and

 after  eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night
 we went  out to a new restaurant and it was really great,
 I would recommend  it very highly.'
The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'
The first man thought and thought and finally said,

 'What is the name  of that flower you give to someone
 you love?  You know, he one that's red and has thorns.'
'Do you mean a rose?'
'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned

 towards the  kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that
 restaurant  we went to last night?'
old couple

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being

 discharged. However, while working as a student nurse,
 I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting
 on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he
 didn't  need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me
 wheel  him to the elevator.
On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the

 bathroom  changing out of her hospital gown.'

A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:
'So I hear you're getting married?'
'Do I know her?'
'This woman, is she good looking?'
'Not really.'
'Is she a good cook?'
'Naw, she can't cook too well.'
'Does she have lots of money?'
'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.'
'Well, then, is she good in bed?'
'I don't know.'
'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?'
'Because she can still drive!'

 Three old guys are out walking.
First one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
Second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
Third one says, 'So am I. Let's go get a beer!'

A man was telling his neighbour, 'I just bought a new hearing

 aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art.
 It's perfect.'
'Really,' answered the neighbour. 'What kind is it?'
'Twelve thirty.'

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down

 the street  with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and
 said,  'You're really doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc:
 'Get a hot mamma  and be cheerful.''
The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got
 a heart  murmur; be careful.'

 And just one more. . .

A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor

and  pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.
After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?'
'No,' he replied, 'Arthritis.'

Now, before you 'forget', send them on to some

 other  folks you know who could use a good laugh!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Unless You Have Been a Soldier...! [1 Attachment]

On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 19:24, suresh karnik ( wrote:

Subject: Unless You Have Been a Soldier...! [1 Attachment]
Kindly read the attachment to know the psyche of a soldier.
It is worth it.
1 of 1 Photo(s)
We the Senior Citizens salute you, our Hon. Soldier.
(Senior Citizens Club, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra)

Monday, 3 November 2014

For your Healthy Living

Received from Wg.Cdr.Suresh Karnik

    10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate.

We often throw all our fresh foods into the fridge to prevent
 it from going bad. But should all food be kept refrigerated?
 Definitely not. Here are 10 common foods you should avoid
 from cooling too much, or you'll destroy the taste and ruin
 the food. 
1. Tomatoes

The fridge does keep tomatoes fresh, but it does this
 by stopping the process of ripeness. When this process
 is stopped, the tomato loses its flavor. In addition to
 the loss of flavor, the refrigerator also changes the 
 texture of the tomato, making it powdery or floury.
 Tomatoes are best kept out of cooling, in a basket
 for instance.
foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
2. Basil

When one keeps fresh basil in the refrigeration, it
 withers very quickly, but before it withers al
l the way and becomes unusable, it absorbs the
 taste of the foods kept close to it. The best way
 to keep fresh basil it outside the fridge, in a glass
 of fresh water, just like flowers.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

3. Potatoes

The cold of the fridge turns the starch in the potato
 into sugar in a faster pace, and we're left with a
 sweet, yet grainy potato. Keep your potatoes in
 a sealed sack, in a cool but not cold place.
 They should be covered, because being
 exposed to sunlight makes them grow 'eyes'. 

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

4. Onions

The damp in the fridge makes the onion soft and
 moldy. The best way to keep onions is in a cool
 and dry place, outside the fridge. Green onions
 can be kept in the fridge because of their 
high % of water content. Be sure not to keep 
onions next to the potatoes, because it'll make
 them both go bad faster.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
5. Avocado

If you're waiting for the avocado to ripen, you
 should never put it in the fridge. A refrigerator
 does well by the avocado, but only if it has
 already ripened, and you want to prevent it from
 going bad.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

6. Garlic

When we keep garlic in the refrigerator, it begins
 to shoot out and grow green stalks. Also, it'll get
 a moldy, sticky texture. It is best to keep garlic in
 a dry, cool place.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge
7. Bread

When it comes to bread, there are a number of
 options. If this is sliced bread you are going to
 use within a few days, it can be kept in the fridge
When you keep bread for longer, the fridge will
 make it dry out faster, and so it's best to keep it
 somewhere closed off, but not in the refrigerator.
 If you only rarely eat the bread, it can even be kept
 in the freezer.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

8. Olive Oil

Olive oil should be kept somewhere dark and cool,
 but when put in refrigeration, it freezes and becomes
 alike to butter. That said, you can thaw it again to its
 original state.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

9. Coffee

Storing coffee in the fridge makes it quickly lose
 its flavor and even absorb the flavor of foods
 stored near it. Coffee should be kept somewhere
 dark, somewhere cool. However, if you want to
 keep a large amount of coffee at home, you can
 keep in the depths of the freezer - not near the door.

foods that shouldn't be kept in the fridge

10. Honey

One of the most fascinating facts about honey is
 that it never goes bad. You can eat honey from
 a thousand years ago, and it'll still be good. There
 is no reason to keep honey in the fridge and it
 should be avoided since the cold will make
 it a solid and it's always better kept at room 
 Darel S.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ebola Virus Explained

Received from Wg.Cdr. Suresh Karnik
21 October 2014, 19:05, suresh karnik <> wrote:

 What Is Ebola Virus?

There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk.
What is Ebola? It's a virus that attacks a person's blood system: Ebola is what scientists call a haemorrhagic fever - it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death.
Ebola is highly contagious; Being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges.
Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS! EXTREMELY deadly: About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It's one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.
Untreatable (no cure): Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.
How Do I Know Someone has Ebola? ∙Fever ∙Headache ∙Diarrhoea ∙Vomiting ∙Weakness ∙Joint Muscle pains ∙Stomach Pain ∙Lack of Appetite.
Protect Yourself: ∙Wash Your Hands with Soap. Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
 ■Restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.

■Disinfect Your Surroundings. The virus cannot survive disinfectants, heat, direct sunlight, detergents and soaps. Clean up: ∙Fumigate if you have Pests. ∙Rodents can be carriers of Ebola. ∙Fumigate your environment dispose off the carcasses properly! ∙Dead bodies CAN still transmit Ebola. ∙Don't touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.
 Protect Yourself: Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.

Report: Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.
Do not delay!
John A.Thomas
Dr. John A.Thomas,MD,FRCPath, FAMS