Saturday, January 30, 2010

Celibrities with Cancer .......... part 5

Kylie Ann Minogue, is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. After surgery and chemotherapy treatment, she resumed her career in 2006.

Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2010). She is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy award winning actress. She battled breast cancer.

Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California. He suffered from Colon Cancer.

Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels in 1976. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006.

Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (March 12, 1927 – March 31, 2009) was an Argentine lawyer, politician and statesman, who served as the President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989. Alfonsín was the first democratically-elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process. Alfonsín died on 31 March 2009, at the age of 82, after being diagnosed a year before with lung cancer.

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Rand was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1974.

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the British dominions, and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936. was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Ustad Vilayat Khan (August 8, 1928 –March 13, 2004) was one of India's well known sitar maestros. He recorded his first 78-RPM disc at the age of 8, and gave his last concert in 2004 at the age of 75. He died from lung cancer in 2004.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Book Review: 'Bhatkanti Raigad Jilhyachi'


BOOK REVIEW “Bhatkanti Raigad Jilhyachi”

Author: Pra. Ke. Ghanekar

Genre: Travel diary

Language: Marathi

Pages: 368

Cost: 300 /-

Publisher: Snehal Prakashan

First Published in India: 6 April 2007

“Bhatakanti Raigad Jilhyachi” is a book as name suggests is about travel directory of Raigad district in Maharashtra. As a travel junky I found this book very informative. Like all travel directories it has information of important places to visit, where to stay, where to eat, and historical background of a place, geographical importance, culture and daily life of the place. Out of the book I found following places in Raigad district must see places,

1. Fort of Alibag and Beautiful Beach.

2. Kanhoji Aangre Smarak – Chhatribag

3. Fort of Khanderi – where you can find stones who makes sound like metal.

4. Beautiful Beach of KIHIM

5. ‘PANBADEVI’ of Aawas

6. ‘Karmarkar Museum’ in Saswade

7. ‘Kanakeshwar Temple’ – Ashtagar

8. ‘Birla Ganesh Mandir’ – Salaw

9. ‘Shri Siddhivinayak Mandir’ - Nandgaon

10. ‘Shri Ballal Vinayak Mandir’ – Murud

11. Fort of Janjira

12. ‘Shri Datta Mandir’ – Murud

13. “Rupnarayan Temple” – DiveAagar

14. “Suvarnganesh Temple” – Diveaagar

15. ‘Laxminarayan Mandir’ and ‘Shri Jivaneshwar Mandir’ – Shriwardhan

16. Shri Harihareshwar

17. ‘Kashthshilp Sangrahalay’ – Kolad

18. ‘Mahaganapati’ – Uran-Chiraner

19. Karnala Abhayaranya

20. Matheran Hilstation

21. “Shri Varad Vinayak” – Mahad (one of the Ashtavinayak)

22. “Shri Ballaleshwar” – Pali (one of the Ashtavinayak)

23. “Shri Vireshwar” – Mahad

24. Raigad Fort

25. Jijabainche Smarak – Pachad

26. Shivtharghal

I found this book very interesting and informative, if I have to rate it I will give it 7 out of 10.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Innovative Gadgets: "LED Umbrella"

Boring in the raining day!? This Umbrella now comes with LEDs to light, to flash in the Dark!


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