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What is Tantra?

The joining of masculine and feminine energy for a particular purpose. This term is one of the most confusing in the Eastern lexicon. At its essence, it means working with the energy of nature or the energy available in the universe at large. One accessible route to this energy is through the power inherent in women. Tantric rites in ancient Hindu temples strove to give the power inherent in women to the priests via ritual sexual activities.

FEATURE-Hunger brings anguish for millions of Pakistanis

Courtesy & Thanks: Reuters News, 11 July 2008

By Aftab Borka 
      THARPARKAR, Pakistan, July 11 (Reuters) – When Pakistani (Sindhi) labourer Mangal Ram’s children cry from hunger all he has to offer them is empty promises. “My kids complain and cry for more food but what can I do?,” said Ram, 50, a father of seven who lives in the desert village of Tharparkar, in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh. “We say ‘wait, we’ll cook more’, what else can we do?” he asks with a shrug.

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A gypsy journalist

I am a gypsy journalist wandering the planet like a gypsy. I love the way gypsies live and they explore the world. I am proud to be a “Gypsy Journalist”. Sometimes I find dead whales on Arabian Sea or partly crocodile in the city like Karachi and sometimes I am writing about historical building of the city of open museums, Karachi . Currently, I am working on my next book “Ashes of Karachi”. I love to wonder around world and bring you new legendary stories and share my observations. Though I am gypsy, but I am attached with a Karachi based English paper. Photo by Shahzad Shah Jilani

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HYDERABAD: Gypsies hail from Sindh, claims Dr Kazi

HYDERABAD, Sept 24: Noted scholar and linguist Dr N. B. G. Kazi has said that gypsies’ original home is the Rohri-Sukkur area from where they spread out to other countries of the world over centuries. Speaking at a lecture programme on “Gypsies or Sinti”, he said that he had reached the conclusion after a through research that gypsies first migrated from Sindh to the Middle East. In Europe, they came from Egypt thus being called gypsies. The lecture was organised by the Institute of Sindhology in Jamshoro.

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By Mazhar Lakho

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.

Sindhi be made national language of Pakistan besides Punjabi, Siraiki, Pushto and Balochi.

Implementing Language Laws in Sindh, Pakistan

[The resolution below was passed unanimously at 23rd Annual SANA convention]

Where as, the Sindhi language is one of the oldest languages of Indo-Pak subcontinent and was the only native language that was taught officially by British in schools of Sindh.

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Our Birth is our Opening Balance! , Our Death is our Closing Balance! , Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities , Our Creative Ideas are our Assets , Heart is our Current Asset, Soul is our Fixed Asset, Brain is our Fixed Deposit, Thinking is our Current Account, Achievements are our Capital, Character & Morals are our Stock-in-Trade, Friends are our General Reserves, Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill, Patience is our Interest Earned, Love is our Dividend, Children are our Bonus Issues, Education is Brands / Patents, Knowledge is our Investment, Experience is our Premium Account, The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately. The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.

The most destructive habit ……… ……Worry

The greatest Joy ……… ……… ….Giving

The greatest loss…….Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work…….. …….Helping others

The ugliest personality trait……. ……Selfishnes s

The most endangered species….. ….Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource…. ……… ..Our youth

The greatest ‘shot in the arm’…….. ..Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome…. ……… ….Fear

The most effective sleeping pill…….. Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease….. …….Excuses

The most powerful force in life…….. ……… ..Love

The most dangerous pariah…… ..A gossip

The world’s most incredible computer…. ….The brain

The worst thing to be without….. ……… ….. Hope

The deadliest weapon…… ……… ……..The tongue

The two most power-filled words……. ……… ‘I Can’

The greatest asset ……… ……… ……Faith

The most worthless emotion ……… ….Self- pity

The most beautiful attire ……… …….SMILE!

The most prized possession.. ……… …..Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication. ….Prayer

The most contagious spirit ……… …Enthusiasm

The most important thing in life. ……… .GOD

Life ends; when you stop Dreaming,

Hope ends; when you stop Believing,

Love ends; when you stop Caring,

And Friendship ends; when you stop Sharing.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups.

They are sick and tired- and still working

– Kevin Connor, Sun Media

Employers need to do more to address the mental health of their employees because too many workers are too sick or stressed to do much more than put their heads down on their keyboards, a new study shows.

The Canadian Mental Health Association is urging employers across the country to accept greater responsibility for their staff.

“Employers must do more to promote a healthy work/ life balance, otherwise they, their workers, our economy and society will suffer serious consequences,” said Dr. Taylor Alexander, CEO of the CMHA.

The report says 83% of Canadians reported having shown up for work while sick or exhausted. On average past year.

An overwhelming 89% who took part in the study say they feel stress- related mental health problems have been increasing over the years.

“Stress, burnout and depression create huge fall out in the workplace that far exceeds taking a sick day here and there. They are part of a continuum that can lead to serious illness,” Alexander said.

“It is estimated that more than 2,000,000 employees in Canada suffer mental illness at any given time. The economic, social and personal impact of mentally unhealthy workplaces is staggering.”

The Conference Board of Canada says workers who reported a high degree of stress balancing work and family missed 7.2 days of work each year.

Workers suffering from clinical depression miss work an average of 40 days, which reduced productivity and generated higher disability and benefits costs.

“In addition businesses are facing projected shortages of skilled workers in the future and they will have to use their resources in the most effective way. Part of that is ensuring that their workforce is mentally healthy,” Alexander said.

Mentally unhealthy workplaces add to an already stressed health-care system. Depression is linked to heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune disorders.

Many reasons

“For all of these reasons, we’re calling on employers to do more- to make mental health their business,” he said.

“Employees must also take responsibility for their mental health by making sure they are taking care of their health and communicating with their employer and supervisors when they see potential problems.”

Courtesy: Toronto Sun, Friday, May 2, 2008

Father and Son

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.

He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

…………………..The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails are gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.

When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say “I’m sorry”, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

1000 Proverbs and Sayings

1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 2. A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit. 3. A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 4. A bargain is a bargain. 5. A beggar can never be bankrupt. 6. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 7. A bird may be known by its song. 8. A black hen lays a white egg. 9. A blind leader of the blind. 10. A blind man would be glad to see.11. A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound.

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