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Bengaluru Startup developing Heat Tolerant Covid-19 Vaccine

By Suresh Rao | November 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

A startup incubated in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is developing a Covid-19 Vaccine that can be stored at 37 degrees Celsius, a development that could be a game-changer for India which lacks sufficient cold chain facilities. “All (Covid) Vaccine candidates in clinical trials currently require refrigerated temperatures of at least four degrees.…

वड़वानल -04

By Charumati Ramdas | July 15, 2020 | 2 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   4.   भरे–पूरे, सुदृढ़ शरीर का यादव गुरु से दो–एक साल बड़ा था और सीनियर था । गुरु स्वभाव से आक्रामक प्रवृत्ति का था । वेंदुरथी पर छोटे–से आक्रामक गुट का वह नेता भी था । ‘‘हिन्दुस्तानी सैनिक ब्रिटिश सैनिकों से किस बात में कम हैं…

Campaign Fever… American President Elections Announced

By Suresh Rao | August 18, 2020 | 2 Comments

Democratic Party national convention roars this week at Los Angeles. This convention is to endorse  party’s nominees- JOE BIDEN (Presidential candidate) and KAMALA HARRIS (Vice Presidential candidate.) Speakers: Nancy Pelosi,  Michele Obama, former Presidents: Obama and Bill Clinton to address the delegates this week. Acceptance speeches by JOE and KAMALA will come towards the end…

Apple a day was not good for his health!

By Suresh Rao | October 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

(pic-1) Steve Jobs (picture is a download from the net)  (pic-2) Steve’s biological father, Abdul fattah ‘John’ Jandali, a Syrian born Arab. Picture is a download from the net. From what I read also on the net ‘Jandali’ came to know that he had a biological son only years later! ================================================ Eve gave the first…

Running Paying Guest Accommodation – Is a Big Business in Cities.

By Navneet Bakshi | November 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

Running Paying Guest Accommodation – Is a Big Business in Cities. On 23rd of February this year, a fire broke out in one Paying Guest accommodation in Chandigarh in which three girls lost their lives. My site was under construction and I was writing some blogs for posting on it. This was one of those…

Ancient Hindu Culture in Bali (Indonesia) Cambodia and Thailand

By Suresh Rao | July 22, 2021 | 12 Comments

Exotic Bali islands of Southeast Asia are part of Indonesia and the westernmost of the lesser Sunda Islands. Bali can be located east of Java and west of Lombok; Bali province of Indonesia includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Look for Bali,…

Unique Remembrance

By Sabita Paintal | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

I was stunned to hear on phone about the sudden demise of my daughters pet dog ( mac) . He was 9 years old and of pug breed , hail and hearty, small structured and lovable. He poured too much attachment to his both doctor owners and made their lives lively . He was very…

Did Krshna Give Me Wakeup Call?

By Suresh Rao | August 11, 2020 | 5 Comments

Every Janmasthami day,  I am reminded of how I got a wakeup call!  Read all about it again today! My awakening came at last… I realized that all I was having was time travel… to be conscious of Krshna in my life! Hare Krshnas who assemble, sing and dance at a temple, one block away…

A Slice of Sun

By Alka Kansra | December 3, 2020 | 2 Comments

Slice of Sun A slice of Sun through my window magnificent and warm cheerful and healing Giving special meaning to life Loneliness and sadness walk out rustling on the wings of warm air A slice of moon through my window romantic and mysterious soothing and radiant giving a special mood to the night jasmine fragrance…

कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती

By Yash Chhabra | September 7, 2020 | 3 Comments

इस हफ्ते की शुरुआत भी अच्छी नहीं रही। पूर्व राष्ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी जो कि राजनीति के गलियारों में प्रणब दा के नाम से जाने जाते थे, इस संसार को अलविदा कह गए। दशकों तक देश को अपनी सेवा देने वाले प्रणब मुखर्जी बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के मालिक थे. उनका शुरुआती जीवन संघर्ष भरा था। पढ़ने…

Jageshwar group of temples in Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder - May 26, 2021 - 6
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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 during March 2015   The…

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The Bandish Bandits

By Prasad Ganti - May 22, 2021 - 5
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I recently saw a mini serial titled “Bandish Bandits”. It is based on hindustani classical music. Involving a musical family from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The music is very enthralling. So are the visuals highlighting the splendors of Jodhpur. The sprawling city amidst historical forts and buildings. Such musicals inspire the way the movies of yesteryears like Baiju Bawra and Basant Bahar…

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निर्मला

By Navneet Bakshi - May 22, 2021 - 1
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Forty years ago (I was a young bachelor then) once roaming around in the back street of Ballard Pier (Bombay then, now Mumbai) at six in the evening, I saw one young woman running to get in the bus. She was wearing a maroon saree and was around 25~30 years old. When I came back on the ship, I wrote…

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प्रार्थना गीत

By Charumati Ramdas - May 21, 2021 - 2
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  लेखक: मिखाइल बुल्गाकव अनुवाद: आ.चारुमति रामदास   पहले तो ऐसा लगा जैसे कोई चूहा दरवाज़ा खुरच रहा हो. मगर एक बड़ी शराफ़त भरी मानवीय आवाज़ सुनाई दी: “अन्दर आ सकता हूँ?” “बिल्कुल, आइए.” दरवाज़े के कब्ज़े गाते हैं. “आ जा और दीवान पर बैठ जा!” (दरवाज़े से) – “और मैं लकदी के फल्स पर चलूँगा कैसे?” “तू धीरे-धीरे आना,…

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Cautious optimism

By Prasad Ganti - May 15, 2021 - 3
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Towards the end of 2020, Indian cricket team was playing test cricket in Australia. It played the first innings of the first test well. In the second innings, however, India collapsed for 36 runs and lost the test match. The current second wave of the Covid 19 virus in India has resulted in such a disaster. While there is finger…

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Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day

By Navneet Bakshi - May 9, 2021 - 2
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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 His angels on earth and…

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A helicopter on Mars

By Prasad Ganti - April 26, 2021 - 3
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A helicopter was sent to Mars recently along with the latest rover perseverance. And it flew for the first time outside the confines of Earth. Just for a few seconds, followed by a second flight a little under a minute, a few days later. It was a Wright brothers moment for mankind. Very much like the Wright brothers flew an…

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*******BALLS, CERTAINLY NOT AT ANY COST********

By Navneet Bakshi - April 20, 2021 - 2
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Sardar Sohan Singh and his family had shifted to Chandigarh. Suddenly, I had lost two close friends. Loss of company of Goga hurt me because suddenly my daredevilry and my pranks had come to a standstill because one needs a partner in such escapades. Anyone who has read the books of childhood adventures will vouch for it. We didn’t need…

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My e-book for kids

By Charumati Ramdas - April 19, 2021 - 6
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Hello, Friends, My e-book containing translations of a few Russian stories for kids  is recently published . Please share the link with the Hindi readers who have children’grandchildren at home. Here’s the link: Please go to amazon.in Type charumati Ramdas in the SEARCH. among other books, you will see आओ कहानी सुनें – 1  

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Controversy Around ‘Dr. Zhivago’

By Charumati Ramdas - April 19, 2021 - 4
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    Controversy around ‘Dr. Zhivago’   A.Charumati Ramdas     In the history of Russian literature, perhaps no literary work and its author became more controversial than Boris Leonidovich Pasternak and his novel Dr Zhivago. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for 1958 “for outstanding achievement in modern lyrical poetry and in the field of great Russian prose.” Pasternak had…

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The international ratings

By Prasad Ganti - April 10, 2021 - 2
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Countries over the world are measured on various scales by different institutions. Some measurements are done by institutions within the country while some by outside the country. Per capita income or how much an average citizen earns is collected and published by the country. While some measures like ease of doing business or gender inequality is done by external institutions.…

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The pandemic politics

By Prasad Ganti - April 3, 2021 - 2
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People are being vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus  in some parts of the world. More in some countries while less in some others. While there is a resurgence of cases in India, things are getting better in the UK and the US. Most of the people are vaccinated in the UAE and Israel, not much data is forthcoming from…

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Unique Remembrance

By Sabita Paintal - March 26, 2021 - 1
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I was stunned to hear on phone about the sudden demise of my daughters pet dog ( mac) . He was 9 years old and of pug breed , hail and hearty, small structured and lovable. He poured too much attachment to his both doctor owners and made their lives lively . He was very tactful and conveyed feelings with…

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The Flight

By Ushasurya - March 25, 2021 - 2
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(This is the third post – a short story – of mine involving the Family of Chandru, his wife Jyothi and son Bharat. Though they seem to be having a lot of differences of opinions, they are a very loving couple. The previous ones were titled A Wedding   and A Vow…which I had posted here . ) The Flight…. The…

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******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************ 

By Navneet Bakshi - March 24, 2021 - 0
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******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************                                                                                                                             ( Picture from internet) सोचा करती थी मैं कि जब हम एक संग होंगे कितने सुन्दर तब होली के रंग होंगे   यूँ तो बरसाए हैं बहुतेरों ने रंग हर होली पर लेकिन कैसा कर दिया जादू तुमने दिल पर कि मुझे अब और कोई रंग नहीं भाता रंगे मेरे मन से तेरा ख्याल नहीं जाता  …

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The open door

By Prasad Ganti - March 21, 2021 - 2
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It was a good sunny day with mild temperature and medium winds.  I planned to fly in a small plane from my home airport to another about 70 nautical miles away. From St. Augustine airport in Florida (airport code SGJ) to Orlando Sanford international airport (airport code SFB) also in Florida. The weather forecast was good enroute and I filed…

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*************मेरी प्रेरणा************

By Navneet Bakshi - March 14, 2021 - 0
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*************मेरी प्रेरणा************ मेरी कल्पना की परी तुम कि मेरी कल्पना के पर लुप्त हो जाती हो मुझ में ही कहीं तुम मेरी कविता को देकर स्वर प्रिय तुम उभरती हो दिल में फिर श्वासों में घुल-मिल जाती हो बनती हो तुम गीत मेरा फिर स्वयं ही उसको गाती हो मैं केवल माध्यम बन तुम्हारे अनूठे प्यार के इज़हार को सराहया…

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     *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3*****

By Navneet Bakshi - March 14, 2021 - 1
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                                                                                               *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3***** Facebook is one of the lousy platform for posting articles. I wonder how it became so popular. I was trying to include here the links to the previous parts but I am sorry to say that doing that just confuses their software which makes garbage of the whole article. So far I have not copied…

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सिर्योझा – 17

By Charumati Ramdas - March 14, 2021 - 0
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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 पर आ रहा है. और…

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सिर्योझा – 16

By Charumati Ramdas - March 11, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   प्रस्थान से पूर्व की रात   कुछ अनजान आदमी आए, डाईनिंग हॉल और मम्मा के कमरे का फ़र्नीचर हटाया और उसे टाट में बांध दिया. मम्मा ने परदे और लैम्प के कवर हटाए, और दीवारों से तस्वीरें निकालीं. और कमरे में सब कुछ बड़ा बिखरा बिखरा, बेतरतीब सा लग रहा था :…

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