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What Indians have done since independence in 1947? Indian art, literature, philosophy, architecture, moral theories, spiritual envisaged ments are all second-hand. The sad and ineluctable truth is that there is not a single Indian artist, in any medium, who has broken new ground. All all are sonorous echoes.
Slowly but surely, Indians have become an unoriginal people. This is so important a topic that you cannot leave it here with a bare assertion;
The inability to think for himself makes our Indian`s life, a particularly tortuous process. Whether in personal, social, or business relations, he cannot chalk out a line of his own. He wavers, and lets things procrastinate, hoping that solve his difficulties for him. Regards. Sunder T.
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NotProudToBeIndian: It is interesting to know that during the past ten centuries or more Indian have created little that is not a replica of something foreign. The whole of the British period in India was, culturally speaking barren. There were giants, to be sure, but they were struck down by lightning. Bankim Chandra has been extravagantly praised by Indian pedagogues because he was a moralist, a fervent patriot and a man who expressed impeccably correct Hindu ideas; but the fact remains that as a literary artist he is quite second-rate. Indians always tend to confound ethics with aesthetics. Tagore, because he obtained the Nobel Prize, was ensiled by his countrymen, but today no one can take him too seriously; he was a sentimentalist who purred of the infinite with soul destroying monotony. Iqbal was an authentic bard who, having sung awhile, began to lose himself in metaphysical cavern of his own making. Mrs Sarojini Naidu drew some sweet notes from the lute, and then jumped on to Gandhi`s band-wagon to play the big drum. The wast of talents in British India, because of inner and outer insecurity, is, for the impartial observer, staggering. Regards. Sunder T. 20160127
NotProudToBeIndianAn Indian must conspire against an Indian. Without that he loses all zest for life. Working against someone or something-how wonderful. Such being the case, no Indian, really speaking trusts another Indian. It is all worse than Hitlerism or Stalinism. A husband in India does not trust his wife; the wife does not trust him; brother has no confidence in brother; and so it goes on through all the intervening relationships. Each Indian in sure that his friend or neighbour is out to diddle him.
Back we come to our old friend Cash. It has corroded all human links in India.
We might have escaped this fatality if we had been gifted with intelligence. Unfortunately, the gods were unkind to us in this respect. But what about our super metaphysics? It is high time we saw there in proper perspective; they were the work of out-size men who are gone and who have never been replaced. We have produced for ages, barring some exceptions, nothing but accomplished copyist.
Because Indians do not think for themselves. Indian take an easy way out. Indians repeat authoritatively what is supposed to be Respectable or Fashionable. Regards. Sunder T- 20160125
sub: your brain has as much memory as entire internet
The human brain might be able to hold 10 times more information than has previously been thought, and we can store information roughly equivalent with the entire internet. The findings also help show why the brain is quite so efficient. The information could help scientist build efficient computers, as well as allowing them to learn far more about how the human brain works."We discovered the key to unlocking design principles for how hippocampal neurons function with low energy but high computation power," said Terry Sejnowski, Salk professor. The electrical and chemical activity that flows through the brain does through synapses. In computer terms; 26 sizes of synapses correspond to about 4.7 `bits` of information."These move through those various sizes, adjusting themselves with the signals they receive."This is what Andrew Griffin wrote in a local newspaper. Regards. Sunder T. 20160124
Now, Mobile apps to aid sugar daddies- Romance meets Finance- Travel industry insiders claim travel escorts are gaining acceptance in India. Example adv. appeared in a local newspaper as, "A Bangalore-based globetrotter invites educated and female travel companions to exotic locations around the world. Well read, artists and nature lovers are wel
The adv. is just an extension of a new crop of websites or phone apps, catering to "sugar daddies" and "sugar babies" who enter into a deal to spend time together on a holiday for "mutual benefit". some of the new websites are WWW.SugarDaddy.com, www.Meet.com, www.SeekingArrangement.com, www.AgeMatch.com, www.MissTravel.com, www.SugarSugar.com
This new trend in Indian websites claim to be for generous men looking to spoil, and dynamic women looking for financial support with bills, or who just need some excitement in life!Confirming the rising trend of such apps and websites gaining traction in India opine that it is not just about the anonymity and privacy that the Internet provides, "the outlook towards the accepted sexual behavior and taboos in society too are changing. (This info. is re-produced for the information of the members of "sundercircle".
regards. Sunder T. 20160124
Mumbai Central Goes Wi-Fi on January 22, 2016
Mumbai Central will become the first railway station in the country to get a Google-powered high-speed Wi-Fi service.
Mumbai Central will be among 400 stations in India to get the facility, as per an agreement between Google and the railways. Other stations in Mumbai include CST and LTT (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus)
High –speed access for first hour of use (HD video downloads or real-time streaming possible) Slower speed subsequently.
Free of cost. There is no paywall for now
Access: >All platforms (suburban and mail/express) >Concourse, >Parking areas
Select >RaiWire after switching on Wi-Fi mode, >Feed in mobile phone number (OPT) on SMS,>Use the OPT to access Wi-Fi, > RailWire is high-capacity broadband service laughed by RailTel, the telcom the arm of Indian Railways.
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Reasons Why You Should Never Drink Soda Again
JANUARY 22, 2016 — By Joe Welkie
We've all learned by this point that soda is not the best thing for you to drink. Despite the constant ads for different sodas on television, more people than ever are shying away from the beverage in order to lead healthier lifestyles.
If you need an extra push to stop drinking soda, we have a few reasons why you should never pick up the bubbly soft drink again. If you've already quit drinking soda, here are some more reasons to rub it in your soda-drinking friends' faces.
1. Drinking soda alters your metabolism and makes it harder for you to burn fat and lose weight.
2. Sodas contain hefty amounts of caffeine, which can negatively impact a wide variety of illnesses ranging from heart palpitations to incontinence.
3. Drinking just one soda per day can dramatically increase your risk for type-2 diabetes.
4.Drinking sodas (even diet sodas) can cause you to gain a ton of weight.
5. If you pour milk into a bottle of Coke and let it sit for 6 hours, this is what you'll find at the bottom of the bottle. Would you want to drink something that does this to milk?
6. Soda is linked to asthma. Researchers performed a scientific study on soda drinkers and found an association between a heightened risk for asthma and other breathing conditions and drinking more than half a liter soda every day.
7. Soda consumption is also linked to teen violence. A recent study has shown that teens who drink soda regularly are most likely to get involved in violent altercations.
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Indian tragedy is that one Indian destroys another Indian, not in self defence (which would be bad enough), but our of sheer devilry. There is something in the makeup of the Indian that drives him to foul his own nest. "Dog does not eat dog," we have heard,; but we have all seen an Indian making mincemeat of a fellow Indian and enjoying it.
An Indian hates to see a countryman of his going up or prospering. It makes him mad, and he does his best to pull down the follow who is climbing. Have you ever seen a fisherman carrying on his head an open basket full of live crabs? None one gets out, Why Simply because its pals dran it down. Well India is like that basket of crabs.
The result of this charming attitude is that no Indian is allowed to make the best of his position or to do the work that is dearest to him. He is always being sniped at.
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subject: Blood banks in India
>The app will help you locate the closest blood bank once the location service has been activated on your mobile device.
>It will tell you the availability of blood or its components with a particular bank at that time.
>Group-wise division of blood will also be available in the app.
>The app will also provide details about the location of the bold bank and phone numbers.
>During a medical emergency, a patient relatives need not check each blood bank.
>The can simply check the availability of blood on mobile app and get in touch with the particular bank where it is available.
Note: (1) National Health Portal app service can be downloaded from Play store (2) Now only on android, it will soon be available on other platform (3) The app is free of cost
Indian & Indians: Love, kindness, friendship, decency, fair-play, cooperation, civism are for Indians are like lichen on a rock; they do not penetrate to the root of his being. But why be squeamish? Our Indian is essentially a go getter. Success-he must have that any cost. And this success must always appear in the form of the Mighty Rupee.
The American, it is said, despises failure; he thinks that this ignoble condition is a sign of heaven`s displeasure. The Indian is not quite like that: he understands failure, and coolly puts it down to his bade deeds in the past life; but he seeks and glories in his triumph. The simply means more respect here below and a better prospect when he has gone to the other world. All said and done, Indian must have a label the more glittering the better.
The big fish, said Chekhov, live upon the small, Why? Nobody knows. It is nature`s way. One Indian, big or small, devours another Indian. Wherefore? This is a dread secret. All I can say is that strict vegetarianism seems to lead, by come cosmic perversity, to dutiful cannibalism.
(will continue in next). Regards. Sunder T. 20160122.
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The idea behind moving to the cloud is simple.
Just like Airbnb is taking people`s rooms that are unused to give traveler`s access to a lot more rooms. Uber is doing the same with Taxi`s and we will see similar changes in healthcare and electricity as well. The cloud works on the same principle. It`s about using resources more efficiently. It`s not rocket science but it brings huge benefits. You can increase efficiency by 30% or more by moving to the cloud.
Moving to the cloud comes with a lot of advantages such as lower costs, quick scalability and greater accessibility. These benefits are also coupled with larger benefits to the environment as we utilize energy more efficiently and produce less waste.
You will not believe what this Chandigarh man did when he ran out of money to serve the poor!!!
To Offer Free Meals to The Poor, This Man Sold Almost All His Properties
At 1 pm everyone stands in a queue for “baba’s free meals” in front of PGI and the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. 80-year-old Jagdish Lal Ahuja has been serving free food for 33 years to the patients and their relatives outside the two hospital buildings.
He serves free meals which include chapattis, dal, halwa, a banana and a pack of sweets or biscuits.
Things can go wrong on a day, bad weather could ruin everyone’s schedule but nothing changes for the kind man. Even when he went out of funds to organize the daily free meals for the poor, the philanthropist sold one of his properties to keep going on.
He has so far sold 7 of his properties worth crores to raise funds, according to an Indian Express report.
The man, who started these humanitarian activities 35 years ago, organized his first free meals on the 8th birthday of his elder son. The free meals were held outside his shop and since then the he has never stopped feeding the needy. What started with feeding a few poor children outside his shop, now feeds thousands of patients and their families outside PGI and GMCH-32.
“Once, while passing through PGI, I saw a man sitting near the boundary wall of the institute, who was distributing rice to poor people. I asked if no one stops him, he said no. The next day, that was January 21, 2000, I started distributing free food to people outside PGI.”
Apart from food, Jagdish Lal Ahuja also donates blankets, socks, shoes and sweaters to the poor.
“Serving food to the poor gives me immense satisfaction and peace of mind. Moreover, the spark in the eyes of children and smiles on their lips when they see the food is what motivates me to do more and more for them. Until my last breath, I will keep serving them free meal.”
Jagdish Lal Ahuja was born in Peshawar. He came to Patiala during partition at that time he was only 12 selling toffees to make ends meet. When he came to Chandigarh, he started selling bananas on a hawker; he worked hard and later, became the banana king of the city.
The 15-year-old tradition of serving food to poor people outside PGI and GMCH-32 will come to an end on January 21 2016 as 81-year-old Jadish Lal Ahuja, popularly called as ‘baba’, has become ‘too old’ to continue the free meals.
Salute to this Great Personality, his free meals will come to an End on21/01/2016!!
Sunder T. 20160116
Fairs and Festivals
Ganesh Chaturthi Mumbai Festivals are linked with traditional values, cultures and customs. These festivals depict the nature of human relationships and popular beliefs. Also, these festivals pass on past traditions to the present generation to make them aware of the associated rich culture and tradition. The most common festivals of the city account to Dussera, Moharram, Shivratri, Christmas, Budha Purnima etc. which add more color and vibrancy to Indian culture. Festivals are generally celebrated either to honor religious occasions or to welcome various seasons of the year etc. Most of these festivals are common throughout the country but might be known by different names and marked by different rituals in different regions. Even though Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city, all the festivals are welcome with great vigor and color.
For instance, Mumbai has a great section of Parsi population and hence the Parsi New Year is celebrated with great passion. Ganesh Chaturthi is the major festival of Mumbai which lasts for ten days and is held during August-September. This festival is seen as a truly feisty celebration of the people of Mumbai. The festivals of Holi, Raksha Bandhan,Dusshera, Navratri and Diwali are the prime occasions for the Hindus, while Eid is celebrated with great fervour by the Muslims. Easter & Christmas are celebrated among Christians and non-Christians alike. Though associated with certain religions, in most of the cases, these festivals are celebrated beyond the specific religion, cast and creed. All the festivals have a lot to reveal about the religion, its history and related rituals. Apart from religious festival, Mumbai also hosts arts festivals like Elephanta festival, Kala Ghoda festival and Banganga festival. Tourists from all over the world travel to Mumbai to witness splendor and vigor of the people during the celebrations.
Elephanta festival is organized by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to promote Mumbai tourism and culture. It is one of the most prominently celebrated festivals in Mumbai. This renowned festival is held on the Elephanta Island, adjacent to the Elephanta Cave, a World Heritage Site. The Island is located at a distance of ten kilometres from Mumbai
Banganga festival is a two-day music festival celebrated annually in the month of January in Malabar Hills, Mumbai, conducted jointly by MTDC ((Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) and Indian Heritage Society Mumbai, to protect the cultural heritage of the country. The festival owes its name to the Banganga tank, a holy tank located in the complex of Walkeshwar temple in Malabar hills. The festival which was first
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god who is believed to be powerful enough to eliminate all obstacles. Falling in the months of August and September, this is one of the festivals which Mumbaites celebrate with great zeal and enthusiasm. Lord Ganesh is regarded as the patron saint of Maharashtra and over 6000 idols are commissioned in Mumbai every year.
Kala Ghoda Festival
One of the most prominent cultural events in Mumbai, Kala Ghoda festival is organised by the Kala Ghoda Association. This cultural feast celebrates varied art forms, including music, dance, theatre etc., and also involves seminars and workshops related to arts.
The people of Mumbai are considered to be a chirpy, tireless lot who are streamlined for a fast paced life in the city. Colloquially known as 'Mumbaikars' or 'Bombayites', the inhabitants of this city are often considered as hard-working, cultural, witty, modern people, who are passionate about their lives and are very approachable. It is hard, or almost impossible to define a true Mumbaikar, because a true Mumbaikar is one who is the perfect transfusion of North-meets-South, one who is passionate about cinema, one who loves food, shopping and can be quite pompous about the typical life led in the city every day. Distances from one place to another never seem to bother Bombayites, because it is very common to travel for hours in order to reach one place from another. Mumbaikars are very particular about time and love to be punctual. A blend of different communities, religions and customs, the diversity of the city enables the inhabitants to live life to the fullest and work extremely hard to make all ends meet. Although technologically and industrially advanced, the people of Mumbai are deeply enrooted to their values, religion and principles. Read on for more information on the people of Mumbai.Regards. Sunder T. 20160116
Be a 5-Star Person! The lobby of a 3-star hotel is less comfortable than a 5 star hotel and even less comfortable than a 7-star hotel. If we ask people what is the difference between all these lobbies, the various responses that we get is tha the service is better, the ambience is better and so on. But the real reason being the space that it offers. The same goes for our inner world. When we make more space within ourselves, the more staff (people) associate with us and the more stars we get (being liked and loved). The inner world has no limitations, it does`nt and with 3-star or 7-stars. It can go into billions of stars- Manoj Lekhi. This appeared in a local paper and is now reproduced for the information of our members in "sundercircle". Regards. Sunder T. 20160113.
NotProudToBeIndian: Mindset on money- Because ot this abnormal stress on money, Indians tend to live beyond their means. Why? They must impress others. Face-saving is known to the West as a Chinese peculiarity. The credit seems to have gone a wrong people: Indians always tried to appear more than they actually are.Yes, Indians are worshippers of money. The Indian who is not, is, psychologically speaking, hardly an Indian. He has some other layer of his personality stirring within him. Matter is, we know, feminine. Think of Prakriti. So our Indian, like a woman, has his wish and will; he can not reason detachedly. He is imprisoned in his emotions like a fly in amber. (will continue next time). Regards. Sunder T. 20160113
NotProudToBeIndian: Why this craving for money for an Indian? We could not help our soil and climate. could we? Because things could be grown easily and plentifully in India and because the weather did not impose continuous hardships, the mass of the people exerted themselves but little. However, there wiser folk, and these, by dint of toil, succeeded in accumulating wealth. Naturally, in times of famine and bad days they came to be looked upon as fortunate beings. Gradually, those who had savings, earned or inherited, came to dominate the imagination of the multitudes as people inherently great by virtue of the cash they possessed. Ultimately, the man who had money began to symbolize everything desirable. Indeed, he wa a favourite of the gods.
That this was known to our ancestors is beyond doubt. A poet of the sixth century, Bhavabhuti, had put the matter in a nutshell: "all qualities cling gold". A man with money is handsome, wise, young an what not. Many an Indian father or mother, even today, marries off a pretty daughter to an ugly toothless man because he is rich. Wealth in India covers a multitude of sins. (will continue in next). Regards. Sunder T.
NotProudToBeIndian: An American lady, wishing to come over to India during the lean days of 1950, enquired of American officials as to what she should take with her to alleviate in some measure the miseries of the people. "Shall I take rice," she asked, "or what, or canned foods, or medicines?"
The man in charge listened to her patiently, grinned and said: "Lady, what Indians need most is CASH." CASH! Tat cerainly is what we Indians welcome most. I am afraid we are, have been, and will long remain worshippers of what D.H.Lawrence rudely called the Bitch-Goddess. For us she is a shining deity. Regards. Sunder T. 20160110
Symptoms of Greatness
I have written these Symptoms of greatness to remind you of all I believe you are. Own these versus resisting them:
*An acute and irreversible lust for learning.
*Ridiculously beautiful goals dreams.
*A fire in the belly to become relentless amid naysayers.
*The ability to spot the finest in people and to fan their flames of excellence.
*An uncommon adherence to politeness, punctuality and graciousness.
*A heroic devotion to standing in full expression of creativity +originality.
*No need to be like everyone else.
*A breathtaking desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of their craft.
*A capability to leverage pain into strength and heartbreak into joy.
*Massive amounts of energy born of heightened inspiration.
*A refusal to cling to the status quo.
*A visceral desire to become a light to many.
A devotion to being an game-changer, world-builder+a citizen of mastery.
-Robin Sharma (wrote in DNA, a local paper and now for info. Of our members in sundercircle.
Life4living - Be Content, Be Happy. There is a famous phrase in Hindi that says "The content man is always happy". Yet unfortunately very few of us have tasted the sweet fruit of happiness derived from contentment. A discontent person has the habit of building castles in the air while he is as poor as poor can be. Hence, we should remember that just food sustains the body, so does the mind find sustenance in happiness. So, the saying goes; there is no food as good as happiness. As Alfred Noble rightly said `Contentment is the only real wealth`- Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji in in Inner Truth Vol 11, issue No. 136 of DNA, local paper. Regards. Sunder T - 20160107
NotProudToBeIndia: An Indian may be a god or a devil. I have said, but he is definitely not a plain human being. Well, what makes him tick?
It is not my intention to juggle with words. I am going to call a spade a spade.
The Indian is said to be the most spiritual man on earth. This is worse than clotted nonsense. We have propagated the myth because we need something to boast about. Why should we not have a quality that the West is supposed not to possess? Our inferiority in many domains has compelled us to credit ourselves with wings. The fact is, and it had better be started without beating about the bush, we are the most materialistic people in the world. Matter and spirit may or may not be indivisible (let thinkers dispute about this), but our Indian knows that matter takes precedence over spirit.(will continue in next post). Regards. Sunder T - 20160107
NotProudToBeIndian: A foreigner in England gradually and imperceptibly acquired British British phlegm- that is he becomes sedate: the same person, if he had lived in France, would have turned light-hearted; and if he had been transplanted to the States he would get to be as agitated as a Yank.
Now whatever hands, the changes in him would be mostly in behaviour. His core would remain what it was- Nordic or Slavonic, as the case be.
The point I am trying to make is that whoever comes
and lives in India undergoes a subtle change of psyche. His values alter. The boundaries of good and evil, so clear before, now begin to melt and move. He floats in a void.
This is a terrifying experience, but, fortunately, one is not aware of it while in India. One notices it when one is abroad and is looking at things from a distance.
The brown earth of India and her blue skies are tempting; their lure is like the lure of the Dhaturs flower, at once exquisite and enslaving. Whoever shares the life of India ceases to be human and humane. He may become a god (a wonderful sight); he may more often turn into a devil (interesting phenomenon); but the warm pulsating blood of man dries up in his veins.
An Indian is above or below man; he is rarely just man. To deal with him, we have o deal with new species.
India: There is no doubt that Indian various racial strains have made Indians what are at present- people with no distinctive soul, but with only a many-coloured psyche. But to say this is not to say all. Indian sould, climate and vegetation have played their part in moulding India. As there is a lot of nonsense talked on this subject, let us linger it a little. Every country affects its dwellers in a particular way. A psychologist has observed that a monkey sent to Germany for scientific observation begins to brood and behave like a Teuton, while the same monkey dispatched to the United States reacts like a restless American, always on the go. Regards. Sunder T. 20160102