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September 16, 2007
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September 16, 2007




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Vol. LIX, No. 10, New Delhi, September 16, 2007

The UPA is wrecking the system from within
By R. Balashankar

LET us not simplify the UPA government?s latest effort to introduce sub-quota for Muslims and Christians in the OBC and Dalit share as an election eve sop to entice the communal vote bank. Manmohan government has sent an advisory to the states to post Muslim policemen, teachers and health workers in areas dominated by the community members. The national opposition, the BJP has opposed the directive, which is a violation of the Constitution, and said, ?It was yet another manifestation of UPA vote bank politics.?    more >

The Sangh is relentlessly working for social cohesion
By Lokpal Sethi in Jaipur

IN the backdrop of virtual open confrontation between the Meena and Gujjar communities over the inclusion of the latter in the Scheduled Tribes category, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Rajasthan is quietly making relentless efforts to bring the two communities together under its programme to create samajik samarasata.    more >

Interview of the Week
?We oppose N-deal, because it doesn?t serve national interest?

In this interview with the Organiser correspondent Deepak Kumar Rath, the BJP All India President Rajnath Singh discusses his party?s stand on various national issues.

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London Post
Church frenzy on yoga
By Prasun Sonwalkar

LONDON: At a time when Indian yoga expert Swami Ramdev?s yoga camps are spreading far and wide in the UK, two churches here have banned a group from conducting yoga classes because the ancient practice is allegedly ?un-Christian?.    more >

Nepal?s mobocracy with Maoists running amuck
By Sandhya Jain

IF there was ever any doubt that Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala is the weakest leader Nepal has had in several decades, it should be settled with his constantly succumbing to Maoist pressure and humiliating the 239-year-old monarchy which is the symbol of the civilizational unity and political continuity of the Himalayan kingdom.    more >

Bookmark
Book Reviews by Manju Gupta

War time reportage
Daya Kishan Thussu and Des Freedman (Eds.): War and the Media, Vistaar Publications, 266 pp, Rs 395.00


The search for immortality
Acharya Mahapragya: Truth of Life, Sterling Paperbacks, 231 pp, Rs 175.00


A holiday with Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond (ed.): Once Upon a Time in the Doon, Rupa & Co., 221 pp, Rs. 295.00


India?s Scientific Heritage-XXIII
The meaning of Vedic Mathematics

By Suresh Soni
(This book is available with Ocean Books (P) Ltd, 4/19 Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110 002.)


A traveller's diary
Khushwant Singh: Sikhs Unlimited, Rupa & Co., 211 pp, price Rs. 495.00

Sangh Samachar

Bapurao Lele Patrakarita Puraskar presented - FOC

Chakka Jam on September 12 - FOC

Pramilatai Medhe to women councillors Enhance the honour of women - FOC

Women for environment protection on Teej - FOC

Hindu Munnani exposes a brutal plot - VSK Chennai

A vow to protect Ram Sethu on Raksha Bandhan - By Loknath

A Raksha Bandhan with visually-challenged - By Loknath

Sewa Bharati helps child education - FOC

Two-day convention of Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra - FOC

Khanduri wins Dhumakot by-poll
BJP secures absolute majority in Uttarakhand
- By Ravindra Saini in Dehradun

Zafarnama tricentenary celebration in Punjab - FOC

Newspaper suspended over Jesus picture
FOC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia? Malaysia?s government ordered a Tamil-language daily to immediately halt publication for a month as punishment for printing an image of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette, an official with the newspaper said.    more >

Shailaja Acharya, Nepal?s Ambassador to India, a committed democrat
By Arabinda Ghose

MS Shailaja Acharya, a lifelong fighter for parliamentary democracy in Nepal, who underwent imprisonment and trial in a case along with the late Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, the uncompromising leader of the Nepali Congress has been appointed Nepal?s Ambassador to India.    more >

Three years of Shiksha Bachao Andolan
Many battles won


?BEGINNING on July 2, 2004 the Shiksha Bachao Andolan, with the active support of the society, has successfully exhorted people to think about the history being taught to their children in schools and reject the distortion by vested historians outright.    more >

Indira Gandhi Canal area in Rajasthan
A Special Agricultural Zone

By Arabinda Ghose

DR. M.S. Swaminathan, president of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, who had headed a task force to study scientific opportunities available for making agriculture a potent instrument of rural and agrarian prosperity in Rajasthan, has recommended that the Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana (Rajasthan Canal) area should be declared and developed into a Special Agricultural Zone (SAZ).    more >

Amarnath Yatra 2007 concludes More pilgrims this year
From Khajuria S. Kant in Jammu

EVEN though Shiv-lingum had melted before the commencement of Amaranth Yatra, close to three lakh devotees visited the cave shrine to pay their obeisance at the famous cave during the two-month long Yatra that started on June 30 and came to an end on Aug 28, the occasion of the Shravana Puranmashi and Raksha Bandhan.    more >

Article 370: A gulf not a bridge
By Shyam Khosla

THE Janama-shtami Shobha Yatra taken out on the streets of Srinagar after 18 long years last week gives one some hope about the peace gradually returning to the valley and the security scenario showing signs of improvement albeit not enough so as to encourage Kashmiri Pandits, hounded out of the valley by insurgents and home grown separatists, to return to their homes and live there with dignity and in peace.    more >

Cardinal apologises to plaintiffs
Author Name Comes here

Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the US?s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, apologised recently to the hundreds of people who will get a share of a $660 million settlement over allegations of clergy sex abuse. ?There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them. ... The one thing I wish I could give the victims, I cannot,? he said.    more >

Leaders greet Charti Lal Goel on his 80th birthday
By Deepak Kr. Rath

SHRI Charti Lal Goel, senior leader of the BJP, entered the 80th year of his life on September 1, 2007. On that occasion, a function was organised to felicitate him.    more >

Bhanupratap Shukla Smriti Rashtradharma Samman presented
Bhanuji made lasting impact on media?K.S. Sudarshan

By Pramod Kumar

?ONLY knowing the truth is not enough. A journalist must have the courage to bring it forth and also stand strictly by what he writes. Shri Bhanupratap Shukla did have these qualities and followed them perfectly throughout his life. He was endowed with the quality of identifying and developing the talent of people,? said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan while presenting the first Bhanupratap Shukla Smriti Rashtradharma Samman to two noted literary persons...    more >

Kerala Newsletter
Jehadis target temple in Kerala

By S. Chandrasekhar

CLOSE on the heels of Abdul Nazir Madhani?s arrival in Kerala and the royal treatment meted out to him by the Jehadi-friendly CPM, the Islamic extremists have destroyed the main entrance door of the 2500-year-old, Mahadeva temple at Angadippuram in Malappuram District.    more >

State award for Janmabhoomi photographer
S.C

THE state award for the best photographer of 2006 has been bagged by RSS Malayalam daily Janmabhoomi?s senior photographer Anil Gopi. With giants like Mathrubhoomi, Malayala Manorama and CPM?s Deshabimani in the field, the honour for Janmabhoomi is no mean achievement.    more >

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Mediawatch

The 123 Agreement: An analysis
By M.D. Nalapat

A cursory reading of the 123 Agreement reveals a document deliberately loosely- worded so as to leave itself open to multiple interpretations. More than the formulations that it contains, however, the proposed bi-lateral deal is a masterpiece of purposeful omission.    more >

Pravasi Bharatiya

Hindu American Foundation
Deepavali resolution in US Senate hailed


WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Senate Resolution 299, ?recognising the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali.? The resolution affirms the importance of the festival in the lives of millions of Hindus, Jains and Sikhs in the United States.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

The unseen state of the Nation
By M.V. Kamath

ADDRESSING the British Parliament, as an MP over a hundred and thirty years ago, Dadabhai Naroji noted that the ?great mass of the poor people? in India had an average income of the Rs 20 per head per annum or?shocking though it may sound?about Rs 1.65 a month. He was referring to a statement made by Lord Cromer who had maintained that India?s per capita income was Rs 27 p.a.    more >

Think It Over

Portrait of a sick society
By M.S.N. Menon

THEN it was Katherine Mayo Gandhi called her report on India the ?Drainage Inspector?s report?. Now it is Wendy Doniger. What shall we call her? I know the word. But I?ll be silent. But I will not be silent on America. It is the great empire of our times. It holds the world through bluff, bluster and blackmail. And it has done the maximum damage to the image of India.    more >

SPECIAL ON 150 YEARS OF 1857

Did Moscow play fraud on Marx??XV
How Moscow became the Mecca of Marxists

By Devendra Swarup

THE capture of power by Lenin?s Bolshevik Party in Russia in October/November 1917 was an important turning point in the history of Marxism. The credit goes to the genius of Lenin for projecting this military coup as an ideological revolution committed to Marx?s theory of scientific socialism.    more >

ArT CorneR

Art in the scales of time
By Bijay K Dash

CREATIVE arts and literature survived the test of time through their appreciative audience and readers. How much does a critic contribute to the success or otherwise of an artist or a writer? Authors like Shakespeare, Kalidas, Tolstoy and works like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Monalisa and many more have survived the changing tastes of generations.    more >

Kids? Org

Sublime Love
By M.V. Kolhatkar

BHAVANRAO was a close friend of my father. They were friends right from their childhood. Bhavanrao?s house was situated not far away from our house. We had a beautiful white cow. She was lovely and had prominent black eyes. She knew our language. Only she could not reciprocate. This was apparent from her eyes.    more >

Play & Learn
Pencil Faces

Health Watch

Coping with headache
By Dr Sharda Jain

HEADACHE is one of the most common health complaints which bother everybody. Even a small child of five years often complains of headache. Some possible causes include tension, infection, allergy, injury, hunger, change in the flow of blood in vessels of the head or exposure to chemicals.    more >

Youth Folio

Western hold on Indian academia
By Shiv Shakti Nath Bakshi

A debate on the kind of education we as a nation deserve has long engaged our attention seeking to undo the wrongs that were imposed on us mainly as a colonised society. The issue of education dominated the concerns of the nationalist leaders right from the onset of the national movement. In fact the concerns about the content, system and direction of education constituted one of the core ideological issues.    more >

Media Watch

Of books and reviews

TIME was way back in the thirties of the twentieth century when there were hardly any major publishing houses in India. Macmillan and Longman ruled the roost. The scene gradually changed after Independence. more >

Agenda

Relationship between rashtra and dharma-II
The concept of dharma

By M.G. Vaidya

DHARMA provides people a basis for evolving their particular value system. On the solid foundation of dharma, peoples? culture, i.e. sanskriti is established. I said that dharma is a principle of universal harmony. At the very first step, there must be harmony between individuals and the society.    more >

Feedback

Radhakumud Mukherjee: Pioneer of maritime history in India
By Dr Pranab Kumar Chatterjee

A foremost historian of modern India, Radhakumud Mukherjee, (1885-1963) had a brilliant academic career and obtained his PRS and Ph.D. degrees from Calcutta University. As an ardent nationalist, he was associated with the cause of national education during the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal.    more >

Readers? Forum

One more outrage, callous centre unmoved (Organiser, 9-9-2007);
?B.R. HARAN by e-mail

The communally sensitive city of Hyderabad has born the brunt of two major bomb blasts. The state police have been acutely lethargic despite the warning reports from the Intelligence agencies. The state police have confirmed the involvement of Islamic terror groups & ISI and are speculating on HUJI...    more >




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