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EX MAYOR OF KARACHI LAMBASTS THE OWAISI BROTHERS

By VS Gopalakrishnan | August 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

EX MAYOR OF KARACHI LAMBASTS THE OWAISI BROTHERS V.S.Gopalakrishnan Ph.D., IAS Retd. 11 Aug 2020   It must be recognized that in Pakistan there are certainly many sane and reasonable persons who would seem to show a pro-India stance on several matters in our current affairs. They speak against the illogical and emotional stand taken…

Kannada actress Ragini arrested on drug charges

By Suresh Rao | September 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

  RAGINI DWIVEDI is originally from Gujarat. She  learned Kannada and started acting in Kannada films. She is also a item dancer. Her home in Bengaluru was raided last week by sleuths of Central Crime Branch (CCB). Allegedly, banned narcotic substances were found in her home.   (pic) Arrested Ragini on her way to the…

Women who missed out on Nobel prizes

By Prasad Ganti | October 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

I wrote the following blog for our astronomy club’s monthly newsletter. The season of Nobel prizes is coming soon, in a week or so. It has been more than a century of Nobel prizes for the highest human achievements in the field of Sciences,Literature, Economics and Peace. Some controversies and some supposed misses have occurred…

Jageshwar group of temples in Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder | May 26, 2021 | 6 Comments

Cooped inside the four walls for more than a year I miss our Uttarakhand trips a lot. Seasons of snow, clouds, sun-shine continue to slip one by one and I am unable to enjoy the serenity of our favourite mountains. So, I just started re-living our trips. This one is from our trip to Uttarakhand…

Jeff Bezos… world’s richest man… his entrepreneurship and new expedition

By Suresh Rao | July 21, 2021 | 3 Comments

Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. Bezos is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, having previously served as chairman, president and CEO of the company. With a net worth of more than $200 billion as of June 2021, he is the richest person in the world according to…

वड़वानल – 01

By Charumati Ramdas | July 11, 2020 | 2 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरु दतात्रेय आगरकर ; अनुवाद : आ. चारुमति रामदास ऐसा कितने साल चलेगा ? जनवरी का महीना खत्म होते–होते वह अभी भी बेचैन हो जाता है और फिर पूरे महीने वह ऐसे रहता है मानो पूरी तरह विध्वस्त हो चुका हो । सदा चमकती आँखों की आभा और मुख पर विद्यमान तेज लुप्त हो…

Bulgakov’s Letters to Stalin

By Charumati Ramdas | October 16, 2020 | 2 Comments

The Two Letters that Made the Difference                                                                                                                                                                     -A.Charumati Ramdas   M.A. Bulgakov (1891-1940), having completed Medicine at the University of Kiev in 1916, started writing in 1919. The first short story was written in the light of a kerosene lamp in a running train and it was published in a small newspaper of a…

Can We Have The Same Feelings Like Another?

By Rcay | July 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

Thank you Navneet for giving this opportunity. This is a blog posted by me in  Sulekha 5 years back. Can We Have The Same Feelings Like Another? The inspiration for this blog is the blog “Comparison — Is It Good Or Bad?” by Mangalaji and the comment on the same by Sounderyaji. So my sincere…

Vaccine contracts in US to combat Corona virus

By Suresh Rao | August 12, 2020 | 3 Comments

YAHOO NEWS (ALEX WONG) August 12, 2020, 4:42 AM·2 mins read President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since May. This is 6th vaccine contract announced in USA. “I’m pleased to announce that…

Bollywood- The Big Flotsam

By Navneet Bakshi | September 9, 2020 | 5 Comments

Rhea Charaborty’s arrest hasn’t come as a surprise, but it certainly is not the last one. Calling it a tip of the iceberg may sound somewhat clichéd, but how else should I say it? I don’t have the skill of Shashi Tharoor and Shashi Tharoor won’t say it. Why, should we single out someone and…

The Red Dragon

By Prasad Ganti - November 21, 2021 - 9
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China, the Red Dragon, has arrived on the global stage as a superpower. It is sitting on foreign currency reserves of trillions of dollars. Manufacturing prowess makes it a major exporter in the world. Infrastructure is well developed. It is a nuclear power with a massive conventional army and firepower. It could not have been in a better position to…

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The Fateful Eggs

By Charumati Ramdas - November 16, 2021 - 2
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The Fateful Eggs: A Lesson for Posterity A. Charumati Ramdas     “Manuscripts don’t burn”, says one of the characters in M. Bulgakov’s novel “Master and Margarita”. That refers not only to the physical existence of the manuscripts, but the matter contained in them – their content, their soul. So far as Bulgakov’s works are concerned, their soul is eternal,…

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The Climate Summit COP26

By Prasad Ganti - November 14, 2021 - 4
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With unprecedented heat waves in the US and Europe and flash floods and forest fires in Europe and China, the global climate is clearly deteriorating. Storms of the century happening almost every year. This is the general consensus among the scientific community. There are skeptics, particularly with vested interests in the status quo of the fossil fuel industry. The recently…

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Everybody yearns for Appreciation

By Rcay - November 10, 2021 - 1
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Everybody yearns for appreciation. Yet most of us are shy of appreciating others. We may forward many useless political trash but are often reluctant to even acknowledge an interesting write up from our near and dear ones. Appreciation is the lubricant that make us to perform our best. The beauty of appreciation is that it gives the giver also almost…

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How to be Happy always

By Rcay - November 10, 2021 - 1
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I have found the following very useful to be happy(1) I catch up with my classmates of school, college and old colleagues and students. I talk somewhere between 15 minutes to almost one hour each to at least five of them daily. When we talk, and revive our old memories, we go back in our mind (In my case it…

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Come to me my fair lady

By Rcay - November 10, 2021 - 1
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Come to me my fair lady Come to me in my dreams, my darling, Melting all snow of sorrow from me When I am sad and feel you are far away In the half darkness as I lie awake Your loving fingers seek for mine And lips imprints their ownership The body yearns for warmth, my darling You belong to…

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The Diwali Confusion….

By Ushasurya - November 2, 2021 - 1
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Savithry was waiting near the doorway, as Seenu walked in. She followed him to where he left his sandals – under the stairway, to the bathroom as he washed his hands, feet and face and to the sitting room again, where he settled in his favourite rocking chair. He looked at her, expecting some great news. This was a traditional…

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Most remembered King of Mysore

By Suresh Rao - October 18, 2021 - 2
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If there is one noble and benevolent king that people of old Mysore State remember all the time… it is Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadeyar IV (Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar; 4 June 1884 – 3 August 1940) was the 24th maharaja  of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore. He remained the crowed King from 1894 (when he was hardly a 10 year old,) until…

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Data Scientist, Sexiest Job Today

By Suresh Rao - October 17, 2021 - 0
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“A Harvard Business Review says, ‘Data Scientist’ is the sexiest job of the 21st century.” “With the growing demand in the market with fat salaries, Data Science is becoming the problem solver for businesses.” “Salary reviews suggest that more than 1.5K Data Science professionals working in India are getting paid more than 1 crore per annum.” Research and Evaluation aims to design, develop, and…

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Nobel Prizes 2021

By Prasad Ganti - October 17, 2021 - 2
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This is the time of the year again when the Nobel prizes are announced, mankind’s highest awards given to one of their best contributors. I have been fascinated by the prizes since my teenage years. Particularly after reading “The Prize” by Irving Wallace, which is a plot based on Nobel prizes. Wallace did a lot of research to come up…

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Mind is a moth eaten spider’s web!

By Suresh Rao - October 16, 2021 - 1
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Folks, Our mind is a moth eaten spider’s web! Think about it for a moment. When we contemplate within ourselves… digging deep into our past… connecting the dots to go back to our childhood we often end up in a deep abyss… a bottomless hole that perhaps never existed for us!? Have you ever wondered about this? I have! This…

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Lulu Global Mall comes to Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao - October 15, 2021 - 0
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 (pic) Lulu Global Mall, Bengaluru) My dad used to work as DGM at what used to be ‘Minerva Mills’ and ‘Raja Mills’ more than half century back.  A giant Lulu Global Mall has come up now in the Minerva Mills compound. My dad had been awarded a full ‘scholarship’ to study textiles technology at Victoria Jubilee Technological Institutue (VJTI) Bombay;…

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Power Politics in Karnataka state

By Suresh Rao - October 14, 2021 - 2
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(pic) Pavagada Solar Park to become biggest solar park in the world soon. Pavagada Solar Park is a solar park spread over a total area of 13,000 acres (53 km2) in Pavagada taluk, Tumur district, Karnataka. 600 MW of power was commissioned by 31 January 2018 and a further 1,400 MW are planned.The total investment required to build 2,000 MW of…

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Bharat Biotech vaccine approved for age group 2 to 18 in India

By Suresh Rao - October 13, 2021 - 1
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Folks, this is outstanding success for COVAXIN innovation by a totally Indian company, Bharat Biotech (Hq., Hyderabad) The Drugs and Comptroller General of India (DCGI) has reportedly approved the administration of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to children in the 2-18 years age group. According to news agency ANI, the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has given the necessary approval for the administration…

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WHICH PLANE DO YOU FLY?  By Rajiv Dhar

By blogfriends - October 10, 2021 - 1
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WHICH PLANE DO YOU FLY?  By Rajiv Dhar During my young days in IAF this question always haunted me, especially when asked by damsels. I often used to brood over, “why can’t an engineering officer fly an airplane”. As I moved on, I got armed with some standard answers to give, especially at the time of my marriage engagement and…

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Living At Constance Lodge….Part 10

By Navneet Bakshi - October 8, 2021 - 1
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Living At Constance Lodge….Part 10 There were other simple games that kept us entertained for hours. One of them was Cat’s cradle. I think all of us who were born in 1950-60s must have played this game with a piece of thread. It used to be a woolen thread in our case because the thread has to be thick enough…

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Women who missed out on Nobel prizes

By Prasad Ganti - October 2, 2021 - 0
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I wrote the following blog for our astronomy club’s monthly newsletter. The season of Nobel prizes is coming soon, in a week or so. It has been more than a century of Nobel prizes for the highest human achievements in the field of Sciences,Literature, Economics and Peace. Some controversies and some supposed misses have occurred in the past. I would…

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Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9

By Navneet Bakshi - October 1, 2021 - 1
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Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9 When Kusum Aunty Committed Suicide Tall, slim, dusky and well educated. That’s how I remember her. She had two daughters both less than ten years of age and about two years apart. Her husband was working in a clerical post in the A.G. office and his mother was staying with them. That’s about all what…

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Vibrant Indian expats celebrate Ganesh festival in Holland with Orange decoration

By Suresh Rao - September 28, 2021 - 3
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Holland is home to thosands of young Indian expats. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS,)  Tata Steel, Infosys, Sun Pharma (many other too,) employ highly skilled software engineers who have brought Indian festivities to the delight of natives there! Once a year, the city of Amstelveen, at Amsterdam’s southern end, plays host to a true spectacle. The Diwali Festival, the ancient…

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INDIA PM Modi’s 3-day Visit to USA … my musings

By Suresh Rao - September 25, 2021 - 2
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After Joseph (Joe) Biden became President of US in January ’21 (winning a photo finish race for ‘White House’ beating former President Donald Trump,) this is the first time PM Modi of India is making a 3-day visit to US… visiting Washington DC for one-on-one meetings with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris… also heads of States of Japan and Australia…

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