2 year old Sumatran smokes 40 cigarettes a day


Ardi rizal is just a two-year-old Sumatran boy, but is not less than a chain smoker.

Rizal who lives in a fishing village Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia, smokes at least 40 cigarettes in a day. He got addicted to smoking after his father gave him a fag when he was just 18 months, reports thesun.co.uk.

He weighs more than 25 kilograms and finds it almost impossible to run with other kids.

“He’s totally addicted. If he doesn’t get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick,” said her mother Daina.

Rizal smokes a particular brand and his habit costs his parents more than $5 a day.

The officials of the village have offered to buy the family a car if he quits.

However Rizal’s father Mohammed, a fishmonger finds no problem with his habit and believes his son is quite healthy.

“He looks pretty healthy to me. I don’t see the problem,” said Mohammed.

Smoking kid stuns the world
Two-year-old Sumatran boy Ardi Rizal's two-pack-a-day cigarette habit has sparked outrage, prompting an American anti-smoking group to call upon the Indonesian government to take urgent action.

"It's clear the parents of this baby don't understand the risk smoking poses to their child," the New York Daily News quoted Matthew Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C., as saying.

He added: "This reflects a pervasive problem in many low-income countries where tobacco companies market their products to an uneducated public," Myers said.

Ardi, who lives in the fishing village of Musi Banyuasin, in Indonesia's South Sumatra, was given his first cigarette by his dad at just 18 month old.

His mum, Diana, understands her son has a problem.

She said: "He's totally addicted.

"If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick."

But Ardi's father, Mohammad Rizal, is unfazed by his son's smoking habit.

"I'm not worried about his health, he looks healthy. He cries and throws tantrums when we don't let him smoke. He's addicted," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

Seto Mulyadi, chairman of Indonesia's child protection commission, says parents who smoke and aggressive advertising are responsible for the rise in the number of child smokers.

He said: "A law to protect children and passive smokers should be introduced immediately in this country." (ANI)

Membership Drive Indian Youth Congress


Membership Drive extended till 5th of June!!!

The Indian Youth Congress membership drive in the state of Kerala has been extended and will go till the 5th of June. The list of LROs will be updated soon. The Membership form is available. Be ready for the first round of battle - Membership.

Note : The Election model has been changed for the state of Kerala. Elections will be held at the Booth level and not the Panchayat level.Polling Booth Number and Voterlist Serial Number must be filled in the Membership form. Polling Booth Number and Voterlist Serial Number must be according to the 2009 Parliament General election. For an official Lok Sabha 2009 Voter list please visit www.ceokerala.com to know your Polling Booth Number and Voterlist Serial Number.

These are exciting times at the IYC, and we invite you, the youth to be a part of the ongoing transformation within the organization. This is a clear opportunity for each and every member of the membership drive, to become a leader, and establish himself/herself in the political landscape of the nation in the years to come.

To learn more about our membership process, click here.

How do i become an IYC member?
1. Download the Membership form.
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Who can become a Member of IYC?
Anyone can become an IYC member, as long as he/she is less than 35 years of age, and is a citizen of India. Aspiring members should not be a part of another political organization, or must relinquish their membership in any other political organization.

For any concerns/queries regarding membership, please contact the IYC help desk
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Best slow songs collection

Best slow-dance & love-making love songs & rock ballads collection ever songs

Aerosmith - Crazy
Air Supply - All Out of Love
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat
Alias - More Than Words Can Say
All 4 One - I Swear
Another Level - Freak Me (candj radio edit)
Aurora - To Die For (feat. Marcella Detroit)
Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me
Backstreet Boys - Drowning (Album Version)
Backstreet Boys - Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
Bangles - Eternal Flame.wma
Barry White - Love's Theme
Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love.wma
Ben E. King - Stand By Me.wma
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Beverly Craven - Promise Me.wma
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner - I've Had the Time of my Life
Billy Idol - Sweet Sixteen
Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Breathe - Hands To Heaven
Brian Adams - Everything I Do I Do It For You
Brian Adams - Heaven
Celine Dion - The Power Of Love
Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain & Carole King - You'Ve Got A Friend
Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels Like Home
Chicago - Hard To Say Im Sorry
Chicago - You're The Inspiration
Chris De Burgh - The Lady In Red
Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
Counting Crows - Colorblind
Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time.wma
Damn Yankees - High Enough
Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
Denise - I Love Your Smile
Doors - Riders On The Storm
Eagles - Hotel California (Original)
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Sacrifice
Elton John - Song For Guy
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elton John - Your Song
Elton John, Blue - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Elton John, George Michael - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.wma
Elvis Presley - I Can'T Help Falling In Love With You
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me
Engelbert Humperdinck - The Last Waltz
Enigma - Sadeness (part 1)
Eric Carmen - All By Myself
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Europe - Carrie
Everette Harp - I Miss Me With You
Extreme - More Than Words
F. R. David - Words
Firehouse - Love Of A Lifetime
Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What A Night) (80'S Remix)
Frank Sinatra - Moon River
Fugees - Ready Or Not
Gary Barlow - Forever Love
George Michael - Careless Whisper
George Michael - One More Try
Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You
Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
Heart - Alone
Heart - Alone (unplugged version)
Heart - These Dreams
Inda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much
INXS - Need You Tonight
Jaak Jürisson, Henn Rebane - Veskimees
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me
Jackson Five - I'll Be There
Jamie O'Neal - All By Myself
Jennifer Paige - Crush
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Summer Nights
Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now
Joshua Kadison - Jesse
Jostein Hasselgård - I’m not afraid to move on
Karen Carpenter - (They Long To Be) Close To You
Kenny G - Sentimental
Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don'T Take Your Love To Town
Kim Wilde - You Came
Laura Branigan - Self Control
Lionel Richie - Hello
Lionel Richie - Stuck on You
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Luther Vandross - So Amazing.wma
Madonna - Frozen
Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven.wma
Mariah Carey - Hero
Martika - Toy Soldiers
Marvin Gaye - Healing (Sexual).wma
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
Michael Bolton - Said I Loved You... But I Lied
Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman
Michael Bolton & Kenny G - Missing You Now
Michael Buble - Kissing a Fool
Michael Jackson - Got to Be There
Michael W. Smith - I Will Be Here For You
Michael W. Smith - Place in this World
Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow
Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
Mr Big - To Be With You
Mr Big - Wild World
Mr Mister - Kyrie
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable (Duet With Nat King Cole)
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Nek e Laura Pausini - Sei solo tu
Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue - Where The Wild Roses Grow
Nick Kershaw - The Riddle
Nilsson - Without You.wma
Oleta Adams - Get Here
Otis Redding - When A Man Loves A Woman (Oldies)
O-Town - All Or Nothing
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home).wma
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love
Phil Collins - Against all Odds
Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise
Phil Collins - In Too Deep
Phil Collins - One More Night
Phil Collins & Genesis - Hold On My Heart
Phil Collins & Genesis - In The Air Tonight
Placebo - Every You And Every Me
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
REO Speedwagon - Cant Fight This Feeling
REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You
Robin Beck - The First Time
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
Roxette - Spending My Time
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Savage - Only You
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Scorpions - Send Me an Angel
Scorpions - Still Loving You
Seal - Crazy
Simon And Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U.wma
Skeeter Davis - Why Does The Sun Go On Shining
Spice Girls - Two Become One
Spice Girls - Viva Forever
Stevie Wonder - I Don't Know Why I Love You
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
Take That - Back For Good.wma
Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love.wma
The Beloved - Sweet Harmony
The Carpenters - Close To You
The Cars - Drive
The Connels - ´74-´75
The Corrs - Runaway
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Tony Braxton - Un-Break my heart
Toto - Africa
Toto - I'll Be Over You
Turtles - So Happy Together
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm
U2 - With Or Without You
Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
W.A.S.P. -Hallowed Ground (Acoustic)
Westlife - Mandy
Westlife - My Love
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time
Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias - To All the Women I've Loved Before

Ford Figo


Specification, Features, Price and Looks

Ford Figo is the hatchback by Ford launched in India. Ford has no car in this segment and has come up with Figo to fill the gap. The car looks good and modern with good space inside and decent exterior looks.


Ford will manufacture Figo in its Chennai plant which will be both more eco-friendly and cost effective plant for Ford because of cheaper material and labor costs in India. The size and price segment will bring some more competition to Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20 , Maruti Ritz , Chevrolet Beat, Tata Indica and Maruti Swift.

Ford Figo Specifications

Specification of Ford Figo Petrol includes:

  • 1.2 Liter DuraTec MPFI Petrol Engine
  • Max Power 70 BHP @6250 RPM
  • Max Torque 104 Nm @ 4000 RPM

Specification of Ford Figo Diesel includes:

  • 1.4 Liter DuraTorq CRDI Diesel Engine
  • Max Power 68 BHP @4000 RPM
  • Max Torque 160 Nm @ 2000 RPM

Other Specifications :

  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Huge luggage space
  • Length : 3795mm, Width 1680mm and Height 1427mm
  • Long Wheelbase of 2489mm
  • 14 Inch Wheel
  • Front Disk brakes
  • Rear Disk Brakes
  • Front Suspension – McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension – Multiple Link Twist Beam
  • 45 Liter Fuel Tank


Ford Figo Features

Ford Figo Features include:

  • ABS – Anti lock braking system
  • EBD – Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system
  • Dashboard mounted boot opening button
  • Programmable remote locking system
  • Flip-fold down rear seat
  • Modern instrument cluster
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Integrated MP3 player with Bluetooth connectivity
  • AC with heater


Ford Figo Price

There is no official announcement about the price, but as per sources,the petrol version of Ford Figo will be priced between Rs. 3.5 Lakhs to Rs. 4.5 Lakhs and the Diesel version of Ford Figo will be priced between Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 5.5

Updated on 2 March 2010 – The price has been announced by Ford, see the link below -

Ford Figo Price In India From Rs. 3.6 Lakhs To Rs. 5.45 Lakhs

നാനോയെക്കള്‍ ചെറിയ ഗീലി ഐജി കാര്‍ 2012ല്‍


Geely IG Concept Cheaper Than Tata Nano

Tata Nano is one car in the world which has created a new segment of small cars. Recent announcement by Bajaj Nissan And Renault alliance about their Ultra Low Cost car proves that other players want to capture a slice of this segment too. Geely, the Chinese Automaker which already sells cars in China, Eastern Europe and Russia is going to make this revolutionary small and affordable car called the Geely IG. The cost of Geely IG will be kept around Rs. 1.3 Lakhs when converted to Indian currency.

Geely IG Concept

Geely IG Features

Geely will be a 2 door, 4 seater car with very limited space at the back seats. Unlike Tata Nano which is meant to carry 4 adult passengers comfortably , Geely IG will not seat rear passengers so comfortably. Yes it will be cheaper than the Nano and will be more powerful too. It will also be launched in Electric Variant.

Geely IG Specifications

Geely IG will be launched initially with a 998 CC MPFI petrol engine. The Max Power of IG will be around 70 BHP with an impressive torque of about 90 Nm. The engine will be coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission CVT gearbox. The petrol version will be launched in the year 2012.

Geely IG Electric Variant will have a lithium ion battery and a max power of about 80BHP and a wonderful torque of about 175 Nm. The range of Geely IG EV will be around 150 Km on a full charge.

Geely IG Price

Geely IG petrol variant will be priced between £1500 and £2000.

Secrets to Happiness


We all know that money can’t buy happiness … but many times we act as if we’d be happier with a bit more money. We are conditioned to want to be rich (when we know the rich aren’t happy either); we are trained to want the latest gadget or style that television tells us to want; we want to earn more money because then we’ll have the good life.

But none of that will bring us happiness. No matter how much we earn, no matter how much we have in the bank, no matter how nice our clothing or cars or toys, none of it will make us happier. And the sad thing is that it could take us decades of pursuing wealth and luxury items before we realize this.

So what will bring us happiness? Luckily, it’s three things that don’t cost a thing. These three things have been proven by research — surveys of hundreds of thousands of people about what they have, what their lives are like, and how happy they are.

Here they are, the Three Secrets to Happiness:

Good relationships. We have a human need to be close, to be intimate, with other human beings. Having good, supportive friendships, a strong marriage or close and loving relationships with our family members will make us much more likely to be happy. Action steps: Take time, today, to spend time with your loved ones, to tell them what they mean to you, to listen to them, and develop your relationship with them.
Positive thinking. I’m obviously a big proponent of positive thinking as the best way to achieve your goals, but it turns out that it can lead to happiness too. Optimism and self-esteem are some of the best indicators of people who lead happy lives. Happy people feel empowered, in control of their lives, and have a positive outlook on life. Action steps: Make positive thinking a habit. In fact, this should be one of the first habits you develop. Get into the habit of squashing all negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones. Instead of “I can’t” think “I can”. It may sound corny, but it has worked for me, every time.
Flow. This is a popular concept on the Internet these days — the state we enter when we are completely focused on the work or task before us. We are so immersed in our task that we lose track of time. Having work and leisure that gets you in this state of flow will almost undoubtedly lead to happiness. People find greatest enjoyment not when they’re passively mindless, but when they’re absorbed in a mindful challenge. Action steps: Find work that you’re passionate about. Seriously — this is an extremely important step. Find hobbies that you’re passionate about. Turn off the TV — this is the opposite of flow — and get outside and do something that truly engages you.