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Diwali is fast approaching….

By Ushasurya | November 6, 2020 | 3 Comments

  From Grandma’s Kitchen… Diwali Special Rava Laddus Grandma’s Kitchen opens this Diwali season with a recipe for making those delicious Rava Laddus. The procedure is very simple and anybody can make these mouth-watering laddus in a few minutes. The health benefits that are packed in this simple item are various. This is called semolina…

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.…

Vaccine contracts in US to combat Corona virus

By Suresh Rao | August 12, 2020 | 3 Comments

YAHOO NEWS (ALEX WONG) August 12, 2020, 4:42 AM·2 mins read President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since May. This is 6th vaccine contract announced in USA. “I’m pleased to announce that…

STORIES FROM SHIMLA OF MY CHILDHOOD-GHOSTS EVERYWHERE

By Navneet Bakshi | June 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

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…

Congrats to Navneet-ji by Katokatha

By Sreechandra Banerjee | July 13, 2020 | 2 Comments

Congrats to Navneet-ji by Katokatha Congrats to Navneet-ji By Sreechandra Banerjee   Congrats to Navneet Kumar Bakshi-ji, For setting us on another writing spree!   Here is a forum of writers’-friends For flow of compositions from our pens!   Good wishes to this endeavour I send To all writers of writers’-friends.  —————————————————————————————————–   Copyright Sreechandra…

वड़वानल – 53

By Charumati Ramdas | August 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास ‘तलवार’ में मुम्बई और आसपास के जहाज़ों और नौसेना तल के सैनिक इकट्ठा हुए थे । आज सभी जहाज़ और सारे नौसेना तल पूरी तरह से हिन्दुस्तानी सैनिकों के कब्ज़े में थे । इन जहाज़ों पर और नौसेना तलों पर तिरंगे के साथ–साथ कम्युनिस्ट और मुस्लिम लीग…

Bengaluru is now fastest growing tech-hub in the world!

By Suresh Rao | January 14, 2021 | 4 Comments

(pic) Download from iStock  Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s fastest growing mature tech ecosystem in the world since 2016, followed by the European cities of London, Munich, Berlin and Paris, with India’s financial centre of Mumbai in sixth place, according to new research released in London on Thursday. Dealroom.co data analysed by London &…

Memoir of a Gulmohar tree

By Yash Chhabra | September 8, 2020 | 3 Comments

The most awaited month has arrived May, the month of vibrant colors It brings a wave of crimson spread My branches shine in vibrant colors Dancing to the tune of a mild breeze The Garden looks deserted in the crowd The garden appears deserted to me No one to appreciate my blossom No one caresses,…

वड़वानल – 59

By Charumati Ramdas | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   कैसल बैरेक्स के साथ ही ‘तलवार’  के चारों ओर भी भूदल सैनिकों का घेरा पड़ा था। प्लैटून कमाण्डर्स को बिअर्ड ने आदेश दिया था,  ‘‘‘तलवार’ के चारों ओर का घेरा अधिक कड़ा होना चाहिए। किसी भी सैनिक को बाहर मत जाने देना। याद रखो। 1857 के…

Reservation

By RAMARAO Garimella | July 19, 2020 | 2 Comments

The spacious auditorium bedecked with festoons and filled to the brim wore a festive look. The stage with a red velvet backdrop, a table full of trophies in the center, and a lectern of highly polished teak wood with the crest beside it suggested a bride before the marriage ceremony. Valmiki dressed in tight jeans,…

Getting Ready – Aero India Show at Bengaluru (Feb 3 to Feb 5)

By Suresh Rao - February 1, 2021 - 1
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Excerpts from the post of Nina C George, DHNS, Bengaluru, Jan 31 2021, 23:45 IST updated: Feb 01 2021, 03:39 IST Disclaimer: ALL PHOTOS BY COURTESY, Deccan Herald Bangalore.  India’s helicopter and fighter aircraft display teams are presenting their first-ever joint display at the Aero India show at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, between Feb. 3 and 5. Sarang,…

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बुदम and His Quest to Find Mentors

By Vipin Kaushik - January 31, 2021 - 0
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बुदम always wanted to find answers from family members. He used to look at his big brother Hemant Bhai for some magic wand to put something in him. He got some help from an illiterate Mom (Shakuntla) who told him one thing to be successful, “you got to enjoy whatever you do”. बुदम enjoyed everything else other than course books.…

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FIR registered on SHASHI TAROOR (Congress MP) in Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao - January 31, 2021 - 4
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News Source: H M Chaithanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, Jan 30 2021, 00:42 istupdated: Jan 30 2021, 02:09 ist (Deccan Herald News Now on Telegram)  (pic) Congress MP Shashi Taroor (Photo Credit: PTI) for representational purposes only A city-based private firm employee on Friday filed a complaint against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai, over their tweets…

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‘Good Girls go to heaven and bad ones can go anywhere’ – Teenage बुदम’s (Moron) dilemma.

By Vipin Kaushik - January 30, 2021 - 1
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Preface: Character बुदम is about me (not fiction). Let me start with why I felt that I was बुदम. While growing up in Chamba, I used to get all kind of punishments in the school like बिच्छू बूटी treatment, मुर्गा आसन, बेंत treatment, standing hands up, etc., etc., When this did not work teachers started calling my little sister Vibha…

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सिर्योझा – 9

By Charumati Ramdas - January 30, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास करस्तिल्योव  की हुकूमत   उन्होंने एक गढ़ा खोदा, उसमें खंभा लगाया, लंबा तार खींचा. तार सिर्योझा के आंगन में मुड़ता है और घर की दीवार में चला जाता है. डाईनिंग रूम में छोटी सी मेज़ पर, सिग्नल पोस्ट की बगल में काला टेलिफ़ोन रखा है. ‘दाल्न्याया’ रास्ते पर वह पहला और अकेला टेलिफ़ोन…

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Karnataka Police Refuse Permission For Tractor Rally into Freedom Park in Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao - January 26, 2021 - 2
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(pic) Karnataka farmers (lead by local congress leaders) do road blocking and bike rallies. DH photo I would like to think that Karnataka Police have been more alert than Delhi Police; no permission has been given by Karnataka Police to farmers to proceed to ‘Freedom Park’ in Bengaluru, using ‘Tractors’. In Karnataka, Police gave permission to Farmers to do bike…

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Central Government Approves Underwater Research on RAMA SETHU

By Suresh Rao - January 25, 2021 - 4
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The government has approved an underwater research project to ascertain the origins of the Ram Setu — a 48-km-long chain of shoals between India and Sri Lanka. (Source of News ‘Divya A at Indian Express.’) Talking about the aim of the exploration, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, said, “The world should get to know…

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About NADAs and Izrar Bunds

By Navneet Bakshi - January 23, 2021 - 1
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About NADAs and Izrar Bunds Why is it that thoughts on Nada just don’t stop coming to me? Is it a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Nah! You can’t call it that unless I keep tying and untying the Nada of my Pajamas repeatedly. Am I a “Nadaphile” then? Hahaha, or I am just a borderline case? Maybe I am or…

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First death in first phase of vaccine drive

By Suresh Rao - January 23, 2021 - 1
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New Delhi: A 56-year-old healthcare worker in Gurgaon, who was given the ‘COVISHIELD’ coronavirus vaccine last Saturday, died in the early hours of 23rd January. The cause of the death is not yet known; body of the deceased (a woman) has been sent for an autopsy, doctors said. According to her family, Rajwanti did not wake up in the morning…

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सिर्योझा – 8

By Charumati Ramdas - January 22, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   परदादी का दफ़न परदादी बीमार हो गई, उसे अस्पताल ले गए. दो दिन तक सब कहते रहे कि जाकर उसे देखना चाहिए, और तीसरे दिन जब घर में सिर्फ सिर्योझा और पाशा बुआ थे, नास्त्या दादी आ गई. वह हमेशा से भी ज़्यादा तनी हुई और गंभीर लग रही थी, और उसके…

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17 Executive Actions in first hour of Presidency by President Joe Biden

By Suresh Rao - January 21, 2021 - 4
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Guarded by 25000 Armed Home Guards, amidst pomp and pageantry of a ceremonial pipe band, President Joe Biden finally walked the last 200 feet on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, accompanied by his immediate family, and, entered White House through the front gates on a chilly, windy day of January 20th. Previously, after brief prayer service at St Mathews Catholic…

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The Presidential transition

By Prasad Ganti - January 21, 2021 - 6
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A new President has been inaugurated in Washington. The incumbent left grudgingly after creating chaos and pandemonium. Back in 1796, when George Washington transferred power to John Adams, it was the first time in the history of the world that a peaceful transition of power had occurred to another elected representative. Over the course of more than two hundred years,…

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Enforcement Directorate Registers ‘Hawala’ case against Chinese National, Charlie Peng

By Suresh Rao - January 18, 2021 - 2
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Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India has registered Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against Chinese national, Charlie Peng (also known as Luo Sang.)  on August 17, 2020. He was in 14-day police custody. No charge has been made yet on ‘Spying’ (if any) ED has alleged that Charlie Peng and associates are directly connected with Rs. 1000 crore money…

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Mr. Red Bottom- From My Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi - January 16, 2021 - 4
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Mr. Red Bottom- Edited Jan 2021 I had posted this story long back on Sulekha pages. I just revisited and have tried to make it more interesting. Introduction We belong to a Brahmin community called Mohyals.  There are seven sub-castes in our fraternity, which are Chhibber, Dutt, Bali, Vaid, Mohan, Mehta, Bambhwal, and Lau. We are Chhibbers and Bakshi is…

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Bengaluru is now fastest growing tech-hub in the world!

By Suresh Rao - January 14, 2021 - 4
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(pic) Download from iStock  Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s fastest growing mature tech ecosystem in the world since 2016, followed by the European cities of London, Munich, Berlin and Paris, with India’s financial centre of Mumbai in sixth place, according to new research released in London on Thursday. Dealroom.co data analysed by London & Partners – the Mayor of…

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President-elect Joe Biden proposes to jump start US economy with a 1.5 trillion dollar stimulus

By Suresh Rao - January 14, 2021 - 3
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Soon after his inauguration as President on January 20th, Joe Biden to present to Congress a stimulus package designed to jump-start US-economy that has stagnated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed economic lifeline could exceed $1.5 trillion and help minority communities. Joe Biden campaigned last year on a promise to take the pandemic more seriously than President Donald Trump, and…

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Rise in Yuan (Chinese Currency) against US Dollar heralds China as global leader

By Suresh Rao - January 14, 2021 - 3
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Chinese currency Yuan has risen fast in last 2-1/2 years against the US Dollar. Soon Yuan will be sought after just like US-Dollar, British Pound, German Mark and the Russian Ruble. Global oil trade could soon be made using Yuan although China has ‘very little to ‘no oil’ within its geographic territory!’ However, China’s indigenous oil refining capacity exceeds that…

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Karnataka Passes Anti-Cow-Slaugter Bill, Assures Action On ‘Vigilanti-Goondaism’

By Suresh Rao - January 14, 2021 - 3
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(pic) Image download from Net is for representational purposes only. Karnataka State (ruled by BJP party) is one of very few States in India to pass ‘Anti-Cow-slaughter Bill’ in the ‘State Assembly’ on grounds that ‘Cow slaughter’ is against Constitution of India.  Opposition parties have argued in the ‘State Assembly’ that in the name of preventing cow-slaughter, unauthorized persons have…

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Sex Education….From my Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi - January 13, 2021 - 0
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Sex Education Mr. Handa taught us General Science (Sadhaaran Vigyan- that’s what it’s called in Hindi) in the eighth standard. He was very fat and we called him Sanda (a word from Saand in Hindi which means bull, distorted as a homonym of his Surname). We were very curious about the Chapter IV or V “Jantuon Mein Prajnan” (Reproduction in…

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Bengaluru Based Doctor Charge-sheeted by NIA

By Suresh Rao - January 13, 2021 - 4
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(pic) Abdur Rahman, arrested by NIA from Basavanagudi in Bengaluru, he had contacts with the banned outfit ISIS. Credit:  Special Arrangement DH photos. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials investigating into the case of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of Islamic State – Khorasan Province case registered at New Delhi against Bengaluru based doctor Abdur Rahman alias Dr Brave, 28, a…

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