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Rocket Scientist S Somanath appointed ISRO Chairman

By Suresh Rao / January 24, 2022

(pic) Outgoing Chairman S. Sivan is at right in picture (Image is copy/paste @ISRO/Twitter)  Eminent rocket scientist S Somanath (at left in picture) took charge as 10th chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and as the Secretary of the Department of Space, Government of India on January 14, 2022. Previously, S Somanath has…

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Rivival of ‘Madras Courier’ good or bad for India of today?

By Suresh Rao / January 12, 2022

Today’s ‘Madras Courier’ picks and choses controversial writings and writers from all over the world, India in particular. Some of the writings and writers picked by this digital publication of today, challenge India’s spiritual history and publishes them periodically. Out of curiosity, I visited an online version of today’s ‘Madras Courier’, read some articles and…

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New Year Greetings in Sanskrit

By Suresh Rao / January 4, 2022

(pic is a facbook image of a website where one can find Harini Rao a popular Telugu playback singer) Harini Rao has rendered a very popular Sanskrit greeting from Chinmaya Mission,  a Happy New Year Greeting, written and composed by Swami Tejomayananda ji, Head of Chinmaya Global Mission (Head qts. USA) If you can access…

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Kashi Vishvanath Temple and my Hindutva

By Suresh Rao / January 2, 2022

Folks, I have visited Kashi in Uttar Pradesh state of India twice. My first visit was in year 1977 with my dad who flew-in from Bengaluru; he came to my house then at Greater Kailash residential area in south Delhi, to go with me to Kashi (in UP state) and ancient Gaya (in Bihar state) where Vishnu set foot…

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The Diwali Confusion….

By Ushasurya / November 2, 2021

Savithry was waiting near the doorway, as Seenu walked in. She followed him to where he left his sandals – under the stairway, to the bathroom as he washed his hands, feet and face and to the sitting room again, where he settled in his favourite rocking chair. He looked at her, expecting some great…

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Mind is a moth eaten spider’s web!

By Suresh Rao / October 16, 2021

Folks, Our mind is a moth eaten spider’s web! Think about it for a moment. When we contemplate within ourselves… digging deep into our past… connecting the dots to go back to our childhood we often end up in a deep abyss… a bottomless hole that perhaps never existed for us!? Have you ever wondered…

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Lulu Global Mall comes to Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao / October 15, 2021

(pic) Lulu Global Mall, Bengaluru) My dad used to work as DGM at what used to be ‘Minerva Mills’ and ‘Raja Mills’ more than half century back.  A giant Lulu Global Mall has come up now in the Minerva Mills compound. My dad had been awarded a full ‘scholarship’ to study textiles technology at Victoria…

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Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9

By Navneet Bakshi / October 1, 2021

Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9 When Kusum Aunty Committed Suicide Tall, slim, dusky and well educated. That’s how I remember her. She had two daughters both less than ten years of age and about two years apart. Her husband was working in a clerical post in the A.G. office and his mother was staying with…

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Vibrant Indian expats celebrate Ganesh festival in Holland with Orange decoration

By Suresh Rao / September 28, 2021

Holland is home to thosands of young Indian expats. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS,)  Tata Steel, Infosys, Sun Pharma (many other too,) employ highly skilled software engineers who have brought Indian festivities to the delight of natives there! Once a year, the city of Amstelveen, at Amsterdam’s southern end, plays host to a true…

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घर में

By Charumati Ramdas / September 15, 2021

लेखक: अंतोन चेखव अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास घर में       “ग्रिगोरेवों के यहाँ से किसी किताब के लिए आए थे, मगर मैंने कह दिया कि आप घर में नहीं हैं. पोस्टमैन अख़बार और दो चिट्ठियाँ दे गया है. वो, येव्गेनी पेत्रोविच, मैं आपसे कहना चाह रही थी कि कृपया सिर्योझा पर ध्यान दें.…

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