Friday, November 30, 2007

Enjoy Most while in BED

Tips for Better Love Making - The Top 5 Erogenous Zones of a Female

If you and she are floundering in the bedroom and your girlfriend is moaning for all the wrong reasons, these tips will point you in the right direction.

Gentlemen! If you want to get your girls moaning for real instead of faking it, you and her going to have to put a bit of work in. Firstly, a male can achieve orgasm within 2 - 3 minutes when stimulated by another partner. Where as a female can take up to 15 minutes to climax.

If you know for a fact that you can keep going for that long by pure intercourse alone (and lets face it, if you doing that, having sex, not making love then you are going to have to stimulate her body with foreplay instead.

Now before you panic and freak out, all of this can be done with your tongue and hands. I guarantee you will become a better lover in the bedroom AND you really will give her orgasm after orgasm.

The top 5 female erogenous zones

The neck

Apart from being sexy and attractive, the female neck is perhaps one of the most sensitive areas of her body. Softly kissing this area from her shoulder to below her ear (while at the same time massaging it with your tongue will send tingles and pulses up and down her spine. Keep at it and she will be breathing heavily in a very short period of time.

The ear lobes

Sucking ear lobes isn’t for everyone. Some girls get the tickles when you do it but others simply adore it. While you’re there you can whisper sweet nothings in her ear. Close facial contact is what she likes so this is a good way to do it if you’re fed up with kissing on the lips. Also massaging her ear lobes with your fingers from time to time can be very soothing.

The nipples

On a par with the neck for sensitivity, the female nipples become hard and sit up right when stimulated with your tongue. Don’t forget to give both breasts even attention and also kiss down in between her breasts as you work your way between both of them. If she hasn’t grabbed your head by this stage and held it into her bosom, something is badly wrong.

The belly button

Working your way down her body, the belly button is another area you should stimulate before full intercourse. Kissing this area with your lips and tongue will cause vibrations that will vibrate through her reproductive area and begin to stimulate her G spot.

The G Spot

Ah the G spot. This Holy Grail legend of the female anatomy can be tricky to find. So if the chance arises, ask her if she has already found her G spot and let her point you in the right direction.

As a general guide, most female G spots can be found on the roof of the vagina (that is the side closest to her stomach. It’s about the size and shape of a 2 pence coin and can be found about 4 inches in.

Extreme caution should be taken when stimulating this area with your tongue or fingers as a female can quite literally lose control of her limbs. Don’t be surprised if you get kneed in the face or get elbowed as she moans in ecstasy. It should also be noted that not all females have a G spot, so don’t be alarmed if you both can’t find it. As you have seen there are plenty of other areas of the female body that can be stimulated in the art of love making in order to help her climax.

Doing a combination of all these things will leave her begging for more and you will be a better lover for it. Experimentation is the key to find out what works and what doesn’t as everyone is not the same.

As you can see, a true female orgasm involves the stimulation of her whole body and not just simple penetration. Taking the time to show care and attention to her needs will put you so far above any other lovers, she may have had that you may find it tricky escaping from the bed. I know I have. I hope this article helps your love life get back on track and that you become better and more confident at making love and not just having sex. Above all else, if you want to become a better lover, ask your partners what they like and what they want you to do to them. Not only will you help them get their rocks off quicker, you’ll also show that you are thinking about their needs and they in turn will think about yours. This will create a much better experience than if both parties are concentrating on what each can get out of the experience in a very selfish way.

Travel Destination- Mussorie


---Places to Visit---

Mussoorie is a hill station which has pleasant climate around the year. It is a very cool place with greenery at its full bloom during September to November. The best seasons to visit Mussoorie are between April to June and again during September to November.

When the plains of North India experience heat waves, Mussoorie provides a welcome break. September - November is spring time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible. It is better to avoid monsoons as the roads to Mussoorie are in bad shape. Same thing applies for the winter when roads are blocked due to snowfall. How To Get There The nearest Airport to Mussoorie is 60 kms away from the place. The airport is called Jollygrant Airport but there are no regular flights to this place. As such Mussoorie does not have a direct rail link. Dehradun Railway station serves for Mussoorie too. This station is linked which Superfast trains to other major cities in country.

From Dehradun one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mussoorie. The queen of hill stations is well connected with roads with other major cities. There are regular bus services from various metros and other tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh as well as from out side the state. Bus services are provided by State transports. There are conducted tours to Mussoorie too. Attractions Mussoorie Lake - This Lake is located some seven kilometers on the highway to Dehradun. The gateway of this lake appears to be welcoming tourists from Dehradun. The entry charge to this lake is Rs. 15. One can enjoy boating at this lake. One also gets a very good view of the Dun Valley from this lake. The villages surrounding Mussoorie can also be seen from here.

Camel's Back Road - This road starts from Link hall in Kulri Bazaar and ends at Library Bazaar. One can enjoy horse (pony) rides on this road or just walk down the path. The road is three kilometers long.

Cloud End - A British major had a building constructed in 1838. This beautiful building was converted into hotel and was named Cloud End. It got the name because it appears that the clouds have ended here. From this place one can have a good view of the valley. Cloud end is located some eight kilometers west of Mussoorie hills. Due to its location, at the end of horizon, it is very popular among the Honeymooners and Foreign tourists. Good place to take break from crowd.

Ven Chetna Kendra - 2 kms from Mussoorie on Tehri bypass is a spectacular picnic spot called Ven Chetna Kendra. It also has park. The whole area is covered with Deodar forests and thick undergrowth. The main attraction of this place has been animals in the park. It can be accessed by taxi or bus.
Municipal Gardens - The municipal or the Company gardens was previously (before independence) was also known as Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. These gardens were laid by famous geologist Dr. H. Fackner in the last century.

Tibetan Temple - This temple is located in happy valley area of Mussoorie. Both Company gardens and Tibetan temple can be seen in one day. They are located one kilometer from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy. The Tibetan temple is evidence to rich Tibetan cultural heritage. This temple is sure to attract attention of tourists.

Kempty Falls - Kempty Falls are located 13 kms from Mussoorie. This place was developed as a tourist destination by John Mekinan after 1835.

Lake Mist - This place is seven kilometers on way to Kempty. Lake mist offers a perfect resting place for tired and weary tourists. One has to pay Rs. 25 to enter Lake Mist. There are good accommodation facilities here.

Lal Tibba - This place is highest point in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located in Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie.

Gunhill - Gunhill is second highest point in Mussoorie. From Gunhill Mussoorie appears to be changing colors every other minute. Each moment a different scene appears before your eyes. There are many shops on the hill top so one can have a small little picnic here.

Shopping- Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. But one can also bargain brass statues and ceramic vases. Some good showrooms are located on the Mall where one can look for wooden boxes, brass statues, Tibetan Prayer wheels and vases. The hand carved Oakwood walking sticks are also popular among tourists. In the markets, photographs can be clicked wearing a dazzling Garhwali Dress. To be photographed in Garhwali garb against a painted Himalayan range makes a wonderful picture.

Pure Ladakhi Shawls are bit costly but are worth a good purchase here. The antique Jamawar Shawls carry heavy price tags but they are worth having a look if not being purchased. Nowadays modern techniques are being applied in weaving these shawls which has reduced its price Excursions

Yamunotri Bridge: This Bridge is located 27 kms from Mussoorie on the Chakrata road. This bridge is famous for fishing. But for fishing here one has to take permission from the Divisional Forest Officer, Mussoorie.

Nag Tibba: 55 kms from Mussoorie is very good place for trekking. Nag Tibba, as it is called, is the highest place around Mussoorie. It is surrounded by thick dense forests. The actual trekking for Nag Tibba starts some 21 kms away from the place. The 34 kms journey from Mussoorie is done on Taxi or Bus and the rest is covered on foot. This trek has its own charm and fun. The trek starts at Thathyud. 7 kms from here there is the forest department’s rest house. To stay in the rest house reservations have to be done with Divisional Forest officer, Mussoorie. Note that there is no accommodation at Nag Tibba.

Bhadraj Temple: This temple is 15 kms from Mussoorie. Principle deity of the temple is Brother of Lord Krishna, Balram. Every year in the third week of August on Shravan Sankranti day a festival is celebrated here.

Dhanoulti: Dhanoulti is located 25 kms from Mussoorie on Tehri-Mussoorie highway. Here one has got good accommodation facilities. While going towards Dhanoulti, there are lovely green forests of fur and pine trees. These forests cover the Himalayan ranges lending them an unparalleled beauty. The fresh air and lovely surroundings fills you with enthusiasm and energy.

Sarkunda Devi: This place is 35 kms from Mussoorie. To access this place one has to go till Khaddu Khal by vehicle and then cover 2 kms on foot or on ponies.

Jhari Pani Falls: These falls are located some 8.5 kms on the Jharipani-Mussoorie road. Seven kilometers of the road to these falls is covered by taxi and rest 1.5 kilometers has to be covered on foot.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

She Died Because I Lied

Those were the days when I was enjoying my life. Right now, I am going to finish my class 12 board exams. Those were the days of class 8, when I came in contact with the smartest, quietest and loveliest girl-Ritu. She was everyone's heart-throb. We both had got admission on the same day so we became friends easily. For more than six months we remained good friends, but after that I started feeling that I loved her, so I proposed to her in front of the whole class and, to my great surprise, she accepted my proposal by saying, "I love you, too". From that day on we came closer to each other, I found her more beautiful than ever before. She was a loving and caring soul. We were very frank with each other.

When we reached class 9, on the very first day of the session, she came to my house. No one else was at home. We were all alone and we lost control. First we smooched and then went all the way. After all this, she told me that she is suffering from brain tumor and it was in the last stage. After that I really started caring for her. I never said anything which could hurt her. I always encouraged her to live, but she had a negative attitude. Her morale was down and she had lost all interest in life. She was always pondering about her death. But she always said that she loved me and to her I was the only one who cared about her-at school and at home. She always gave me more importance than anyone else. No one except me knew that she was ill, and that was because she had made me promise not to tell anyone. I loved her a lot. She was my first love. Because of her I was regular at school, because of her I never bunked classes. One day, I went to school even though I had fever. In class when she touched me she said, "You have fever! Why have you come?" When I said, "Just for you, Ritu", she started to cry.

One day at school somebody told Ritu a rumor about me. At first she didn't react, but later came to me and asked, "How many girlfriends do you have?" I got angry with her and, forgetting all about her illness, I said, "Four more." She left the classroom and the next day she didn't come to school. I had forgotten all about the previous day, so it didn't really strike me that it could be the reason for her not coming; I thought maybe she was sick again. So, after school I went to her house, but she refused to meet me.

After a week, on Sunday at 8:00 pm, Ritu's mom called me. She said, "Ritu is no more. She has given me a letter for you, so please come and take it." I was so shocked that I didn't take my annual exams. After a couple of days, I went to her house to get the letter. It read like this: "Dear Roshan, You were my first and last love. I loved you from the core of my heart, but you didn't care for my love. On that day Sarbani told me that you have lots of girlfriends. I did not believe it, but when I asked you, you said you had four more. This proved how dishonest you were. Well, now you can do what you feel like." -Ritu.

After reading all this, I cried for hours. Not a day has passed when I have not cried. Since that day, every day of my life is a cheerless day. Ritu, I want to tell you that I had said all that because I wanted to see you get jealous but you took it the other way. Only God knows how much I love you. Ritu, you were the only girl whom I cared for, whom I loved from the very core of my heart. From that day, I hold myself responsible for her death. If I had not said what I said to her, she would still be alive.

Roshan Pratihast, New Delhi

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Understanding Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

There are different types of diabetes, and the causes for the elevations in blood sugar differ depending on the type of diabetes you have. In this book I focus on the two major types of diabetes. The first form of diabetes that I'll discuss is called type 1 diabetes mellitus (or simply type 1 DM), sometimes referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM), because people with this type of diabetes are reliant on an external source of insulin, which is injected. Type 1 DM is a condition in which the blood sugar levels are elevated because there is no production of insulin by the pancreas. In other words, these people do not produce the keys to the doors of the cell, and thus the glucose in the bloodstream cannot get into the cell. These people have symptoms early in their lives, typically occurring in childhood or when they are young adults. Some people with type 1 diabetes may have inherited susceptibility this condition. We think that in these people there is a reaction in the body that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, making it necessary for these people to take insulin in order to survive.

Two types of diabetes: (a) With type 1 diabetes, insulin is not present, so the glucose cannot get into the cell. (b) With type 2 diabetes, insulin is present, but the cell is less sensitive to it, so the glucose has a hard time getting into the cell.

The second type of diabetes is called type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM), sometimes referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM), because people with this type of diabetes typically do not need to take insulin (although some with type 2 diabetes will require insulin to control their glucose). This form of diabetes accounts for around 95 percent of people who have diabetes, and this form is the primary focus of this book. As in all cases of diabetes, those with type 2 have elevated blood glucose levels. However, unlike those with type 1, these people can produce insulin. Some even may produce more insulin than normal. The problem in this case has not much to do with the "key,"-insulin, but rather with the door's keyhole that allows it to open. If you have type 2 diabetes you have a high glucose level and either a low, normal, or high insulin level at the same time. The main problem in this case is that your cells are significantly less sensitive - or more resistant to - insulin and, in an attempt to keep the level of glucose inside the cells normal, the body creates a high concentration of glucose outside of the cells (see figure 1.2b). A type of diabetes similar to type 2 diabetes occurs during pregnancy, and I briefly discuss this later in this chapter. However, the information in this book is not intended as a comprehensive resource for those who are pregnant but only to give you a basic understanding of this condition.

Diagnosing Diabetes

Those with type 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed in their 30s. However, we are seeing more and more patients diagnosed in their teenage years. There may be a genetic predisposition, similar to that of type 1 diabetes, that may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes. However, unlike those with type 1 diabetes, many people with type 2 diabetes (60 percent) are obese. This is likely due to a combination of genetic factors and may be a result of the body's need to take in more calories to keep blood sugar levels high enough for cells to function.

The common symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are similar and are directly related to the body's response to high blood sugar levels. The classic symptoms include excessive urination and thirst. When glucose is present in high levels in the blood, the kidneys produce higher volumes of urine. Thus, a person with untreated diabetes will have to empty the full bladder often. This can cause the body to become dehydrated, triggering the thirst response, resulting in excessive drinking. The volume of fluid that is lost in the urine is often great. And if this fluid is not replaced, the person can experience symptoms of dehydration as well, such as dizziness, headache, and rapid heart rate. Other symptoms include blurred vision, infections, and weight loss despite an increase in appetite and food consumption.

A major difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that those with type 1 diabetes are absolutely dependent on an external source of insulin to live. These people may be presented with life-threatening symptoms. For example, if the person with type 1 diabetes does not have insulin, he will start to metabolize other energy sources in the body (such as fat) that produce harmful substances that can lead to death. This condition is called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). It is rare for someone with type 2 diabetes to develop DKA unless he is under very stressful conditions, such as a major illness.

The difference in body weight between those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is commonly related to the effects insulin has on the body. Insulin supports growth of body tissues, including fat. People with type 1 diabetes, as discussed earlier, do not produce their own insulin, so they need to balance what they eat with the amount of insulin they take in order to keep their blood glucose levels normal. People with type 2 diabetes typically produce enough insulin and sometimes even two or three times the normal amount of insulin. In a person with untreated type 2 diabetes, the body senses that there is a low level of glucose inside the cells (despite having high levels in the blood), and the insulin level is increased and the hunger center in the brain is activated, driving the person to eat more. This combination of events often causes the person with type 2 diabetes to overeat, which leads to obesity.

Does everyone with diabetes have symptoms? Often there are symptoms. But just as often the diagnosis is made without the presence of symptoms, during routine health examinations that include blood sugar screenings. Elevated blood sugar prompts the health care provider to seek a cause of this irregularity. The physician may run more tests if an initial blood test is abnormal; she may review family history as well. We typically screen patients for diabetes starting at age 45. However, if a patient is in a high-risk group (African American, Asian, Latino, Native American) or has risk factors for diabetes (such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels, or a first-degree relative with diabetes), we screen the patient for diabetes earlier than age 45.

Physicians prefer to have blood glucose tested in the morning, before the patient has eaten. This is called a fasting glucose test. We consider a normal fasting glucose test to be less than 110 mg/dl (milligrams per deciliter). If a person's fasting glucose level is between 110 and 126 mg/dl, then we consider this person to have prediabetes, or what is often referred to as glucose intolerance. Fasting glucose levels above 126 mg/dl on two separate occasions are indicative of diabetes mellitus. If you have a test after you have already eaten (or what is described as a nonfasting glucose test), and it shows your blood glucose level to be above 200 mg/dl, then this is enough to make the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (see Table 1.1).

There are other tests that may be done as well, such as a glucose tolerance test. The glucose tolerance test involves doing a fasting glucose test and then having the patient drink 75 milligrams of glucose and remeasuring the blood glucose levels after two hours. The test is normal if the fasting glucose is less than 110 mg/dl and the two-hour glucose level is less than 140 mg/dl. If the two-hour results show a level between 140 and 200 mg/dl, then this is indicative of glucose intolerance; up to 5 percent of patients with this level of blood glucose will develop diabetes. A two-hour glucose level greater than 200 mg/dl is indicative of diabetes.

Your doctor may also choose to do another test commonly referred to as the hemoglobin A(HbA). This is a test designed to give your health care provider a rough estimate of how high your blood glucose levels have been over the last three months. This can help your physician in deciding how often to check your glucose as well as in formulating your treatment plan. For instance, if your initial test confirms the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with two fasting glucose levels of 130 mg/dl, that is just above the diagnostic threshold of 126 mg/dl. But if your HbA1C is significantly elevated, your doctor may decide to monitor you more closely and treat your condition more aggressively. This may include starting a medication regimen earlier in addition to making changes in your diet and exercise habits. It is important to note that if you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, then you will start taking medication (insulin) immediately.

Table 1.1 Glucose Levels and What They Mean


Glucose level

Normal fasting glucose



110-126 mg/dl

Diabetes (2 separate measurements)

>126 mg/dl

Diabetes (nonfasting)

>200 mg/dl

Other tests can differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes if it becomes difficult to do through questioning the patient about symptoms. A certain molecule called C-peptide is part of the precursor molecule to the insulin molecule. When insulin is formed in the pancreas, the C-peptide separates from the insulin portion of the molecule and can be measured in the blood of those with type 2 diabetes, whereas it is not present in those with type 1 diabetes, because they do not produce insulin.

Treatment Basics

At this point you should have a working knowledge of diabetes. It should be clear that those with diabetes are characterized as having abnormally high blood glucose levels and that there are different forms of diabetes. The main difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is in the treatment: People with type 1 diabetes require treatment with an external source of insulin, and those with type 2 diabetes are typically treated initially with a modification of their diet and exercise habits because exercise can make the body more sensitive to insulin (Devlin 1992). However, some people with type 2 may require medication to help them produce more insulin or to make them more sensitive to it (see table 1.2). Some with type 2 may even require injections of insulin to control their glucose levels. Using exercise as a treatment for type 2 diabetes is the focus of this book. I discuss important issues concerning the use of exercise in the treatment of type 1 diabetes as well.

The main goal of treating diabetes is to prevent complications of the disease. Many studies have shown that keeping the blood glucose at normal levels can be effective in eliminating the symptoms and slowing or preventing the potentially devastating complications associated with diabetes. We will discuss these complications in more detail in the following chapters.

How many times have you heard someone say, just eat right and exercise - If it were as easy as it sounds, type 2 diabetes would not be nearly as common as it is. But eating right and exercising are not easy. Most of us do not even understand what "eating right" is. Our society inundates us with advertisements that encourage us to eat more. When was the last time that you were at a fast-food drive-up window and the attendant asked you if you'd like to decrease the size of your value meal?

Table 1.2 Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes


Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes


Yes (all)

Yes (rare)

Hypoglycemic agents


Yes (common)


Yes (reduces complications but does not treat diabetes)


Healthy diet

Yes (reduces complications but does not treat diabetes)


The most common excuse that I hear is, "I do not have time to exercise."-Typically, this response comes from a person who does not understand how useful exercise can be in treating the condition. It is well known that exercise can improve almost anyone's health. People who have type 1 diabetes can benefit from exercise as well. But for someone with type 2 diabetes, exercise is a major component of treatment and in many cases may prevent the disease. The addition of physical activity to your life may be the only treatment you need for your diabetes.

You now have a good foundation of knowledge about your disease, which will help you understand the steps to creating your action plan for healthful living.

Making Glucose Control Your Goal

Many scientific studies show that the most effective way to decrease or eliminate the complications associated with diabetes is to keep blood glucose at or near normal levels. Most health problems that are associated with diabetes arise without many symptoms. Not knowing this simple fact can be a major roadblock to living a healthy life. If you don't know that a threat to your life exists, then how can you attempt to prevent it? Say you have 45,000 miles on your car and you want to drive your car 20 miles down a steep canyon. Tucked away in the glove box is the manual that states that the braking system should be serviced at 40,000 miles to prevent its potential failure. And say that you did not happen to read every page of your car's manual and did not know this particular fact. You would likely drive down the canyon completely unaware of the potential danger that lies ahead. Likewise, if glucose control is not your goal, potential dangers lie ahead. In this chapter we discuss the complications of poorly controlled diabetes.

The visual system (eyes), renal system (kidneys), cardiovascular system (heart), peripheral vascular system (blood vessels in the extremities), nervous system (nerves), gastrointestinal system (stomach and intestines), and immune system (infection control) are the bodily systems affected by poor diabetes control. Given that many of these systems interrelate, I discuss diabetes as it relates to vision, the kidneys, the heart and blood vessels, and the nervous system. The effects on gastrointestinal and immune system are discussed as well. These complications are summarized in table 2.1.

Table 2.1 Systems Affected by Diabetes

Organ system

Common signs and symptoms

Ocular system (eyes)

Blurred vision, blindness

Renal system (kidneys, bladder)

Protein wasting in urine, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections

Cardiovascular system (heart)

Coronary artery disease, heart attack

Peripheral vascular system (blood vessels of the arms and legs)

Leg and foot pain with activity, skin and soft-tissue breakdown

Central nervous system (brain)

Stroke or cerebral vascular incident

Peripheral nervous system (nerves in the torso, arms, and legs)

Foot numbness and pain, foot ulcers, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of bladder control, light-headedness, loss of consciousness

Immune system (infection-control system)

Frequent infections (skin and bladder infections are common)