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2011 March Edition: Women Special

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Century in Women's Celebration ...

March 9th, 2011 marked the 100th year in celebrating the"International Women's Day" also referred to as IWD. A century of celebration to recognize the women's contribution to life, society and political fabric speaks a lot about the maturity of the modern human society.

Now, IWD is an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

While many countries use this day to recognize the role of women in our society, few use this to promote the social and political equality (also known as feminist movement) for women. The women's political and social equality movement has come a long way in the past 100 years. Now we have women participating in every imaginable sector and women leaders heading corporations and government in developed countries. However, this is still an issue in many developing and poor countries where women struggle to obtain basic freedom. Let us wish the IWD organization to take more roots and help these women to win their basic women's rights. As Roseanne Barrin said, "The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." Remember Ladies and Girls, never let the hand you hold to hold you down.

In this issue, we have hand picked contents to recognize and celebrate the 100 years in the International Women's day celebration.

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • Women have been ruling kingdoms in the ancient world. Now, women are winning elections to gain the positions of power. How much are you familiar with the current women leaders of the world. Try to recognize them.
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Read the information on "Preventive Health Screening for Women".
    • Learn how to "Protect your kidneys and save your hear" in the Kidney Awareness section
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to the song picks with the Woman theme.
  • In the Short Story:
    • Read the story "Divine Love ..." based on a Greek mythology.
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the funny video "Men's brain Vs Women's brain"
    • Read the humor, "Don't try these efficiency techniques at home... "
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the thought "One problem with the women ..."
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 25 songs we reviewed for Women theme!
    • Listen to the Women (Penn) songs continuously using our Jukebox.
    • Read the poem pick "Penn" in the Tamil poem section.
  • Nuggets:
    • Don't miss to read the humor and thoughts on man and woman in the following sections
      • Main page - "Silent Treatment"
      • Health - "Inviting your friend for a supper" and "Poker is not the only game ..."
      • Seriously Funny - "Doctor, now give me the medical term for my problem ... "
      • Surfboard - "Love and Understanding ..."
      • Reader's feeback - "Safer Conversations ..."
      • Your feedback - "Last word in every argument ..."
  • Additional Bonus Videos:
    • Watch our additional bonus videos in the following sections.
      • Reader's Feedback - Watch the humor - "Why we insure women only ..."
      • Your Feedback - Watch the Tsunami video - "Our hearts go to the people of Japan"

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Silent Treatment

A couple were having problems and were giving each other the 'silent treatment'. Then the man realized he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 am for an early morning drive to a golf match.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and so lose the 'war'), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 am."
The next morning, he woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 am and that his friends would have left without him.
Furious, he was about to go see why his wife hadn't awakened him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 am. Wake up."
Men simply are not equipped for these kind of contests.