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Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Falak, a cursed angel

Ten facts about Baby Falak

NDTV Correspondent, Updated: January 30, 2012 15:15 IST

New Delhi:  A battered two-year-old baby is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit of Delhi's AIIMS hospital. As the nation watches a heart-rending story unfold in shock and horror, here are 10 facts about the child we now know as baby Falak.

Who is baby Falak?

A two-year-old baby was brought to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 18 with severe head injuries, fractured arms and human bite marks all over her. A minor girl who brought her to the hospital reportedly told doctors that the baby had fallen from her bed, but doctors said that claim did not match with the injuries seen on the child's body. The child is fighting for her life ever since in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. She has been named Falak, or sky, by the staff looking after her.

What is baby Falak suffering from?

Doctors monitoring the two-year-old say she is a victim of the "battered baby syndrome" and is likely to have been abused by a close relative. They say that though they see many cases of child trauma brought to the Emergency at AIIMS, a case of a young baby being willfully battered this way is rare in India.

"This is the trauma centre," said Dr Sumit Sinha at Delhi's AIIMS hospital. "We see bad cases on a daily basis. But I have never seen this kind of a 'battered baby condition... with the intention of injury."

The "battered baby syndrome" has been reported more in Western countries, say the doctors.

What is baby Falak's medical condition?

She has had two cardiac arrests, but the latest medical bulletin from AIIMS says that baby Falak is fighting hard. Despite her severe injuries, doctors say she has improved today; they report some voluntary movement and she is said to be off ventilator support for now. Doctors had earlier today given her a 30-40 per cent chance of survival. They say there is likely brain damage; her head injuries could be a result of being dashed against a wall, they say.

Who brought Falak to AIIMS?

The baby was brought to AIIMS by a 15-year old girl, who initially allegedly told doctors that Falak was her baby, and that her injuries were the result of a fall from her bed. The doctors called the police. The teen has been placed in a juvenile home, and has been interviewed at length by members of the Child Welfare Committee.

What do doctors say about the teen?

The minor girl who brought Falak to hospital has reportedly told members of the Child Welfare Committee that she has been sexually abused by a man she eloped with last year.  Medical tests to determine her condition will be reported on January 31st.  Doctors say her abuse may have traumatized the teen into battering the baby she was looking after.

What does the police say about the teen?

The police claim that the 15-year-old has said she was sexually abused by the man with whom she eloped. A senior cop also said that the police were "not ruling out the possibility that someone close to her sexually abused her in the past." They cliam that the girl was reported missing from home about a year ago; her mother dead when she was very young.

How did the 15-year-old have baby Falak with her?

The Delhi Police believes that the teen's boyfriend got the baby from a woman he knew, who in turn had been entrusted with Falak by a woman who works as a domestic helper, who could possibly be her biological mother.   The man involved has reportedly left the city for Mumbai - he is allegedly married and has moved back in with his family there.

What are the chain of events that the police is trying to knit together?

The police is working on the premise that the baby exchanged hands thrice before coming to the minor's 20-year-old boyfriend. The police say that the baby was initially with the domestic helper, who left her with a friend. This friend, the police say, is believed to have left the baby with another woman, a welder with whom the minor's boyfriend worked. The police investigations have reportedly revealed that the boyfriend got the baby from the welder a month ago. But when he left for Mumbai two weeks ago, the police conjecture, the teen slipped into depression. The cops say that could have made her batter the baby.

What has police action in the case been so far?

Three people have been detained by the Delhi Police and are reportedly being put through DNA tests to determine their links to Baby Falak. The police have registered two separate cases  one about the teenage girl who was reported missing from home about a year ago, and the other about the infant being battered. Police teams are conducting raids to find the key accused.


Additional Commissioner of Police,  Ajay Choudhury,said: "The girl has given a statement in front of the magistrate, in which she accuses the man she was living with. We are investigating those accusations and the police is searching for that man. The police is also investigating about the two-year-old baby...The kind of family the young girl comes from, her mother having died in her childhood, we cannot rule out the possibility that she must've gone through some kind of sexual abuse in her past. If the girl takes a name, we shall take action against him as well."




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Double treate for sky gazers.

Double celestial treat for sky gazers tomorrow

Press Trust of India, Updated: January 25, 2012 15:31 IST

New Delhi:  Sky gazers are in for a double celestial treat on the evening of Republic Day-- apart from seeing our natural satellite's ashen glow, they will also see Venus and Moon converge into a beautiful conjunction.

"Moon's ashen glow or 'the old Moon in the new Moon's arms' takes place when sunlight is reflected from the Earth to one side of the Moon due to which it appears to glow faintly and the entire orb of the satellite is dimly visible," said Director of Nehru Planetarium (Nehru Centre) Arvind Paranjpye. The phenomenon is also known as Earthshine, SPACE Director C B Devgun said.

"The glow on the dark portion of the crescent Moon is known as earthshine," he said.

Apart from the moon's ashen glow, astro-enthusiasts will also be able to witness a conjunction of thin crescent Moon and Venus tomorrow night.

"Venus can be seen shining brilliantly above the western horizon after the sunset," Paranjpye said.

Conjunction, also known as appulse, is a phenomenon in which celestial bodies appear near one another as seen from Earth.

"The bright pair of the planet and the moon can be seen with naked eyes," Planetary Society of India General Secretary N Sri Raghunandan Kumar said.

Both the Moon and Venus will appear very near to each other, he said


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Highlighting row based on particular value in Excell

Dear Colleagues,

Very Frequently I’ve come across this requirement when I’m asked to suggest Excel formatting solution where a user needs to highlight the complete row based on some particular value in another column/cell in the same Excel workbook.

The solution is very simple, this formula applied in “Conditional Formatting” will do the trick……  =INDIRECT("ColumnNo"&ROW())="Value"

1.       Go to Conditional Formatting (option),
2.       Select “Use formula” (option),
3.       Enter the above formula with appropriate ColumnNo & Value,

4.       Select the range to which this Formatting should be applied…
And u’re done.

Contact me in-case of further clarification(s).

G.S Virdi

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ek maut un-kahi.

Ek maut….. Un-kahi si

Mujhe istemal kar ke mere apne kehtey hai,
Sirf Tumhare sath he hum khush rehtey hai.

Piyar toh mujh se bahut hai unko….
Fir bhi naye rishton ki chahat rakhtey hai.

Dil-e-nadan ki baton ke bahar aa kar deikhein to…
Hum apni marzi se kuch nahi kar saktey hai.

Kaise samjhau unhe apni majboori ka sabab,
Meri lakh chahaton ki bavjoot eh-kismat…
Abb to mere laffz bhi un tak nahi pahuchtey hai.

Dil mein paddi apni mohobatt ki laash ko,
Hum chah kar bhi zinda nahi kar saktey hai.

Aaj har jasbaat mar chuke hai jab dil mein mere,
Wapas aa jao tum…. Jane kiyu mujhe kehtey hai.

…. …. ….

Wrote it on 19th Nov2011, and I'm not sure why I decided to share it today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Importance of Understanding a person.....

The Scene: A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery.


He answered the call as fast as he could, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled: 'Why did you take all this time to come? Don't you have a sense of responsibility? The doctor smiled and said 'I am sorry, I wasn't in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call and now I wish you would calm down so that I can do my work'


'Calm down! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now, what will you do? said the father angrily. The doctor smiled again and replied doctors cannot prolong lives, go and intercede for your son and we will do our best by God's grace. 'Giving advises when we are not concerned is so easy, murmured the father'.


The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy, thank goodness your son is saved and without waiting for the father's reply, he carried on his way running, 'if you have any question, ask the nurse'. The man (father) was so relieved and happy to hear about the good news of this son’s health, but he was still not able to hold on to his anger because of Dr.’s hasty behavior. Why is he so arrogant? He couldn't wait some minutes so I can ask about my son's stability, commented the father after the doctor left.


The nurse answered with tears running down her face, his son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son's surgery and now that he saved your son's life he left running to finish his son's burial'.



No need of lectures here, I’m sure everybody understood the moral of this post. J

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Punishments in Sikhism.


Italian Sikh devotee gets punishment for not respecting “Guru Granth Sahib”


Amritsar, Jan 3 (PTI) The Akal Takht today meted out ''Tankah'' (religious punishment) to an Italian Sikh devotee for failing to respect the holy text and insulting SPGC members.

Acting on the complaint filed by SGPC general Secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and Secretary Dalmegh Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh announced ''Tankah'' to Italian Sikh devotee Sant Harwant Singh Daduwal here.

The duo had lodged complaint with the Akal Takht that while they were in Italy to deliver copies of the Sikh holy book they were insulted and Daduwal had misbehaved with them.

According to the decree, Daduwal has been ordered to à “clean utensils, dust shoes and recite the holy text of Guru Granth Sahib in a gurdwara of Italy besides offering Rs 1,100 in the Sikh shrine”.

PS: I’ve updated the title line of this news article, bcoz the person who wrote that article forgot that Sikhs treat this holy Granth as the Guru itself. So Granth sahib should be mentioned with respect. J


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I'm Sorry Facebook.

Dear Anonymous Readers,

Today I’m sharing another important idea which came into my mind on 1st Jan 2012.

I’ve decided to reduce the use of FaceBook, which means that I will now be having more time to put attention into my blog. I was just thinking: What exactly I’m doing on FB? I’m not at all a popular/favorite person…. So the only option for me is to write something on my wall, and wait for somebody to comment on it. Like always: when nobody comments…. Then I start checking on my friend’s walls.

But I can do this on my blog too…. I write & share something here, and will start my endless wait for anonymous readers to comment something. As usual when nobody comments on my blogs…. I can surf other blogs & subscribe to them. This way I can get news of new posts on other blogs too.

I feel it’s best to stay in my own small world and keep twinkling like a little star in the darkness of night. I’m not sad to be alone…. I had been alone since my childhood, many people came… turned into friends… and separated. Staying alone is like a normal part of my life.  So I sat and thought about it…… if I have to stay alone everywhere, then why stay alone in crowds of strangers????

I don’t want to force myself & my friendship on anybody…. And in an effort to try to stick to my limits, here I’m returning back to my Blogs. If anybody like to talk/listen/write to me then u’re welcome to share ur thoughts/beliefs here, or just let me know url of ur blog so that I can join u there. We can communicate in any medium u like.


Stay Blessed, healthy & Safe,


Eternal Bliss

Dear Friends, I feel so happy to share that while sleeping god came in my dream & Blessed me. He Said....