Monthly Archives: March 2007

Rama and Krishna- Epic Characters or Historical Greats

Atul Sethi had a feature in Sunday Times of India last week- ‘True Legends?’ For many years, I faced the questions and asked too: Were Rama and Krishna just the legendary characters of the epics credited to Valmiki and Ved … Continue reading

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Organized Retail Sector And Manufacturing

It was shocking and sometimes, humiliatingly depressing to read a news item such as ‘Forget batteries & toys, it’s now Chinese kirpan’ that was put in by Alokparna Das in ‘The Times of India’ of March 13. Immaculate in its … Continue reading

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Ministers Promise, Bureaucrats Obstruct, Media Collaborate

The finance promised to upgrade ITIs. He also promised to repair and renovate all the water bodies spread all over the country in his first budget in 2004. He promises again for the same two items in this budget without … Continue reading

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Champaner- The World Heritage

I was uncomfortable physically after returning to Vadodara from the planned pilgrimage. But with two days in waiting to return after Holi, I made it a point to accompany Yamuna, Bibha, and Ashok to Pavagadh. They were interested in Mahakalika … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon- An Interesting Addition

We visited Grand Canyon while in US in 2005. It excited me. The nature with time has created this fascinating wonder that can keep alluring the people visiting it. I just loved to just have the wonderful views in the … Continue reading

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Engagement and Employment- We Must Emulate

The Story of Mariam Ram Edward Luce in his recently published bestseller ‘In Spite of the Gods’ has this story. “Mariam Ram is the wife of N. Ram, the editor and owner of ‘The Hindu’. Her company TNQ typesets, formats, … Continue reading

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Can Organised-Retail Sector Control Inflation?

All these days, I had been writing about how the organized retail enterprises, particularly the one of bigger business houses such as Reliance and Bharati or MNCs such as Wal-Mart will improve the things for the both- the producers as … Continue reading

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Somnath- Fascinating History

Somnath- Fascinating History>r this place to get rid of the curse of his father-in-law that made him suffer from leprosy. But more horrifying were In my school days, I had read the famous novel- ‘Jai Somnath’ written by Shri KM … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi- Kirti Mandir to Sabarmati Ashram

From Dwarka, we drove to Somnath. Earlier we had a plan to have a night halt at Porbandar- the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. But when we found that except for the ancestral house of Gandhiji, we drop the idea and … Continue reading

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Dwarka- The Krishna’s Capital City

While visiting Dwarka, we heard two clearly different mythological stories that are the two aspects of the regional economy. Each story is unique in itself. All the priests and pandas in Dwarka talk of the curse of Durbasha Muni resulting … Continue reading

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