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Director and famous cinematographer Manmohan Singh is back with his 4th movie “Dil Apna Punjabi” after making Jee aayan nu, Asa Nu Maan watna da and Yaaran Naal Baharan. Pointless to mention that all the three movie were big hits not only in Punjab but in the very important overseas markets of Canada, England and US.

So “Dil Apna Punjabi” is also expected to be a super hit. The movie got released worldwide on September 1st, 2006 and people are lining up to catch this movie on the big screens. Manmohan Singh is truly the father of modern Punjabi cinema and is one of the most important persons responsible for reviving the Punjabi film industry along with Gurdass Maan.

“Dil Apna Punjabi” is the first Punjabi Film to be produced by any Bollywood Production house, i.e. Tips It stars Harbhajan Mann as main actor, Neeru Bajwa, Deep Dhillion, Kawaljit, Amar Noori and Dara Singh. The film “Dil Apna Punjabi” is a look at village life in Punjab from about the mid 1980’s. The old family system consisting of great-grandfathers and other generations living harmoniously under one roof provides the backdrop for human emotions in the changing times. The movie is set in the lively village of modern day Punjab, where a joint family spanning over four generations lives under one roof… a family which is united by values, tradition and warmth… headed by Sardar Hardam Singh (Dara Singh). His grandson, Kanwal (Harbhajan Mann) is a man of his heart… who idles most of his time with a group of friends… a village musical troupe. Love strucks Kanwal… when he meets Ladi (Neeru Bajwa) at a common relative, Faujan’s (Amar Noorie) place, the only one to know about their budding romance, and who in turn makes their love match seem as an arranged proposal to their respective families.

However, when their families meet, they are discouraged due to Kanwal’s in-ambitious approach. Love and dignity forces Kanwal to seek his identity, and destiny takes him to U.K., where in his life comes Lisa (Mahek Chahal), a U.K. youth icon. Lisa is drawn towards Kanwal’s charm and simplicity, and notices a spark in him… and an exciting journey to stardom begin, where after Lisa nurtures feelings for Kanwal. (more…)

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A man returns home after office hours during heavy rain in downtown Kuala Lumpur. India’s board admitted there have been heavy downpours in the evening over the last few weeks, September 11, 2006. It looks like another Sri Lanka kind of series where the whole series might be washed out. Don’t understand why don’t cricket boards check weather conditions before organizing these events.

 

Courtsey: Cricinfo

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Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

banana3.jpg Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combine d with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has pr oven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MI ND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 2 00 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action on, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing g swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. banana1.jpg

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan

Smoking &Tobacco Use:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body rec over from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twic e the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

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