E A R L Y. Mysore

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E A R L Y. Mysore, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

On january 1st, I went away from Mysore to Brindavan, a 20 km walk, with a group of 8 women Sadhus. It's still night time. Before leaving, we went to a Jain temple where they prayed before leaving.

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de Wonder Drug!! n Proud Farmer!

12:57 PM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Allium sativum L., commonly known as Garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Garlic has been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It has a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking.

Garlic is easy to grow and can be grown year-round in mild climates. In cold climates, cloves can be planted in the ground about six weeks before the soil freezes and harvested in late spring. Garlic plants are not attacked by pests.

China is the largest producer of garlic, with approximately 10.5 billion kilograms (23 billion pounds) annually, accounting for over 77% of world output. India (4.1%) and South Korea (2%) follow, with Russia (1.6%) in fourth place and the United States (where garlic is grown primarily as a cash crop in every state except for Alaska) in fifth place (1.4%).

Garlic's medicinal properties are already proved in folk medicine. The consumption of garlic n smashed or crushed form (without cooking too much) can be effective for fighting cancer & against cholesterol. It has a proven track record as a good anti oxidant. Allicin, a chemical compound present in Garlic has been an effective anti biotic and anti fungal. Apart from all these, its an excellent mosquito repellent.

In Kerala, Munnar in idukki is the only place you can find garlic farming and this beautiful lady was all happy to show n explain us about the Golden wonder.

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joy, originally uploaded by vivek jena.

two children sharing turns standing on either pedals weaving through the alleys.
cuttack, india

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Elephants at Amer Palace

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Elephants at Amer Palace, originally uploaded by ramesh_lalwani.

Amber Fort (Hindi: आमेर किला, also known as Amer Fort) is located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery.[1] The fort borders the Maota Lake, and is a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan.
Amber was originally built by the Meenas in the town they consecrated to Amba, the Mother Goddess, whom they knew as `Gatta Rani' or `Queen of the Pass' [ Tod.II.282 ]. Built over the remnants of an earlier structure, the palace complex which stands today was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh, Commander in Chief of Akbar’s army and a member of the Emperor's inner circle of nine courtiers, in 1592. The initial structure of the fort was entirely completed by his descendant, Jai Singh I.[3] Amber was modified by successive rulers over the next 150 years, until the Kachwahas shifted their capital to Jaipur during the time of Sawai Jai Singh II.
(Source Wikipedi)

Here elephants waiting for Tourists at Amer Palace.

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the resting feet

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the resting feet, originally uploaded by Samir D.

he lived in bihar.. has shifted to kolkata to find atleast a minimum job.. finally he works as a clay-bearer.. transfers it from one place to another... after an another tiresome work, he was resting. that moment i caught him..

em-bypass area, kolkata, india

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Yaa pappaya!!

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Yaa pappaya!!, originally uploaded by oopsyaar007.

Pappayas skinned n lookin really delicious. Hmmm dont ask em about the hygiene part. Its an usual sights on the streets in Mysore

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Safe childhood? Companionship?

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MDG4 & MDG8 - Reduce Child Mortality and Global Partnership.. I merged both of those goals into this.

Target 4a: Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five

* 4.1 Under-five mortality rate
* 4.2 Infant mortality rate
* 4.3 Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles

Target 8a: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction – both nationally and internationally

Target 8b: Address the special needs of the least developed countries

Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries' exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction

Target 8c: Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)

Target 8d: Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term

Some of the indicators listed below are monitored separately for the least developed countries (LDCs), Africa, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.

Official development assistance (ODA)

* 8.1 Net ODA, total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors’ gross national income
* 8.2 Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
* 8.3 Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
* 8.4 ODA received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national incomes
* 8.5 ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes

Market access

* 8.6 Proportion of total developed country imports (by value and excluding arms) from developing countries and least developed countries, admitted free of duty
* 8.7 Average tariffs imposed by developed countries on agricultural products and textiles and clothing from developing countries
* 8.8 Agricultural support estimate for OECD countries as a percentage of their gross domestic product
* 8.9 Proportion of ODA provided to help build trade capacity

Debt sustainability

* 8.10 Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
* 8.11 Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
* 8.12 Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services

Target 8e: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries

* 8.13 Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis

Target 8f: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

* 8.14 Telephone lines per 100 population
* 8.15 Cellular subscribers per 100 population
* 8.16 Internet users per 100 population

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juice seller

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, originally uploaded by bavan.prashant.

He is a sugarcane juice seller. he and his wife spend almost all of their evenings there selling this.
super nice taste. .. wonder what else they d o for their livelihood in the day times.. ;
one interesting point i found about sugarcane sellers in hyd.. they give some wonderful juice but then if there is no electricity then there is no juice..

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