Monthly Archives: October 2014

Muharram Festival in India 2014

Why we Celebrate Muharram

Muharram is the 1st months of Hijri calendar. 1st date of Muarram also celebrate as New Islamic Year. First ten days are very important for muslims. They fast during these days, make Chhabeel (stall of water and syrup) and remember  the Battle of Karbala.

Happy Islamic New Year 1436 Hijri HD Wallpaper

Happy Islamic New Year 1436 Hijri HD Wallpaper

A Web Portal Assimilated with Quality Information about Bikes, SAGMart

Hassle of searching a perfect commuter, sports Tourer, street fighter or anything related to the same has been a tough job for people residing with their dreams of having their future motorbike in the coming months. Sorting these difficulties is not a familiar job for those who are not in the business of dealing with such queries in their routine life. As a result, the final verdict doesn’t get justified and user end up with an uncertain choice. Consulting an expert would be a lot favorable because of the obvious reasons. SAGMart is an ingeniously designed portal which has a wide collection of information regarding the motorbikes and other technologically active stuff.

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Bajaj Bikes

Best Home Remedies For Colds And Flu

Colds and flu are common place. What is worse is that they are highly contagious, and it can get tiresome to keep on taking over the counter medicine to cure something that can be healed the natural way. Below are some of the best known home remedies for treatment of those symptoms:

Increase liquid intake

Thick mucus build up after a respiratory infection. To counter this, it is advisable to stay dehydrated by taking at least 8 glasses of water daily. This will help in liquefying the mucus and in keeping the throat moist. Hot liquids are particularly recommended to soothe the inflamed membranes lining up the nose and throats. Drinks such as coffee, tea and alcoholic beverages are to be avoided because they cause dehydration.

cold and flu

• Gargling

Gargling moistens sore and scratchy throats and brings temporary relief. Use a teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of warm water, four times daily. An astringent gargle, like tea that contains tannin, is known to reduce the tickle in the throat. The tannin tightens the membranes. Another alternative remedy is a thick viscous gargle made with honey. Steep one table spoon of raspberry leaves or lemon juice in two cups of warm water, and mix well with one teaspoon of honey. It is not advisable to give honey to children under age 1

Use saline irrigation or nasal spray

Scientific studies prove nasal irrigation as an effective remedy for thin mucus, decreases postnasal drip and adds moisture to dried mucous membranes. The nasal rinse breaks the nasal congestion and removes the virus and bacterial infection from the nose. The salt water (saline) can be purchased from a drug or grocery store and its gentle and non-irritating factor is safe even for children. Spray the saline solution into the nostril, the gently blow the mucus out Repeat the process in the opposite nostril, until both of them are running clear.

Inhale aromatic steam

To ease congestion and drippy nose, fill the bathroom or kitchen sink with steaming water, add two teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger and drape a towel over your head and lean over the steam while breathing trough your nose for maximum benefit. Or add a teaspoon of Vicks ointment to the steaming water, breath in the steam until you get relief. A few drops of eucalyptus to the water is just as helpful, since it opens up bronchial tubes and eases congestion.

• Take a steamy shower Steamy showers are known to open your nasal passages, moistens and thins the mucus in your sinuses. It also relaxes you if you are feeling dizzy from the flu.

• Apply hot or cold packs around your congested sinuses. Hot or cold temperatures help you feel more comfortable. Reusable hot or cold showers can be bought from a drugstore or you can make your own. Wet a cloth and heat it for 30 seconds in a microwave (make sure the temperature is right for you), and press it against the cheeks or sinuses. For a cold pack, use a small bag of frozen peas.

• Blow your nose often–the right way when you have a cold it’s recommended to blow your nose regularly rather than sniffing mucus back into your head. If you blow hard, the pressure can cause an earache by transmit germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages. The best way to do it press a finger over one nostril while blowing gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.

• Rest Colds or flu attacks taxes the body because its energy is directed towards the immune battle. You should rest under a blanket and stay warm to help the body to recover the lost energy.

When traveling abroad, access to health care services is available to holders of European Health Insurance Card. EHIC application can be done online and is free for those who are registered with the Medical Card.

Latest Google Penguin Algorithm 3.0 Rolling Out

Google has yet to issue official confirmation but we’re confident that the Penguin algorithm is currently rolling out. A change was seen with many website in Google SERP on 18th Oct 2014. Penguin 3.0 is an update of the algorithm – not a refresh of the data set – which means that the quality metrics feeding into Penguin have changed, along with the thresholds required to avoid it.

Google Penguin Algorithm 3.0

Google Penguin Algorithm 3.0

Read more : Google Penguin 3.0 damage report

Also Read : Google Penguin 5 Update

7 Best Libraries That Can Streamline Android Development

The open source Android platform has been dramatically improved since its emergence and delivers great convenience to its end users as well as Android developers. Its framework has been designed to ensure fast and efficient development cycle, by facilitating developers with some proficient development tools like versatile, open-source libraries.

With its each updated version, this mobile OS has introduced significant improvements to the Android API that enables quality mobile app development along with cross-device compatibility. Moreover, its amazing features have encouraged several developers to contribute in the Android development, and fortunately, they have offered a plethora of useful libraries.

For the Android developers, who are looking for some popular and resourceful libraries, here is a list of certain utile and user-friendly Android libraries that you must know about. It can lend you a heck lot of convenience while developing the Android applications.

7 Best Libraries That Can Streamline Android Development

Happy Diwali in India 2014

Diwali or Deepawali is an Indian festival which is not only celebrated in Indian but also many countries do celebrate this. Mainly Diwali is an Hindu festival but these people of all religions celebrate this grand festival. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Diawli is also named as “festival of lights”, Deepawali.

Happy Diwali 2014

Diwali Wishes

Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.

The Origin of Diwali

There is always a reason or story behind every festival. On different times Indians do celebrate festivals and follow the traditions and rituals. Festivals are the ways to remember the god or special people for their contribution in prosperity and wellness for each and every single person over the earth. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali. Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Whereas in Bengal; the festival is dedicated to the worship of Mother Kali, the dark goddess of strength. Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom, is also worshiped in most Hindu homes on this day. In Jainism, Deepawali has an added significance to the great event of Lord Mahavira attaining the eternal bliss of nirvana. Diwali also commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.

How to Celebrate?

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of India. People start preparation for diwali celebration before 15 to 20 days of Diwali. Houses and shops are cleaned properly, it is believed that after removing all dust or cleaning goddess lakshmi come to your home and shops on Diwali night. People decorates their houses and commercial buildings too. They do floor decorations near entrances and corridors to welcome goddess Lakshmi and guests.

Diwali 2014

Diwali 2014

On the main diwali people wear new clothes or their best outfits as the evening approaches. Then diyas are lit, pujas are offered to Lakshmi, and to one or more additional deities depending on the region of India; typically Ganesha, Saraswati, and Kubera. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.

Lakshmi is believed to roam the earth on Diwali night. On the evening of Diwali, people open their doors and windows to welcome Lakshmi, and place diya lights on their windowsills and balcony ledges to invite her in Small earthenware lamps filled with oil are lighted and placed in rows by some Hindus along the parapets of temples and houses. Some set diyas adrift on rivers and streams.

After puja, all family members go outside and celebrate the night with lighting and fireworks. The fireworks signify celebration of Diwali as well a way to chase away evil spirits. After fireworks, people have their meals and special sweets or deserts with relatives and friends. People exchange many gifts and sweets with each other and hug each other with love and wish for the best.