Sunday, March 27, 2011

The dirty side of money

I kind of vaguely remember a documentary in NGC about finding the cause of an epidemic that affects the respiratory tract and people are even strangled to death. The findings of which turned out to be spreading due to some kinda Ecoli (Escherichia coli  O5O7 I guess) present in fruits, rotten tomatoes carried over to the other places and could survive even when froze to sub temperatures…

Now the funny side of it is.. Earning less too turns out to be a blessing in disguise… at times ofcourse… J




The dirty side of money                                              


BANGALORE, March 25, 2011

·  All currency notes, 96% coins carry pathogenic species

·  Sanitise hands after handling currency, advises paper

Currency infected with bacteria: study

An employee counts currency notes at a cash counter in a bank in Agartala. — Photo: Reuters

A new study published in the latest edition of Current Science has found that every single currency note and 96 per cent of coins carry various strains of bacteria, of which at least three species are highly infectious.

If that weren't enough, this widely handled article may be assisting in the spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, found the paper, one of few such studies conducted on Indian currency.

The research paper, titled 'Screening of currency in circulation for bacterial contamination' was authored by Akshay Sharma and B. Dhanashree of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University.

As part of their study, the researchers each collected 25 samples of currency notes and coins, using a random sampling technique.

Responsible for diseases

Microbial screening showed that a surprising 96 per cent of coins and 100 per cent of the currency notes were found to be contaminated with different bacterial species. Of these, three pathogenic species — Staphylococcus aureus,Klebsiella spp and Escherichia coli – were found to be responsible for various gastric and respiratory diseases.


Tests showed that the bacteria were considerably resistant to commonly used antibiotics. For instance, S. aureus showed 100 per cent resistance to penicillin, while 50 per cent of Klebsiella spp were resistant to piperacillin. E. coli was resistant to ampicillin and piperacillin.

Bacteria such as Klebsiella spp. were known to cause hospital-acquired infections, and are most commonly involved in respiratory tract infections.

The paper advised medical professionals and food handlers, in particular, to sanitise their hands after handling currency to prevent cross-contamination.




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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sports Preview shows - Mediocre Media and those mean men...

Too sick of watching the match previews on the eve of CWC2011... Esp the news channels like timenow, NDTV they hardly look appealing and are only concentrating on doing something flashy and filmy with all those nonsense comments and catch lines so mediocre written by mediocre ppl....

Even roping in those old hogs seems hardly helping it improve its content... Boria Majumdar (funny sports beureu journo) a self-proclaimed cric geek just goes on spitting watever comes across his mind claiming he has gotten some kinda heavenly dawn... Mandira trying so hard to luk cute and so pathetic in her all reavealing attire with those few gud oldtimes who themselves are trying hard to put to words whatever they think.. coz these crazy media maniacs would try to make miles out of every minute.... Dean jones is another hilarious piece of shit... Prof. Deano as they fondly call him... SOmehow the fiery batsman from OZ had gotten so deep into the shit which only goes to show how unsuccessful could he so as to stop commenting and running (acting rather) sports preview shows....

Sidhu however still seem to maintain his lordliness yet attracting his fans with all those siddhuisms...

Well the names goes on and on for its the time for all these bugger to reap whatever they did or did not sow... As long as indian ppl are so fond of gossips in sports irrespective of the veracity of the content these media preview shows gonna fish out for TRP's with those hard liners claiming whatever they hardly know of..

However ironic as it may sound it is a very evident truth that media is hardly ethical and loyal these days and are running for mere money than for the spirit of the journalism.