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Happy Birthday- Dev Anand

By Navneet Bakshi | September 26, 2020

Today is Dev Anand’s birthday. He was born on 26th September 1923 in Gurdaspur District on Punjab. His Pishori Lal Anand was a well-to-do advocate in Gurdaspur District courts and he was third of his four sons. Two of his brothers Chetan and Vijay were also in the films. After doing his B.A. from the…

Rush of memories- Three Poems

By Hemant Chopra | February 11, 2021

  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…

वड़वानल – 63

By Charumati Ramdas | September 1, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   पे – ऑफिस के सामने से जाते हुए धर्मवीर और मणी को कोई आवाज़ सुनाई दी। ‘‘ये कैसी आवाज़ है रे ? ’’   धर्मवीर ने पूछा। ‘‘शायद चूहे हैं!’’   मणी ने जवाब दिया। ‘‘ चूहों की इतनी ऊँची आवाज! अरे,  यह चूहा है या हाथी ?’’ …

वड़वानल – 50

By Charumati Ramdas | August 21, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास     सरदार पटेल ने मौलाना आज़ाद के सुझाव के अनुसार अरुणा आसफ़ अली से सम्पर्क स्थापित किया । ‘‘आज के अख़बारों में छपी ख़बर के अनुसार आप नौदल के विद्रोह का नेतृत्व करने वाली हैं  ऐसा ज्ञात हुआ है । क्या यह सच है ?’’   पटेल…

वड़वानल – 42

By Charumati Ramdas | August 15, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद : आ. चारुमति रामदास     ‘‘दोस्तो! यदि हमारी एकता अटूट होगी तभी हम शक्तिशाली अंग्रेज़ों के विरुद्ध खड़े  रह  पाएँगे  और  उन  पर विजय  प्राप्त  कर  सकेंगे ।’’  कम्युनिकेशन  बैरेक  के बाहर ‘तलवार’ के सारे के सारे सैनिक जमा हो गए थे । खान उन्हें व्यूह रचना समझा रहा…

अलेक्सांद्र पूश्किन की दो कविताएँ

By Charumati Ramdas | May 31, 2021

1,   तुम और आप खोखले ‘आप’को हार्दिक ‘तुम’ से बिना कुछ कहे बदल दिया उसने और सारे ख़ुशनुमा सपने प्यार भरी मेरी रूह में जगा दिये उसने. सोच में डूबा खड़ा हूँ उसके सामने, उससे नज़रे हटाने का नहीं है साहस; और कहता हूँ उससे: कितनी प्यारी हो तुम! और सोचता हूँ: कितना प्यार…

BRAIN IRRIGATION ! WHAT IS UTTAR KURU REGION ?

By Rajinder Singh | October 2, 2020

BRAIN IRRIGATION ! WHAT IS UTTAR KURU REGION ? A question comes to my mind : SHOULD INDIA CLAIM XINJIANG PROVINCE of China ? “Why”, You would ask me? I will ask you back “ How does China claim Tibet , Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh ?” Some of you well read Historians would tell me…

Bulgakov’s Letters to Stalin

By Charumati Ramdas | October 16, 2020

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…

Kishore Kumar, The Legendary Artist of Indian Cinema

By blogfriends | August 4, 2020

Kishore Kumar whose 91st birth anniversary falls today, was one of the brightest stars of Bollywood Cinema. He was a class apart from the rest of the artists of his genre, because he had the versatility that none could match. He died thirty three years ago, but the songs that he sang sound so refreshing…

The Flight

By Ushasurya | March 25, 2021

(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…

Kelash Kumar born in Sindh Province promoted to Lt Colonel in Pakistan Army

By Suresh Rao - February 26, 2022 - Comments Off on Kelash Kumar born in Sindh Province promoted to Lt Colonel in Pakistan Army
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EXCERPTS FROM WION © Provided by WION – In a first, an army officer from Pakistan’s minority Hindu community, Kelash Kumar, has become the first man to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. – This is not the first time Kumar has made history, in 2019, he became the first-ever Hindu to be promoted to rank of Major…

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Exciting News From Gv Rama Rao

By Suresh Rao - February 21, 2022 - 3
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Synopsis of story:  Three children, banished by the Night Fairy to a deserted island for frequent fighting with their siblings, must find their way back home using their wits. —————————————————————————————————- Folks, our esteemed writer who used to post blogs in Sulekha-blogs some years back has conveyed the following message to all his friends: “I am delighted to inform all my…

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Celebrated Author VIKRAM SAMPATH, Historian, author of Uncontested Legacy of Veer Savarkar

By Suresh Rao - February 19, 2022 - 1
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NEWS FLASH: “The Delhi High Court on Friday restrained historian Dr. Audrey Truschke and other persons from publishing any defamatory material against historian Dr VIKRAM SAMPATH (presently, Columnist in India.)” VIKRAM SAMPATH is a celebrated author of 3 publications now; he was brought up, schooled in Bengaluru (view BIOGRAPHY*); He is an Electronics Engineering graduate, a Masters in Mathematics from…

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Remembering Pushkin

By Charumati Ramdas - February 17, 2022 - Comments Off on Remembering Pushkin
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The Famous Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin was killed in a duel in Feb 1837. Pushkin is famous for his poems. He was the first to write a novel in poetry Evgeny Onegin. Let’s remember this poem….   चाहा तुम्हे,चाहत की आग अब भी शायद मेरे दिल में बुझी नहीं पूरी, पर न भड़काएँ तुम को अब ये शोले, सौगात दर्द…

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Why We should keep a pleasant Ringtone?

By Rcay - February 13, 2022 - 2
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    Why We should keep a pleasant Ringtone? In today’s world of the internet and smartphones, The ring tone of our choice announces a call to us.  A pleasant ring tone creates positive vibrations and makes us happy in the few seconds before talking.  I use a child’s song as my ringtone and found that it makes me very…

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Why We Should Write Daily?

By Rcay - February 13, 2022 - 2
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  Why We Should Write Daily? Writing is a skill that we can develop as it is a part of communication in everyday life. We communicate with ourselves, whether we are communicating with others or making a shopping list. Writing can do wonders, as we all have something to say about something.  At the same time, we don’t write because…

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Chemicals of Happiness

By Rcay - February 13, 2022 - 2
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  Chemicals of Happiness Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin & Endorphins are the four chemicals released in our brain that affect happiness. A fair dose of DOSE daily can keep us happy always. Dopamine is the kindness chemical released whenever we accomplish a task or goal. Acts of kindness towards others make their natural release. So we need to be empathetic and compassionate to others and help others.  …

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How to be Happy always

By Rcay - February 13, 2022 - 2
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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, we revive our old memories. We go back in our mind (In my case,…

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Meri taal, meri awaaz (My rhythm, my voice)

By Prasad Ganti - February 12, 2022 - Comments Off on Meri taal, meri awaaz (My rhythm, my voice)
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I spoke to Usha on the New year’s day. She asked me to post some of my songs. Recently, Gopalji requested the same. I normally dont record any of my songs unless there is some need. I have been singing in the bathroom for decades now.  And just beyond the bathroom with some classical lessons. I am an ardent fan…

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Indian budget 2022

By Prasad Ganti - February 9, 2022 - 2
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Budget is an annual fiscal exercise which most nations follow. Particularly, in India it has a wide following. By the Business and Industry to see what policy changes might impact them. By the common man to see what tax benefits may or may not accrue. In general, the fiscal policies are announced and are likely to have an overall impact…

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A Tribute to Lata Mangeshkar—–Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi - February 8, 2022 - 2
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A Tribute to Lata Mangeshkar—–Part 1   When the whole nation is paying homage to Lata Mangeshkar, the nightingale of India, I thought I too must write a few lines to mark my respect for her. Her humility, simplicity, patriotism fill me with respect and humbleness. Whereas, people with little to show of their achievement walk around with an air…

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Curly Brackets

By Charumati Ramdas - February 8, 2022 - 2
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Hello Friends! My Hindi and Marathi translations of the above Russian Post-Modern novel are now available as Kindle books. Please search for Charumati Ramdas on amazon.in / amazon.com and look for धनु-कोष्ठक … Had been extremelt busy and tensed with these titles…. Lot of work is still incomplete….please send me your best wishes!

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That Caterpillar over the Lips:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

By Ushasurya - February 7, 2022 - 2
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The Caterpillar Over The Lips….   No…I am not having /experiencing a writer’s block. It is just not that I have nothing else to write about. I thought I will post a blog  on “Moustaches”. This happened a couple of years back. It all started with my niece asking me to write a page on my brother-in-law, her father. She…

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New Statue for Ramanuja inaugurated by PM Modi in Bhagyapuri (Telangana State, India)

By Suresh Rao - February 7, 2022 - 7
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(pic) chariots made of sandstone at ‘Sri Ramanuja ‘Samata-Kendramu’ are inspired by the iconic stone chariot at the ‘Vijaya-Vittala temple complex in Hampi (Karnataka,)’ a Unesco world heritage site in Vijayanagara district. (source of pic: PTI FILE PHOTO)      The 216-feet tall ‘Statue of Equality’ of Sriramanujacharya that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “dedicated to the world” recently was made in China and cost about Rs…

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Tumhi mere mandir (you are my temple)

By Prasad Ganti - February 6, 2022 - 2
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The legendary singer, the cultural icon of India is no more. Lata Mangeshkar has enthralled us over the decades with thousands of melodies.  Encompassing the golden oldies, ghazals, qawwalis, and singing for composers from the legendary era of Naushad to the contemporary era of Rahman. I grew up listening to and humming Lata’s songs. I pay my tribute with a…

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हाइकु

By Arun Sharma - February 6, 2022 - 2
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स्वराज्ञी मौन वाद्यों की सरगम समझे कौन – अरुण प्रदीप  

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Bravo India Under 19 (U-19) World Cup Final

By Suresh Rao - February 6, 2022 - 1
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EXCERPTS from the post of  Sreshth Shah in    India 195 for 6 (Sindhu 50*, Rasheed 50, Boyden 2-24) beat England 189 all out (Rew 95, Bawa 5-31, Ravi 3-34) by four wickets It was India’s seamers, not spinners, who plotted England’s downfall in the Under-19 World Cup final as Raj Bawa and Ravi Kumar produced match-winning bowling performances to share nine wickets and dismiss their opponents…

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ISRO conducts breakthrough demonstration of hack-proof quantum communication

By Suresh Rao - February 6, 2022 - 2
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  Excerpts from India Today News Desk. In a major step forward towards satellite-based quantum communication, scientists from Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre and Physical Research Laboratory successfully demonstrated quantum entanglement. Using real-time Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), they conducted hack-proof communication between two places separated by 300 meters. More@ Isro conducts breakthrough demonstration of hack-proof quantum communication (msn.com)  

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चीचिकोव के कारनामे

By Charumati Ramdas - February 5, 2022 - Comments Off on चीचिकोव के कारनामे
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चीचिकोव के कारनामे लेखक: मि. बुल्गाकोव अनुवाद: ए. चारुमति रामदास (कविता: दस बिन्दुओं में, प्रस्तावना एवम् उपसंहार सहित) “संभल के, संभल के, बेवकूफ़ !” – चीचिकोव सेलिफान पर चिल्लाया. “तुझे तो मूसल से !” – सामने से सरपट दौड़ता हुआ एक एक गज की मूँछों वाला सरकारी डाकिया चीखा. “दिखाई नहीं देती, पिशाच तुझे ले जाए, सरकारी गाड़ी?” प्रस्तावना भयानक…

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Self Disinfecting Anti Viral Face Mask Developed by India Research and Development

By Suresh Rao - February 5, 2022 - Comments Off on Self Disinfecting Anti Viral Face Mask Developed by India Research and Development
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New Delhi: (pic) CSIR-CCMB mask view (a copy/paste from an internet website) A team of Indian scientists in collaboration with an industry partner have developed a self-disinfecting ‘Copper-based Nanoparticle-coated Antiviral Face Mask’ to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask exhibits high performance against the COVID 19 virus as well as several other viral and bacterial infections, is biodegradable, highly…

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