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October 28, 2007
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SPECIAL ON 150 YEARS OF 1857
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October 28, 2007




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Vol. LIX, No. 16, New Delhi, October 28, 2007

India comes last for UPA
Self-interest makes Sonia blink on nuke deal
BOWING TO CPM BULLY

By M.D. Nalapat

PRAKASH Karat knows Sonia Gandhi better than Manmohan Singh. The virtual PM of India believed that the UPA chairperson would let go at least another year of the goodies that power is delivering to her and instead spend huge amounts on a Lok Sabha, just so he could keep his promise to George W Bush. He ought to have known better.    more >

Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan meets religious leaders in Delhi
Saints pledge support for Ram Sethu

FOC

DURING the birth centenary year of Shri Guruji, observed last year, a number of activities were conducted by swayamsevaks across the country. The objective of all those activities was to establish effective contact with the people of various communities in order to eradicate untouchablity and also to strengthen social harmony.    more >

London Post
Largest-ever historical project on Tibet
By Prasun Sonwalkar

LONDON: The University of St. Andrews in Scotland has initiated a 10-year project to explore the close relationship between religion and politics in Tibet. The Dalai Lama has extended his support to the project.    more >

Editorial
Marxists stumped on religion quotient

THE raging row between the church and the communists in Kerala has taken an ugly turn this week with the Catholic clergy in the state giving an open call for a united fight by all God-fearing citizens irrespective of their religion to end the ?ungodly? Marxist rule.    more >

India being wired into US
By Sandhya Jain

THE UPA is slowly wiring India into the US administration, making it a virtual province, without any public debate over the direction in which the country is being led. As if the 27 per cent OBC quota controversy in higher education was not enough, now American embassy officials have been surreptitiously inveigled into a two-day conference of the University Grants Commission on Challenges Before Higher Education.    more >

The message from Ajmer blast is clear
Stop Bangladeshi influx to contain terror

By Lokpal Sethi in Jaipur

WHEN on the evening of October 10, a bomb blast rocked the seven-century-old Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer, Chief Minister, Smt Vasundhara Raje was away in Delhi to attend some important business there. Soon after getting the information about the incident, she did first thing was to cancel her all the meetings and rushed to Ajmer.    more >

Text of the sixth Rev. Dr. Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture
State has a duty to stop conversions to maintain public order?Justice K.T. Thomas


THIS was a subject of fume and sensitivity. A few years ago when some of the states proposed to pass legislation banning conversion, then it became a topic of debate in public places and also in the columns of the print media.    more >

?BJP settles Bengal score on screen?
[We reproduce the report in The Telegraph on a film on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.]

(Courtesy: The Telegraph, October 14, 2007)

THE BJP has rubbed salt into the Left?s Nandigram wounds with a propaganda film that paints Narendra Modi?s Gujarat as a peaceful, industrially thriving state and contrasts it with a violent, hartal-cursed Bengal.    more >

Orissa Swadeshi Mela a big hit
By Golakha Chandra Das

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on October 10 inaugurated the weeklong Swadeshi Mela being organised by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) backed by the Centre for Bharatiya Management Development (CBMD) at the Exhibition Ground.    more >

Nominations invited
National awards for visually challenged

FOC

IN spite of being a sightless if you think that you have achieved an enviable position in your life against all odds and touched the pinnacle of glory, then you are the person whom the Central India Research Institute & Management Services (CRIMS) and Akhil Bharatiya Drishtihin Kalyan Sangh (ABDKS) are looking for four prestigious national awards.    more >

Result of second TT-Jhanvi story competition declared
FOC

FIRST prize of the second TT- Jhanvi story competition has gone to Shri Pramod Kumar of Allahabad for his story entitled Sabzian (vegetables). He will be presented a cash prize of Rs 51,000.    more >

Gram Swarajya Abhiyan by Ekal Vidyalaya Scheme
Villagers endorse Gram Swaraj

FOC

GRAM Swarajya Abhiyan, a project of Ekal Vidyalaya Scheme, has announced a countrywide agitation for achieving complete independence and to establish Gram Swaraj on birth anniversary of Mahtma Gandhi i.e. October 2.    more >

A journey through Sri Ram?s footprints?II
By Dr Ram Autar

5. BARUDUWARIA MANDIR
It is situated near Mau at the confluence of river Tons and old Saryu. There is a very old temple of Lord Shiva and it has twelve gates.    more >

Giving a nationalist direction to the youth is our priority
- Amit Thakkar

Amit Thakkar is the new president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). Hailing from Gujarat, his initiation into politics was through the ABVP.    more >

Seminar on Sanskrit in modern context
Hyderabad University calls for research papers

From Mohan Ramanan

SANSKRIT is our pride and it is well known that different branches of knowledge have been developed through the medium of the language. The need for understanding this ancient provenance in the light of modern values is strongly felt.    more >

Obituary
Tribute to Dr Jagmohan Garg

FOC

FORMER Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Pramukh of RSS and former Kshetra Sanghachalak of Pashchim Uttar Pradesh Kshetra, Dr Jagmohan Garg passed away in Ghaziabad on October 11.    more >

Tilakraj Kapoor is no more
FOC

VETERAN Sangh pracharak and activist of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram Tilak Raj Kapoor passed away in Rudrapur, Nainital, on October 7. He was 82. He was cremated in Rudrapur.    more >

Tribute to Dr Rakesh Popali
FOC

NOTED educationist Dr Rakesh Popali passed away in Jaipur on September 15. He was suffering from cancer for the last three years. After getting doctorate degree in nuclear physics from Purdue University of America, he taught at IIT Kanpur for some time.    more >

Save Sethu Forum protests the terms of reference as biased
By K. Bhavani Shankarudu

THE Sethu Samudram Panel has constituted a committee of eminent persons calling for objections/suggestions to reach the Member Secretary by 31-10-2007 and simultaneously personal hearing is also being conducted from 29-10-2007 to 06-11-2007.    more >

National convention of Kalyan Ashram in Vadodara
Kalyan Ashram to expand activities in Vanvasi areas

FOC

"VANVASIS are cultural community of Bharat. They are quite different from the tribal communities of the world. They are inseparable part our society since centuries. They are also very obedient citizens of the country,? said noted kathakar Mata Kanakeshwari Devi.    more >

Cover Page

PRAVASI BHARATIYA

Ganesh festival in Thailand
By Dineshmani Dube

GANESH festival was celebrated at the famous Shiv temple, built by Maa Sheekuang Send, in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 16. Swami Vijnanananda, joint secretary general of VHP (World Coordination), participated in the function. Geographically,    more >

Regional Round-up

Ram Sethu: Protection movement will continue until Ram Sethu is declared as divyakshetram?Kalyanaraman

AHMEDABAD: The Ramsethu Raksha Samiti said it has ?no confidence? in the committee formed by the Central government to look into the Sethusamudram Project as there are no experts in the panel.    more >

SPECIAL ON 150 YEARS OF 1857

Did Moscow play fraud on Marx??XXI
Anti-Gandhians hijack Gandhi

By Devendra Swarup

BY the middle of 1951 Stalin in Moscow, Rajni Palme Dutt in London and a section of CPI led by Ajoy Ghosh and Dange had arrived at a common conclusion that the CPI must renounce the path of armed insurrection and must try the constitutional method to capture power.    more >

Kids? Org

Be original, do not imitate
By Manju Gupta

A man in the city of Ayodhya was a great follower of Lord Shiva. He prayed and prayed and did deep penance in the hope that Lord Shiva would be pleased with him and grant him a boon.    more >

A castle in the air

Bookmark
Book Reviews by Manju Gupta

Understanding Yoga
Sadhakas: Yoga Cyclopaedia, Vol. IV, The Yoga Institute, 160 pp, Rs 200.00

Fighting bird flu
Ajit S. Puri (Dr): Bird Flu: Countering the Terror, Sterling Paperbacks, 96 pp, Rs 75.00

Dynamics of Hindu spiritual evolution
K.S. Narayanacharya: Hindu Society and the Dynamics of Spiritual Evolution?Some Challenges, Kautilya Institute of National Studies, 221 pp, Rs 180.00

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

Of honourable and less honourable people
By M.V. Kamath
Never a Dull Moment: With men of honour and dishonour, R.D.Pradhan; Rupa and Co; pp 155, Rs 395.00

In search of ancient India
-M.G.
M.R. Mallya: Ancient India: Search for a True Chronology, Chaitanya, 252 pp, Rs 260.00

A Tribute

Late Jana Krishnamurthy
?A personal tribute

By Arun Sathe

JANA Krishnamurthy known to everybody as Janaji is no more. I was introduced to Janaji sometime in 1969-70 when I visited Chennai on way to Trivandrum for ABVP work. Thereafter my meetings with him were on various occasions.    more >

Think it Over

Image and Image-makers
By M.S.N. Menon

INDIA fascinated the world for millennia. ?Fabulous??that was how India was described. Megasthanese, the envoy of the Greek king of Syria (3rd century BC) at the court of Chandragupta, speaks of Indians as ?a happy people, of simple manners, frugal, non-litigious, holding truth and virtue in high esteem.?    more >

Agenda

Hindus built bridges of culture to connect continents
By P. Parameswaran

ACCORDING to all the Hindu philosophers, evolutionary progress of life was a well-understood proposition. We find it in Patanjali?s Ashtanga Yoga. But, according to the Hindu approach, evolution cannot be explained in terms of ?historical materialism?.    more >

Media Watch

Press freedom and a succession pang

SELDOM has a High Court judgment come to be challenged with such ferocity as was the Delhi High Court?s judgment imposing a sentence of four months imprisonment on four journalists of the Delhi-based Mid-Day in a Contempt of Court Case.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

India and Dynasticism
By M.V. Kamath

THERE is a great deal about India and Indianness that defies analysis. In a way Indians are hardcore traditionalists and dynastic-minded. The concept of the rule of the people by the people and for the people is largely alien to them.    more >

Open Forum

Combine social and national service to make it selfless
By M.D. Kini

MANY Indians sacrificed their careers, wealth, and even lives to obtain Independence. This is a classic case of selfless service?nishkama karma. Even while fighting for freedom, Mahatma Gandhi emphasised...    more >

Readers? Forum

Act of treason:
?MURLIDHAR H. PAHOJA by e-mail

Some white men from UK came to India?Meerut and Delhi?with a plaque commemorating British victory in 1857. They visited a church in Meerut and another church in Delhi. A celebration of British...    more >




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