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Actually I dont have access to the TV (Idiot Box) so, lately i came across this Video on You Tube.

I thought to post it here and write something about it.

During G20 Summit Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, advised the G20 Nations with 4 ways to tackle the Economic downturn.
1. IMF & Asian Development Banks resources needs to be enhanced immediatly.
2. Industrialized Countries need to take toxic assets out of Financial System.
[Toxic Assets an Example (from Yahoo Answers) : Let’s say that Raj had a loan with ICICI Bank. The Loan is for Rs 200,000 for a house and Raj pays 6% interest. The house is collateral, meaning ICICI gets the house if Raj defaults. But this house was valued at Rs 275,000, so what is the worry?


So now ICICI Bank has “mortgage paper”, which is an asset. They can sell the mortgage to anyone they wish. Raj will then be required to pay the purchaser, who will get the benefit of the 6% interest. It’s an investment which may (or may not) make more money in the future. A good idea if ICICI needs money immediately.

But old Raj doesn’t have the money to pay this mortgage. At the same time, the house value has greatly reduced to Rs 150,000. Raj still owes Rs 199,000.

If Raj defaults on this, ICICI Bank will only be able to recover a portion of their money back. The mortgage paper has now become illiquid (the house can’t pay the mortgage). ICICI Bank is now unable to sell it. Why would somebody pay for an asset that guarantees you will lose money?

That mortgage has become a “toxic asset”.]

3. Access of Funds needs to be restored to emerging economies like India.
4. Need to commit ourselves to keep protectionism away.

I doubt on whatever things are happening in Pakistan.People may be getting this question,recent Activities in Pakistan a way to divert attention from Mumbai Attack Investigations? 

 

It looks to me that, they are just diverting the attention of the world from Mumbai Attacks. First they delayed it saying they want proof and once proof submitted they told they are not considerable for further investigations & they sent 30 questions to India & when India answered, then they played the political games in pakistan, and later settled the matter without Pak military taking over the Govt. Then attack on Sri Lankan Cricketers to show that Pakistan is also a target of Terrorism. And if you look at the recent developments, suddenly the attacks in pakistan have increased. All this things make me conclude that they just want people to forget the Mumbai Attacks.

 

And here in India, we have Parlimentaty Elections and till the next govt forms there will not be any actions from India. And almost, most of the people have forgotten the Mumbai Attack.

 

Only God can save the our Country.

Today would mark 78 years of the sacrifice three young men gave for the nation. Bhagat Singh- Raj Guru- Sukh Dev.

So today no one in news would talk about Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru the three young men who were hanged on this day near Ferozpur near the present India-Pakistan border. These men never cared about religion and fought for the freedom of the nation.

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Indians seem to have forgotten the sacrifice and keep remembering Gandhi. It is definitely an unfortunate thing that people who were not in congress and worked for India’s freedom never got the credit they deserve.Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru shall remain in my heart till I die. These are the people whom the young generation should have as idols. Their sacrifice, their patriotism & their principles, we should never forget them.

Today i came across this below image, i was aware that the languages are getting extinct but didn’t know that India tops in that, may be its because of dependence on English as a Communicative language. Some how we need to protect our language heritage.

Source : Friends Of BJP

We are some of us – young and professionals. Till some time ago, we assumed that our contribution to the 2009 elections and the future of India would be our one vote. But, somewhere along the line, things changed. Maybe it was 26/11 and seeing some of us out on the streets demanding action. Maybe it was seeing Obama become President, and see politics really change in America, bottom-up. Whatever it was, we have woken up to the fact that we have to do more – much more – if we are going to rewrite our future and rebuild our India into the glorious country that it once was.

We know we are on the wrong track when security warnings sent on September 24 for the event that happened on 26/11 are ignored and not acted on. We know we are on the wrong track when we cannot provide adequate electricity 24×7 in our homes and factories – and yet for the sake of votes our political parties offer free power to millions. We know we are on the wrong track when we have schemes like NREGS and bank loan write-offs which create wealth for the entire value chain – except for the one it is supposed to help. We know we are on the wrong track when we can barely add to the highways in five years. We know we are on the wrong track when a mother says that her biggest challenge of parenting is finding a good school for her daughter.

We are on the wrong track. And it is WE who put us there. By our apathy, by not voting, by accepting mediocrity, by not being part of the political process. The best we do is show up at candle-light vigils when we are shocked from our smugness, but don’t we need something more concrete and impactful?

We are India’s educated civil society. If we cannot act individually and as a team, then we forfeit the right to complain. Democracy comes with responsibilities and duties. It also comes with a generation having to make some sacrifices so the Tomorrow for our children can be better than our Today.

We have less than 90 days only to the elections. India has 2 national parties and a multitude of regional parties. We have to make a choice about the party at the Centre. We can wait for a utopian world and the creation of the Perfect Political Party. Or, we can pick the party with the lighter shades of grey.

A week ago, when some of us got together to talk about the elections and the future, we also made our choice. We decided to support the BJP – and work towards ensuring LK Advani becomes Prime Minister. The BJP may not be the Whitest of the parties, but in our view, it is by far, the better, cleaner, more democratic, less feudal and more promising of the two national options. More importantly, we also realised that in the 2009 Elections, the way things stand, unless the BJP gets 50-75 more seats on its own above the 130 it got in the 2004 elections, there is little hope of the BJP forming a government at the centre.

Thus was formed Friends of BJP. We are neither all signed-up members nor agree with everything and everybody in the party has always said. But we firmly believe that, in 2009, the BJP and LK Advani are the best hopes for India. We have a clear short-term goal, and a grander long-term vision for Friends of BJP.

The 90-day goal is to get BJP to 200+ seats – in the 15th Lok Sabha. This will mean a massive outreach programme through all means at our disposal to get the silent supporters to be more vocal, and the undecideds to be swung the BJP way. Bringing about a BJP government at the centre with Advani at the helm will then bring into focus the longer-term vision. That is about a government that is two-way, that listens to us, that we can feel a part of. Technologies like the Internet and mobile give us the tools to self-organise and make our voices heard. The India of 2009 is very different from that of 2004. The 2009 Elections will be the first where urban India can actually make a difference.

We have to become the Voice of India. For 60 years, we have been Led. And for many of those years, Led down a wrong path. The time has now come for us to Lead.

We Support the BJP. Because India Deserves Better.

Source: http://www.gurumurthy.net/

This happened in Mangalore as February 14 — now marketed as Valentine’s Day by traders to sell their wares — was approaching.

Upset with public drinking by boys and girls, a freak by name Pramod Muthalik got mad. He got some of them in a pub beaten up like their parents would do, but unlike them. He had informed the media about his show so that the news cameras were in place to telecast the Muthalik action everywhere. Thus the Muthalik show was a joint venture between him and the media to keep away the state police, which could spoil the show. Predictably, the whole world pounced on poor Yeddyurappa who heads the BJP government in Karnataka for allowing Muthalik to take the law into his hands. The BJP, ever torn between its love of Hindu culture and its desire for a modern image, was greatly embarrassed. With the BJP in power in Karnataka, Muthalik knew the publicity value of his show. Had he enacted his theatre elsewhere, like when the Shiv Sena raided pubs years ago in Mumbai and Pune under the ‘secular’ Congress rule, it would have been far less noisy.

More. By just one mad act, Muthalik turned many, including a minister, into full-scale lunatics. Renuka Chowdhury, a minister of state, supported a “pub bharo andolan” to take on Muthalik, thus openly encouraging young boys and girls to take to mass drinking in public. And believe it or not, her portfolio is Women and Child Development. Came an even more mad response to Muthalik’s take on Valentine’s Day. “I support every kind of love, heterosexual, transgender, marital, extramarital”.

This is Arundhati Roy sermonising to youths. Why she left out incest from her catalogue of love is not clear. Now, take the secular media. It quickly equated pubgoing with individual rights, and held Muthalik as an offender against human rights. Evidently, the mad act of a freak Hindu in a distant corner of India is sufficient to turn the whole of secular India into lunatics. Now move away from this trivia to the danger to which Renukas and Arundhatis expose the nation’s economy.

The current Indian discourse on individual and human rights, which tends to smuggle in even gay and lesbian rights, apes the West. As India attempts to copy the West, it clearly misses the serious economic issues that confront West, thanks to its obsession with unfettered individual and human rights. Many in the West now seem to realise that continuously undermining the moral and social order has led to the present economic crisis. The West did not slide overnight. Beginning from the late 19th century, the Anglo-American West gradually moved away from a relation- based lifestyle to a contract-based lifestyle.

While culture and tradition govern relation, law and rights inhere in contracts.

And this move from relation to contracts became almost complete in the second half of the 20th century. With law overriding relations, even parents could not curb the rights of their wards once they legally matured.

It is the other way. If they acted against their wards, the law would punish the parents for child abuse. So contracts replaced relations, and rule of law substituted for moral order. To what effect? The rise of unfettered individualism and undefined feminism have led to the erosion of families and a rise in divorces, singleparent families, unwed mothers, lesbians, gays and almost the collapse of traditional families. Over 50 per cent of the first marriages, 67 per cent of the second marriages, and 74 per cent of the third marriages end in divorce in the US. Over 40 per cent of births are outside wedlock. Almost half of the families are headed by a single parent.

The number is more in most of Europe. It was seen as cultural erosion first. But slowly it has turned into an economic disaster.

The contract-based model undermined families and led to low or no household savings, high personal debt, credit card based living, outsourcing of household functions including kitchen work. The erosion in relation-based lifestyle soon imposed a huge social security burden on the state because the family mechanism that supported the unemployed, infirm, aged and the rest and the state had to step in to aid them. Thus the family functions were taken over by the state. The families were nationalised. The overburdened state consequently had to shed its traditional functions, like public works, and privatise itself.

The socialisation of family functions obviated the need to save for a rainy day and led to even lower savings. With the growth of individualism to the exclusion of kinship and relations, corporates and the state alike promoted unrestrained consumerism.

Result, some 110 millions US households have some 1.2 billion credit cards, almost a dozen cards per household.

As the people saved less and spent more, they got into trillions of dollars of private debt; and as the government spent more, it also ran into tens of trillions of dollars of public debt. The result is that the government is bankrupt and so households are insolvent. More, the US, the largest creditor nation of the world three decades ago, is today the number one debtor of the world, with $12.5 trillion of debt.

A quick survey shows this: all individual- centric economies are deep in debt; but nations more family-oriented and less individual- centric, like Japan, China, India, and generally Asian nations, account for over three-fourths of global savings; the individualist West lives off the savings of family-centric Asia. Today the West says that, in the present crisis only Asia, which has huge savings thanks to family orientation, can save the West, which has almost lost its traditional family lifestyle.

So the idea of unbridled human rights and unrestrained personal freedom that have led to social and cultural degeneration are increasingly seen as the cause of the present economic crisis. Weeks ago, Thomas L Friedman, a leading economic journalist, wrote in the New York Times that he had told those eating in a restaurant that they could no more afford to eat out and they had better cook and eat at home. But how will they cook and eat at home unless families are re-created? If they do, how would the US compensate for loss of employment if restaurants, which exist because households have closed their kitchens, shut down? There seems to be no solution within economic laws to the present crisis of the West. Amoral economics once yielded higher returns. It now yields negative returns.

Here Renukas and Arundhatis advocate unbridled individualism that has undermined families and morals and dynamited the economies of the West. Renuka questions the idea public morals. Arundhati advocates amoral living. Both seem unaware that an economy built at the cost of family and social morals, too collapses on the ruins of the morals it has brought down. QED: morality supports economics; lack of it ruins economies

Some of my friends were asking me for S.L.Bhairappa’s article published in Vijay Karnataka news paper on conversion . I thought to put it here so that people who are searching for this can find it.Click on image to enlarge.


I was checking my train ticket PNR status on Indian Railway website, and one thing caught my eye. The Indian Railway site mentions the server name as Brahma. Check the screen shot.


If you find any thing similar on Indian Govt, sites let me know.

Today is 112 birth centenary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Recent generations of Bharat [a.k.a India] have forgotten or neglected some of our forefathers who sacrificed everything for the sake of freedom of Bharat [a.k.a India].These freedom fighters have fought for so long and hard, we never equal such great persons. We should always remember them.

For detailed information about him, please visit

1. Netaji Research Bureau
http://www.netaji.org/

2. Video Clips from Netaji Research Bureau
http://www.netaji.org/vclip.html

Jai Hind


Today is the 146th birth centenary of Swami Vivekananda.This post is dedicated to him. The information about him is widely available so i don’t write about him.

Happy Vivekananda Jayanti.

Keeping in mind about the recent Mumbai attacks and the sacrifices of our people, some of us didn’t celebrate the New Year as other people were celebrating.We went to M.G.Road to light candles in memory of the people who laid their lives to save ours.

While returning back,one man met with minor accident and Kamakshi’s parents Mr Krishna KVS and Mrs Neelam, took that guy in auto to hospital and they left us near Hotel.

I had an opportunity to have dinner with Kamakshi, she is such a wonderful little girl, I thought if every girl is like that then there will not be any problems for India.I salute her and her parents as well, about their courage and service to society. It was really a memorable day of 2008.








Jai Hind

Today is the 121 Birth Anniversary of Srinivas Ramanujan,a famous Indian Mathematician,who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis,number theory,infinite series and continued fractions.Recently his contributions have found applications in crystallography and string theory.

In the memory of Ramanujan, Tamil Nadu every year celebrates 22 December as ‘State IT Day’. His contributions to Mathematics are well known.The contribution of G.H. Hardy a famous mathematician is also equally important, but when some body asked him what was his biggest contribution to Mathematics, Hardy told, Ramanujan was his biggest contribution to Mathematics,such was the genius of Ramanujan.

Here is his brief Profile.

Profile

Born : 22 Dec 1887
Died : 26 April 1920
Birth Place : Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

Contributions to Mathematics :

1. Landau- Ramanujan Constant
2. Mock Theta Fuction
3. Ramanujan Prime
4. Ramanujan – Soldner Constant
5. Rogers- Ramanujan Identities

Applications of his contributions :

1. Crystallography
2. String Theory

I wrote this post to pay tribute to him & his genius.

Readers of this blog may be wondering why i did not post any thing since from a long time. Its just that mind is not supporting to think beyond Mumbai attacks. What happened to India? Why still no action from Indian part?Why our so called leaders lost control of the situation?Why can’t we the youngsters contribute to India? Why still we living like ostrich bird?What we can do to strengthen our country? Earning for our living is there but why can’t we take some day of week and come up with action plans and clean up the system?It is evident that, now People are very very angry against Politicians and Corruption.

I know you too have many questions and many ideas that can help India.I thought about it and wanted something to do my part for the sake of India. In that process i registered a website called http://akhandabharat.org (Akhanda Bharat — United India) and it has a forum at http://forum.akhandabharat.org . I request you to register and share your ideas and action steps that we need to take to strengthen our country. Whatever is under our control we will take those actions and try to bring golden days back to India.


Let us rebuild our nation.

Jai Hind” “Vande Mataram



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