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August 15, 2010

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Vol. LXII, No. 6, New Delhi, AUGUST 15, 2010

The CW Games 2010 scandal
Govt sets record of corruption even before the event

By Aditya Pradhan

THE way scandals are tumbling out of the Commonwealth Games 2010 organising committee’s cupboard and the silence of the Prime Minister over the corruption charges leveled against his government is all set to make the ensuing Games in New Delhi a matter of shame.    more >

Petro companies make profits
Is the price hike, dismantling of APM for benefit of private sharks?

By Shivaji Sarkar

THE public sector petroleum companies are not in the loss as the government tries to make the people believe. The companies have never stated that they are in losses. They have merely stated that there were under recoveries.    more >

Thinking Aloud
The spill that rocked the bottom of western technology
By Dr Jay Dubashi

THE CEO of BP, also known as British Petroleum, who went sailing in his yacht while a dozen of his workers lay dead on the drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, has been sacked.    more >

To douse the so-called fire in Kashmir
Resolve first, act then, stop not till the goal is reached

IS Kashmir really burning as some news headlines scream? Or is it all part of a grand ploy to make the people in the rest of India concede to the difficulty of making Kashmiris happy?    more >

The CBI double standard
Investigating arm or Congress political handle?

By KG Acharya

TWO news items last week exposed the CBI’s double standard. One was about the CBI looking into the Soharabuddin encounter case and the other, the investigating agency imploring the Supreme Court to acquit Jagdish Tytler, accused in the 1984 genocide of Sikhs.    more >

Sangh Samachar

Guru Puja Utsava in Bengaluru
By R Guru Prasad

INDIA is a rich country. It is so rich that even after the 17 invasions by Ghazni Mahumud including Somnath Temple, ongoing onslaught on culture by TV, MNC products, our country is progressing.    more >

Thiruvonam a festival of harnest and harmony
Significance of Ashtami Rohini Vallasadhya

By VN Gopalakrishnan

THE Ashtami Rohini Vallasadhya (mass feast) is famous for its grandeur and religious significance. It is an annual ritualistic feast and is being organised at the Sri Parthasarathy Temple situated on the banks of River Pampa at Aranmula in Pathanamthitta dist., Kerala.    more >

Congress and TMC playing a cat and mouse game in West Bengal
By Asim Kumar Mitra

THE Indian National Congress in West Bengal is facing a crucial problem of its survival in the State. Politically speaking, this party has virtually stopped its growth. Days in and days out, the party is getting shrinked.    more >

Infiltrators calling the shot in Assam
Opposition to NRC update an ominous signal

From Jyoti Lal Chowdhury in Silchar

SILCHAR: The volte-face made by the late Chief Minister of Assam, Hiteshwar Saikia, on the floor of the House after making statement about the presence of 30 lakh Bangladeshis in the State is well known when his Cabinet colleague Abdul Muhib Mazumdar, the architect of the infamous IM(DT) Act threatened to pull down the government in ten minutes.    more >

Karnataka bans export of iron ore, ends controversy
By R Guru Prasad

KARNATAKA became the first State to impose a ban on export of iron ore to curb illegal mining and to preserve nature for future generations. To solve the problem of over exploitation of mines and illegal mining, Karnataka government has taken a bold step to preserve natural resources by banning export of iron ore from any of its ports, effective from 26.7.2010. Such a ban is the first of its kind in the country.    more >

Bangladesh's false propaganda of peace and fairness to Hindus
Abduction and atrocities on Hindus, a regular way of life

LOCAL expelled BNP leader and his hoodlums physically assaulted and injured all members of a minority Hindu family at Barabari village within Joypurhat district and tried to kidnap a Hindu girl – Tithi Rani Sarkar.    more >

Inflation: A nation forced to go on distress diet
By Rukmini Shrinivasan, TNN

AFTER nearly 15 straight months of double-digit food inflation, the government announced that food inflation had dipped to 9.67 per cent. That’s small consolation for most Indians, particularly the poor, who have seen a relentless assault on their food budgets that has resulted in essential items being dropped from the menu, giving rise to a whole new enforced “austerity diet”.    more >

A grand dance spectacle at the Thanjavur Big Temple
By TS Subramanian

1,000 dancers to perform Bharatanatyam to celebrate the 1,000th year of the building of the temple by Raja Raja Chola    more >

Karnataka Anti-Cow Slaughter Bill
Massive Govamsha Raksha Rally endorses the Bill

By R Guru Prasad, Bengaluru

HUGE gathering of saints, goubhaktas, farmers, general public, renowned writers, legal luminaries, agriculture experts and members of cow progeny protection force assembled at Malleshwaram Grounds in Bengaluru shouting slogans like Vande Goumataram, Gavo Vishvasya Mataraha and Mamadeeksha Govamsha Raksha on July 20.    more >

Cover Page
Interview of the Week

“Congress is trying to destabilise the BJP Government”

“THE Opposition in the Karnataka Legislature as well as outside is hopelessly unprofessional and absolutely irresponsible,” Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda said, in an exclusive interview with Organiser representative Rudrapratap Markandeya, at Davanagere soon after the mammoth conference organised by the State BJP.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

‘Indian’ Rights and Western Wrongs
By MV Kamath

TWO countries, Britain and Canada, have banned the head of the Islamic Research Foundation and Peace TV from entering their country on the grounds that his intended visit “is not conducive for public good”.    more >

Think It Over

Globalisation of the mind
By MSN Menon

THE United States is a votary of choice. That is what we are told.    more >


Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
The messiah of Hindu chemistry

By Asim Kumar Mitra

ONLY three months junior to Rabindra Nath Tagore, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was born on August 2, 1861 in the village Raruli-Katipara in Khulna (now in Bangladesh) and died on June 16, 1944.    more >

Kids’ Org

To forgive is divine
By Manju Gupta

AS a result of his father Parikshit’s death due to snake bite, his son Janmejaya became the king.    more >


A boldly conceived study of the West’s fear of losing the economic edge
By Dr R Balashankar
Losing Control: The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity, Stephen D King, Yale University Press, Pp 279 (HB), £ 20

A fascinating scholarly study of Hinduism
By Tej N Dhar
Hinduism and Monotheistic Religions, Ram Swarup; Voice of India, Pp 550 (PB), Rs 450.00

The miracle of Hindu civilization
By Manju Gupta
The Hindu Civilisation: A Miracle of History, Shashi B Sahai, Gyan Publishing House, Pp 282 (HB), Rs 650.00

Rajen Babu: The wonderful man he was
By MV Kamath

Intricate novel, subtle love
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan

A Marxist’s captive longing for life
By Tej N Dhar
Captive Imagination: Letters from Prison Varavara Rao, Penguin Viking, pp 193 (HB), Rs. 350

A short, crisp, exciting adventure
By Nidhi Mathur
Ash & Tara and the Emerald Dagger, Jeanne Perrett, Penguin Books / A Puffin Original, PP 143 (PB), Rs 150


Reverence for nature only way to save it
By HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

ANCIENT scriptures say we have five sheaths: physical environment, physical body, mind, intuitive sheath or subtle environment, and the Self.    more >

Media Watch

Wanted national water grid to share natural resources

PUBLIC memory is usually short; that is why many politicians literally get away with murder charge.    more >


A fantastic book on Hindu military history
The proud, conquering, dominating Hindu cult analysed

By Dr Vaidehi Nathan

A book on the military history of Hindus! The book’s timing could not have been better. At a time when the bogey of ‘Hindu terror’ is being raised by the vested political circles, Air marshal (retd) R K Nehra has written a book Hinduism & its Military Ethos.    more >

Guest Column

Pak double dealing with India and the US
By Anil Narendra

LASHKAR-e-Toiba operative presently in US custody is singing like a canary. What India has been saying for some time now and nobody believing has been confirmed by Hedley. US-born Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley, who is one of the accused in the Mumbai terror attacks, told the team of Indian sleuths, which questioned him recently,...    more >

Readers’ Forum

Loot in the name of Commonwealth Games:

I totally agree with the views of Mani Shankar Aiyar, Congress MP and former sports minister that, “If we would have spent Rs 35,000 crore in providing training to children, we would have won medals in every sport.” He has also rightly raised the issue of huge expenses the government is incurring to host the Commonwealth Games...    more >

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