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A friend sent this puzzle:

A family I know has several children. Each boy in this family has as many sisters as brothers but each girl has twice as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there?

I know it is trivial. Still as they say in Telugu ‘ Poyindemitti?’ Meaning what is lost?
AVRamani Oct 29 · Comments: 2 · Tags: puzzle
AVRamani

I had earlier posted a travelogue on a visit to Hampi. We were staying in a resort called Hampi Boulders. The owners were fanatics about environment. They had maintained and enhanced the sylvan surroundings. Near this resort is the Kishkinta of Ramayana. Vali vadha took place here. Hanuman was born here. A lot of rhesus monkeys still abound here. The resort owners leave all the wild animals be.

A short travelogue adjunct to the one on the Hampi ruins can be seen here:

Anegondhi

AVRamani Oct 17 · Comments: 3
AVRamani
Got an odd (to say the least) mail offering sale of secondhand sanitary napkins:
Sanitary napkin
Second Hand available for sale
230/240mm
280mm
320mm

The second part explained the mystery:
3 machine
Each machine cost 85 lakhs
Second Hand
350pcs per min
2 year old
Kindly contact
TITSC SWAKAR HYGIENE

These are secondhand machines that make the product.
AVRamani Sep 29 · Comments: 1 · Tags: machines
AVRamani
Quote: There's an idea that once something is online, it is immortal, immutable, and almost impossible to contain. Another way of saying this is that you should not put anything online you wouldn't want your grandmother to see, in case the consequences damage you or your prospects down the line.

However, keeping your digital information in check is not just about information that you put online. Monitoring the passive data collection conducted by companies from you is important, too.Endquote


Here is an Interesting article on becoming digitally invisible:


The invisible YOU

AVRamani Sep 26 · Comments: 2 · Tags: digital invisibility
AVRamani
Geetha, our son Krishna, my brother in law Sundaram and I went to see the Hampi Ruins. We added three ruins to them for four days.

A short travel journal can be seen here:



Hampi

AVRamani Sep 25 · Comments: 4 · Tags: travelogue
RamaniSankaranarayan49
This is an image drawn by an artist in 1904. The image is as it is even you see it up side down.


RamaniSankaranarayan49 Sep 19 · Comments: 1
AVRamani
Here are 25 tips from ‘The Guardian’ UK on how to stay fit:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/sep/12/how-to-stay-fit-for-ever-25-tips-keep-exercising-expert-advice?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
AVRamani Sep 18 · Comments: 1
kgbdoss

Four Passengers

Four persons - a young Indian, a middle aged Pakistani, an elderly Lady from Bangladesh and  a young girl from Sri Lanka were travelling in Konkan Railway. As the train was passing through one of the umpteen numbers of tunnels, there was a sudden sound of a kiss followed by a slap.

The four passengers’ thoughts were:

Young girl from Sri Lanka: “How Strange! Obviously one of these men has kissed the wrong person. If he had kissed me he would not have got the slap. How dumb are these men? Chose to kiss an old Lady rather than me.”

Old Lady from Bangladesh “The young lady is a no nonsense girl. She reacted very appropriately. Rightly she punished the man with a slap. I admire her courage.”

The Middle aged Pakistani “How strange are things in India! The other man kisses the girl and I get the slap!”

 

And finally – the young Indian, “How Strange! I kissed my hand and slapped the other man and I get over it without any problems.”

kgbdoss Sep 17 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 1
kgbdoss

As received in Whats app. I am sure some will e able to see if this is a correct picture.

A HDFC Bank Officer says....

 

Real story of American Dollar v/s Indian Rupee

(Very Interesting Article MUST SHARE)

An Advice to all who are worrying about fall of Indian Rupee

Throughout the country please stop using cars except for emergency for only seven days (Just 7 days)

Definitely Dollar rate will come down. This is true. The value to dollar is given by petrol only. This is called Derivative Trading. America has stopped valuing its Dollar with Gold 70 years ago.

 

Americans understood that Petrol is equally valuable as Gold so they made Agreement with all the Middle East countries to sell petrol in Dollars only. That is why Americans print their Dollar as legal tender for debts. This mean if you don't like their American Dollar and go to their Governor and ask for repayment in form of Gold, as in India they won't give you Gold.

 

You observe Indian Rupee, "I promise to pay the bearer..." is clearly printed along with the signature of Reserve Bank Governor. This means, if you don't like Indian Rupee and ask for repayment, Reserve Bank of India will pay you back an equal value of gold. (Actually there may be minor differences in the Transaction dealing rules, but for easy comprehension I am explaining this)

 

Let us see an example. Indian petroleum minister goes to Middle East country to purchase petrol, the Middle East petrol bunk people will say that liter petrol is one Dollar.

But Indians won't have dollars. They have Indian Rupees. So what to do now? So That Indian Minister will ask America to give Dollars. American Federal Reserve will take a white paper, print Dollars on it and give it to the Indian Minister. Like this we get dollars, pay it to petrol bunks and buy petrol.

 

But there is a fraud here. If you change your mind and want to give back the Dollars to America we can't demand them to pay Gold in return for the Dollars. They will say "Have we promised to return something back to you? Haven't you checked the Dollar? We clearly printed on the Dollar that it is Debt"

So, Americans don't need any Gold with them to print Dollars. They will print Dollars on white papers as they like.

But what will Americans give to the Middle East countries for selling petrol in Dollars only?

 

Middle East kings pay rent to America for protecting their kings and heirs. Similarly they are still paying back the Debt to America for constructing Roads and Buildings in their countries. This is the value of American Dollar. That is why many say some day the Dollar will be destroyed.

 

At present the problem of India is the result of buying those American Dollars. American white papers are equal to Indian Gold. So if we reduce the consumption of petrol and cars, Dollar will come down.

 

The Above Details are translated originally from Telugu Language to English by Radhika Gr. Kindly share this and make everyone aware of the facts of American Dollar V/s Indian Rupee.

 

And here is a small thing other than petrol, what we can do to our Indian Rupee

 

YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE INDIAN ECONOMY BY FOLLOWING FEW SIMPLE STEPS:-

Please spare a couple of minutes here for the sake of India.

Here's a small example:-

 

At 2008 August month   1 US $ = INR Rs 39.40

At 2013 August now        1 US $ = INR Rs 62

 

Do you think US Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is Going Down.

 

Our economy is in your hands. INDIAN economy is in a crisis. Our country like many other ASIAN countries is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many INDIAN industries are closing down. The INDIAN economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation. More than 30,000 Crore rupees of foreign exchange are being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages, etc. which are grown, produced and consumed here.

 

A cold drink that costs only 70 / 80 paisa to produce is sold for Rs 9 and a major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on INDIAN economy. We have nothing against Multinational companies, but to protect our own interest we request everybody to use INDIAN products only at least for the next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the Rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future.

 

What you can do about it?

Buy only products manufactured by WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES. Each individual should become a leader for this awareness. This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis. You don't need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product.

 

Daily products which are COLD DRINKS, BATHING SOAP, TOOTH PASTE, TOOTH BRUSH,SHAVING CREAM, BLADE, TALCUM POWDER, MILK POWDER, SHAMPOO, Food Items etc. All you need to do is buy Indian Goods and Make sure Indian rupee is not crossing outside India.

Every INDIAN product you buy makes a big difference. It saves INDIA. Let us take a firm decision today.

We are not anti-multinational. We are trying to save our nation. Every day is a struggle for a real freedom, we achieved our independence after losing many lives. They died painfully to ensure that we live peacefully. The current trend is very threatening.

 

Multinationals call it globalization of Indian economy. For Indians like you and me, it is re-colonization of India. The colonists' left India then. But this time, they will make sure they don't make any mistakes.

 

Russia, S Korea, Mexico - the list is very long!! Let us learn from their experience and from our history. Let us do the duty of every true Indian. Finally, it's obvious that you can't give up all of the items mentioned above. So give up at least one item for the sake of our country!

 

Please forward this to all your friends to create awareness.

 

Thanks & Regards

K Lakshmipathi

Relationship manager

HDFC Bank

Kadapa..

kgbdoss Sep 16 · Comments: 2
AVRamani

(Sent by K.Baloo)

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That’s the key

you get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . .. . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime and it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I w as JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

 

 

AVRamani Sep 11 · Comments: 1
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