Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Host India won the men's and women's World Cup Kabaddi tournament 2011.
India won the first world cup, last year as well.
To know more about the game Kabaddi Click here
Congratulations! to both Men and Women who made it.
Sports Authorities and Corporates watch out!
Note: There are rumors spreading in many social network sites, that the team members where ill-treated and were waiting for Auto-rickshaws, with the world cup, on the pavement to reach back home. If this news is to be believed, it is the worst thing happened from the sports authorities. Its high time, we need to promote indigenous games like Kabaddi, Archery and the likes. On top of this, none of the top Indian media (stupid sponsored agents) captured this news piece in prime time.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Matchless golden voice - Dr.K.J.Yesudas!
K.J.Yesudas or Dasettan started his career as a playback singer this very same day 50 Years ago!!
He started his career by reciting the sloka of Sri Narayana Guru..
"Jati bhedam mata dwesham
Etum illaathe sarvarum
Matrka sthanam aanithu"
Free of the prejudice of caste
And religion, everyone here
Lives like brothers
In this exemplary abode.
Wishing him all the very best and more in the years to come!!
To know more about him you can click here
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Today is Anant Pai’s 82nd Birthday…
Anant Pai was the pioneer of Amar Chitra Katha series. A great educationalist and creator of various Indian comics. Amar Chitra Katha series are stories from Indian folk tales, biographies of historical characters and mythological stories. Indian kids for generations grown up listening to grandma stories till the inception of Amar Chitra Katha stories in the late 1960’s.
You will be in the hearts of Indians forever Sir as the contributions you made to us is Priceless and Eternal!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Let me introduce Sculptor A.Guruprasad and his unique Installation Sculpture at kollam beach (Kerala) to convey a green message and awareness on global drinking water problem.
A.Guruprasad who is a recipient of the Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy award in 2005 and a honorable mention in 2008 is the first to introduce this art form (Beach Installation Sculpture)in Kollam. A policeman (a job that never suits him) by profession, Guruprasad is a Graduate from Fine Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram.
The sculpture is titled "Two-two four Save Water Save Life".
The 224 plastic pot filled with sea water represents the number of countries.
The water which is unfit for drinking in the plastic pots reminds us of the plastic waste which is the biggest threat for water resources.
And a human form sitting in meditating posture near a tap competing with a crow (which represents other living beings) for a drop of drinking water is a warning statement to remind us on pure water conservation.
He says he selected a public place instead of an art gallery to make the message reach more people!!
Wonderful Job Guruji!!! And the world outside is waiting for more from you...Great Going and all the very best for all your future Endeavour!
Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd: Earth day
The date has not been randomly chosen: every April 22nd, it is the International Earth day.
Invented by the American Senator Gaylord Nelson and originally intended to mobilize people on environmental actions, this event occurred for the first time on April 22nd, 1970. Primarily, students mobilized local communities on environmental projects.
Today, the Earth day is the most popular and biggest amongst other similar events in the world. It is celebrated in 184 participating countries by more than 500 million people.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Charlie Chaplin with M.K.Gandhi
Needless to explain, he is well-known for his silent movies in the first half of 1900's. His satire, mime and slapstick comedies has inspired, provoked and triggered many generations and still continues to do so.
A great artist of all time!!!
To know more about Charles Chaplin Click here
(pic and info taken from net)*
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Looks like the veteran freedom fighter Anna (Anna Hazare) has kick started the ‘second war of independence’ at the right time. Let’s join hands for a good cause to build a better, corrupt-free India.
Jan Lokpal Bill is a draft anti-corruption bill which seeks Jan Lokpal an dependent body to investigate corruption cases in India.
This bill is drafted by Santosh Hegde (Lokayukta of Karnataka), Arvind Kejriwal (social activist) and Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Advocate).
This bill, if put to practice, ensures that any corrupt politician/bearcat will be prosecuted directly by the Lokpal even without Government intervention. The culprits will be sentenced within a year and makes sure the disproportionate evil wealth one accumulated will be confiscated.
The best part here is the Lokpal head is chosen by Judges and representatives of civil society and hence a corrupt officer heading this body is ruled out.
Anna needs support from like minded youth of this nation. Anna is already getting enough attention and support from the likes of retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Swami Agnivesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Mallika Sarabhai, Amir Khan and counting.......What are you doing????
(pic and info taken from net)*
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This very day in 1931, Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged by the then British Administrators. Bhagat Singh was an inspiration for a generation and was considered to be the first and formost of revolutionaries who propogated socialism and communism in India. The nation Salutes you for your selfless life and sacrifice!!!
10 interesting and unknown facts about Bhagat Singh:-
1. Singh was a great actor in college and took part in several plays. His acting in 'Rana Pratap', 'Samrat Chandra...gupta' and 'Bharata-durdasha' earned him praise from his teachers and classmates.
2. The day after the Jalianwala Bagh incident, Singh slipped away from school, went straight to the place of the tragedy and collected a bottle of mud wet with blood of Indians. He was 12 at the time. He used to worship the bottle every day.
3. As a child, Singh often spoke of “growing guns in the fields” so that he could fight the British.
4. He ran away from home to escape an early marriage. Even at the age of eight he told his classmates "is marriage a big achievement? Anybody can marry. But I will drive the British out of India."
5. The October revolution led by Lenin attracted Bhagat Singh and he started to read literature about socialism and socialist revolution at an early age.
6. Singh said: “They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.” This was to be quoted many times over by revolutionaries after Singh’s death.
7. The bombs Bhagat Singh and his associates threw in the Central Assembly in Delhi were made from low grade explosives. They were lobbed away from people in the corridors of the building and were meant only to startle and not harm. The British investigation into the incident and forensics report also confirmed this.
8. During his stay in prison in 1930, Bhagat Singh coined the word “political prisoner” and demanded he and his comrades be given basic amenities that even British looters and goons in the jail were entitled to.
9. He coined the phrase 'Inquilab Zindabad' that became the slogan of the India’s armed freedom struggle.
10. Singh was hanged an hour ahead of the official time when the death sentence was to be commuted and was secretly cremated on the banks of the river Sutlej by jail authorities. However, thousands of people on hearing the news gathered at the spot and took out a procession with his ashes.
To know more about Bhagat Singh...Click here..
(pic and info taken from net)*
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Vithiri resort is one of the most exquisite Eco-friendly resorts in India. Draped in the lush green tropical rainforest of Wayanad, north-western Kerala, Vithiri is a butterfly placed on the palm of nature. Have a look @ this beautiful VDO shot by Tito Sunny and team.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I personally do not encourage having servants for household works.
This is one thing which we Indians can lookup the western world (except UK) and imitate. Irrespective of the financial status, they all do their own jobs. These are few practices which we can admire and learn from the western world.
Here the unsupportive role of men in underprivileged families is one cause for these women engage and end up in these unproductive and menial works for a living. It is sad but true. It would be better to teach a poor woman how to sew rather than asking her to clean the house. This helps her become a skilled personal in a profession and enables her to stand on her own legs. This in turn helps her kids to become an automobile mechanic instead of a glorified male/female cleaner.
This system creped into Indian society during the British Raj and is a leftover of the colonial rule which continues till today. Earlier it was the British who ruled the underclass and later the lazy Indian Landlords took over and now anyone who can afford a servant. Unfortunately the status of this class remained unchanged for centuries.
The condition of these women will continue unless they are saved from this filthy pit of 'menial jobs'. The only way out is, not to show mercy for those poor women out there but to train them hard in various other professions and that’s the only way to eradicate this underprivileged class.
Let’s believe in teaching a man/woman how to fish instead of giving a fish... :)