Lord Venkateshwara Temple, Birmingham, United KingdomLord Venkateshwara Temple, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Malibu Hindu Temple, Malibu, California, United StatesMalibu Hindu Temple, Malibu, California, United States

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, United StatesShiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, California, United States

Lord Vishnu Temple, Angkor, CambodiaLord Vishnu Temple, Angkor, Cambodia - The largest temple of the world, raised during the reign of Suryavarman - II in 12th century, is, in fact, located in Angkor, a major archaeological site of Cambodia. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also one of the two temples intact in Angkor, Cambodia. The other is a Buddhist Temple. The largest temple of Lord Vishnu in Angkor is built according to Khmer architecture, original to Cambodia..

Prambanan Shiva Temple, Central Java, IndonesiaPrambanan Shiva Temple, Central Java, Indonesia

Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago - Aurora, Illinois, United StatesSri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago - Aurora, Illinois, United States

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Toronto, CanadaBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir - Toronto, Canada

Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Washington DC, United StatesSri Siva Vishnu Temple, Washington DC, United States

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Neasden Temple), United StatesBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (Neasden Temple), United States

Sri Murugan Temple  Batu Caves, Penang, MalaysiaSri Murugan Temple Batu Caves, Penang, Malaysia

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, NJ, United StatesSri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, NJ, United States

Mother Temple of Besakih, Bali, IndonesiaMother Temple of Besakih, Bali, Indonesia

Murugan Temple, Sydney, AustraliaMurugan Temple, Sydney, Australia

Venkateswara Swami Temple, Riverdale near Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesVenkateswara Swami Temple, Riverdale near Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Helensburgh, Sydney, AustraliaSri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Helensburgh, Sydney, Australia

Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple, Rivervale Crescent Sengkang, SingaporeVelmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple, Rivervale Crescent Sengkang, Singapore

Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam - Pearland, Texas, United StatesSri Meenakshi Devasthanam - Pearland, Texas, United States

Ekta Mandir, Irving, Texas, United StatesEkta Mandir, Irving, Texas, United States

Sri Venkateshwara Temple - New Jersey, United StatesSri Venkateshwara Temple - New Jersey, United States

Sri Lakshmi Temple - Ashland, MA, United StatesSri Lakshmi Temple - Ashland, MA, United States

Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Pittsburgh, United StatesSri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Pittsburgh, United States

Shiva Vishnu Temple of South Florida Inc, FL, United StatesShiva Vishnu Temple of South Florida Inc, FL, United States

Shiva - Vishnu Temple of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Sri Murugan Temple, London, United KingdomSri Murugan Temple, London, United Kingdom

Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swami Temple, Memphis, Tennessee, United StatesSri Prasanna Venkateswara Swami Temple, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple or Sri Perumal Temple, Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore

Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple, Johor Baru, Malaysia - The only Hindu Glass Temple AbroadArulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple, Johor Baru, Malaysia - The only Hindu Glass Temple Abroad

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his is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this flower.

A FLOWER ALL THE WAY FROM THAILAND

THE VERY RARE PARROT FLOWER

Wow, Who but God could make this?

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2 States: New Book by Chetan Bhagat

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/13/2009 12:21:00 PM | 7 comments »

2 States: The Story of My MarriageLove marriages around the world are simple:

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's Family has to love Boy's Family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don't agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it? From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India.

Buy from Infibeam.com and Get Your FREE Copy Now! They are offering 100% Cash Back offer on Chetan Bhagat's New Book 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.

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Here is some amazing pictures of rarest and World's Biggest Golden Coin amounting to USD 1 Million.

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If you're scared of heights, it may be time to look away now.

Not content with having the tallest building in America, the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's Skydeck.

Fearless: Anna Kane, five, spreads out on the floor of the 10ft square box which is 1,353ft up

Spectacular: She also enjoyed amazing views out across the city

'At first I was kind of afraid but I got used to it', 10-year-old Adam Kane from Alton, Illinois, said as clouds drifted by below.

'Look at all those tiny things that are usually huge.' John Huston, one of the owners of the Sears Tower, even admitted to getting 'a little queasy' the first time he ventured out on to the balcony. However, after 30 or 40 trips, he seems to have got used to it.

Thrillseekers: The boxes jut out four feet from the building and were specifically designed to make visitors feel as if they are floating

'The Sears Tower has always been about superlatives - tallest, largest, most iconic,' he said.

'The Ledge is the world's most awesome view, the world's most precipitous view, the view with the most wow in the world.'

The balconies are 10ft high and 10ft wide, can hold five tons, and have glass which is 1.5 inch thick

Unfazed: Although some adults felt dizzy after experiencing the Ledge, children seemed to take it in their stride

Long way up: Even the floor of the platforms are glass - few were brave enough to look straight down

Inspiration came from the hundreds of forehead prints visitors left behind on Skydeck windows every week. Now, staff will have a new glass surface to clean: floors.

Architect Ross Wimer said: 'We did studies that showed a four-foot-deep (1.2 metres) enclosure makes you feel like you're floating since there's only room for one row of people, not two.'

The Skydeck attracts 25,000 visitors on clear days. They each pay $15 to take an elevator ride up to the 103rd floor of the 110-story office building that opened in 1973.

Towering: A view of the Sears Tower (black building in the foreground). The Ledge is on the 103rd floor

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Chilli is a black and white Fresian bull, weighing a whopping 1.25 tons and standing at 6 feet and 6 inches in height. Abandoned by its owner on the doorstep of the sanctuary he lives in today, when he was just 6 days old, back in 1999, Chilli grew up to become the biggest bovine in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records. According to Naomi Clarke, manager of the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Ferne, Somerset, the bull doesn't eat as much as the other cows and yet he outgrows them by far. He's also abnormally friendly and gentle.

You could say Chilli had a stroke of luck when he ended up in the shelter, because normally he would have ended up chopped into pieces and on the shelves of a meat market somewhere. Now he's 9 years old and the proud owner of the title "Largest Bovine in the World", nice going Chilli.

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"A good way to take up more space, is with perfume" - Andy Warhol

The right cologne is a chemical reaction, from the time you splash or spritz it, to how it begins to gently react with the oils and pH of your skin, and eventually how a woman reacts to it. But this chain of chemical events begins much before, when you actually decide to buy cologne for yourself.

It's cologne, not a comb
It doesn't begin with the ride to the mall. Or even the lingering echo of the cologne you used to wear. None of that. It begins with your wallet. How much money you are willing to spend on smelling good. Go to the mall. Not the local gift store, where you can get ripped off with counterfeits, or disappointed with limited choice. And they won't get cranky if you take your time - which you should.

Skin Deep
For those who for some reason apply cologne to their clothes - don't. It will stain your clothes and wear off faster. And unlike cloth, skin deep can be oily or dry, which affects how cologne performs on it. Dry skin doesn't have moisture to lock in the cologne, whereas oily skin has affinity for the epidermal oil - just wear moisturizer beforehand.

Location, location, location...
Have money? Pick two colognes. There is usually a difference between colognes for day and nightwear. For the day, wear something crisp and cool. In a hurry? Pick up any of the 'sport' fragrances, which have a hint of spice. For the darker time of day, opt for the classics - something spicy, woody, and warm, yet subtle. If you can afford it, you can't afford to smell like your deodorant (not that day fragrances are deodorants, but it’s just an analogy), and how you want to smell for your girlfriend shouldn’t be how you want to smell with your coworkers.

Season
You sweat more in summer, and your pulse points can radiate off the cologne, atom by atom into the air. So wear light 'summery' scents, but avoid anything fruity, unless it's a subtle hint in a medley of more meaningful hints (like pine, woods, even tobacco) Vice versa for winter – you're covered up, and your skin is less oily - so wear stronger fragrances.

At the mall
Before you blurt out how much you plan to spend, be nice to the saleslady - a woman's opinion is good to have. Better is to take a woman along. Now get specific - state how much you’re willing to spend.

Don't immediately spray yourself with whatever you are offered. Reputed stores have blotter paper, or cards to spray the fragrances. Quickly eliminate the ones you don't like. Since all this smelling soon undermines your smell accuracy, have coffee beans or a cup of hot coffee nearby, which immediately refreshes your sense of smell.

Notes A fragrance has 3 notes - the top, the middle and the base notes. The top note is your initial impression of the fragrance, the middle notes is the lasting impression – it stays a few hours, before fading away into the base note. It is advisable to spray a perfume on a few cards, and walk around with them. If you are stuck with four - six fragrances, spray one on each hand (remember which hand!), walk around and come back in 15 minutes - when the middle notes have begun playing out, and eliminate. After narrowing it down to maybe four colognes, buy samplers. Take them home; try each out for at least a day - buy the bottle once upon finalizing.

While buying the Bottle If the box in which you get the bottle feels a bit soft, have it replaced - it's been handled too often. Ditto for a box with faded colours (it's been exposed to the sun, or UV light) or not packaged in shrink-wrapped plastic (it might have been returned by someone). If you can’t get a replacement, remember the name – you can buy it elsewhere - and leave.

An advisory on how to select and buy the right cologne or fragrance for men. The right cologne is a fragrance for men.

Source. In.com

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---World Record for biggest Coke-Mentos Explosion

World Record for biggest Coke-Mentos Explosion
About 1,500 students participated in a Mentos/Diet Coke demonstration in Leuven, Belgium. Each wore a blue poncho and added Mentos mints to a bottle of Diet Coke for a simultaneous explosion! A new world record was set.

---World Record for largest number of people dressed as Smurf


World Record for largest number of people dressed as SmurfThe city of Swansea was turned blue as a group of 2,510 people, the majority of whom were students from the local university, crammed into the Oceana nightclub to almost double the previous record.The event was organized by UK fancy dress costume seller Jokers' Masquerade and was not verified until every "Smurf" was checked to make sure no natural skin was showing.

---World Record for the largest mass arm wrestling contest


World Record for the largest mass arm wrestling contestOver 200 people in London wrestled their way in to the Guinness World Record book for the largest mass arm wrestling contest.

---World Record for the most people inside a soap bubble


World Record for the most people inside a soap bubble
Dr Robyn Wheldon-Williams and his scientists successfully attempted the World record for the largest number of people enclosed in a bubble: 59 children, all over 5 foot at Venue Cymru, North Wales, UK. The bubble was made using a mixture of warm water, washing up liquid, glycerol and a secret ingredient.

---World Record for the largest mattress dominoes


World Record for the largest mattress dominoes
This new unique world record for the largest mattress dominoes is still on the cards after staff at a furniture warehouse made a video of themselves playing mattress dominoes. The game sees dominoes substituted with mattresses and the addition of some willing participants. Staff at Bensons for Beds in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, set up a whopping 41 mattresses across their warehouse, with a person standing behind each one. The van doors close and the newly assembled bed and its occupants are driven off.

Julie Flitter, administration manager at Tewkesbury Home Distribution Centre contacted the Guinness Book of Records, and there was no official world record as yet - so they submitted details of their attempt and are just awaiting confirmation that they've set it.

---World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo


World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo
At New Brunswick, N.J. 1,052 Rutgers students dressed (in red and white shirts and caps) as Waldo from the children's book series "Where's Waldo?" broke the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Waldo. The group was almost twice the size of the crowd of 577 that previously held the record.

---World Record for the largest bride parade


World Record for the largest bride parade
Dozens of women sporting full bridal regalia took part in a parade in Bucharest, to promote the institution of marriage in Romanian society-setting a new world record category for the Largest Bride Parade.

Organizers of the "Bride Parade" said they intend to promote marriage as a way of maintaining traditional family values in this Orthodox country. The atmosphere was celebratory as dozens of women dressed in various white dresses, veils and tiaras marched to the sounds of trumpeters playing wedding songs. Around 100 brides took part in the event.

Here is a nice way of scaring a man with commitment issues.

---World Record for the largest gathering of Santa Clauses

World Record for the largest gathering of Santa ClausesDespite cold weather and drizzling rain, over 14,200 people dressed as Santa Clauses paraded in Portugal's city of Porto, raising money for charity and setting the world record for the Largest Gathering Of Santa Clauses. Every Santa, or Pai Natal (Father Christmas) as he is known in Portugal, who took part in the parade donated 1 euro to buy presents for the needy children in Porto, Portugal's second-largest city.

---World Record for the Largest Gathering of ABBA Impersonators


World record for the Largest Gathering of ABBA ImpersonatorsOver 150 ABBA fans from across Europe dusted off their flares, and sang their way through a rousing rendition of Waterloo in London's Leicester Square-setting the world record for the Largest Gathering of ABBA Impersonators during an event organized by Betfair.

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