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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Complete shock’: Australia’s prime minister holds onto power, defying election predictions

The center-right government of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held onto power Saturday after a surprise surge in national elections that left some pundits making comparisons to President Trump’s poll-defying win in 2016. 

The apparent upset victory was the latest election to trample predictions by polling firms, which all showed Morrison’s political bloc trailing the opposition Labor Party.
It also carried other uncanny parallels with Trump’s rise.

Top Tourist Attractions: Budapest Hungary


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Rocket Science Behind Bumrah Bowling

PJ of the Day

Did you hear about the actor who fell through the floorboards?

He was just going through a stage.

J Lo Stunned

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day


Art of Different Kind

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said.
An Indian soldier meanwhile died on nearby Mount Makalu, two days after two other Indians died on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, with one Chilean missing.
Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 at 7,920 metres (26,000 feet) on Friday morning as his team was resting after a successful summit.

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions: Mango Indulgence Cake!

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Mango Indulgence Cake!
Hey Guys!!! How have you been???? It’s been a long time we interacted and I missed you all soooooo much…. Hope you all missed me as much J J
I love Mangoes; actually my entire family is a Mango loving family. Come summer and we all look forward to our daily dose of this sweet, juicy, delicious and by far the yummiest fruit ever. 
Simply cut it into slices and enjoy the juicy chunks of pure pleasure as you dig your teeth into them
Or, make it into aamras and savour it with hot puris
How about digging into a generous helping of mango pulp topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream?
Even thinking about it is pure divine!!! Isn’t it?

Top Tourist Attractions: Havana Cuba

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Fitness Tips from Fitcon

PJ of the Day

Why don’t scientists trust atoms?

Because they make up everything.'

Story of Eagle

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Borra Caves

Saving Renewable Energy

Friday, May 17, 2019

UN chief concerned nuclear 'coffin' leaking in Pacific

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres raised concerns Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific.
Speaking to students in Fiji, Guterres described the structure on Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands as "a kind of coffin" and said it was a legacy of Cold War-era nuclear tests in the Pacific
"The Pacific was victimised in the past as we all know," he said, referring to nuclear explosions carried out by the United States and France in the region.

Top Tourist Attractions: Athens, Greece

One of the world’s oldest cities is brimming with new life these days, but the appeal of Athens' beauty is its healthy mix of ancient and modern. Get your dose of history at the Acropolis, which provides both close-up views of the Parthenon and panoramic views of the city from its hilltop. Get similarly sweeping views without the heavy footwork at Lykavittos Hill, reachable via cable car. After all that antiquity, devote an afternoon to a site that's only a couple years old: The Renzo Piano-designed, $623 million Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the National Opera and the National Library of Greece.

20 years

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Pj of the Day

Why did the math textbook visit the guidance counsellor?

It needed help figuring out its problems.

Indian Thali

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Apple Tree


Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Global Economy Was Improving. Then the Fighting Resumed.

In ordinary times, worries about the health of the global economy tend to prompt leaders of the largest countries to join forces in pursuit of safety.

These are not ordinary times.
The biggest threat to global fortunes has become the intensifying conflict between the two largest economies on earth, the United States and China. As their leaders openly contemplate how to inflict pain on each other, the rest of the world now frets about becoming collateral damage in an escalating trade war.
Only a week ago, China and the United States appeared to be moving toward cooling their hostilities, while global economic prospects were improving. Worries about a worldwide slowdown were giving way to burnished hopes for expansion.

Top Tourist Attractions: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Many consider colonial-era San Miguel de Allende one of Mexico’s prettiest cities, and it’s no wonder. Here, you’ll find leafy courtyards, narrow cobblestone streets, and a historic town center from which the Gothic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel’s pink towers rise high above the main plaza.

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Mobile Heritage

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Pj of The Day

Why did the nurse need a red pen at work?

In case she needed to draw blood

Jehan Daruwala from Mumbai India wins Spanish F3 in Barcelona: Proud National Anthem

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

David Attenborough

7 Islands in India

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The US military and its allies in the region can't get their story straight on the Iran threat

The US military and the anti-ISIS coalition in Iraq and Syria presented two very different versions of the threat currently posed by Iran.
"There are a range of threats to American and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria," British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for stability, told reporters at the Pentagon Tuesday, explaining that while Iranian-backed forces is clearly one of them, "there has been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria."
US Central Command, however, issued a statement a few hours later arguing that the general's comments were inaccurate. 

Top Tourist Attractions: Bruges, Belgium

With its cobblestone streets and peaceful, tree-lined canals, it's not hard to see Bruges as one big fairytale setting come to life. Much of the city's charm lies in its immaculately preserved old city, built between the 12th and 15th centuries; grab a seat at a cafe near the Markt (the historic center square), and plan to linger for the better part of a day.

Post Elections

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Giridarshan Moonlight Rajgad Torna Trek

Giridarshan's Rajgad to Torna moonlight trek on 18,19 May
We will start the trek at 7.30 pm on 17rh and travel to Pali village by private bus, have dinner and climb Rajgad fort, stay on the fort, on 18th morning we will see Balekilla, Suvela machi and have lunch, take some rest and start towards Torna fort in the evening, we will have dinner enroute, and will continue our trek in moonlight, we will reach Torna take some rest, on 19th morning we will have breakfast and climb down have lunch and come back ro Pune till 5 pm
You should bring bedding, extra dreas, a plate, a bowl, a glass, 2 water bottles, a torch and fridays dinner with you
Do not bring diaposables,
Suncap and trekking shoes are a must
Trek fee Rs 1500/-
Booking till 16 May
Call 9850520058

PJ of the Day

How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

Once. The next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.

Why not try this?

MPC News

National Network

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US got Talent

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.

Top Tourist Attractions: Copenhagen, Denmark

Despite its reputation for churning out cutting-edge restaurants and hotels, Copenhagen has an ageless charm that makes you want to keep going back. The whimsical, 1800s-era Tivoli Gardens puts all other amusement parks to shame, while the bohemian commune of Christiania is a hazy, verdant dreamland. And in case you were wondering, yes: The waterfront houses of Nyhavn really are that pretty.


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Captain Vs Leader: IPL example

PJ of the Day

What did the 0 say to the 8?

Nice belt!

Music Fans

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Nayakgiri: Suspense

When I was in school, Exams used to get over by the first or the second week of April and summer vacations used to set in. Then there was a dreaded day of Final Result of that standard around April End. The period between exams and result was the best timespan spent as a child.  No worries of studies, no aftershocks of results and impending tasks for the next academic year. Add to that fun part of travelling, mangoes, friends, books. Thankfully our parents were not so keen on summer camps as today’s parents are. 

Now that we are one week into May, we as a country are in same stage: exams over, results awaited. It’s a suspense which is keeping us enthralled, worried, anxious till the D Day of May23rd. Maybe as a Nation it’s so important whether we continue on strong path or get into dark days of coalition and compromises on national causes. Why is all mainstream media except few,  thrusting upon nation that India is under threat under current regime and situation is so intolerant? On the contrary majority of social media voices sound otherwise. But social media is not real world of ballots. Thus we live now in suspense till the last phase is over.  Same is the case for all of diehard cricket fans,  as we wait World cup to unfold the form of Indian Team. Same as we wait for a normal monsoon to solve serious water crisis. World also is observing various events to unfold as northern hemisphere looks forward to summer life. 

Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one

Military says militants cornered in hotel staircase
* Gwadar is strategic port being developed with Chinese
* Chinese often stay at hotel, but none there during attack (Adds details on casualties, comment by Chinese embassy, post on a Twitter feed apparently run by the insurgents)
QUETTA, Pakistan, May 11 (Reuters) - Three gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security forces inside, officials and the army said.