Sunday, July 31, 2011

How well do you know animals?

1. Which is the only animal born with horns?
a. Cow
b. Rhino
c. Giraffe

2. Which is the only bird that can also fly backwards?
a. Kingfisher
b. Sparrow
c. Hummingbird

3. Which is the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet?
a. Ape
b. Gorilla
c. Polar bear

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Food Quiz

Eating is perhaps the most popular pastime in the world among all races of the world. Yet, there are some things about food that many might not be aware of. This quiz could surprise you besides of course, giving you new enlightenment.

1. Which is the most popular spice in the world?
a. Black pepper
b. Cumin powder
c. Coriander powder

2. Which is the hottest chilly among these three?
a. Bhut Jolokia
b. Infinity chilly
c. Mexican Naga

3. Which fruit is not good for pregnant women?
a. Papaya
b. Guava
c. Pineapple

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Comforting The Elderly

If they do not have any source of income (like pension, old age allowances) give them some money on a regular basis, so that they can spend for their day-to-day small needs. Even if the allowance is small, it doesn’t matter because it will mean a lot to them and make them feel more independent.

Last month I went to Briddhashram at Pasupatinath and talked with some octogenarians abandoned by their family. A significant number of elderly people told me that their sons and daughter-in-laws showed them the way to the elderly home just because they had been ‘uncomfortable’ to their children. At the most care and love demanding age, those old folks are spending very lonely, boring and nostalgic days in an old age home. All the beautiful moments shared with their loved ones have been lost.