Diabetes has long been liked to chronic kidney disease but now it also consider a culprit of cardiovascular disease. Diabetics cannot control the level of glucose/ sugar in the blood. Sugar is one of the nutrients that the body uses for energy. Insulin is made by the pancreas allows the cells to absorb sugar from the blood. In diabetes, either the body produces insufficient insulin, or the cells of the body no longer respond normally to insulin. High blood sugar stresses and damages cells, especially the filtering capillaries in the kidneys and the capillaries in the back of the eyes suffer from suffer from increased blood pressure and lead to vision loss. People with diabetes often also have high blood cholesterol and high triglycerides to contributes to atherosclerosis leads to heart attacks and strokes.
Monthly Archives: January 2010
Pakistan – Punjab: Law minister is violating the Law!
Courtesy: Dunia tv
Source – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0nPi_t-LNk&feature=player_embedded
Change the world – Marx
“The philosophers hitherto have only interpreted the world in various ways; the thing, however, is to change it.” (Marx)
266 Urs : Shah Latif a Source of Awakening
Shah Latif Bhitai is varstile poet, his content, language, diction, heroes, characters, every thing is rich and beautiful, such programs like celebrating Latif-Day offers a chance to establish connection between Bhitai and the people. Latif is always refreshing and inspiring, alas, lot of people have given up reading him, he is our greatest strength, a sole source of awakening, spread light into stagnant minds of our people.
He not only depicts Sindh, its culture, past but gives an inspiration for change, “Wethan ta waree wary“, several one liners of his poetry are remarkable, one hardly finds such a wide-ranging observations, wisdom and reflecting on diverse things. Bhitai, though a son of Sindh, not lived in era of globalization and communication revolution, but he truly encompass universe in his poetry.
SAAEIN SADAAEIN KAREIN MATHE SINDH SUKKAR
DOST MITHAA DILDAAR AALAM SAB AABAD KAREIN
– SHAH ABDUL LATIF
Translation – May Lord bless Sindh along with entire world.
Shah Abdul Lateef : The soul of Sindh
Shah Abdul Latif was born in 1689 in Khatiyan in Hyderabad district. He passed away in 1752 and is buried in a mausoleum in Bhitshah. He was a great poet , scholar and a Sufi mystic. It is absolutely appropriate if he is called the Soul of Sindh. He strongly believed in peace and contentment.
Altough he was born in a wealthy family , he renunciated everything to to become a wandering mystic. During his wanderings he came in contact with Hindu Yogis and made no distinction between anybody. Slowly desciples gathered around him.
He was exceedingly fond of music and would sing his poetry on Tamboora, based on classical Ragas. His music knowledge was of a very high order. In his musical renderings, he always yearned for union with God.
His poetry was memorised by a disciple who wrote it down. Finally credit goes to a German Ernest Trumpp, who knew Sindhi and he got everything compiled in Shah jo Risalo.
The beneficiaries of Haiti’s earthquake
by B. R. GOWANI
In the first week of January, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Over a 100,000 people died.
Long ago, the United States had made a pact with God that it is never going to let Haiti become independent—economically and politically. The US has succeeded— which means the God is stronger than the devil.
Pat Robertson, as usual, showed how cruel a man of God could be. He has not yet forgiven Haiti for revolting against the French colonial rule in 1804 and becoming the first republic to be led by blacks, and also the first independent country in Latin America. For this man of God, Haiti’s independence was “a pact with devil!” In other words, what he is saying is that the colored people should make a pact with God by staying under the white yoke. And this white Taliban has the CBN or Christian Broadcasting Network at his disposal.
The US army got a chance to reoccupy Haiti. By the way, this is the island where Columbus first landed in 1492 thinking that he has reached India.
PAKISTAN: Shameful acts by the lawyers to ruin the rule of law
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
Lawyers have stormed the Lahore Session Courts to show their solidarity with a lawyer and former president of Lahore high court bar association who was arrested in the murder case of a 12-year-old Christian domestic helper. The girl was allegedly tortured. The lawyers, more than three hundred under the leadership of president of the Lahore Bar Association, went to the Session Court and took possession of the accused lawyer, Mr. Naeem. They then scuffled with media personnel and policemen who threatened that they would be punished if they did not leave the court. It then became difficult for the judge to proceed with the legal requirements of the case.
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Pakistan: Punjab-dominated federation – Balochistan situation getting bleaker
Discussion by Anchor person Naseem Zahrah of Dunia TV.
Courtesy: Dunia TV
Source – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrMwD4jDC6s&feature=player_embedded
Women’s health- may be iron deficient!
Do you often feel weak or irritable? Tired of being tired most of the time? Are you pale, tired and lack appetite? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Do you easily catch colds? Cracked skin around your mouth? Do you have dark circles under the eyes? Then you may be iron deficient and you need boost your iron levels. This may help- Consume washed fresh dark green vegetables, eat fresh fruits and the foods that are rich in Iron or multi-vitamins with iron supplements.
The English word
The English Word drug comes from the Dutch word droog, meaning “to dry,” which was part of the the process of turning plants into medicinal preparations.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurological disorder affecting the central nervous system (CNS), which leads to a progressive loss of memory, language, and the ability to recognize friends and family. The German Doctor Alois Alzheimer first described Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in 1907.
I am for truth, no matter who tells it- Malcolm X
“I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” – Malcolm X
Eligiblity of President Zardari challenged in Election Commission
Zardari’s eligibility challenged
Courtesy: The News
ISLAMABAD: A reference was filed on Sunday in the Election Commission of Pakistan, challenging the eligibility of Asif Ali Zardari as president of Pakistan.
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Will Sindhu River disappear forever from the soil of Sindh??
By Gul Karamchand
…True, the Songs of Rg Veda, the world’s first and foremost literature, echo and re-echo as they sing with ecstasy and delight of Sindhu River Here is one verse out of many: “Sindhu’s roar rises high above the earth, right up to the heavens above. . . Sindhu leads all other rivers just as a warrior-king leads the rest of warriors . . . Rich in fine steeds is Sindhu; Rich in gold; nobly fashioned is Sindhu; rich in ample wealth is Sindhu.
But the Question does arise : Do we know the destiny of Sindhu River? Or to put this question simply: How Long will Sindhu River continue to flow through Sindh? Or, is it fated to disappear in the near future? Will my grand children, and yours, visiting Sindh, be able to view this once- great and majestic river
For the Rg-Vedic poets, the rivers par excellence were the Sindhu and Saraswati which are mentioned repeatedly, respectfully and glowingly in the Vedas. In fact, no other river has been mentioned in Rg Veda as often as Sindhu and Saraswati. The Veda refers to the Ganga (Ganges) only twice, but it makes as many as thirty references to the Sindhu and Saraswati Rivers. The mighty Sindhu (Indus) river symbolizes the power and permanence of the ancient civilization of the subcontinent which evolved over a period of thousands of years. It is the oldest name in Indian history – and in Indian geography. This is the great Sindhu that gave Sindh and Hind — its name. In Ramayana, Sindhu is referred to as “Mahanadi”, which means “the great mighty river”. In Mahabharat, the Sindhu is reverentially mentioned along with other two holy rivers -Saraswati and Ganga.
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Reduce Asthma with a Tomato
The antioxidant lycopene, found in tomatoes, have received high naming as Cancer fighter. Now it says that lycopene may help defeat Asthma.
Must watch : Fake encounter by Punjab police!?
Extrajudicial killings by Punjab police
Listen commentary in Urdu/Hindi
Source – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5vsMERKFtQ&feature=player_embedded
India Launch The Biggest Ever Operation Against Maoists
New Delhi: Thousands of paramilitary personnel have launched a crackdown to target Maoist leaders across the country in a bid to crush what is described as India’s biggest internal security challenge.
Save River Indus : Small dams more harmful than Kalabagh dam
Govt should not build small dams, says Abbasi
By Mohammad Hussain Khan
HYDERABAD: Eminent water expert and former chairman of the Technical Committee on Water Resources (TCWR) A.N.G. Abbasi said on Friday that small dams were more harmful than Kalabagh dam and advised the government to refrain from building them.
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Quit Smoking: 7 Tips to make quitting easier
One BIG reason why it’s hard to kick the habit
People start smoking for lots of reasons. But it’s nicotine addiction that can make it so hard to quit. Almost immediately, you feel a rush as the nicotine takes hold. But soon after, you feel down and tired, causing you to crave that rush again. It becomes a vicious cycle.
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The Four Noble Truths
When dawn came, Prince Siddhartha had become the great Buddha, the Enlightened One, and formulated the Four Noble Truths on which all of Buddhism is based; 1. that suffering is universal and inevitable, 2. that the immediate cause of suffering is desire, 3. that there is a path leading to freedom from suffering, 4. that it is the Eightfold Path that leads to freedom from suffering.
And the Eightfold Path is as: 1. Right (balanced) View or Understanding, 2. Right Aim or Purpose, 3. Right Speech, 4. Right Action, 5. Right Livelihood, 6. Right Effort, 7. Right Mindfulness, 8. Right concentration.
Baba Farid- The intellectual developments of 12th century Punjab and rise of Sufism
People’s history of the Punjab: Baba Farid
by Dr. Manzur Ejaz, USA
Courtesy and Thanks: Wichaar.com
Every invasion of historical proportion resulting in prolonged occupation of territory results in reconfiguration of the intellectual discourse and state of knowledge in society. Mahmud Ghaznavi’s several incursions triggered the process which led to the reorientation of intellectual and scholarly pursuits, and the formalisation of the Punjabi language in the Punjab.
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Ghulam Rabbani Agro (1933-2010)
By Momin Bullo
Ghulam Rabbani Agro can rightly be ranked among those pioneers of post-Pakistan Sindhi literature who bravely shouldered the responsibility of resuscitating Sindhi literature in the wake of the mass migration of the Sindhi Hindu intelligentsia.
Save Indus river – with out it Sindh is lost
Following is the portion of Idrees Rajput’s article published in Sindhi Daily Kawish, dated June 26, 2009
The prosperity of Sindh is closely linked with Indus and it is apparently due to this reason, that Sindh is so sensitive, if anyone interferes with the Indus River. Indus water in the body of Sindh is considered as vital as blood is for a human body. So long the Indus was not interferes with, Sindh remained in healthy growth. Unfortunately two thick leeches (Indus links) were stuck very recently to the body of Indus when Sindh was not aware of them. Again the deterioration in the health of Sindh depends upon the sucking programme of these leeches. There is every danger that, if they suck too much, Sindh is liable to be turned in to a desert specially when these links are beyond the boundary of sindh, beyond its control of operation and even observation, very recently when we were short of water, the Taunsa-Panjand link was opened and the water was transferred from the Indus to the Tributary Zone and the water was transferred from the Indus to the Tributary Zone without regard to our historic rights of even basic allocations just to meet certain higher level of uses of the Punjab canals. It is mainly due to this reason that Sindh considers any misdirected or without effective control, operation of Indus links, so hazardous for its very survival.
Supreme Court can Call Army – says Hafiz Peerzada
‘SC can call Army if verdict not implemented’
By Sohail Khan
Courtesy: The New, January 21, 2010
ISLAMABAD: Senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Abdul Hafeez Pirzada on Wednesday said the apex court could call the Army for help in getting its verdict implemented. He said the Army was a part of the executive and was bound to obey the court’s order under Article 190 of the Constitution.
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If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins
The heart that loves is always young. – Greek proverb
I have met on the street a very poor man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was out of the elbow, the water passed through his shoes, and the stars through his soul. – Victor Hugo.
Zardari Is On ‘Shaky Ground’ – Senator McCain Says
Washington: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is on shaky ground because of a loss of immunity that has been enacted by the Parliament….. “The Pakistanis are also nervous, as the Afghans are, as are other countries in region, about the president’s declaration that we would be leaving in the middle of 2011. That and the build-up of the Afghan army being sufficient to take over responsibilities from us eventually are the two big problems that I saw on my visit,” McCain added.
Jyoti Basu, A Red Icon
Kolkata: Veteran communist and former chief minister Jyoti Basu passed away on Sunday in 95 years age. Basu influenced the course in his own way, aiming at a blend between communist principles of democratic centralism with the ideals of bourgeois democracy. It was this effort that gave the minority within his party a voice that no Stalin or Deng did offer. The charismatic leader was confined to his home for the last two years due to his age and failing health but that doesn’t stop him to influence the politics.
Call to observe 23rd as People’s Demand Day to express solidarity with oppressed nations of Pakistan, especially with people of Balochistan
Karachi – Sindh: The Progressive Parties Coordination Committee has given a nation-wide call to all progressive forces to celebrate January 23 as People’s Demand Day. Following a conference, participated in by all the major progressive political parties and organizations of the country, nine parties, including Pakistan Workers Party (Abid Hassan Minto), Awami Tahreek (Rasul Bux Palijo), Labour Party (Farooq Tariq), Awami Jamhoori Forum (Jamil Omar), Communist Party of Pakistan (Imdad Qazi), Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party (Taimur Rahman), Jeya Sindh Mahaz (Abdul Khaliq Junejo) and Pakistan Seraiki Party (Abdul Hameed Kanju), agreed to form a Progressive Parties Coordination Committee.
Progressive forces all over Pakistan will organize seminars, conferences and processions to raise the three basic demands, curbing terrorism, ending price-hike and unemployment, to express solidarity with oppressed nationalities, especially people of Balochistan.
January 20, 2010
India – Pakistan : Sixty-two years after birth!
Pakistan : Sixty-two years after birth!
Onion helps reduce allergies and asthma
Raw onion is a good source of Quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavoniod and antioxidant compound. It has anti-inflammatory actions. The compound Quercetin is also helps to reduce the allergies. Quercetin is found naturally in the onion especially in the red outer layers of onion. Quercetin is a compound which counter the allergic chemical histamine. Quercetin has anti-inflammation properties therefore, it helps to reduce the severity of asthma.