The IndUS Network


January 2012

{mild} Winter Edition

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Editor's Desk

Are you Chionophobic?

Are you chionophobic? Someone who has an abnormal fear or dislike towards snow? You should be pretty gleeful this year as it has been a mild winter (so far) in US. Last year by this time the nature has dumped more than 36 inches of snow in North East. But, luckily this year, the winter has been kind and the temperature is hovering around 50 degree Farenheit in January. Let us hope the winter remains mild till April.

No one turns chionophobic in a day. In fact, for many the first snowfall is not an event, it is a magical event. However, the after effects of snow such as shoveling, digging, salting, sanding and snow driving over a period of time makes them to rethink their feeling towards snow. As Carl Reiner says, "I feel snow is an unnecessary freezing of water." Probably, we can support that thought as it would have drained away if it has not frozen.

In this issue, we have decided to compensate the lack of snow with some wintery picks. Along with those we have hand picked additional contents and riddles. Read, enjoy, share and enjoy your new year!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • And the 2011 "Word of the Year" is ...
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Read our health round up in "The Silent Vision Stealer..."
    • Learn about the germ infestation in "Sparkling Shopping Carts ... ".
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our best song picks for Wintery theme.
    • Added newly to this section a Jukebox for your continuous play. Listen to our picks.
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the funny video "Snow bloopers!"
    • Read the humor, "It is going to be one of the coldest winter ... "
    • Read the humor, "If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, follow a snow plow ..."
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the thought "How about few new year resolution ideas? Ordered A to Z ..."
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 20+ songs we reviewed for Wintery weather (pani) theme.
    • Listen to the 20+ best songs for Wintery weather (pani) theme.
    • Read the poem picks "Pani mazhai" in the Tamil poem section.
    • View our recommended tamil movie - Poraali - for this month.
  • In the new Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to include Oat into your family menu by learning how to make a Oat pancake (dosa).
  • Nuggets:
    • Don't miss to reflect on the thought and humor nuggets.
      - What is so unusual about this paragraph? - in Editor's desk section
      - Sign at an Optician's office ... - in Health section
      - Advice is like snow... - in Surfboard section
      - Hello, How is the patient doing? - in Reader's feedback section
      - Do you love riddles? Here are few ... in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video "How to keep up our New Year Resolutions ..."

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.

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What is so unusual about this paragraph?

"This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without any hints or coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for a bit, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Good luck!"

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Ans: The paragraph doesn’t contain a single letter “e”

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