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From the page: "Folk Theorem
Why Telangana makes sense Abheek Barman Tuesday December 15, 2009
The din and violence surrounding the government's announcement that itÃ¢â,¬ll finally push to carve out the state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, has claimed a major victim: reason. Most arguments against carving out Telangana are emotive, charged with hysteria, coloured with political posturing.
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The Fury of nature
Medical teams rushed to flood-devastated Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh where five days of torrential rain have left more than 205 people dead and 750,000 displaced, authorities said on Sunday.
The floods have submerged entire villages, snapped transport and communication links and raised fears of epidemic in relief camps crowded with people forced out of their homes.
Large parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have been inundated. Air Force helicopters dropped food and drinking water packages to hundreds of villages that remained cut off after roads were submerged or washed away.
From the page: "Heavy Rains Kill More than 130 in India
By VOA News
03 October 2009
People wade t02 Oct 2009
People wadehrough floodwaters to reach safer areas in Kurnool, southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh,
Officials in southern India say four days of torrential rains and flash floods have killed more than 130 people. "
The Fall of Delhi in 1857
From the page: "Indian politician Y.S.R. Reddy, Andhra Pradesh minister, killed in jungle helicopter crash: reports
What a pity!
From the page: "Woman cop car crashes, killing 4 Andhra students in US
Washington: Four Indian students killed in a road accident in the US were hit by a car driven by an off-duty woman police officer going the wrong way, according to media reports citing investigators.
The four students were killed early Saturday morning in Des Peres St. Louis when a car they were travelling in was broadsided by Christine L. Miller, a Sunset Hills patrol officer. The officer was speeding and possibly drunk, investigators said.
Nitesh Adusumilli, 27, who was driving the victims' car and Christine were both listed in critical condition Sunday morning at St. John's Mercy Medical Centre in Creve Coeur. Christine, the highway patrol said, was "clinging to life".
Christine was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Dougherty Ferry Road when her Mitsubishi Eclipse struck the passenger side of Adusumilli's Honda, which was turning right onto the road, police said.
Nitesh's fiancee, Anita Lakshmi, 23, was dead at the scene along with Anusha Anumolu, 23, and Priya Muppvarapu, 22 - Lakshmi's roommates - and Satya Chinta, 25, who was Lakshmi's cousin. He lived near Chicago.
Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri Highway Patrol said Christine's car was "obviously travelling at a high rate of speed", based on the damage to the two vehicles. He said police had reason to suspect alcohol involvement but had not made that determination.
Nitesh's Internet profile said he worked at AMDOCS, a software and communications firm in Chesterfield. His mother, Nitesh wrote, is a yoga instructor in India; his dad, a real estate agent.
The three female victims were all working toward master's degrees in information technology at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. They were meeting Nitesh on the spring break.
A fourth roommate not on the trip, Anupama Mekineni, learned of the crash from her husband in India; he had been told by a relative.
Police contacted Anupama on Saturday afternoon by dialling her number from one of the victim's cell phones. The victims' families are all in India, she said.
Anupama said the university's international school had been informing the victims' families. She was also seeking help from the school in getting to St. Louis to assist with arrangements.
The three roommates had transferred to the university last autumn from Oklahoma City University, Anupama said.
A spokeswoman for Eastern Illinois University - about 140 miles northeast of St. Louis - said the school has about 150 international students, roughly a third of whom are from India. Students at the school are set to return from spring break Monday.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these young people," said school spokeswoman Vicki Woodard. "This is a tremendous loss to the EIU community."
"It's really a tragedy for everyone," Sunset Hills Police Chief William E. LaGrand was quoted as saying by St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Our heart goes out to the victims and to their families."
LaGrand said Christine, 41, was a patrol officer with a dozen years on the force. The chief said Christine , a Kirkwood resident, was not returning from work at the time of the accident around 1:45a
Know more about Hinduism
From the page: "Hinduism cannot be defined in precise terms as it has no common credo, dogma, doctrine, or universally accepted canon. It has no church, cleric or hierarchy of ecclesiastical authority as in Christianity. Hinduism has no uniformity of worship and belief in god is not necessary.
Indeed, the use of the term âoeHinduismâ in the singular is misleading and it does not justify its greatness which encompasses a multitude of faiths, philosophies, and social observances that have been born, inculcated and have evolved in the Indian subcontinent. Hinduism has undergone drastic changes since its very inception. Also, it never started as âoeHinduismâ. The Hindus or the people living in India over the centuries have seen changing patterns in the religion. The word âoeHinduâ, as all of us know, was derived from Sindhu, the Indo-Aryan word for river Indus (Hindavi for its inhabitants). Earlier this word had no religious connotations - but it soon gained one in the 17th century, when Shivaji used the term Hindu to distinguish his followers from the Mughals, whom they were fighting. With the differentiations made between Hindus and Muslims, and the codification of the âoeHindu Lawâ; the âHinduâ came to denote the followers of a certain norms of conduct and social practices known as Hinduism."
Hinduism is very well known for its conspicuous characteristics of tolerance, pluralism, and absorptive capacity. The linear development of this exuberant religion is extremely interesting. The Pre-Dravidian faiths included animism and totemism, while the later pre-Vedic faiths included meditative techniques as yoga, lingam or phallic worship, and then saw diversions of non-theistic faiths which got incorporated into Jainism and Buddhism. Hinduism saw a pantheon of deities, with the three most important gods being, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiv). The Vedic religion based on the Vedas was the next stage in the growth of Hinduism.
From the page: "As humans we have the potential to have a dynamic, exciting and awe-inspiring experience. Your life is yours to design窶"step-by-step. Your thoughts are powerful forces in the creation of your experiences in life. Feelings follow thoughts. Thoughts precede feelings.
Each day you make choices that influence the character of your experiences, and your decisions direct whether your path is exciting, tedious, breathtaking or wearisome. You can create an exciting life by doing what excites you whenever you choose. Passions may ebb and flow, and what excites you now may not excite you forever, but that is understandable because you are an evolving soul窶"emotionally and spiritually. However, when you create exciting experiences as a routine part of your existence, you life becomes more fun and more fulfilling.
Excitement might seem as strange as wearing your shoes on the opposite feet窶"very uncomfortable and awkward, if you are someone窶"who tends to live practically and methodically. To ease the uncomfortable and awkward feelings, acknowledge that you deserve to have more for yourself, your life matters every moment. When you choose to do things that excite you, even if your choices require you to make some sacrifices, your life will be imbued with exhilaration, pleasure and optimistic anticipation.
To learn what excites you, you may need to observe and ponder your reaction to the myriad of activities, events, situations and concepts which are your life now. Ask yourself these questions:
窶｢ What makes my heart beat faster with excitement窶"if not currently窶"when I was younger?
Let piece be with him...... with him....with him....
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865 - 1932)1892
Lady Agnew's direct gaze and informal pose, emphasised by the flowing fabric and lilac sash of her dress ensure the portrait's striking impact. Andrew Noel Agnew, a barrister who had inherited the baronetcy and estates of Lochnaw in Galloway, commissioned this painting of his young wife, Gertrude Vernon (1865-1932), in 1892. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1898 and made Sargent's name. The sculptor Rodin described him as 'the Van Dyck of our times'. Portrait commissions poured in and Sargent enjoyed something of a cult following in Edwardian society. It also launched Lady Agnew as a society beauty.
Almina Daughter of Asher Wertheimer
(John Singer Sargent).
Ramalinga Raju, who did his MBA from Ohio University, is "a world-renowned visionary, global business leader and thinker... is passionate about developing leaders within his organisation...," proclaims Satyam's website.
Today, however, that vision has fallen apart. On Friday, January 9, 2009, Ramalinga Raju was arrested along with his brother for criminal conspiracy, forgery and cheating under Sections 120B, 409, 420, 468, 471 of the IPC.
Just two days before, on January 7, 2009, Ramalinga Raju, 54, stepped down as the Chairman of Satyam Computer that he founded in 1987, following financial wrong-doings to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees in the company.
It was a shocking revelation, when he disclosed that he has revealed some financial irregularities in the company, including an inflated cash balance of Rs 5,040 crore.
"It takes truth to build conviction. It takes conviction to build faith. And it takes faith, to build reputation. Years and years of hard work, of enterprise, of strategies, of planning, to build what a few others cannot. Ramalinga Raju's Satyam Computer's position in corporate India, was just that.
However, it took just a few scribbles on a sheet of paper to tear that entire tale in shreds- unaccountable number of pieces of a riddle, that is too staggering in proportions to believe. Mere credulity arrives after much difficulty. Satyam's clients, their investors, their employees - everyone is left in despair and utter rage.
India Inc has not been left untouched, of course. At a time when the outsourcing industry would have required an impetus, it is then that catastrophe has struck. The global financial meltdown and the lessening foreign investments are an added fear.
The debris is at present insurmountable.
However, what perhaps remains, is the shame. More than anything else, that is what rings time and again. The irony is between, what it was, and what it is now. The glitz that was, and the obscurity that it now faces.
Nevertheless, the denouement is yet to unfurl...as much remains to be seen."
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Some Thoughts on Education and Muslim Women
'She is ambitious, educated, beautiful yet, single and unemployed' it's the story of 30-year-old Shabnam who stays in a society where it is a trend to suppress women. And, "if any of the victims revolts everybody raises fingers at her", says Sufia her younger sister, who is herself struggling. She knows that studies and education would not take her too far, as happened to her elder sister, Shabnam, who was not permitted to work not because she didn't get a job; but she was not allowed 9 to 5 working hours away from home.
Welcome to the Walled city in Delhi where education is meaningless because girls don't find any future in it. They are forbidden from office work. They can't think of leading an independent life, as it is not a part of their 'tradition'. As it is, girls don't go for education. Those who manage to reach post graduation level see their parents finding it tough to look for an equally educated bridegroom. Twenty-eight year-old Zubee of Jamia (Mass communication) echoes this when says that I regret for not finding a life partner in college itself because my parents have not been able to look for an educated guy for me till now."