Monthly Archives: February 2007

Shivratri- The Significance

“A seat made of precious stones, a bath in delightfully cool water, a splendid apparel bedecked, sandalpaste perfumed with musk, jasmine and champaka flowers arranged upon Bilva leaves, incense as well as a lamp, lit…Clarified butter, milk porridge, the five-fold … Continue reading

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India Matters Today

Tata Steel’s acquisition of Anglo-Dutch steel maker Corus for $12 billion created a flutter in London and in the global steel sector. Tata Steel suddenly became the fifth largest steel company of the world by hop-step-jump technique from its backbencher … Continue reading

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Indian Manufacturing at Crossroad

The manufacturing sector is seeing activity build up in almost all segments. West is looking at India a source for manufacturing too. According to the recently provided data, the estimate for GDP growth at constant prices is 9.2 per cent … Continue reading

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Bihar Getting Emulated Now

Here are some news reports on some of the strength of its people, the recent actions taken by the new government of Bihar, and the performance of some institutions that other states may emulate, and the people of Bihar origin … Continue reading

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Varanasi Vandalism -Some Lessons

Some news of the students’ community shocks me and some questions automatically crop up. Who are responsible for their behaviours? Is it because of the political necessity? How should one react when one sees the whole episode live? I heard … Continue reading

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The Country Wins over Caste

I happened to find the Megasthenes’ ‘Indika’ courtesy Google. Megasthenes was in Magadh at the time of Chnadra Gupta Maurya. Indika is his writings about the social and political conditions of the country at that time. He has talked on … Continue reading

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Disturbing Developments

Muslims under the banner of Jamaiit-e-Ulem-Hind organized protest in Singur, by now famous as the location of Tata Motors’ prestigious car project. Delhi saw a disturbing initiative- a community- based mobilization led by Muslim clerics to protest against FDI in … Continue reading

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