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Dipika, Sita of 1980s TV serial RAMAYAN, is a still popular on social media

By Suresh Rao / May 23, 2022

   (image) courtesy INDIA TV website Edited by: Shriya Bhasin New Delhi Updated on: May 22, 2022 14:35 IST EXCERPTS FROM INDIA TV Web post, May 22 2022  Ramayan’s Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia happens to be one of the most active celebrities on social media. She is now a mother of two children, happily married to a…

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Every third kid in Karnataka under-nourished

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

Suraksha P, writes in Deccan Herald News Service, Bengaluru, MAY 16 2022, 01:08 IST UPDATED: MAY 16 2022, 03:43 IST (pic) DHNS file photo (Representative Image) Kids born to thin mothers are stunted and the prevalence of stunting is higher in rural areas than urban areas.  Stunting or low height for age is a sign of chronic under-nutrition. Mid…

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Slippery Carpet or Tight Rope Walk?

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

Anand Mishra, writes in DHNS, New Delhi, MAY 15 2022, 22:42 IST  UPDATED: MAY 15 2022, 22:48 IST (pic) Credit: PTI Photo SENIOR COGRESS LEADERS GREET SONIA GANDHI (Congress President)  Facing the twin challenge of arresting Congress’s decline in most states and the need to recapture power at the Centre, Udaipur Nav Sankalp Declaration. Read more…

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Maldives President issues decree to ban ‘anti-India-protests’

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

Nirupama Subramanian writes in The Indian Express-   (Photo) for illustrative purposes. Copyright is with Indian Express. Amid the “India Out” campaign that has been roiling Maldives for months, its President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, issued a decree on Thursday banning protests against INDIA, citing a threat to national security. More on this@ Maldives issues decree…

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Buddha Birth Celebrations… Lumbini Nepal

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

Image above is a recent map of NEPAL. Lumbini is at the border between India and Nepal. Interestingly, even Janakpur where Sita (wife of Rama) was born, is also at the border between India and Nepal; Janakpur can be located inside NEPAL now.  NEPAL and INDIA share lots of common spiritual history and ancient geography.…

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Wonder Woman is back in America!

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

In these times of violence in movies (not to mention, gun-fights, sword fights, stone throwing, on the streets supported by political parties…) kids, teenagers (college going included,) need better entertainment on TV screens, at least during holidays. There is hardly any family entertainment lately on TV screens for us to sit in front of TV……

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Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, contributed to architecture of an Atom

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

Niels Bohr (photo image from 1922) ——————————————————————————————— In 1922, Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist, made foundational contributions to the structure of an atom, the smallest stable unit, of a physical substance. He won a Nobel Prize for developing the ‘Bohr model of atom’ in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and…

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Raja Ravi Varma paintings… what are they worth today?

By Suresh Rao / May 2, 2022

April 29th, was Raja Ravi Varma birthday. An young couple in our neighborhood… a Konkani girl who knew Kannada from Goa, married to a Bengaluru boy… were getting ready to move to their newly purchased apartment in Electronic-city, after selling their (grand) parental home in a suburban Bengaluru area. This young IT savvy couple did…

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Thomas Edison… manager of teamwork based research… not inventor of light bulb!

By Suresh Rao / May 1, 2022

               1922 photo of Thomas Edison         Edison testing first light bulb (illustration) ———————————————————————————————————————— Edison Born: Feb 11, 1847 [Milan Ohio, USA]   Died: Oct 18, 1931 [West Orange New Jersey, USA (at age 84) ] ————————————————————————————————————————                             …

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Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection

By Suresh Rao / April 28, 2022

Folks; After a lapse of 7-yrs, I picked up my feet to walk on MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street, all before a visit to Bengaluru Cricket Stadium, to watch Sri Lanka-India 2nd test match, on Day-1. I was in that stadium in year 2015 too, to watch a IPL T20 cricket match. I…

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