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Succulent plants care

Succulents are the perfect plant for forgetful gardeners. Succulent care is easy, and succulent gardens and terrariums can brighten any indoor space. Learn about the best types of succulents to grow in the home.

Succulent plants are always in style. With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions.

The color variation of succulents seems almost endless: blue-green, chartreuse, pink, red, yellow, white, burgundy, almost black, variegated, and more. The leaves may be rounded, needlelike, berrylike, ruffled, or spiky.

While some types of succulents have somewhat exacting care requirements, most are easy to grow because they evolved with special water-storage tissues that allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants.

Succulents like the dry humidity and warm conditions found in most homes, and while they like direct light, they can adapt to lower light. They all prefer a fast-draining potting medium that's not watered too often. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Succulents make great indoor plants because they’re adapted to survive dry conditions. In winter especially, homes offer dry interior air to houseplants, which is why many don’t survive. Low relative humidity isn’t a houseplant’s friend. Succulents, though, with their water-storing ways, endure dry air without ugly side effects.

Light :Although you would think that because succulents and cacti mainly originate in the desert they would be down with full high-beaming sun, I was told that for many species full midday sun can actually burn your plant. For many species brightly lit areas with lots of sunlight are perfect but not somewhere with full midday sun.
Water: This is the bit I was most surprised about. During the warmer part of the year most succulents and cacti go through a ‘growing’ phase where they are most active and need water and nutrients. When it cools down during the year they go into a dormant phase and need much less water (this is the point where you can neglect your plants a little). During the warmer months in their growing phase succulents should be watered once a week but rather than pour a cup of water now and then into the pot , wait until the dirt is completely dry and then soak the plant in water for a few minutes.
Soil:Succulents are usually found in gritty or sandy soils, and you should make sure this is what you use in the event that you replant them.
Pot: As with all plants, make sure the pot you use for your plant has a drainage hole in the bottom. This is where I think I went wrong in the past planting cacti in tea cups unfortunately doesn’t allow for the right drainage (dead succulent). If you can, plant your succulent in a terracotta pot, as apparently this improves drainage.
Re-potting :Although an annoying process to go through, if you’re a nice and caring succulent owner there will be a point at which you have to re-pot. My succulent guy says to do this every year or when the plant starts to look uncomfortable in the pot. Fingers crossed you get to that point!
Pay attention: Mr Ho said that although his tips apply generally to most succulents and cacti, they are all different and the only way to make sure you are doing the right thing is to pay attention to how they are growing apparently yellowing can mean too much sunlight (or overwatering) whilst leaning towards the light source can mean not enough.

Succulent plants for home:
Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum):
Burro's tail is shown to its best advantage planted in a hanging basket. Overlapping, gray-green or gray-blue leaves grow up to 3 feet long. A native of Mexico, it prefers medium to high light for best performance.

Growing Tip: Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings, and keep soil on the dry side during winter dormancy. Fertilize once in summer with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer. Although burro's tail rarely blooms, pink or red flowers may appear at the end of the stems in summer.
The leaves fall off with even a light touch, so keep burro's tail where it won't be disturbed. If you move a houseplant outside for summer, keep it in a shaded location. Even though burro's tail likes bright light, sudden exposure to direct sunlight may cause sunburn.

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi):

To grow, allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Keep it drier in the winter. When the plant is in bud, pay close attention, because even slight dehydration or overwatering may cause buds to drop. Provide medium to high light, and fertilize three times in summer using a 10-30-10 fertilizer to promote blooms.

To initiate flower bud formation in the fall, drop the indoor temperature to 55 degrees F. Or move your plants outdoors to a shaded spot in summer and leave them out as temperatures fall. Move them indoors before the temperature reaches 45 degrees F. To prune, pinch off stem segments where necessary to keep the plant stubby.

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii):
A popular import from Madagascar, crown of thorns can bloom year-round if given enough light. Long, spoon-shape leaves appear at the ends of spiky branches, along with clusters of tiny flowers. You might not notice the flowers because they're so small, but you will see the red, salmon, or yellow bracts that surround them.
When the plant is in bloom, allow only the top inch or so of soil to dry out between waterings. When the plant is not blooming, be sure the top half of the pot's soil is dry before watering. Don't let the entire pot dry out, however, or the plant will drop its leaves. If your plant dries out and loses its leaves, it will grow new ones in a few weeks after you begin watering.

Direct sun produces the best bloom, but crown of thorns adapts to medium light. Fertilize three times in summer using a bloom-booster fertilizer of 10-30-10.
All euphorbia contain a skin-irritating sap. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling.

Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans):
Two succulent plants share the common name of hens-and-chicks. They're closely related but look different. Both produce "chicks"small, identical plants that are slightly offset from the mother (the hen).
Echeveria elegans forms flat, flowerlike rosettes with rounded edges. Sempervivum tectorum also forms in rosettes, but each leaf tends to be flatter and more pointed. The flowering patterns are different. Echeveria grows arching, smooth, bell-shape blooms every year. Individual Sempervivum grows pink star-shape flowers on plants that die after flowering. Usually by this time the plant has produced so many offsets that the loss is not great. After all, the Latin translation of sempervivum means "ever living."

When grown as houseplants, the two perform the same way. Both should be allowed to dry slightly between waterings, as overwatering causes rotting. Water very little during winter dormancy.
Fertilize three times in summer with 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer. Propagate by removing offsets and potting them. Although they look tough, they can easily be scarred if water touches the foliage or if bumped.

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata):
The jade plant is an old-fashioned favorite for a reason: It's so easy to grow! This long-lived South African native grows thick stems and thick, glossy green leaves tinged with red.
Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings. Although some gardeners water jade only when the leaves begin to pucker or lose their shine, these are signs the plant is already stressed, so it may begin to drop leaves. Jades are most commonly killed by overwatering. A plant may adopt a weeping form if chronically overwatered.

Fertilize three times in summer only with 10-10-10 fertilizer. Keep jade plants potted in terra-cotta for good air movement through the soil and to help balance a top-heavy plant. Repotting is seldom necessary because of the small root system, but if you do repot, use a mix for cactus or well-draining potting soil.

Prune jade as necessary to keep it symmetrical, so one side doesn't cause the entire pot to topple. Simply cut off a branch or leaf, and plant it to create new plants. Rooting new plants around the base of a plant creates the look of a shrubby thicket. For an architectural look, some gardeners pinch all the leaves along the thick stems, leaving only the leaves at the top.

Medicine Plant (Aloe vera):
The healing sap of this familiar medicinal plant has been used for centuries to treat wounds and sunburn. However, the sharp "teeth" along the leaf margins can cut an unsuspecting passerby, so place it where it can't be brushed accidentally.

Allow the soil to dry out between soakings. Don't let the plant stand in water. Keep it in direct sunlight or the greatest amount of light possible. Fertilize three times in summer with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer; avoid fertilizing in winter. You don't need to repot unless the roots are obviously pushing their way out of a pot. If so, use a potting mix designed for cactus.

Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa):
There are dozens of kinds of Kalanchoe plants, but the panda plant is among the most common. A native of Madagascar, panda plant is grown strictly for its foliage.Thick green leaves are covered with soft silver hairs, giving the plant a fuzzy, blue-gray appearance. The edges of the leaves are tipped with brown or rust-color hairs.

Allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. During dormancy in winter, water only enough to keep the soil from drying out completely. Grow in medium to bright filtered light. Fertilize three times in summer with a 10-10-10 fertilizer.

Although it can be pruned, panda plant seldom needs grooming except to remove any wayward stems.

Pincushion Cactus (Mammillaria):
Pincushions form a group of about 200 species of ball-shape cacti that are among the most common cacti grown in the home. Most hail from Mexico, where they grow in full sun. Pincushion cacti can remain small and may take the form of single balls or clumps, often flowering indoors.

Be careful: The spines look delicate but have hooked ends that are difficult to pull out of skin.
To grow a pincushion cactus, provide the highest light possible. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely between waterings, and withhold water entirely in the winter to give it a cool, dormant period needed for flowering. Fertilize three times in summer only, using a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer.

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata):
Ponytail palms are not palm trees at all, but their feathery mops of green leaves atop a leathery-looking trunk resemble them. The ponytail palm doesn't look like a succulent, even though it is related to the agave plant. Its water-storage unit is the swollen, bulbous base of the trunk that gives the plant its other common name: elephant foot.

Long, sometimes curly, straplike leaves have very little surface to lose moisture, a boon in its native areas in the southwestern United States and Mexico.

This succulent is the perfect houseplant for a neglectful gardener because it doesn't need a lot of watering. Allow the soil to dry almost completely before watering, and keep low humidity if possible. Grow it in high light and direct sun if possible, but the plant will adapt to medium light. Remembering ponytail palm's native habitat, keep it hot or medium temperature. If it must be kept cool, water less often.

Ponytail palms grow slowly, reaching 12-20 feet indoors. Repot when the plant gets too top-heavy for its container. Fertilize only about once a year, using a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10.

Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata):
This succulent can take a beating. Stories abound about forgotten, dead-looking snake plants coming back to life upon watering. Long, pointed leaves grow with patterned markings reminiscent of a snake. You can leave this plant in a pot for many years, allowing the rhizomes to multiply into a thick clump.

Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering causes leaf and crown rot. It tolerates low light but performs best with medium or high light. It doesn't need fertilizer, but if you insist you can apply 10-10-10 once a year.

Snake plant tolerates neglect but thrives on attention. Prune out any damaged leaves so the overall plant looks better.

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 Gold silver rate in hyderabad

                        Gold Rate in HYDERABAD - Today
                                 Sat, Apr 19th, 2014

City 22 Karat 24 Karat
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 2,798
8g Rs. 22,384
10g Rs. 27,980
100g Rs. 2,79,800
1 KG Rs. 27,98,000
1g Rs. 2,997
8g Rs. 23,976
10g Rs. 29,970
100g Rs. 2,99,700
1 KG Rs. 29,97,000
               Silver Price in HYDERABAD - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City Bar Price 1 Kilo
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 42.48
10g Rs. 424.75
100g Rs. 4,247.50
1 KG Rs. 42,475

Gold Rate in CHENNAI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City 22 Karat 24 Karat
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 2,799
8g Rs. 22,392
10g Rs. 27,990
100g Rs. 2,79,900
1 KG Rs. 27,99,000
1g Rs. 2,993
8g Rs. 23,944
10g Rs. 29,930
100g Rs. 2,99,300
1 KG Rs. 29,93,000

            Silver Price in CHENNAI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City Bar Price 1 Kilo
        Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 42.43
10g Rs. 424.25
100g Rs. 4,242.50
1 KG Rs. 42,425

Silver Price in MUMBAI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City Bar Price 1 Kilo
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 42.38
10g Rs. 423.84
100g Rs. 4,238.40
1 KG Rs. 42,384

Gold Rate in MUMBAI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City 22 Karat 24 Karat
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 2,788
8g Rs. 22,304
10g Rs. 27,880
100g Rs. 2,78,800
1 KG Rs. 27,88,000
1g Rs. 2,982
8g Rs. 23,856
10g Rs. 29,820
100g Rs. 2,98,200
1 KG Rs. 29,82,000
Gold Rate in VIJAYAWADA - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City 22 Karat 24 Karat
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 2,799
8g Rs. 22,392
10g Rs. 27,990
100g Rs. 2,79,900
1 KG Rs. 27,99,000
1g Rs. 2,993
8g Rs. 23,944
10g Rs. 29,930
100g Rs. 2,99,300
1 KG Rs. 29,93,000

Silver Price in VIJAYAWADA - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City Bar Price 1 Kilo
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 42.37
10g Rs. 423.72
100g Rs. 4,237.20
1 KG Rs. 42,372
Silver Price in DELHI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City Bar Price 1 Kilo
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 42.37
10g Rs. 423.72
100g Rs. 4,237.20
1 KG Rs. 42,372

Gold Rate in DELHI - Today
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
City 22 Karat 24 Karat
Sat, Apr 19th, 2014
1g Rs. 2,787
8g Rs. 22,296
10g Rs. 27,870
100g Rs. 2,78,700
1 KG Rs. 27,87,000
1g Rs. 2,980
8g Rs. 23,840
10g Rs. 29,800
100g Rs. 2,98,000
1 KG Rs. 29,80,000

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Amala interviews Nagarjuna in his new show MEK

Amala interviews Nagarjuna in his new show MEK

Nagarjuna Akkineni to host game show with Rs.1 Cr prize. Maa Television Network Limited (MAA), the leading Telugu TV entertainment channel network, is pleased to announce the launch of the biggest ever television show “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu” (MEK), the Telugu format of the popular game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC).The show will be produced by Big Synergy. Maa is also pleased to announce Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host for the show, another first-of-its-kind in the Telugu television industry.

While the game show is an established format, the big star Nagarjuna Akkineni’s presence as the host for the show will bring a lot of cheer for TV viewers. It is for the first time that the Tollywood star of the stature of Nagarjuna Akkineni is coming on Telugu entertainment TV. “Maa TV is known for its vibrant, innovative and pleasant programming, and has attained the No.1 Telugu GEC status now.

With Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host, the new game show will be a visual treat for the viewers with an opportunity to win up to Rs. 1 Crore cash prize. It will be a trend setting initiative in the Telugu TV industry”, said Nimmagadda Prasad, Chairman of MAA TV.

“I am excited about my role as the host for MEK. I am looking for this kind of opportunity on TV platform as it reaches each and every Telugu person.  The show will bring the best drama of human life without missing on the entertainment quotient”, said Nagarjuna Akkineni.

“Maa TV has a glorious journey. With several strategic initiatives in the last few years, Maa TV has redefined the Telugu GEC space. The launch of MEK will be a rich tribute to the viewers and it will set a new benchmark in the Telugu entertainment TV”, said Aravind Allu, a Director of Maa TV.

Amala wife of Nagarjuna interview's in his new show.
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Nagarjuna Akkineni Launch new tv show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu

Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Launch

The much popular Kaun Banega Crorepati produced by Big Synergy is all set to conquer the entire south market by launching in the fourth state with Andhra Pradesh as Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (MEK). The show will be hosted by popular actor Nagarjuna Akkineni and air on Maa TV.

With prize money of Rs 1 crore, the entries for MEK will begin from 24 April in which people can answer questions through SMS and interactive voice response calls. The show is slated to go on air from the first week of June.

“Maa TV is known for its vibrant, innovative and pleasant programming, and has attained the number one Telugu GEC status now. With Nagarjuna Akkineni as the host, the new game show will be a visual treat for the viewers with an opportunity to win up to Rs 1 crore cash prize. It will be a trend setting initiative in the Telugu TV industry”, said Maa TV chairman Nimmagadda Prasad in a press statement.

MEK, produced by Big Synergy, is Nagarjuna’s first TV venture. “I am looking for this kind of opportunity on TV platform as it reaches each and every Telugu person.  The show will bring the best drama of human life without missing on the entertainment quotient”, revealed Nagarjuna Akkineni.

“With a bouquet of four channels, namely Maa, Maa Music, Maa Movies and Maa Gold, Maa stands out from the cluster of channels through its unique programming quality and content. The new big initiative will build the Maa brand equity further and take the network to the next level”, Maa TV group head C Ratnakar Rao ended.
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Vikramasimha The Legend Official Trailer

Vikramasimha The Legend Official Trailer

Here's presenting the official theatrical trailer of Vikramasimha - The Legend, a Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin film featuring Superstar Rajinikanth & Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. Music by A R Rahman. The story, screenplay and dialogues have been penned by K S Ravikumar. The lyrics are by National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu. The film is produced by Sunil Lulla & Sunanda Murali Manohar.

Vikramasimha releases in theatres on 9th May, 2014.
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Nellie Sengupta Freedom Fighter

Nellie Sengupta grate Freedom Fighter

Nellie Sengupta
(1886–1973) was an Englishwoman who fought for Indian Independence and was elected President of the Indian National Congress.

Nellie Sengupta was among the English Women who came to India to dedicate her life for its people.Though an recluse she proved herself as a true Indian patriot.

Nellie Sengupta  was born on 12 January 1886 as the daughter of Frederick William Gray and Edith Henrietta Gray. While studying in England, she met Jatindra Mohan Sengupta an Indian patriot. They fell in love and were married. After her marriage, she adopted her husband’s  country as her own and associated sincerely with her husband’s work to letterate India from the bondage of British imperialism. Nellie abandoned the land of her birth and fought against the colonial rulers of her motherland for the sake of of her husband. 
Nellie Sengupta was a devoted life partner who whole-heartedly sided with her brave husband on all occasions during their hours of happiness and sorrow. There was doubt among her in-laws whether she would be able to adjust herself in a joint Indian family. But soon Nellie dispelled this doubt by adjusting quickly to the Indian joint family life. They proved to be an ideal couple not only in family life but also in the political field. Her father in law was so daunted with her behavior that he wrote a letter to Nellie’s mother, that she was nothing but prize addition to his joint family and a worthy partner of his son.

Nellie Sengupta was the inspiring power behind all his activities in the political field. Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu also inspired her.
During the non-cooperation movement she was arrested while selling khadi in Chittagong (now in Bangladesh). Thus she had to endure prison life for the cause of her husband. She helped her husband when he was involved in the strike of the Bengal Assam Railway men as well as steamer service workers in support of the tea cultivated area laborers who were stranded in Chandpur and were brutally tortured by the British police.

When the health of Jyotindra Mohan deteriorated, Nellie continued his political work. During the days of the Civil Disobedience Movement Nellie accompany her husband on political tours to Delhi and Amritsar. Jatindra Mohan was arrested for delivering a political lecture. She purposely delivered a speech at a banned meeting in Delhi. She was arrested and put in prison for four months.
Nellie was elected Congress President in 1933. It was a recognition for her valuable contribution to the cause of India’s independence. Later Nellie was elected alderman of Calcutta (Kolkata) Corporation.
During the turmoil of the Salt Satyagraha many senior Congress leaders were imprisoned. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya the President elect of the Congress was arrested before the Calcutta Session of 1931. Nellie Sengupta was elected in his place, thus becoming the third woman, and the second European-born woman to be elected.

She was also elected as an Alderman to the Calcutta Corporation in 1933 and 1936. She was also elected on a Congress ticket to the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1940 and 1946. During the Second World War she drew attention to the misbehaviour of foreign troops.
After the partition of India, she stayed in her husband’s paternal house. She devoted herself to social welfare work. She was elected unopposed to the East Pakistan(now Bangladesh) Legislative Assembly from Chittagong. She was brought to India for special medical treatment during the last days of her life. In spite of the best treatment made available, she breathed her last on 23 October1973 in Calcutta.
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Nail polish remover soakers Nail polish remover finger soakers

 Nail polish remover soakers

Are you tired with rubbing your nails and damaging don't worry lets watch this new product.This is how the nail soakers look like. They're simply just little plastic cups with a pink rubber lid that has a hole in it. You can take the lid off but there is actually no need to take it off. 

Put the lid back on the cup and filled the soaker with nail polish remover. Normally use remover that is free from acetone because it's better for your nails and cuticles.

Fill the soakers till the pink lid. You don't want to pour in any more acetone because when you put in your fingers, the acetone is going to pour over or leak.

When you've put the right quantity in the soakers, the soakers will not leak when you're finger are in the holes. You can even put your hands up side down and the acetone still won't leak out of the soakers. Great when you're unpatient and can't sit down for a few minutes.

Few minutes after you can see the nail polish dissolve or fall off of your nails. The glitter flakes of your nail polish didn't dissolve, they are visible at the bottom of the soakers after five minutes.

They are really the ideal product to remove persistent nail polish that is hard to remove without rubbing an hour and damaging your nails and cuticles. The nail soakers are reusable. You just rinse them out, let them dry and keep them with your other nail products.

The nail soakers are available at market with differant prices.around 2.99$ to5 $.

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Health tips Banana benefits health benefits of banana

 Health Benefits of Banana

Banana is very much a staple fruit of India. One of the great things about bananas is that it is not only delicious but is also cheap and available throughout the year unlike the other fruits.
Bananas are a caloric dense fruit. Consumption of just one banana anytime through the day makes one feel energetic.

Creamy, rich, and sweet, bananas are a favorite food for everyone from infants to elders. Sports enthusiasts appreciate the potassium-power delivered by this high energy fruit.

Blood pressure: Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2% of US adults meet the daily 4700 mg recommendation.A high potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes.

Asthma: A study conducted by the Imperial College of London found that children who ate just one banana per day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma.

Cancer: Consuming bananas, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia. As a good source of vitamin C, bananas can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. High fiber intakes from fruits and vegetables like bananas are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.

Heart health: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

In one study, those who consumed 4069 mg of potassium per day had a 49% lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared with those who consumed less potassium (about 1000 mg per day).
High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.

Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One medium banana provides about 3 grams of fiber.The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 21-25 g/day for women and 30-38 g/day for men.

Treating diarrhea: Bland foods such as apple sauce and bananas are recommended for diarrhea treatment. Electrolytes like potassium are lost in large quantities during bouts of diarrhea and may make those affected feel weak. Bananas can help to promote regularity and replenish potassium stores.

Preserving memory and boosting mood: Bananas also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that studies suggest plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood.

Build Better Bones with Bananas:Bananas can help improve your body's ability to absorb calcium via several mechanisms.Bananas are an exceptionally rich source of fructooligosaccharide, a compound called a prebiotic because it nourishes probiotic (friendly) bacteria in the colon. These beneficial bacteria produce vitamins and digestive enzymes that improve our ability to absorb nutrients, plus compounds that protect us against unfriendly microorganisms. When fructooligosaccharides are fermented by these friendly bacteria, not only do numbers of probiotic bacteria increase, but so does the body's ability to absorb calcium. In addition, gastrointestinal transit time is lessened, decreasing the risk of colon cancer.

Bananas are also known to stimulate cell proliferation which thickens the stomach mucosa and is a barrier against stomach acids.

Banana is a food most appropriate when small but nutrient dense food has to be given in situations of extreme weight loss or extreme fever where the body becomes weak and there is food aversion.
So, have Banana daily.
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Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 

The Nobel  literary giant, considered to be one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time, had spent nine days in hospital with a lung and urinary tract infection this month.

A source close to his family confirmed his death. He had been recovering from pneumonia in his Mexico City home since 8 April and was reported to have been in a fragile condition.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was Born in the small Colombian town of Aracataca, Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982 “for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts,” according to the Nobel Prize website.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. 

The Colombian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer about 12 years ago and battled it successfully before being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2006.

One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of daily life that made the extraordinary seem almost routine. 

 In his works, clouds of yellow butterflies precede a forbidden lover’s arrival. A heroic liberator of nations dies alone, destitute and far from home. A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, as one of his short stories is called, is spotted in a muddy courtyard.

Known to millions simply as ‘Gabo’, Garcia Marquez was widely seen as the Spanish language’s most popular writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century. His extraordinary literary celebrity spawned comparisons with Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

With writers including Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe, Garcia Marquez was also an early practitioner of the literary nonfiction that would become known as New Journalism. He became an elder statesman of Latin American journalism, with magisterial works of narrative non-fiction that included the Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor, the tale of a seaman lost on a life raft for 10 days. He was also a scion of the region’s left. 

Shorter pieces dealt with subjects including Venezuela’s larger-than-life president, Hugo Chavez, while the book News of a Kidnapping vividly portrayed how cocaine traffickers led by Pablo Escobar had shred the social and moral fabric of his native Colombia, kidnapping members of its elite. In 1994, Garcia Marquez founded the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism, which offers training and competitions to raise the standard of narrative and investigative journalism across Latin America. 

But for so many inside and outside the region, it was his novels that became synonymous with Latin America itself.

He was feted before the press on his birthday last month by friends and well-wishers who brought him cake and flowers outside his home in an exclusive neighbourhood in the south of Mexico City. He did not speak at the event.
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2 States movie review Hindi Movie Review

2 States movie review Hindi Movie Review

Womens page rate 2 states moview 4/5

Krish's relationship with his family, particularly his mother, is better explored than his relationship with Ananya, which results in 2 States being more of a deep and meaningful family drama than a romance, notes Paloma Sharma.
The one sure thing that is common between North Indians and South Indians is that they crack jokes at the expense of the community that resides far on the other side of the country. Abhishek Verma's 2 States does the same, except that it has no qualms admitting to the same.
2 States takes the North-South divide extremely seriously and since, according to the film, South Indians are from Venus and North Indians are from Planet Red Bull, I should probably disclose here that my loyalties lie on the Northern side since perspectives are bound to differ based on culture and geography.
The film opens with Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) settled on the sofa of a psychiatrist's office as he narrates the story of his life. What follows is the usual boy-meets-girl story.
They fall in love.
Their parents don't.
It's a well known fact that in India, you don't just marry the boy/girl, you marry their entire family. 2 States chronicles Ananya Swaminathan and Krish Malhotra's trials as they try to make their parents see that their love for each other is above the petty lines of region and language, but their effort of bringing their families together threatens to tear them apart.
2 States has more than its fair share of Madrasi-Punjabi jokes. If it were a Bond film it would probably be called Stereotypes Galore. It is a little annoying how, throughout the beginning of the film, Krish uses his Punjabi-ness as an excuse for everything.
Sample this, "Punjabi hoon. Khoon garam hota hai humara."
Uh huh.
Totally legit, bruh.
Krish's idea of courtship is, as Superwoman aka Lilly Singh pointed out, "I, man. You, woman. So…" Krish freaks out when he sees Ananya wearing shorts and behaves quite immaturely until he finally confesses his feelings.
In the beginning the relationship is all biology (which really makes it annoying to watch), but something about spending time with Ananya sees Krish growing up. Ananya, for her part, seems to be completely sorted with hardly any internal conflicts and very little back story. However, it is a relief that the film does not see her losing herself and being someone she's not just because love and marriage have come into the equation.
You see Krish's character evolve from childish and afraid to grown up and confident, and though the journey is sweet, it is a tad long at two-and-a-half hours.
Since I am privy to the information that 2 States is based on Chetan Bhagat's semi-autobiographical, eponymous novel, I cannot stop imagining his head on Arjun Kapoor's body for the initial moments in their courtship. But Kapoor grabs the reins the moment Ronit Roy, who plays his father, enters the scene and the full force of the turbulent relationship between father and son hits you.
Scenes between Roy and Kapoor are intense and almost alive. The circle of alcohol, abuse and anger, and its devastating effects on a family are portrayed delicately. Nothing is too graphic but the understanding of what you are compelled to read between the lines is more powerful than any amount of dramatic shows being put up. Verma handles abuse with the proper sensitivity, which is a rarity for Bollywood.
Krish's relationship with his family, particularly his mother, is better explored than his relationship with Ananya, which results in 2 States being more of a deep and meaningful family drama than a romance.
On the other hand, Ananya's relationship with her family, her conflicts with her mother and her closeness to her father, her parents' marriage, her mother's musical troubles and her father's dislike for Chennai remain unexplained. The Swaminathan's sudden warming up to Krish seems unlikely if they are as conservative as the film claims they are. This makes the family drama seem a little one-sided.
Amrita Singh plays the typical Punjabi mother to the T and the clash of cultures makes for a highly amusing watch. As someone who has not read the novel, the narration, though humorous, feels a little inconsistent. Though I cannot put a finger on it, I feel like I'm missing out on something that's supposed to provide the link between one scene and the next.
The romance is a slightly unbelievable. It flows a little too smoothly and often gets wrapped up by showcasing a montage of lovey-dovey clips played to a song. Krish seems to have superhuman strength as he starts his day at 6 am by providing IIT coaching to Ananya's younger brother, Manju, moves on to work and ends it by romancing his lady without as much as developing dark circles or exhibiting signs of tiredness.
The song-and-dance sequence at Krish's cousin's wedding undermines the seriousness of the culture clash but provides a good enough opportunity for 2 States to take a strong, unapologetic and rather hilarious stand on dowry -- something that we North Indians have normalised a little too much.
Although Aliaa Bhatt seems more Kareena Kapoor Jr in the initial stages in the film, she really grows into the character and makes you believe that she's a career-oriented IIM-A grad. Arjun Kapoor for his part is Krish. You don't see the guy from Gunday. You only see Krish Malhotra. Although, given his character's inclinations, one would think that he's button up his shirt.
2 States might be a romance but it takes romanticism too far. In the age of computers, Krish sets out to write his novel on a typewriter out of a broken heart. Moulin Rouge, much?
The film is really cheesy but I won't hold that against it. Stereotypes are never lacking and even though, as a North Indian, I understand what the film is trying to say about different points of view of looking at the same thing, I also find the extent that they take it to a little offensive.
I find it a little hard to believe that in today's world Tamilians and Punjabis hold such views about each other. This is not to say that it is untrue but that it is difficult to digest for someone from a metro who has had friends from all communities throughout their life.
2 States' romantic angle is a little difficult to connect given the way it is moved along in such a hurry in order to incorporate everything, but the family side of the bargain is truly touching. I ended up crying at least thrice in the film. The father-son relationship is bound to bring tears to one's eyes. Redemption is closer than it seemed before. But the end is a little too convenient. Forgiveness does not just come automatically, just because you want it to, after enduring screams, broken glasses and empty chairs.
Nevertheless, there's nothing that should keep you from watching 2 States. If you're as desi as I am and get senti about maa, there's no way you won't run home after watching this film and give your mother a big hug.
While Alia Bhatt is consolidating her position in the industry with very film she is doing (from downright flashy and deliberately over-the-top in Student Of The Year to refreshingly stunning in Highway and now brilliant in 2 States), Arjun is proves how he can grow on you as a performer slowly, but surely. The 21-year-old spunky Alia has absolute disregards for the camera, but she seamlessly switches her body language and facial expression as per the way in which a shot is mounted and a sequence is designed. Her range is promising and ease unbelievable. Arjun too has matured into a remarkably promising actor since his Ishaqzaade days.
And then you have the supporting cast who are as much a part of the storyline as the lead couple. Amrita Singh as the loud, flashy yet hopelessly loving Punjabi mom is both hilarious and captivating. Revathi is deliciously cute and funnily conservative . The veteran has a dignified screen presence. The deliberation in her performance and hesitation she has employed while portraying an adorable Tamilan mother is unmistakable. ( Watch her croon  karnatic song and swiftly switching to a Hindi number pictured on her from a Salman Khan starrer decades ago will make you whistle) Shiv Kumar Subramaniam has played Ananya’s stern but malleable father with conviction and Ronit Roy has proved with his acting prowess that he needs more substantial roles that can serve justice to his craft.
Final verdict:
Hate Chetan Bhagat or love him, loath his books or swear by them but you certainly can’t ignore him and most certainly you can’t ignore this delicious movie made with sincere efforts and heart. If you are madly in love, lonely without love or in search of love, you must catch this one, for falling head over the heels for someone is not enough. Sometimes taking a step further to take affection to its logical conclusion- no matter how the odds are stacked – initiates the beginning of a happy ending. For now it is advisable to enjoy the journey, the process and the mush will follow!

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