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वड़वानल – 20

By Charumati Ramdas | July 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास 20   गुरु, मदन, खान और दत्त बोस की गतिविधियों पर नजर रखे हुए थे । वह कब बाहर  जाता  है,  किससे  मिलता  है,  क्या  कहता  है ।  यह  सब  मन  ही  मन  नोट  कर रहे थे । ‘‘बोस  आज  दोपहर  को  पाँच  बजे  बाहर  गया  है…

Growth of India in future lies in 5G

By Suresh Rao | August 31, 2020 | 9 Comments

INDIA’S  FUTURE  ECONOMIC GROWTH  LIES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF 5G TECHNOLOGY FAST Why 5G? To put it in simple terms, mobile phones using 2G, 3G, 4G technologies bring mobility and connectivity to do voice, data, video transmissions for human to human communications faster and better from 2G to 4G migration in technology. The big difference with…

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN WALKING 🙂

By Ushasurya | August 12, 2020 | 6 Comments

I belong to a family where WALKING is a passion. A Manthra. A watchword for good health. My husband wakes up at 4.45 a.m. and leaves for his “WALK” by 5.15 a.m. My son who is in Bangalore ” WALKS ” . He has a passion for the MARATHONS and takes part with all sincerity.…

Magic by Eric Chien and Ten Others

By Suresh Rao | September 26, 2020 | 3 Comments

Watch Eric Chien perform unbelievable card trick magic https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2467925363493797 Also, watch ten other magicians@ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Bh-3A-P30    

THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING VESSEL 🙂

By Ushasurya | February 20, 2021 | 6 Comments

It had vanished! I am talking about a vessel that I had left on the stove.  I had gone to the backyard – garden – to pluck fresh coriander leaves. As I walked back  into the kitchen after washing my feet, I was shocked as that divine flavour of the rasam was missing. I remembered…

Colours of spring

By Sabita Paintal | February 23, 2021 | 1 Comment

वड़वानल – 14

By Charumati Ramdas | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास 14   रात    को    मदन,    गुरु,    खान    और    दास    अपने    संकेत    स्थल    पर    मिले । ‘‘दोपहर को मुझे रामदास ने बुलाया था ।’’ मदन ने दोपहर की मुलाकात के    बारे    में    बताया । ‘‘तुमने   रामदास   पर   विश्वास   नहीं   रखा   यह   ठीक   ही  किया,’’   गुरु   ने   अपनी राय    दी…

Rush of memories- Three Poems

By Hemant Chopra | February 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

  RUSH OF MEMORIES Again I am a little boy with ruddy cheeks With twinkling eyes and bruised knees Running up the stairs two at a time Breaking into a song on a lonely climb Again I am a trusting soul for my friends so dear As I whisper secrets after drawing them near I…

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

By Suresh Rao | December 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

(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…

Smuggling Of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs

By Suresh Rao | August 26, 2021 | 4 Comments

(pics) from Wikipedia… Fossilized Dinosaur Egg from                                                                                        Dhar-Mandla belt of Madhya Pradesh…

British Move in to issue more passports to Singaporeians

By Subramanian Thalayur Ratnam - July 2, 2020 - 3
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Bold steps to ensure crisis ridden Singapore citizens to adopt United Kingdom as their alternate nation. It is under process by UK to issue more passports to those Singapore citizens as they are under stress due to the new laws by Chinese.  According to some news reports Britain move to help those Singapore citizens to apply visa and passport. Let’s…

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Of words and a chain made with them…

By Ushasurya - July 1, 2020 - 1
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When words end up being stringed, they make a lovely chain for the readers. Some can be just cast away and some preserved. The best chains are those which are seen again and again and worn close to the heart.Okay.I am talking about blogs. Blogs come in many forms and need not always relate a story.Something that catches your attention…

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A Trip To The Sea

By blogfriends - June 28, 2020 - 1
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I have not been able to put any picture blogs ever since Sulekha has become Rivr Sulekha. It’s not that my thoughts have stopped flowing but Rivr Sulekha doesn’t take the loads of pictures that I put in my blogs. My requests to TS have not resulted in any change. One day, a while ago before taking a new ship…

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Rhapsody In Blue

By Navneet Bakshi - June 28, 2020 - 2
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Recently I went to the sea for Sea Trial of another vessel. Here are some pictures for you. I have been rather busy since last two months. With short days and less time at hand, I haven’t been able to devote much time to writing. This project is now coming to an end and I hope to head from home…

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Not Many More Miles To Go

By ishanbakshi - June 25, 2020 - 6
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Miles to Go- or so it seemed to me when I started working on the idea of bringing my own website back to life. Maybe some of you remember that this idea of having my own website had occurred to me when I in 2015 when I was in China. At that time because my popularity with the Chinese was…

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My Favourite Songs

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 0
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When I was in Merchant Navy, I used to be away from home for long periods. I had started my career with The Shipping Corporation of India. It being an Indian Company the Signing On and Off was done when the ships visited the Indian Ports. Since the Company primarily dealt with the Imports and Exports for India, the ships…

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Bringing Porbartan- Copy_Pasted from Sulekha

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 6
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Bringing Porbartan Porbartan is a Bengali word. The equivalent hindi word is “Parivartan” which means change. “Porbartan” was the slogan Mamta Banerjee raised for usurping power from the Marxists who held it for twenty-five years in West Bengal, the Indian state which has always been a hotbed of politics. This is the main reason of it lagging behind other states…

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Bringing Porbartan- Saved Word File

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 0
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Bringing Porbartan- navneet / 1 month ago / 15 Edit Blog Bringing Porbartan Porbartan is a Bengali word. The equivalent hindi word is “Parivartan” which means change. “Porbartan” was the slogan Mamta Banerjee raised for usurping power from the Marxists who held it for twenty-five years in West Bengal, the Indian state which has always been a hotbed of politics.…

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MEMORIES OF SHIMLA- USING CART ROAD

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 3
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The long stretches of our walk on the road without interruptions, gave our imagination time to soar high as our harangues, spiels, gossips and hyperbole could go on and on without being disrupted by beautiful distractions like those of a bevy of girls walking back home and coyly looking at us blushing boys and then giggling on being caught in…

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Remebering Shimla

STORIES FROM SHIMLA OF MY CHILDHOOD-GHOSTS EVERYWHERE

By Navneet Bakshi - June 17, 2020 - 1
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STORIES FROM SHIMLA OF MY CHILDHOOD GHOSTS EVERYWHERE My mother taught me Hanuman Chaleesa or did she, I don’t remember but I remembered it all by heart. I had too, for Hanuman jee is supposed to protect one from ghosts. It is clearly stated there in Hanuman Chaleesa “ Bhoot, pishach nikat nahin aanvein, Mahavir jab naam sunavein. Nase rog…

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Twenty Years of Transformation of Xichong……..Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi - June 17, 2020 - 1
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This blog was written in 2015~16 when I was in China. It is based on the inputs from my Chinese fans. At that time too, I was working on getting one website constructed. I wanted that as a bi-lingual (English/Chinese) but it didn’t work out. This blog is about the Chinese city of Xichong. It was sent to me by…

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MARCHING AHEAD…ON LONELY ROADS

By Navneet Bakshi - June 15, 2020 - 0
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MARCHING AHEAD…ON LONELY ROADS From My Childhood Stories In Shimla Choosing Cart-Road over others In the evening after the school, we could either take a cold, dark, desolate and scary Cart Road or bright, sunny and populous Ridge/Mall Road. You might think, why should one choose a circuitous, lonely road over a bright and sunny road? but boys always have…

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A Close Encounter With A Baba- Humour

By Navneet Bakshi - June 14, 2020 - 1
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A Close Encounter With A Baba Normally I keep them all at an arm’s length, but that proverb seems very inappropriate because I wouldn’t like to visit even the “Pandal” where any such person may have plans of giving his version of “Gyan.” It is not that I am averse to getting “Gyan” but I won’t like to have it…

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From My Audio & Video Collections….

By Navneet Bakshi - May 16, 2020 - 0
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I have lived a great part of my life away from home. But that is not unusual. So many  people are doing the jobs where their call of duty demands them to be away from home occasionally for short or long periods. Defense personnel in particular spend a lot of time away from their families, but I was a sailor.…

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Those Bakery Products- Aha!

By Navneet Bakshi - May 16, 2020 - 1
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Those Bakery Products- Aha! A great discussion is already going on since yesterday on Bakery Products that were available in 1960s when we were little children, but since freshness was the key to those products, I thought of writing a fresh piece while taking a stroll down the memory lanes. I have never had such fresh, crispy and cream filled…

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Remembering Winters Of Shimla

By Navneet Bakshi - May 5, 2020 - 2
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Some days ago it snowed here. I noticed some tiny flakes floating in the air in the morning outside our window. Later they became big and frequent. My mind travelled half a century back in time. Little me standing next to my mother looking in wonderment outside the window on to a vast stretch of thick blanket of snow sitting…

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Website Defects/Suggestions

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 1
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17-07-2020 1. Can we add a Button or a Prompt at the right side of the Comment Window against the Message- “You must be Logged in for Posting A Comment” 2. Can we make a provision of sending a mail from Admin for asking people to Post the Blogs or Appreciating them for getting good reviews?     02-07-2020 Dashboard…

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Sita Nabami Today by Katokatha

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 0
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Sita Nabami Today By Sreechandra Banerjee Today is the Nabami or ninth “tithi’ or lunar day in the waxing lunar phase or “Shuklo-paksho” of the month of Baisakh. It is believed that Goddess Sita was born on this day. It may be noted that Rama was also born on “Nabami” ‘tithi in the month of Chaitra was Ram-Nabami was celebrated.…

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A Taste Of Chinese Hospitality………….Part 13

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 0
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I started this blog series more than six months ago and Sulekha’s date stamp tells me that the last Part A Taste Of Chinese Hospitality………….Part 12   was posted 4 months ago. My readers may have forgotten that it was about my trip to Xiamen to meet my friend. I made that trip during last year’s Spring Festival vacation. A…

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Growing Hatred Against China

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 0
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Some days ago, there was a video clip circulating on Whatsapp, where a Chinese couple was seen being abused by an elderly man in a Mall in Australia. The staff had to intervene to stop the situation from getting worse. There are many hate messages in circulation against China ever since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan. Mr. Trump…

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