Tuesday, May 27, 2008

There's a new fly in the ointment.

Time Magazine had a recent article entitled "Is Liberal Catholicism Dead?".

I think just asking the question gives one the answer. Here's what one says:

"For a couple of generations, progressivism was an [important] way to be Catholic."
Then he adds, "But I think the end of an era is here."

We can only hope.

Link to the article:


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Career for young Indian girl

Hello Girls,

If you are a 12th pass girl and want to know what are the career options available for you then following are some of my recommendation in India

1) Go For Computers
If you have a interest in Mathematics and computers then best option being a girl is to go for a computer science course. These days there are so many engineering colleges to do your Btech in CS . If you dont clear an entrance to get in some nice goverment college for Btech , don'y get disheartened. Since anyways there are fixes seats available. Dont waste your time unneccarily in dropping for an year and taking up exam next year rather try for other options. You can take up a good BSC + MSc in Computer science from nice prestigious college for eg Delhi University or any state university with good reputition. You can also go for a BCA + MCA which is equivalent to a Btech + masters.

2) Go for Finance
This is a fast catching up field. A Bcom+MBA.

3) Medical for the biology ones

(incomplete to be contd...)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day

Amidst the cookouts and fun, let's not forget all those who've given their lives to keep us free.

Skin care in Summers

In tropical countries summer stays longer than any other season. The hot and humid weather hampers usual activities so it becomes necessary to adopt an exclusive life style in this season.

While going out in sun
Always use umbrella made of sun protecting materials or cap and sunglass before going out. Use sunscreens that have SPF 15, at least half an hour before going out in sun. Try to use light full sleeve cotton garments to protect yourself from direct sunrays. May you like to adorn yourself in shirt-pant, sari or salwar, all the dresses should be cozy and have enough room for air circulation. Try wearing cool colours like white or mauve.

Cleansing program
Add a few drops of cologne or sandal oil in water before you bath. The freshness will continue the day long. Use deodorant or anti-perspirant. It lessens microbes that creates body odour at the same time its aroma suppress the small of sweat. Don't use powder. It blocks the pours of skin. As sweat could not come out of the body it hampers body's moisture balance. You may fell ill in the situation. You can use medicated powder in between fingers of foot to control perspiration.

Wash hair regularly during this sultry months with a mild shampoo. Use conditioner after shampooing. Don't use too much of hair drier it will make hair rough. Dry hair in fan after returning from work.

Clean face at least 4-5 times preferably with a transparent face wash. Splash your face with cold rosewater as many times as possible. Make a pack of sandelwood paste and neem leaves to apply over pimples to get relief. Rub heat rashes with ice cube then apply sandalwood paste. Rub your face before taking bath with a piece of watermelon and see how it glows. Even after this if you suffer from heat rash, don't prick. If problem becomes complex it is better to consult your doctor.

Beauty tips for this season
Use a scrubber of methi (fenugreek) powder, sandalwood powder, and rice powder. Don't mix the powders. Before washing face take a few pinch of each variety and mix with water. Then apply over face, keep for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Watch how it cleanse your face. After returning from sun apply this solution. Mix two spoon of plain yogurt, few drops of lime, and a small amount of honey. Wash the solution after 10-15 minutes to minimize suntan. To refresh after a hectic day practice this. Add two spoon of grated mouri, 1spoon of ajwan, half spoon of camphor in a big container of boiling water. Take the vapour covering your face with a towel in closed eyes for 10 minutes. Splash ice cold water and dry up with a towel gently. Make a pack with a spoon of sandalwood powder, a spoon of fuller earth (multani Mitti), a spoon of neem paste and rose water. apply the pack over the pimples and keep for half an hour, then wash with cold water.Mix 1 spoon paste of poppy seeds, 1 spoon rice powder,1 spoon powder of masoor (lentil), half spoon of sandalwood powder, half spoon of fullers earth (multani),2 spoon of methi (fenugreek) powder with rose water. Apply all over the face and let it dry. Once dried remove by rubbing gently in an upward and outward motion. Finally wash off with cold water. If you have a oily skin apply a pack of sandalwood and multani mitti before going to bed. Don't prick or squeeze pimples.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The fight against Latin continues...

Some dioceses actually care about rebuilding Catholic identity. Some, like San Diego, look to erect more and more roadblocks to this restoration. Read all about San Diego's shenanigans over at Father Z's blog:


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Piero Marini keeps trying...

He just can't accept that the "great renewal" has been a complete bust. But he'll keep up the facade as long as there are people who'll listen.

Read more about it over at the Roman Catholic Blog: