Celebrate Diwali Like Never Before!

On the festival of lights, Diwali, India glitters on the world panorama with unceasing fireworks and illuminated expanses. The subtle but significant reason behind the fervent jubilation in Diwali is its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural etymology. The festival finds a significance in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and also among Buddhist of Nepal. The North Indians mark the day as the homecoming of Lord Rama, in the Western India Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped and in the Southern India, people rejoice at the defeat of the demon Narakasur by Lord Krishna.

Whatever may be the reason, Diwali brings with it endless bestow of gifts and sweets which actually multiplies its charisma. Diwali Gifts are the ideal modes of bringing afore the feelings of affection and regard which stays concealed under the hood of attitude, stress and negligence. Dry fruit packs wrapped in multicolour gift wraps, mouth-watering sweets and artistic show pieces are the essence of Diwali Shopping. People greet each other with fragrant flower bouquets, boxes filled with dry fruits and intricately carved decorative items.

Selecting the gifts for the special ones in your life is harder than anticipating presents from them. These days, however, things have become a lot easier with technology at our disposal. Online Shopping portals have an exhaustive assortment of gifts for Diwali 2008 that your friends will cherish. Ferns-n-Petals launched a range of products for gifting purposes that are affordable as well as perfect. If you think you have had enough gulabjamuns and laddus for a lifetime, then browse through the comprehensive collection of delectable dry fruits dipped in rich chocolates from Ferns-n-Petals. There can be nothing better than scented candles for your best pals and loved ones. Gift the combo pack of exotic fragrant pot-pourri with beautiful scented candles and see how their faces light up in delight.

Make your beloved feel special with an intricately carved 24K gold rose. One of a kind gift that lives up to eternity, just like your pure love. What can be better than a beautifully arranged fresh flower bouquet on a visit to your relatives on this special occasion?

With Online Shopping, India is moving to a new horizon keeping its traditions alive at the same time. The shopping websites have a bewildering collection of gifts to make Diwali Shopping fun and easy. You will find it hard to pick one.

The Benefits Of Reading Short Stories That You Can Download Online

Any short stories downloading site is sure to give you easy navigation buttons in order to find the exact literature that you want. You will normally see categories like the ones below: 1. Fiction 2. Romance 3. Sci-Fi 4. Fantasy 5. Humors 6. Horror 7. Interactive 8. Children These are the normal categories which will make your searching easier. Sometimes, you may also search using the name of the author if you know it by heart. Once your e-book download short story is downloaded to your hard drive, you can choose to read it from your e-book reader (you must have an e-book reader to access most of the stories). You do not have to worry about the text fonts because you can adjust it to the way you like it. And if you are really having a hard time reading it using your computer, you can always print it and have a hard copy of your own.

You should also consider the ratings given to the literature before downloading your short story. In most cases, you can see the following ratings like: U – which means that the story is suitable for children of any age, PG – Which literally means Parental Guidance, which means you need to be with your children when reading it because there might be some scenes not suitable for very young minds.

We also have rating 15 – which does not mean you have to be 15 years old to read it but this means there are scenes that contains violence, sex and language that is not suitable for all audiences. Then the last one would be rated 18 – which is strictly for adults only.

Downloading short stories is very beneficial because aside from not having to read chapter per chapter books, you get the total idea and feel the emotion of the writer in just a few pages. Children will surely see the moral lesson of the story and bring it with them as they grow older. And since they do not normally contain pictures and other graphics, children will hone their imagination skills and lead them to be creative and develop other skills that they may need as they grow up. Adults would also benefit from this because with just a few pages, they are able to relax themselves and somehow pick some lessons from what they read and see the beauty of life.

Just make sure to download short stories from reputable sites in order to protect your computer from any type of virus and spywares that may damage your drive. Once you have seen a good site for this, teach your children how to use the navigation buttons and make him or her enjoy the habit instead of making your children use the internet for doing nonsense or worst- doing something that they shouldn’t be.

This Is Big. Monster Big. 103 Inch Panasonic Plasma Television

The new Panasonic 103 inch plasma television is out. The TH-103PZ600U with 1080p capability will have an expected SRP of $69,999.95 and is expected to be available for delivery in time for Christmas 2006. It will also offer a three-year in-home limited warranty, unprecedented in the industry.
In flat panel displays, plasma has technical advantages over other technologies, including LCD, when it comes to making larger size panels. Nevertheless, there are numerous technical challenges in making plasma panels that are larger than 100 inches measured diagonally while maintaining stable discharge and high picture quality across the entire surface of the panel.
Panasonic has overcome these technical hurdles by developing a new rib and phosphor for these super large panels. A “rib” divides each gas cell and prevents interference between adjacent cells to produce clear images. The 103-inch 1080p plasma panel, equivalent to four 50-inch panels in size, features consistent and uniform discharge, delivering the same accurate images from the center to every corner of the screen and brightness as the current 50-inch HD model (TH-50PX500). The panel incorporates Panasonic’s 1080p HD high-speed pixel drive. The same high-speed pixel drive is used in the TH-65PX500 65-inch 1080p Plasma TV, which has been well received in Japan since its introduction last November, and the 50-inch 1080p Plasma unveiled at CEATEC JAPAN 2005 in October 2005.

The TH-103PZ600U provides stunning widescreen progressive display featuring full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical, a contrast ratio of 4,000:1, and 4,096 equivalent steps of gradation. Its effective display area is more than 89.3? wide by over 50.2? high. The super-size 103? 1080p panel is equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays.
?Until now, the market for 100-plus-inch screens was dominated by front projection TVs. Panasonic now realizes another option in this sector. Our 103-inch 1080p PDP promises high quality images with high brightness, dynamic contrast, high resolution and excellent color reproduction that projection displays cannot match. We believe it will create strong demand as a multipurpose display for business, educational and medical applications as well as home theater use,? said Mr. Nagano, Director, PDP Device Business Unit of Panasonic AVC Networks Company.

An Insight Into Accurist Watches

The roots of Accurist watches can be traced back to 1946 when a couple decided to make a watch of their own and manufacture it under their brand name. The competition during that time was intense and many manufacturers have already established themselves by 1852. Therefore, the chances of success were slim and yet these couple decided to try their luck with the watches that were manufactured using Swiss components. Most of the watches that were manufactured during that era have this habit of falling back in time, but the watches made from Swiss components lacked this feature and so the couple decided to use Swiss components in their watches too.

They also did good market research and came to the conclusion to set the price of their products to something lesser than the other competitors. Thus the first of the Accurist watches were born. One of the innovations that have been especially attributed to them is the discovery and widespread use of the 21 jewels in the watches. Though it was received with much skepticism during the initial days, the other manufacturers are followed suit and within some years, many others too started implementing this technology in their watches.

During those times, itself the Accurist watches had started showing their durability and agility. People who had opted for their products soon can to find that Accurist watches lasts much longer than the competing products and the news spread like wild fire. This had immensely boosted the sale of the watch and this was again further boosted with the help of weekly advertisements on the TV and the radio. With the pass of time, more sophisticated models from Accurist watches were released and they were seen on the hands of many reputed celebrities and movie stars in the UK and all over the world.

The success of the firm can be largely touted to them starting a new office in the Switzerland, the land of watches. Now they can keep up with the competition by dissecting the watches which were launched in the Swiss market. True to this promise, Accurist watches were now masterpieces and within a short time, the watches gained popularity both in the UK as well as all over the world. By the 1970s, digital watches were the talk of the day and Accurist watches decided to try their fortune in that field too and ultimately succeeded.

Many of their digital quartz watches that were released from the stables of Accurist watches were met with much applause. The company shifted its operation from Switerzland to Japan, as Japan was the buzzing market of the quartz era. Many quartz models which were released in Japan was finding worldwide acceptance Accurist watches decided to try their luck by learning the intricate concepts of quartz watches. The watch company has got quite lots of history associated with it such as being the British?s talking clock and maintenance of the Greenwich mean time.