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How to Backup and Archive your Facebook

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This post deals with one of the topics that I think all users of Facebook struggle with – How to backup their extensive data! Since in today’s society, half our lives are on Facebook, we of course would love to backup all the chaos that

Kim Kardashian’s wedding!

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Is it sad that while everyone else was wondering what Kim Kardashian wore to her wedding, I was thinking “I wonder if she got her guests to sign a privacy agreement.” Law school has definitely taken over my brain. I read a case about Catherine

Evacuation Zones for Hurricane Irene

I’ve been hunting around the internet to locate good lists of the evacuation zones for Hurricane Irene 2011.  Surprisingly the task is harder to do than anticipated.  So, for those of you who are having difficulty I have made a list of the useful links

Stand Up Comics

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Today’s blog topic is stand up comics.  I’m not sure who my favorite is or even if I have just one.  I’d name Russel Peters, Dana Carvey, Dane Cook, Kathy Griffin, and Wanda Sykes as comics I adore and never get sick off.  They all

Lady Gaga and Bollywood

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Hey Blog readers! You all probably know that I’m a big fan of music, movies, and dance (if you didn’t know, you know now!) So, you can guess how elated I was that Lady Gaga (one of my favorite artists) has shared her love of

Mr. Bean does Bhangra

The one thing I truly loved about the summer was going to England.  Why?  Well for starters, I have a ton of family there – aunts, uncles, cousins – and some lovely friends too.  However, when I was really little, I also looked forward to the trips so I could catch Mr. Bean episodes!  They are all so hilarious!  So, it’s no surprise that when I stumbled upon this vid I was elated.  Whoever spliced Mr. Bean and the bhangra clip together is a genius!  It’s a perfect fit.  I actually saw this video a few years back, but obviously I was without a blog then.  So, enjoy!

Dominos! Dominos!

Some people are either crazy… or have too much time… but after watching these vids I think you’ll believe both are true! 😛

Dance like no one is watching?

This video speaks for itself. ;P

If you don’t have time to watch both, watch this video and skip to the 2 min mark. #facepalm

I am easily amused…

I probably should have spent today reading for class, but I ended up Youtube surfing. Came across this interesting video by the Japanese. If I could visit one place in the world it would definitely be Japan! Check out how synchronized these guys are!

Two hilarious vids, by two cute guys.

These guys are hilarious!!  They pretty much capture the essence and energy of bhangra. Maybe they need to start entering Bhangra competitions! :)

Check out both vids:

 

How to Dance When You’re High – 1

 

How to Dance When You’re High – 2

Largest Bread in the World

This is pretty damn gigantic… not sure how he’s able to kneed this to be so big! I wish he were making pizzas instead cuz that would be one delicious pizza!

Funny Video of the Day

This is highly amusing to watch… look at her face too lol!

Kim Kardashian files for divorce?

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Oh TMZ, what would we all do without you!  The entertainment website broke the news earlier today that Kim Kardashian’s much hyped fairy tale wedding did not have the happy ending she dreamed off.

 

It’s really sad, but in this case, it was obvious (anyone who saw this season will agree) that this marriage wasn’t going to last long.  I thought it would last longer than 2 months.

 

This is Kim’s second marriage and second divorce.  Earlier, she had gotten married at the young age of 19, but that didn’t last.  Now, poor Kim, seemed to love the idea of getting married at 30, but this wasn’t her soul mate… and he was no prince.  On the reality show, Kris came across as brash, arrogant, and confrontational – three traits you would never want in your soul mate.

 

Plus, Kim’s family was not the biggest fan of Kris, with Khloe being the most vocal about it. After all, she was looking after her sis’ interests.  As Khloe said in one of the episodes, even if the two got a divorce, Kris had “nothing to lose” and “everything to gain.”  Kim filed earlier this morning citing “irreconcilable difference” as the reason for the divorce.  Apparently, Kris wanted to move to Minnesota while Kim wanted to stay in L.A. near her family.  She also felt she could best continue to promote her image and get jobs in L.A (which makes sense since CA is entertainment central).  It’s surprising this issue wasn’t discussed prior to the marriage, but considering the two barely knew each other when they married, it’s not THAT surprising.

 

It’s so sad that the marriage did not last.  I wasn’t the biggest Kris fan, but I was hoping Kim found happiness.  Oh well, hopefully, the future will bring Kim a Prince and not an Ogre (*disclaimer* not trying to make a dig at Kris).

 

Image Credit: Todd Williamson/WireImage.com

 

Please see further details at TMZ:

 

 

Diwali officially recognized in the US

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First, I would just like to say a very Happy Diwali to all my readers, friends, and family!  I hope the New Year brings you health, wealth, and everything you desire!

Secondly, I wanted to share this awesome news with you!  The Congress of the US has officially passed a resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the Indian festival of Diwali.

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali is the Indian “festival of lights” that is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November.  The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” which translates into “row of lamps”. During the festival, one lights small clay lamps or diyas to signify the triumph of light/good over darkness/evil).  Hindus believe the Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity) will enter their homes and bless them if these lamps are kept lit over night.  One typically clean’s their house to make Lakshmi feel extra welcome.  Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirits. Diwali is best celebrated with friends and family who make special cuisine and sweets during the week.

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.  For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.  Diwali is celebrated for 5 days.

Check out the legislation below:

H.RES.439 — Recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali. (Introduced in House – IH)
 

HRES 439 IH

 

112th CONGRESS
 

1st Session
 

H. RES. 439
Recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 

October 14, 2011
Mr. CROWLEY submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


 

RESOLUTION
Recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.

Whereas for millions of Indian Americans, Diwali is a time for thanksgiving and prayer for health, knowledge and peace;

Whereas Diwali, a festival of great significance to Indian Americans, is celebrated annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists throughout the United States;

Whereas Diwali is a festival of lights, during which celebrants light small oil lamps, place them around the home, and pray for health, knowledge and peace;

Whereas celebrants of Diwali believe that the rows of lamps symbolize the light within the individual that rids the soul of the darkness of ignorance;

Whereas Diwali falls on the last day of the last month in the lunar calendar and is celebrated as a day of thanksgiving and the beginning of the New Year for many Hindus;

Whereas for Hindus, Diwali is a celebration of the return of god following the vanquishing of demonic forces;

Whereas for Sikhs, Diwali is feted as the day on which the sixth founding Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, was released from captivity by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir;

Whereas for Jains, Diwali marks the anniversary of the attainment of Nirvana by Lord Mahavira, the last of the Tirthankaras (founders of the Jain philosophy); and

Whereas Diwali is a celebration of great importance in Indian American communities throughout the United States: Now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved,

     That the House of Representatives–

 

      (1) recognizes the historical and religious significance of Diwali;

 

      (2) in observance of Diwali, the festival of lights, expresses its deepest respect for Indian Americans and the Indian Diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion;

 

      (3) recognizes and appreciates the religious diversity in both India and the United States and throughout the world; and

 

        (4) acknowledges and supports the relationship of collaboration and respect between the United States and India.

Amit Gupta Bone Marrow Drive

Reproduced from my article on URBANASIAN.COM
Many of you may know (or some may not) that Amit Gupta (son of Suman and Dr. Arvind Gupta), an entrepreneur, needs a bone marrow donor from South Asian Community (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka).  The age group for donors should be 18 – 60 years.  Amit is currently undergoing chemo, but it is essential to find him a bone marrow match. The process of testing for a match is a simple swab test.  Amit took to Tumblr and social media to spread awareness of his need for a bone marrow donor.  On Twittter,  #ISwabbedForAmit, is the hash tag associated with this search.

 

 

 

When Amit’s doctor called him, he was brief, “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”  Share Amit, “I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.”

 

This Friday, there will be a bone marrow drive in NYC.  We at UrbanAsian urge those of you in the area to please go to the drive in case you are a match.  There are not many South Asian bone marrow donors, so it is especially important to go to the event.  The test to find if you are a match is noninvasive – it’s just a simple swab test.  If you are found to be a match, you can still refuse to give your bone marrow, but we hope you will donate if you are a match.

 

Details for the NY Bone Marrow Drive:
412 Broadway, Floor 2
New York, 10013-3594
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM (ET)

PLEASE R.S.V.P AT http://brownbones.eventbrite.com/
Details for the CT Bone Marrow Drive:
Saturday Oct 15, 2011
10:00 am to 1:00pm
Hindu Cultural Center
96 Chapel St , Stratford, CT 06614

Dr. Vijay Chhabra, Clinical Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine, Oncology Hematology Care of CT will be there to answer any questions that you may have along with getting the sample to send for testing.