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An Indian’s experience in Germany

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This is about an Indian’s experience in Germany. Please read it carefully.

Germany is a highly industrialised country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.

When I arrived at Hamburg, my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.

There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.

We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looki…

Indianism - Learning English

Indianism refers to words or expressions exclusive to Indian English. We use Indianism so often in our lives that if we were to correct then, it becomes tough.
Let us try and sneak peek into the most famous Indianisms in English language.
GOOD NAME
Do people have bad names?
Not that they don’t but do you ever say  “What your bad name?”. No, right.
It is a literal transformation from “aapka shubh naam kya hain?” and very commonly used..No denying the fact that I have used it too.
REAL BROTHER/SISTERS
Are there unreal one? Even if they are then what do they signify? Actually in India we call our immediate as real brother or sister and others as cousin brother and sisters. In the outer world there is either brother /sister or cousin.
YEARS BACK
We so often use it happened so many years back. OOPSS…..we did not travel back in time.
It ought to be years ago.
Sleep is coming
Now this is really funny. Though very seldom used by people but yes cannot be ignored.
Again literal transformation from ‘Neend AA…

10 Terrifying Killer Fish

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10 Terrifying Killer Fish Ever since the movie Jaws, sharks have been well-rooted in the public consciousness – with images of mangled swimmers abounding in our thoughts. But sharks aside, there are also several kinds of horrific killer fish that prowl the Earth’s freshwater and estuarine habitats. The accounts that follow will inject your pre-existing shark phobia with a healthy dose of general terror – for it will be seen that more than merely sharks lurk deep within in the oceans and lakes, in which we blindly splash about.
10. Goliath Tiger fish Photo — Link
The Goliath Tigerfish is a creature so horrific that it makes the feared Piranha look like a pet goldfish. Reaching lengths of more than six feet, and weighing up to 70 pounds, these mega-fish stalk the waterways of central Africa in packs – shredding even large prey in a matter of seconds. The mouth of this yellow-eyed monster fish is studded with giant, dagger-like canine teeth – each more than two inches long.
A number of de…

Economic Survey 2012-2013

Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan's first ever Economic Survey for the current fiscal was be tabled in Parliament today.

According to the Survey, WPI inflation is seen declining to 6.2-6.6 percent by March, which could create more room for rate cuts going ahead. It pegs growth at 6.1 and 6.6 percent in FY14.

Read all the chapters - here

 Highlights of the report:
 FY13 GDP Growth seen at 5%
 Indian economy likely to grow at 6.1-6.7% in FY14
 Growth downturn more or less over; economy looking up
 WPI inflation may decline to 6.2-6.6% in March
 Lower inflation to create more room for rate cuts
 Inflation expectations seen anchored around current target
 Food inflation mainly driven by cereal prices
 Oil subsidy key fiscal risk; needs to be addressed
 Need to up diesel, lpg prices in-line with global rates
 Diesel price hike to put upward pressure on inflation widening trade, current account gap matters of concern
 'Economic slowdown a wake-up call for stepping up reforms&#…

Red Beach is located in Panjin — China

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Red Beach is located in Panjin — China
Red Beach is located in Panjin, Liaoning Province, in northeastern China. It is the largest and best protected wetland in the world with rare and precious red reed marshes. The ebb and flow of the sea forms the beach, while the infiltration of salts and alkali contributes to its red appearance. The 100 square kilometers of reed marshes turn color during September, becoming spectacular vistas. The well-preserved wetlands are also home to large numbers of wild birds, including red-crowned cranes and Saunders' gulls.  The beach is a popular tourist site for those who live inside and outside Liaoning Province. 










(Photo courtesy of the Publicity Office of Panjin city, Liaoning province)