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Dec 2012

Buh-Bye 2012, Welcome 2013!

In this edition

It happened in 2012: Taxis sit in a flooded lot after Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The storm claimed at least 40 lives in the United States and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S.

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Editor's Desk

Buh-Bye Doomsday, Happy New Year !

Dear reader,

Happy New Year!

As Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote:

"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."

We wish all your dreams to come true in this new year!

Now that we have survived the widely reported Mayan's doomsday, what next? Don't relax, the next doomsday prediction on the internet is for 2830 when the earth is expected to implode! So, what happened? Why the doomsday did not occur? Read more from the IndUS Network's eMagazine's 2010 April article "Year 2830, What is the significance?". As it logically sounded, Mayans stopped creating calendar beyond 2012 for some reasons known only to them. A modern day researcher studying these artifacts came out with his own interpretaion of the reason behind this action - end of the world. What ever the reason was, our capitalistic society took advantage of this doomsday interpretation to create a movie, t-shirts, hats, doomsday and post doomsday (survivor) parties. If Mayans have been able to predict the end of the world then they would have predicted their own demise through Spanish invasion. Bottomline, we had a worst apocalypse! Let us hope year 2830 apocalypse does not fizzle out like 2012!

Year 2012 saw its own ups and downs. Arab Springs are slowly turning into reality with many countries returning to democracy. 30th Olympics and Para-Olympics was successfully completed. Fiscal cliff in US is averted. Global economy did not worsen and grew at a very small rate. 20 Children and 8 Elementary school teachers lost their life to a rampaging gun man at Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated North East US, 6 people died at Wisconsin's Sikh temple shooting, 17 people died at India's Chhath festival stampede while 32 people died in Costa Concordia wreck.

From the IndUS Network perspective we had another great year of readership. We have maintained our position from last year with half-a-million shy hits for 2012. Our vistors have increased by 49% and our download has increased by 53%. We thank you for your readership and looking forward to your patronage in coming years.

In this edition, we have covered doomsday humor, 2012 events, 2012 best song and video picks and about life's miracles. In the health section we have covered information on Pancreatic cancer and the debate around Asperger syndrome and violence. Read, enjoy and share the magazine with your network!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • Yes. It happened in 2012. Were you paying attention?
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Learn about Pancreatic Cancer in the article "Silent Cancer"
    • Learn about the on-going debate - "Asperger Syndrome: a renewed interest. Is this related to violent behavior?"
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our English song Picks - Best of 2012 (Jul - Dec)!
    • Listen to the picked songs continuously with our Jukebox!
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the clip - "Red Laser-Quick Facts..."
    • Read the humor, "God will Save Me?"
    • Read the humor, "If I made a Doomsday Device..."
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the story"How much do Miracles cost?"
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 40+ songs we reviewed for Best of 2012 (Jul-Aug) theme!
    • new Anniversary Special: Enjoy the video picks continuously, on-demand in our new video channel.
    • Listen to the 40+ best songs for 'Best of 2012 (Jul-Aug)" in Jukebox.
    • Read the tamil poem picks "Athisayam" and "Pudumai"
  • In the Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to make "Candied Orange Peel" at home.
  • Nuggets:
    • Don't miss to reflect on the 2012 highlights.
      - "Pomp and Peagent continued in 2012 ..."- in Editor's desk section
      - "Exposure to cell phone radiation during pregnancy can cause hyperactivity and inattention" and "Staggering Autism numbers in US ...." - in Health section
      - "Top baby names in 2012 ..." - in Surfboard section
      - "2012 Scandal: Petraeus Scandal and Internet Security"- in Reader's footprint section
      - "A new beginning in 2012: Unskewing skewed polls" - in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video "Doomsday Inventors"

As always, we are very confident that you will enjoy our picks. Write your feedback about this issue by clicking on the email icon. We value your opinion, thoughts and time.

Pomp and Peagent continued in 2012 ...


2012 marked 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Elizabeth II came to the throne on February 6 1952, with her coronation taking place on June 2 1953. England celebrated this Diamond Jubilee occassion with pomp and peagent. A reported 10.5 million pounds was spent for this celebration. This expense in addition to the expense for hosting the 30th Olympics. Sounds like a novel financial stimulus plan for the country!

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