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GALWAN VALLEY ACTION OF 15 JUNE 2020 !

By Rajinder Singh | September 2, 2020

GALWAN VALLEY ACTION OF 15 JUNE 2020 ! Aksai Chin In the fog of war, a lot of misinformation flies. Ill-informed but self styled defence experts and politicians always push through home made theories . Some of these so called experts had perhaps never ever seen high altitude terrain in their entire life or service…

Survival of the Wisest

By Suresh Rao | August 10, 2020

Survival of the Wisest (A true story from yesteryears) A tribute to (late) Jonas Edward Salk MD. We need a Virologist & dedicated Scientist like him today. Hope a vaccine for Covid-19 will be invented soon. Some of you have heard of the phrase “survival of the fittest.” Those who are somewhat familiar with Darwin’s…

बुदम and his crude business models

By Vipin Kaushik | February 3, 2021

बुदम was a dreamer to become big in his life. But ‘work hard’ the main ingredient was missing to achieve his educational goals. बुदम was miserable for causing pain to his Dad (Mahesh) and wanted to pay him back. बुदम knew deep inside that he had hurt his Dad immensely, and he could/can not repay…

वड़वानल – 54

By Charumati Ramdas | August 24, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास दिल्ली में लॉर्ड एचिनलेक आज़ाद से पूर्वनियोजित मीटिंग की तैयारी कर रहा था। अलग–अलग शहरों से प्राप्त हुई सुबह की रिपोर्ट्स का वह अध्ययन कर रहा था। मुम्बई से प्राप्त रिपोर्ट में रॉटरे ने लिखा था, ‘‘कांग्रेस और मुस्लिम लीग के नेता विद्रोह से दूर हैं ।…

Does Your Brain Get Tired Like the Rest of Your Body?

By Suresh Rao | October 4, 2020

EXCERPTS FROM AN ARTICLE IN SCIENCE BY  Carrie Whitney, Ph.D. Nov 14, 2019 (pic) Who hasn’t felt brain drain after a stressful day at the office? PeopleImages/Getty Images Who among us has not experienced mental fatigue after working a long day, taking finals or driving the kids from school to numerous extracurricular activities? When this…

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…

Those Bakery Products- Aha!

By Navneet Bakshi | May 16, 2020

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…

Power Politics in Karnataka state

By Suresh Rao | October 14, 2021

(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…

Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day

By Navneet Bakshi | May 9, 2021

Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day   Rudyard Kipling said: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”   Every mother loves her children. And every child adores her at least till he is a child. In some cases it lasts longer and even beyond life. My mother died young. God can’t send all…

मैं अपना प्यार…६

By Charumati Ramdas | July 21, 2022

लेखक: धीराविट पी. नागात्थार्न अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास *Amare et sapere vix conceditur (Latin): प्‍यार करना और अकलमन्‍द होना तो भगवान के भी बस में नहीं हैं। प्‍यूबिलियस साइरस (fl.1st Century BC) छठा दिन जनवरी १६,१९८२ जितनी ज्‍यादा तुम्‍हारी याद आती है, उतनी ही ज्‍यादा तुम्‍हारी ज़रूरत महसूस होती है। दिमाग में तुम्‍हारे प्रति नाज़ुक और प्रेमपूर्ण भावनाएँ…

A Tribute To Mohammad Rafi

By Ashok Devedi - July 28, 2020 - 3
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A Tribute to Mohammad Rafi Writing a tribute to Md. Rafi on his 40th death anniversary that falls on 31st July, is going to be pleasant but a daunting task. Never before have I written an article on any known personality. It needs a lot of research and for writing an article on a legend of the stature of Md.…

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Rudakov’s Micro Stories

By Charumati Ramdas - July 28, 2020 - 3
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  Rudakov’s Stories of 72 Words Each Writer: Sergei Nosov Translated from Russian by A. Charumati Ramdas   Seventh Digit Lucky…She, definitely, didn’t eat them, as strictly required by law, but always displayed them – every tram-ticket went through verification. Did it mechanically: before dumping the ticket into purse, added the first three and the later three digits. So? Sometimes…

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वड़वानल – 21

By Charumati Ramdas - July 28, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 21
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लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   रात   का   एक   बज   गया ।   हिन्दुस्तानी   सैनिकों   की   बैरक   में   खामोशी   थी,   फिर भी   मदन,   गुरु,   दत्त,   सलीम,   दास   और   खान   जाग   ही   रहे   थे । बॉलरूम से वाद्य–वृन्द की आवाजें साफ सुनाई दे रही थीं । मदन और गुरु ने बॉलरूम तथा ऑफिसर्स मेस में ड्यूटी कर रहे सैनिकों…

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REALITIES…..

By Ushasurya - July 27, 2020 - 6
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REALITIES….. Divya came out of the Art Gallery and paused near the flight of steps for a while. Not that she wanted to go back and have a look at the exhibits again. No way, she said to herself.She started walking towards home. It was well past noon and there was no sun in the sky. A mantle of grey…

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वड़वानल – 20

By Charumati Ramdas - July 26, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 20
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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 ।’’  सलीम  कह  रहा  था…

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वड़वानल – 19

By Charumati Ramdas - July 25, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 19
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लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास 19   ‘‘किसने    लिखे    होंगे    ये    नारे ?’’    फुसफुसाकर    रवीन्द्रन    राघवन    से    पूछ    रहा    था । ‘‘किसने  लिखे  यह  तो  पता  नहीं,  मगर  ये  काम  रात  को  ही  निपटा  लिया गया    होगा ।’’ ‘‘कुछ भी कहो, मगर है वह हिम्मत वाला! मैं नहीं समझता कि गोरे कितना भी  क्यों न  घिसें,  उन्हें…

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वड़वानल – 18

By Charumati Ramdas - July 25, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 18
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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   ग्राउण्ड पर   कवायद   के   लिए  …

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वड़वानल – 17

By Charumati Ramdas - July 25, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 17
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लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   आस्तीन     के     साँप     ही     विश्वासघात     करेंगे ।     यह     ध्यान     में     रखकर     शेरसिंह     अपना बसेरा गिरगाव से दादर ले गए । एक भूमिगत कार्यकर्ता के माध्यम से इस नयी जगह का पता खान और मदन तक पहुँचाया गया था । पहरेदार बदल दिये गए थे ।  शेरसिंह  ने  बाहर  निकलना  पूरी  तरह …

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A Fragile Life

By Navneet Bakshi - July 24, 2020 - 6
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  Note:- This article was written by me in March 2020 in preparation for posting some fresh articles on this website which was then under construction, but like all other things, the construction too got stuck in unexpected Lock Down and got inordinately delayed. A Fragile Life Ever since the outbreak of Corona Virus in China in End of December…

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A REVIEW ON THE BOOK – A CHEQUERED BRILLIANCE: THE MANY LIVES OF V.K. KRISHNA MENON by Shri. Jairam Ramesh, M.P

By Unnikrishnan - July 24, 2020 - 3
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A REVIEW ON THE BOOK – A CHEQUERED BRILLIANCE: THE MANY LIVES OF V.K. KRISHNA MENON by Shri. Jairam Ramesh, M.P : “Some cannot be pinned to any particular stage ; their stage is the world at large”. VK Krishna Menon was one such personality, who could not be confined to one place, community or one nation. Although a staunch…

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वड़वानल – 16

By Charumati Ramdas - July 24, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 16
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लेखक: राजगुरु द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास     आर.  के.     सुबह      6–30      की      फॉलिन      पर      गया      नहीं ।      दोपहर      12      से      4      उसकी कम्युनिकेशन  सेंटर  में  ड्यूटी  थी ।  चाहे  फॉलिन  पर  आर.  के.  की  गैरहाजिरी  को किसी  ने  अनदेखा  कर  दिया  हो,  मगर  कम्युनिकेशन  सेन्टर  में  उसकी  गैरहाजिरी को चीफ टेल ने ‘नोट’ कर लिया और आर.…

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वड़वानल – 15

By Charumati Ramdas - July 23, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 15
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लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास 15   ‘‘जय   हिन्द!’’   तीनों   ने   उनका   अभिवादन   किया ।   अभिवादन   स्वीकार   करते हुए  उन्होंने  तीनों  को  बैठने  का  इशारा  किया  और  लिखना  रोककर  वे  कहने  लगे, ‘‘तुम्हारे  मुम्बई  के  संगठन  कार्य  के  बारे  में  मुझे  पता  चला ।  सैनिकों  को  इस  बात का  ज्ञान  कराना  कि  उनके  साथ  अन्याय  हो  रहा …

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वड़वानल – 14

By Charumati Ramdas - July 23, 2020 - Comments Off on वड़वानल – 14
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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 । ‘‘यदि   हिन्दुस्तानी   अधिकारी   हमें  …

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My besttt friend.

By Krishna Baalu Iyer - July 22, 2020 - 2
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My bestttFriend As the kids say in the TV ad My bestttt friend! But; He left a twinge in my heart Before he departed He gave no sign of no-return! I sit in my terrace alone Feeling that loneliness A deep inside silence That he left on my surroundings That he wounded on my heart Still aching and not able…

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Free Lunch At Chaat Shops- Remembering Shimla

By Navneet Bakshi - July 22, 2020 - 4
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Free Lunch At Chaat Shops Jaikishen was a Kashmiri boy, fair complexioned, rosy cheeks, green eyes and golden hair. He looked cute and harmless but looks can be deceptive. He was my classmate and my fair weather friend, like most of the classmates are in school days. One day at lunch break I found my lunch box missing. Someone had…

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वड़वानल – 13

By Charumati Ramdas - July 22, 2020 - 2
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लेखक: राजगुरू द, आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   गुरु ड्यूटी समाप्त करके बैरेक में वापस   आया,   तो   एक सनसनीखेज   समाचार लेकर,    और    सुबूत    के    तौर    पर    हाथ    में    एक    काग़ज लिये । Secret Priority-101500 EF. From–Flag officer Commander in Chief Royal Navy To–Naval Supply office. Information–All Ships and Establishments of Royal Navy. =Twenty percent cut in ration with immediate…

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Hath Chalaki And Other Tricks

By Navneet Bakshi - July 21, 2020 - 6
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Hath Chalakee, (using hand as a weapon), was strictly prohibited by our parents.  That means exchanging slaps and punches were disallowed through an injunction of the family court whose orders were binding on us. There was no provision of appealing against those laws. But there were no instructions about getting rolled up in to a ball, so tightly that a…

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KARKIDAKA VAVU BALI-THE DAY WHEN SPIRITS COME ALIVE:

By Unnikrishnan - July 21, 2020 - 2
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KARKIDAKA VAVU BALI-THE DAY WHEN SPIRITS COME ALIVE: Beneath everything lies trust and faith. It is only because of our Ancestors that we live and thrive in the present. A fact that is undeniable, in both biological as well spiritual senses. World over propitiating spirits is a practice that is done with fervor and dedication. The names of these events…

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वड़वानल – 12

By Charumati Ramdas - July 21, 2020 - 2
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लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   गुरु   को   भी   यही   प्रश्न   सता   रहा   था ।   यूँ   ही   वह   आठ–दस   फुट   दूर   पड़े पत्थर  पर  छोटे–छोटे  कंकड़  मार  रहा  था ।  कुछ  कंकड़  उस  पत्थर  को  लग  जाते, कुछ उसके आसपास गिर जाते । गुरु की धुन में मदन भी उस पत्थर पर कंकड मारने    लगा । ‘‘अरे,     …

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रिश्तों का सफ़र

By Alka Kansra - July 20, 2020 - 4
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रिश्तों का सफ़र ज़िन्दगी के रिश्तों का पुरपेच घुमावदार सफ़र पहाड़ के घुमावदार रास्तों से कुछ कम तो नहीं पहाड़ की ख़ूबसूरत ऊँचाइयों पर पहुँचने के लिए यह दुर्गम सफ़र तय करना ही पड़ता है ज़िंदगी में भी रिश्तों का सफ़र तय करना ही होगा कभी चीड़ की ख़ुशबू लिए ठण्डी बयार की तरह रिश्ते कभी प्यार की बौछार करते…

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