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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution known as'Evo', is a sports sedan based on the Lancer, manufactured by Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors from 1992 until 2016. There have been ten official versions to date, the designation of each model is most a Roman numeral. All use all-wheel drive systems; the Evolution was intended only for Japanese markets, but demand on the "grey import" market led the Evolution series to be offered through Ralliart dealer networks in the United Kingdom and in various European markets from around 1998. Mitsubishi decided to export the eighth generation Evolution to the United States in 2003 after witnessing the success Subaru had in that market with their long-time direct rival, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Japanese-spec versions of all Evos until the release of the Evo IX in 2005 were limited by a gentlemen's agreement to advertise no more than 280 PS. However, sources say Mitsubishi had been producing cars with more power but had been underrating the official power outputs in order to be in compliance with the agreement.

Therefore, each subsequent version has unofficially evolved above the advertised power figures, with the Japanese-spec Evolution IX reaching an alleged output of around 321 PS. Various versions available in other markets the UK, have official power outputs up to 446 PS; the tenth and final generation of the Lancer Evolution was launched in Japan in 2007, overseas markets in 2008. The Evo X was produced for 10 years until it retired in April 2016; the first Lancer Evolution used the 2.0 L turbocharged DOHC engine and AWD drivetrain from the original Galant VR-4 in a Lancer chassis, was sold in GSR and RS models. This engine was used in the Mitsubishi RVR with the Hyper Sports Gear trim package, the Mitsubishi Chariot Resort Runner GT; the RS was a stripped-down version that lacked power windows and seats, anti-lock brakes, a rear wiper, had steel wheels to weigh 70 kg less than the 1,238 kg GSR, ready for racing or tuning. The RS version was released with a mechanical plate type rear limited-slip differential.

The GSR came with all of the conveniences of a typical street car, including a digital screen climate control system. It came with Mitsubishi's 4G63 engine producing 247 PS at 309 N ⋅ m at 3,000 rpm. 5,000 of the first generation Evolutions were sold between 1992 and 1993. Top speed was 228 km/h; the GSR version of the Evolution I was the only Evolution Lancer released with a Viscous Limited Slip Rear Differential. The subsequent Evolution Lancer models all featured; the Evolution II was upgraded in December 1993, was produced until February 1995. It consisted of handling improvements, including minor wheelbase adjustments, lighter front swaybar that connected via swaybar links to the front struts, bodywork tweaks including a larger spoiler, tires that were 10 mm wider; this Evolution has a 50 l fuel tank. Power output was increased to 256 PS from the same engine and torque was unchanged for both GSR and RS models. Most cars came with 15 inch OZ 5-spoke wheels from the factory, although some RS models sold to privateer racing teams left the factory with steel wheels.

February 1995 saw the arrival of the Evolution III, following a pre-release in 1993 which had several improvements over the previous models. New, more aggressive styling and a new nose moulding improved the air supply to the radiator and brakes. New side skirts and rear bumper moldings and a larger rear spoiler were added to reduce lift; the engine was improved and had a higher compression ratio than before, a new turbocharger compressor, which resulted in a power output of 270 bhp at 6,250 rpm, 309 N⋅m at 3,000 rpm. The Lancer platform was changed in 1996, along with it, the Evolution, which had become popular throughout the world; the engine and transaxle were rotated 180 ° to eliminate torque steer. There were two versions available, the RS and GSR; the RS version was produced as a competition car with a limited-slip front differential and a friction type LSD at the rear. It came with GLX seats and a choice of either 16" or 17" OZ lightweight racing wheels; the RS had wind-up windows, optional air conditioning in some models, a few extra brace bars to strengthen the chassis, one behind the front grille and another across the boot floor, an aluminum rear strut tower brace.

The GSR and the RS shared a new twin scroll turbocharger which helped to improve response and increase power to 280 PS at 6,500 rpm and 330 N⋅m torque at 4,000 rpm. Mitsubishi's new Active Yaw Control appeared as a factory standard on the GSR model, which used steering, throttle input sensors and g sensors to computer-hydraulically control torque split individually to the rear wheels and as a result, the 10,000 Evolution IVs produced all sold quickly; the Evolution IV can be distinguished by its two large fog lights in the front bumper, the newly designed tail lights on the rear, which became a standard design to Evolution V, which would become yet another trademark of the Evolution series, note the RS has no light mounts on the boot/trunk for further weight saving. This new generation was heavier than previous Evo's—the GSR in particular due to the added technology systems—but to counter this the car produced more power—the weight of the RS being 1,260 kg and the GSR being 1,345 kg (Sunroof

Choora

A choora is a set of bangles traditionally worn by a bride on her wedding day and for a period after in Punjabi weddings. The choora is red and white, they are traditionally made with inlay work, though now made with plastic. Traditionally there are 21 bangles, although more the bride wears 7, 9 or 11 bangles; the bangles range in size according to the circumference of the top of the forearm and the wrist end so that the set fits neatly. Wearing the choora is a Punjabi tradition. Sindhoor and Mangalsutra— are other adornments worn by married women of Hindu religious background, not Sikhs; the custom is observed in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, among the Punjabi Sikh community in Singapore. The choora ceremony is held on the morning of the day before; the bride's maternal uncle and aunt give her a set of chooriyan. Traditionally, the bride would wear a choora for a full year, although if a newly wed bride became pregnant before her first anniversary, the choora was taken off; when the color started to fade, her in-laws would have it re-colored, so everyone would know that she had been married for less than a year.

On an auspicious Punjabi holiday sankranti, after the first anniversary her in-laws would hold a small intimate ceremony in which the choora was removed and glass chooriyan were placed on both hands. This was accompanied with mithai and a monetary shagun; the choora was taken to a river and a prayer was said and it was left to float onto the water. Afterwards the woman could wear other choora in any colour for as long, it is now normal for the bride to wear her choora for a quarter. As the choora is made of fragile materials, Punjabi custom has it that the bride may refrain from heavy housework in her marital home to keep it intact for the 40 days, as a kind of honeymoon. After that, in traditional homes at least, she takes over the lion's share of domestic work from her mother-in-law

Spirits (Keith Jarrett album)

Spirits is a double album by Keith Jarrett on which he performs vocals, glockenspiel, soprano saxophone, piano, tabla and percussion, recorded and released on the ECM label in 1985. The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 3 stars, calling it, "More a technical showcase than a musically worthy enterprise". All compositions by Keith JarrettSpirits Vol. 1: "Spirits 1" - 5:07 "Spirits 2" - 1:37 "Spirits 3" - 8:04 "Spirits 4" - 5:56 "Spirits 5" - 4:10 "Spirits 6" - 1:58 "Spirits 7" - 7:09 "Spirits 8" - 4:52 "Spirits 9" - 5:12 "Spirits 10" - 3:27 "Spirits 11" - 2:36 "Spirits 12" - 4:47Spirits Vol. 2: "Spirits 13" - 5:09 "Spirits 14" - 3:06 "Spirits 15" - 2:26 "Spirits 16" - 2:10 "Spirits 17" - 2:57 "Spirits 18" - 6:20 "Spirits 19" - 4:50 "Spirits 20" - 5:13 "Spirits 21" - 4:21 "Spirits 22" - 3:08 "Spirits 23" - 4:04 "Spirits 24" - 3:02 "Spirits 25" - 2:18 "Spirits 26" - 6:12Recorded at Cavelight Studios in New Jersey from May to July 1985. Keith Jarrett – Flute, Shaker, Voice, Piano, Glockenspiel, Cowbell, Baglama

Khorovats

Khorovats is a barbequed Armenian meat kebab. The meat may be marinated before grilling, it can be made with lamb, beef, chicken, or veal. This is a dish reserved for "festive occasions"; the word "խորոված" khorovats comes from the verb "խորովել" khorovel. Khorovats can be made with lamb, beef, chicken, or less veal; some type of vegetable is served with the meat. A common preparation for green vegetables like asparagus or green beans is to fry them and combine with whipped eggs, a dish which resembles scrambled eggs with vegetables. A typical khorovats is made of chunks of meat grilled on a shampoor or skewer, although steaks or chops grilled without skewers may be used. 2006 book Armenian Food: Fact, Fiction & Folklore gives three tips for making good khorovats: The distance between the fire and the skewers should be 12 to 15 centimeters The largest pieces of meat should always go in the middle where there is more heat for the fire Shampoors should be placed close together to concentrate the heat from the cooking fireIn Armenia itself, khorovats is made with the bone still in the meat.

Proshian Street in Yerevan is dubbed "Barbecue Street" by foreigners, because many khorovats restaurants are located on the street. In his The Travels of Sir John Chardin in Persia and the Orient 17th-century French traveler Jean Chardin wrote: In a scene from the 1976 Soviet film When September Comes, prominent Armenian actor Armen Dzhigarkhanyan makes khorovats with his grandson in the balcony of his daughter's Moscow apartment, his neighbors see smoke coming out of the balcony and call the firemen, but when a fireman arrives everything settles down and all the neighbors gather at Levon's house to enjoy the dish. Since 2009, an annual festival of khorovats has been held in Akhtala in northern Armenia. In 2012, John A. Heffern, the US ambassador to Armenia, was among 15,000 guests of the festival. Khorovats. Armeniapedia.org

Jasoos Vijay

Jasoos Vijay is an Indian detective mystery TV series produced by BBC World Service Trust in collaboration with Doordarshan and National AIDS Control Organisation to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS among the masses in India. It premiered on DD National in June 2002. A total of three seasons were aired till its end in September 2006; the series was centered on Vijay, a private detective and Gauri, his assistant who went on to become his wife. The series was divided into a number of mini-series with each mini-series extending to one month and in each mini-series, Vijay solved one case. At the end of each episode, Om Puri addressed the issue of HIV/AIDS by visiting a rural area and talking to the common people there or by answering the letters of viewers. Viewers were invited to attempt to nail the culprit before Vijay does. There were prizes for the best answers which would include a chance for the viewer to appear on the show and name his or her suspects; the show became a huge success and is among the top ten rated television series in India and was one of the three most watched television series during its run.

The weekly viewership of the series reached the level of 15 million during the third season. The series was awarded Thriller of the Year at the 2003 Indian Telly Awards. In response to the growing number of HIV/AIDS cases in India, BBC World Service Trust launched a campaign in 2002 on HIV/AIDS awareness in collaboration with Doordarshan and National AIDS Control Organization; the campaign focused on creating awareness about its prevention. It included public service advertisement and telecast of a detective drama series Jasoos Vijay and Youth television show Haath Se Haath Milaa. Doordarshan provided media consultancy and were producers for public service spots and airtime for the spots. NACO gave technical guidance and sponsored the series. Financial benefits of commercial sponsorship from the serial went to Doordarshan and the rights to software were shared by the three partners. During the conceptualisation of the programme, Nielsen Company's data revealed that action or thriller genre were the second most popular type of content on general entertainment channels in India.

Therefore, it was decided that Vijay will be portrayed as a private detective and show will have all the ingredients of a Bollywood-style thriller movie. Vijay was shown an HIV positive person but his HIV status was not revealed until the show had become popular so as to not to risk rejection of the main character at the outset of broadcasting; the way in which he became HIV positive was never disclosed. The character was designed for mass audience and therefore was not given a surname so as to stop the audiences from perceiving him as upper caste or lower caste or from a particular locale or ethnicity, he was shown solving crime cases only in rural areas to broaden the appeal of the programme. After successful reception of the first season and a huge response by viewers, two more seasons of the series were produced. Om Puri as the presenter of the series. At the end of each episode, he addressed the issue of HIV/AIDS by visiting a rural area and talking to the common people there or by answering the letters of viewers.

Viewers were invited to attempt to nail the culprit before Vijay does. There were prizes for the best answers which would include a chance for the viewer to appear on the show and name his or her suspects. Adil Hussain/Farhan Khan as Jasoos Vijay - a private detective and the main protagonist of the series. At the end of first season, he was shown as suffering from HIV/AIDS though it was never disclosed how he became HIV positive, he was not given a surname so as to stop the audiences from perceiving him as upper caste or lower caste or from a particular locale or ethnicity. Minha Zamir/Purva Parag as Gauri - assistant and wife of Vijay, she first appeared in the first episode as the sister of the victim Tara. At the end of the first mini-series, she became an assistant of Vijay, she fell in love with him and married him. Vaibhav Talwar as Jeet - assistant of Vijay, he appeared in third season during one of the mini-series and joined Vijay as an assistant. At the end of the series, Vijay took a retirement.

Nupur Joshi as Parvati - another assistant of Vijay and love interest of Jeet. She first joined Vijay as an assistant. At the end of the third season and Jeet fell in love with each other; the central character Vijay was portrayed as HIV positive, allowing the programme to address issues of the care and treatment of those living with the virus, tackling the stigma and discrimination, as well as awareness and prevention. Key messages about HIV prevention and treatment, as well as stories covering social issues such as dowry and violence against women were broadcast through the series. At the end of each episode, Om Puri answered the letters of viewers. Viewers were invited to attempt to nail the culprit before Vijay does. There were prizes for the best answers which would include a chance for the viewer to appear on the show and name his or her suspects; the first season consisted of a total of 120 episodes divided into 10 mini-series with each mini-series consisting of 12 episodes and spread over one month.

The first mini-series was titled The Missing Bride and its first episode was aired on television in June 2002. The first episode has Jasoos Vijay going to a village in Rajasthan to investigate the family background of a potential bride Tara; the second mini-series was named Kidnapped. Due to the increasing popularity of the series, it was dubbed into five more languages: Bengali, Kannada and Telugu; the show was aired

Dirgheshwari temple

Dirgheswari Temple is a temple situated in the northern banks of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam. Built by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha, Dirgheswari temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha for Shakti Worship. Many ancient images made on rocks existed along with the temple; the main attraction of Dirgheswari temple is the annual Durga Puja celebrations, in which devotees from far of places use to attend. Since ancient times, Dirgheswari was a prominent place of Worship for the followers of Shakti cult of Assam, it is said that when Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva died, Lord Shiva, in his grief was carrying her dead body around the world. In order to pacify Shiva, Lord Vishnu and other Gods decided to get rid of the body of Sati, which had become a source of sorrow for Mahadeva. Lord Vishnu instructed Sudarshan Chakra, to cut the body of Sati into several parts; the Sudarshan Chakra acted as instructed, the pieces of Sati’s body were scattered in different parts of the world. While her genitals fell in Nilachal Hill, on which the famous Temple of Kamakhya is situated, another body part of Sati fell in Sitachal hill.

From that time onwards the place is considered sacred by the people. It is said that the great sage Markandeya, one of the immortals according to Hindu tradition, visited this place and started huge penance of Goddess Durga. At last the Goddess grants him blessings, thus Dirgheswari became an important place of worship of Goddess Durga. It is not known if any temple of Goddess Durga existed in Dirgheswari during ancient and early medieval period; the present temple at Dirgheswari was constructed by Ahom king Swargadeo Siva Singha reign 1714 CE-1744 CE, under the supervision of Tarun Duwarah Barphukan, the Ahom viceroy of Guwahati and Lower Assam. The temple was constructed using bricks, at the top of the hill, filled with solid rocks; the Garbha-griha or the inner chamber of the temple, where the idol of Goddess Durga was present is located underground, in a small cave. Lands were granted in the name of the temple and priests were appointed for the management of the daily functions of the temple.

A rock inscription is present at the back entrance of the Temple in which the names of Ahom King Swargadeo Siba Singha and the Ahom Viceroy Tarun Duwarah Barphukan are present, issuing the royal order for the construction of temple and grants of lands in the name of Dirgheswari Temple. During the royal tour of Ahom king Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha in 1756 CE, the king visited the temple and granted more lands and men for the proper maintenance of the temple; the king presented a silver Japi or hat, still used to cover the main idol of Devi Durga in the temple. After the end of Ahom rule and post colonial era, Dirgheswari temple has observed increased number of people attending the annual Durga Puja celebration; the prime attention of Dirgheswari Devalaya’s Durga Puja is the sacrifice of animals Buffaloes. Every year people from far of places use to visit Dirgheswari Temple to witness the animal sacrifice and Durga Puja celebrations. In order to accommodate the increasing numbers of pilgrims and other people, the temple compound is extended, due to which one portion of brick wall, constructed during the Ahom reign has to be brought down.

There is a small water tank in the near the temple, in which a turtle is present. Apart from the temple, there are many images of Goddesses engraved in the rocks of the hill, it is not known. Just like any ancient temples or Hindu holy sites, one can find a big image of Lord Ganesha engraved in the rock, at the entrance of the temple. According to Hindu beliefs before performing any religious rites, first prayers should be offered to Lord Ganesha. There are two foot prints engraved in the rocks near the temple, believed to be of Goddess Durga. There is a stone structure, which the local believes as boat, used by Apasaras or nymphs for water sports in a nearby water pond. Dirgheswari temple is recognized by Archaeological Survey of India as an important historical site and accordingly steps are taken to preserves its structure. Local people considered it as the second-most holiest place after Kamakhya Temple, it is believed that after offering one’s prayer in Kamakhya, it is necessary to visit Dirgheswari Temple, to obtain the full blessing of Devi Durga.

Dirgheswari temple can be considered as an important destination for tourists and admirers of historical monuments, in and around Guwahati. Bhuyan Dr. S. K. Swargadeo Rajeswar Singha first edition 1975 Publication Board of Assam Guwahati Barbaruah Hiteswar Ahomar-Din or A History of Assam under the Ahoms first edition 1981 Publication Board of Assam Guwahati