Picture of the week!

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A resident sits on top of a water wagon during a fire on the Mount of Penteli, east of Athens. A massive wildfire tore through outlying Athenian suburbs, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in dramatic overnight evacuations.

सच का सामना

पिछले दिनों "सच का सामना" को लेकर बहुत माहौल गरम है और गरम इस कदर है कि संसद को भी इसपर ध्यान देना पड़ा!!! What the #$%@? Who the hell are these guys in parliament to decide what Indian people want to watch on television?

Today morning I woke up to read the newspaper with the head line - "Did a renowned politician lie?" Well ... politician and lying ... what's the big deal about it in India? This well known politician is an @#$%&*^!. He has been very much instrumental in dividing my country over religion over the years. And if this was not enough, this guy (or should I say an OLD useless fellow) has been the front runner when trading terrorists for the release of Indian hostages a few years back.

Now I ask this person, can he sit on that chair in front of Indians and face "सच का सामना". If these politicians think that they can do anything with our lives, they are RIGHT ... cause we Indians have become so used to being divided and ruled by these mean fellows who can go to any level to gran that chair ... no, not the one of "सच का सामना" but that of POWER.

Well, they had also showed money in the parliament and if some good people are to be believed, this was also driven by this OLD #%$^&@*! God bless him with all the powers he ever wanted ... may be in his next birth. Thank God (and my fellow countrymen) who saved me from being ruled by such a false, mean, useless, pathetic and sarcastic politician!

Long live India ... Long Live "सच"!


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New guidelines on swine flu by WHO

Issuing a new set of guidelines for the use of drugs against swine flu, the World Health Organization has said otherwise patients with uncomplicated illnesses do not need to take antiviral drugs. Worldwide, most infected patients continue to display typical influenza symptoms and fully recover within a week without any form of medical treatment, the WHO said.

According to the new guidelines, formed by consensus by a global group of experts, patients with uncomplicated illnesses do not need to be treated with antiviral medicines. The guidelines emphasise using drugs such as oseltamivir and zanamivir, to which the pandemic virus is susceptible, to prevent severe illness and deaths, reduce the need for hospitalisation, and shorten hospital stays.

When properly prescribed, oseltamivir is found to significantly curb the risk of pneumonia, a leading cause of death for both the pandemic and seasonal influenza, it said. WHO recommends treatment with the drug as soon as possible among people who are severely or whose conditions begin to deteriorate. Where oseltamivir is not available, zanamivir can be given.

The virus is currently resistant to a second class of antiviral, known as M2 inhibitors. As pregnant women are among the groups considered to be at increased risk, WHO recommends that they receive antiviral treatment as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. The guidelines call for prompt treatment for children – including those under five years of age – with severe or worsening illnesses, as well as those at risk of more severe or complicated illness.

Otherwise healthy children over five years, WHO said, do not need antiviral treatment unless their conditions persist or worsen. If someone with confirmed or suspected H1N1 infections shows symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain and high fever lasting beyond three days, they should seek immediate medical attention.

Among children, warning signs include fast or difficult breathing, lack of alertness, difficulty in waking up and little or no desire to play.

Keep watching this space for latest on this panademic.


Swine Flu test centers in India

Here is the list of test centers across India.

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Please follow a few basics:

1.Don’t rush to hospital / test centers without reason you exposed yourself and your family to infection.
2.Avoid going to the crowded area.
3.Don’t create panic and spread Rumors.
4.Follow basic hygiene

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Please find the list of all the Government Hospitals where the treatment for Swine Flu is available. Baba's blog is the first place to have this valuable information for the general public!


Know Swine Flu

What is the Swine flu?

It is a respiratory disease that commonly infects pigs, but is not typically seen in humans. In the time spanning December 2005 through February 2009, just 12 human infections were reported in the United States. However, since March 2009, infection with a new strain of swine flu A (H1N1) has been increasing in the U.S. and internationally.

New viruses like H1N1 can develop into pandemics because no one has been exposed before, and therefore no one has immunity. However, the severity of the virus, along with how easily it’s spread, remains to be seen. What’s known already is now the virus is spreading from person-to-person, even among those who had no contact with animals and had never been to Mexico.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu?

Swine flu is contagious and capable of spreading from person to person. The incubation period seems to be approximately 12 hours to 24 hours before symptoms appear. Like any flu, the symptoms can range from mild to severe, and include:

* Fever (100.5 degrees F or higher)
* Cough
* Sore throat
* Body aches (muscle aches)
* Diarrhea & Vomiting
* Headache
* Chills
* Fatigue

When diarrhea and vomiting are present see your doctor immediately as severe cases have progressed to pneumonia, respiratory failure and deaths.

How is it Diagnosed?

A respiratory specimen must be collected within the first four to five days of illness, when the infected person is most likely to be shedding the virus. However, some patients (such as children), may shed the virus for 10 days or longer, according to the CDC. Specimens must be sent to the CDC for laboratory testing in order to identify swine flu.

How Can You Catch Swine Flu?

Typically swine flu is spread through contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with swine flu viruses. However, human-to-human spread has also been documented, which means you can catch it through others’ coughing or sneezing but most likely by directly touching an infected person or by indirectly touching something they touched recently that left the flu viruses on it and then touching or rubbing your eyes, mouth or nose (or possibly even your ears).

You cannot get swine flu from eating pork or pork products, as the virus isn’t transmitted in food.

People with swine flu remain potentially contagious while symptoms are present and for up to seven days following the illness, although children can be contagious for even longer.

Steps to Minimize Your Risk of Catching Swine Flu

Some of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of swine flu and any other respiratory illness have nothing to do with pharmaceuticals and everything to do with simple everyday precautions, including:

* Washing your hands with soap and water often.

* Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throwing away the tissue.

* Surgical masks, which many people in Mexico are now wearing, can add a level of protection as you have likely seen on the news.

* Reducing, where possible, being in contact with masses of people in public places.

* Avoiding close contact with sick people.

* If feeling sick with what are above symptoms then go immediately to your doctor, clinic or hospital. Stay home from work or school, and limit close contact with others and wear a surgical mask especially in public places, as you don’t want to pass along the flu if you do get sick.

Having said so, Baba strongly believes that Indians have to gear up to face the challenge ahead. If all doesn't go well, India will have 100K deaths cause of Swine Flu by year 2012! Mind it before it's too late...


FA Community Shield

The season curtain-raiser is the main football dish of the day ...

Chelsea's position as favourites is largely borne from United's injury problems at the back, where Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic and Wes Brown are all absent. Ben Foster or Tomasz Kuszczak will deputise between the sticks.

History suggests that the stalemate could be a canny option as United have drawn three of their last four appearances, a run that starts with 2003's 1-1 draw with Arsenal. The Red Devils went on to win all three of those draws on penalties, for anyone considering further betting moves after 90 minutes.

Chelsea's position as favourites is largely borne from United's injury problems at the back, where Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic and Wes Brown are all absent. Ben Foster or Tomasz Kuszczak will deputise between the sticks.

I am supporting Chelsea as usual and wish I enjoy a great start to the new season!