Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Rahul Gandhi’s last visit to Orissa kept the administration and the security forces on their toes as he went away to some unknown place in the late night, without informing even the police. During his visit to Berhampur, he went away to a village named Kankia, about 30 kms from Gopalpur township. He was accompanied by the chief of a missionary run NGO and two bodyguards. He went to the office of that NGO at about 10 in the night and spent some hours there. Then he visited a residential school run by that missionary and distributed chocolates. He took his dinner in the school and rested in the village. Reliable source said that Rahul Gandhi spent a lot of time with the NGO men than his party workers. The NGO is well-known as a Christian institution and is allegedly involved in proselytisation and evangelical activities in the southern part of the state.
He returned to his camp in the morning where all his party leaders were searching for him. He did a similar disappearing act during his visit to Koraput district, where he was warmly welcomed by a reputed evangelical institution. Rahul visited it late night, accompanied only by four bodyguards. In both the cases, the police and the administration were kept in dark. Rahul allegedly did not permit the police force, no police pilot nor even the Superintendent of Police of Koraput to follow him, fully knowing that it was a Naxal-prone area. When contacted about the Berhampur incident, the S.P. of Ganjam district admitted the unscheduled visit to an unknown place but declined to disclose more.
@Debasis Tripathy ,Bhubaneswar
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Bush - Wow! How Many?
Manmohan Singh - Total 100.
25 - OBC
25 - SC
20 - ST
10 - Minorities
5 - Handicapped
5 - Sports Persons
4th generation 9 - Politicians
And if possible......
1 - Astronnaut..............!!!!!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
- Dry Red Colour: You can use red sandal wood powder. Powder of dry red hibiscus flowers mixed with any flour will give natural red colour.
- Wet Red Colour: Mix turmeric powder in water and add few drops of lemon juice. within seconds, you will get bright red colour.
- Dry Yellow Colour: Mix two spoons of turmeric powder with four spoons of besan for bright yellow color.
- Wet Yellow Colour: Mix Two spoons of turmeric in four liters of water and stir well.
- Wet Orange or Saffron Colour: Peel around 12 large onions and boil in half liter water. Remove the onion peels. Now you will get an orange color with a light pink shade. Another method is to soak Tesu flowers in water for a night to get yellowish – orange color.
- Dry Green Colour: Make a paste out of different leaves like spinach, coriander, mint etc in water and leave it to dry. Another method is to mix mehndi and any flour.
- Wet Green Colour: Take four spoons of henna and mix in two liter of water.
- Wet Magenta Colour: Grate beetroot and soak in one liter water for magenta colour.
- Wet Brown Colour: Boil tea or coffee in water and cool it.
If you are planning to play large scale Holi, then it is better to buy genuine natural colors from the market. This is because there is a limit to which you can produce natural Holi colours at home. There are more methods of making natural colours but it involves large scale use of flowers which are sadly not available in large quantities.
Where To Buy Natural Holi Colours :
Holi is fast approaching and thanks to the rigorous campaign carried out by NGOs and other environment organizations there is awareness in India among general public regarding natural Holi colors. But many people are notaware from where to buy natural Holi colors. eCoexist a Pune-based social enterprise dealing in natural and recycled products in India, is promoting a range of natural colours under the name Rang Dulaar. Natural Holi colors from eCoexist are available in select stores in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Baroda, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad and Aurangabad.
eCoexist is currently offering Red, Yellow, Green and Black colors. eCoexist says that colours are free from any chemical content and have been made by the women of Vanastree, the Malnad Forest Garden and Seed Keepers Collective in collaboration with the Kalpavriksh Environment Action Group.
To order the colours or for further inquiries write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9850084383
Stores from where you can buy Holi natural colors promoted by eCoexist for Holi 2008. Information as found on eCoexist.
Bombay Store, Fort, 40669999
Spencers Hypermart (all outlets)
Dhoop Crafts, Khar, 65819352 / 51
Green Ways, Carmichael Road, 23520684
The Culture Shop, Hiranandani Gardens, 66939777
Radhika Arora, Juhu, 26121165
Dorabjees, Camp 26052882
Bombay Store, M G Road, 26131891
Spencers Hyper Mart ( all outlets)
Either Or, Sohrab Hall, 26050225
Sade, Koregaon Park, 30922900
Nilaya Bandhej, Senapati Bapat Road, 25660790
24 Lettered Mantra, Baner, 64002456
Poona Club Store, Poona Club, 26331785
Namdharis (all outlets)
For further queries call Sunita 9480299200
Good Earth: 9 ABC, Khan Market, New Delhi, Ph: 24647475 (Lodi Colony)
Kriti: S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019Ph: 26027845/ 26213088, (Greater Kailash)
Toxics Link: H2 (Ground Floor), Jungpura Extension,New Delhi 110 014, Ph: 24328006, 24320711 (Jungpura)
Central Delhi: Connaught Place
People Tree: 8, Regal Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001, Ph: 23744877
East Delhi: Mayur Vihar
Kalpavriksh: 134, Tower 10, Supreme Enclave, mayor Vihar Phase-I, Delhi- 110091, Ph: 22753714
Gifts of Love: 224, DT City Centre Mall, M. G. Road, DLF City Phase – II, Ph: 0124-4014721
Northwest Delhi: Karol Bagh
Meenakshi Kapoor, Kapoor Niwas, 9774-A, Behind 1C-9, New Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110005, Ph: 28713184
Suneet Dabke, 09824091307
- Secunderabad / Hyderabad
Sandeep Rhode 09348552218
Center for Environment Education
For queries call Roopa 9766358343
Quadrangle Contact: Shyam Chhawchharia Quadrangle, Samyak Plaza, Cidco Cannought,
- Aurangabad - 431003 Ph: 0240-2482030 Cell: 9890449132
Monday, March 17, 2008
What can we do?
>Stop Using chinese products.
>Pressurise our respective govt's to revoke Diplomatic relations with China
>Freeze all the Chinese Banking accounts outside China
>Discourage all the foreign companies investing in China
>More Imortant all the democratic countries should boycott Beijing Olympics
Chinese Occupation of Tibet : Q & A
Who runs Tibet?
Tibet declared itself independent of China at the beginning of the 20th century and it wasn't until 1950 that China reasserted itself by invading eastern Tibet. A year later, the two countries signed the "Seventeen Point Agreement" guaranteeing Tibetan autonomy and freedom to practice Buddhism, but agreeing to the establishment of Chinese civil and military headquarters in the capital, Lhasa. Tibetans wrestled with this and in 1959 a full scale rebellion resulted in thousands killed and the Dalai Lama exiled to India. It is the anniversary of this rebellion that the current protests against China are marking. Despite the Chinese government establishing the Tibetan Autonomous Region in 1965, over the years, Tibetan monks felt China wasn't fulfilling its side of the Seventeen Point Agreement and there were repeated revolts. The most serious of these was in 1988, after which China imposed martial law. Though Tibet is called an "autonomous" region, Tibetans see the Chinese to be in control.
What historical claim does China have on Tibet?
Though it wasn't till 1950 that Chairman Mao's troops actually invaded, China regards Tibet to have been a part of its land since the Mongol dynasty extended into the Himalayan region some 700 years ago. This was formalised in the 18th and 19th centuries when Tibet was made a protectorate of China. Tibet achieved autonomy of sorts when it unilaterally declared independence in 1913.
How has China run Tibet?
After the invasion of the late 1950s there was large scale relocation of Han Chinese to Tibet and the rolling out of the 60s and 70s Chinese Cultural Revolution to Tibet saw monasteries and cultural artifacts destroyed. Though the Chinese government allowed "Open Door" reforms in the mid 80s with the aim of boosting investment, Tibetan monks still felt the Chinese stranglehold was too strong. In the last two years, a railway link has been opened up between Lhasa and the Chinese city of Golmud, which Tibetans fear will simply result in increased numbers of Han Chinese arriving.
What role does the Dalai Lama play in Tibet?
The Dalai Lama was made head of state at the age of 15 in the year China invaded the east of Tibet. Within a year, he was negotiating the "Seventeen Point Agreement" and at the age of 19 he was in Beijing unsuccessfully negotiating with Chairman Mao for a relaxing of Chinese involvement in the territory. Final bloody rebellion against the Chinese in 1959 left thousands dead and the Dalai Lama exiled to Dharamsala in India.From Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama continued to work for genuine self rule in Tibet, receiving the Nobel peace prize for his efforts in 1989. Though his negotiations faltered in 1993, they were resumed in 2002. For his part, the Dalai Lama has said that he has given up the idea of actual independence for the territory but instead hopes for Tibet to be given cultural autonomy, leaving the central government in Beijing in charge.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Muslim population growth in India at one and half times the rate of Hindu population growth rate is very much alarming .The high rate of Muslim population is not unique to India alone. Barring the isolated case of Indonesia, Muslim population growth outpaces almost every other group in just about any country in the world
Some have put forward the argument that the Muslims being minority feel threatened and hence they need to increase in numbers, holds no water. High Muslim population growth is in fact a part of a greater global plan to make Islam the dominant religion in the world by sheer demographics. In all fairness to Muslims, their religious leaders and most rank and file are quite open about why the Muslims want to increase their population at a faster rate. As many Muslim leaders have pointed out they are not interested in "quality of life" -- they are interested in "the quantity of the Muslim population".
What can India do?
The results of Islamization are evident from looking at what Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh are today. If India and the Hindus do not want to go the same route, the immediate things India should do prevent exploding Muslim population are:-
> Without any further delay implement Uniform Civil Code for all religions across India.-
>Implement and enforce strict birth control measures and abolish polygamy.
>Strict border control to stop any illegal immigration of Muslims from Bangladesh and eventually from Pakistan.
>Abolish article 370 and make the State of J&K open to all Indians.
These are the preliminary steps that should be taken immediately.
And above all, propagation of hate against other religions in the name of religion should be made a crime.
Any "romantic" and "sentimental" ideas regarding reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as prpogated by RSS and its affiliates should be summarily dismissed. Such action would result in Islamization of India within the next few decades. If India wants to preserve its culture, ethos and integrity, these are the minimum first steps that should be taken immediately.