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Four More Years

In News, Pictures, Politics on November 8, 2012 at 2:30 am

Image Courtesy Obama Diary

 

President Obama defeated Republican Romney to capture the seat for yet another four years. 

“Dussehra -Good over Evil” in Modern Day

In Blog, customs & Traditions, Festivals of india, Inspiration, News, Pictures, Reblog, Religion and Spirituality, Story, Video, Writing on October 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

 

 

The holy book ‘The Gita‘ says, whenever there will be excess of evil Lord will rebirth to wipe out the evil from the face of the earth. I do not Know if the theory of incarnations  even exist. and I have never seen such godly act of wiping out the evil from the face of earth even though we see excesses being done everywhere.

 

India Celebrates Dussehra

 

English: Picture taken in 2005 at Maddox Squar...

English: Picture taken in 2005 at Maddox Square, Kolkata. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today India is celebrating Dussehra which basically symbolises “Win of goodness over evil“.  This day Goddess Durga (symbolising women power) hunts down demon Mahishasura.  This day Lord Rama killed the proud King Ravan.  Let me share with you Why it was Goddess Durga who had to Kill demon Mahishasura despite the presence of the almighty Trimurtis. In fact upon hard meditation and prayers the demon mahishasura gets a boon from God Brahma (The creator) that no Man can kill him. Now with this power his atrocities grows day by day to such an extent that his excesses continues over the women. Finally, It comes to the Adi Shakti to end the excesses of the demon. She symbolises the women power. What No man could Do, It was upto the ultimate Source of Power theAdi Shakti, Goddess Durga to put an end to Mahishasura. Also if you happen to see Ramayana (video as under), Ultimately SitaWife of Lord Rama & One of the form of Adi Shakti was the cause of the death of the Ravana.

 

 

 

Modern day Durga ?

 

The Excesses s against women, corruption, and many un social evils are prospering day by day, unabetting . Having said that,I must say, I’m no atheist but simply waiting for some super power to wipe out evil is neither acceptable nor feasible.  What I see is a girl from Pakistan, Malala, who raises her voice for the education which is the basic right of every individual and more so for the girl child. This girl has not even crossed primes of her age and is already a force to reckon with. I see the Goddess Durga  in her, fighting against the evil/ demon of illiteracy.

 

The Crusader -Malala Yousafzai

 

Picture courtesey: Lena Shareeff’s Blog Jasoos

 

What this day symbolises is “win of good over evil” …….. excuse me …I DO NOT see any good ness around or if it’s even present in people like Malala or people like Anna, I do not see any WIN. DO YOU?  We must make an introspection, Why there is darn NO WIN?  Let me help you with a story which every one of us must have heard in our childhood.

 

Story

 

Once upon  a time there was an Old man.  He had four sons. One night, he had a dream that he was going to die. Next morning he called for all his sons. He gave each of them a piece of stick and asked them to break it. Each one of them broke it easily. Then he gave each of them four such sticks tied together and asked them to break. None of them could break it.

 

Moral of the Story

 

Before I say further, Let me ask you, if you saw the video I posted above. This video is a Ramlila play which depicts How Sita is tortured by Ravan and how Ram kills Ravan and eventually people celebrate. That all happened in past where we had one ravana one mahishasura fighting. But in the modern day the evil or the demon is multifaceted  It has taken the forms of corruption the forms of illiteracy, the forms of crime against the girl child, crime against women and many many many more. It seems the lesson what we needed to take from the story has been put on our face by the evil.  They have become united in their effort to spread anarchy across the globe.

 

A Ramlila actor wears the traditional attire o...

A Ramlila actor wears the traditional attire of Ravana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Here I must ask you to rewind the video to the point where the protagonist of the movie Shah Rukh Khan sings few line Impressing the need to fight the modern day Evil.  I will put that particular clip for you here.

 

 

“Ram hi to Karuna me hai Shanti me Ram hai”
“Ram hi hai Ekta me Pragati me Ram hai”
“Ram bas bhakton nahi Shatru ki bhi chintan me hai”
“Dekh taj ke paap Ravan Ram tere Man me hai..Ram Mere Man me hai”
“Ram to ghar ghar me hai, Ram har aangan me hai”
“Man se Ravan Jo nikale Ram uske Man me hai”

 

Ram is in Peace, Unity, Progress, not only in followers’ mind but also in enemy’s mind.  O’ Ravan If you let go all the evil you will find Ram in you, Ram is in every home, everywhere.  Ram is in anybody’s who shuns evil from his/her mind. This is the rough message which this line presents.

 

let me come back to the point.  Single Malala or single Anna or Single Arvind can’t break the shackles. We ought to support them in the endeavours. Then only we can expect to WIN.

 

One such effort, I have seen in Lena Shareef’s Blog post #GIRL WITH THE BOOK, where she has become a media in support for Malala Yousafzai.  Let us begin with support to this young child in her crusades by supporting Lena in her endeavours.

 

***If you want to join the #GIRLWITHABOOK movement, please submit a picture of yourself with a book to girlwithabookmovement@gmail.com. Make sure to include the title of the book and the city, state, country that you took your picture****

Feel free to post on our Facebook page or tweet at us @_girlwithabook as well. We invite submissions from girls, boys, men and women, because a cause like this needs support from everyone.  

 

 

Let us say No to Bribe

 

Let us say No to Illiteracy

 

Let us Wholeheartedly say YES to a Girl Child 🙂 

 

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Book Review: The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

In Blog, Book Reviews, Books, fiction, History, Pictures, Religion and Spirituality, Video on October 21, 2012 at 3:43 am

Book:  The Krishna Key

Author: Ashwin Sanghi (alias Shawn Haigins)

Publisher: Westland Ltd.

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Having read Ashwin Sanghi’s Chanakya’s Chants it was delightful to receive the book from BlogAdda . His first book The Rozabal Line  is the theological thriller based on the theory that Jesus died in Kashmir and was on National Best seller Lists for many months. His second book Chanakya’s Chants  is a political thriller and is still on the Bestseller lists.

Given the background we have for Ashwin in the genre of historical fiction, it was sure delight to have this book.  The Krishna Key (TKK) is based on a mythical thriller.

His writing style in TKK reminds a lot of Dan Browns series of novels The Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress  and others. Besides his penchant for anagrams  is similar to Dan’s.

No doubt Ashwin has poured in every bit of research he had, in the book but the good thing is that, it has never slowed down the pace of the story and has so far succeeded in riveting readers’ attention (Except for those snippets from The Mahabharata in the beginning of every chapter)

The Story is a parallel between the Lord Krishna  and the modern day drama. Lord Krishna,  as many believe could be a mythical figure or a man in flesh & blood who walked on the earth som 5000 years ago. It’s another topic of debate. Krishna  is believed to be the eight  incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the final and the Tenth Incarnation  in Kaliyuga would be The KALKI Avataar.

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥ ७ ॥

हे भारत ! जब-जब धर्मकी हानि और अधर्मकी वृद्धि होती है, तब-तब मैं अपने रूपको रचता हूँ (अर्थात् साकाररूपसे प्रकट होता हूँ) ।

Story begins When the Self supposed 10th Avataar of Lord Vishnu, Kalki starts eliminating the supposed evils and a professor and his doctoral protegé gets in his way. Thereafter the quest for The Krishna Key Begins. The suspense behind the Krishna key and What hides behind those mythical Keys? brings in lots of Twists & Turns and Suspense & research in the story. A tale of treasure hunt with murders, suspects, mata ji,  underworld Don, History proff, Nuclear Assignments, genetic Research and What nots.

The Book brings in an interesting perspective of Vedic Civilization comparing it with those in the days of Mahabharata and how it would have advanced during these 5000 years. History has always been written by Winners. This books, a product of ingenious research, will definitely interest readers. Some of the Points I liked:

  • Nuclear scientist have found traces of radioactive material at every places where there is Sivalinga established. According to some, Siva linga at these places are actually radioactive and that’s why they are covered with bel  leaves, cause those leaves have ability to absorb radioactive emissions. And that is the precise reason that water out of shivalinga is termed impure  and that’s another reason  a kalash constantly sprinkles water over shivalinga to keep it cool.
  • Also, Satellite picture show that the mythical river Sarasvati actually existed, and the Indus valley civilization actually flourished around this river. And when the river Sarasvati starting to dry up around Mahabharata, People started to shift east ward and west ward.
  • if you recall how does a SWASTIK  sign actually look like, Actually  the straightened lines have become over the years. According to vedas the swastik sign is actually a graphic representation of equation X^ 4- Y^4 =XY.    Well if you compare this is what the equation looks like. Those four curves coming out from the centre actually represents the four rivers coming out of Mount kailash
  • Now this brings me to the another interesting hypothecation. Mount kailash, abode of Lord Shiva is actually a man made Pyramid. Russian researching on Mount kailash found that the angle at which stones are cut in mount kailash are exactly at 108 degree  and we Know degree 108 is of lots importance in vedic literatures.
  • Lord Budhaa was the supposedly 9th avataar of Vishnu

There are lots of trivia like this and few of them which I googled, I was surprised it to be true.

The search for the Mythical treasure starts with Kalibagan, the archeological site, journeys through The Dwarka, The Somnath Temple, The Vrindavan Temple and finally ends at Tejo Mahalaya (or Taj Mahal).

Well, The Book ends with  a message…

 The Philosopher is more important than the stone !

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The Second October – Tribute to a Statesman

In Blog, History, Inspiration, Life, News, Pictures, Politics, Thoughts, Video, Writing on October 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Lal Bahadur Shastri लालबहादुर शास्त्री Prime M...

English: Shastri statue in Mumbai in Maharasht...

Lal Bahadur Shastri :*Denomination: 1 Forint

Lal Bahadur Shastri :*Denomination: 1 Forint (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How many of us remember 2nd october as the day of birthdays. Okie most of Indians celebrate the day,first, it being a National holiday; secondly It being the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Off course, it’s a day to celebrate for the Mahatma  who led Indians out of the clutches of 200 years of british rule. But do you remember too, it as the day another freedom fighter was born. He who moulded India not only before freedom but even after India was free and at the time when India most importantly needed someone who can sail India safely from the prying eyes of our enemies.  YES, It the birthday of our second Prime Minister of independent India Shri Lal bahadur Shastri.

Second Prime Minister of India - 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'

Tribute to LBS

The much celebrated PM of India was born in Mughal sarai (UP) and Joined Indian freedom struggle at an early age. He was jailed for participation in Non coöperation movement and later released, he being minor at that time. When Nehru died in 1964, the job of building India was thrust on the strong shoulders of Shri Shastri.

In his first broadcast as Prime Minister, on 11 June 1964, Shastri stated:

“There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the cross-roads of history and must choose which way to go. But for us there need be no difficulty or hesitation, no looking to right or left. Our way is straight and clear—the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations.”

He was instrumental in bringing Green Revolution in India. He understood that the India, being a primarily agri based economy, could not take a giant leap to be an industrial superpower. It’s had to be slow and steady and without ale support of millions of  Agriculturist it was just impossible. It was during his tenure that Indo-pak war of 1965 took place. he was of the view that India pakistan must live in peace but when war was thrust on India by Pakistani counterpart, He was all into this and within 6 days of fighting the UN brokered ceasefire. You can well understand the mental faculty of the genius in his national broadcast on the day of ceasefire

“While the conflict between the armed forces of the two countries has come to an end, the more important thing for the United Nations and all those who stand for peace is to bring to an end the deeper conflict…. How can this be brought about? In our view, the only answer lies in peaceful coexistence. India has stood for the principle of coexistence and championed it all over the world. Peaceful coexistence is possible among nations no matter how deep the differences between them, how far apart they are in their political and economic systems, no matter how intense the issues that divide them.”

It was during this time he gave India it most important slogan JAI JAWAN JAI KISAN . On this line, (it is believed that on LBS request) many films with nationalistic fervour were released , like Manoj Kumar’s Poorab aur Pachim etc. One particular song which I shall never miss – “Hai preet jahan ki reet…

The final curtain fall on his life was not in India but in Tashkent, 1966. The night after signing Tashkent Declaration with Pakistani president Muhammad Ayub khan, he had a stroke and he died (as claimed). However there are several conspiracy theories on his death. July 16th 2012 edition of magazine Outlook has an article on mystery death of Second Prime Minister of India.

…….On his return to India, Nayar recalls, he was confronted by Shastri’s wife Lalitha who was troubled by the fact that the body was blue and inquired about “certain cuts” on his body. She also pointed out that no post-mortem had been done either in Russia or in India……

A youtube video

This brought an end to a great statesman , India will ever see.

One thing I would like to mention that Our present generation of administrators must learn. He belonged to poor family and rose to be prime minister of India. however when he dies he was still poor, with only one car which he has bought on installment, though he brought prosperity to millions of Indians, as against present times, when most of our leaders are neck-deep in corruption and busy filling their pockets instead of caring for billions of Indians.

Ind Vs Nz

In Cricket, Pictures, Sports, World cup on September 12, 2012 at 12:04 am

 

Count down has begun. The much celebrated the newest and craziest format of cricket – T20. The mahakumbh of T20 The world cup is to begin in just 2 weeks time. Ahead of that India has very limited number of games for the practice and experiments MSD has to do away with.

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However, Today, another T20 game between India and Newsland was a last ball finish. Thanks to MSD and team. news land was certainly better team today. The thing Indians are cheering even after the defeat is that ‘Yuvraj-backbone of Indian T20 team is back’.

Lets not get into details of whys? and hows? But one mentality I have seen is they intend to create pressure and let things loose till the end and get it hasten when the deadline arrives- procastinate Is this the mentality of people in general. The way msd took 6-7 dots, certainly cost us the game. No grudges against mccullam and franklin who played wonderfully for NZ

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