Friday, May 30, 2014

Apoos (Alphonso) mangoes

Somehow this season got hold of 2 boxes of Apoos (Alphonso) mangoes. Last summer I laboured in sizzling summer all over Hyderabad to have them but all my efforts then were futile . I learnt that these fruits were naturally ripened in their ripening chamber. Craze for these mangoes is such that at times they are sold at Rs 2000 for dozen , yet they gets sold before hitting the fruit shops. Apoos mangoes season has almost comes to an end , Devgad and Ratnagiri apoos supply is almost over. Apoos from Alibag, Valsad, Bankot farms are expected to remain till the arrival of first rain.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lets clean our temples.

Youth-For-Seva (Seva Bharati) on May 4th (PIX are posted ) has taken up drive to clean Keesaragutta Temple  surroundings. YFS has decided to continue the drive again on coming Sunday.

Keesaragutta Temple (HYD) Clean-up Drive.
25th May 8 AM- 11 AM
Contact Num: 8143833501

Cleanliness is next to Godliness. For us our Home is an temple so we clean it daily and keep it clean. But our Temples which is believed as Gods abode are  untidy & smelly. We are the reason for that mess and filth near our temples. We take coconuts and other offerings in plastic bags after the rituals we dump those bags at the vicinity. We care a damn. Its not my place is the feeling. We forget that we are polluting the temple premises where our Gods & Goddesses stay.

 These days what Temples need is not your offerings but your participation in keeping the surroundings  clean. Kindly remember polluting Gods abode is a Sin and do not expect boon/blessings from God while spreading pollution at his Home :) . You would not like to live in an untidy place , so do your Gods & Goddesses .

Lets Clean Our Temples is the clarion call of Youth For Seva & Seva Bharathi. So, Join Hands with Youth-For-Seva in cleaning up Keesaragutta Temple , Hyderabad on May 25th 8 AM - 11 AM .

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi and India’s new secularism.

Watching Narendra Modi at Kashi Vishwanath temple and later at Dashashwamedh Ghat during the evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, I am reminded of the time when he, in an interview, said that he was a nationalist and a Hindu. The moment he said it, I wondered how soon media will pick it up as an “admission of guilt”. They did it soon enough, and headlines declaring that Modi had referred to himself as a “Hindu nationalist” began to be seen everywhere.

The Western publications that refer to him as a Hindu nationalist politician / leader, use the phrase as a pejorative description. That Modi does nothing to refute these reveals something very important about him – Modi is unapologetically Hindu. He adheres to India’s ancient civilisational heritage without saying it in so many words. As with his administration, his cultural affiliation finds expression through action, not through hollow symbolism.

What Modi’s visit to Kashi Vishwanath and later Ganga Aarti signifies is that the race to prove oneself secular by mouthing words in praise of all religions (while at the same time doing little or nothing for the betterment of the said communities) is passe. The Skull Cap Politics that no Indian is stranger to (especially right before elections) proves that we have allowed symbolism to become bigger than the object it symbolises – unity, integrity, and equality.

By paying homage to Ganga in Varanasi without fearing being labelled ‘communal’, Modi has made sure that we begin the slow climb towards true secularism – an atmosphere where different communities do more than merely ‘co-exist’. An atmosphere where they cooperate and work together to build an India where symbolism is put back in its place and people of every religion can be themselves without being considered anti each other.

When Modi offers prayers to Shiv and Ganga, he is not making a statement against any other religion. He is merely asserting his own religious identity. He defies those who would argue that merely being Hindu is something anti-Muslim. He challenges the notion — popularised by India’s self-styled defenders of secularism — that religions are at odds with each other in this country. India has never had to learn secularism from the West, and she is not going to start now.-NitiCentral

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Protest : New advertisement of CEAT tyres mock Hindu Dharma.

Appeal to devout Hindus

A recent advertisement of CEAT tyres mocks Hindu Dharma. As given on one website, description of the advertisement is as followed :
"The advertisement opens to actor Irrfan Khan playing an army officer, driving around on terrible, mountainous terrain with an army jawaan. The latter is trying to hang a nimbu mirchi in the SUV somewhere for safety. Irrfan asks him whether he hangs nimbu mirchi on his gun or an army tank. The jawaan is befuddled and says no.

Cut to the shot where a man suddenly comes in the car’s way and Irrfan has to hit the brakes suddenly. He drives home the point that a car doesn’t need ‘nimbu mirchi’ or superstitions to be safe from accidents, but just CEAT Tyres is more than enough."

Actually as per Hindu Dharmashastra, tying 'nimbu mirchi' to a car protects it from the negative energies because raja-tama predominant Nimbu (Lemon) and Mirchi (Chilli) attracts raja-tama predominant waves in surroundings and protects the car. Also one should remove 'nimbu mirchi' in a day or two because they can hold negative energy only for that period and if not removed, they can't protect the car anymore or may even cause distress to the car or persons using that car.

Even though good condition of tyres is one of the requirement for safe travel, but that does not mean that CEAT should mock Hindu Dharma for their promotion.

It should also be noted that this advertisement does not include any tavij used by Muslims or Cross used by Christians and only targets so-called 'superstitions' in Hindu Dharma.

Now it is duty of all Hindus to protest lawfully against it so that CEAT should withdraw the advertisement mocking Hindu Dharma and render unconditional apology to Hindus for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. All Hindus should also boycott CEAT and other RPG group companies until they withdraw advt and render apology.

Devout Hindus are protesting lawfully on following Contact Details

CEAT Limited
RPG House, 463, Dr. Annie Besant Road
Worli, Mumbai - 400 030
Tel : +91 022 24930621
Fax : +91 022 24938933
E-mail :
Mr. Anant Goenka, Managing Director
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