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Four and 4ward: Fourth Anniversary Edition !

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Four and 4ward: Fourth Anniversary edition

This edition marks another milestone for the IndUS Network - FOUR years of entertaining, edutaining and enriching Indian community in US, India and across the four corners of the world. Thank you for your unstinting love, support and effort to spread good word about the IndUS Network to the four winds. We are looking 4ward to your strong support to further soar in the coming years!

Do you know that the number 4 represents the lowest 'Honest Number' in math? A number is defined honest if it can be written using the same number of letters using English alphabets. In this case the number 4 is written as FOUR which has exactly four letters - F, O, U, R! There are other numbers which can be written using the same number of letters that the number represent - example: 8 (two cubed), 11 (nine plus two). In fact, any number greater than or equal to thirteen can be written using the same number of letter as the number represent. Curious? Look for proof here.

Number four occupies a special place in our world. There are 4 seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter), 4 directions (north, south, east, west), 4 moon phases (full moon, gibbous, crescent, new moon), 4 nitrogenous bases in a DNA (Adenine, Thyamine, Cytosine, Guanine), 4 legs for many animals, 4 degree Celsius - the average temperature of the oceans. Our playing cards has a suit for four (heart,diamond, clover/club, spade), bee has four wings, a lucky clover has 4 leaves, pop music is in 4/4 time scale, cricket has four umpires (Fourth umpire is also known as reserve umpire who will step in as an umpire if anything happens to 3 umpires. In addition, he perform duties like bringing on the new ball, carrying drinks to the on-field umpires, checking light meter batteries and observing the pitch during the lunch and tea intervals to make sure there is no interference.) On the other end of the spectrum, in Japan, China and few other Asiatic culture 4 is considered inauspicious and hence shunned!

In this edition, we have picked contents around 'four' to mark the completion of our fourth anniversary. We are confident that you will find these contents entertaining, edu-taining and enriching. Now, read, enjoy and share the magazine with your network!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • "Vanished ... Four world events which still remains a mystery" ... dedicated to family members who are going through the emotional roller coaster of the loss of Malaysian Airlines MH370.
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • "Fourth common cancer worldwide" - Gastric Cancer awareness!
    • "Are you a mom with four or more kids?", Recent study links 4+ mom to heart disease.
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our English song Picks - Love - to thank your love and support for this eMagazine !
    • Listen to the picked songs continuously with our Jukebox!
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the clip - "Four words for your life!" - You would have definitely heard these four words in life. Some words to think about.
    • Read the humor, "One in four ..."
    • Read the humor quote, "After four years, there is no need to do any housework at all ... "
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the story "Bring confidence to the fore !"
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 15+ songs to mark our Fourth (naalu, naangu) Anniversary!
    • Enjoy the video picks continuously, on-demand in our new video channel.
    • Listen to the song picks continuously in Jukebox.
    • Read the tamil poem picks "Naalam varuda pathippu"
  • In the Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to make "Flourless peanut butter cookies with Four ingredients" at home.
  • Nuggets:
    • Enjoy our inpirational quote to improve your resolve on your year's resolution
      - "Four legs of a horse ... "- in Editor's desk section
      - "Four walls ...", "Give me four years to teach ..." - in Health section
      - "Age appears to be best in four things ..." - in Surfboard section
      - "You better cut the pizza in four pieces ... "- in Reader's footprint section
      - "We are evaluated and classified only by these four ways ..." - in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video, "Life in four minutes: If we could see inside others' hearts ..."

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

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Four legs of a horse ...


“If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.”

—Vern McLellan

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