Cabinet approves symbol for Indian Rupee

Posted by Vipul Mistry Friday, July 16, 2010 0 comments
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The Indian rupee will soon have a unique symbol — a blend of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman 'R' — joining elite currencies like the US dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen in having a distinct identity.

Mother - "Mari Ba" - Gujarati PPT Presentation

Posted by Vipul Mistry Thursday, July 15, 2010 0 comments
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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Posted by Vipul Mistry Saturday, July 3, 2010 0 comments
A worldwide survey of more than 136,000 people in 132 countries included questions about happiness and income, and the results reveal that while life satisfaction usually rises with income, positive feelings don't necessarily follow, researchers report.
Life satisfaction and enjoyment of life are two components of happiness. Life satisfaction is more closely associated with income, while positive feelings also depend on other factors, such as feeling respected and connected to others, researchers report. (Credit: Debra Bolgla)

The findings, from an analysis of data gathered in the first Gallup World Poll, appear this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

"The public always wonders: Does money make you happy?" said University of Illinois professor emeritus of psychology Ed Diener, a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. "This study shows that it all depends on how you define happiness, because if you look at life satisfaction, how you evaluate your life as a whole, you see a pretty strong correlation around the world between income and happiness," he said. "On the other hand it's pretty shocking how small the correlation is with positive feelings and enjoying yourself."

Acts of God: Why Lightning Strikes Religious Symbols

Posted by Vipul Mistry Thursday, July 1, 2010 0 comments
Lightning Safety Week, a public awareness campaign from the National Weather Service, ended a few days ago. The goal was to educate the public about the dangers of lightning, and that point was driven home earlier this month when a six-story statue of Jesus north of Cincinnati was struck by lightning. The statue, which depicted Jesus raising his hands to heaven, was burned to a crisp, leaving nothing but charred metal and blackened foam detritus.