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Saturday, June 22, 2019

MPC News

National Network

Jet Skiing

Sustainable Homes

LIfe Cycle

PJ of the Day

Where do you find a cow with no legs? Right where you left it.


Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Giridarshan Monsoon Trek Calendar

Top Tourist Attractions: Shanghai China

Arguably China’s most exciting city, Shanghai's skyline is defined by shiny beacons like the Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower. But he city's not all 21st-century glitz and luxury brand-name boutiques; there are plenty of opportunities to partake in more traditional pleasures, whether it's strolling the Bund or exploring the colonial architecture in the old French Concession.

Boris Johnson's Brush With Police Puts Leadership Bid in Turmoil

Boris Johnson’s bid to become the U.K.’s next prime minister was thrown into turmoil after an argument with his partner prompted police to visit his London residence. 
Officers were called to the home Johnson shares with Carrie Symonds shortly after midnight on Friday, six hours after he was confirmed as the front-runner in the race to succeed Theresa May.

Good Morning from Australia

MPC News

National Network

Friday, June 21, 2019

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions

Iran shot down a United States surveillance drone early Thursday, both nations said, but they differed on the crucial issue of whether the aircraft had violated Iranian airspace, in the latest escalation in tensions that have raised fears of war between the two countries.
Iranian officials said that the drone was over Iran, which the American military denied — an important distinction in determining who was at fault — and each side accused the other of being the aggressor.

Top Tourist Attractions: Rome Italy

Rome captivates travelers in ways few cities can—chalk it up to world-class architecture, impossibly narrow cobblestone vicoli, and museums filled with artistic masterpieces. Call us sentimental, but we still stop dead in our tracks at the first glimpse of the Pantheon as we turn into the Piazza della Rotonda.

A crop art tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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Cityblog Events Corner

Nana's Educational Prophecy

Pj of the Day

I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.

Wah Taj

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day


Dangerous Landing

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed.
Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken loose. But business was returning to normal Wednesday morning, with trains mostly running as usual and electricity restored to thousands of homes that lost power temporarily.

Top Tourist Attractions Rio De Janerio Brazil

Rio has some of the loveliest stretches of sand in the world, from Copacabana to Ipanema. Christ the Redeemer watches over the entire coastline, where a vibrant city seems to dance down to the sea and mellow as it floats off on a stand-up paddleboard.

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions : Oreo Brownie with Ice Cream

Oreo Brownie with Ice cream

This time around, I am super thrilled and pleased that I got to spend the entire summer holidays with the kids; doing stuff for them and with them. Like many other things in the last 10 months that I tried my hands at for the first time, an entire 2 months’ vacation with the kids was a first timer too!  And I must confess here, that irrespective of the fun I had with them, the kids’ summer holidays have left me quite exhausted!!!

Last year same time, I was closing reviews and revisions and the works in my ‘all equipped’ office space. Extended hours and long commute was the name of the game. I was doing meetings and presentations and brainstorming sessions in the sophisticated conference rooms while sipping on the Costa machine coffee and munching on sandwiches.  Sounds stressful, right? Absolutely right! It was no doubt stressful given that all the other chores and activities were then squeezed into the measly amount of time that was left. Not to mention the twinge here and a prick there for not being able to give time to the family….

I have come to realise that managing two kids who are home the whole day for two months at a stretch is a huge, enormous and humongous task. And I am in complete awe of my mom who was managing the show for me in my absence….playing mentor, ‘fill in’ mom, friend and a play date, so smoothly that one would never realise there was real work involved..


Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Pj of the Day

There's no "I" in Denial.


MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Serving others

Skiing in Dark

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Norway island of Sommaroy wants to be world's first time-free zone

Don't you wish those long summer days could last forever? An island in northern Norway is campaigning to do just that. 
With the Northern Hemisphere's summer solstice just around the corner on June 21, Sommarøy -- meaning "Summer Island" -- wants to swap its watches for flower garlands and declare itself the world's first time-free zone.
On this island in West Tromsø, north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set from May 18 right through to July 26, a full 69 days. 

Top Toursit Attractions New York

 New York's beauty is multi-sensory: It's the historic architecture, from the Flatiron Building to One World Trade Center. It's the feel of grass beneath your feet (and the smell of roasted nuts) in Central Park. It's the art of the Met, MoMa, and Frick. But most of all, it's the sight of beautiful, diverse people walking the city streets with heads held high

Congrats to Indian Hockey Team

Cityblog Salute: Maj Ketan Sharma

We salute the supreme sacrifice of Maj Ketan Sharma, the gallant officer, of Army Engineers , 19#RR #RashtriyaRifles who was martyred fighting terrorists in Op #Badura (#Anantnag) & offer condolences to the bereaved family #Kashmir

Giridarshan Trek to Visapur on 23rd June

We will meet at Shivajinagar railway station at 6 am and will travel to Malawali by local train, then will walk to Bhaje village and have breakfast, we will start our trek till 9 am and reach top of the fort till 11.30 am, see the fort and have lunch, we will climb down and have tea, we will be back to Pune till 8 pm,
You should bring lunch, 2 water bottles and extra dress with you,
Wear trekking or sports shoes, please avoid shorts, do not bring disposables with you
Trek fee Rs 200
Confirm your participation on phone and meet us at shivajinagar directly
Call 9850520058

PJ of the Day

I went on a once in a lifetime holiday. Never again.

Char Dham Plan

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Punjab Mail

Kal Ho Na Ho

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Iran Threatens to Exceed Nuclear Deal’s Limits on Uranium Enrichment After U.S. Withdrawal

ran announced on Monday that it would soon violate a central element of the 2015 agreement to limit its nuclear program unless it gets help from Europe to offset the effects of punishing American sanctions.

Top Tourist Attractions:Seville, Spain

From its Old Town (the third-largest in Europe) to its world-renowned tapas scene, Seville blends modernity and history as easily as its famed flamenco dancers tap their feet. Game of Thrones made the Andalusian capital a central shot location for its fifth and subsequent seasons, putting places like lavish Alcázar of Seville on the pop culture map.

Pj of the Day

I'm addicted to brake fluid, but I can stop whenever I want.

Who thought about this?

School Reopening

Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Baikal Lake

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Laxmikant Berde

Tragedy of Nalanda

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hong Kong tycoons start moving assets offshore over extradition law

Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions.
One tycoon, who considers himself potentially politically exposed, has started shifting more than $100 million from a local Citibank account to a Citibank account in Singapore, according to an adviser involved in the transactions.

Top Tourist Attractions: Charleston, South Carolina

With its meticulously kept gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row (you get a gorgeous mansion! and you get a gorgeous mansion!), and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of America's most picturesque cities. No wonder it's topped our list of best small cities in the U.S. for eight years running.


Dunning Kruger Effect

Cityblog Events Corner

PJ of the Day

Wanna hear a joke about Potassium? Whether they say 'yes' or 'no': K.

Environmental Ganesha

MPC News

National Network

Cityblog Science Club Link of the Day

Old TV Ads

Train Journeys in Karnataka