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December 9, 2020 – 11:31 pm

Congrats to the nation that today (Dec 10) Prime Minister Mr. Modi shall perform ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ for Temple of our Democracy ,i.e., stone laying ceremony for construction of a New Parliament building.
However, It is …

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MLK Birtday

January 19, 2007 – 12:11 am

January 15 was Martin Luther King’s (MLK) Day and it was a public holiday here in the US. MLK would have turned 78 this year (2007).His wife-Coretta Scott King – died last year (notably she …

What ails India!

January 19, 2007 – 12:10 am

What ails my country! The biggest issue is that of corruption and lack of accountability in our political system. The criminalization of politics has added to the woes. Democracy minus accountability = aristocracy (babus/officials). And …

Justice delayed is justice denied

January 19, 2007 – 12:09 am

1. “Justice dalyed is justice denied” is an apt statement. The Indian judiciary suffers from this malaise. Here is a letter written to the editor in The Tribune (http://www.tribuneindia.com/ ) on January 16,07:
Backlog: CJI should …

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)

January 19, 2007 – 12:08 am

Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) denotes number of kids dying in first year of their lives per 1000 alive kids in a year. In USA, the IMR is roughly 7/1000 kids, whereas it was 3.1 in …

Web sites

January 19, 2007 – 12:07 am

Web-sites which I have visited in past years and have liked them.
1. Logon to www.mss.niya.org/people/baba_amte.php
About the well known social crusader Baba Amte’s Maharogi Sewa samiti (MSS). Donot forget to see the pictures related to …


January 19, 2007 – 12:06 am

Here are 3 refernces/articles about the evolution of Gandhian philosophy on Ahimsa( Non violence) and Satyagraha (passive resistance):1. About how Gandhi’s ideas shaped, particularly in S Africa. Click
2. The book by Tolstoy which influenced Gandhi …


January 19, 2007 – 12:06 am

1. Mansi : The word ‘mansi’ means plucked flower and is a native Indian (I mean American Indian) word. Hopi- American Indian, to be precise. Well, the word sounds (east) Indian too as this is …