Saturday, June 10, 2006

While watching the Football game yesterday, it was a thrill to see Germany-Costa Rica game with Germans on a win 4-2. Especially, Klose Miroslav on his way to grab two goals for the Germany was a superb performance, alert n timely. Well, while watching, I blah blah about my childhood summer hols, having spent most of time watching the Football at Sadar Bazar in the Camp area of my town and memories flooded of those kicking days. And what a surprize, my morning again was with the same Sadar Bazar news featured by a prominent newspaper Divya Bhaskar. Of coz their online site miss many updated news of the print and hence, this one's not there there I guess!

Yeah, Ahmedabad's Sadar Bazar is the Mini Brazil. There are 47 teams and 650 players so far, out of which 65 players reached the National level. The Britishers left the traces and the army area of cantonment took over the playground areas where Football is played since years. It is indeed great to know that a 76 year old Fakir Mohammed has played the Santosh Trophy for seven times and the new generation kids are active into Soccer coaching currently.

Well, Interested in World Cup Soccer Game? Here is Google teamed up with Joga - Here you can build your own groups and clubs, share all kinds of football-related info, upload photos and video, and get updates on matches and events. Write your own Blog and make friends, send messages...Isn't this Interesting?

- ilaxi

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

This week has proved *Fantastic* for me as I had voted Shakira feat Wyclef Jean 'Hips don't lie' song # One and happy when Rob Fishkin of World Space 40 on 40 replied saying he's got more votes for her. The real treat came to me when Rob played this song # 1 back again after playing it # 8 last week. And to a greater surprise Nielsen BDS has Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean # 1 in its Top 5 (Europe, Germany and USA. The song is spinned 9657 times, according to the radio listeners at Nielsen and yeah, I played Rob's 40 on 40 round the clock!

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is the world's leading provider of airplay tracking for the entertainment industry. Nielsen BDS captures in excess of 100 million song detections annually on more than 1,400 radio stations in over 130 markets in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and 30 Canadian markets. Nielsen BDS information is utilized exclusively by Billboard, Billboard Radio Monitor and the Canadian Music Network in determining their radio airplay music charts.

Well, here's the review of Shakira's Oral Fixation Vol 2 with the included Bonus Track of Shakira feat Wyclef Jean.I wrote this review long ago at Amazon reviews. And yeah, here's the Fan version song of Shakira fans dacing on the number. Even you can add your pic too! Enjoy!

Eve and the Original Sin by ilaxi

The cover featuring Shakira 'Eve & The Original Sin' is a classic theme that basically attributes to Even one more reason to bite the forbidden fruit-that would be her oral fixation: That's Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll,Latin America's most successful pop female crossover artist and my fav, I rave for Shakira! She sways so provocative with the most sexiest dazzling flare but thats how she grew up dancing as music flow naturally in her veins. Her Hips don't Lie is number one song in my Chart followed by Hey You and Illegal with the classic Carlos Santana playing on sexiest guitar strings. Hips don't lie is Rapped vocals from Wyclef Jean and Shakira's familiar Spanish-accented is rocking, Dance like this....very groovy. The way she rolls her back and moves her hips, well it's a workout all in itself in its latest video of Hips don't lie. How do you do is just a bunch of questions we wonder as human beings. Animal city chills with inventive moments with her loud vocals too good to resist. Overall, I'd say - Laundry Service was Great but Oral Fixation Vol 2 (included Hips don't lie) is Best of the Best and *Five Stars* A more matured and focused Shakira who is much in touch with a woman inside her - delightful to the sense. A must Pick.Just Chill.

- ilaxi

Monday, June 05, 2006

Environment Day and it's time to plant a tree. AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) in my town with its slogan 'Clean & Green ahmedabad - An AMC Promise' has truly come out with flying colors to celebrate the Environment Day with its round the year development to make the city clean and green. They have created 5 jogging parks, developed 15 new gardens, planted 7.04 lac trees in one year, removed 1,00,000 tonnes of dry mud from roads in just 8 months and covered up 7 lac houses for Door-to-door garbage. Isn't this so cool? Moreover, there has been an introduction to about 400 CNG Buses and this means, reduce in the rate of air pollution. Kudos to AMC!

Yet, environment is a major issue in India. Why India - all over the world. A recent Reuters news at Google says "Indian Air is highly polluted". Inefficient energy is the cause, says the World Bank.

Well, did you know that the Forest Dept. has made gardens in Jashodanagar, Maninagar area in Ahmedabad at the cost of 35 lacs with 400 trees in two groves, i.e. Panchvati van and Rashi Van. 24 trees are planted in the Rashi Van and these trees link to zodiac signs in Hindu scriptures. There are 39 trees in the Panchvati Van and these trees represent the five elements of nature.

Among the trees which have beneficial qualities in the Rashi van are:

Bili Tree:Gemini
Kher & Jamun:Taurus
Vad khakhro:Leo

The Panchvati van has five tree species i.e. Peepul, Banyan, Bili, Ashoka and Amla which represent the five elements of nature. Also there is a huge tree grove formed from Rudraksh tree, Bili and Chandan tree and this is pruned in the shape of a Shivling ( Shiv god is represented as Shiv Ling i.e. semi round shape). There is a Punit Van in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, in the same way and as a result many people are planting trees as per their zodiac signs. Even I am planning to plant trees as per the sun signs of my all family members.

Btw, Kidsfreesouls is associated to Earth Talk Column of Doug Moss since many years.Every week, The Editor Doug Moss answers your Questions related to environment. If you feel you have a question, send me or Doug Moss and he is sure to quip with a wise reply.

Here's a recent Question to Doug Moss from a reader and find his answer on Earth Talk Page: "I read somewhere that babies were being born nowadays with a number of man-made chemicals detected in their bloodstreams. This is pretty scary. How could it be?" - Sandra McGregor, Portland, OR

Doug Moss says:
“Body Burden,” a 2005 study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), found that American babies are born with hundreds of chemical contaminants in their bloodstreams. The findings are based on tests of samples of umbilical-cord blood taken by the American Red Cross from 10 babies, located in different part of the U.S., that were born in August and September of 2004. The most prevalent chemicals found in the newborns were mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA. - Read More

If you have any question related to environment, send me or Editor Doug Moss and you are sure to recieve a reply. Enjoy!

- ilaxi