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Month: December 2020

A VOW…

By Ushasurya / December 31, 2020

A    VOW… ( This is a repost of a story I posted in Sulekha.com. Two more stories will follow this like a serial. …but showcasing different incidents ) The walk from the  entrance  of the  Central  Station ( Chennai) to the compartment  proved terrible. The place was teeming with people. It was as if the…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

By Ushasurya / December 31, 2020

WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT 2021 WITH THE BEST OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND TOGETHERNESS WITH YOUR FAMILY. God be with you always        

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Move over Ambani, China’s Water Bottle King is Richest Man in Asia!

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

Billionaire Zhong Shanshan has become Asia’s richest person, surpassing Chinese tech titans like Jack Ma and Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Bloomberg has reported. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhong’s net worth has increased $70.9 billion this year to $77.8 billion, making him the 11th-richest person on earth and Asia’s richest person.  In September, private…

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Trump’s last act: $290 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudi-Arabia

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

(photo image) F. McKenzie Jr. (C-L), Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), shakes hands with Saudi military officers during his visit to a military base in al-Kharj in central Saudi Arabia. Credit: AFP File Photo The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 3,000 precision guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi…

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Who Named Planet Earth?

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

Excerpts from an article in Science by Mark Mancini, Dec 30, 2020 The word “earth” has roots in the Old English term “eorþe.” Eorþe had multiple meanings like “soil,” “dirt,” “ground,” “dry land” and “country.” Yet the story didn’t begin there. Old English is the earliest known phase of what became our modern English tongue.…

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Kashi and the Right hand crest- By Pradeep Mohan

By blogfriends / December 30, 2020

A Story by Pradeep Mohan in FaceBook Kashi and the Right hand crest Brother Mulligan was a kind man and his gentleness and compassion we could see in his soft eyes and the way he walked and the way he talked and in his reluctance to punish and be severe or shame and humiliate. There…

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Bill Gates Blog: 2021 will be better than 2020 to address the COVID challenge

By Suresh Rao / December 28, 2020

Richest countries of the world have been financially and physically challenged in 2020 to stop the spread of the Corona pandemic. Pharma companies of Germany, US, Russia, UK and India have put their resources at risk to produce the 3 vaccine candidates readied in record time and quantities to stop the menacing pandemic. New mutants…

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सिर्योझा – 6

By Charumati Ramdas / December 27, 2020

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   करस्तिल्योव  और बाकी लोगों में क्या फ़र्क है   बड़े लोगों के पास कितने फ़ालतू शब्द होते हैं ! मिसाल के तौर पर, यही देखिए: सिर्योझा चाय पी रहा था और उसने चाय गिरा दी; पाशा बुआ कहती है: “कैसा फ़ूहड़ है! तेरे रहते तो घर में…

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CHRISTMAS and VAIKUNTA EAKADASHI

By Suresh Rao / December 26, 2020

Bangaloreans quietly celebrated CHRISTMAS and VAIKUNTA EAKADASHI, happening on same day, in this calendar year. According to Catholics, Jesus was born on planet earth on Christmas day. According to Sanatana-Hindus, God Vishnu came down to earth on Vaikunta Eakadashi day to receive the offerings of earthlings. This year, by some divine intervention, these two isolated…

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Rail Wheel manufacture made cheaper in India than import from China

By Suresh Rao / December 25, 2020

(pic) Splitting of a freshly cast wheel at the furnace of Rail Wheel Factory in Yelahanka Bangalore. Credit: DH Photo The Yelahanka Bangalore Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) has cut its manufacturing cost and is offering its products at a rate unmatched by its overseas competitors. RWF’s managing director Rajiv Kumar Vyas said automation and reform…

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