A whole new purpose of the Wheat flour!!

A very interesting story about the use of wheat flour on skin burns. If you happen to be in this situation, do try this remedy and share your experience with us.

Fire swirl

A woman’s experience with burns.

Some time ago I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water….!!

A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, as I was screaming, & asked me if I had some plain old wheat flour…

I pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it. He told me to keep my hand in the flour for 10 minutes.

He told me in Vietnam, there was a guy on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to put the fire out…Well, it not only put the fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!

Long story short, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 minutes, pulled it out and did not even have a red mark or a blister & absolutely NO PAIN.

Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself I use the wheat flour and have never ever had even a red spot/burn mark, or a blister!!

P.S: Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.

I even burnt my tongue once, put the flour on it for about 10 minutes ….the pain was gone and no burn.
Try it and experience the miracle!

Keep a bag of flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did!

Facts :
Flour has heat absorbent property and also is strong antioxidant property. Thus helps in burns, if applied within 15 minutes.

Forwarded by: Jude Santhosh | Source: Unknown

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Seven Amazing Benefits of Clapping

Source Unknown | share by a parent in our whatsgroup – Jyoti Kondabathini

Clap Clap

“Clapping” a Simple Striking of Hands but it’s much more than you think. Normally People clap to Appreciate others for their Good works and achievements or when they are in mood of Joy. People also Clap while Singing songs, Bhajans, and Prayers at Holy places. It is Scientifically proved that Clapping is very effective Exercise to cure many Human Diseases.

Clapping activates the Receptors in the Palms and cause activation of the large area of the Brain which leads the improvement in Health. There are 39 different Acupressure points for almost all Organs on our Palm which are activated by Clapping and this action improves Your Health slowly but effectively. Daily 10-20 minutes of Clapping in morning keeps You Fit and Active.

  1. Clapping is an effective Medicine for the Person who suffers from Digestive Disorder.
  2. Best Cure for Back pain, Neck pain and Joint pain.
  3. Gout  a common problem with Old age People and can be easily cured by Clapping.
  4. Helpful for Patient of Low Blood Pressure.
  5. If someone is suffering from any Heart and Lung related disease then Clapping plays important role in curing these diseases also.
  6. Clapping removes the obstacles from the Main and Collateral Channels and keeps You Fit and Healthy.
  7. Children that practice clapping exercise daily make only few Spelling mistake and are Hard worker than others.
    It improves their Handwriting.
    The whole abstract of above given points is, Clapping sharpen the Brain of the Children.
  8. Clapping increase the Immunity of the Person which provides the Strength to the Human body to fight against Diseases.

35 Ways to Respect your children views and ways to know them in a better way

Source Unknown, forwarded by Aruna Kumari

• • • Happy • • •

  1. Put away your phone in their presence.
  2. Pay attention to what they are saying.
  3. Accept their opinions.
  4. Engage in their conversations.
  5. Look at them with respect.
  6. Always praise them.
  7. Share good news with them.
  8. Avoid sharing bad news with them.
  9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them.
  10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did.
  11. If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time they tell it.
  12. Don’t bring up painful memories from the past.
  13. Avoid side conversations in their presence.
  14. Sit respectfully around them.
  15. Don’t belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts.
  16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak.
  17. Respect their age.
  18. Avoid hitting/disciplining them.
  19. Accept their advice and direction.
  20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present.
  21. Avoid raising your voice at them.
  22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them.
  23. Avoid eating before them.
  24. Avoid glaring at them.
  25. Fill them with your appreciation even when they don’t think they deserve it.
  26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them.
  27. Don’t speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too.
  28. Keep them in prayers always possible.
  29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence.
  30. Avoid laughing at their faults / mistakes.
  31. Do a task before they ask you to.
  32. Continuously visit them.
  33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them.
  34. Call them by names they like.
  35. Make them your priority above anything.

Children are parents treasure and their most precious gift on this land. They must have seen the world lesser than you but they see it in a different way which you need to appreciate. Listen to them and try giving them as much time as you can. These moments are more precious than anything in this world

Which board to choose from SSC, CBSE, ICSE and IB ?

Source Unknown. Forwarded by Shoba.

Rentrée / Back to school

Choosing the board most suitable for your child can be a harrowing experience.Many parents are confused with which board to choose. There are namely four common boards like the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education),ICSE (Indian Certificate is Secondary Education), IB (International Baccalaureate)and the SSC (State Boards).

A common misconception is that CBSE and ICSE are both education boards similar to SSC boards of state government. CBSE is an education board but ICSE is the certificate offered after completion of the course and it is not a board. Still ICSE board is commonly used to mention this course.

Secondary School Certificate, commonly known as SSC, is a public examination taken by students in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan , after successfully completing at least ten years of schooling. It is followed by Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC). SSC is an equivalent to GCSE in the England.

State Boards are comparatively limited in the content and subjects as compared to other boards.The syllabus is easier and hence less stressful to the students.These schools being state centric are excellent for parents planning to stay in the same state for life. The State language is compulsory. As the concepts are generally lagging the kids have to be given external coaching, if planning for IIT, CAT and other competitive exams. These schools are great for kids who are focused on extracurricular activities like sports etc.


Central Board of Secondary Education: Know as the CBSE board. It prepares the syllabus for students up to Class 12. The curriculum is set by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The board conducts India’s two nation-wide board examinations: the All India Secondary School Examination for Class 10 and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination for Class 12.

Many schools are affiliated to CBSE syllabus.All major cities have CBSE schools, hence easy to move around in the country. The curriculum is very good when it comes to general knowledge and general subjects. It allows the kids to experience subjects without going deep into them thus helping them to choose the focus after Xth. This board prepares kids for competitive exams like the IIT, CAT, IIM and all entrance exams which are held at national level and it gives better chances for appearing for Armed Forces Exams, NDA, IAS, IFS, IPS.etc. The schools also focus a lot on extracurricular activities Most of which are compulsory thus assuring an overall growth of the child. One disadvantage is the length of the syllabus. It has vast syllabus


The ICSE is short form of Indian Certificate for Secondary Education. It was established by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The council conducts an all India exam for Class 10 called ICSE(Indian Certificate for Secondary Education) and for class 12 called the Indian School Certificate (ISC).

The ICSE board follows the basics strengthening syllabus. all the introduction is repeated and then quadratic equations are handled. Even questions are based on the basics. This makes the basics of the topic very strong. This helps the student a lot of confidence when higher studies are involved. As his basics are very strong, half the job is done. There is lot of focus on language and literature. So good for kids wanting to make a career which involves writing, reading, talking, debating, arguing, surveying, historians, geologist etc. This curriculum is very good when it comes to general knowledge and general subjects . However it is unnecessarily vast.

This board is also good for competitive exams like IIT, IIM, CAT, All India entrance exams, but needs extra time and coaching. Even Armed forces exams can be appeared after this board. ICSE syllabus is particularly important for students who prefer higher education abroad. Exams like GRE, TOEFLand GMAT have a lot of verbal ability testing. Its also excellent for those who are migrating from abroad as the curriculum is close to international board. One important distinguishing feature in ICSE syllabus is the importance given to projects. Projects are very important and they form the basis of marking scheme in the performance of the student. This makes the student extremely active and it improves his thinking ability.

IB Board

This board is excellent for kids whose parents are globe trotters as it enables kids to get admission into any IB school across the world. There are very few students in each batch, hence ensures quality focus on each child. The syllabus is taught in most interesting and interactive way with the best of equipments. The overall atmosphere in the school is international, with kids taking teachers as their equals. However these schools can be extremely expensive!

What we have attempted here is to give an non biased analysis of each schools. However each board has its own merits and demerits. The choice is up to you to decide which syllabus is most suited for your child.

You are requested to forward this to all parents in your contact sphere who are going to take school.

The last wishes of Alexander the Great

Source: Unknown | Forwarded by: Sushma

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

  1. The best doctors should carry his coffin
  2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery
  3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain . Here is what Alexander the Great had to say :

  1. “I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death , even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal”
  2. “I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth , will stay on earth”
  3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is : TIME.

We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.

When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back . Our time is our life!

The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your TIME.

Prepare your children for the road, do not prepare the road for your children.

Source: Unknown | Forwarded by Suresh Eswar

Must Read … its beautiful…

A man was an avid Gardner..


Saw a small butterfly laying a few eggs in one of the pots in his garden. since that day he looked at the egg with ever growing curiosity and eagerness. The egg started to move and shake a little. He was exited to see a new life coming up right in front of his eyes. He spent hours watching the egg now. The egg started to expand and develop cracks.. A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly.

The man’s excitement knew no bounds. He got his magnifying glasses and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out. He saw the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn’t resist his urge to HELP.  He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here a nip there to help the struggling life. And LOL The pupa was out, The man was ecstatic!

Monarch caterpillar

He waited now each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly, but Alas that never happened. The larvae pupa had a oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died! Depressed the man went to his botanist friend and asked the reason. His friend told him the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it thru its 4 week life cycle, in his eagerness to help the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that’s why a wee bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life’s difficulties! As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life’s harsh realities and disappointments. We don’t want our kids to struggle like we did.

Butterfly Sides

But Bombay Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Sham Kelkar says that over-protected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges. We’re sending our kids the message that they’re not capable of helping themselves. To quote clinical psychologist

Dr. Asha Chellani’s Moral:

“It is Our Job to prepare Our Children for the Road and Not prepare the road for Our Children”

35 Ways to Respect your children views and ways to know them in a better way.

Source : Unknown | Forwarded by: GK

35 Ways to Respect your children views and ways to know them in a better way. Must read

Happy Children Playing Kids

  1. Put away your phone in their presence
  2. Pay attention to what they are saying
  3. Accept their opinions
  4. Engage in their conversations
  5. Look at them with respect
  6. Always praise them
  7. Share good news with them
  8. Avoid sharing bad news with them
  9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them
  10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did
  11. If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time they tell it
  12. Don’t bring up painful memories from the past
  13. Avoid side conversations in their presence
  14. Sit respectfully around them
  15. Don’t belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts
  16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak
  17. Respect their age
  18. Avoid hitting/disciplining their grandchildren around them
  19. Accept their advice and direction
  20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present
  21. Avoid raising your voice at them
  22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them
  23. Avoid eating before them
  24. Avoid glaring at them
  25. Fill them with your appreciation even when they don’t think they deserve it
  26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them
  27. Don’t speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too
  28. Keep them in prayers always possible
  29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence
  30. Avoid laughing at their faults/mistakes
  31. Do a task before they ask you to
  32. Continuously visit them
  33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them
  34. Call them by names they like
  35. Make them your priority above anything.

Children’s are parents treasure and their most precious gift on this land. They must have seen the world lesser than you but they see it in a different way which you need to appreciate. Listen to them and try giving them as much time as you can. These moments are more precious than anything in this world.

Amazing frozen lemons

Source Unknown | Forwarded by Srinivas


Place the washed lemon in the freezer.
Once frozen, get your grater, & shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods!

On vegetables, salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce,
rice, sushi, fish dishes, … the list is endless.

All the foods will get an unexpected wonderful taste!

Most likely, you only think of lemon juice as vitamin C ??
Not anymore!

What’s the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste & adding new taste to your dishes?

Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself & that’s what you’ve been wasting!

Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic
elements in the body.
The surprising benefits of lemon is the miraculous ability to kill cancer cells! It is 10,000 times stronger
than chemotherapy!!

Why do we not know about that?
Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.
Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific
effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the multimillionaires large corporations?

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms,
it regulates blood pressure
& an antidepressant, combats stress & nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug
manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970,the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung & pancreas…

The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better effect than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.
And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells. .

So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!

Boosting memory of kids the fun way

Source: Unknown | Forwarded by: Renu Sane

Breaking the ice with a digital camera

1. Teach visualization skills.

Encourage your child to create a picture of what he’s just read or heard. For example, if you’ve told him to set the table for five people, ask him to come up with a picture in his head of what the table should look like. Then have him draw that picture. As he gets better at visualizing, he can start describing the image to you instead of drawing it.

2. Have your child teach you.

Being able to explain how to do something involves making sense of information and mentally filing it. If he’s learning a skill, like how to dribble a basketball, ask him to teach it to you after his coach explains it to him.

3. Suggest games that use visual memory.

Give your child a magazine page and ask him to circle all instances of the word “the” or the letter “a” in one minute. Alternatively, play games in the car in which one of you recites the letters and numbers on a license plate you see and then has to say it backwards, too.

4. Play cards.

Simple card games like Crazy Eights, Uno, Go Fish and War improve working memory in two ways. Your child has to keep the rules of the game in mind, but also has to remember what cards he has and which ones other people have played.

5. Make up category games.

When words and ideas are put into categories, they’re easier to remember. Playing games in which you name as many animals as you can think of can eventually lead to playing games with more complicated concepts. For example, you may ask your child to name as many clue words for addition as she can (such as “all together,” “in all,” “total” and “plus”).

6. Number your directions.

Beginning a sentence with words like “I need you to do three things…” can help your child keep all of the different points in his head. You can do the same thing with other information, too, like shopping lists (”We need to buy these five items…”).

7. Connect emotion to information.

Processing information in as many ways as possible can help your child remember it. Help him connect feelings to what he’s trying to remember. For instance, if he’s learning about how the pyramids in ancient Egypt were built, ask him to think about what it felt like to have to climb to the top of one of them pulling a heavy stone in the hot sun.

8. Help make connections.

Connections are the relationship between things. Finding ways to connect what your child is trying to remember with things he already knows can help him learn the new material. For instance, show him that the twos times table is the same as his doubles facts, such as 4 x 2 = 8 and 4 + 4 = 8.