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Saturday, June 8, 2019

UK's May quits as party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.
May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but will make no further moves on Britain's tortuous departure from the European Union.

Top Tourist Attractions: Cartagena, Colombia

This immaculately preserved 16th-century city on the Caribbean coast should be on any Colombian itinerary. Make sure to visit the impossibly pretty, UNESCO-listed Old Town, complete with cobbled streets and colonial architecture, as well as the high-rise-heavy neighborhood of Bocagrande and street art haven of Getsemaní.

Cityblog Events Corner

Luckiest Woman Ever

PJ of the Day

When do you good deed keep a receipt. What if Heaven is anything like Income Tax

Fantastic Review of Salman Khan's Bharat

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Modi Debate in Oxford

Whats Your Excuse for not to travel

Friday, June 7, 2019

Oil just fell into a bear market

U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil entered a bear market Wednesday, and it doesn’t look set to exit it anytime soon.
“A combination of rising U.S. inventories, trade war concerns and economic fears are trumping the supply-side factors that encouraged us to reach a high of $66 in late April,” said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData.
“Broader economic sentiment has turned south in the last month or so, and crude has been tagging along for the move lower in equities—further juiced by the U.S. inventory build,” he said. 

Top Tourist Attractions: Dubrovnik, Croatia

There are few places that better capture the grand soul of maritime Old Europe than Dubrovnik. The city played King's Landing in Game of Thrones, and was formerly the capital of the Maritime Republic of Ragusa, rival to Italy's Venice and Amalfi. Dubrovnik's crown jewel is the lovely old town of Stari Grad, whose convents, palaces, and fountains were cut from the same lightly colored stone

Emotional Vocubulary Wheel

Cityblg Events Corner

PJ of the Day

Two Peanuts walk into a bar, One was Salted

Heated Water Bottle Accidents

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

India's AstroSat offers a peek into the heart of the 'Jellyfish' galaxy!*

The galaxy has a void in its centre because no star has been born inside it in the past 100 billion years.



Thursday, June 6, 2019

World Environment Day

Trump, Macron, Merkel, May and Queen attend stirring commemoration marking 75th anniversary of D-Day

PORTSMOUTH, England — British royalty and leaders from around the world gathered here Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, honoring the men and women who participated in what is still the largest naval, air and land operation in history. 

President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May were among the 16 world leaders who attended events throughout the day to mark the anniversary of the allied invasion of northern France.

Top Tourist Attractions: Doha Qatar

If you think Dubai needs a low-dose chill pill prescription, then you might find Doha to be more your cup of tea. Founded on a turquoise bay in the 1820s, this former fishing village is lined with Emerald City-esque skyscrapers, the colorful Souq Waqif, and the I. M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art. (Get ready to see more of the city as Qatar gears up to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Cityblog Events Corner


Pj of the Day

Two Wrongs don’t make Right but two Wrights can definitely make an Airplane

5G Ad in Dubai

World Enviornment Day: Humans on Earth

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

World Environment Day: Seed Balls

Banana Leaves packaging

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression in the country is harsher than many who watched those events would have anticipated.

Top Tourist Attractons: Sydney

It's almost not fair how pretty Sydney is. Australia’s biggest city benefits from a waterfront culture, with locals hopping on ferries to commute home—or play—on Bondi, Manly, and Coogee beaches, and the dramatic Sydney Opera House standing sentry in the harbor

Strange Fact

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions:Greens and Cheese Wraps

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Greens and Cheese Wrap

Circa : 2019, June 1st
Vacation’s over, school’s just about to start……. And while we get set for the new academic year with loads of excitement and anticipation, we don’t want to let go of the ultra-fun summer holidays.
Just as the vacation is about to end, we persuade mom to allow us that one last ‘friends over’.  Impressed by our marketing and persuasion skills, Mom agreesJ. Yipppppiieee!
Mom has to make phone calls to moms of 6 of our friends. As we overhear mom’s telecon with co-moms, we realise they all share the same sentiment…. finally school reopens next week and they get the much needed relief after two frenzy filled months. And yes, another topic that all moms can engage into an endless banter about is the fact that we don’t eat our veggies, keep inventing excuses to skip eating healthy nutritious food and look for every possible reason to lay our hands on some yummy and favourite food stuff – pizza (yumm), pastry (drooool), Chicken burger? (slurrrp)!! Man! This list can go on and on….
Let’s get things clear….Veggies are boring… it’s the absolute and established truth of this world…. Well at least in the world of kids! …. So give us a break please!!!

Giridarshan's Jeevdhan Naneghat trek with fireflies experience on 9 June

Naneghat, an ancient traderoute used to connect sea ports to Junnar, the busy market place at that time, there is a cave at the top end of Naneghat, this cave has stone carvings in Bramhi script carved in 8 century, to inform about the Yadnya performed by Queen Nagnika, the ghat also has a huge stone vessel (Ranjan) supposadly to collect tax from the traders who used Naneghat for their business,
To protect this route there is a string of forts, Jeevdhan being the first in that string.
Today visiting Jeevdhan and Naneghat give us a pleasure experience, one can see a huge range of Sanhyadris, at both the sides, also veiwing Khadaparshi or Vanarlingi from Jeevdhan is a thrilling experience, checking for trees full of fireflies colonies is an added advantage for this season
We will start from Pune at 10 pm on 8 June by private bus from Law college road and reach Ghatghar village till midnight, we will search for fireflies enroute, on 9th we will have breakfast and start our trek, will reach Jeevdhan fort see it and climb down from other side, we will have lunch then visit Naneghat and Nanacha angtha hill, we will be back to Pune till 9 pm
You should bring bedding, extra dress, a plate, a bowl, a glass, a torch and 2 water bottles with you.
Wear trekking or sports shoes,and suncap.
Trek fee Rs 850/-
Booking till 7 June
Call 9850520058

PJ of the Day

Last week a hypnotist convinced me that I am a soft, malleable metal with atomic number 82
I am easily Lead

Next Level Photography

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Kuhu Instrumental

Bangalore to UK

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Indian pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing climbers

Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers who went missing in an avalanche while attempting to chart a new route on India's second-highest mountain.

Nayakgiri: Summarizing Summer of 19 : Indian Victory

Summer of 69 is immortalized in history of this part of world. 50 years later can it be same for Indians
Summer is here finally in this part of the world. Gone are those chilly days, snow days, shivering, and indoor life. Now it’s the time to give up hibernation, explore outdoors and have fun under the sun. Sadly it is different back home. Furnace keeps burning outdoors compelling us to stay indoors. Thankfully there are Mangoes, Vacations and IPL. Last time I wrote on this forum, a day before IPL final. What a match though not quite good cricket played with dropped chances, bad batting. Brilliance of Bumrah, experience of Malinga and useful contributions by all finally ended juggernaut led by Dhoni and his experienced Brigade albeit by narrowest margin possible. But sure a treat for cricket fans and MI fan within me.
Fan in me also won when Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn on 30th for the second time. Lot has been said about this election: Polarization, EVMs, Secularism, Khan Market Gang, Battle of Bengal, South Indian identity politics, topsy-turvy results across three states lost by BJP, End of communist movement in India, Social Media wars, Unnecessary and wrongful intervention of opinions by International Media, meltdown of opposition, rise of stars like YSR Reddy, Stalin and sadly MIM.  For me three things really impacted on ground zero

Top Tourist Attractions: Busan Korea

We once dubbed Busan "South Korea’s answer to Barcelona"—and just one glimpse at the seaside city proves this point. Aside from miles of wide beaches and a killer food scene, Busan has views for days: Check out the hilltop, Crayola-colored neighborhood of Gamcheon for some of the best in town. On the temple front, you can't find much prettier (in the entire country, really) than Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, overlooking the sea on the northwest corner of Busan.


Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Pj of the Day

A physicist is trying to talk out a man of the tip of Empire State Building:

He says: “Don’t jump you have so much Potential”

Leap of Faith

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

MPC News

National Network



Sunday, June 2, 2019

Trump creates diplomatic headache for U.K. even before state visit

Britain and the U.S. may have a special relationship but President Donald Trump’s state visit will be a diplomatic balancing act for the U.K., where Trump is deeply unpopular.

Top Tourist Attractions: Paris

This one's a given, right? Paris is a place where romance and history play side by side. Cafés line cobblestone streets, beautiful people stroll along the Seine at all hours, and every neighborhood seems to have its own iconic landmark, be it the Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, or Eiffel Tower.

Cityblog Events Corner

Cityblog Appeal

Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Pj of the Day

Math derivation went to roadies.
Raghu asked why u came here?
It replied, “I just want to prove myself

Fire Truck

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

MPC News

National Network

Pakistani Liberal

Saving Water