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I present here an abstract write up in context of the Harrowing Paris attacks.
A mother, who is struggling for her life , who has been through much ordeal in these attacks ,writes to her son who is far away for education.
Her last words are palpable and heartening to everyone.
I know you don’t like long letters but this is really important. I am praying for your well being and long life. Your absence makes me unhappy, So I decide to shed somethings off my chest and write them to you. Keep all your wits by your side when you read this.
It was 9:00 pm on Friday 13th November. I and your Grandmother were leaving for the ‘Bataclan Theater’ , an American band had its concert there and your Grandmother was raring to go. I fail to comprehend, why is she so overwhelmed by such concerts because I really find them very pestering. As we sneaked in the auditorium, We were introduced to this enormous crowd of rejoicing people and a wonderful ambiance. It had drawn your Grandma ecstatic and I involuntarily had a smile on face. Never had we analyzed that a playful evening like this would soon turn into the darkest hours of all our lives.
About an hour after the onset, the audience were flying high and had been turned on. It was so positive and merry. But soon the joyful cheers turned into a wild outcry.
We were perplexed….
I was looking frantically everywhere and a Gunfire stared. Grandma was feeble, I saw her quivering, so we hid underneath the seats, but this place could’t be safe for long.
The theater was filled with chaos and anarchy, there was screeching all around. The crowd had turned wild. People ran directionless dragging their families out of danger.
I was scared !
They yelped in fright, in sorrow, in frustration. They ran for their lives, crying, screaming, urging the gunmen to stop their brutalities. But they shot mercilessly. Parents lost their young children, lovers were separated, families were shattered.
I felt so small and insignificant, my countrymen were dying and I sat here hushed, keeping my head, weeping over the loss of others and fearing for my own. I prayed to god who seemed to have turned deaf, for a miracle, for Peace. These Innocent lives would cost Humanity heavily, I thought to myself.
Grandma persuaded me to escape, if i could. But I was incapable of leaving her, This Old Lady gave all her life and pleasures for raising us, how could I leave her to die.
It was somewhat dark and as I peeped the silhouettes of the Gunmen were seen, They shouted their lungs out, unflappably muttering “Allahu Akbar”, I don’t really know what it means but I could sense the hatred in their screams. They abused our country.
As my eyes examined the murderous surrounding, they fell upon a girl of about 5, she cried incessantly, In front of her laid her father who was bleeding, struggling to breath, Her suffering pained me even more. She had none to help her. I failed to refrain, wanting to embrace her, I tried to reach up to her. In the process ,I got exposed to a gunman’s vision and this time I knew, I had fallen prey to his ill-will, there was no chance of an escape , he winked .
I took a deep breath and his bullets pierced my stomach and I was knocked down.
Today after about a week, I wake up amidst these machines, as I regain consciousness, those petrifying memories are haunting me. I want to erase them for once and forever. I feel much pain and tender.
Life seems to be abandoning me. I can see Death opening her wings to embrace me.
The Doctors are disappointed they say it was a Terror Attack and some bullets have got stuck in my Spine, it has been severely damaged. It pains horribly.
I have a few hours left.
Grandma has been saved by the security forces. I wish to see you for one last time but I know its not possible.
But mind you My Son – Never let any moment in your life make you weep over my loss because I died trying to save someone, I died for Humanity, it is the greatest of all religions. I don’t want you to be ‘Revengeful‘, instead be ‘Fearless‘. The world needs people like us – Peaceful but Fearless. Life has its own virtues and vices my son. Remember the Almighty is watching us all and our deeds. My death is his plan. He needs me more than you,I guess .
You have pure potential, My Love. But I wont be alive to see where it takes to you. Do use your potential for the service of our Countrymen and Humanity. God Is the Epitome of Justice. Lastly, take care of Grandma, she has no one now but you.
I love you,Son. Having you was a Boon.
21st NOVEMBER 2009: 6 years ago… on this date, I had filled up the first page of My Yatra Diary… I vividly remember how excited I was. Picking the article from my offline diary and typing it to an online one. I genuinely hoped that this travelogue would help someone…
Today I was Surfing On Internet Suddenly I have seen A very dramatic thing. I think that I must share with u all. You can see the Following Screenshot. or click here to see the Original Map On GOOGLE.
I recently returned from USA (for good) and came back to Pune. Below are the troubling scenarios I noticed –
a) All Major cities/Towns in India are converted to Concrete Jungles.
It seems to me that Builders, Politicians, Banks and Govt Personnel colluded and created/contributed to Realestate hype. Builders are converting fertile Lands, Dried Lakes, (even hills are destroyed) into huge apartments.
This deeply hurts Mother Nature and invoking the wrath of her in the form of floods, earth quakes and pollution.
b) Apartment prices in Indian Cirties are 2-10 times higher than well planned houses in USA/europe and other developed countries
Builders are quoting any where between 1 crore to 9 crores to buy a decent sized 3 BHK (or larger) apartment. These apartments are surrounded by Dogs (and other animals), have poor ventilation coupled with water scarcity. Also there is very less space between apartments (they share comon walls and terrace areas in most of the cases) with no concern for privacy.
For the same price, a person can buy an invidual house in an acre plot that comes up with Basement, Garage and 3000 – 6000sqft of carpet area with all amenities like Ktichen cabinets, Washer, Dryer, Airconditioning and Heating. All these houses come in a well maintained secured Housing Socities that are free of air/noise pollution.
So buying a house is not lucrative for NRIs anymore.
c) Only People with lot of black money and NRIs can afford the apartment prices
Apartment prices are so ridiculously expensive and they cater only to corrupt people or NRIs abroad. Strangely, most of the apartments are not occupied or rented out – but still real estate prices are only going up.
A common hard working person can never afford to buy a decent home. That means these real estate people do not want to make ordinary Indians (or least care) to own a home and lead a simple/happy life.
I do not know how ignoring the majority of the 1.2 bilion population and catering only to few high profile corrupt wealthy people can help Realestate and India?
d) Builders are resorting to all kinds of false advertisements
Most of the apartments are quoting buzz words like eco-friendly, luxury etc. If you are a scientist or a research enthusiast then you can easily laugh at these since the selers do not know what actually eco-friendliness means? Also, if you live in a Individual House/apartment abroad, you will know the term luxury is grossly misused.
e) Builders are rising the home prices even if there are no buyers
Though Demand exists, affordability of buyers does not seem to exist in current market. However, builders keep rising property prices setting false sense of hope in the country. Honest home owners have fallen into a trap that their home which they might have bought for 12-20 lakhs five years ago will fetch crores of rupees
f) Rent prices, interest prices does not match the Home value
In all the countries, rental price for a house will fetch more than the regular interest price of the house value.
However in India –
If an apartment price is one crore – you may hardly get 23k to 35 k per month as rent. Where as if you put the same amount of money in a Bank, you get atleast 90k to one lakh per month as interest.
Only in India – the above false economics is surviving floating all rules of simple math, science, finance and most importantly the common sense.
Overall, the above causes a severe financial breakdown to Indian economy. One remedy (most people may laugh at me) I can think of is –
If you are planning to buy an apartment ask for 50-60% reduction. We will be ridiculed initially. However, if every buyer does that – these builders and home owners will eventually come down.
The baove wil help common Indians and Indian economy.
AM I DREAMING?
Is the idea of a pure, platonic relationship between non-related, heterosexual men and women a myth? For the most part, it would seem the answer is “yes” and the reason is deeply rooted in the evolutionary soil of our species.
Thanks to the writings of John Gray, many of us now know some of the “Mars/Venus” generalizations such as men typically use language as a tool for solving problems while women use it as a way to promote intimacy. Indeed, while other gender stereotypes might be valid, such as it’s easier for women to define intimate relationships with men as non-sexual than vice-versa, individual differences among people will always provide exceptional cases. Thus, some women might have a more “masculine” approach to heterosexual friendship than average and some men might relate to friends in a more stereotypically “feminine” manner than most.
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सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
रात पर भी सुबह की किरणों का पहरा होता,
सोचो फिर कैसा होता, सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
एक कोने साँझ होती, एक कोने रात होती।
गले मिलते धुप-छाँव, एक शहर और एक गाँव,
एक इधर, एक उधर पाँव…
सोचो फिर कैसा होता, सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
चलते हम बादल के ऊपर, ज़मीं पर हम तैरते,
लाख सरहद हमको रोके, हम कहीं न ठहरते।
फैला के पंख, उड़ जाते, हम अगर सागर में तो,
सोचो फिर कैसा होता, सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
खुशियाँ ही खुशियाँ होतीं, ग़म में भी हँसते हम,
आंसुओं को बना मोती, जेब में गर रखते हम,
सोचो फिर कैसा होता, सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
अंधों को भी रंग दिखते, बहरे भी सुनते ग़ज़ल,
तारे जमीं पर टिमटिमाते, बादलों पर खिलते कँवल.
सोचो फिर कैसा होता, सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
स्वर्ग पर इंसान रहते, और ख़ुदा ज़मीन पर…
सोचो फिर कैसा होता,
सोचो गर ऐसा होता…
Medieval Christians were obsessed with the Song of Songs. No book of the Bible received such intensely devoted attention in commentary and preaching. Bernard of Clairvaux preached eighty-six homilies on the Song and died just as he was getting started on chapter 3. The Song has a much-diminished place in the modern Christian imagination. The time is far past to reverse that trend, but it is worth reversing only if the Song is recovered as allegory.
Christians today often read the Song as lusty celebration of sex. Some try to wipe away the prudish poetry to peep at the sex acts of Solomon and his Shulammite. Such an approach simply projects contemporary obsessions into an ancient text. It assumes that we already know what real sex is. We have outgrown romance and now know that sex is no more than a clash of bodies and an exchange of fluids. There is no magic, no mystery, only friction, only technique. Reading the Song as disguised pornography reinforces and sacralizes the sexual confusions of our age.
The Indian democracy is young, very young. But it seems to have been kicked started ino adulthood as the recent return of awards seems to indicate.
Scientists have developed a highly sensitive camera that can photograph and film methane in the air, providing a new way to measure and monitor greenhouse gases.
There are several questions surrounding the powerful greenhouse gas methane. Its rapid but irregular increase in the atmosphere has puzzled researchers.
There is also a high degree of uncertainty with regard to the sources and sinks of methane in the landscape.
The new camera developed by Linkoping University and Stockholm University in Sweden can help to address these issues.
“The camera is very sensitive, which means that the methane is both visible and measurable close to ground level, with much higher resolution than previously. Being able to measure on a small scale is crucial,” said Magnus Galfalk, Assistant Professor at the Linkoping University, who led the study.
The advanced hyperspectral infrared camera weighs 35 kilogrammes and measures 50x45x25 centimetres. It is optimised to measure the same radiation that methane absorbs and which makes methane such a powerful greenhouse gas.
The camera can be used to measure emissions from many environments including sewage sludge deposits, combustion processes, animal husbandry and lakes.
For each pixel in the image the camera records a high-resolution spectrum, which makes it possible to quantify the methane separately from the other gases.
“This gives us new possibilities for mapping and monitoring methane sources and sinks, and it will help us understand how methane emissions are regulated and how we can reduce emissions,” said principal investigator David Bastviken, professor at Linkoping University.
“So far the camera has been used from the ground and now we’re working to make it airborne for more large-scale methane mapping,” said Bastviken.
As you may know, cheque is a negotiable instrument. The issuance of cheque can be the reason for securing proof of payment. Crossed and account payee cheques are not negotiable by any person other than the payee. It has to be deposited into his bank account. Always issue crossed ‘Account Payee Only’ cheques in order to be in safer side. It may be better to date the cheque invariably. A cheque is valid for six months only, from the date mentioned in the cheque for payment. After the period of six months, that cheque may be called as a ‘stale cheque’. Blank cheques are not advisable.
In India, Cheque bounce is a criminal offence. In case, if the cheque get bounced, send a demand notice to the party who wrote the cheque, threatening to initiate proceedings if the amount due is not paid. It must be sent within 30 days from the date you found out that the cheque has bounced. There is no prescribed format for this notice. The purpose of this notice is to demand payment and inform the issuer that if payment is not made within 15 days, he/ she will be prosecuted. The threat of prosecution can often work its magic and result in prompt settlement.
If the issuer makes payment of the cheque amount within fifteen days from the date of receipt of the notice, then he/she does not commit any offence. The complaint by the payee becomes barred by limitation of time, if fails to file within thirty days, the jurisdictional magistrate court may refuse to entertain such a belated complaint. But if the payee justifies the delay with sufficient reasons, he may make an application before the magistrate along with the complaint and seek condoning of delay. Perception of the complaint may be taken if the Court is satisfied that the payee had sufficient reasons for delay in filing the complaint within the prescribed period. Must consult a well versed lawyer in this field.
You can get more information about Cheque bounce in India in the above mentioned link.
Do you think about the repercussions of what you share on social media? It can have consequences far beyond what you can imagine.
The market of mobile app development in India is increasing remarkably in the last few years, and it is also expected to continue expanding in the future as well. According to the Gartner prediction, there will be more than 310 billion applications downloaded by the end of 2016. Developing a successful high end mobile app is not an easy task in this competitive mobility world.
Another report of Gartner has predicted that, in 2018, most of the consumer mobile applications will fail to become a financially successful app. Great apps start by giving more importance to the most important person in the market: the end user. Therefore, to make your app popular in the crowded mobility world, one needs to give a lot of efforts in “user research” while working on a well-planned development strategy. Let’s look towards those strategies….
Target Your Market First:-
First of all, target the market and also be determined what kind of experience you are going to provide to them. By conducting the user research, you could understand your market problem and the need of the market. Directly deal with a single problem that is very common to your user base, and solve that problem in such a way that gives clear importance to them.
Provide a customized user experience:-
Think about your user’s needs and use those to figure out the way your product works. A user-friendly interface does not only signify that it is easy to use. It also means that it is taking the user’s demand into consideration first or not.
Be focused on the core experience that users will have. Solving several small problems effectively will help your users, but solving one big problem really well will delight them. If your app is able to do many things that may not make it successful, your application has to go the extra mile in order to please a user. Always be cautious about adding the new features to your app without considering the impact they could have on its core experience.
Focus on Enhanced Experience:-
Now a days, the companies are focusing more on enhancing the performance of existing services (better user experience), not on introducing new. Take an example of “Ola “, they are not selling a car service; selling a smooth experience that enables user to book a ride in an easy manner, with the touch of a button. The company like “Ola” knows that the first interaction that a user will have with its application creates the step for the rest of that brand, customer relationship and keep the thing interactive with every interaction that they will have with its app in the future. So it’s vital to recognize exactly who your audience is and how good you can fulfill their needs through your app.
Ensure Data Security Across Networks, Devices and Clouds:-
In present time, the cloud computing has earned a great importance. It has influenced the way the data is accessed. So it is very important to ensure the seamless and secure flow of data between mobile devices, the cloud and the data center. Security is the prime concern if you are developing a banking app or financial app as users expects secure app from your end.
Choosing the platform:-
Choosing the right platform for your app is also an important thing for its success. Identify the right audience and target users who match your demographic criteria. According to that, you have to choose the platform, whether it can be in android, in iOS or in any other platform.
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I just want to bring in notice to all of you the acts of Indian social media. The media which is responsible to enlighten the citizens of our country has gone mad. Since when it happens I dont know, but for the past 1 year or so, I am completely bemused by the way they are projecting each and every news. Their accurate amplication of untimely, weird and useless news is making me crazy.
Why they are more bothered about some terrorist funeral rather than Dr Kalam’s death. or Why they are more bothered about someone eating beef or chicken. Are we are only striving to hear this kind of news daily. The trial news are also projected and amplified in its worst possible manner. Paris witness 156 death and our media cried, trolled went berserk, around the same no of people died in Chennai flood, media doesnot bothers. I wondered they even know this or not. People are dying in our countrty due to various reasons, media doesnot bother. An actor presented his personal views about his own country, media went beresrk.
Which god we are worshipping, what clothes we are wearing, what food we are eating, what culture we are following, our superstituions myths, morality all are bothered and questioned by this media. Who are they to publish or even notice that?
Our MLA, MPs, our ministers how they are doing their work. Their management of funds, their work, their deeds, their crimes, when they will project that. What happens to A RAJA, what happens to 2G scam…what happens to Madhu Koda case…and many more like. No body is following ..no body bothered. This is shame on us.
There is more appropiate news to follow, to listen and to respond rather than an actors remark, or beef eating.
If any one doenot have, mail me ..I will give them much more news to follow and respond in much better ways.
Meet the real pioneers of Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
Common Civil Code : the Only Effective Way to Keep Peace in a Diverse Society
India today is suffering from a great crisis in terms of management of minorities. Each section demands more and more freedoms and rights, while giving nothing in return to the country itself. Each respective government has followed the policy of appeasement for the sake of votes and as a result the problem has come to a point that the majority has to suffer so that minorities are happy. Is there an easy solution to this problem? If we look around at other nations, we can get our answer. In fact if we look into our own ancient history, we still get the same answer.
First let us look at how other nations around the world manage their minorities. In most countries of the middle-east, Sharia is the law, and in accordance with that only the Muslims are the first-class citizens with any civil rights, everyone else is a second-class citizen. They are welcome as long as they fulfill their work-quotas and don’t mess with the social laws, the moment they do, they receive severe punishment, ranging from public whipping, arrest, hanging or deportation. Some cases come to light, most are not even made public. But the truth of the matter is that in this manner they are able to efficiently run their country without any disruption to the life of the locals.
Among the western countries, once again the rules are strict for the immigrants. They have to follow the same civil code as the rest of the society, they cannot claim, ‘oh, I come from a different background, where customs of society are different and thus you have to let me follow them’. No, that is just not allowed, You have to follow the law of the land. Inside your home, you can do what you want, but as long as you are interacting with the rest of the society, you have to assimilate. For the Muslims in many nations, Burka or even Hijab has been outlawed as it interferes with the security of the nation. The Muslims are not allowed to marry multiple times either, as it is against the marriage laws there.
Now if we come to India, we see an entirely different picture. We see that there is a different code of conduct just for the minorities, in name of minority rights. They can dress up how they want, where they want, no matter if it spells disaster for security. They can marry as many as four times, no matter if it spells disaster for the already burgeoning population. They can run their own schools, no matter if they choose to teach outdated lessons from a distant land there. In short, they can run their own separate country within our country. Similar policies are applicable in case of others like the christian missionaries. And what is the end result? We have a deeply divided society that is always held hostage by the tantrums of various groups. We have no say in our own country about how to keep our society homogeneous and running smoothly.
Why can’t we just follow what is a successful model in other nations? Are we so very unique and special that a different model is needed for us. A country like America, which prides itself in being the melting pot of the world. which successfully takes in large number of immigrants from various ethnicities, is able to bring them all under one banner by enforcing same rules of law on everyone. There are no special concessions. The official language remains same for all no matter where you are coming from; you and your children have to adapt to it. They will help you by providing you with free or discounted classes, they will help you in every possible manner. But only to assimilate, not to stand apart.
Even if we think that we are a special case, that our culture requires us to be hospitable etc, we can look into our own history and draw lessons from there. I recently came across a section in Harivansh Puran (A history of the Early Indians between 10,000 B.C. and 5,000 B.C). In Chapter 1, verse 14, there is the reference of many foreign invaders (Shak, Yavan, Kaamboj, Pahnav and Paarad) who had taken over territories inside India and had settled down there. They ousted the erstwhile king Baahu, who went into the forest and died there. His pregnant wife found protection in the ashram of Rishi Aurav, and gave birth to a son named Sagar. The Rishi trained Sagar and gave him the knowledge of the Fire-Weapon (aagney-astr). When of age, Sagar went to reclaim his kingdom, and started killing the foreign settlers mercilessly. They escaped and ran to Rishi Vashishth for protection. The Rishi brokered a deal with the king on their behalf, but not without a promise first. He told them that they had to give up their foreign way of life and become Aarya if they want to stay in India. Sagar took care that their assimilation was carried out properly – they learned to dress, talk, and behave like Aaryas and that is the only way they were given a place in the society. After that there was no trouble either from them or to them.
All these examples show us one common truth that assimilation is the only way for a society to function successfully. Regional diversity is a good thing, it adds to the flavour of life, but the ethical code by which we live must be the same. When people with opposite sets of code try to live side by side, there is bound to be disharmony. It does not mean that people should give up their way of worship, as that is a very personal choice, but they have to assimilate to a common code in all social spheres, whether it is food, clothing or marriage-laws. Every citizen must exhibit an apparent will to work towards the betterment of the country. We must weed out the mindset where people settle here, but their loyality lies elsewhere as dictated by their religious leaders. No religious law should take priority over the national law. Only then we can find prosperity again as a people. And the fruits of this harmony will not only be sweet for one section of the society, but to all. If we all equally participate in the peacekeeping process, when progress happens, it will happen for all equally too.
When Shri Krishna reached Mathura in the company of Balrama and Nand, and other prominent Gopas, he went to visit the city with his Dau. During their sightseeing they came across a woman who was a hunchback, a Kubja. She was offering Raga-Lepa (scented decorative body lotion). As the two brothers took some from her, Krishna decided to cure her deformity. Unlike the common belief, there was no miracle involved here. In fact, Krishna knew the body-science very well, and made use of it. Rishi Vyaas describes in great detail the sequence of the corrective method used by him:
अकारण करते कृपा करुणाकरण, कुब्जा के क्लेश को करते हरण,
अपने पैरों से दबाकर उसके चरण, करते हैं सीधा उसका टेढ़ा तन।
उसकी ठुड्डी के नीचे दो अंगुली धर, हैं पकड़ उठाते प्रभु उसे ऊपर,
और दो अंगुली हाथ का भाग अग्र, फिर कूबड़ के मध्य में रख कर;
धीरे से केशव ने दबाया इस भांति, पूरी देह में जिससे फुरी क्रांति।
उपचार से हुई विकार की शांति, टेढ़ा तन हुआ सन्तुलित सुकांति।
(भागवत पुराण १०/४२)
Clearly, the method followed had a certain well-defined sequence. With the modern-day understanding of practice of chiropractors and acupressure techniques, it is easy to believe that she could be cured in this manner, without the interjection of a miracle.
Further, on being cured she was grateful and offered herself to the one who has brought her relief from a life-long deformity. But Krishna and Balrama just laughed at her proposal and walked away. Such was the strength of his character:
कूबड को समाप्त हुआ वह जान, खडी हुई लम्बी सीधी सब स्थान,
डंडे पर लिपटी सुलता के समान, यौवन से लदी, सौन्दर्य की खान।
हर्षित-हृदया मोहित-मना नारी, कूबड-नाश के लिए अति आभारी,
हंसकर वह बोली प्रणय की मारी, “स्वीकारो मुझे, हे मोहन मुरारी।”
सुन कुब्जा के कथन दोनों कुमार, हंस दिए समझ कर उसका सार,
अद्भुत अनुग्रह पर ताली मार, चल दिए पुनः आगे कर के विचार।
(हरिवंश पुराण २/२७)
Buying an under-construction flat is not real estate investment. You are actually lending money to a developer with the hope that he will deliver a flat to you in the not-so-distant future. You better make a good return when you buy an under-construction flat. Return follows risk, and in the Indian context, the risks of buying an under-construction flat are so high that developers have to provide a price that gives you good returns.
The Myths Of Mahabharata: The Character of Shri Krishna – Part I
The era of Mahabharata dates to a time when the civilization of the Indus valley was at its peak. The science was more advanced than today and the Rishis were the bearers of that knowledge. Each Rishi had his field of specialization. For example Drona and Kripa were the experts on weapons, and Vyasa himself was an expert gynecologist as well as a historian. When Rishi Vyas wrote the Mahabharata some five thousand years ago, his purpose was to immortalize a civilization that was rare in its knowledge and which he knew would not survive if a war of the magnitude of the Mahabharata occurred. His fears came true and as a result of that war and its aftermath, we completely lost touch with the amazing innovations of our ancestors. For many centuries we got lost in the dark middle ages, where illiteracy was rampant and the country was so divided that it was easy for any invaders to attack, loot and rule. After our recent independence from the British, we are once again trying to establish our identity as a great nation.
We might have forgotten our history, but others have been taking full advantage of it. Today’s scientists take inspiration from the reference to the types of weapons and procedures that are discussed in these epics. It is even said that Einstein based his knowledge of the atomic power on his readings of ancient Indian books. We, as the children of such a pure and advanced civilization, owe it to ourselves to awake, arise and embrace the beauty of our great heritage wholeheartedly. But in order to do that we first need to have the true version of our history within the reach of the common man.
The current state of these epics is so distorted that it is difficult for the educated minds of today’s youth to accept them with pride. The current version of Mahabharta is inflated more than 10 times that of original.It consists of some 120,000 verses as against the 8,000 that Rishi Ved Vyas wrote. Most experts of Ancient Indian history agree upon this fact. At the root of this exuberant expansion, there are many superimposed myths and folk-tales that have made their way into the folds of this historic text and made a mockery of it.
Shri Krishna is the central character of this epic. He is the reason the book was written. He is the Yugpurush, the kind of hero who comes around once in many thousand years. And if we read carefully through the books that detail his life, namely ‘Jay-Bharta’ (also known as Mahabharata), Harivansh Puran and Bhagwat Puran, we come across a personality that is indeed complete and perfect in every sense. But we have to sift through a lot of rubble to reach the core of the truth. The rubble that connects him romantically to any and every woman that ever comes in contact with him, reducing him to a playboy rather than the very disciplined and deeply cultured man that he was. The rubble that converts his basic heroic deeds into miracles, thus reducing him to a myth rather than historical hero. The rubble that twists every episode by adding non-sensical details to simple events and depicts him as a cunning and immoral character rather than an upright and strictly moral person. In this article I am hoping to debunk all these myths to the best of my capability.
Let’s start at the very beginning, and explore his adventures in Vrindavan and the nature of his relationship with the Gopas and Gopis. To cut a long story short, when Akroor comes to fetch Krishna from Vrindavan to Mathura, basically marking the end of his stay there, it is mentioned that Krishna had not yet attained puberty. He was still a preadolescent boy of 12-13. How in the world is he supposed to have had romantic relationships with Gopis before that age? How is he supposed to have carried out all-night Raas-leelas as propagated by the so-called pandits? If there was a relationship, it was of older ladies doting on a naughty and loving child who made their mundane lives cheerful and blissful. It was of Bhakti originating because of his heroic slaying of many evil-doers that frequented the region. It was that of hero-worship as he delivered them from age-old frivolous customs like Indra-Puja and showed them that they should instead revere the environment (Govardhan), their means of livelihood (cows) and their teachers (Brahmanas) instead of the demigod Indra.
The myth of his relationship with Radha is most frivolous of them all. People often asking questions like, why he married Rukmini, when he loved Radha? Again, gross misinformation about the relation. Radha was much older and already married when she comes in contact with Krishna. She is in fact married to Arnav, an uncle of Krishna and thus his aunt through marriage. She is extremely fond of the child Krishna and visits Yashoda’s house often to meet him. A very plausible scenario as many newly-married aunts are fond of their child-nephews as they are themselves yet childless. In that context they become a pair, (similar in a way to Lakshmi-Ganesh, who are also Aunt and nephew). She is very devoted to Krishna and thus it is known that if you chant Radhe-Rahde you will please Shri Krishna (similar in a way to praying to Hanuman to please Shri Ram). But since she is a woman and people have one-track minds, over time they have been reduced to a romantic couple. Paintings, folk-tales, songs have been dedicated to the fictitious relationship and over time the common man has come to believe it be the ultimate truth. People need to understand that an adult (or even teenage) Krishna never lived in Vrindavan, thus there was no way that he could have even indulged in romance. They need to realize that the beauty of his time in Vrindavan lies in his Bal-leela not Ras-leela.
Are you tossing around in your bed or feeling very but no sign of sleep,read your favorite boring book for dozing off still no luck? Every one must have faced such days like that. Insomnia is more common in this modern world , a lot of things are changing , the sleeping habits are too. But you can still catch up some sleep and get refreshed up for the next day by trying the 20 Best Foods Which Will Help You Sleep Better .
संपूर्ण भारत में सूर्य के उपासना का महापर्व छठ पूरे धूम-धाम से मनाया जा रहा है। डाला छठ, सूर्य षष्ठी, छठी मईया, छठ पूजा जैसे कई नामों से विख्यात इस पर्व में प्रकृति के साक्षात् देव सूर्य की पूजा की जाती है। सूर्य देव को पवित्र जल द्वारा पूजित कर जीवन के आधारभूत दो तत्वों के सामंजस्य के महत्व को स्थापित किया जाता है। केवल पूर्वांचल में कभी प्रचलित रहे इस पर्व को अब पूरे भारत वर्ष में ही नहीं बल्कि विदेशों में भी मनाया जाता है। साल 2015 में यह पूजा 15 नवंबर से लेकर 18 नवंबर तक मनाया जाएगा।
We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know where the spare set of keys is. We multi-task. We know when we’re almost out of Q-tips, and plan on buying more. We are just better at remembering birthdays. We love catering to loved ones, and we make note of what they like to eat. We notice people’s health, and force friends and family to go see the doctor.
We listen to our partner’s woes, forgive them the absences, the forgetfulness, the one-track mindedness while we’re busy organizing a playdate for the kids. We applaud success when it comes: the grant that was received, the promotion. It was their doing, and ours in the background. Besides, if we work hard enough, we can succeed too: all we need to do is learn to lean in.
But what if, much like childcare and house keeping, the sum of this ongoing emotional management is yet another form of unpaid labor?
If you think this is pushing it, you would be wrong. The concept of emotional work and emotional labor – as repeated, taxing and under-acknowledged acts of gendered performance – has been a field of serious inquiry in the social sciences for decades.
It’s just taken the rest of us a while to catch on.
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Goddess Laxmi, the most popular Hindu Goddess is believed to be overseeing all the wealth, prosperity and success. As the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, who is the god of preservation, Goddess Laxmi is also the goddess of health, beauty and fortune. Therefore, in Hinduism auspicious Laxmi puja has very special importance. She is one of the chief household Goddess, worshipped all around the world by many Hindus every day to seek her best wishes upon their daily life.
Laxmi puja performed during the festival of Diwali is very important Hindu puja. Diwali is most popular and biggest Hindu festivals and it celebrated for five days. On the third day of Diwali also called as “Lakshmipujan” devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi to please her and get her heavenly blessings into their life. Devotees clean and decorate their houses as well as enlighten it with small diyas to welcome Goddess Laxmi.
Hindu scriptures have described different versions behind the significance Laxmi puja executed during Lakshmipujan. One of the most popular versions of stories says that Goddess Laxmi has arisen from the great ocean during “Samudra Manthan”, when Gods and Demons were churning the ocean of milk to discover “drink of immortality”. Therefore, Laxmipujan is celebrated as the birth of great Goddess Laxmi.
Devotees try their best to have a successful Laxmi puja to seek her blessings for their well-being, good health, accomplishment success and strength to achieve their goals in life. For successful puja, one can take guidance of skilled pandit and collect required puja items to arrange this puja at their home or at business place.
There are many available online ritual services providers such as where’s my pandit that provides excellent puja items and helps to take appointments of skilled pandit for Laxmi puja as well as other major Hindu pujas in just one click.
“The Inner Voices of A Drug Addict”
“Oh C’mmon Aks, pull and load me in that new syringe to push 2 ml of me into your veins; we would have a pessimistic suicidal fun and you can even paint a dark image of your mind state or can write a dark song. I swear that having me will be the end of your withdrawals and chronic stomach pain.” Morphine whispered it in Akshay’s mind in an exalted modulation with excitement.
“Hey Aks..!!! Wait..wait don’t shoot that artificial Opium extract, did you forget the divine trip you soar after smoking me in your Chillum, we have been together since 10 long years. I am warning you again, all Chemicals highs are satanic and it is never ever a permanent solution. After all I am an herbal drug preferred by saints and sages, far better than any chemical euphoria; you and your body can even recover from the internal damages I would make therein but Chemical drug is a permanent devastation to your psyche.” A bud of Marijuana debated back boldly in Akshay’s mind.
All of a sudden, Akshay’s eyes fell on his Guitar and so badly he wanted to hit a distorted power chord then and there in agitation, in rage like a rebel but he was so helpless due to his acute stomach pain, as a withdrawal symptom. He was not even able to stand up on his feet, so he consoled himself and forgot about his musical desire.
“Psst…Psst..!!! Aks, you still have a half gram of me in your wallet. Pour me in an aluminum foil and burn to chase me into your lungs. Follow your iconic Rock star Jimi Hendrix and puke out all your pain and worries.” A conspiring third voice murmured in Akshay’s mind, trying to tempt the young lad for some Brown Sugar.
“Dude Aks, how can you forget me ? Did you forget the aggression I give you after swallowing me?” An interrupting voice came out from Akshay’s Jeans pocket; it was the strip of Nitradiazepam 10 mg tablets.
“Look Aks, I seriously feel that you need a natural confidence high. Go to the ATM and withdraw your last 5k and purchase a gram of me (The SnowWhite) to sniff and snort me; with the remaining 500 bucks you can purchase a complimenting Wine.” Akshay heard a tempting voice in his head with visions of him snorting lines of Cocaine and sipping some Wine.
Now, Akshay was losing his patience with the irresistible and irritating noises in his head. His consciousness very well knew that none of his inner voices were suggesting a true solution; at max’ all of them could offer, was to elongate his sufferings and withdrawal symptoms; they were just disturbing inner voices of a Drug addict.
Akshay became completely silent for few moments and could feel the inner stillness of the flame still burning inside. His palms became cold and he started to get goose bumps, when he realized that the inner light was gradually dimming to an end and finally faded to complete darkness. His remorseful face got hung down and portrayed the expression of a failure; co-incidentally his eyes fell upon the new set of Dispovan syringe that was lying near his legs. His trembling feet were frozen in panic and he began to sweat more and more.
“Life has really become a disastrous mess Aks, and you’re lost in this mess; made by you …Aks ! Let’s end it up all; right here…right now.” These were Akshay’s last words he mumbled to himself.
“Kiss me Dead”
Ooh.! Come death and take me,
Bake me lifeless in you;
Ooh.! Give me a freedom,
And free me from these living clutches;
Anchored and tied to life.
Make me asleep;
In your black winged arms.
Sing me a never ending song,
An anesthetic and anemic lullaby;
Things are silently happy;
And everything always,
Always ends well.
Wanna’ deeply slumber,
Lost in your tranquility forever;
To never wake up;
In breathing circumstances and suffer,
To never see a rising Sun,
Nothing down here, no more;
No thing and no more
Hey, I am a proven failure,
A lost battle;
A sunken ship-wreck,
A fruitless tree;
An evening dusk,
Falling as a prey;
To the darkest night.
Yes..!!! Yes..!!! Yes..!!!
I am a bullet-less pistol,
Aiming at nowhere;
But myself now,
So come death and make;
Make rapid and endless love to me;
Kiss me dead,
Bless me a sweet freedom;
Free me from,
All my fears;
Free me from,
The spirit called ‘Life’.
He untied and freed his long black locks and used his hair band as a tourniquet to reveal a vein on his forearm. His motion was so instinctive; without a slightest pause, he unwrapped the injection from the new packet. With something in his mind, he unhooked the torn jeans he was wearing that midnight; may be, he wanted to have once again, a comfortable and cozy final slumber. He pulled some air in
the syringe to create a vacuum in his veins, so that it would choke his heart to cease the palpitation. In no time, he pricked the needle into a punctured vein and injected the voided venom in his body and it bubbled the death of a drug addict.
All Copyrights © 2015 Reserved by Aakash Sagar Chouhan
This is actuality a fact that our hair are fragile and carelessness can bring about a great deal of harm to them, particularly in the winter season. The health of the hair gets affected by the change in season yet it gets truly awful in pre-winter and winter season. Winter makes the hair too much dry and this prompts the irritating issues of breakage and split ends.
In winter, quite a lot of women complain that their hair get damaged even after taking great care and attention. Dry and damaged hair tends to be frail and fall while oiling or shampooing. Answering to this grievance, the hair-specialists from Poison Skin Clinic reveals that in winter the issue of hair-fall is exceptionally common and it can be controlled by oiling the hair with almond or coconut oil at least twice every week. Always condition your hair with an effective conditioner after you wash them with a good shampoo or cleanser. It is crucial to keep your hair far from direct sunrays as it harms the hair and makes them dull and even drier by destroying the natural moisture. You must avoid the excessive use of hair-straighteners and other such styling products that may bring about more dryness.
In casethat you notice hair fall in pre-winter and winter season then don’t take stress because it is normal but in case the hair fall continues for a longer duration then you must seek professional help.
We r teenagers and its our anxiety that led as to goals and sometimes holes…fuckoff with the world….people think that we r reckless but it is time to come in action and rock in front of the world and on this globe..GUYS WE R ROCKING AND WE HAVE TO GIVE PROOF TO THIS WORLD BECAUSE HERE PEOPLE DONT BELIVE ON LIVING INDIVIDUALS BUT BLOODY DEATH THING TO JUST PROVE ALL MOST EVERY THING !
Use and chat with your Whatsapp friend on your computer/dekstop/laptop. Use whatsappweb and use whatsapp on computer. Best Whatsapp Tricks.
Memory space is a thing everyone desire to have more and more. Generally, we use it to store all our important and favorite files on it and unknowingly it has become a crucial part of our life. But, the feeling you get when you saw that ‘no more memory space’ turns your awesome mood into an irritate one and you start deleting unwanted (which used to be important) and other favorite files since all you need is some free space to store more and more data. But, have you ever thought there may be many duplicates files on your device and you can delete them instead of those wanted files to regain free space.
On July 29, 2015, Windows 10 was released to the general public to both acclaims for its ease of use and criticism for its privacy concerns. Regardless of the reaction, millions of people are now usingWindows 10 and are pleased. This is good for them, but people must also know the threats to their system and the tools they can use to help themselves.
Yes stocks have rallied back. However there are some warning signs that the selling may resume once again. First and foremost the stock market is quoting at a trailing P/E ratio of well over 22. Invert that and express it as a percentage and you will see that the earnings yield is only 4.5%, Adding 1.3% for dividends that comes upto 5.8%, so why take risk and invest in stocks to get 5.8% when you can make 7.25% in the bank risk free. The second reason is that FII’s have engaged in record selling we have the first year of FII outflows to the tune of 9000 crore. Outflows are bad for the Rupee which has continued to weaken and Rupee weakness is bad for the inflationary backdrop that could prevent the RBI from cutting rates which are required in this deflationary cycle.
Numerous individuals are confronting this delivering the good images, even after having all the best cameras, lens and all the accessories. Everyone needs to share their perspectives through photos without losing the substance of the excellence, however couple of exceptionally have the capacity to achieve the quality. It’s always better to make use of your camera to the best; so that you don’t need to spend your time on editing which is time consuming and also it can result in losing the purity of the shot.
Here I am describing some tips which may help you produce some good photographs.
Learning the Controls:
The first and key thing about photography is to completely utilize your machine, and for that you should be aware of all the basic controls of your camera. Going through your cameras user manual can be really useful for this thing to be done.
Take your camera all over:
Take your camera all over. At the point when the camera is in your ownership, you will begin to see the world in an unexpected way; you will search for and discover chances to take extraordinary photos. On account of this, you will end taking more photos; and the more you take, the better a picture taker you will get to be.
Adjust your white balance:
Put basically, the human eye naturally makes up for various types of lighting; white looks white to us in any lighting. An advanced camera makes up for this by moving the hues certain ways.
Try a different angle.
Rather than shooting the item straight on, take a stab at looking down to the article, or squatting and turning upward. Pick an edge that shows most extreme shading and least shadow. To make items seem longer or taller, a low edge can offer assistance. You might likewise need to make the item look littler or make it seem as though you’re drifting over; to get the impact you ought to put the camera over the article. A phenomenal edge makes for an all the more intriguing shot.
Make you use these tips which I learned from my years of photography experiences. Hope it will help you.
Back in those days, sticking with one employer for decades and retire with a gold watch or a fat pension in return, was regarded as a sign of longevity and loyalty. But in today’s job environment, this concept is like tossing a coin and confusion about what to wish for. Staying at a company can say much about you as a potential employer, while switching jobs may at times deem you as a job hopper considering you unmotivated.
Why switch jobs?
Why does one wish to switch jobs? Without a doubt, it’s the human nature – the game changer.
· Pretty quickly, we get bored of everything and quite obviously our jobs are no exception. Sooner or later, all of us start to get a feeling of switching job, making a list of number of reasons to support the idea to switching.
· The list would start with anything like salary hike, appreciation at work, hunger for better role and close with reasons like having a moron boss, peer pressure or a drowning company.
· Like the saying goes, grass always looks greener at the other side, our thoughts work in a similar fashion. We find our jobs to be bad and in other companies they are just hunky dory.
The two faces of job holders:
Now, there are two kind of job holders, the first thinks that working for a long time would be a good sign for their resume and shows their loyalty. While the second don’t give a heck about anything and just keep switching jobs and get their salary to grow fatter for every switch.
In this era of raise freezes and with a mentality of “you are lucky you even have a job”, there is no advancement. We might just end up stagnant in the same cadre for years because of a single – focus aim of job security.
Switching jobs clearly lifts you to a higher pay package and boost your future earning potential. But of course, the age factor plays its own role on salary hike, as salaries tend to hit their plateau when people are in their forties. This means if you’re approaching forty, the next few years could probably be the best time to go for a higher position and a higher pay.
However, there is no hard and fast ‘time cap’ for when you as an individual should jump ship.
When to stay and when not to!
While we are on the subject of job hopping, staying for a short period at a job also carries a stigma.
· The length of employment at a company is only one part of your career picture.
· As long as you can show you are great at adapting new situations, advancing your skills and keep building a solid professional network.
· There is no ‘too long’ limit. There is no timeframe that is too long to stick in a job.
· Holding on a job for ten years, with qualities like staying up-to-date in your area of expertise and networking with others in the field, could be a positive thing on your career.
· A better question would probably be how long is ‘too long’ to work for the same boss. Every time a manager changes, there is significant culture change you have to adapt to.
Actually, on a positive note, switching jobs can be good for your career – to build a network faster, keep your passion alive, keep challenges fresh and figure out what is it that you want to do in your life.
· Its network that gets you job, not your resume. As and when you job-hop, you expand your network tenfold.
· But considering short job stints, having too many jobs in less than a year can throw up red flags.
· At the end of the day, when we look out for new jobs, we should be able to explain our career history in such a way that it sounds good to the company and puts you in the best light.
· As with every other job searching situations, it’s all about how we tell our story about our work.
However hard you work, a decent raise is least expected until you switch companies or unless you have a very good luck on your side. But does this mean you should greed and strategically keep switching jobs?
At the end, it’s ultimately your call to stick in a job or just move on. Whether get pleasure from financial projections or you love picking out an accent pillow, just go ahead and get after it!
A photograph of a starving kid on the street doesn’t help the kid, it only helps the photographer earn fame. Similarly, this documentary…
All the nine forms of Shakti come alive as divine qualities in the many Goddesses (Devi orMata in Hindi) through stories and local legends worshipped all across the lengths and breadths of India which in turn inspire us on our journey to become One with the Master again.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. ― Gary Snyder
As world’s oldest religion, Hinduism has described many rituals and pujas for happy and successful life. However in today’s hectic and mechanical life, people are looking for happiness but are not able to perform these divine rituals, pujas, japs, havans on time. For these busy people, Satyanarayan katha is described in divine Skandapurana which is narrated by Lord Satyanarayana who is auspicious form of lord Mahavishnu. Narrating this story and worshiping Lord Satyanarayn brings eternal happiness and good fortune into devotee’s life.
Satyanarayan katha is narrated during the Satyanarayan puja. This puja is normally performed on the full moon day or any other auspicious muhurat decided by Hindu pandit. Generally, this puja is performed whenever someone wants to achieve his or her dream or achieved their milestone in life for example, buying new home, car or starting new business, getting married, and many other important occasions of life.
Skilled Hindu pandit performs this puja according to the Hindu puja methods and he narrates the Satyanarayan Katha, which says that once sage Narad Muni was traveling to Earth and he worried for the sorrows and sufferings of human being caused by wrong and evil actions. Disturbed Narad Muni asked Lord Vishnu to find solution for mankind. Then Lord Vishnu explained him the importance of performing Satyanarayan puja to get his divine blessings and wipe off all the sorrows and problems.
For successful execution of Satyanarayan katha and puja one needs to take appointment of pandit on time. Under the guidance of pandit devotees can execute this puja seamlessly and get joy and success as well as to remove all the problems, negativity and evil things from life.
So, what does this mean? Well, when you buy a diamond and if it has a green-tinge, then you should not be paying the same price that you would pay for a yellow-tinge diamond, since if you get a Zimbabwe diamond it should be priced cheaper. The issue arises when your jeweller does not disclose to you that he is selling you a Zimbabwe diamond and you happily purchase from him because he is giving you a lower price than another jeweller who is actually quoting the price for a non-Zimbabwe diamond. Worse, you might be charged the same price and end up with a Zimbabwe diamond. It may not be a crime to buy Zimbabwe diamonds since the international sanctions have been lifted but it is definitely necessary to know what you are buying to avoid overpaying for your diamond purchase!
Indian author Azhar Sabri has had a matchless career. Adored by fans and respected by reviewers, the author of “Sarhad Ke Us Paar” and “Urdu Poetry Book” now another one is in press which is English version which expected to come on the floor soon. Has received that combination of popular and critical acclaim that is increasingly rare as the cultural and literary landscape fragments into smaller and smaller factions. Together with the assassination attempts and the murder of a number of his literary associates, this success might tempt another author to retire from public life. his first potrry book in nearly a decade and the focus of a recent reading at the.
Azhar regards this project as cutting against the grain of the current literary establishment. And that seems to be where a lot of readers have been drawn lately, this very intimate sort of material, which is the opposite of public fiction, and is certainly the opposite of the kind of surrealism in this book. Despite Azhar’s decision to draw on the fantastic, the book is not entirely devoid of the author’s reality. In choosing New Delhi for the book’s setting, Azhar devotes loving attention to the city in which he has lived since more while still maintaining a common thread with his earlier work and lived experiences.
The author’s interest in the interactions between diverse and conflicting systems of thought does not end with his fiction but extends to his opinions about the current intellectual climate of the West. It is perhaps this relentless spirit of unfettered inquiry and creativity that is the main underpinning of Azhar’s artistic and intellectual program. There is a suspicion around these days about fiction. There’s an atmosphere even among serious readers which suggests that nonfiction or this very autobiographical nonfictional fiction somehow tells more truth than highly fictive fiction. And I would just like to suggest to people that they pick more widely than that. Because of course naturalism is one very important way to tell the truth, but it is only one way.
DIVORCE PROCEDURE IN INDIA
The marriage performed in India as per any caste customs, is recognized as a valid marriage. If the couple agreeing for mutual consent divorce, it may take a minimum period of six months. Any of the spouse is absent during summons, an alternate service of summons will be done so that the case can be decided exparte, within three to four months. Alimony is not granted by court in mutual divorce and mutual consent is not challengeable. But duration in case of a Contested Divorce ranges between 2 to 4 years. The divorce procedures in India are tremendously challenging both emotionally and financially.
The judicial system has a vested interest in protecting the institution of marriage.
For this exact reason, Indian family courts demand reasons like cruelty (Physical & Mental), Desertion (Period varies from 2 to 3 years), Unsoundness of mind, Impotency, Adultery etc. for Grounds of Divorce which can be uniquely called ‘Matrimonial Offences’. The divorce process formally starts when a spouse files a petition for divorce via a lawyer and a divorce notice is sent out to the other party. In Contested Divorce Petition, the courts typically would send the couple to counseling or a mediation service and impose a waiting period. This might lead to re-unification or an amicable split/divorce. Divorce case can be filed where marriage has taken place, where they started living soon after the marriage and prior to separation where the respondent was residing etc. Wife can also file a case from the place where she is living after leaving the matrimonial home. The main issue in a contested divorce is custody of children. There is no fixed formula as to who would be entitled to have the custody of children. In deciding issue of custody of children, the most important factor is the welfare of the children which is the paramount consideration in deciding this issue.
You can get more details about related divorce procedures in India in the above mentioned link.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Day 7 | Ganpati Pandal Darshan | Sethji or The Rich Ganesha
Standing beneath His majestic-al figure, hands folded and head lowered – the force that hits, that aura, the blessedness of that rare transcendental moment is simply stunning. It’s a feeling, delicate but powerful
Ganpati Pandal Hopping from Mumbai!
Your backup to the government may show your honesty and duty-boundedness towards government, but it doesn’t mean that if you don’t dance on government tune you are a threat to nation and society. One who pay for the piper may call for the tune but can’t force anyone to dance on the same tune. Like supporting government, Criticizing government is an another aspect of multidimensional democratic governance. So let the critics criticize because they are not ugly if not beautiful like supporter.
And I stand by him not because of being his supporter but because i don’t want to be abolished, as if the celebrity like him can be abused and compelled to take such step in such a manner then just imagine the situation of common man having different opinion.
आज सुबह अखबार के पहले पन्ने पर एक खबर देखी – अमेरिका में 3 साल की बच्ची को डायबीटीज टाईप -2 रोग से पीड़ित पाया गया है। शायद ये बच्ची दुनिया की सबसे कम उम्र की डायबीटीज रोगी है। इस बच्ची का वजन 35 किलो है और वो मोटापे से ग्रसित है। दुनिया भर में डायबीटीज एक खतरनाक रोग बन कर उभरा है………..
i am apolitical. i think for social equality. in my opinion, in present reservation system, many people are not satisfied. india can progress only if equal opportunity is given to all irrespective of caste , class , language and religion for education and carreer. if this is done no reservation system is required. because i have seen many tribal and obc students more intelligent than generals. govt should reach the unreached people in many geographic area like hills, river banks and interior places in terms of good govt schools, colleges, employment and of course transportation.if this things can be done then only india can develop overall….
How often have you come across a dark skinned woman portraying the lead role in a film or commercial that typically caters to the popular taste? Not very often, is it?
And how often have you heard your acquaintances go gaga over the radical change in the complexion of a popular actress? More than once, I bet.
As a woman with dusky skin born in a bourgeois Bengali family, I have been subject to rants regarding my complexion for as long as I can remember, as have been most of my female friends and cousins, which mostly run along the lines of: “Meye’r rong toh chaapa! biye hobe ki kore?”(how are you going to find a groom with that dark, ugly skin tone?”) or “dekhte toh bhalo nosh, porashona ta theek kore kor”(“since you aren’t going anywhere with that complexion of yours, why don’t you try proving your worth in academics?”), remarks that only now sound offensive to my post-teenage ears. Every visit to a wedding would be followed with a studied remark on the bride’s complexion, while remarks on the groom for the most part would be limited to the IT Company he works for and the thickness of his purse.
As a child I did not find this revolting, since I had grown up, practically conditioned to this line of thinking. In my teenage years I was traumatised more than ever by my society’s blind obsession with rosy, porcelain skin. I was made to apply fairness enhancing creams religiously, and cling onto the shade cards that came with the same, in the hope that it might do away with what most of my relatives considered my pitfall. I was told by popular media and commercials that fair skin is all you need to bag your dream job, that you could forget the person you’ve been eyeing if you’re going to do nothing about your dark skin.
What particularly baffles me is the deceptiveness and bipolarity of most of these commercials. If you haven’t been hibernating in the past one year or so, you must have been across the commercial, even in passing , where an educated, seemingly modern woman is looking to settle herself in a financially secure position before she settles down with the man of her father’s choosing and is told by a supposedly close friend or relative that empowerment, in financial and social terms can only come with an enhanced skin tone. While another commercial of the like closes with the catchprase “love yourself”! Well, has ever irony been spelt out more explicitly? Another of the popular commercials has the college freshmen (or “freshers” as we call it here) as its targeted consumer base, an age when young men and women are at their most vulnerable and doubt-ridden regarding their physical appearance. And with established, well-known and looked up-to personas from popular media lending their faces to this regressive, propagandist consumerism, it sure is a tough battle to fight.
Depressing as it is, there still might be a flicker of light in this realm of darkness. Enterprises are increasingly coming up with progressive and avant-garde ideas to promote basic hygiene and healthy skin above such shallow concepts of beauty as relating to skin complexion. One such commercial puts across a strong message by a quirky use of product description and presentation. It shows a popular actor smearing white paint on a nonchalant face while the voiceover spells out the tagline in humorous terms: “Shade cards are for walls, not for your face”
Several campaigns are also being organized, most notably the one backed by Nandita Das, an actor celebrated for her dusky skin tone, and appropriately named ‘Dark is Beautiful’. What makes this campaign stands out is its political correctness and sincerity of purpose. It spells out in unambiguous terms that it isn’t a campaign against fair skin. Their web page describes it as an ‘awareness campaign’ to do away with the societal hegemony of skin colour bias and to allow men and women to feel beautiful and accepted in their own skin.
Though the prospect is bleak, there still is a light at the end of the tunnel. With daring young men and women taking a stand for ‘beauty beyond colour’, and innovative filmmakers devoting their time to making films with strong and bold themes that shatter the stigma associated with skin tone, the time isn’t too far when people, still prey to this cultural hegemony, will learn to think out of the constraints that popular media has reined them in and react against this unfair prejudice.
When you travel with a positive approach then you be aware of the fact that traveling is an activity that helps you to attain a kind of new energy within yourself. You would realize that travelling leaves a really positive impact on you as a person.
Experts from Chaitanya Holidays explain that traveling to various new places not only brings you in contact with people from different culture but it also helps you to learn to appreciate the beauty of nature. This is a fact that only a traveler can appreciate the real beauty of the nature in a true sense.
Once you step out of the comfort of your home and wear the hat of a passionate traveler, you can be sure of encountering various experiences that would help you to evolve as a person. Travel makes you independent and this in turns boost up your confidence in an astonishing manner. A traveler seeks solace in the beauty of the nature and understands the meaning of complete freedom.
Considering the numerous plus point of traveling, it can be said that it is a good option to set out on a tour to calm your mind and senses, as often as possible.
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Feeling sad, disconnected even vulnerable … listen to this talk on how not to live in pain and unlock the secret to living joyously. Listen and decide for yourself but I would reccomend that you keep a tissue handy.
Albert Camus-The Wizard of The Absurd
Among all major French literary icons of the post-war period, the name of Albert Camus has stood the test of time. His friend and later bete noir, Jean Paul Sartre, on the other hand, has paled into insignificance due to his dismal failure to criticise left-wing totalitarianism. Though Simone De Beauvoir is still known as one of the pioneers of the feminist movement, her novels have largely been forgotten. Camus, in comparison though less widely read still get the importance he deserves, because of two major reasons.
His major works on fiction, ‘’The Stranger’’ and ‘’The Plague’’ give a vivid documentation of the life and times in which they were set, as do his philosophical works – ‘’The Myth of Sisyphus’’ and ‘’ The Rebel’’. At the same time, Camus showed his guts in criticizing the excesses of Stalin and other dictators who had been hero worshipped by the romantic left. By doing so, he showed a political clearheadedness that was sadly missing among his peers.
Despite waging a lifelong fight against tuberculosis, this charming Don Juan offered the slightest resistance to erotic adventure, in spite of the pain it caused to his wife. He was also a man who was so highly gifted with the sense of judgement, that his bitter rival Sartre stated that he seemed to carry a portable pedestal around him.
After more than 50 years after he died in a road accident, in life as in death, Camus has remained ‘A Stranger’ in his adopted homeland, much like his absurdist philosophy.So, it came as no surprise that his centenary wasn’t celebrated. At the time of his death, Camus was regarded as an isolated figure in Paris, shunned by Sartre and other left-leaning intellectuals. In contrast, today the French consider Camus as a towering personality.
The recognition he achieved in his lifetime never quite healed the wounds he had suffered at the hands of people whom he had trusted as friends. He was deeply hurt by Sartre, Simone De Beauvoir and their literary circle who were jealous of his growing popularity. Sartre’s persona attack on Camus following the publication of ‘The Rebel’ left a deep wound. What made Sartre and his group so uncompromising was Camus’s freedom of thought, something that makes him appear humane, just and impartial even in today’s context.
As the name itself suggests, teleshopping is a term used in the context of selling and purchasing goods and services via telephone. This is relatively a simple way to shop and it does not involve any sort of personal visits to the actual shops and shopping stores.
A seller, who deals with his or her customers through teleshopping, needs to prepare a short advertisement clips that gets telecasted on televisions. All the major as well as minor details regarding the products are communicated through that advertisement. In short, such advertisements help in conveying the information along with the exact demonstration of the working of the product.
Prospects customers look at the advertisement and if they get convinced about the utility of the featured product then they would dial the number flashing on the television screen in order to contact the seller via telephone. After placing the order the desired product is delivered at the customer’s doorstep via fast delivery services.
There are numerous advantages of teleshopping, number one advantage being the highest degree of convenience involved in the entire process. The buyer can buy the product without visiting the supplier. This saves a lot of time, effort and money.
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“Two and a half thousand left-handed people are killed every year using things made for right-handed people.”
― Maggie O’Farrell,
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Urdu- A dying language
A few days ago, while discussing on literature one of my friends, a professor made an interesting comment. He remarked ‘ Boli aur pehnawa ilako ke hote hain, kisi dharm ke nahi.’’ After pondering over his view for a moment, I decided to explore the birth and growth of Urdu in India.
So what is the Urdu language? The first thing that would come in the minds of any normal Indian is that it is a ‘Muslim language’. So, let us understand how Urdu was born. When Mughals emigrated to India, they brought their culture along. Their mother tongue was Chagatai, now a dead language that was commonly spoken by Tartars. As the Persian influence became dominant in the Mughal court, Chagatai made way for Farsi. As the Hindu and Muslim cultures fused together, a new culture was formed. Urdu was a product of this cultural intermingling.
Though Farsi continued being the official language, Urdu as a new language was formed by the former’s intermingling with Hindi. It gained popularity most notably in Delhi and Lucknow. The Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was a noted Urdu poet in his own right. Until the 19th century, Punjab and Sindh weren’t heavily exposed to Urdu. It was only after the British conquest of Punjab that Urdu gradually replaced Farsi as an official language.
Apart from literary use, the language spoken by people across northern and central India was a unique combination of Hindi and Urdu-Hindustani. There were hardly few who spoke pure Hindi or pure Urdu. Urdu has a heavy influence from Arabic, Farsi, Sanskrit and Turkish. So, it is not a pure language. It follows a more modified version of the Nastaliq script. In contrast, Hindi is written in the Devanagari script. Urdu speakers were usually from regions that were directly under Mughal influence such as Punjab, Delhi, UP and Bihar. While Muslims from these regions spoke in a more Urdu version of Hindustani, Hindus spoke in a more Hindi version.
In Punjab and Kashmir it had the status of official language and was spoken by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs alike. As Farsi heavily influenced Urdu, it gradually came to be accepted as a language of Muslims. During partition, millions of Muslims from the Urdu speaking regions migrated to Pakistan. So did many Urdu speaking Punjabis in the opposite direction. However, as Urdu was a ‘Muslim language’, it gained acceptance as Pakistan’s national language.
For years, a large section of Pakistanis(including Pashtuns, Punjabis and Bengalis) refused to accept Urdu as the lingua franca. The local population of Punjab and Sindh couldn’t tolerate the erosion of their culture, caused by the arrival of Muslims from India. In India, the shift towards Hindi was more gradual. Though Mahatma Gandhi proposed for the use of Hindustani as a formal language, it was rejected as it would mean acceptance of Mughal culture.
It is sheer irony that India which was the birthplace of Urdu rejected it for Hindi which, in reality no one spoke. Another interesting thing to note that states with vast Muslim populations like Kerala and Bengal hardly had any exposure to Urdu. A perfect example of this shift is our national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ a Sanskritized song that fails to strike a chord with people in the way ‘Saare Jahan Se Acha’ does. The latter was written by Muhammad Iqbal in Urdu, years before India’s independence.
Another factor to note is the fact that the imposition of Urdu ultimately lead to the creation of Bangladesh-a Muslim country. As residents East Pakistan, Bengalis were at the receiving end from the autocratic military regime, which sought to stamp out their language and culture. This was met with resistance leading to deaths of many. The date, 21st February is still commemorated as Bhasha Diwas both in India and Bangladesh to mark this event. Language was a major factor for the breakdown of Pakistan.
Urdu gradually disappeared from Punjab, which had one of the most composite Urdu cultures within the subcontinent. The language had greatly influence theatre, literature and way of life of Punjabis for centuries. The difference is so great today, which we hardly hear any Punjabi Hindu speaking in his mother tongue!
As for Muslims, who stayed back in India, their allegiance towards Urdu was taken for granted due to the growing influence of Hindi. This in a way widened the gulf between Hindus and Muslims. My grandparents were exposed to the imposition of Urdu in East Pakistan. Their knowledge of the language was only nominal as in case of Hindi. In fact, my grandfather, even after migrating from Sylhet to India continued to work as a government employee despite his poor knowledge of Hindi!
Urdu gradually became part and parcel of Indian Muslim culture. This was a big blow to communal harmony as it created a sense of insecurity among Muslims in India. From being a court language, Urdu was given the status of an optional subject in schools. Most students taking education in the language tend to come from poor, conservative backgrounds.
And yet, there is no language as sweet as Urdu when it comes to poetry! But if I speak and write in Urdu, would I be classified as a Muslim? It has long been revered as one of the most sophisticated languages on earth. Across centuries, poets like Mir Taqi Mir, Ghalib, Iqbal as well as non-Muslims like Firaq Gorakhpuri and Gulzar produced great works of poetry. If you were to study more Urdu poets, you would find that most of them were either from the Delhi-UP region or Punjab.
Punjabis and Sindhis have been hard hit by this cultural change. Today, most Sindhis have little command over their mother tongue as it was written in the Nastaliq script. The introduction of the Gurumukhi script has gained momentum only in recent years. This is because Punjabi(few people are aware of) was originally written in the Nastaliq script as well.
Urdu has been worst hit by the political changes. While I do respect Hindi and its literary heritage, it wasn’t spoken in its purest form in the last 500 years. The gradual death of one of India’s most beautiful languages is indeed saddening to note. It contradicts the ethos of India which is best expressed in the words of Firaq Gorakhpuri,
“Sar Zamin-e-hind par aqwaam-e-alam ke firaq
kafile guzarte gae Hindustan banta gaya.”
which stands for
‘’In the land of Hind, the Caravans of people of
the world kept coming and India kept getting formed.’’
So, if Urdu is India’s language then why is it given a step-motherly treatment in its own country? All that I wish youngsters to do is to accept it as a language of their own, irrespective of their faith.
Bengal-A state in perpetual ferment
‘’These days I work only for money, because there are no good scripts or good directors – they don’t even know how to cut a shot properly.” Soumitra Chatterjee
This quote from one of the towering figures of Bengali cinema is sure to ruffle a few feathers. But a prophecy of Bengal’s downfall had been foretold almost seven decades ago. In his well known autobiography, Nirad C.Chaudhuri had predicted the perpetual decline of the Bengali, stating that whatever they had earned would be ‘’threatened with extinction.’’ This wasn’t enough. He even wrote a book titled ‘Atmaghati Bengali’(The Suicidal Bengali). Chaudhuri was confident that the end would come either through a catastrophic holocaust or slow, painful decay.
Slow and painful decay seems more apt. Ages after Chaudhuri antagonised his community with his views, his prophecy seems to have proved a point. Bengalis form the second largest linguistic group in India. And nowhere is the decline more noticeable than West Bengal. The leaders of India’s nationalist movement and intellectual progress have degenerated, torn between their glorious past and deplorable present.
The state, which till the early ‘60s was the hub of industrial and commercial activity has been ruined by partition, famines, political unrest and misgovernance. The flight of capital-both in terms of finance as well as human resources has been consistent. The most promising talents leave it on the smallest pretext, looking for a promising future in upcoming metros like Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Reminiscing their glorious past is a favourite hobby for Bengalis these days. Bengal had the privilege of having the first modern university in south Asia and the first Indian college to offer modern education. It was the centre of reform movements and witnessed a renaissance in arts and literature, creating a political consciousness in the minds of the ‘bhadralok’. Bengal’s finest hour was Rabindranath Tagore being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. No other community could boast of producing eminent personalities in all walks of life-science, literature, philosophy, politics as Bengal did during the 19th and 20th century.
One major reason was the early exposure to English education, leading to the rise of the Bengali ‘bhadralok’-a well to do, upper caste Hindu segment. Employed by the British to run the state, the bhadralok was an educated, culturally evolved pen-pusher. Perhaps that was the major reason for Bengal’s sudden rise and rapid fall.
At present, most eminent Bengalis who have made their mark in any field- business, literature and music stay outside Bengal. A major part of its public institutions-colleges, hospitals and libraries are in shambles, due to sheer politicisation.
Cultural achievements are far and few. Bengalis seem content producing repetitive, moribund films, theatre and literary pieces. The only flicker of hope remains art, as Kolkata based painters still draw crowds amongst the Indian art circuit. The cultural vibrancy is a thing of the past. Political parties whip up Bengali chauvinism at the drop of a hat, once they feel cornered. A government, with millions of registered unemployed in its rolls and a bankrupt economy, spends public on folk theatre stages and sponsoring football tournaments.
‘’There is no perpetual activity in government offices. Government officials normally turn up hours late for work, and idly spend their time solving crossword puzzles, ignoring the concerns of helpless people waiting outside’’, remarks Nirmal Dutta, a manager with National Insurance who now resides in Delhi. The life of people outside is no better as government sponsored unions regularly thrash reporters, teachers and foreign investors.
Inured to such chaos, the Bengali has become myopic. Some scholars are of the view that the domination of the bhadralok on society is a major reason for today’s lazy, pessimistic Bengali. For a large section of the population, there seems to be no world beyond Bengal. The three-decade long communist rule made things even worse.The often repeated, hollow theories like ‘Centre’s apathy towards Bengal’ are discussed in TV shows and adda sessions dominated by bureaucrats and their cronies. It signifies a demise of the values and work culture.
Yet, amid all the doldrums there is a glimmer of hope. There are some half-ditched efforts to encourage a proactive work culture though they are bhadralok dominated. However, accomplishing this mission is an uphill task. The freefall of the Bengali can only be checked if there is a profound change in his outlook.
The inevitable downfall of communists won’t cause a miracle- as a fickle minded chief minister, Mamata Banerjee continues carrying the legacy of rabble-rousing politics, strikes and agitation to its conclusion. For Bengal to revive, Bengalis need another renaissance. Till then, there is no scope for a recovery.
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Technology is at the forefront of every business and the hoteliers are no exception that are
often prepared to invest on things (innovative technologies) that could guarantee them the
Number One slot in the market.
It has been found that most of the hoteliers choose the software’s of multiple suppliers for
addressing their distribution and revenue management of hotels . It is like, they may use a
property management system from one supplier, whereas use booking engine, channel
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from another vendor and market intelligence using another vendors. All these software’s
does not talk to each other so the reports/MIS got from these software has to be again
reconciled to get the ultimate goal.
Instead of running after too many software vendors for products, to manage their business
effectively, the hoteliers need to think of vendors that could help them with a complete
package. The need of the hour is to seek technology firms that offer complete solution
forconnectivity across the network.
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Hoteliers often look for systems that could enable them (to) manage their inventories and
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I read with interest the publication and furstration vented by G. P. Joshi on this subject and find myself in full agreement with him. Undoubtedly, this should be the major concern for the uniformed community and the country as a whole. While no politician seems to have ever given a serious thought to it, it is now upto the police force to address it themselves.
Recently, a gang of elephant hunters were arrested from forests of Kerala. This is treated as an isolated incident. However, elepahnt death data from Western Ghats shows that poaching has killed more elephants from the region [ mainly from the Nilgiris] during the last three decades.
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