Spiritual Love Affairs of Mandela and Gandhi

We prayed to God for Nelson Mandela’s returning in good health.Mandela, 94, is currently in a Pretoria hospital. Lover of Mandela, Amina Cachalia, was an Indian origin woman . Nelson Mandela’s love affairs with Amina Cachalia is disclosed by his son in this book published recently as the love affairs of Mahatam Gandhi with Sarla Deve Chaudhary is disclosed by his grandson Rajmohan Gandhi in his book.

 

Sarla Devi was a niece of Ravindra Nath Tagore and also belong to Bollywood fame Sharmila Tagore.Sarla Devi’s husband and late Actor Sunil Dutt were Mohyals of Punjab. Villagers of Mohyals are sad to know that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has to go to jail again.

 

 

Love letters of Gandhi and Mandela

Sarladevi Chowdharani: Spirtual ! Lover of Mahatma Gandhi

 When Chaudhary Ram Bhaj Datt was in Jail then Mahatama Gandhi was in his home as a host of her wife. Chaudhuri was in jail for his part in the struggle against the British and soon after he arrived, Gandhi – by now dedicated to personal celibacy – wrote in a letter: on October 27, 1919, and addressed to Anasuyaben in Ahemdabad:

“Saraladevi’s company is very endearing. She looks after me very well.”

Within months, he was thinking of their relationship in terms of a “spiritual marriage”, according to his grandson – who admits he is unsure what his grandfather meant by this.

 

At the age of 50, Gandhi, a married father of four, came perilously close to succumbing to a temptation that threatened both his family, and his life’s work, after falling passionately in love with the beautiful Saraladevi Chaudhuri, three years his junior

Rajmohan goes on to write that “for four to five months – between January and May 1920 – Gandhi was clearly dazzled by her personality and seemed to fantasise that providence desired them together to shape India to a new design. He wrote to her that he often dreamt of her and that she was a great shakti.”

During this period, Young India carried a song by Saraladevi on the front page and Navjivan published another poem by her along with Gandhi’s comments that it was perfect.

More letters:

(made available by Prof V. N. Datta, historian and writer) to Sarala dated May 2, 1920, “You will continue to haunt me in my sleep. No wonder that Panditji (Rambhuj Dutt) calls you the greatest shakti. You may cast that spell over him. You are performing the same trick over me.” In another letter dated January 23, 1920, the Mahatma wrote, “Saraladevi has been showering her love on me in every possible way.” The nature of their relationship is further uncovered in a letter dated August 23, 1920: “You are mine in the purest sense. You ask for a reward of your great surrender, well, it is its own reward.”

 

Neither Mahatma Gandhi nor Sarla Devi wrote about their love affairs in their autobiographies.

Author Rajmohan Gandhi writes in his new book:”He responded to my father Devdas and letters written to him by the other leaders, especially by Rajagopalachari asking him to come out of the affair.”

 

Mahatma Gandhi had also written so many so called spiritual love letters to Sarla Devi. I found the copy of one of those letters:

 

343. LETTER TO SARLA DEVI 1

February 1, 1940

MY DEAR SARLA,

Take a few minutes tonight after prayer.

Love.

BAPU

From a photostat: G.N. 9085

 

 

Love notes of Mandela

On a visit to visit to Mandela’s Houghton home the next day, Amina revealed how Mandela sat opposite to her and wrote notes to her which said “beautiful, endearing things to me.”

 

“The day before had evidently been forgotten and we were to make a fresh beginning. But I told him that we were playing with fire and I prepared to tear up the notes. He stopped me, assuring me that he would shred them once he had finished writing,” Amina recalls.

 

Nelson was not a great romantic figure. Perhaps the years in prison had dampened that side of him. He would express his love or feelings in a rather matter-of-fact fashion. Perhaps the closest he got to express his feelings was when he wrote these notes to me in the garden of his Houghton home.

 

Mandela once fell in love with Indian-origin lady: Book

In her book, son of Amina Cachalia gives vivid descriptions of private visits of to her apartment by Mandela and her visits to his office and residence.

 

“On one of these visits I must have been looking rather flustered as I bustled about doing my chores,” Amina wrote.

 

“(Mandela) sat me down on the two-seater couch in the living room and kissed me passionately. Running his fingers through my hair he said: “Do you know that you are an exceptionally beautiful, vivacious and enticing young lady?” I hollered at him. He looked very worried and wanted to know what was so wrong with what he had said. I replied gently: I’m not a young lady; I am a middle-aged woman.”

 

Amina recalled one evening when Mandela visited her apartment in Johannesburg. She prepared crayfish for him, which he did not eat, as he was upset on being rebuffed.

 

“That night Nelson declared his love for me in no uncertain terms. I resisted, reminding him of his marriage (to former Mozambican First Lady Graca Machel), and the fact that while I may have been moved to consider his overtures positively, his marriage to Graca prevented me from doing so,” Amina wrote.

 

“I told him that we were playing with fire and I prepared to tear up the notes. He stopped me, assuring me that he would shred them once he had finished writing,” Amina recalls.

 

Amaina is died on Jan 31, 2013.

 

Catching sex offenders by GPS: Narayan

I published an article on Nov 7, 2006 titled: “Anant Rescue in 5 crore? Keep GPS in shoe to stop kidnapping”: http://www.newsanalysisindia.com/117112006.htm

In Nov 7, 2006, IITian Narayan Agrawal suggested the use of GPS to avoid kidnapping and rape cases. Narayan Agrawal is a senior software engineer who previously competed a subject GIS under the Prof A.K.Gosainin IIT-Delhi. Sighted suggestions there is being republished here again.  


www.devlib.org

Parents worried about the whereabouts of their children can find solace in global positioning system technology as publicized by www.devlib.org and so many others.


Global Positioning System (GPS) is developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) as well as other organizations.  The device is generally the size of a “sleek mobile phone” and can be fitted into Girl’s bag, belt, wristwatch, or, for an extra fee, be directly implanted into their eye socket.


Parents, in the meantime, can watch their little slave on a website, which will have a map of the locality in which the child is supposed to, as one of the project scientists says, “roam.” And while the child is “roaming,” perhaps burying a chicken bone it found at dinner, the parents can mark specific “danger zones” such as the front door or their parent’s heart that will send the parent an SMS and the child a warning buzz (think of it as an electric prod they use for sheep. ) The device also includes a panic button for the child to trigger in case of an emergency.


Finally, finally a gadget that aids parents in distancing themselves completely from their child — first it was the “Zaky Infant Pillow” (the creepiest thing ever created), now it’s this. A gadget that allows parents to spend some more time away from their children at a younger age — no more waiting for teenagehood, now you can let the little buggers out at 4-5 (as long as they stay out of the danger zones!)


Wipro also developed the deivice

There was news in the Hindu Daily. Using the technology, students at the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT) at the Indian Institute of Technology have come up with a device that will enable parents to keep track of their children’s movements using the Internet. The system can be configured to be wirelessly monitored


The system helps keep track of the child’s latitude and longitude and sends the information by GPRS to a remote server that the parents can then access. The product, developed by A.H. Shanavas and Gaurav S. Kasbekar, is sponsored by Wipro. It helps parents track the movements of school children and has an emergency button. “The children can put it in their school bags or wear it on their belts,” said Mr. Shanavas. The team has tested the device on 300 children. 


The device costs Rs. 25,000 but Wipro officials said that was because it was a prototype. “We have got the technolog. We will now work on it and develop it to make it economical.” 


Catching sex offenders

As reported by foxnews — a program to monitor child sex offenders with electronic ankle bracelets equipped with global positioning devices should be in operation before the end of 2006, a state corrections official said. The abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jetseta Gage, of Cedar Rapids , last year prompted the Legislature to pass a law requiring closer monitoring of child sex offenders. Lawmakers provided $2.4 million for the Iowa Department of Corrections to establish the system. 


India , GPS in School Buses Adds Security

MUMBAI, India — A school bus operator — sitting in front of a computer, monitoring the fleet of buses and pin-pointing the movement of each and every bus in real time as children are dropped home — is not a scene from a sci-fi movie. 

The Cathedral and John Connan High School in Fountain has beaten BEST buses and BMC to installing Global Positioning System (GPS) units in each of its 52 buses, making it a first for city schools.


This satellite-based tracking system, installed in August, will be fully functional in a month’s time and enable both school authorities and school bus operators to track the buses.

“This will greatly enhance security, as we will no longer be dependent on a call from the driver or the attendant in case of an emergency,” school principal Meera Isaacs said.


Eaga India , a multinational company based in Kolkata, provides the GPS service to Cathedral School . “We provide GPS for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, but this is the first time we are providing the service to a school,” said Eaga India executive director Ian Colquhoun said.

Transtrite Telematics Pvt. Ltd of Mumbai can also provide these types of gadgets (divices). 

Verizon Wireless plans to launch a child tracking service

According to a reportin Red Herring, Verizon Wireless plans to launch a child tracking service this May. The service will debut on the LG Migo, a kid-friendly phone that the carrier launched late last year. Privacy concerns have stalled the launch of a GPS based tracking service so far, but Verizon Wireless has apparently decided that it will be a popular feature for safety-conscience parents. This jives with what we have heard from LG representatives–the functionality has always been in the Migo, but it’s up to Verizon Wireless to make use of it.

 

Joe Astroth, Autodesk’s vice president of Location Based Services, talks about the service:

The Chaperone service will cost between $10 and $15 per month, and parents will be able to locate the Migo phone within several yards using the parent’s cell phone or an Internet site, Mr. Astroth said. The parent will also be able to receive a text message if the child leaves a designated area in a service called “geo-fencing.” 

Child tracking won’t be the only location based service that Verizon Wireless will launch, expect a turn-by-turn navigation service called VZ Navigator to launch later this year. It’s only one of a handful of services expected to debut.


Various Kinds of Child locators

There is an ad of BrickHouse Electronics, LLC, New York

ionKids Child Monitor & Locator System

Track and locate to four children with the tamper-proof bracelet and monitor. Set safety-zones and boundaries.

Mommy I’m Here! Child Locator 
Attach The Mommy I’m Here! Child Locator Teddy Bear Receiver to your child’s shoe or belt. When you lose sight of your child, press the remote and you will hear a loud sound from the direction of your child


GemTrack GPS Personal Locator System 
The GemTrack GPS Child Locator enables parents learn the precise location of their children with a few Internet keystrokes or simply by placing a phone call. Great for Children 10 and older

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Breaking News: March 30, 2013

Extreme devotion in Tamil Nadu and Philippines

Vandematram: Popes and Vivekanand of 1893

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt’s sympathisers should not interfere with court sentence 

My heart weeps for Sanjay Dutt: Dharmendra

Sanjay Dutt’s family could apply for a pardon for him

Snapshot: Sanjay Dutt spotted completing the shoot for ‘Policegiri’ at Kamalistan Studio

 

UPA

President Pranab suo motu can dissolve the parliament to follow K R Narayanan of 1999

UPA  Govt has survived close to nine years in office despite multiple crises and challenges

Congress downplays Manmohan’s remarks, says only Rahul Gandhi can be PM 

Mulayam has cheated minorities: As Congress?

Yadav has “terrorist links”: Minister Beni Prasad Verma

 

Narendra Modi

“Meet Modi” in the line of IPL Cricket Matches

US delegation to Narendra Modi paid own expenses: BJP

No competition in BJP for PM’s post: LK Advani

US Congressmen reject allegations questioning legitimacy of Guj trip

Was meeting between Narendra Modi, US delegates ‘fixed’?

Karnataka assembly elections: All set for Modi-Rahul war

 

Anna Hazare ready to launch agitation against UPA
Hazare meets Kejriwal, asks him to call off indefinite fast

No political party responded to my call on Jantantra Yatra: Anna Hazare

BJP opposes move to appoint SC Sinha as NHRC member; Is it not legal bribery?

 

Former Odisha law minister arrested in dowry case

Lightning kills nine in Uttar Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh pips Bihar to clock highest growth

Lok Satta Party announces second list of candidates for Karnataka Assembly polls

 

North Korea

North Korea in ‘state of war’ with South Korea

After issuing threats to US, North Korea says it is in a state of war with South Korea

Pak hand emerges in North Korea’s nuclear threat to US. Should India be worried?

U.S. B-2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy not destruction

 

Shoe didn’t hit me, says Musharraf

UN Arms Trade Treaty: Pakistan backs India’s stand

Pak, China ties will strengthen under Xi Jinping: Zardari

 

Muslims vanish as Buddhist mobs spread

Woman converts to Islam, Pak Hindus protest

 

Entertainment

Golden Kela recipient comes and accepts award first time ever

 

Economic

16-storey building collapses in Tanzania

The Richest Countries in the World

China “resolutely opposes” U.S. curbs on IT imports: state media

Yahoo’s stand on ‘work from home’ culture triggers debate


Technical

Sun to become first UK tabloid to start charging for access to website

TCS ranked top employer in Europe for 2013

Amazon plans to buy book recommendations site Goodreads for undisclosed sum

Journey to space station quicker than a drive to the coast

SEZ: Infy Kolkata campus deadlock continues

 

President Pranab suo motu can dissolve the parliament to follow K R Narayanan of 1999

By early 1999, the NDA government lost its majority after the AIADMK withdrew its support. President Kechil Raman Narayanan dissolved the Parliament and called fresh elections – the third in two years

 

 

Now after the withdrawing of Trinmool Congress and DMK, parliament should be dissolved, if UPA government itself doesn’t resign. Why is President Pranab delaying in dissolving the parliament to follow K R Narayanan of 1999?

 

After the 1996 general election, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament. Vajpayee was invited by President Shankar Dayal Sharma to form a government, but after 13 days in office, proved unable to muster a governing majority and resigned. He was replaced by H. D. Dewe Gowda, leader of the United Front (UF) coalition, and became the Leader of the Opposition.

 

The United Front was only able to sustain a majority in Parliament until 1998, resigning after the Indian National Congress withdrew its support.

 

In the Indian general election, 1998 the BJP again emerged as the single-largest party, but was able to assemble a governing coalition called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Other constituents of the NDA included the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Bahujan Samaj Party, Shiv Sena, Shiromani Akali Dal, National Conference (NC) and the Trinamool Congress (TC), amongst others.

 

By early 1999, the NDA government lost its majority after the AIADMK withdrew its support. President Kechil Raman Narayanan dissolved the Parliament and called fresh elections – the third in two years.

 

Public anger against smaller parties that jeopardised the NDA coalition and the wave of support for the Vajpayee government in the aftermath of the Kargil War gave the BJP a larger presence in the Lok Sabha. The NDA won a decisive majority with the support of new constituents such as the Janata Dal (United) and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

 

“Manmohan Singh-government has turned into a minority. They can remain in power by utilising the number game in Parliament. It first became a minority government when the Trinamool Congress withdrew support last year, and now by the DMK,” TMC all-India general secretary Mukul Roy told a press conference here.

 

“This government has no moral right to continue in office for a single moment,” after the withdrawing of TMC with 19 Lok Sabha members and the DMK, which has 18 Lok Sabha MPs.

Karunanidhi would not bring down UPA Govt: Effect of Congress Bureau of Investigation CBI

 

With the outside support of the Samajwadi Party (22) and Bahujan Samaj Party (21) and some others, the ruling UPA is confident of remaining in power till the middle of next year when the general elections are due. But now in public domain that UPA survives by using the sword of CBI undemocratically and against the constitution. There should be litigation and the mass movement against the present minority UPA government.  

CBI behaves as terrorists act for Pakistan

 

After SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday launched a blistering attack on the Congress, alleging anybody who does not act according to its wishes faces “persecution” through CBI. Congress uses CBI cases against Mulayam and Mforaya and others for getting their support by using unconstitutional force.

 

 

 

It is rightly published at The Hindu: The cat mouse game, may be interesting to watch and also good for the opportunistic players on the arena, but certainly not for the country and the ibdian public.

Or maybe PC issued a threat that the CBI would be sent to Mulayam’s house. 

That made to prop up support to Manmohan singh’s government, after all No party has misused government machinery as the congress.(And yes they all do it for the benefit of the country). .

 

 

Besides the above, bribery is also being given to the parties SP, Trinmool to force them for not withdrawing. Even Congress presents bribery-bread before other leaders such as Nitish Kumar, CM of Bihar.

 

Flog a dead horse tendency among Anti-Congress parties up

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Mulayam Nitish alike know the tricks to let Congress remaining in power

 

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“Meet Modi” in the line of IPL Cricket Matches

CM of ChhattisgarhLaunched Ticket Sales for Raipur’s Pepsi IPL Games. Even British tabloid The Sun will start charging for access to its website in a package with highlights of Premier League soccer matches.  What is wrong if 24 member s’ delegation  including 3 US Congressmen paid dollars for the meeting with the Narendra Modi.

 

“Later this year the pay model will be applied to The Sun across every platform,” said a spokesman for News International.

Who pay to meet Rahul Gandhi or else in India? Narendra Modi’s 3D show has entered Guinness Book of World Records. Now again Modi will be in guinness book. Narendra Modi is the only leader of this kind. Though his visa for US has been cancelled by the US Govt, still Parliamentarians means law makers means Congressmen of the US wants to meet Modi in India and for that they pay dollars. Is this not victory of Modi on Americans? Can Rahul Gandhi, Nitish or else snatch this opportunity from Modi?

 

Before 10 days in RAIPUR, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh  speaking at the launch of the ticket sales for the games to be played against Pune Warriors India (April 28) and Kolkata Knight Riders (May 1),  said cricket could be a big step towards nurturing sports culture in the Chhattisgarh State. “I am sure the IPL matches will turn the spotlight on Chhattisgarh as a progressive State,” he said.

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“The successful staging of the two games will spur the Board of Control for Cricket in India to grant Chhattisgarh Cricket Sangh full membership status and that our youth will be able to play Ranji Trophy for their home State rather than look out for other State teams,” he said.

 

US Congressmen reject allegations questioning legitimacy of Guj trip

 

PTI said in its report: Amidst a raging controversy over the funding of the visit of three members of the US Congress, who have spoken for an American visa for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the Congressmen rejected allegations questioning the legitimacy of their trip

 

The visit of a group of Americans including the three Congressmen – Aaron Schock, Cynthia Lummis and Cathy M Rodgers – and some businessmen has now been mired in a controversy following reports that the team members may have paid between $3000 (Rs 1.6 lakh) and  $16000 (Rs 8.68 lakh) each for the trip.

 

Organised by Chicago-based National Indian American Public Policy Institute (NIAPPI), the trip included visits to Bangalore, Tirupati, Jaipur, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Golden Temple in Amritsar and a ‘Bollywood Extravaganza’

 

The team met Modi on Thursday, praised his work and invited him to visit the US, saying they will work to get him a visa, denied by the country for his alleged role in the post-Godhra riots of 2002

 

Following reports in an ethnic Indian daily in the US on the trip, the Congress and BJP traded attacks on each other. NRI businessman and founder of NIAPPI Shalabh Kumar said, “There is a very strong House Ethics Committee that disapproves or approves visits by Congressmen to other countries”

 

“So an organisation like NIAPPI that is a think tank that sponsors visits, and trade people who want to go and establish business,” Kumar said.

Jolly said there was no controversy at all. In America, people even pay for attending a dinner with the President.

“The US businessmen wanted to come to India. They spend their own money. They have been attracted by Narendra Modi’s governance,” he said, attacking the Congress for making an issue of the trip.

What is wrong if there was Ticket-Sale in US to meet Modi in India if he is unable to visit in US due to his Visa cancellation?.

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Extreme devotion in Tamil Nadu and Philippines

Catholic Devotees nailed to cross on Good Friday: Jayalalitha’s devotees in Tamil Nadu cut off tongue and thumb


Extreme devotion elated over the victory of the AIADMK-led alliance in the recent Assembly elections, 32-year-old K Saritha from Ramanathapuram visited a temple on the day of counting and cut off her tongue and offered it to the presiding deity. Last week, Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa gave her financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh and also a government job at an anganwadi centre, which has raised questions over giving recognition to such acts. On Sunday, Vani, a 45-year-old AIADMK worker from Salem, chopped off her right thumb, apparently fulfilling a vow she had taken for the return of the AIADMK to power. Luckily for her, doctors were able to rejoin her severed thumb. Here’s hoping there are no more repeat performances.

 

Catholic Devotees nailed to cross on Good Friday

About two dozen Filipinos were nailed to crosses on Good Friday in an extreme display of devotion that the Catholic church looks down upon as a form of folk religion but appears powerless to stop.

 

The re-enactment of the passion of Jesus Christ draws thousands of tourists to the Pampanga region, 80 km (50 miles) north of the capital, to watch barefoot penitents flagellate themselves and a series of crucifixions on an artificial hill.

 

The practice, which took hold in the province about 60 years ago as form of religious vow by poor people seeking forgiveness, a cure for illness and the fulfillment of other wishes.

 

Archbishop Paciano Aniceto said the gory practice was a distortion of Christ’s teachings of love and selfless service. But he conceded that the church could not stop the ritual that he described as “popular piety”.

 

Another bishop said people had to understand the folk Catholicism widely practiced in the Philippines, which has the largest Christian population in Asia. About 80 percent of its 96 million people are Catholic.

 

“We are in no position to suppress them,” Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David told Reuters.

 

“I do not think it is right to close our doors to them just because they are more attracted to these folk practices than to our Roman liturgy which they may find too foreign or cerebral.”

 

Devotees, insisting they were prepared to endure pain as penance, had 5-inch stainless steel nails driven into their hands. Then, for a few minutes, they were hanged on wooded crosses.

 

“We do this because of our faith not because we’re paid,” Ruben Inaje, a house painter who has played the role of Christ for 27 years, told Reuters.

 

“Two years ago, I said it would be the last time I’d do it. But every time I say that, my wife gets sick. I guess God wants me to continue this sacrifice as a lifetime vow,” he said before taking up a 50 kg (110 lb) cross and heading to the crucifixion site.

 

A circus-like atmosphere prevailed on a sun-drenched day.

 

“It’s my first time to witness a man being crucified,” said Charlotte Johansen, 26, a Norwegian non-government organisation worker, was taking pictures with her friends.

 

The village of Cutud has built the hill with three crosses for the main ceremony with crucifixions also taking place in two nearby villages.

 

Souvenir and food vendors staked out the hill and people selling ice-cream and sodas wandered among the crowd.

 

“The crucifixions here have become a purely tourism event,” said an official from the area, who handles accreditation for the flock of journalists which descends every year.

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Vandematram: Popes and Vivekanand of 1893

When we read the news of two Popes of 21st century then we should also remind the Vivekanand of 1893 in Chicago and patriotic song “vandematram”.

 

March 28, 2013. Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates including Muslim woman at a juvenile detention center in a Holy Thursday ritual. The prison chaplain Capuchin Fr. Gaetano Greco told the Vatican newspaper, a young detainee from Naples “clutched his own head” and shouted, “Oh, Mother of God, the pope here!?”

 

Pope Benedicts: SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD – 45th WORLD DAY OF PEACE. Dear Brothers and Sisters! On the first day of the year, the liturgy resounds in the Church throughout the world with the ancient priestly blessing that we heard during today’s first reading: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace”

 

 

Now I come to Vivekanand of 1893

 

Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, September, 1893

Addresses at the Parliament of Religions – 1

Response to Welcome

Sisters and Brothers of America,

It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world. I thank you in the name of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

Aishwarya’s ‘Om Shanti’ at UN reminds Vivekananda’s Chikago Speech

 

Vandematram

Tweets on Vandematram

Vande Mataram “I bow to thee, Mother”) is a poem from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1882 novel Anandamath. It was written in Bengali andSanskrit. It is a hymn to the Mother Land . It played a vital role in the Indian independence movement, first sung in a political context by Rabindranath Tagore at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.

 

“Vande Mataram”, the National Song of India, eulogizes India as a Goddess and glorifies Indian patriotism in a beautiful manner. Originally designated as the Indian National Anthem, the song, rather its first paragraph, was later given the status of the Indian National Song. Penned originally in Sanskrit by Shri Bankimchandra Chattyopaddhay, the song was written in 1876 and quickly became an inspiration for the Indian freedom fighters following its appearance in the ace novelist’s Bengali novel ‘Anand Math’ (published in 1882). With 15th August nearing once more, it’s time again to go through the timeless verses of Vande Mataram and celebrate the occassion. Scroll down and read the lyrics of Vande Mataram in Sanskrit as well as its English rendering by Shri Aurobindo Ghosh, whose English translation of the song is generally considered to be the best.

In 1950 (after India’s independence), the song’s first two verses were given the official status of the “national song” of the Republic of India, distinct from the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana.

 

Uploaded on Aug 5, 2007: Youtube

A.R.Rahman’s version of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s original Vande Mataram composition – the track ‘Revival’ from his 1997 album Vande Mataram. Produced by Bharatbala Productions

 

Why not ‘Vandematram’ in Lok Sabha on Sept 07?

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has denied permission to the request of BJP minority members to sing the national song in the precincts of Parliament on September 7, 2006. This Article has full discussion on this.

Patriotic National anthemVandematram’ inspires Unity and invokes duty towards Nation.

Breaking News: March 29, 2013

 

No one should defend a person  convicted by SC: Praveen Togadia

Trinamool Congress demands immediate resignation of UPA government

Won’t support UPA in any form: Karunanidhi

Not withdrawing support to UPA for now, but polls will be held in 2013: Mulayam Singh Yadav

‘I saved UPA in crisis but Cong put CBI after me’

BJP dismisses Mulayam Yadav’s Third Front idea, but JD(S) gives thumbs up

 

Organisers of US group that met Narendra Modi sought $16,000 a seat

RSS can’t revive BJP’s poll fortunes and…

Hindus Demand Release of Tapan Ghosh

Sri Lanka steps up security after anti-Muslim attack by Buddhist hardliners

Holy wells in Rameswaram to be spruced up

 

Sonia seeks Krishna’s help on candidates

Congress facing a tough task in candidates selecting for elections in Karnataka

Sri Sri tells Kejriwal to give up fast

 

When Manmohan Singh flew the over domestic nest

PM hints may continue in public life after 2014Indian Express

Congress assures stability, BJP predicts snap pollZee News

In-depth:Ready for third innings as PM? Too early to say: Manmohan Singh

People of India don’t want to see Manmohan Singh as their PM again, says BJP

 

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With in Congress vs Out of Congress: Prime Ministerial Candidate 2014

What will happen in Congress, if Rahul Gandhi remains hesitant to be a prime ministerial candidate of Congress led UPA in 2014? Congress has to decide its prime ministerial candidate with in congress or outside Congress.


So, will Rahul follow his mother’s example? And if he does, who will be next Manmohan for Congress in 2014? Renounce of PM Post, Married life to rule behind the back door and one step further……..

 


Many leaders may be in the line: P Chidambaram, AK Antony, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Digvijay Singh etc. Nothing new, they also stood at the time of nominating of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister by Sonia Gadhi in the past.

 

Digvijay Singh is a defeated CM of M.P. He is entertainer in the eyes of the public. P Chidambaram has no political base even in his home state Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram is not a mass leader and his uncompromising attitude may work against him. Antony probably may be but he is often criticized for delaying decisions and not being articulate. So how would they be better choice than Manmohan Singh now?


This is the reason now Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday left open the possibility of him being in the race for a third term. Definitely he could not say like that without the direction of his boss Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.  

 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accept a request to stand for a third term as the Congress party’s prime ministerial candidate if Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his party requested him to do so? To this, the prime minister neither ruled out the possibility nor gave any indication of his availability or willingness in his media interaction on board the special Boeing 747 ferrying Dr Singh and his delegation back from the BRICS summit in South Africa.  

 

In the personality-driven world of Indian politics it is necessary to have clarity on a political party’s prime ministerial candidate. Speculation is rife — that like his mother — Rahul Gandhi too will select a Dr Singh-like figure as his proxy for the post of prime minister.

 


If Deve Gowda and Gujral could be Prime Minister then what is wrong if Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar and other dream to be Prime Minister with the help means outside support of Congress.


Even Nitish may be UPA’s next Prime Ministerial candidate. There is not the word of ‘impossible’ in the dictionary of politics. Everything is possible in politics, especially in politics of alliances. Nitish of Bihar wants to reach on such a peak where Laloo Prasad Yadav could not reach.


If we follow Digvijay Singh then there may be hope for Congress towards: Rahul Gandhi:


Let the cat out of the bag: Failure of PM-Sonia as two power centres

Digvijay slams Sonia to garland Rahul Gandhi

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With in Congress vs Out of Congress: Prime Ministerial Candidate 2014

What will happen in Congress, if Rahul Gandhi remains hesitant to be a prime ministerial candidate of Congress led UPA in 2014? Congress has to decide its prime ministerial candidate with in congress or outside Congress.


So, will Rahul follow his mother’s example? And if he does, who will be next Manmohan for Congress in 2014? Renounce of PM Post, Married life to rule behind the back door and one step further……..

 


Many leaders may be in the line: P Chidambaram, AK Antony, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Digvijay Singh etc. Nothing new, they also stood at the time of nominating of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister by Sonia Gadhi in the past.

 

Digvijay Singh is a defeated CM of M.P. He is entertainer in the eyes of the public. P Chidambaram has no political base even in his home state Tamil Nadu. Chidambaram is not a mass leader and his uncompromising attitude may work against him. Antony probably may be but he is often criticized for delaying decisions and not being articulate. So how would they be better choice than Manmohan Singh now?


This is the reason now Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday left open the possibility of him being in the race for a third term. Definitely he could not say like that without the direction of his boss Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.  

 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accept a request to stand for a third term as the Congress party’s prime ministerial candidate if Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his party requested him to do so? To this, the prime minister neither ruled out the possibility nor gave any indication of his availability or willingness in his media interaction on board the special Boeing 747 ferrying Dr Singh and his delegation back from the BRICS summit in South Africa.  

 

In the personality-driven world of Indian politics it is necessary to have clarity on a political party’s prime ministerial candidate. Speculation is rife — that like his mother — Rahul Gandhi too will select a Dr Singh-like figure as his proxy for the post of prime minister.

 


If Deve Gowda and Gujral could be Prime Minister then what is wrong if Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar and other dream to be Prime Minister with the help means outside support of Congress.


Even Nitish may be UPA’s next Prime Ministerial candidate. There is not the word of ‘impossible’ in the dictionary of politics. Everything is possible in politics, especially in politics of alliances. Nitish of Bihar wants to reach on such a peak where Laloo Prasad Yadav could not reach.


If we follow Digvijay Singh then there may be hope for Congress towards: Rahul Gandhi:


Let the cat out of the bag: Failure of PM-Sonia as two power centres

Digvijay slams Sonia to garland Rahul Gandhi

Comment for publication may be sent at: premendraagrawal@gmail.com

You may reach me at: www.facebook.com/premendra.agrawal

https://twitter.com/premendraA

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9350878453