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The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Twenty-one-year-old Ramila Syangden weeps uncontrollably as she clutches her 10-month-old baby. She sits and watches as the pyre where her husband’s body will be cremated is set alight in the open Nepalese air.

Syangden never considered one of the potential consequences of her husband’s decision to work abroad. Now she can’t ignore it.

Hours before the Buddhist cremation ceremony she watched the coffin, with her husband’s body inside, arrive on a flight from Saudi Arabia where he had worked.

The paperwork says the 36-year old committed suicide there. Not a single person gathered for the cremation ceremony believes it.

“I don’t think so. He said he would go abroad, see the place, earn as much as he could for the children and come back. I think somebody killed him,“ his wife said.

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Want to make this my own domain ekendra…

Want to make this my own domain ekendra.com.np for quick posts like in Twitter

Prashant very close to the 3rd Indian Idol

Prashant Tamang, a Nepali from Darjeeling, is about to be crowned with the Indian Idol title in the popular Sony television talent hunt show Indian Idol third. The only contestant is no other than Amit Paul. Though Emon Chatterjee has reached the third rank is entirely a no-Indian Idol contestant- this is all what we see.
Various programs are keeping Prashant busy, whatever the Indian Idol 2007 result be, he is going to be celebrated as the Idol. Pro-Prashant signature campaign in various Indian cities and even in Eastern Nepal and kathmandu. ASA the contest is over Prashant is packed with busy schedule in Kathmandu, he says he is very thankful to Nepalis for voting him enourmously.
One of the Weekly newspapers in Kathmandu has recently published 3 full pages about Prashant, including exclusive interviews with Prashant himself, his mother Rupa Tamang, the Sony TV Program Manager George Waggish and one of the judges Udit Narayan Jha from Darjeeling.
Prashant says: Udit, amongst all Judges, love him more. We all know Javed Akhtar loathes him.
It’s out of our guess, how much votes Prashant gets, Sony TV might declare the number sometimes later.
Previous Posts About 3rd Indian Idol in this blog:
Prashant one step closer to jackpot
Keep reading Ekendra’s blog for more updates on the 3rd Indian Idol

Use Word 2007 to open documents created in previous versions of Word

When you open a document in Microsoft Office Word 2007 that was created in Microsoft Office Word 2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000, Compatibility Mode is turned on, and you see Compatibility Mode in the title bar of the document window. Compatibility Mode ensures that no new or enhanced features in Office Word 2007 are available while you are working with a document, so that people who are using previous versions of Word will have full editing capabilities.

You can work in Compatibility Mode or you can convert your document to the Office Word 2007 file format. Converting your document allows you to access the new and enhanced features in Office Word 2007. However, people who are using previous versions of Word may be prevented from or have difficulty editing certain portions of the document that were created by using new or enhanced features in Office Word 2007.

Work in Compatibility Mode

When you open a Word 97–2003 document in Office Word 2007, Compatibility Mode is turned on, and you see Compatibility Mode in the title bar of the document window. In Compatibility Mode, you can open, edit, and save Word 97–2003 documents but you won’t be able to use any of the new Office Word 2007 features.

Document elements that behave differently in Compatibility Mode

The following elements will be permanently changed when you are working in Compatibility Mode, and you cannot convert them to Office Word 2007 elements even if you convert your document later.

Office Word 2007 element

Behavior in Compatibility Mode

Heading and body fonts

Converted to static formatting.

Relative text boxes

Converted to absolute positions.

Margins

Converted to absolute tabs.

Bibliography

Converted to static text.

Citations

Converted to static text.

Placeholder text in citations

Converted to static text.

Placeholder text in content controls

Converted to static text.

Themes

Permanently converted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using themes.

Theme colors

Permanently converted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme colors.

Theme fonts

Permanently converted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme fonts.

Theme effects

Permanently converted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme effects.

Content controls

Permanently converted to static text.

The following document elements will be changed when you are working in Compatibility Mode, but you can convert them to Office Word 2007 elements if you convert your document later.

Office Word 2007 element

Behavior in Compatibility Mode

Office Art

Only a limited set of diagram types is available..

Diagrams

Converted to images that cannot be edited.

Equations

Become graphics and cannot be changed.

 

Convert a document to Office Word 2007

1.     Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Convert.

2.     In the Microsoft Office Word dialog box, click OK.

3.     Do one of the following:

§  To replace the original file with a file in the Office Word 2007 file format, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Save.

§  To save the original document in its original file format and create another document in the Office Word 2007 file format, click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then type a new name for the file.

This text is adapted from Help Section of MS Word 2007.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Aesop’s Fables : The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Now you must know that a Town Mouse once upon a

time went on a visit to his cousin in the country. He was

rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend

and made him heartily welcome. Beans and bacon, cheese

and bread, were all he had to offer, but he offered them

freely. The Town Mouse rather turned up his long nose at

this country fare, and said: ‘I cannot understand, Cousin,

how you can put up with such poor food as this, but of

course you cannot expect anything better in the country;

come you with me and I will show you how to live.

When you have been in town a week you will wonder

how you could ever have stood a country life.’ No sooner

said than done: the two mice set off for the town and

arrived at the Town Mouse’s residence late at night. ‘You

will want some refreshment after our long journey,’ said

the polite Town Mouse, and took his friend into the

grand dining-room. There they found the remains of a

fine feast, and soon the two mice were eating up jellies

and cakes and all that was nice. Suddenly they heard

growling and barking. ‘What is that?’ said the Country

Mouse. ‘It is only the dogs of the house,’ answered the

other. ‘Only!’ said the Country Mouse. ‘I do not like that

music at my dinner.’ Just at that moment the door flew

open, in came two huge mastiffs, and the two mice had to

scamper down and run off. ‘Good-bye, Cousin,’ said the

Country Mouse, ‘What! going so soon?’ said the other.

‘Yes,’ he replied;

‘Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in

fear.’

This and more other Aesop’s Fables can be found at Free Planet PDF eBooks.

New Dictionary

This is just a master piece of humor, folks!
 
While I was employed by a private corporation and assigned to the space-shuttle program, my job included ordering supples. One of the engineers asked me to get a new dictionary for him. The request form said, "State reason this item is needed," so I asked him why he wanted one.

I expected his answer would be "My old copy is lost" or "The cover is falling off." Instead he replied, "My edition defines spaceship as an 'imaginary aircraft.'" He got his new dictionary.

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