- 4 chicken quarters
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1\4 cup natural yogurt
- 1 tsp. garlic paste
- 1 tsp. ginger paste
- 1-2 green chilies,
- 1 level tsp. cumin
- 1 level tsp. garam
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 level tsp. coriander
- 1 level tsp. chat
- 1 level tsp. salt
- few drops of red or
yellow food coloring
- oil for basting
- lemon wedges and
onions for decoration
1. Using a sharp knife, make 3 or 4 deep
incisions in each chicken quarter. Place the chicken pieces
in a large bowl and rub the lemon juice into the incisions.
Cover and leave to marinate for about an hour.
2. Add ginger, garlic.green
chilies, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, coriander, chat
masala, salt and food coloring to the yogurt and mix well.
3. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces
and coat them liberally with the yogurt mixture. Cover and
leave to marinate at room temperature for about 5-6 hours or
over night in a refrigerator.
4. Thread the chicken pieces on metal skewers and grill the
chicken over hot charcoal, Basting once at the end of the
cooking time. Alternatively, Place the chicken in a oven at
325F, (170C) or gas mark 3. Roost for 1 hour, Basting
frequently and Turing once or twice to brown the both sides.
5.Decorate with lemon wedges and onion rings.
Cut the chicken
breast into 2 inch pieces then marinate as above. Thread
closely on metal skewers and grill as above.
Poodinay Ki Chutney
tests reveal why light can worsen migraines
pathway that underlies a migraine sufferer's sensitivity to
light has been uncovered by Harvard scientists.
The researchers studied two groups of blind people who
suffered migraine headaches.
They found light triggered a reaction in a group of brain
neurons that remained active for some time.
Migraines are one-sided throbbing headaches that cause
nausea and affect up to six million people in the UK.
The researchers, writing in the journal Nature Neuroscience,
said they noted that even blind people who had migraines
experienced sensitivity to light or photophobia.
The observation led them to the idea that the signals
transmitted from the retina via the optic nerve were somehow
triggering worsening of the pain.
Sleep-wake cycles They looked at 20 blind people who fell into two groups
- the first were totally blind due to eye diseases such as
retinal cancer and glaucoma.
They were unable to see images or to sense light and
therefore could not maintain normal sleep-wake cycles.
Patients in the second group were legally blind due to
retinal degenerative diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa.
Although they were unable to perceive images, they could
detect the presence of light and maintain normal sleep-wake
The patients in the second group described intensified pain
when they were exposed to light, in particular to blue or
Rami Burstein, professor of anaesthesia and critical care
medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in
Boston, US, led the study.
Professor Burstein said: "While the patients in the first
group did not experience any worsening of their headaches
from light exposure, the patients in the second group
clearly described intensified pain when they were exposed to
"This suggested to us that the mechanism of photophobia must
involve the optic nerve, because in totally blind
individuals, the optic nerve does not carry light signals to
"We also suspected that a group of recently discovered
retinal cells containing melanopsin photoreceptors (which
help control biological functions including sleep and
wakefulness) is critically involved in this process, because
these are the only functioning light receptors left among
patients who are legally blind."
Lee Tomkins, director of Migraine Action, said: "We have
known from previous research that this sensitivity can be
triggered by the blue light waves in the light spectrum, but
avoiding grey light is a new aspect, and we are now
wondering if this research might help us to further
understand why so many people with migraines are sensitive
to low energy light sources as well."
Electrical signals Migraine pain is believed to develop when the meninges,
the membranes that surround the brain and central nervous
system, become irritated.
This stimulates pain receptors and triggers a series of
events that lead to the prolonged activation of groups of
The researchers also examined what happened when they
injected dyes into the eyes of rats.
They traced the path of the melanopsin retinal cells through
the optic nerve to the brain where they found a group of
neurons that become electrically active during a migraine.
"When small electrodes were inserted into these 'migraine
neurons', we discovered that light was triggering a flow of
electrical signals that was converging on these very cells,"
said Professor Burstein.
Even when the light was removed these neurons remained
"This helps explain why patients say that their headache
intensifies within seconds after exposure to light, and
improves 20 to 30 minutes after being in the dark."
Dr Sue Lipscombe, a GP from Brighton with a special interest
in headaches, said: "It suggests that an external source is
contributing to the migraine condition and it is not just a
contained brain disorder that just takes its cycle but that
there are outside modifying factors."
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speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles
per second. In exact terms it is 299,792,458 m/s (equal to
186,287.49 miles per second).
2 It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from
the Suns surface to the Earth.
3 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at
this very moment.
4 The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through
space at an incredible 67,000 mph.
5 Every year, over one million earthquakes shake the
6 When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, its force was so great it
could be heard 4,800 kilometers away in Australia.
7 Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the
8 Every year lightning kills 1000 people.
9 In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London broke free
from the Antarctic ice shelf .
10 If you could drive your car straight up you would
arrive in space in just over an hour.
11 Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m.
12 The Earth is 4.56 billion years old the same age as the
Moon and the Sun.
13 The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the
Alps were formed.
14 Female black widow spiders eat their males after
15 When a flea jumps, the rate of acceleration is 20 times
that of the space shuttle during launch.
16 If our Sun were just inch in diameter, the nearest star
would be 445 miles away.
17 Astronauts cannot belch there is no gravity to
separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
18 The air at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet is
only a third as thick as the air at sea level.
19 One million, million, million, million, millionth of a
second after the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a
20 DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Swiss Friedrich
21 The molecular structure of DNA was first determined by
Watson and Crick in 1953.
22 The first synthetic human chromosome was constructed by
US scientists in 1997.
23 The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.
24 Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866.
25 Wilhelm Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize for physics
for discovering X-rays in 1895.
26 The tallest tree ever was an Australian eucalyptus In
1872 it was measured at 435 feet tall.
27 Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant
in 1967 the patient lived for 18 days.
28 An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts.
29 Wireless communications took a giant leap forward in
1962 with the launch of Telstar, the first satellite capable
of relaying telephone and satellite TV signals.
30 The Ebola virus kills 4 out of every 5 humans it
I really appreciate
this. As I observe such type of activities are mostly either
in Riyadh or Eastern province but rare in Jeddah or Makkah.
CP community should do in western province as well.
Shahbaz Ameer Malik Jeddah.
Dear Bhai, Thanks for the comment. You
are referring in your mail to the medical camp being held in
Al Khobar and our notification to our members regarding the
camp. Bhai answer to your question is in your mail. Yes
unless community comes forward to help there is no chance of
having such camps in your area. I think some are forgetting
that unless we unite there is no way we can survive in years
to come. So suggestions are fine but actions are needed!
In Jeddah a group of doctors do conduct such free medical
camps in the vicinity of the consulate. You may like to call
the consulate and check when would be the next medical camp.
young Pakistanis, we hope that you would like the new setup of your
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is Divine Assalam-O-Alaikum!
Hello friends, so are you enjoying the change of weather.
The regions that were smoldering with blazing summer sun are
now enjoying pleasant weather but some regions are now set
to face chilly winters. To whatever region you belong, I
wish you happy winters.
This time I will be discussing a noble trait that we rarely
see being practiced now- The habit of forgiving. To forgive
means to abstain from taking revenge or inflicting
punishment on your enemy or some one who has done wrong to
you, while you have the ability and the means to do so. It
calls for overlooking the offence and injustice of a person
who has purposefully or mistakenly hurt you.
It is because the act of forgiving is now rarely practiced,
that we see more of hatred and unrest around. Each side
keeps blaming the other and ignores the virtue of pardoning.
The more this trait is being neglected the more we hear the
news of wars, fighting and killing. It is demand of the day
that we re-inculcate the value of forgiveness in our lives.
It demands a lot of courage to forgive and one who learns to
forgive tends to be kind to fellow humans because he
realizes the truth of "To err is human and to forgive is
divine". He who forgives is nearer to God. God forgives us
when we fail Him. Then what is it that makes mortal man so
merciless, unpardonable, mean and so unable to forgive.
When you forgive you do good more to your own self than you
do to the other. Forgiveness cleanses your system of the
poison that will surely worsen and cause sufferings and
continued misery if not released. Peace and forgiveness is
an inseparable pair. By offering forgiveness to others, you
give yourself peace of mind and it makes you a good person.
Refusing to forgive by holding on to the anger and
bitterness can make your own life miserable. . Don't poison
your mind with resentment and anger. You cannot take the
poison and expect someone else to die. There is nothing so
bad that cannot be forgiven. So don't hold on to the anger
and resentment but let go of it and you will be much happier
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. So friends, lets
be the change we wish to see, let us adopt a forgiving
attitude towards others.Till next time,
Tariq Holy City of Makkah-Ul-Mukarrama
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