2011-10-20

India ready for F1 grand prix @ Buddh International Circuit

The Buddh International Circuit is a Formula One racing circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, near Delhi. It will host the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix on October 30, 2011.The track was officially inaugurated on 18 October 2011.


Estimated to cost about INR10 billion ($215 million) to build, was officially inaugrated on 18 Oct 2011. It will have a length of 5.14 km and an area of 875 acres (354ha).Seating capacity is initially expected to be 110,000 with provisions to increase it later to 200,000.

The circuit will be part of the 2,500 acres (10 km2) Jaypee Greens Sports City,to which inclusions of a 100,000 seat cricket stadium, 18-hole golf course, 25,000 seat hockey stadium and a sports academy have been planned. The sports complex is expected to cost INR40 billion and generate $170m of revenue annually, and employ 10,000 people.
The expected lap time for a Formula One car around the 5,137m long track, is 1 minute, 27.02 seconds, at an average speed of 210.03 km/h (131 mph). At the end of the long straight between corners 3 and 4, Formula One cars are expected to reach a top speed of about 318 km/h (198 mph).Here are some of the amazing pictures of Buddh International Circuit.














2011-10-08

Health tips for women

Women and Exercise.
There is no doubt that exercise is the only salvation for the health problems that are overwhelming Indians. Women hold the key to their family’s health. By exercising regularly, they can set an example and get their family members to follow a healthy life style.

Reading about the advantages of exercise is not enough. We all know that exercise tones our body and adds flexibility and balance, but many women do not realize that exercise has long-lasting effects. Chronic aches and pains disappear.

Women can avoid osteoporosis in the long run. Regular, moderate exercise also reduces the chances of developing diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease. For those who already have these conditions, exercise helps control the disease and prevents further complications.

Make it easier to exercise
Keep your exercise shoes in a bag that you take to work. On your way back from work, you can go to a park nearby. Or leave them near the door so that you can set out for a walk whenever you feel like.
Good shoes matter. Make sure your shoes have good cushioning and arch support. This will make exercising fun for your feet. Badly fitting shoes can actually cause heel and calf pain.

Set yourself sensible goals
If you start off on the first day wanting to walk, run or jog for an hour, you might get disheartened if you get exhausted in the first 15 minutes.
Begin with 10-15 minutes of activity, several times daily. Just fit it in whenever you can. Plan to go for a 20-minute walk three times a week and then increase it gradually to at least 45 minutes a day, five days a week.

Make it a group activity
Except for professional athletes, most of us do not have the mental discipline to keep exercising by our- selves. Join a group, a gym or get your husband to go with you. If a bunch of your friends get together to exercise you will be motivators and conscience-keepers for each other.
Exercising with your husband is not only a great bonding experience but also gives you both time together to discuss the day’s events or plan the next day.

Exercise does not have to be high-tech
Many people believe that they need expensive equipment such as treadmills and stationery bicycles to exercise. It is a well-known truth that in many homes, these machines quickly get converted into clothes hangers or storage areas! More and more professional trainers are turning away from elaborate exercise machines and getting back to basic exercises such as aerobics, weight training and gym balls.
The staircase at home is a great way to exercise. Walking briskly up and down the stairs will burn up those calories. Give yourself 20 to 30 minutes of stair-climbling in a day. You will have to build up your stamina by starting with 10 to 15 minutes, and then gradually increasing the duration.

“Exercise is boring!”
It doesn’t have to be. Turn on the music and exercise. If you like to dance, play your favourite songs and dance! It is all about being active, using various muscles and burning calories. Mix and match various forms of exercise.
Walk three times a week and do aerobics on three days. Strength training is particularly good as you grow older, to prevent your muscle mass from turning into fat. Exercising regularly will make you a happier person. Start today!

Beauty at its best-Simple Tips

Balance your diet and drink lots of water.  Keep a bottle of water on your table that you don't forget to drink.  Follow a good diet regimen.  There is no harm in relaxing your rules indulging in scrumptious delicacies once in a week.
But detoxify your body later.  Have at least two cups of green tea everyday to detoxify your body.   Avoid junk food.  Instead eat a bowl of fruit or vegetable salad. 
Do not go for crash diets.  They do more harm to the body and cause mood swings.  Instead eat short meals at regular intervals.   Exercise is very important.  Start your exercises with slight warm up exercises.  Never wind up your work out session without stretching. 
Be patient when you start your exercise routine.  When stressed, breathe deeply for a while.  This helps  in relaxing your body.  Strike a balance between work and life.  Spend time with family friends and relax as much as possible.
Good skin care is essential.  Remove the makeup before you get to bed.  Maintain your hair clean.  Maintain good personal habits.




2011-10-06

India unveils world's cheapest tablet computer

 India's finally got its much hyped ultra-low-cost tablet, Aakash. The government is buying the first units of the device for Rs 2250 each from a British company which is assembling the devices in India. They will initially be given to students for free in a pilot run of 100,000 units. 

India on Wednesday unveiled the Aakash, which means "sky" in Hindi, and billed it as the world's least-expensive tablet. The plan is to distribute thousands of the computers in coming months to students at a government-subsidized rate of $35.It has taken several years to develop, faced a lot of skepticism and received help from taxpayers given the state's actual cost of around $50.

But the Aakash offers the promise of computing to millions of people in rural India who seem to be living more in the 19th century than the 21st.

"Today we reach to the sky and demonstrate what is possible," said Kapil Sibal, India's information technology and human resources development minister. "Let me send a message, not just to our children but the children of the world: This is for all those who are marginalized."

The 13-ounce touch-screen device can handle basic computing, including email, social networking, Web surfing, online banking, instant messaging and multimedia. The stripped-down system usesGoogle's Android 2.2 operating system and comes with headphones, WiFi access, two USB slots, 256 megabytes of internal memory and a 7-inch screen. It's not considered on the same level as the more advanced tablets available.

Some 19 million people subscribe to mobile phones every month, making India the world's fastest growing market, but most are from the wealthier segment of the population in towns.

India lags behind fellow BRIC nations Brazil, Russia and China in the drive to get its 1.2 billion population connected to technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones, according to a report by risk analysis firm Maplecroft.

The number of Internet users grew 15-fold between 2000 and 2010, according to another recent report. Still, just 8 per cent of Indians have access. That compares with nearly 40 per cent in China.

Some 19 million people subscribe to mobile phones every month, making India the world's fastest growing market, but most are from the wealthier segment of the population in towns. 

Nokia launches 600, 700 and 701 Belle smartphones

Nokia has officially launched the new Symbian Belle smartphones in India, Nokia 600, 700 and 701. Nokia 600, 700 and 701 come equipped with with 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and single-tap NFC capabilities.
First is Nokia 600, which is lower priced than two, features a loudspeaker with the audio output of 106 phon and FM transmitter and FM receiver. Nokia 600 sports a 3.2 inch Capacitive touchscreen display, 5 MP fixed focus camera, 720P HD video recording, internal memory of 2GB and up to32GB expandable memory. Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack and comes with 1200 mAh battery.
Measuring just 9.7 mm, Nokia 700 is the thinnest smartphone and features a 3.2 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display, 5 MP camera, 720p HD video recording, 2GB internal storage, up to 32GB external memory, 3G, W-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jach and 1080 mAh batery.
Nokia 701 comes with 3.5 inch IPS LCD ClearBlack display, 8 MPcamera, 720p video recording, VGA front camera, 8GB internal storage, up to 32GB external memory, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 1300 mAh battery.
The Nokia 600, 700 and 701 are priced at Rs. 12,999, Rs. 18,099 and Rs. 18,999 respectively.