Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woman on way to hosp delivers boy on train

Woman on way to hosp delivers boy on train

A 30-year-old woman delivered a boy in the ladies compartment of a local train at Bhayander on Tuesday morning. Mala Choudhary (30), a resident of Phoolpada in Virar (E), was heading to the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivli for a check-up as she had crossed her due date.

Choudhary had boarded the second class ladies compartment around 6am. When the train left Naigaon station, she went into labour. She was accompanied by her mother-inlaw. The train halted at Bhayander station where she delivered the boy.

The mother and newborn were later taken to the Ambedkar hospital by the GRP.

Bollywood hairstylist to spend life in jail for murder of wife

Bollywood hairstylist to spend life in jail for murder of wife

A sessions court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a Bollywood hairstylist to life imprisonment for stabbing his wife to death in 2012.

Special judge Vrushali Joshi convicted Steve alias Lisbon Miranda (36) under sections 302 (murder) and 489A of the IPC. Chief public prosecutor Kalpana Chavan, while seeking punishment, submitted that “it was a heinous act, a mindless murder where the victim suffered 19 slashes“.

Miranda and the victim, Bindiya Miranda (35), have a five-year-old daughter, who is in the custody of her maternal grandparents at Versova.

In December 2012, the Bombay high court had rejected a guardianship petition filed by Miranda's sister seeking custody of the child. The victim's brother, Anand Chawla, who was the first to depose when the trial commenced in July last year, said that the family was relieved that justice has been served.

“We don’t know whether to be happy or sad,” Chawla said.

“She [Bindiya] has gone but at least she has got justice.” The crime occurred on the night of May 24, 2012, at the couple’s flat in Neel Gagan building, DN Nagar.

In his statement to the court, Chawla said the couple had married after falling in love. The victim had often complained that Miranda had a drinking problem.

Chawla told the court that on the night of the incident Bindiya had left her parents’ home to attend a get-together with Miranda, his sister and his friends. At the party, Miranda got drunk. When the group went to Miranda’s home, Bindiya did not want to stay there. The group was standing outside when Bindiya started screaming. The police and the fire brigade arrived and the door was opened.

The victim was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds inflicted by a dagger.

India ignores Chinese frown, boosts def ties with Vietnam

India ignores Chinese frown, boosts def ties with Vietnam

India on Tuesday took a decisive step towards countering China's assertive power by committing to help Vietnam's defence modernization, a move that drew a sharp response from Beijing. After his meeting with visiting Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung, PM Narendra Modi said, “Our defence cooperati on with Vietnam is among our most important ones. India remains committed to the modernization of Vietnam's defence and security forces. This will include expansion of our training programme, which is already substantial, joint exercises and cooperation in defence equipment. We will quickly operationalize the $100 million line of credit that will enable Vietnam to acquire new navy vessels from India.“
For the first time, India sent clear signals that it may be willing to sell the BrahMos short-range cruise missiles to Vietnam, a long-standing demand of Hanoi. The previous Indian government was hesitant, citing reservations by Russia (which is a co-developer). China on Tuesday warned India against meddling in its dispute with Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea. It opposed the Vietnamese government's latest move inviting India to carry out oil exploration in the sea.
“With regard to the Vietnamese prime minister's call for India to support the peaceful resolution of the South China Sea, I want to point out that the dispute should be resolved through dialogue and consultations by countries directly involved on the basis of respecting historical facts and international law,“ Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.
He was reacting to an offer made by Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung asking India to begin exploration in two oilfields in the South China Sea. Dung's offer, made in New Delhi during his two-day India visit, surprised China because its state councilor Yang Jeichi had just returned from Hanoi after discussing steps to improve China-Vietnam relations. Dung held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday .
The Chinese spokesman said New Delhi should respect the efforts being made by Beijing and Hanoi to resolve their dispute, instead of trying to play a role in it.

Monday, October 20, 2014



Shopping sprees seem to be the order of the day on this auspicious day 
VAIBHAVI MERCHANT -CHOREOGRAPHER I don't need a particluar day to buy things as I'm a true shopaholic. Retail therapy is the best therapy . But yes, that department my mom handles and she is quite hands-on with buying the appropriate amounts of gold and silver for the occasion.

I am planning to take the three most important women in my life my mom, sister and Asha (my girlfriend) shopping and I will let them buy whatever they want on this special day.

Our family tradition is that we buy gold on Dhanteras. It's supposed to be very lucky and the house will be full of prosperity, so we do that. We also follow a ritual where we have a small pot and we fill it with sweets. I mostly be with my family on the day .

Dhanteras is a day of new beginnings.Since I am always traveling, this year, I am going to be home with my parents. I've also just moved into a new apartment so I'm going to do it up and invite my friends on this auspicious day .
Usually I buy something in gold on Dhanteras and some gadget, if there is anything interesting.This year, I will mostly get gold coins as they are always a good investment and considered a shagun too. Also, I am planning to gift myself a new phone.

As per my family tradition, we buy some piece of jewellery -gold or silver.Mostly we buy silver coins of Lakshmi and Ganpatiji as it is considered auspicious.

This Dhanteras, I plan to buy lots of sweets and food and distribute to the poor who constantly pray for Lakshmi. This kind of an investment for me is going to be an incredible return. There is no better way to thank the Goddess.

Dhanteras was an annual ritual when we lived in a joint family. I would go with my granddad and grandma to the market and they would buy all of us some gold. Now we do the regular puja at home and go to the temple. We have been doing the same since years.

Dhanteras is usually a normal working day for me but yes, I do try to buy something for my mom as she believes that the day is auspicious. It's a day of positive energies and the start of Diwali which digs a hole in the pocket, but hopefully brings a lot of good luck.

We buy silver or gold on Dhanteras. There is also a ritual of decorating our home with torans. This year, I hope to buy jewellery . Diwali, on the whole, is very special to me. I feel it's a very happy time and I enjoy the colour and lighting all around.

Every year, around Dhanteras my mother buys a gold or silver coin and adds it to our collection. All the coins are brought out on Diwali at our prayer session and are part of the puja. They remind us of our journey together as a family, and reminds us to be grateful.

Go on a jewellery shopping spree

Go on a jewellery shopping spree

At a recently held jewellery awards function, Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers (TMJ) bagged honours for best diamond jewellery . And to celebrate the win, the brand is coming out with lots of offers this festive season. TMJ is the brainchild of husband-wife duo Mahesh Tikamdas Pahuja and Reema Pahuja, who have been creating unique customised jewellery that lends elegance and charm to their customers' lifestyles. Built upon a reputation of `honoured traditions that honour womanhood', the brand has is known for its quality of exquisite craftsmanship, trust and value. One can walk in at their store with an assurance that they will get authentic jewellery that symbolises opulence and timeless appeal. From gold and diamond jewellery to jadau ornaments, the brand also offers precious stones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires to semi-precious stones like topaz, tourmaline, and aquamarine. “Our USP has always been designing a piece of jewellery that is versatile, re-usable and which can be worn in more ways than one,“ says jewellery designer Reema Pahuja.Hailing from a jeweller's family , she has always been fascinated with gems and jewellery , and has acquired the artistic blend from her parents. “I believe that jewellery must not be locked up, but worn and must make the wearer feel exceptional.“
Apart from their designs, the brand is known for its impeccable service and work ethic. Adds Mahesh Pahuja, “Our team is so committed to its work that patrons don't expect anything but the best service from us. The award and the accolades are testimonies to this relentless hard work and high-quality jewellery designing. This Dhanteras, we have a lot of surprises in store for our customers.“

Where: Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers, 4Maker Arcade, Cuffe Parade.Call: 22185051 49 67177777.




With the weather turning, and cough and cold infections being on the rise, people end up relying a lot on over-the-counter cough syrups and medication.However, doctors in the UK say they are of no use really . One expert even says that that there is no evidence to suggest cough medicines actually work. The British National Health Service officially recommends opting for “a homemade cough remedy containing honey and lemon.“ Honey, they state, is a demulcent, which means it coats the throat and relieves the irritation that causes coughing.On its website, it says “There's no quick way of getting rid of a cough caused by a viral infection. It will usually clear up after your immune system has fought off the virus.“ Dr Tim Ballard, Vice Chairman of a medical college, said, “Medical evidence behind cough medicines is weak and there is no evidence to say that they will reduce the duration of illnesses as such, and doctors are unlikely to prescribe them.“ He also added, “If the cough lasts longer and is affecting young infants, or is associated with coughing up blood, shortness of breath, confusion, or high fever, then they should contact doctors.“
Research released last year showed the average time for a cough to last after a virus is 18 days -with many coughs sticking around for even longer. “It's your body's way of keeping unwanted stuff from getting into your lungs. But unfortunately, post-virus, this irritating symptom can really linger.“ said Dr Ballard. However, any cough that remains for more than three weeks definitely needs to be looked at by a doctor and that here too, overthe-counter medications may not work, since cough could just be a symptom for something more than a throat infection.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple questions of woman, which will touch your heart

एक औरत के सरल प्रश्न जो के दिल को छू लेगें

देह मेरी , हल्दी तुम्हारे नाम की ।
हथेली मेरी , मेहंदी तुम्हारे नाम की ।
सिर मेरा , चुनरी तुम्हारे नाम की ।
मांग मेरी , सिन्दूर तुम्हारे नाम का ।
माथा मेरा , बिंदिया तुम्हारे नाम की ।
नाक मेरी , नथनी तुम्हारे नाम की ।
गला मेरा , मंगलसूत्र तुम्हारे नाम का ।
कलाई मेरी , चूड़ियाँ तुम्हारे नाम की ।
पाँव मेरे , महावर तुम्हारे नाम की ।
उंगलियाँ मेरी , बिछुए तुम्हारे नाम के।
बड़ों की चरण-वंदना मै करूँ , और
 'सदा- सुहागन' का आशीष तुम्हारे नाम का ।
और तो और - करवाचौथ/बड़मावस के व्रत भी तुम्हारे नाम के ।
यहाँ तक कि कोख मेरी/ खून मेरा/ दूध मेरा,
 और बच्चा ? बच्चा तुम्हारे नाम का ।
घर के दरवाज़े पर लगी 'नेम-प्लेट' तुम्हारे नाम की ।
और तो और - मेरे अपने नाम के सम्मुख लिखा गोत्र भी मेरा नहीं, तुम्हारे नाम का ।
सबकुछ तो तुम्हारे नाम का.....!!
नम्रता से पूछती हूँ : आखिर तुम्हारे पास... क्या है मेरे नाम का !! ??