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That Caterpillar over the Lips:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

By Ushasurya | February 7, 2022

The Caterpillar Over The Lips….   No…I am not having /experiencing a writer’s block. It is just not that I have nothing else to write about. I thought I will post a blog  on “Moustaches”. This happened a couple of years back. It all started with my niece asking me to write a page on…

कुत्ता दिल (एक अंश)

By Charumati Ramdas | January 11, 2022

अध्याय – 2 लेखक: मिखाइल बुल्गाकव अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   पढ़ना सीखने की बिल्कुल कोई ज़रूरत नहीं है, जब वैसे भी एक मील दूर से माँस  की ख़ुशबू आती है. वैसे भी (अगर आप मॉस्को में रहते हैं और आपके सिर में थोड़ा-सा भी दिमाग़ है), आप चाहे-अनचाहे बिना किसी कोर्स के पढ़ना सीख…

Audrey Hepburn Remembered

By Suresh Rao | September 15, 2020

Audrey got her first Oscar (for best Actor, 1954) in ‘Roman Holiday’ beating Gregory Peck her co-star  in the same movie. Audrey Hepburn Life Story…  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=22692663474642 ================================================================= Enjoy 1954 Movie, Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn at link below: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3rp5md —————————————————————————————————————-

India mentions D-Company in Pak terrorism on India soil

By Suresh Rao | August 7, 2020

India put international spotlight on Pakistan’s continued patronage to terrorism and terrorist organizations with a special mention to the D-Company– headed by Mumbai blast accused Dawood Ibrahim—during a debate at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. More on this@ https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/india-news/absurd-obsessed-india-slams-pakistan-over-map-claiming-gujarat-j-k-parts/video-HvNnVVtrreQZDItXj5qQ3O.html

Kishore Kumar, The Legendary Artist of Indian Cinema

By blogfriends | August 4, 2020

Kishore Kumar whose 91st birth anniversary falls today, was one of the brightest stars of Bollywood Cinema. He was a class apart from the rest of the artists of his genre, because he had the versatility that none could match. He died thirty three years ago, but the songs that he sang sound so refreshing…

Kamala Harris, VP candidate in coming US Elections

By Suresh Rao | August 12, 2020

Photo  I got over WhatsApp. The little girl at bottom right is likely to be Kamala when she visited her grandparents in Chennai with her mother, then a civil rights activist from Chennai (at left) [HOPE I AM CORRECT here… this picture is a Whatsapp forward] Campaigning is on in USA for  next President of…

सिर्योझा – 17

By Charumati Ramdas | March 14, 2021

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास प्रस्थान का दिन जाने का दिन आ गया. एक उदास दिन. बगैर सूरज का, बगैर बर्फ़ का. बर्फ़ तो ज़मीन पर रात भर में पिघल गई, सिर्फ़ उसकी पतली सतह छतों पर पड़ी थी. भूरा आसमान. पानी के डबरे. कहाँ की स्लेज : आंगन में निकलना भी जान…

INDIA UPGRADES INDUSTRIAL SECURITY THIS MONTH AT 11 private firms and 64 airports based on threat perceptions

By Suresh Rao | December 22, 2021

This information came to me as a news feed.  PTI, New Delhi, DEC 22 2021, 16:03 ISTUPDATED: DEC 22 2021, 16:04 IST The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is providing security to 64 airports and 11 private establishments, including those of Reliance Industries, Tata Steel and Infosys, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai…

वड़वानल – 18

By Charumati Ramdas | July 25, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   ‘तलवार’    पर 1 दिसम्बर की ज़ोरदार तैयारियाँ चल रही थीं । बेस की सभी इमारतों को   पेंट   किया   गया   था ।   बेस   के   रास्ते,   परेड   ग्राउण्ड   रोज   पानी   से   धोए   जाते थे ।   रास्ते   के   किनारे   पर   मार्गदर्शक   चिह्नों   वाले   बोर्ड   लग   गए   थे ।   परेड  …

Tropical fruits, vegetables… not to be refrigerated and why!

By Suresh Rao | April 28, 2022

21 slides at link posted below help us understand why certain types of fruits, vegetables, grapes and plums grown in tropical climates should not be refrigerated. There are sliders with information in them for Ketchups and Pickles made out of them too. Does this advise make sense to you? Comments welcome. You shouldn’t refrigerate these…

Dipika, Sita of 1980s TV serial RAMAYAN, is a still popular on social media

By Suresh Rao - May 23, 2022 - 1
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   (image) courtesy INDIA TV website Edited by: Shriya Bhasin New Delhi Updated on: May 22, 2022 14:35 IST EXCERPTS FROM INDIA TV Web post, May 22 2022  Ramayan’s Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia happens to be one of the most active celebrities on social media. She is now a mother of two children, happily married to a businessman.   Taking to the photo-sharing…

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Every third kid in Karnataka under-nourished

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 1
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Suraksha P, writes in Deccan Herald News Service, Bengaluru, MAY 16 2022, 01:08 IST UPDATED: MAY 16 2022, 03:43 IST (pic) DHNS file photo (Representative Image) Kids born to thin mothers are stunted and the prevalence of stunting is higher in rural areas than urban areas.  Stunting or low height for age is a sign of chronic under-nutrition. Mid day meals at school not…

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Slippery Carpet or Tight Rope Walk?

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 1
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Anand Mishra, writes in DHNS, New Delhi, MAY 15 2022, 22:42 IST  UPDATED: MAY 15 2022, 22:48 IST (pic) Credit: PTI Photo SENIOR COGRESS LEADERS GREET SONIA GANDHI (Congress President)  Facing the twin challenge of arresting Congress’s decline in most states and the need to recapture power at the Centre, Udaipur Nav Sankalp Declaration. Read more at: In its Nav Sankalp…

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Marie Curie … Major Contributions

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish-born French scientist, who is one of the most famous women in the field of science. Her work on radioactivity paved the way for future scientific as well as medicinal advancements. Coming from a family of teachers, Marie deeply believed in the importance of a good education. She studied Physics and Mathematics at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Marie Curie is most famous for her work on…

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Maldives President issues decree to ban ‘anti-India-protests’

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Nirupama Subramanian writes in The Indian Express-   (Photo) for illustrative purposes. Copyright is with Indian Express. Amid the “India Out” campaign that has been roiling Maldives for months, its President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, issued a decree on Thursday banning protests against INDIA, citing a threat to national security. More on this@ Maldives issues decree to ban anti-India protests (msn.com)…

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Ancient Civilizations (you may not have heard about)

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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   (pic) Indus (Harappan) thought to be Ancient-West-Asian-Indus civilization site (for illustrative purposes only) Alicia Delay has written about ancient civilizations, other than Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Harappan (also known as Indus.) Following 16 slides with pictures, have information about such ancient civilizations.  Some of them could be as old or even older than the Indus civilization. View the slides (at link below) to…

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INDIA MOURNS DEMISE OF UAE PRESIDENT

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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wionnewsweb@gmail.com (Wion Web Team) – Yesterday 9:50 pm – India has declared a one-day state mourning on Saturday (14-05-22) as a mark of respect to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who died on Friday (13-05-22) at age 73. In a communication issued by the Union Home Ministry to all states and union territories on Friday, the Government of India…

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New BTech Program at IISc Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has been ranked the “world’s top research university,” in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings 2022, an annual publication of university rankings. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore will soon begin the registration process for the new bachelor’s degree program, BTech in Mathematics and Computing. JEE Advanced scores will be used to determine…

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How are President and Vice President picked in India?

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Excerpts from the writings of Swati Mathur at Times of India website… (pic) Copyright provided by the Times of India NEW DELHI: Months before elections for the President and Vice President, murmurs within the opposition camp suggest that a contest is certain, unless the ruling NDA comes up with a surprise candidature that puts the opposition parties in a fix. Currently…

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Buddha Birth Celebrations… Lumbini Nepal

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Image above is a recent map of NEPAL. Lumbini is at the border between India and Nepal. Interestingly, even Janakpur where Sita (wife of Rama) was born, is also at the border between India and Nepal; Janakpur can be located inside NEPAL now.  NEPAL and INDIA share lots of common spiritual history and ancient geography. Coming to TIBET region, 8…

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Travel Destinations… Southern India

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Folks… Links below show travel destinations in Southern India. Enrich your life experiences by travel to these destinations. Karnataka Tourist Place Photos – Best Places to Visit in Karnataka (karnatakatourism.org) Welcome to Kerala Tourism – Official Website of Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala Welcome to Official Website of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Corporation Visit Telangana – Official Tourism Information for…

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Wonder Woman is back in America!

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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In these times of violence in movies (not to mention, gun-fights, sword fights, stone throwing, on the streets supported by political parties…) kids, teenagers (college going included,) need better entertainment on TV screens, at least during holidays. There is hardly any family entertainment lately on TV screens for us to sit in front of TV… some of our grandchildren want…

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Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, contributed to architecture of an Atom

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 0
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Niels Bohr (photo image from 1922) ——————————————————————————————— In 1922, Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist, made foundational contributions to the structure of an atom, the smallest stable unit, of a physical substance. He won a Nobel Prize for developing the ‘Bohr model of atom’ in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and electrons revolve in stable orbits…

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‘Mini Bengal’ in my brother’s clinic

By Sunil Sharma - May 9, 2022 - 1
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Education and skill development are very potent instruments of sociopolitical and economic transformation. Nelson Mandela, the great African leader once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” How aptly it applies in the case of my brother?   After working in Iran and Yemen for a few years, the surgeon-gynaecologist duo of…

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The Crimson Island

By Charumati Ramdas - May 7, 2022 - Comments Off on The Crimson Island
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Decoding M.Bulgakov’s The Crimson Island                                                               A.Charumati Ramdas The Crimson Island, written by the author of Master and Margarita, remains one of the most mysterious plays of world. Looking quite innocent on the surface, the play, which saw the stage just for one theatrical season, only in Moscow, was first published as a satirical sketch on 20th April 1924 in the newspaper NAKANUNE. Bulgakov, for that matter…

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Raja Ravi Varma paintings… what are they worth today?

By Suresh Rao - May 2, 2022 - 1
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April 29th, was Raja Ravi Varma birthday. An young couple in our neighborhood… a Konkani girl who knew Kannada from Goa, married to a Bengaluru boy… were getting ready to move to their newly purchased apartment in Electronic-city, after selling their (grand) parental home in a suburban Bengaluru area. This young IT savvy couple did not want all art and…

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Thomas Edison… manager of teamwork based research… not inventor of light bulb!

By Suresh Rao - May 1, 2022 - 2
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               1922 photo of Thomas Edison         Edison testing first light bulb (illustration) ———————————————————————————————————————— Edison Born: Feb 11, 1847 [Milan Ohio, USA]   Died: Oct 18, 1931 [West Orange New Jersey, USA (at age 84) ] ————————————————————————————————————————                                       …

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LOVE IN TOKYO!

By Suresh Rao - April 29, 2022 - 2
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Chidanand Rajghatta writes in the Times of India dated 29-04-22, on this. ‘The relentless US effort to cajole New Delhi into its sphere of influence will continue with yet another meeting between President Joe Biden and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Quad summit in Tokyo in May. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Biden will travel to…

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Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection

By Suresh Rao - April 28, 2022 - Comments Off on Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection
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Folks; After a lapse of 7-yrs, I picked up my feet to walk on MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street, all before a visit to Bengaluru Cricket Stadium, to watch Sri Lanka-India 2nd test match, on Day-1. I was in that stadium in year 2015 too, to watch a IPL T20 cricket match. I was gifted a IPL T-shirt…

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Euro currency hits a 5-year low against USD as Russia halts gas supply to Poland, Bulgaria

By Suresh Rao - April 28, 2022 - 2
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© Shutterstock.com for illustrative purposes. Carla Mozée – Writes in Business Insider (India)  The euro (shared European currency in many countries of Europe) has slipped to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2017 after Russia suspended gas shipments to parts of Europe, highlighting concerns that euro-area ties to Russia will hurt its economic growth. More on this at link below: The euro…

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