Monday, June 27, 2011

Tips to stay healthy in monsoon

-- Information shared from :, by Dr Parul R Sheth --
Along with the fun and rain, monsoon brings along with a hoard of health problems as well. Read on to know how one can prevent these problems.
Monsoon brings with it fun, romance, pakoras, chai, bhutta or a stroll on the promenade by the sea-shore. But it also brings with it the monsoon blues – the muddy, mouldy misery, pot holes, traffic, and clamminess and to top it all, a hoard of health problems.
Mumbai-based physician Dr Priyamvada Rane list of diseases that can trouble you during the rainy season. “Acute viral respiratory illnesses such as common cold, pharyngitis, croup, bronchitis and pneumonia are among the most common illnesses at the onset of monsoon. Waterborne diseases such as acute infectious inflammatory colitis due to salmonellosis, shigellosis, and cholera are frequently seen in travellers, so also acute viral hepatitis presenting with jaundice. Parasitic infections like malaria and dengue fever are rampant. Recurrent P vivax malaria with low platelet level in the blood requiring frequent hospitalisation despite adequate therapeutic and prophylactic treatment is a growing concern.” 
Dr Nina Madnani, dermatology consultant and department coordinator, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC, Mumbai , says, “Rains means sweating, soggy skin, and wet warm folds; these conditions dispose people especially the obese, and diabetics, to develop new bacterial or fungal infections, or aggravation of their dormant skin problems. The underarms, groins, under breasts or pendulous body folds and in-between toes are the common sites involved by fungal infections. The symptoms include itching, redness, scaling, or a white soggy appearance.”
“Occasionally minute cuts develop, which can make the area secondarily infected with bacteria. If this happens in between the toes, swelling, redness, and severe pain can develop in the leg (cellulites). Sometimes the entire sole of the foot may get involved. Existing diseases like an eczema or psoriasis may get infected with bacteria, if drenched with contaminated rain or drain water”, adds Dr Madnani.
Regarding precautionary measures Dr Madnani advises, “Keep feet dry. Carry an extra pair of dry socks, so that the skin remains moisture-free. Wipe and dry all folds very carefully, and use a dusting powder as a preventive. Get all symptoms tackled early by a dermatologist to prevent complications.”
Tips to stay healthy this monsoon (With inputs from Dr Priyamvada Rane)
  • Avoid eating uncooked / uncovered / unhygienic food.
  • Keep your house and surroundings clean. Ensure that household waste and society premises waste and litter are disposed off daily.
  • Ensure that stored water is covered with well with fitting lids and the water is replaced regularly.
  • Broken plastic containers / rubber tyres / tanks are breeding place for mosquitoes and flies. They should be disposed off immediately.
  • Use mosquitoes repellents, mosquito nets and pesticides fumigation by professional personnel.
  • Do not remain in wet clothes.
  • Take care of your feet, especially if you have diabetes.
  • Chase away those gloomy Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) blues by wearing bright colours.
  • Limit your fried food intake. Sip on hot soups and hot herbal tea instead.

Kokan- XI Win Jubail Summer Cup Title

News reported by Brother Aslam Chougle, Jubail Summer Cup committee

Congratulation to Kokan - XI for wining Jubail summer cup against Kafi Group.
Kokan - XI played very good cricket Final match was excited until last ball of the inning Kafi group given very hard time to Kokan but Kokan - XI wins the Jubail summer cup tittle.
Match Summary :
Kokan won the toss and elected Fielding, in the first over of inning wasim golandaz bold to the Shakeel Asghar very good batsaman from Kafi after out of Shakeel inning set by captain of Kafi Malik and gulzar they played very well and set Kafi inning But Kokan fielders excellent on the ground avail the all chances and bowlers bowl to the right areas not allow to the kafi batsman play a big drive, from Kafi inning Mohsin and Gulzar played very good knock. Bowlers of Kokan XI did very good job and bowl very well. Kafi set a target of 151 runs to the kokan.
Kokan starting a chase start of the inning thought target is very low, after the good opening partnership between usman and kashif kafi bowler get out kashif capatin of kokan - XI Aslam chougle put himself as onedown batting order he did small partnership captain Aslam was playing good but again kafi bowler Shoaib he strike and Aslam got out from one side usman is making the runs but suddenly kafi bowlers come back in the match and one stage kokan score was 75 / 5 after 10 overs kokan top order collapse kokan was required 75 runs in next 10 overs with 5 wickets Rahsid chowdhry and Tausif pathan was at the crease they played very sensibly and keep going on they taken to kokan very near to the victory but cricket is a game of chances Rustam bowler of kafi bowled very well he bowled maiden over and very next over Tausif set batsman got out. In the last over Kokan required 10 runs in a six ball new man on the crease muzafar, first ball of the over muzafar throw the ball out of the boundary for 4 runs again kafi bowler gulzar very strongly comeback and bowl dot ball situation was very exited, nervous and heart was beating very faster everybody from ground stand up required 6 runs from 4 balls. third ball muzafar takes a single again Rashid chowdhary on the strike required 5 runs in a 3 balls Rashid chawdhary danger batsman from Kokan scored 2 runs on third ball scored require 3 runs from 2 balls Rashid chowdhary become a hero and hitted 6 runs on the second last and Kokan - XI win very superbly.
  • Rashid Chowdhry scored 45 Runs
  • Tausif Pathan scored = 40 Runs
  • Usman scored = 35 Runs
  • Kafi shoaib taken 3 wickets. Kafi played very good cricket make very hard path to Kokan after all very good match very fair cricket and umpires played very good job Usman and ishtiaq very fair umpiring.
  • Player of the tournament = Nadeem From Olayan Descon
  • Best Batsman = Shoaib from Kafi
  • Best bowler = Kashif from Kokan
  • Spirit of the Cricket = Player from Kings
  • Highest individual match score = Ruaf Bhatt from Mira cricket club individual bowling performance = Shamshad from Friends.
  • Man of the match Final = Rashid chowdhry.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kokani Students Shinning in CBSE exams of 10th & 12th – Dammam, Saudi Arabia

It is very heartening to know that this year most of the Kokani students from Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia performed exceptionally well in the CBSE exams of 10th and 12th Class. Following are the list of students who have done Kokani Community Proud.
  • Ms. Tabir Waqar Panvelkar - 10th   100%
  • Ms. Abeer Eissa Karjikar - 10th     100%
  • Ms. Fatima Gafur Dalwai - 10th     95%
  • Ms. Rozmen Rauf Wangde - 10th    95%
  • Ms. Bushra Hanif Wangde - 12th     86%
  • Mr. Mohammed Zaid Bagdadi - 10th   85.5%
  • Mr. Kashif Javeed Kazi - 10th     77.9%
  • Ms. Fatima Shahnawaz Khatib - 12th     77%
  • Ms. Suad Sajjad Khatib - 12th     71%
  • Mr. Zargham Altaf Qadiri - 12th    70%
  • Ms. Zainab Shabbir Mukadam - 10th     65%
  • Ms. Aafreen Zahid Mukadam - 10th    65%
  • Ms. Mohsina Arshad Kazi - 10th     62%
  • Mr. Taha Johar Balbale - 10th    54%
  • Mr. Afif Irfan Khatib - 10th     50%
  • Mr. Yahya Mubashir Kardame - 10th   50%
Once again we congratulate all the students and their parents and wish all the students great success in their future.
The Kokan Committee, Dammam Branch tried their best to collect the data of the Kokani students of Eastern Province from their sources. If any student has been left out of the above list then please apologies and congratulations to them as well.
Thanks to Brother Abid Imam B. Khawar, P.R. and Media Kokan Committee Eastern Province – Dammam - Alkhobar Branch for sharing this information.

Friday, June 17, 2011

SSC Result - Maharashtra, 2011

According to Times of India, Secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) students can check their online results free of cost at any of the MS-CIT centres run by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), on Friday.

The Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and
Higher Secondary Education, which conducted the SSC exams in March, will declare the online results at 1 pm on Friday. The same will be based on the best-5 policy adopted by the state government. The marksheets will be distributed on June 27 from 3 pm onwards at the concerned secondary schools.

The board has identified seven websites where students can access details of their results. The URLs of these sites are :;;;;;; and

Students can approach any of the 5,000 MS-CIT centres across the state which have over 40,000 internet-ready computers to check their results free of cost, the
MKCL announced on Thursday. Over 4.07 lakh std XII students availed of this service when the higher secondary certificate results were announced .

Students can also secure their results through SMS services offered by
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and For BSNL service, students have to type MHSSC followed by space and then the seat number and send the same to shortcode 57766. For mobile service, type MHSSC followed by space then seat number and send to 573335000

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sindhudurg district photos

Sindhudurg district is the Southern part of the ‘Konkan’ which is historically famous for its long coast line and safe harbors. The district is named after the fort of Sindhudurg (which means “fort in the sea”), which lies on a rocky island just off the coast of Malvan.

Photos are contributed by Kiran Sawant, Aslam's friend.

Nerurpar Back water

Nerurpar Back water

Nerurpar Back water

Bhogave Beach

Bhogave Beach

Bhogave Beach

Bhogave Beach





Nivati Beach


Sindhudurg fort

Vengurla Beach

Kunkeshwar Beach

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Revdanda village, Raigad

Revdanda is a village near Alibag. It is 17 kms from Alibag. Revdanda is an important port. The Salav bridge at revdanda which joins Murud and Alibag gives a cool view of the surroundings, You can see a beautiful sight of Revdanda port, beach and the Vikram Ispat factory from the bridge. A walk to the adjoining beach will give you a breathtaking view of the Revdanda Fort. The fort was built by a Portuguese Captain by the name of Soj in 1558.
The sand of Revdanda beach is black in colour, which gives it a unique look. The beauty of this place lies in the coconut and beetle nut trees in this region. The place is also famous for a species of aromatic flower called “Bakuli” it’s a small flower with a wonderful fragrance.
The most perfect time to visit Revdanda is month of Dec and Monsoon season.
The pictures are contributed by Brother Aslam Siddiqui.