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New Year Eve with skydiving show

Good morning friends, Happy and prosperous New Year from Dhirendra. I wish New Year brings new and positive energy in the life of all. Things look positive in first two day of 2009. Indian stock market also responded with more than 200 point gain on first day trading of 2009.


Our New Year eve was with skydiving show at kakaria Lake. Around 75000 amdavadis got a gift on New Year’s Eve as they got to see breath-taking stunts by para-troopers who dived from 6,000 feet and set their Drop zone as Kankaria Lake on Wednesday. I and my family were there at Kankaria lake and view big balloons and advertising balloons. The view of advertising balloons in the sky makes my son happy. I tell him to show helium balloons and advertising blimps when we are going to visit to US in 2009.  At kankaria Lake, it was combination of experience and youth. When 3 divers of different age group with different experience jump in to sky and later diving into the water makes all viewer exited.


Everyone greeted their sight in the sky and later applauded their death-defying stunt on their return to ground. My son was so exited to view them. He used to view that in TV and cartoon serials. He view paratroopers live. I like to give Credit to kankaria carnival which makes it possible for all to view such thrilling events in live. I want to say to Gujarat government to keep it up and have such public entertainment event again and again.



Lord Paul creats History


Good afternoon friends, something we should take produe again. NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul scripted history by becoming the first Asian to preside over the proceedings in the House of Lords, which co-incidentally witnessed an absorbing debate on Mumbai terror attacks and Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning century against England.


Participating in the 150-minute long debate on Thursday, Chairman of the UK-India Business Council Lord Karan Bilimoria congratulated Lord Paul on his appointment as the Deputy Speaker of the House and said that Non-Resident Immigrants in Britain were now reaching the top positions in every field.


Several Peers walked up to Lord Paul on assuming the high office as he sat on the woolsack, a large red seat stuffed with wool, at the front of the Lords Chamber. Lady Aruna Paul witnessed the proceedings from the special gallery.


Conferred the Peerage in 1996 and honoured with the Padma Bhushan by President of India in 1983, 77-year-old Lord Paul is one of the most famous Indian origin entrepreneurs based in Britain.


He is the founder of the multinational company Caparo, the UK-based steel and engineering group, with an annual turnover of 1.5 billion pounds.


Lord Bilimoria said that he thoroughly enjoyed the recent Chennai Test between India and England and was overjoyed when Sachin Tendulkar scored a century and India won the tie, Sachin dedicating the century to the people of India.


He said despite the recent terrorists’ attacks and all India’s challenges and complexities, these difficulties would not hold back India’s “unstoppable momentum”.


Hyderabad-born Lord Bilimoria commended India for its restraint in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and said the attacks were not just an attack on Mumbai but an attack on the US, Israel and Britain.

India regain Border-Gavaskar trophy after historic win

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INDIA PROVES AGAIN. India beat Australia in fourth and final test match and wins the series with 2-0. India wins back Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India thrashed Australia by 172 runs.  This moment come for us after four years.


India on Monday gave ample proof of its status as a dominant force in world cricket as they thrashed Australia by 172 runs in the fourth and final cricket Test to regain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy after a gap of four years in Nagpur on Monday.


After setting the visitors a daunting target of 382 for victory, the Indians exploited a turning fifth day track to skittle out the Aussies for 209 just before the tea break to wrap up the four-match series with a 2-0 margin.

It turned out to be a perfect gift for Sourav Ganguly by his teammates in his farewell Test as they knocked out the Aussies in just about two sessions of play on the last day.


Only Matthew Hayden stood bravely amidst the ruins with a 93-ball 77 as the Indian bowlers ripped through the batting line up to bring an end to the Australian innings rather quickly.


Leg spinner Amit Mishra (4/64) and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (3/27) were the main destructors for the hosts who made amends for losing the home series 1-2 in the 2004-05 series.


The opening Test was drawn before India thumped the world’s highest-ranked team by a huge 320 runs in the second Test at Mohali to take a 1-0 lead which they maintained coming into this Test following the drawn third encounter at Delhi.


Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who took over the reins from Kumble who retired after the third match of the series at the Ferozshah Kotla, thus continued his golden run at the helm to lead the team to a third straight win in as many matches.


He had led India to wins over South Africa, earlier this year, and at Mohali as stand-in captain for Kumble.

Dow below 9,000; worst day since 1987

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I was reading on international financial condtion and word stock market. I read Dow below 9,000; worst day since 1987. Yesterday was the worst day at Dow Jones. The Dow and the benchmark S&P 500 suffered their worst one-day per centage drops since 1987.

Wall Street had its worst day since the 1987 stock market crash on Wednesday, as bleak economic data fed worries that all the efforts to unlock credit markets may not stave off a severe recession.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke added to those concerns when he said the economy faced a “significant threat” from paralyzed credit markets. Dismal monthly US retail sales set the tone for the session, dropping the most in more than three years, while a measure of New York state manufacturing hit its lowest level since the index started in 2001.

The Nasdaq has now wiped out all of its gains from Monday’s 11 per cent rally, while the benchmark S&P 500 is up only about 1 per cent from Friday’s close.

Wednesday’s data intensified recession fears, as did the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report, which showed economic activity, weaken across the United States in September as businesses revised capital investments and consumers curtailed spending.

Shares of companies considered economic bellwethers, such as industrial conglomerate Caterpillar Inc, fell sharply. Caterpillar’s shares slid over 11 per cent. Fears of recession knocked commodities lower, with Exxon Mobil tumbling 14 per cent as the price of oil fell.

“Retail sales spooked investors this morning and has increased the near-term risk of a broad-based recession,” said Tom Sowanick, chief investment officer at Clearbrook Financial LLC in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Dow Jones industrial average slid 733.08 points, or 7.87 per cent, to 8,577.91, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index tumbled 90.17 points, or 9.03 per cent, to 907.84.

The Nasdaq Composite Index sank 150.68 points, or 8.47 per cent, to 1,628.33. The broad Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 closed down 905 points, or 8.99 per cent, at 9,160.43, representing a paper loss for the day of approximately $1.1 trillion.

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