Sprain is difficult to handle.
Try out these Home remedies.
1.Apply Castor Oil on the affected part, fix a handful of leaves of Tamarind or Lemon Tree for two hours;massage with Hot water (bearable).
2.Mix Butter with leaves of lemon Tree grind into a paste, apply the paste on the affected part, regularly till the sprain subsides.
3.Mix equal quantities of Lemon Juice and Honey and apply on the affected part.
4.Dip a medium cloth in hot water, apply it to the affected part.
5.Take the outer hard part of cabbage, boil it in water till it softens.
Wrap this piece in a Cotton Cloth and apply it to the affected part for three hours.
RIP, with Stereo Music.
This is what is new in Gadgets.
A coffin and grave may be one’s final resting place for eternity, but that doesn’t mean it has to be one of deadly silence.
The CataCoffin features a three-speaker Catacombo sound system that might not be loud enough to wake the dead, but it’s still worth trying.
This high-tech solution for those who (let’s be honest) won’t really appreciate it involves putting a 2.5Ghz Intel core processor within the so-called CataTomb tombstone. It includes an upgradable music server with a 4G connection that wirelessly delivers the tunes to the CataCoffin six feet under, while a 7-inch display on the tombstone notes what song is currently being played down below.
The sound system includes a couple of two-way front speakers with 4-inch midbass drivers and even an 8-inch sub bass element for bass so low, its subterranean. Might as well crank it up; we don’t think there will be any complaints from the neighbors.
The CataPlay application provides a link from Spotify to allows users – living users that is – to keep the play list up to date. We’re thinking that this could include covers of the deceased’s favorite songs, or those musical guilty pleasures 0ne wouldn’t want to be caught dead listening to.
I checked .
Zakir Abdul Karim Naik (born 18 October 1965) is an Indian public speaker on the subject of Islam and comparative religion. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organisation that owns the Peace TV channel based in Dubai, UAE. He is sometimes referred to as a televangelist. Before becoming a public speaker, he trained as a doctor. He has written two booklets on Islam and comparative religion. He is regarded as an exponent of the Salafi ideology(Wiki)
He is true to Islam.
He justifies terrorism which s line with the Qur’an.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with non believers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]…and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.” There is a good case to be made that the textual context of this particular passage is defensive war, even if the historical context was not. However, there are also two worrisome pieces to this verse. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of “persecution” (a qualification that is ambiguous at best). The second is that fighting may persist until “religion is for Allah.” The example set by Muhammad is not reassuring.”
Let me reply him for his Video on the Similarities between Hinduism and Islam.
1.”Allah’- Zakir says we associate to partner with Him.
There can be no blasphemy as this one, for The Reality is not a Partnership firm.
Islam calls itself Monotheistic and at times Monistic, from his observations.
If it is so who associates with whom?
2.Best way to understand Religion is to go to its Source as its followers often do not understand their Scriptures.
By applying his Logic Islam can be understood s one that is intolerant of other faiths.
Please see quotes from the Koran marked above.
Islam’s view of views On Rape.
|Summary Answer:Under Islamic law, rape can only be proven if the rapist confesses or if there are four male witnesses. Women who allege rape, without the benefit of the act having been witnessed by four men who subsequently develop a conscience, are actually confessing to having sex. If they or the accused happens to be married, then it is considered to be adultery.|
The Qur’an:Qur’an (2:282) - Establishes that a woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s in court (there is no “he said/she said” gridlock in Islam).Qur’an (24:4) - “And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses (to adultery), flog them…” Strictly speaking, this verse addresses adultery (revealed at the very time that Muhammad’s favorite wife was being accused of adultery on the basis of only three witnesses, coincidentally enough) however it is a part of the theological underpinning of the Sharia rule.
Qur’an (24:13) - “Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah.”
Qur’an (2:223) - “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” There is no such thing as rape in marriage, as a man is permitted unrestricted sexual access to his wives.
If it is so who associates with whom?
1.The Upanishads and Vedas are not different.
Upanishads is a part of The Vedas.
Upanishads do not recite Vedas.
They are a part of the Vedas.
Point by point rely will continue.
Naik was officially barred from the UK in 2010 due to a number of comments, including a claim that if Osama Bin Laden was “terrorising the terrorist, if he is terrorising America the terrorist, biggest terrorist, I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist”.
Naik has been noted for his views on 9/11 as an “inside job” and has also declared that “homosexuality is forbidden in Islam and the punishment for homosexuality is death”.
Since the event, Student Rights tracked down a copy of the booklet circulated, and revealed a number of deeply concerning ideals found within it. It is rumoured that the booklet was obtained via the UK-based charity, the Islamic Dawah Centre International who this afternoon confirmed via telephone to The Commentator that they do supply the booklet, but they are currently out of stock. When asked as to whether they supply to university campuses, the response was, “of course”.
These are the men who made millions by way of pay and bonus their banks were sinking and had to be bailed out.
This irked Obama ,who had a nasty comment for them.
In a brief appearance with advisers at the White House, Obama branded the latest round of bank bonuses as “obscene.” But he said his goal was to prevent such excesses in the future, not to punish banks for past behavior,(nbc news)
Rakpakshe government has been trumpeting that they have been Developmental Plans for the Tamils in Sri Lanka for Tamils post LTTE, genocide era.
Facts seem to indicate other wise.
1.Victors,though this term is an inappropriate term to use for killing your own citizens,this is the term what Rajapakshe government uses,
need to be magnanimous,
Lanka Government has opened up a Museum on the War , insulting the Tamils and is promoting it as a Tourist attraction.(read my post for Details)
2.The Government has announced training programmes for The Tamils.
Tamil Girls are molested and Tamil men return with fear truly terrified.
3.Religious Freedom,Attacks on Muslims.
Though the Sri Lanka Government speaks of tolerance; the reality is otherwise.
Muslims were made to go against the Tamils and after the Genocide Muslims have become the target of attacked by the Buddhist extremists.(read my spot )
This is what The Institute on Religious and Public Policy has to say in its 2012 Report.
(15) The BBC reported in January 2011 that foreign Muslim preachers in Sri Lanka were ordered to leave the country for violating visa regulations. Sir Lanka’s immigration head Chulanada Perera told AFP news agency, “They have violated immigration laws. A tourist visa is to have a holiday or visit friends and family, and not to preach Islam”.
(16) In September 2011, mobs, allegedly led by Buddhist monks, destroyed a Muslim religious site in the Buddhist city of Anuradhapura.
(17) Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva, who is a member of the Buddhist majority party, organized and led a protest march in September 2011 to force Hindus to stop the traditional religious ceremony that involves public animal sacrifice. Minister Silva argued that animal sacrifice harms the public image of Sri Lanka. Police reported that they had a court order to halt the animal sacrifice due to requests from activists, and increased the security level in the area because of the unrest.
(18) According to a news report in November 2011, the Ministry of Education did not allow Catholic and Christian students to register for religion exams in English. The Ministry offered examinations only in Sinhala and Tamil. The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Ranjith appealed to the government in his writing, “the majority of students follow their religion in the “English medium,” and therefore should have the opportunity to do the exam in that language”. However, the Ministry of Education rejected his appeal.”
4. Resettlement of Tamils.
So what do the government’s claims of resettlement mean?
“According to the government’s own figures as at 1st July 2011, 258,446 had been ‘returned’ or ‘resettled’ from welfare camps, leaving 12,661 in the Kadirgamar, Anandakumarasawmi (Zone 1), Arunachalam (Zone III) IDP camps. The most current figures suggest that only 7,440 persons remain in these camps, insinuating that all others have been returned or resettled.
“What the statistics do not reveal is that over 200,000 persons in the North and East have not been returned to their places of origin. These persons either continue to be confined in transit camps or have been compelled to take shelter with host families [elsewhere].
“Such persons include those displaced from Valikamam North in the Jaffna Peninsula, Sampur in the Trincomalee District, and several other areas in the Vanni.”
- M.A. Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian. See The Hindu’s report here.“
Worse is the government is moving two Sinhalese families for one family of Tamils being resettled in Tamil Areas.
Now in Trincomalee,which used to be a Tamil majority area, Sinhalese are equal to Tamils numerically.
5.Lands of the Tamils have been confiscated , and are either with the Military of handed over to Sinhalese.
6.The Military regime is so tight that even for a family function The Tamils have to get permission from the military, which, usually, is refused.
7.Rape of Tamil Women.
Can rape be far behind when Sri Lanka army is on Duty?
Rapes and killing of Tamil Men are routine.
“( June 06, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)Women and children are at the receiving end of serious crimes due to political interference and the failure of the police to carry out law and order in the country states Socialist Women’s Union (SWU) and pointed out that a woman is raped somewhere in Sri Lanka every 90 minutes.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
(London, February 26, 2013) — Sri Lankan security forces have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence to torture suspected members or supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While widespread rape in custody occurred during the armed conflict that ended in May 2009, Human Rights Watch found that politically motivated sexual violence by the military and police continues to the present.
The 140-page report, “‘We Will Teach You a Lesson’: Sexual Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces,” provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2012 in both official and secret detention centers throughout Sri Lanka. In the cases documented by Human Rights Watch, men and women reported being raped on multiple days, often by several people, with the army, police, and pro-government paramilitary groups frequently participating.
This is what Human Rights watch has to say on this subject.
“Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [press release] Monday that no progress has been made in Sri Lanka regarding respect for basic rights and liberties in the four years since the end of the country’s brutal 26-year civil war [JURIST backgrounder]. According to HRW, the government of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa [official website] has failed to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes, has cracked down on media and human rights activists, and has continued to abuse suspectedLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [CFR backgrounder] supporters, despite Rajapaska’s promise to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile]. Since 2009, government officials have reportedly threatened members of the media, civil society and the political opposition, and publications have been subject to government censorship, or, in some cases, shut down. HRW Asia Director Brad Adams said:
The Rajapaksa government seems to be hoping that broad-based repression will dampen the exercise of fundamental freedoms. But Sri Lankan activists and journalists who showed incredible resilience during wartime to bring forth the truth, will undoubtedly find a way to do so when the country is at peace.
HRW urged governments to press for an independent international investigation into wartime abuses, speak out against ongoing abuses and provide support for Sri Lankan civil society.
The Sri Lankan government has faced various allegations of human rights violations and war crimes by civil rights organizations and the UN since the end of its civil war in 2009. In March the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution [JURIST report] to promote reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. In February Sri Lankan authorities were accused of using rape [JURIST report] as a method of interrogating members or supporters of the LTTE. Earlier that same month the UN criticized Sri Lanka for failing to investigate war crimes, and HRW pushed [JURIST reports] for an independent investigation of rights abuses.”
The controversy surrounding the death of Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India refuses to die down.
There were unsolved knots in the enquiry, the role of Chandraswamy and others.
Despite warnings the meeting at Siperumbudur was held, at a remote place.
A prominent Congress leader from Tamil Nadu absented himself suddenly for the meeting.
There were also indications from the French Intelligence about the impending assassination.
There were also reports that it was an inside job.
Please read a post on the Book The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination in this site.
Read the Book as well.
“Bofors would not leave Quatrocchi.
For both LTTE and Quatrocchi ’Rajiv Dead’ was the solution.
So a conspiracy was hatched in a Five Star Paris Hotel among Anton Balasingham of LTTE and Quatrocchi.
This meeting was captured by The French Intelligence Agency, on camera.”
An Inside Job:
I have the evidence to prove that the Rajiv Gandhi murder was an inside job. But the SIT headed by then Inspector General of Police DR Karthikeyan never pushed the investigation in the right direction. The CBI took over the investigation on 24 May 1991, three days after the brutal murder. The team consisted of Karthikeyan, four DIGs, eight SPs, 14 deputy SPs, 44 inspectors and 55 subinspectors and constables. The members were handpicked by Karthikeyan. Most of them have a proven track record. They investigated the case for almost a year and filed the chargesheet on 20 May 1992. But the chargesheet revealed holes in the investigation and the bungling of the SIT. Even a constable would have done a better job in the case if he had got one year to investigate it. The designated court has convicted all the accused and it’s a fact that the SC acquitted 19 of the accused as the court found there was no substance in the evidence produced to prove their role in the conspiracy…
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21 May at 10.20 pm at Sriperumbudur when he was about to campaign for Maragatham Chandrasekar, the Congress candidate. Rajiv had already completed his campaign in Tamil Nadu. But on 18 May, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) charted his tour and included the campaign at Sriperumbudur after Visakhapatnam. But Dina Thanthi, a Tamil daily, published a news item on 17 May that Rajiv was going to address an election rally at Sriperumbudur on 21 May. None of the Congress leaders were aware about such a meeting. On 18 May, the committee responsible for Rajiv’s tour programme held a meeting at AICC and finalised the tour. How was the Dina Thanthi reporter able to write a story on Rajiv’s tour schedule before it was finalised by the AICC?
On 19 May, Vazhapadi Ramamurthy, then Tamil Nadu Congress chief, objected to Rajiv addressing a rally at Sriperumbudur and staying there — he made this clear when he deposed before the trial court. His objections were never taken into consideration as Maragatham was using her clout in Delhi to get Rajiv to address a meeting in her constituency. So the meeting was scheduled and local Congress leaders approached the police authorities to grant permission to hold the meeting at a school ground. But later, for reasons known to Maragatham, the venue was changed to a temple ground.
For changing the venue, the Congress leaders never sought police permission. And there was no proper security arrangement at the meeting.:
Now comes the new shocker from none other than the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddramiah.
Assassination attempt at Mysore;
“According to CM Siddaramaiah, there was an attempt to kill Rajiv Gandhi during his visit to Mysore.
Some 10 days before he was assassinated in Tamil Nadu, the former PM was touring Mysore, campaigning for the parliamentary polls. While his cavalcade was traveling on Narasimharaja Boulevard near Lalitha Mahal, an old woman had blocked the convoy leading to a chain of accidents.
Senior Congress leader Azeez Sait’s car rammed into another vehicle as the woman appeared suddenly, Siddaramaiah said, claiming it to be an attempt to kill Gandhi. “Only 10 days later he was killed. It is sad that the party lost a young leader. Only after his assassination was the Mysore incident taken seriously,” he stated, after paying homage to the former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi at Congress office on Tuesday. “
Yoga, a spiritual exercise , has some physical spin offs.
One such is the stopping of the Heart at will.
But these, a part of Siddhis are proscribed by Patanjali.
Please read my posts on Yoga, under ‘Hinduism,Indian Philosophy”
Realized Souls do not practice this.
Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi used these Siddis like materializing objects from Air’ ,being present in many places at the same time.
When asked to explain why he does these as the Yoga proscribed it, Baba replied,
‘People to day need some thing novel and out of the ordinary to have Faith.
They will be strengthened in their Faith when they see something beyond the Normal.
To strengthen their Faith, I perform these’
Here is an evaluation Report of a Yogi, who stooped his heartbeats by a Cardiologist.
Copy Right material.
Quoted in Public Interest.
To the editor:
Yogis in India have long been reputed to develop a remarkable control over bodily functions. Theoretically, it is believed that all visceral functions can be brought under voluntary control by prolonged yogic training, but perhaps their most fascinating claim has been the ability to stop the heart at will. However, in most instances where this has been investigated so far, it has turned out to be an exaggerated Valsalva manoeuvre in some form, which makes the pulse and heart sounds imperceptible while the heart continues to beat at a slow rate.
Recently we had the rare opportunity of investigation of an altogether different and very interesting demonstration of this supposed yogic control over the heart. Yogi Satyamurti, a sparsely built man of about 60 years of age, remained confined in a small underground pit for 8 days in what according to him was a state of “Samadhi”, or deep meditation, with all bodily activity cut down to the barest minimum. The pit was a 1.5 metre cube, dug out in an open lawn surrounded by the Medical Institute buildings, and was completely sealed from the top by bricks and cement mortar. The Yogi squatted on the floor of the pit with nothing on excepted a light cotton garment. About 5 litres of water was placed in the corner, presumably for drinking but according to the Yogi only for keeping the air humid. An ECG (Lead II) was continuously monitored during these 8 days and various other laboratory investigations were carried out before and after. The ECG leads were kept short enough not to allow any free movement inside the pit.
The 12-lead ECG recorded before closing the pit was within normal limits (Fig. 1, strip A), but a significant sinus tachycardia developed soon after. It increased progressively, reaching a heart rate of 250 per minute on the second day (Fig.1,strip B). At 5:15 pm on the second day, when the yogi had been inside for about 29 hours, to our great surprise a straight line replaced the ECG tracing (Fig.1, strip C). There was no electrical disturbance of any sort even at higher amplification and with different leads. There had been no slowing of the heart or signs of ischaemia preceding this.
The straight line on the ECG persisted till the eighth morning. Then, to our astonishment, electrical activity returned about half an hour before the pit was scheduled to be opened. After some initial disturbance, a normal configuration appeared. Although some sinus tachycardia was still there, there was no other significant abnormality (Fig.1, strip D). The Yogi had informed us beforehand that he would begin to come out of his deep trance or suspended animation after nearly 7 days, much in the same way that a normal person wakes up after a few hours sleep.
When the pit was opened on the eighth day, the Yogi was found sitting in the same posture. One of us immediately went to examine him. He was in a stuporous condition and was very cold (oral temperaturewas 34.8°C). On being taken out of the pit he developed severe shivering and this persisted for nearly 2 hours. A 12-lead ECG repeated in the laboratory subsequently was again within normal limits (Fig.1, strip E).
The Yogi and his admirers felt more satisfied at his scientifically documented proof of a remarkable Yogic feat, while we were left rather perplexed and confused. We were expecting some bradycardia and possible sign of myocardia ischaemia, but contrary to this there was severe tachycardia followed by a complete disappearance of all complexes. Any instrumental failure was ruled out by thoroughly checking the machine and also by the spontaneous reappearance of the ECG on the last day. A disconnection of the leads by the Yogi, quite a likely explanation, ought to have given rise to a considerable electrical disturbance, but there was hardly any. Later on, we tried all sorts of manipulations with leads to stimulate what the Yogi could have done inside the pit (notwithstanding the total darkness and his ignorance of ECG technique), but in every case there was marked disturbance. Therefore, although it is obviously difficult to believe that the Yogi could have completely stopped his heart or decreased its electrical activity below a recordable level, we still had no satisfactory explanation for the ECG tracings before us.
Apart from this, the Yogi had of course endured total starvation, sensory deprivation, as well as the discomfort of a very humid, closed atmosphere for 8 days. We did not pay much attention to anoxia, thinking that sufficient ventilation could occur through the bare earth on the side of the pit. The loss of weight (4.5 kilograms) and other biochemical changes were essentially the same as can be expected in starvation under similar conditions. They certainly discount any remarkable depression of the metabolic rate.
The more optimistic amongst us considered this feat to be a marvellous extension of the “hypometabolic wakeful state of yogic meditation” as described by Wallace and co-workers, and the conditioned learning of autonomic responses in rats reported by DiCara. The sceptics, however, were inclined to take the whole thing as some cleverly disguised trick. But, for the present, we only want to put this interesting experiment on record just as an intriguing and inclusive attempt of a Yogi to demonstrate a voluntary control over his heart beat.:
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6:43 a.m.: President Obama will deliver a televised statement regarding the Oklahoma tornado at 10 a.m. ET.
6:28 a.m.: Pope Francis tweeted, “I am close to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado, especially those who lost young children. Join me in praying for them.”
“We’ve already reunited a few animals and animals with microchips have a very, very high percentage of being reunited with their families,” she said.
Exorcism is used in all religions.
Whether modern science believes in it or not,,Exorcism has cured many.
Science can deny this based on the success rate.
Can we apply the same Logic to Psychiatry ,especially treatment of Schizophrenia?
if people are cured only by faith in Exorcism, let it be.
“Cure” that is important.
At the same time,some cruel practices in the name of Exorcism has to be avoided y following the rituals correctly.
“Pope Francis approached the children with disabilities who attended the Mass. He put both his hands on top of the head of one of the children. According to a journalist of TV2000, a channel owned by the Italian Episcopal Conference, this gesture represents an act of exorcism. The network, who has a weekly programme called “Vade Retro,” questioned a few exorcists who confirmed his interpretation.
The images in the video show Pope Francis having a brief conversation with the priest who is standing behind the child, after which his expression changes and his hands cover the child’s head.
“The exorcists who have seen the images have no doubt: this was a liberation prayer from evil, or a real act of exorcism,” adds TV2000. Their next episode of “Vade Retro” will focus on Pope Francis’ battle against the Devil and its temptations.
More from AP:
VATICAN CITY — Is Pope Francis an exorcist?The question has been swirling ever since Francis laid his hands Sunday on the head of a young man after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square. The young man heaved deeply a half-dozen times, convulsed and shook, and then slumped in his wheelchair as Francis prayed over him.
The television station of the Italian bishops’ conference said it had surveyed exorcists, who agreed that Francis either performed an exorcism or a prayer to free the man from the devil.
The Vatican was more cautious Tuesday, saying Francis “didn’t intend to perform any exorcism. But as he often does for the sick or suffering, he simply intended to pray for someone.”
Fueling the speculation is Francis’ obsession with the devil, a frequent subject of his homilies..
In Catholic Christianity, exorcisms are performed in the name of Jesus Christ. A distinction is made between a formal exorcism, which can only be conducted by a priest during a baptism or with the permission of a Bishop, and “prayers of deliverance” which can be said by anyone.
The Catholic rite for a formal exorcism, called a “Major Exorcism”, is given in Section 13 of the Rituale Romanum. The Ritual lists guidelines for conducting an exorcism, and for determining when a formal exorcism is required. Priests are instructed to carefully determine that the nature of the affliction is not actually a psychological or physical illness before proceeding.
In Catholic practice the person performing the exorcism, known as an exorcist, is a consecrated priest. The exorcist recites prayers according to the rubrics of the rite, and may make use of religious materials such as icons and sacramentals. The exorcist invokes God, specifically the name of Jesus, and the Church Triumphant and Archangel Michael to intervene with the exorcism. According to Catholic understanding, several weekly exorcisms over many years are sometimes required to expel a deeply entrenched demon.
In general, possessed persons are not regarded as evil in themselves, nor wholly responsible for their actions. Therefore, practitioners regard exorcism as a cure and not some kind of punishment. The Catholic rite usually take this into account, ensuring that there is no violence to the possessed, only that they be tied down if deemed necessary for their own protection and that of the practitioner.
I read an interesting article,excerpts I am providing below.
Indian Philosophy states that the universe, let alone mind is ‘Leela’
According to Religious texts, As different from Philosophical Texts, th universe is God’s Leela or pastime ,play.
But the word ‘leela’ conveys more , that can not be expressed in English.
It is more than a pastime, though unintended as we can perceive.
The Sankhya Philosophy lists the two fundamental principles, Purusha and Prakriti.
The world of Names and Forms evolved out of the ‘sprasa matra’ by their ‘touching’ each other, here again ‘sparsa is more than touching.
As the root causes are Principles we can no bet attribute Motives, so in this sense ,Mind is either or neither intended or unintended.
The Non Dualism of Advaita states the whole world is not real, has only transitory existence and as such is both real and unreal, depends on one’s stand point.
So Mind is a Fluke and not a Fluke at the same time.
The term inevitability is purely subjective and it depends , again on one’s perception.
As for mind being nothing but a fluke of nature, well, that’s probably true, at least the human mind, since I don’t see our evolution as inevitable (it may have depended on mutations that are based on quantum effects).
Coyne doesn’t elaborate on what he means by the relation of the human mind’s evolution to “quantum effects,” but bringing quantum physics into the issue of the mind’s relation to matter, my question then becomes the following: Why start with the axiomatic assumption that matter is prior to mind and must be responsible for accidentally causing human consciousness? Doesn’t quantum physics (via Schrödinger’s famous kitty), imply that matter requires mind (an observer) for a particle to move from a possible state to an actual state–that matter is in some manner inextricably bound up with the mind?
For example, physicists Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, both at the University of California at Santa Cruz, call the mind’s relation to matter a “quantum enigma”—indeed, the central quantum enigma—and ask rhetorically in their book of the same title, the following:
[D]oes it not go without saying that there is a real world ‘out there,’ whether or not we look at it? (4)
But according to Rosenblum and Kuttner, quantum physics suggests that our intuitive ‘yes’ to that question may be spectacularly wrong. Likewise, I would suggest that the intuition among materialists that human minds and purposes must be generated by determinate matter first, and thus cannot really be necessary to matter or impact the direction of otherwise determinate particles, may also be spectacularly wrong.”
At the risk of being called unpatriotic, , while commenting on the beheading of Indian Soldiers by Pakistan,I remarked that though the attack by Pakistan was vile, India was/is not as pure as snow and if it were to be so, it had no business in the comity of nations
India too indulges in crossing the border.
As expected i received hate mails.
Well, truth is truth.
Now it transpires that India leads Cyber attacks on Pakistan to such an extent that it is called ‘India’s new Outsourcing Business!”
Nothing wrong, but India might stop whining when some one else does and handle it with appropriate response.
ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus firm, last week published a blog post detailingsuccessful Indian attempts to breach computers in Pakistan. Symantec, another anti-virus company, quickly followed suit with a post that said, among other things, that several online security companies had been keeping an eye on the intrusions. This morning, Norman, a Norwegian data security firm, and the Shadowserver Foundation, a voluntary organisation, released a lengthy report into what they are calling “Operation Hangover.”
The report confirms many of ESET’s findings, including the use of defense-related material as bait, Indian names within the code, and the relatively unsophisticated nature of the attacks in that they used only previously known vulnerabilities. It also identified some targets, including Telenor, a Norwegian telecom company with operations in India, and Bumi PLC, a mining firm. Other possible targets listed are academic institutions in China, individuals in Indian secessionist movements, British restaurants, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The list of targets is baffling in its diversity.
According to the report, the operation displays “evidence of professional project management,” with “multiple developers [who] are tasked with specific malware deliverances.” In other words, the managers of the project hired freelancers.
- Pakistan Organisations Targeted By Massive Indian Cyber Operation (techweekeurope.co.uk)
I recall a story we used to narrate when we were in college.
A man and his daughter were travelling abroad.
Before they boarded the flight, father told his daughter to leave her Diamond wrist watch at Home as it might be confiscated or taxed heavily on landing.
After landing , they came out of the terminal.
The girl took out the watch.
The father asked’ I did not see you wearing the watch, nor packing, nor were you caught.
How did you bring it in?
The girl replied.
Father exclaimed,’had I known, I would have brought your mother and a Wall Clock!”
I was reminded of this story when I read the following news.
A woman tried to walk out of a store with a 42-in television “hidden” between her legs. Not to anybody’s surprised, she was caught and subsequently arrested.
Police apprehended the woman, who was accompanied by her boyfriend, after walked unsteadily towards the exit of the shop in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.
The woman made it all the way to a nearby bus stop, but she was arrested on the bus after a suspicious store employee informed the police.
When confronted about the irregular shape under her skirt by the police, the Romanian woman told them she had “very strong thigh muscles.”
‘It is not unusual that thieves put bits and bobs under their skirts of large sweaters,’ said Tor Grøttom at Oslo police HQ.
‘We wondered at first if this was impossible but then we tried it at the station with female officers. It is hard – but not impossible.’
The woman, through the incident, has been nicknamed ‘Thunder Thighs’ by one Norwegian radio station, and the 31-year-old is still in custody being questioned about other thefts in Norway.’
Some shop ‘Lifting’ by Women.
Sreesanth has also been reported to have been in touch with a Bollywood casting director. His laptop and notebook points to his e-mail interactions with a suspected Bollywood casting director, who sent him pictures of models.
There was a new story yesterday on Headlines Today, 20 May 2013, that Sreesanth was making a Malayalam Film and was asked to select Models .
This could also be a reason for his interaction with women.
Let’s him the benefit of doubt, on this point.
But declaring ‘want as many women as possible?’
first and sought his help in luring Sreesanth,” an investigating officer said Sunday. “Jiju was made to call and tell him to come to the Trident, so he could be introduced to a female friend.” Minutes later, Sreesanth arrived at the Trident with a “woman on his arm”.Police also said that when Jiju called him, Sreesanth told him he was “resting at home”.
But it turned out he had been at the InterContinental Hotel with his “girlfriend”.
As the police moved in on him, an enraged Sreesanth warned them “not to touch” him….
There is a story about Robert Ingersoll, the Atheist.
When Ingersoll was in his death-bed, he asked for a Priest.
A Priest was brought in.
Ingersoll asked him,
‘Father, I have been denying God in my Life,
Will God punish me?’
The priest replied ,
‘Son, God is not Ingersoll’
I was reminded of this when I read a news item that the skeptic, Forrest J Ackerman, who is dead is reported communicating with people after he was dead!
Skeptics, Agnostics, Atheists are all pious and Devout in private.
here the man seems to go one step higher, after he is dead!
Ackerman, who passed away in 2008, is a legend in the sci-fi community, for, among other things, coining the phrase “sci-fi.” Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Peter Jackson were among the avid readers of his influential Famous Monsters Of Filmland magazine. He was also co-creator of the popular comic book superheroine Vampirella.
Ackerman was a skeptic in the supernatural. But now, some of his followers believe this dead man is trying to make contact with them.
It all started shortly after his death, when an odd ink blot mysteriously appeared on a sheet of paper at the home of his friend, filmmaker Paul Davids.
Davids had printed out the paper that included a list of business meetings. The ink on the paper was completely dry as he left the room. When he returned, he discovered a black ink blot had somehow covered a group of words, “Spoke to Joe Amodei.”
“I had no idea why these particular words were blacked out,” Davids told The Huffington Post. “It made no sense to me until later, when I was researching Forry’s editorial style and I found lots of examples of where he blacked out words so completely. I have found 15 examples of where Forry found a name within a name or a word within a word as being a hidden word to make a pun or a point out of it.”
Davids believes this was the first in a series of unexplained instances where Ackerman was trying to communicate with him. He eventually involved several university scientists to try to explain these phenomena explored in “The Life After Death Project,” a documentary that premiered this week on the Syfy channel.
Some might claim Davids’ work is more akin to the Syfy channel’s fantasy-based programming, perhaps during hour 72 of a “Twilight Zone” marathon. But Davids is dead serious.
“I first met Forry in 1964 and we were friends for more than 40 years,” said Davids, producer-director of “The Life After Death Project.”
Successive Lankan Governments have used the Tamil Card to gain power and used terror against the Tamils to sustain their power.
Excerpts from different sources to get a fair view.
Stephen Senenayake was the first Prime Minister of Ceylon, when Ceylon became independent on 4 February 1948. The first Act he introduced in the parliament was the Ceylon Citizen Bill on 15 September 1948, that effectively disenfranchised the Indian Tamils. The Indian Tamils are also known as Hill Country Tamils, Up-country Tamils or simply Indian Tamils.
The are descended from workers sent from South India to Sri Lanka in the 19th and 20th centuries to work in coffee, tea and rubber plantations. Some became merchants and others service providers in the towns. These Tamil-speakers mostly live in the central highlands and also major urban areas and in the Northern province.
To create the plantation industry they toiled through the malaria infested jungle. In the whole process a good percentage of them died. The plantation sector economy brought prosperity to Sri Lanka but socially and economically their standard of living is below that of the national average. These people are now disfranchised That is justice in Sri Lanka.
D.S Senanayake was respected by Sinhalese and some Muslims. However, Tamils were not happy with his citizenship laws, which disenfranchised virtually all Tamils of recent Indian origin living in the central highlands. He set in motion the first ethnic cleansing, which was followed by all Sinhalese leaders thereafter.
Another Sinhalese leader, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaikeorganised the Sinhala Maha Sabha in 1936. In 1946 he backed the United National Party (UNP) and held ministerial posts from 1947 to 1951. In 1951, Bandaranaike led his Sinhala Maha Sabha faction out of the UNP and established the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Bandaranaike became prime minister after winning the 1956 elections in a landslide merely by emphasising on the language issue. He made Sinhala the official language of the country, downgrading the official status of Tamil andEnglish and promoting socialist, anti-Western policies that profoundly changed the course of Ceylonese politics in the following decades.
His policies galvanised the Tamils, and under the leadership of Thanthai Chelvanayagam, peaceful demonstrations were held. These were brutally suppressed by the Sinhalese thugs and police. Then followed a series of riots, the first of which was in 1956. This was the beginning of the present ethnic problem. This was the beginning of the second ethnic cleansing; the driving out of the Sri Lankan Tamils, who were in Sri Lanka for more than 2,000 years, so that the entire island would become a Sinhala Buddhist country….
The act was strongly opposed by certain sections of the Sinhalese community led by Jeyawardene, and was eventually torn up by Prime Minister Bandaranaike in May 1958. The abandonment of the pact led to tensions between the two communities, resulting in a series of outbreaks of ethnic violence in the country which eventually spiralled into the 26 year Sri Lankan Civil War. Prime Minister Bandaranaike’s later attempts to pass legislation, similar to the agreement, was met by strong opposition, and led to his assassination by a Buddhist monk in 1959.
After his death his wife, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, took over the government. The most important thing she did was to find a solution to the festering problem of the Indian Tamils.
When Sri Lanka disfranchised the Indian Tamils the government of India had made it clear to Sri Lanka that it would not accept responsibility for those Indians whose applications for citizenship were rejected by the Sri Lanka. Discussions between the two governments continued, and in October 1964 agreement was reached between Sirima Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, and Lal Bhadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India, called the “Sirima Shastri Pact” in 1964
The ideology of the Sri Lankan regime uses a mythologised history drawing from religious texts to assert that the whole of the island has been Sinhala and Buddhist by divine sanction for 2500 years — since being visited by Buddha.
While it is true that Sinhala Buddhist societies have existed in Sri Lanka for over two millenia, the Tamil presence also dates from antiquity. While the Sinhala-chauvinist official history maintains that the Tamils were later invaders, this is not at all clear from the actual historical and archaelogical record.
What is clear is that for centuries Tamil and Sinhala kingdoms coexisted on the island. When Portuguese traders visited the island in 1505 there was a northern Tamil kingdom and two Sinhala kingdoms.
By 1619, the Portuguese had changed from traders to colonialists and began overthrowing the indigenous kingdoms, bringing in three centuries of European rule, which created an economy based on plantation monoculture for export and a single state covering the island. The plantation economy and unitary state are at the centre of the current conflict.
The Sinhala-chauvinist ideology is modern, originating in the late 19th century amongst Buddhist monks who were anxious to defend their theocratic privileges from British encroachment. In the 20th century, nationalist and socialist groups developed that were secular and multinational in character.
However, when the British granted independence in 1948, politicians used populist appeals to Sinhala chauvinism to distract from their inability to satisfy popular expectations.
Immediately after independence, a million Tamil plantation workers lost their citizenship and right to vote. A majority of these stateless Tamils were deported in the 1960s and ’70s.
In the lead-up to the 1956 elections, the Buddhist clergy launched a racist anti-Tamil movement that culminated in the first pogrom against Tamils. It also proved that the clergy could swing elections and secured their position in the political elite.
Following the 1956 elections, laws were enacted making Sinhala the only official language. This excluded most Tamils from public sector employment.
A number of Tamil political parties contested elections on a platform of equal rights. Their inability to prevent further discrimination created sentiment for Tamil independence. By 1980 the Tamil United Liberation Front, that called for self-determination, had become the largest opposition party in the Sri Lankan parliament.
The 1983 pogrom, which took 3000 lives and caused 150,000 Tamils to flee abroad, became the watershed that caused a majority of Sri Lankan Tamils to support the armed struggle for independence by the LTTE, waged since the 1970s.
The SLA’s war against the Tamil population has involved some of the world’s worst war crimes. Civilians have been targetted: orphanages and hospitals have been regularly bombed. Starvation sieges have been imposed, including after the December 26, 2004 tsunami.
Torture, rape and random killings have been perpetrated by the military and pro-government paramilitaries.
Underpinning this war has been Western military aid and political support. This reflects Sri Lanka’s strategic significance, but also that the military, political and theocratic elites that rule Sri Lanka maintain Western domination of the economy that still follows the colonial export-oriented model.
The major suppliers of arms are the US and Israel. Israel provides Kfir jets and illegal cluster munitions and the Israeli secret police, Mossad, train Sri Lankan special forces and paramilitary death squads.
The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka: The Global Failure to Protect Tamil Rights …
By Francis A. Boyle
Refer Google books for More.
Pains in the Joints,Knee,Wrists,Back is unbearable.
If there is inflammation or Swelling it all the more painful.
Taking pain killers may resolve the problem momentarily and as the pain persists, the present Dosage of the tablets has to be increased.
This is not good for health
1.Keep the affected part (if it is wrist,Fingers or Feet) in bearably Hot water and message for about fifteen minutes.
For Knee, Back, or the other parts of the Body where you can not immerse them in water and message, take a Towel which is neither too thin not thick, soak in Hot Water,wring the water slightly, and apply it to the affected part.
Take two teaspoons of regular Salt(not powdered) , make a small bundle of it in a medium cloth pieces
Take two teaspoonful of Gingelly Oil, heat it till it smokes and dip the Salt bundle and take out,
Drain slightly (Oil)not fully.
Apply this salt bundle to the affected part for about ten minutes.
If it is an open would add turmeric to the Oil before heating and use the same process.
Knee /Joint pain.
Take about ten Garlic Leaves, saute them in Castor oil and apply this as a bandage, (drain the Oil slightly).
For more information ,please refer under ‘health”
Now there is another controversy raging on this subject.
1.A cloth with Bloodstains and body image was found and it was belived to be the cloth that was used to wrap the body of Jesus christ before he was resurrected.
2.It was Carbon Dated by three scientists ,independent of each other.
3.It was proved to belong to belong to the 13th century.
4.It was later analysed for DNA and found that it was used to wrap the body of a man afflicted with leprosy.
The present controversy is,
1.The Shroud of Turin, historically speaking surfaced in the 13th century AD.
Earlier it was in Byzantine Empire.
It was called the Edessa Cloth and was in Constantinople for three hundred years, which then puts it date around 100 AD.
Now ,it the Shroud was forged, the Forger had to use advanced technologies not known to Man then, either in the 13th century or in the 10th Century.
To explain, the image was found to be impressions on the Cloth and did not contain any brush strokes.
If it is a Forgery the forger would have had to have the Blood stains first and draw the image later;this is not possible without advanced technology which was not available till the later part of the 19th century.
2.The depiction of Crucifixion in the 13th century shows Crucifixion as having been done with the palms being nailed, while the fact is that the wrists were nailed.
Crucifying by the palm would not have supported the body weight.
So, this is anachronism if the Shroud had been prepared in the 13th century.
3.Carbon dating could have been incorrect because of the Bacteria that grow on the Cloth, which might affect the Date.
Scholar Raymond Rogers, who was a director of the Shroud of Turin Research Project,  argued in the scientific journal Thermochimica Acta that: “The fact that vanillin cannot be detected in the lignin on shroud fibers, Dead Sea scrolls linen, and other very old linens indicate that the shroud is quite old. A determination of the kinetics of vanillin loss suggest the shroud is between 1300- and 3000-years old. Even allowing for errors in the measurements and assumptions about storage conditions, the cloth is unlikely to be as young as 840 years”.
It has however been stated that Roger’s vanillin-dating process is untested, and the validity thereof is suspect. The deterioration of vanillin is heavily influenced by the temperature of its environment – heat strips away vanillin rapidly – and the shroud has been subjected to temperatures high enough to melt silver and scorch the cloth. Rogers’ analysis is also questioned by skeptics such as Joe Nickell, himself a non-scientist, who reasons that the conclusions of the author, Raymond Rogers, result from “starting with the desired conclusion and working backward to the evidence”.
The sample was contaminated
In 1993 Dr. Leoncio A. Garza-Valdes discovered the presence of polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA)-producing bacteria Leobacillus rubrus on Shroud’s fabric and confirmed their presence on three Egyptian mummies. According to Garza-Valdes, “the scientists that carried out the radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin in 1988, were not aware of the presence of this unsuspected contaminant (natural plastic coating)”. Garza-Valdes outlines further, that while studying thin sections from the Shroud fibers it was found that “more than 60% of the fibers’ area is bioplastic“.Pictorial evidence dating from c. 1690 and 1842 indicates that the corner used for the dating and several similar evenly spaced areas along one edge of the cloth were handled each time the cloth was displayed, the traditional method being for it to be held suspended by a row of five bishops. Wilson and others contend that repeated handling of this kind greatly increased the likelihood of contamination by bacteria and bacterial residue compared to the newly discovered archaeological specimens for which carbon-14 dating was developed. Bacteria and associated residue (bacteria by-products and dead bacteria) carry additional carbon-14 that would skew the radiocarbon date toward the present.
In 1994, J. A. Christen applied a strong statistical test to the radiocarbon data and concludes that the given age for the shroud is, from a statistical point of view, correct.
However critics claim to have identified statistical errors in the conclusions published in Nature: including: the actual standard deviation for the Tucson study was 17 years, not 31, as published; the chi-square distribution value is 8.6 rather than 6.4, and the relative significance level (which measures the reliability of the results) is close to 1% – rather than the published 5%, which is the minimum acceptable threshold. None of these errors would however produce an altered dating supportive of a 1st Century manufacture.
In 2008 the director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Christopher Ramsey, told the BBC that “With the radiocarbon measurements and with all of the other evidence which we have about the Shroud, there does seem to be a conflict in the interpretation of the different evidence”. Ramsey has stressed that he would be surprised if the 1988 tests were shown to be far off, let alone “a thousand years wrong”, but said that he would keep an open mind.
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ(as)
With the arms outstretched, the wrists were nailed to the cross. It has been shown that the ligaments and bones of the wrist can support the weight of the body but the palms cannot.[8,11,16,17] The nail in the wrist might pass between the bony elements and thereby produce no fractures, the likelihood of painful periosteal injury, i.e. injury to the outer layers of bones, which are rich in nerves and hence very sensitive to pain, wound seem great.[7,8,16] (see image below).
- The Bible Christ Shroud Of Turin, Myths (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
Based on the basic definition of Yoga that ‘Yoga is cessation of the Modification of Chththa,there are two levels of Samadhi.
One where one goes beyond the Objects and the impressions of them(Samprajnata samadhi) and one where the Objects disappear and only the impressions remain(asamprajnata or non-distinguished) asamprajnata or non-distinguished .
The process is scientific.
In our daily Life, we have too many objects assail our senses.
We chose a particular Object to focus and stay focused on.
This, the Modern Psychology describes as ‘Span of Attention’
In this way we concentrate on one object to get information.
From a myriad of objects, to in the effort to attain the level of removing all impressions, one must first reduce the number of objects being focused.
The Nature of Mind is to run after many objects at the same time.
In Hinduism , to bring the Mind under control, many Gods are worshiped, with name and Form-initial stage.(Pluralism)
Then monotheism or the fixing of Mind on one God, with Name and Form is practiced.
This level is elevated into cessation of all modifications of Chitha by contemplating on the Non Duality of Reality(Advaita)
This is the reason why Hinduism has Gods, that too many.
For more information please read my post ‘God has Names and Forms. Yes and No”
This is the reason why we have three versions of the Mahavakyas,
Pragjanam Brahma and
The three principal perspectives of Reality,
Advaita(Non Dualism of Shankaracharya)
Visishtadwaita ( Qualified non-dualism of Ramanujacharaya) and
Dwaita(Dualism of Madhvacharaya)
The three are not different from each other but present different perspectives in the evolution of Mind Consciousness.
viramapratyayabhyasapoorvah sanskarashesho anyah
virama = complete cessation;
pratyaya = firmly convinced;
abhyasa poorvah = by the practice;
samskaraseshah = having only impressions remain;
anyah = the other;
By firmly convinced practice of the complete cessation of the mental modifications, the impressions only remain. This is the other samadhi [asamprajnata or non-distinguished].
Then money changes hands based on the outcome of the match.
This is not legalized.
The primary mover of the system, usually the Underworld,operates through persons who accept the bets called ‘Bookies‘
They get in touch with the players, offer them money and induce them to throw away the match,either by tactics or selection of players.
Apart from this,there is another system which is called ‘spot fixing‘
- What is spot-fixing? Spot fixing is about getting players/officials to act in a specified predefined manner at a particular time or during a particular session of a match, with or without adversely affecting the overall outcome of the game. It is also known as micro-fixing or fancy-fixing.
- What kinds of events does spot-fixing target?Anything from the ordinary to the bizarre can be the focus of spot-fixing. Who will win the toss, which umpire will stand at which end of the wicket, how many players will be wearing sunglasses, how many times the wicketkeeper will take the bails off in an innings, which bowler will come on first change, when the new ball will be taken. All of these and any number of other similar (and at times very silly) aspects can become the subject matter of both legal and illegal bets. If a fixer has prior information relating to a predetermined occurrence during a specific period or session of a match, he can make a killing and happily share a part of the booty with the player/official who is his accomplice.
- What is session betting? Each innings of 50 overs in an ODI is divided into three sessions of 15, 15 and 20 overs each. For each session, bets are accepted on permutations and combinations involving runs scored and wickets taken, and more marginal aspects along the lines of those mentioned above, such as, for instance, how many wide balls will be bowled in a particular session. In recent times both legal and illegal bookkeepers have started offering odds on session betting. Thus the number of options for betting in a six-session ODI are multiplied many times – as opposed to just betting on the outcomes at the end of the match.
- What kind of inside information do bookies look for to help with spot-fixing? Bookies and punters are always looking for inside information, especially information emanating from dressing rooms: the condition of the pitch, the team composition, who will open the batting, injuries – anything that may impact a specific session of the match or events within, or the final outcome. The players in their innocence or ignorance, or in connivance, may share such inside information.”
List of Banned Players for fixing the Matches.
- How IPL 6 Match Was Fixed Sreesanth,Chandlia Video (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
I have been feeling that, ever since the IPL6 betting story broke out with the arrest of Srresanth, Chandila and Chavan , the BCCI’s and the official broadcaster, Set Max, muted and in cases where there was a discussion it appeared as though it was a reluctant one.
This could not have been only due to the official coyness resulting from the fact that the’ enquiry was in progress’ line’.
I found some one who has similar suspicions.
It is curious to note the difference in speaking about the accused, including Sreesanth , for their role in the IPL6 match fixing.
Compare this with the earlier Cricket match fixing cases, say , the one involving Azharuddin and in another case of the Pakistani Cricketers.
This deafening silence is not limited to only BCCI.
What about the ICC?
Now news comes out that the Dawood Ibrahim’s group might have terrorized the cricketer into participating in the match fixing! The IPL spot-fixing controversy acquired a sinister edge on Saturday. Delhi Police sleuths investigating the crime said that D Company mobsters controlling the illegal betting operations were desperate to involve other young IPL players to join the spot-fixing racket.
According to transcripts of recorded phone conversations between bookies and gangsters, the criminals instructed bookies to threaten some young players with dire consequences if they refused to cooperate.”
Is this a trial run to exonerate the accused, step by step?
There is another track where Chhota Shakeel divulging that Dawood Ibrahim’is ‘not interested and never involved in cricket gambling”(!?)
There is also a report that Dawood Ibrahim gang has collected Rs 1200 crores from IPL 6 match fixing, so far!(jaimaharastra news)
First Ramiz Raja asked Rahul Dravid, the Royals captain, about the “tough couple of days”. Then, toss done and lost, Dravid is asked the same question by Alistair Campbell. Same answer – It’s been tough for everyone who follows the game. One does not expect, on the official channel, a full-fledged discussion on spot-fixing but to avoid the issue altogether is a blinkered policy that works only in societies where despotic regimes have cut off all access to the outside world. It merely confirms, for the critics, the impression that the IPL – or, at least, its coverage on the official channel – is less about the cricket and more about the entertainment…. t was like watching two parallel universes: one, in which the crisis was being discussed threadbare, with all its implications and interpretations, and another in which the crisis didn’t exist. (There was a third universe – the spectators in the Hyderabad stadium who, as our reporter Abhishek Purohit wrote, knew the facts but didn’t really care.).. Contrast this with ITV’s coverage of the IPL in the UK; there was a frank and free discussion on Thursday, the day the story broke, with the participants – including Aakash Chopra – at liberty to discuss the story after a briefing by lawyers…
- IPL spot-fixing: The D-gang connection (ndtv.com)
Nothing to comment excepting it is fun.
Sreesanth,Chandila ,Chavan and eleven bookies were arrested for spot-fining the IPL 6 Matches yesterday.
Following a tip-off that the Dawood Ibrahim gang was involved in Cricket T20 IPL 6, the Police started investigations from April first week.
The Police inform that they had taped conversations of the accused with them.
Excerpts of the tapped conversations.
Here are excerpts of taped conversations allegedly between bookies and the players released by the Delhi Police today.
The conversations reveal that,
“The conversations reveal that two bookies, Manan and Chand, “arranged” women for Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila on at least three occasions, Indian Express reported.
The conversations have references to the times of despatch and arrival of the women, police officers said.
A third player, also of the Rajasthan Royals, too accepted the services of escorts provided by the bookies, the transcripts reveal. But this player was apparently not involved in spot-fixing.
Biju alias Jiju, the alleged go-between for Sreesanth, also availed of the escorts’ services, the report said.”(IndiaTV News)
Chandila: Yes, tell me brother. Let me go. I will give the signal. Let the first over go. I will see.
Amit: Do the first over with confidence and with same confidence do the second over for us.
Chandila: Ok, Ok. I will do.
Amit: What will be your signal?
Chandila: I will pull my both T-shirts up and down and will then look up before starting the over.
In this over, Chandila, however, forgot to give the signal but allegedly gave away 14 runs as promised.
Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar told reporters: “This led to a lot of arguments and demand for return of money (Rs. 20 lakh) advanced to him. Another Rs. 20 lakh was to be given after the match. Chandila had to return the money.”
The second conversation was allegedly between Sreesanth’s close friend Jiju Janardhan, who has played in the same club as the Kerala pacer, and a bookie named Chand before a May 9 match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. It was allegedly decided that Sreesanth would give away at least 14 runs in the second over he bowled.
Chand: What will be the signal?
Jiju: I have told him. He will not do anything which is unusual. He will tuck in a towel before bowling the second over.
Chand: Brother please advise him to give us some time before starting the over as we can start our booking.
The third conversation was allegedly between players Chandila and Ankeet Chavan before yesterday’s match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Chandila was not playing and allegedly “motivated” Chavan convincing him to give at least 13 runs in his second over.
Chavan: I am outside.
Chandila: Ok. Should I say yes?
Chavan: Yes, but how much?
Chandila: They are saying 12.
Chavan: No, I don’t think that’s possible. It will be too much.
Chandila: I have given them assurance. It will be done. Should I say yes?
Chavan: Ok. say yes.
Chandila: I have told them 60 (lakh) for one over.
Chavan: Yes Ok. I will move my wrist band as an indication. Rest we will talk on BBM.
Police said that in a later call, it was decided that Chavan will give away 14 or more runs whenever he bowls his second over.
- How IPL 6 Match Was Fixed Sreesanth,Chandlia Video (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
I posted on GM and Monsanto on the havoc it creats on the ecosystem and our Health.
I found a report on GMO.
I have also found an article, which tries to debunk the Report(I am confused by the article as to whether it is for or against GMO!)
Following are the Excerpts.
I am of the opinion that GM products are an aberration of Science.because it is untested and has no concern for anyone except for profits.
However, a large and growing body of scientific and other authoritative evidence shows that these claims are not true. On the contrary, evidence presented in this report indicates that GM crops:
- Are laboratory-made, using technology that is totally different from natural breeding methods, and pose different risks from non-GM crops
- Can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts
- Are not adequately regulated to ensure safety
- Do not increase yield potential
- Do not reduce pesticide use but increase it
- Create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds”, compromised soil quality, and increased disease susceptibility in crops
- Have mixed economic effects
- Harm soil quality, disrupt ecosystems, and reduce biodiversity
- Do not offer effective solutions to climate change
- Are as energy-hungry as any other chemically-farmed crops
- Cannot solve the problem of world hunger but distract from its real causes – poverty, lack of access to food and, increasingly, lack of access to land to grow it on.
Based on the evidence presented in this report, there is no need to take risks with GM crops when effective, readily available, and sustainable solutions to the problems that GM technology is claimed to address already exist. Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.
Download a PDF of the full GMO Myths and Truths report
The other Story:
For example, the indefatigable blogger known as Orac (he is a medical doctor and cancer researcher) regularly debunks proponents of alternative medicine and leaders of the anti-vaccine movement. Numerous science writers have been similarly dogged, such as Emily Willingham and Seth Mnookin, author of the acclaimed book, The Panic Virus.
In contrast, the highly charged issue of genetically modified foods doesn’t receive the same level of attention from the science blogosphere and mainstream media. This puzzles me. (A notable exception did occur recently when anti-GMO campaigners threatened to destroy field research in the UK. Many science journalists and bloggers–mostly in the UK–leapt into the fray and defended the besieged plant scientists.) Last week, for instance, Iwondered why a recent study that demonstrated environmental benefits of GMOs didn’t get more press.
In fact, some of the supposedly pro-science media (at least when it comes to climate change) on the progressive political spectrum , such as the environmental website Grist, have often published dubious coverage of GMOs. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to see this well-reported piecejust appear at the Mother Jones site. So did a number of commenters, one who wrote:..
Thanks for an article that talks about science and not the gm scaremongering that we see most of the time on MJ (my only pet peeve about Mother Jones).
That scaremongering–which is a staple at Grist–evidently flows from A) numerous misconceptions about biotechnology in general; B) anti-corporatist sentiments; and C) a litany of unfounded health and environmental concerns.
It so happens that the worst offenders of GMO alarmism and misinformation are environmental groups, such as Greenpeace and the Union of Concerned Scientists. No, wait, I take that back. The absolute worst purveyors of falsehoods about GMOs are the same folks who preach against vaccines and tout all manner of unproven alternative health remedies. People like self-appointed health guru Joseph Mercola whose popular website is a “horrible chimera of tabloid journalism” and “uncommonly efficient at spreading misinformation,” according to the the Science-Based Medicine blog.
What underlies the propaganda that Mercola (and those like him) disseminate about autism, vaccines, cancer, GMOs, etc., is a “natural health” philosophy. A similar in-harmony-with-nature mindset explains much of the environmentalist squeamishness towards genetically modified foods. Greenpeace, for instance, warns that GMOs
can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organisms, thereby contaminating non ‘GE’ environments and future generations in an unforeseeable and uncontrollable way.
In truth, the uncontrollable spread of disinformation about GMOs is what’s really contaminating the environment. The latest, most egregious example is a report with an Orwellian title, “GMO Myths and Truths” that purports to be science-based. It was done by a UK-based nonprofit group called Earth Open Source, which
challenges the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture on the grounds of the scientifically proven hazards that they pose to health and the environment and on the grounds of the negative social and economic impacts of these technologies.”
Genetically Modified Foods has been suspected of being hazardous to health.
There has been wide spread agitation on the introduction of BT Brinjal in India.
There seems to be undue haste in promoting BT Brinjals in India,whenMonsanto has already ruined our Agriculturists.
The side effects of BT on soil and the health of humans are yet to be fully studied.
Karnataka is Right
Research Study by PEW Research Center has revealed some interesting facts.
1.Christianity has ‘width , not depth in distribution’
I am using Corporate jargon as Christianity of the day is run like a Corporate.
A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread – so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.
A century ago, this was not the case. In 1910, about two-thirds of the world’s Christians lived in Europe, where the bulk of Christians had been for a millennium, according to historical estimates by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.2 Today, only about a quarter of all Christians live in Europe (26%). A plurality – more than a third – now are in the Americas (37%). About one in every four Christians lives in sub-Saharan Africa (24%), and about one-in-eight is found in Asia and the Pacific (13%)…
2.Regional Distribution of Christians.
The number of Christians around the world has nearly quadrupled in the last 100 years, from about 600 million in 1910 to more than 2 billion in 2010. But the world’s overall population also has risen rapidly, from an estimated 1.8 billion in 1910 to 6.9 billion in 2010. As a result, Christians make up about the same portion of the world’s population today (32%) as they did a century ago (35%).
About half of all Christians worldwide are Catholic (50%), while more than a third are Protestant (37%). Orthodox communions comprise 12% of the world’s Christians. Other Christian groups, which make up the remaining 1%, include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christian Science Church.
he Catholic Church includes the international body of churches in full communion with the bishop of Rome, the pope. These churches include the Western (or Latin) church and 22 Eastern Catholic churches.1 Each of these churches has a distinct hierarchy and traditional liturgy, prayers and religious observances. The Western (Latin) church is the largest of these autonomous churches. Among the major branches of the Eastern churches are the Alexandrian, Antiochene, Armenian, Byzantine and Chaldean.2
Catholicism, taken as a whole, is the world’s largest Christian tradition. The Catholic Church teaches that its bishops are the successors of Christ’s apostles and that the pope, as the successor to St. Peter, possesses a unique authority in the church.3 Catholic doctrine maintains that the church is infallible in its dogmatic teaching on matters of faith and morals.4 Catholic worship is centered on the Eucharist, in which, according to the church’s teaching, the bread and wine are supernaturally transformed into the body and blood of Christ. 5
Protestants are broadly defined in this report to include three groups.6 The first group is made up of historic Protestants who belong to churches originating (or reformulated) at the time of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation in Europe, as well as other denominations that came later, such as Methodists. The Protestant Reformation was led by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other theologians who “protested” the doctrines, rituals and ecclesiastical structure of the Catholic Church, leading to the creation of new national churches. The doctrines of the various Protestant denominations vary, but most include belief in grace through faith alone (known as sola fide or “by faith alone”), belief in the Bible as the ultimate authority in matters of faith and order (known as sola scriptura or “by scripture alone”) and belief in the priesthood of all believers.7
Anglicans are the second group of Christians categorized in this report under the broad banner of Protestantism. This category refers to Christians who belong to churches with historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs, worship styles and church structures. The great majority of Anglicans are members of churches that are part of the international Anglican Communion, which recognizes the archbishop of Canterbury as its “Focus for Unity.”8 The Church of England emerged as a distinct Western Christian ecclesial tradition in the early 16th century, when King Henry VIII declared his supremacy over the English church and its independence from papal authority.9
The third group broadly defined as Protestants in this report is independent Christians. Independent Christians have developed ecclesial structures, beliefs and practices that are claimed to be independent of historic, organized Christianity.10 Independent Christians include denominations in sub-Saharan Africa that identify as independent from historically Protestant denominations, churches in China that are not affiliated with official religious associations and nondenominational churches in the United States.
Regional Distribution of Christians.
According to a Pew Forum analysis of estimates from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, there are about 279 million pentecostal Christians and 305 million charismatic Christians in the world. (For definitions, see Defining Christian Movements.) This means that, according to this analysis, pentecostal and charismatic Christians together make up about 27% of all Christians and more than 8% of the world’s total population.15 (As noted in the Executive Summary, these estimates are based primarily on numbers provided by Christian organizations and are derived differently from the other figures in this study, which are based mainly on censuses and surveys.
I chanced upon an article which was interesting and I am sharing it here.
It states that,
Yet when we consider that, historically, geographically, and, most importantly, theologically, Islam is remarkably continuous with both Judaism and Christianity, we should see that this is a question that must be raised. After all, Jews, Christians, and Muslims are of one mind in affirming the divine origins of the Hebrew Scriptures, monotheism, the personal nature of God, God’s justice and compassion, the creation of the world, the orderliness and goodness of the world, and the irreducible individuality of the human person.
Despite these fundamental similarities, it is the followers of Islam alone that have never stopped slaughtering in the name of their God. Why?..
‘As some critics have plausibly argued, monotheism, being a sort of one size-fits-all concept, expresses a moral universalism that, like all such universalisms, can and has bred arrogance and intolerance in those who endorse it. Judaism and Christianity, however, have tempered this vision. Islam, though, has not. In fact, it is precisely in the Muslim’s objections to Judaism and Christianity that this becomes most clear.
From the Muslim’s perspective, neither Judaism nor Christianity is truly monotheistic. Judaism has always revolved around the historically andculturally-specific experiences of a particular people—i.e. “the Chosen People,” the Jews. And Christianity, with its doctrines of the Blessed Trinity (God is Three Persons in One) and the Incarnation (God entered the flux of history by becoming a man in Christ), compromises monotheism even further.’
Judaism Christianity and Islam share common geographical location and legends.
Spanish Inquisitions, Bloody Mary,Crusades are some examples of Tolerance.
Then came and it still exists, carrots, in the form of Money,free Education, Vatican Budget for conversion.
Christianity has ‘mellowed’ because it has found a better tool for conversion, persuasion, and the use of Money, both to individuals and Government.
Islam has not learnt it or refuses to learn this from Christianity.
Pot calling the kettle black?
As to Monotheism, where is it in Christianity except in few references in The Bible, there too you would find the father being mentioned apologetically.
Curiously the author has rolled father, Son and the Holy Spirit into One!
Compared to it, Islam is Monotheistic , if not Monistic.
“The Bible is a historical narrative. It is this narrative framework that constrains the range of interpretations that the text lends. It is the Bible’s sequential ordering of events, its meticulous attention to details, to context, that informs its message regarding the One, True God.’
The Bible was prepared edited and published by Constantine ,period.(see my posts on this)
The Koran has no narrative. Rather, it is essentially a collection of divinely issued moral precepts that, devoid as they are of context, are meant to pertain to all peoples—everywhere. In ignoring the context of its emergence and development, Islam also neglects the contexts of those upon whom it seeks to impose itself.
This explains why Islam has not, cannot, assimilate to any institutional arrangements that allow a separation of some sort or other between the eternal and temporal spheres. It is this that accounts for why Islam appears incapable of co-existing for long with any and all potential competitors.
Christianity was institutionalized by Constantine and we know what the Church has done or is doing, including keeping mum during the holocaust.
When a religion is institutionalized it ceases to be free and religion loses its moral force.
And finally is Christianity tolerant?
Source for discussion.
They were arrested.
Eleven bookies and their assistants were also arrested, said the police.
“The investigation started after we got information that [the] Mumbai underworld was indulging in match and spot fixing,” said Commissioner Kumar. “Special cell teams were present in all the matches but we cannot say with certainty that more players or teams are not involved in match or spot-fixing. Sreesanth was arrested from Carter Road, Mumbai. One of the bookies, Jiju Janardhanan, is a very close friend of Sreesanth. More arrests will take place.”..
As revealed by the police with telephonic and video evidence from live matches, the modus was that in particular the concerned cricketer was to guarantee that he would bowl a minimum number of runs in a specific over. Through a series of non-verbal cues in the form of on-field movements, such as stretching, moving of jewellery and a wrist watch or the tucking of a towel into the trousers, the cricketers would signal to the bookies that this was the over in which they would follow the agreed plan.
The three matches on which the police focused all involved Rajasthan: against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on May 9, against Pune Warriors in Jaipur on May and against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on May 15.
Per the evidence, in the match between Rajasthan and Pune Warriors at Jaipur on May 5, the offspinner Chandila had agreed to give away 14 runs off his bowling in one over but forgot to give the signal to the bookies. In the concerned over, Chandila began with a wide down the leg side and then, with fine leg up in the circle, drifted the second ball way down the Robin Uthappa‘s pads and was swept away. The third ball was on the stumps but short in length and Uthappa cut it away to the point boundary. A dot and a single followed and the last ball was full on Aaron Finch’s pads. Again, with fine leg up, that was easy fodder for the batsman to sweep a boundary.
According to DCP Yadav, there had been a conversation between Chandila and a bookie by the name of Amit. “He [Chandila] was told to bowl the first over with lot of confidence and with the same confidence bowl for us in the next over. The player agreed to it. The bookie asked: ‘What indication would you give?] and Chandila said ‘I will lift my T-shirt before the over starts. After that I will look up and then start bowling.’ Ajit forgot to give this indication,” said Yadav.
As arranged, Chandila had conceded 14 runs. But according to the police, the fact that Chandila had not signaled that this was the over to bet on left the bookies incensed and a heated argument ensued between both parties after the match.
According to the police, in the match between Rajasthan and Punjab, Sreesanth had taken Rs 40 lakhs to give at least 13 runs in one over. In video footage of the match shown on a big screen to the media, the Delhi Police highlighted both of Sreesanth’s overs in that May 9 match in which they identified an alleged pattern of spot-fixing.
“It was decided that Sreesanth would put a towel in his trouser before bowling the second over of his spell and also give enough time to bookies to indulge in heavy betting. As decided, Sreesanth bowled the first over without wearing the towel. In the second over he put the towel in his trousers and in order to give enough time to his bookies he did some warming-up, some stretching exercises and then went on to give 13 runs,” said Commissioner Kumar to the media.
On the day, Sreesanth had bowled his first over without towel and conceded five off it. Ahead of his second over, Sreesanth had placed a towel on the right side of his body and tucked it into his trousers, followed by a brief warm-up that allegedly gave the bookies time to place big bets. In that over, he conceded 13 runs – precisely what he had been pre-arranged, as stated by Commissioner Kumar. He added, however: “We don’t have any evidence that proves Sreesanth convinced Chandila and Chavan to take part in spot-fixing.”
In Chavan’s case, the Delhi Police singled out Rajasthan’s match in Mumbai on May 15 and said the left-arm spinner had allegedly taken Rs 60 lakhs to concede at least 13 runs in his second over. After a tidy first over in which he gave just two singles, Chavan gave 15 in the next. A breakdown of that over reads: six, two, six, dot, one and dot. According to Commissioner Kumar, the advance money for this spot-fix was taken by Chandila who did not play that match; this leads the police to believe that Chandila also acted as a middle man.”
Chandila had to give away 14 runs but he forgot to give the indication but still gave 14 runs in the Jaipur match. Police
Chandila and the bookie had a heated argument after the May 5 match: Police
Bookies gave codes to players involved in spot fixing before the match: Police
There was spot fixing in the Mohali match as well: Police
In that match, Sreesanth’s signal was to put a towel in his trouser before his over: Police
Sreesanth’s signal was for the May 9 match between RR and Kings XI Punjab: Police
Delhi Police shows videos of the matches to show that the players were involved in spot-fixing.
Sreesanth had agreed to give more than 14 runs in a particular over: Police
Ankeet Chavan agreed to give at least 13 runs in his second over in the May 15 match against Mumbai Indians: Police
He gave away 15 runs in that particular over: Police
Chavan’s over during May 15 match was fixed for Rs 60 lakh. Advance was taken by Chandila who was not playing:”
In Rahul Dravid’s Team?
“The special cell of the Delhi police arrested Sreesanth from his friend’s place in Mumbai while the other two cricketers were arrested on Thursday night from the team hotel at Nariman Point for their alleged role in spot fixing.Sreesanth is noted for his exuberant and emotional behaviour, especially whilst appealing for and celebrating wickets. Such trademark behaviour has seen him frequently fined for violating the player conduct guidelines of the International Cricket Council.
His emotional antics, which have led him to be regarded by some commentators as eccentric, were frequently noted.
He was fined after breaching the International Cricket Council’s advertising logo policy, and also for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after sending off Hashim Amla after dismissing him during India’s 2006 tour to South Africa atJohannesburg.
He was also involved in a highly-publicised confrontation while batting against paceman André Nel.”
- Sreesanth, 2 others held over spot-fixing charges (thehindu.com)
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant,Tamil Nadu, built with Russian collaboration, would have been a smash hit commercially, had it been private enterprise, considering the amount of controversy and publicity generated associated with it.
There were and are protests galore in Tamil Nadu against it being commissioned because of its safety Standards.
The agitators led by Udayakumar mobilized people to siege the plant by sea and land.
His office was raided by the authorities, foreign funds link was found, action by the Government was promised, then nothing.
In between APJ Abdul Kalam, hte Former President, accompanied by Scientists, visited the plant and declared it to be safe.
Central Minister Narayna Swamy has been , like a true Meteorologist,t has been threatening the plant will be commissioned ’within fifteen days’, for the past one year!
Now sixty scientists have petitioned the PM , expressing concern over the safety of the Plant.
Their apprehension is well taken as news has surfaced on the sale of substandard materials for Nuclear Plants.
The ZiO-Podolsk machine building plant’s procurement director, Sergei Shutov, has been arrested for buying low quality raw materials on the cheap and pocketing the difference as the result of an investigation by the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the successor organization to the KGB.
It is not clear how many reactors have been impacted by the alleged crime, but reactors built by Russia in India, Bulgaria, Iran, China as well as several reactor construction and repair projects in Russia itself may have been affected by cheap equipment, given the time frame of works completed at the stations and the scope of the investigation as it has been revealed by authorities.”
The Scientists allege that there has been no third-party verification of the safety standards at the Plant.
How this has been overlooked so far by the Governments(or is it deliberate?) and the Courts?
The same applies to Scientists.
Why haven’t they raised the issue earlier?
Are they shouting now, because, if some thing were to happen in future,considering the Russian scandal, they want to assure others and themselves.i told you so?’
Third Party verification was overlooked right from the beginning.
It is imperative for the Courts and the Government to conduct a Third party Audit on the safety of KNPP, before commissioning it.
I have been a vociferous supporter for the plant, now , in the light of the present disclosure, I am not sure .
Read my contradictory view on this.
Sixty of the country’s leading scientists have written to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, expressing safety concerns over the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant which received the Supreme Court’s nod earlier this month. The scientists, most of who aren’t specialists in nuclear energy, have sought a safety review of the plant by an “independent panel” of experts. ..
The top court had declared that all expert bodies were of the unanimous opinion that adequate safety measures had been taken at the plant situated in Tamil Nadu.
But the scientists, in their three-page petition, have expressed doubts “particularly with reference to possible sub-standard components” that were supplied to the plant. Recently, four faulty valves were detected in the first reactor unit of the plant; they were later replaced. Some Russian officials had also been arrested recently over alleged corruption in sourcing sub-standard materials from some Russian nuclear plants…
The scientists, though, made it explicitly clear that they were not “advocating for or against nuclear energy”. While some of the petitioners, they said, consider nuclear energy a “legitimate” option, other signatories believe it is “too risky”.
The petitioners include scientists from premier institutions like the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
I am recording, in my view ,the Highlights of IPL 6.
This does not consider the Statistics.
1. Rohcelle Rau, or Rao, who sees the spelling?
Undoubtedly the hit, cheer girls included.
2.RP Singh Bowling a No ball to gift a match.
3.Chris Gayle Blitz.
5.Pollard Shane Watson Fight.
6. Virat Kohli Gautam Gambhir Fight.
7.Pollard Missing three catches.
- IPL 6 2013 Best Catches Till 16 April (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
While perceptions of color are somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have universal meaning. Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.
Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.
Color Psychology as Therapy
Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.
In this treatment:
- Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
- Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
- Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.
- Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.
- Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.
Most psychologists view color therapy with skepticism and point out that the supposed effects of color have been exaggerated. Colors also have different meanings in different cultures. Research has demonstrated in many cases that the mood-altering effects of color may only be temporary. A blue room may initially cause feelings of calm, but the effect dissipates after a short period of time.
Studies have also shown that certain colors can have an impact on performance. Exposing students to the color red prior to an exam has been shown to have a negative impact on test performance. More recently, researchers discovered that the color red causes people to react with greater speed and force, something that might prove useful during athletic activities.
- The Psychological Danger of Color (alesewilson.wordpress.com)
There are Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Theories.
I came across a site which, to say the least, is astounding.
You will know why!
Visit and enjoy.
ome Muslims believe that the December 26th tsunami was caused by Indians, Israelis and Americans (i.e. the Hindus, Jews, and Christians).
Since 1992, the magazine argued, leading geological centers in Britain, Turkey and other countries, warned of the need “not to hold nuclear experiments in the region of the Indian Ocean known as ‘the Fire Belt,’ in which the epicenter of the earthquake lies.
Geologists labeled that region ‘The Fire Belt’ for being “a dangerous terrain that can move at anytime, without human intervention,” Al-Osboa’ wrote.
Despite warnings not to carry out nuclear experiments in and around the ‘Fire Belt’, “Israel and India continue to conduct nuclear tests in the Indian Ocean, and the United States has recently decided to carry out similar tests in the Australian deserts, which is included in the ‘Fire Belt’, the Egyptian weekly magazine wrote.
“Last year only, Arab and Islamic states have asked the United States to stop its nuclear activities in that region, and to urge Israel and India to follow suite,” Al-Osboa’ reported.
Although Al-Osboa’ does not rule out the possibility that the tsunami could have been caused by a natural earthquake it speculates however that, “while it has not been proved yet, there has been a joint Israeli-Indian secret nuclear experiment [conducted on December 26] that caused the earthquake.”
The Egyptian weekly magazine concludes in its report that “the exchange of nuclear experts between Israel and India, and US pressure on Pakistan which is exerted by supplying India with state-of-the-art nuclear technology and preventing Islamabad from cooperating with Asian and Islamic states in the nuclear field, pose a big question mark on the causes behind the violent Asian earthquake.”
In August 2002, the Paris Supreme Court summoned Ibrahim Naafi’, editor of the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, for having authorized the publication of a controversial article entitled ‘Jewish matza is made from Arab blood’ in the October 28, 2000 edition of the paper.
Naafi’ was charged with incitement to anti-Semitism and racist violence…
- New study warns 9.0 magnitude earthquakes could strike off coasts of Pakistan, Iran, and India (aworldchaos.wordpress.com)
I am posting some dangerous additives that are used in Fast Foods, Packeted Food, Ready to eat.
Check the composition of the Product and avoid those that contain the following ingredients.
For the side effects of these additives, check Wiki ,FDA,webmd sites.
- acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
- acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
- ammonium chloride
- artificial colors
- artificial flavors
- benzoates in food
- benzoyl peroxide
- BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
- BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
- bleached flour
- bromated flour
- brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
- calcium bromate
- calcium disodium EDTA
- calcium peroxide
- calcium propionate
- calcium saccharin
- calcium sorbate
- calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
- certified colors
- cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
- DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
- dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
- disodium calcium EDTA
- disodium dihydrogen EDTA
- disodium guanylate
- disodium inosinate
- ethyl vanillin
- ethylene oxide
- FD & C colors
- foie gras
- GMP (disodium guanylate)
- hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
- high fructose corn syrup
- hydrogenated fats
- IMP (disodium inosinate)
- irradiated foods
- lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
- lead soldered cans
- methyl silicon
- microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
- monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- partially hydrogenated oil
- potassium benzoate
- potassium bisulfite
- potassium bromate
- potassium metabisulfite
- potassium sorbate
- propyl gallate
- sodium aluminum sulfate
- sodium benzoate
- sodium bisulfite
- sodium diacetate
- sodium glutamate
- sodium nitrate/nitrite
- sodium propionate
- sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
- sodium sulfite
- solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
- sorbic acid
- sucrose polyester
- sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
- TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
- tetrasodium EDTA
- Ingredients to Avoid In ANY Food you Consume (spyghana.com)
The lost legendary city of gold in Honduras has been found .
This goes to prove that Legends are not figments of imagination and that we can not dismiss anything as a Myth as we can not prove it for we might be looking at the appropriate place.
Our stubborn refusal to believe anything which we can not establish ourselves .
We forget that our vision, capabilities are imperfect.
There could have been better people and higher civilizations in the past.
Please remember that the Mind will not conceive anything that is not true and can be perceived.
The other sense organs and technology may be in short.
New images of a possible lost city hidden by Honduran rain forests show what might be the building foundations and mounds of Ciudad Blanca, a never-confirmed legendary metropolis.
Archaeologists and filmmakers Steven Elkins and Bill Benenson announced last year that they had discovered possible ruins in Honduras’ Mosquitia region using lidar, or light detection and ranging. Essentially, slow-flying planes send constant laser pulses toward the ground as they pass over the rain forest, imaging the topography below the thick forest canopy.
As Preston writes:
Archaeology is on the cusp of a technological transformation. For more than a century, conducting work in the rain forest has been a sweaty, laborious business. When a potential site is identified, and before excavation can begin, it must be surveyed. Traditionally, this has required a team of researchers and assistants to comb and partially clear the forest, and then to mark, measure, and map every fixed, man-made feature, down to the smallest carved stone, while being tormented by mosquitoes, black flies, heat, and the persistent hazard of venomous snakes. Unlike a desert site, which can be mapped in weeks or days, a survey in the jungle can take years, even decades, and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many small features are overlooked, and even the most prominent structures can be surprisingly difficult to see. Years ago, at an unexcavated Maya site in the Yucatan, I stood barely 20 feet from the base of a large pyramid so heavily obscured by foliage that I couldn’t make it out.
Lidar has been used by geologists, urban planners, and civil engineers since the 1980s, but only recently has ti improved enough to be applied in fine grained archaeological mapping. Some archaeologists have employed other remote-sensing methods to survey sites, but in areas of dense forest those technologies yield Rorschach-like images that even experts cannot decipher. Now, with lidar, thousands of acres of dense jungle can be finely mapped in a few hours, with greater accuracy than the most painstaking ground survey can provide.
But even with such advanced technological capacity, it was entirely possible that Ciudad Blanca wasn’t out there to be found at all, a myth that grew out of the jungle’s mystery. “Every ten years or so, somebody finds it,” archaeologist Chris Begley wearily tells Preston. Was the LIDAR machine just another false hope? Michael Sartori, a mapping scientist at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), told Preston, “Steve Elkins is a film guy.” He continued, “Many times, I told my co-workers that this was a bad idea, that this is not the kind of project we should be doing. It just seemed like a crazy shot in the dark.”
Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border withGuatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD. The city was located in the extreme southeast of the Mesoamerican cultural region, on the frontier with the Isthmo-Colombian cultural region, and was almost surrounded by non-Maya peoples. In this fertile valley now lies a city of about 3000, a small airport, and a winding road.
Copán was occupied for more than two thousand years, from the Early Preclassic period right through to the Postclassic. The city developed a distinctive sculptural style within the tradition of the lowland Maya, perhaps to emphasize the Maya ethnicity of the city’s rulers.
The city has a historical record that spans the greater part of the Classic period and has been reconstructed in detail by archaeologists and epigraphers. Copán was a powerful city ruling a vast kingdom within the southern Maya area. The city suffered a major political disaster in AD 738 when Uaxaclajuun Ub’aah K’awiil, one of the greatest kings in Copán’s dynastic history, was captured and executed by his former vassal, the king of Quiriguá. This unexpected defeat resulted in a 17-year hiatus at the city, during which time Copán may have been subject to Quiriguá in a reversal of fortunes.
A significant portion of the eastern side of the acropolis has been eroded away by the Copán River, although the river has since been diverted in order to protect the site from further damage.(wiki)
I am posting excerpts from Web Md ,a reliable Medical site, some information on Breast Cancer.
Expert recommend removal of Breasts if there is a suspect Gene is present for the chances of being afflicted with cancer are high.
As a layman all I can say is that life is unpredictable and removal of body parts on mere suspicion does not sound great.
If there is 95 percent chance of getting the disease?
My answer is there is 100 % chance of our dying.
Do we commit suicide?
Medicine is an inexact science;you do not know when these people will change their theories.
I would rather take a chance.
Hope she does not get post operative complications.
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes.
Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes raise the risk of breast cancer by as much as 80%, experts say. The mutations also raise the risk of ovarian cancer.
Jolie describes in a New York Times op-ed piece why she decided to go through with the surgery. At 37, the mother of six wants to stay healthy and active for her family — and to reassure them that she is doing everything possible to avoid the disease that took her mother’s life: cancer.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,” Jolie writes. “But it is one that I am very happy I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”….
I think most breast cancer experts would agree that the choice is really the patient’s to make, and I really want to emphasize, it is a choice.
Preventive mastectomy is one very excellent choice. But another choice women can consider when they know they carry a BRCA mutation is early detection. And that comes with more active screening.
If a woman knows she has a BRCA mutation and does not want to have a mastectomy, a good alternative is to have a mammogram and a breast MRI every year.
You can do both at once or choose to alternate. [For my patients] I choose to alternate, doing one test every 6 months.
It’s not as effective because by definition you are picking up cancer as it develops. But it is effective at picking up cancer at a very early stage.
If a woman has a preventive double mastectomy, what are the benefits and risks?
In women at higher risk — those with BRCA mutations — preventive surgery can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%. If the [increased] risk is 80% as it is for many BRCA carriers, this can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 90%.
In other words, this can reduce the risk to that lower than the general population. The risks [of the mastectomy] are not that great. Most women having preventive mastectomies are younger patients, and many choose to get reconstruction. A lot of the risk has to do with the implants, like implant complications, or other risks [linked with surgery] such as infections or bleeding.
Who should consider BRCA testing?
The women who should absolutely consider it are those who themselves have had a triple-negative breast cancer, the kind associated with BRCA mutations, at an early age, under 45, people who have had both ovarian and breast cancer in family members, and people who have breast cancer in the family and are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
What is involved in testing for BRCA mutations?
It is a simple blood test, or they can swab the inside of your cheek. The best way to get this test is to go for counseling from a genetic counselor. Have them talk to you about the possibility of testing positive. Women really need to be counseled about what this means, what the results mean, what their risk is, and then to make the decision about whether to get the test.
If you only get tested for the three most common mutations, results take about 2 weeks. The more comprehensive test, where they do gene sequencing, can take a month.
Couple of days back I posted blogs on the genocides of the World and White genocide in South Africa.
there I mentioned that u was not mentioning Syria as i was confused as to who was fighting whom.
Now comes the report of rebel eating a man’s heart.
Much as one would detest the US interfering in the affairs of other Nations’ affairs, I think this country warrants it.
There seems to be nobody else.
Scroll down for video.
A graphic video allegedly showing a Syrian rebel cutting out the heart of a dead pro-government fighter and biting into it has sparked outrage, reviving concerns about the makeup of opposition forces as Western nations bolster support for fighters on the ground.
The rebel has been identified as Khaled al-Hamad, nicknamed Abu Sakkar, a commander with the Farouq Brigades, based in the central city of Homs and one of the most prominent and organised groups fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
The mutilation of corpses is considered a war crime.
The video shows a man bending over a body and cutting open the chest with a knife before standing to face the camera with an organ in each hand.
“I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog,” he declares, before lifting the dead man’s heart to his mouth and biting it, to shouts of “God is great.”
The authenticity of the footage could not be independently verified.
The chilling scene points to the increasingly sectarian nature of the Syrian conflict, which has been marked by revenge killings along religious lines, and highlights complications in efforts to assist fractured opposition military groups.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced during a visit to Washington that his government would double military support to rebels; the Obama administration in February announced its first cautious foray into providing direct non-military assistance to opposition forces.
Human Rights Watch said a longer version of the video, which it has obtained but which has not been publicly circulated, includes a slur against Alawites, the minority sect to which Assad belongs.
Media was coy of disclosing that the product, baby Powder contained Ethylene oxide,a cancer causing agent, a Carcinogen.
This agent is used in baby Lotion,Baby Oil as well.
As I understand it is a chemical used to prevent the product getting spoiled.
This additive is used to increase the shelf life of the product.
But it causes cancer.
Many food and cosmetics contain this additive.
Am posting a blog on the ingredients to avoid in Food Products.
Check the product before you buy with this list.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cancelled Johnson & Johnson India’s licence to produce cosmetic products at their Mulund plant. FDA’s order will come into effect from June 24. According to FDA officials, the order was issued in a case dating back to 2007 when they found that 15 batches of Johnson & Johnson baby powder were sterilised by ethylene oxide, a known carcinogenic and irritant.
“While ethylene oxide can be used for sterilisation, the company did not bother to carry out a test after the process to check the amount of residue in the product,” said FDA joint commissioner KB Shende, adding that the company can appeal to the State government before the order comes into effect.
“The products are used for new born babies. It is must for the company to follow all measures,” said Shende adding that the traces of ethylene oxide, if any, should have been measured. The 15 batches in question consisted of 1,60,000 containers. When Mirror contacted Johnson & Johnson, the company spokesperson confirmed the FDA action.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products and health of the consumers. We continue to manufacture non-cosmetic products at the same site,” the spokesperson said, adding that the matter in question related to a limited number of batches produced in 2007, shelf life of which ended in July 2010. “The FDA raised concern about following ethylene oxide treatment, which was not included as part of the manufacturing process submitted to the FDA.
This method is widely used for medical devices around the world. This was followed as an exception and all internal safety protocols were followed to ensure that safety of the consumer was not compromised.
Ethylene Oxide is very important material used in large-scale chemical production. It also produces ethylene glycol, one of the components used in plastics. Ethylene Oxide has been used globally to produce solvents, lubricants, paint thinners and detergents.
How Dangerous Is It?
At room temperature, ethylene oxide is very dangerous; the chemical is flammable, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and irritating. It is an anaesthetic gas with a misleading pleasant smell.
What Effects Can It Do to Humans?
Unprotected and constant exposure to ethylene oxide can cause genetic mutation or DNA alternation which leads to cancer. It can damage the lungs and the cardiovascular system. Physical manifestation after exposure includes headache, vomiting, dizziness, sleep disturbances, leg pain, weakness, stiffness, sweating, liver enlargement and suppression of antitoxic functions of the body.”
Additional Inputs from.
Ethylene oxide is toxic by inhalation with an U.S. OSHA permissible exposure limit calculated as a TWA (time weighted average) over 8 hours of 1 ppm, and a short term exposure limit (excursion limit) calculated as a TWA over 15 minutes of 5 ppm. [29 CFR 19101.1048]. At concentrations in the air about 200 parts per million, ethylene oxide irritates mucous membranes of the nose and throat; higher contents cause damage to the trachea and bronchi, progressing into the partial collapse of the lungs. High concentrations can cause pulmonary edema and damage the cardiovascular system; the damaging effect of ethylene oxide may occur only after 72 hours after exposure. The maximum content of ethylene oxide in the air according to the U.S. standards (ACGIH) is 1.8 mg/m3. NIOSH has determined that the Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health level (IDLH) is 800 ppm.
Because the odor threshold for ethylene oxide varies between 250 and 700 ppm, the gas will already be at toxic concentrations when it can be smelled. Even then, the odor of ethylene oxide is sweet, aromatic, and can easily be mistaken for the pleasant aroma of diethyl ether, a common laboratory solvent of very low toxicity. In view of these insidious warning properties, continuous electrochemical monitors are standard practice, and it is forbidden to use ethylene oxide to fumigate building interiors in the EU and some other jurisdictions.
Ethylene oxide causes acute poisoning, accompanied by the following symptoms: slight heartbeat, muscle twitching, flushing, headache, diminished hearing, acidosis, vomiting, dizziness, transient loss of consciousness and a sweet taste in the mouth. Acute intoxication is accompanied by a strong throbbing headache, dizziness, difficulty in speech and walking, sleep disturbance, pain in the legs, weakness, stiffness, sweating, increased muscular irritability, transient spasm of retinal vessels, enlargement of the liver and suppression of its antitoxic functions.
The median lethal doses (LD50, or a dose required to kill half the members of a tested population after a certain time) for ethylene oxide are 72 mg/kg (rat, oral) and 187 mg/kg (rat, subcutaneousinjection).
The Committee notes that estimated current intakes of ethylene oxide from the few food
additives containing it, conforming to present specifications, are very low. However, since
ethylene oxide is both genotoxic and carcinogenic, intakes from food sources should be as
low as possible. The Committee has been informed that the currently achievable limit of
detection for ethylene oxide is well below the upper limits of 0.5 mg/kg proposed for EHEC
or the 1.0 mg/kg currently specified for E431-436. The Committee therefore recommends that
the specifications of additives manufactured using ethylene oxide should be revised to restrict
ethylene oxide as an impurity to below its current limit of detection.
The Committee will comment on 1,4-dioxane, ethylene chlorohydrin and mono- and
diethylene glycol as impurities in additives in subsequent opinions.
- Johnson Johnson Baby Powder Banned (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
This is an observation by a Lower Court in India and The Higher Court has taken objection to it!
I am surprised.
Is quoting a fact of Life condemnable?
I would have understood this stricture coming from a Feminist Group,come to think of it, from a Woman, as if a woman does a favor to Men by indulging in sex and that women are least interested in Sex.
A man and woman, if left alone, will always go for sexual intercourse.” This is what a Kancheepuram judge said while awarding life imprisonment to a murder accused last year. The judge‘s loose comments have drawn the ire of the Madras high court, which not only acquitted the accused but also decried the judge for arriving at “judicial conclusions purely based on surmises and conjunctures.”
In the March 13, 2012 order sentencing Kattu Raja, a factory watchman, for murdering a co-worker, the district and sessions judge-II of Kancheepuram had said: “A man and woman, if left alone, will always go for sexual intercourse. In this case, the accused and the deceased might have been left alone. At that time, the accused would have advanced sexual overtures towards the deceased. She might have refused. Still there might have been sexual intercourse between them. Again, the accused would have invited her for sexual intercourse, which she would have refused. This would have resulted in an ill-feeling.”
The order was quoted by the HC division bench of Justice K N Basha and Justice S Nagamuthu while acquitting Raja of all charges on April 30. Flaying the sessions judge for such loose comments, the bench said: “These observations of the trial court are based merely on conjectures. It is not understood as to how the court could come to a judicial conclusion that a man and woman, if left alone, will always go for sexual intercourse.”
Couple of days ago, my daughter told me that Johnson and Johnson ’ the makers of child care products’ like Baby Powder,Baby Soap,baby Oil was banned.
Somehow I missed the news as it was not highlighted in the Media, such is the power of Advertiser finance to the Media.
Of course there are exceptions.
It is not merely Johnson and Johnson.
We have Complan claiming that children will go twice Taller(?,
Horlicks has ‘Brian Boosters”,’Is the Brain Dead? and what is this Booster?
Bournvita,’Twice the Stamina’-who has defined Stamina and how does one measure it?
Pepsodent sensitivity, ‘cures sensitivity twice as fast’
I can go on.
Johnson and Johnson was caught not for the misleading ads, or for the harmful effect of the products but for following a different process.
Easy to wriggle out in Court.
May be they have not paid enough to the people, they got caught as a waning to ensure prompt payment.!
Health officials have revoked Johnson & Johnson‘s license to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai after they discovered the company had used an unauthorized process for sterilizing its baby powder.
J&J said in a statement on Friday that it is in “ongoing discussions” with Indian regulators.
“We understand their concerns and are diligently working with them to resolve the issue,” Peggy Ballman, a J&J spokeswoman, said in a statement, adding that there were no consumer complaints or adverse events reported due to its use of the process.
An investigation by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration revealed that J&J, at its plant in Mulund, had used ethylene oxide – a substance used to produce industrial chemicals and to sterilize medical equipment – to kill bacteria in its baby powder and had not conducted mandatory tests to make sure there were no remaining traces in the powder.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute exposure to ethylene oxide can cause lung damage, nausea, vomiting and cancer.
Ballman said the plant has not been shut down and the company is appealing the decision. She said the sterilization process in question was used on a one-time basis on a limited amount of baby powder. Baby powder is made from corn or talc and is usually sterilized using steam, she said.
“For a brief time in 2007, we used an alternative sterilization process,” she said.
Ballman was unable to explain why the alternative process was used but said it is a “widely accepted and safe practice of sterilization used
- Why the Hell Did I Not Know that Johnson & Johnson is Bad for My Baby? (leakingboob.com)
‘Man has landed on the Moon ,’Siva has the Moon on His head, so man has landed on Siva’s head -Karunanidhi.
These are the gems of the Indian Rationalists(?)
They are not to be left far behind.
I came across this article ‘Vedas & Incest in Bible and Quran’
I have been meaning to write on the allegories in the Vedas. somehow never got around to it.
Now is as good a time as any.
To the Rationalists and Islamists from abroad.
The ‘Incest portions from the Rig Veda,
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, in his book Rigvedadi Bhashya Bhumika on the authority of Rigved 1/164/33, uses immoral language to convey the working of the natural phenomenon. You can yourself assess the cheap nature of this allegory, which promotes and glorifies incest.
The Sun or the Sun’s sphere is called Savitur (the begetter) and Prajapati (the Lord of creatures). Light and Dawn are like his two daughters. Metaphorically speaking the one which is produced from the other is like the offspring of the latter which is like the parent of the former. The Sun follows fast with his rays his daughter Dawn of a reddish complexion. Having seized her he begets upon her the Day which is like his sun. The Dawn is like the mother and the Sun like the father of this son, because the Sun with his rays, which are like hs semen, begets the Day, his son, upon her, the Dawn.The Dawn is the reddish light on the horizon in the 2 and half hours of night before morning. By the intercourse of the father and the daughter is born a son, the full light of the day. As a son is born by the intercourse of his father and mother, similarly, here (the Day is born by the intercourse of the Sun with the Dawn).
Similarly, the rain-cloud and the earth stand to each other in the relation of the father and the daughter. The earth is produced from the waters, hence, the earth is the daughter of the rain-cloud. The rain-cloud by pouring rain water upon her makes her conceive. That conception results in the production of vegetables, etc. as their offspring. This also is an allegory. This borne out by Vedic texts.
Light of day is my father- protector and begetter – the producer of all activities. There is a mutual relation between the two. This extended or venerable earth is my mother. The rain-cloud and the earth are like two armies arrayed against each other or like the awning and the floor. The father rain-cloud pours the waters upon his daughter – the earth and makes her conceive. This is merely an allegory.
Rigveda 1. 164. 33.
The same allegory is described in the following Mantra.
The sun which is called Vahni makes his daughter, the said dawn, conceive by making his semen, the rays, flow into her and begets a son – the Day. Rig III. 31. 1.
[Rigvedadi Bhashya Bhumika, English translation; An Introduction to the Vedas by Ghasi Ram, pp 389-391]
[Source: http://www.vjsingh.info/int5.html ]
My dear mulla naseeruddin , where are ur brains? The text in totality at http://www.vjsingh.info/int5.html is as follows.
- Similarly, in the so-called “Ancient Histories,” the Puranas, the Brahma Vaivarta and others which are really of a recent date, are written very false stories of a sample as one takes out a grain of rice from the boiling pot in order to see if it has been cooked or not. In it there occurs a story that Brahma, the Lord of creatures, in flesh and blood, having four faces, seized his own daughter Sarasvati for committing rape upon here. This story is false because in reality it is an allegory.The Sun or the Sun’s sphere is called Savitur (the begetter) and Prajapati (the Lord of creatures). Light and Dawn are like his two daughters. Metaphorically speaking the one which is produced from the other is like the offspring of the latter which is like the parent of the former. The Sun follows fast with his rays his daughter Dawn of a reddish complexion. Having seized her he begets upon her the Day which is like his sun. The Dawn is like the mother and the Sun like the father of this son,
- Page 390
because the Sun with his rays, which are like hs semen, begets the Day, his son, upon her, the Dawn. The Dawn is the reddish light on the horizon in the 2 and half hours of night before morning. By the intercourse of the father and the daughter is born a son, the full light of the day. As a son is born by the intercourse of his father and mother, similarly, here (the Day is born by the intercourse of the Sun with the Dawn).Similarly, the rain-cloud and the earth stand to each other in the relation of the father and the daughter. The earth is produced from the waters, hence, the earth is the daughter of the rain-cloud. The rain-cloud by pouring rain water upon her makes her conceive. That conception results in the production of vegetables, etc. as their offspring. This also is an allegory.
- Page 391
This borne out by Vedic texts. Light of day is my father- protector and begetter – the producer of all activities. There is a mutual relation between the two. This extended or venerable earth is my mother. The rain-cloud and the earth are like two armies arrayed against each other or like the awning and the floor. The father rain-cloud pours the waters upon his daughter – the earth and makes her conceive. This is merely an allegory. Rigveda i. 164. 33.The same allegory is described in the following Mantra.The sun which is called Vahni makes his daughter, the said dawn, conceive by making his semen, the rays, flow into her and begets a son – the Day. Rig III. 31. 1.
- Page 392
In spite of the fact that this most excellent allegory was explained in the Nirukta and the Brahmanas, the Brahma Vaivarta and other books have described it and other stories other wise on account of misapprehension. No one should every believe them.”
Explanations of the forces of Nature and its activities are allegorical in The Vedas.
Even the names of the Gods mentioned are allegorical.
The Sun,Surya means ‘Supreme light’.
Mitra, one of the many names of Surya means ‘Friend’ for he sustains every one without discrimination.
Savitur,the the begetter.the Principle behind the Sun-of its heat and light,
Prajapathi, The Lord of all creatures, means the first-born of Mankind,Praja, Pathi.
Ushas indicate dawn,
To explain the nature of the dawn and dusk the metaphor is used.
If one were to understand the metaphor carefully, one will find the description of the process and mechanism of how dawn or Dusk is formed as accurate.
When we talk of Mother nature, it does not mean that the Nature is one’s Mother.
However there are some questionable relationships in the Puranas, some of them facts.
They are explained and those who indulge in excesses are dealt with , the consequences narrated.
One should be qualified mentally, at least he/she should be one who does not constantly think below the navel, to understand Hinduism and the Vedas.
Hinduism is not founded by a Man who married a Widow, then Married an eight yer old girl and preached Morality.
To the yellow shawl wearing ruffian Karunanidhi,
‘Moon or Chandra is a stage of Mental development,reached by controlling the different types of Breaths, Ida and Pinglaa.
This is explained allegorically.
Lord Brahma did not beget Sarasvati by intercourse , nor the Devatas indulge in Physical intercourse among themselves, they can not for tit is the definition of Devas. their eyelids do not batter,garlands adorned by them do not wither away and they can not engage in physical intercourse.
Well , these jokers are from the group whose mentor Annadurai wrote a Book on The Ramayana, ‘Kambarasam’ in Tamil.
While every one is amazed at the character of Lord Rama(assuming for a while the Ramayana is fiction), this learned man wrote the Book to raise an earth-shaking question,
‘Sita spent 11 months in Ravana’s custody,how can one believe that she has not been raped by Ravana?
For specific queries on the subject, I shall try to answer .
Please forward questions.
- Rig Veda IsTamil Composed ByTamils (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Eighteen Principles ,One Verse Nirvana Shatakam Adi Sankara (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
Coca-Cola said it would have been “too provocative” to include Muhammad in a Swedish publicity campaign in which the US beverage giant replaced its curlicue logo with some of the most common names of young Swedes.
Why can’t the Advertisement agencies leave Islam alone?
As part of a Europe-wide campaign, Swedish consumers will get to buy 115 million Coca-Cola bottles that will be relabeled to be called Daniel, Emma, and Johan, among other names plucked from a list of most common names among young Swedes.
Yet despite being among the list of popular names among young men in Sweden, Muhammad isn’t among the names chosen for the Coca-Cola campaign
“Symbolically, Coca-Cola is very much associated with the US. We discussed this internally before launching the campaign, and also spoke with the Islamic Association in Sweden,” the company’s Swedish marketing manager Gustaf Wetterwik told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.
“In the end, we came to the conclusion that it was less provocative not to include the name than to have it on such a US-associated product.”
Wetterwik added that they did not want to use the name of the Muslim prophet in a commercial context. The company also deselected the names Max and Felix due to trademark considerations – Max is a hamburger chain in Sweden while Felix is a line of frozen foods and condiments.
More than 2,000 men are called Muhammad in Sweden, while the alternative spellings Mohammed is used by almost 9,000 and Mohamed by more than 10,000. In comparison, there are 173,243 Johans in the country, while there are more than 71,000 Emmas.
Coca-Cola was launched in Sweden in 1953 and the company today employs 800 people in Sweden.
The tampering of the Records of the Coalgate scam.
The Government doctored portions of the CBI Report for which the Supreme Court of India castigated the CBI , relate to the Coal block allocation made during the tenure of Manmohan Singh in 2006 and 2009.
It is not strange for this is the ‘Honest’ Prime Minister who gave a clean chit to A.Raja for 2 G scam well ahead of the enquiry.
He is also the Man who held ‘Paperless discussions with p.Chidambaram, then finance Minister and A.Raja!
A careful reading of the deleted portions seem to convey the message that there isan attempt to impliacte and expose the Pm,Manmohan Singh
Had people kept quiet on ‘the non existence of mechnaism’, the issue would not have surfaced!
“Notably, most of the changes were made in the PE (preliminary enquiry) No. 2 which dealt with the allocations made during 2006 and 2009 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in charge of coal ministry.
“Why was everybody interested in PE 2 only,” is the obvious query of the apex court….
According to advocate and social activist Sudiep Shrivastava, the second PE was launched by the CBI on a CVC reference following complaints made by BJP MPs Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir, who were interested in exposing the irregularities committed only during 2006 and 2009.
The CBI’s status report on preliminary enquiry (PE) 4 on coal block allocations made during 1993 and 2005 was also altered.
Sinha disclosed in his affidavit that the CBI’s finding that there was no system during 2006 and 2009 regarding allocation of specific weightage/points was deleted by officials from the PMO and coal ministry.
In contrast, both the joint secretary-level officials incorporated a sentence in the final status report on PE 4 highlighting the non-existence of approved guidelines for allocation of coal blocks…
A sentence dealing with the scope of inquiry with respect to legality of allocation even when amendments to the law were in process, was also deleted by the then Minister himself.
Both the drafts of the status report – before and after the doctoring – have been filed in the court in a sealed cover.
If one refers to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report, it is noted that during the period 2006 and 2009, the screening committee made allocations of coal blocks to a particular allotee “in an arbitrary manner and for extraneous considerations”.
The screening committee was to go by minutes of its meetings. “However, there was nothing on record in the said minutes or in other documents on any comparative evaluation of the applicants for a coal block, which was relied upon by the screening committee. Minutes of the committee did not indicate how each one of the applicants for a particular coal block was evaluated,” the CAG states.
This nails the recent statement of TRAI that it has not said anything about new set of Rules to DoT or Finance Ministry.
Is this a leak organised by Pranab Mukherjee after ‘patch up’ with Chidambaram.
Note that these actions on the part of CBI are after Sonia became active.
Right or Wrong is relative.
It is purely Subjective.
When a vast majority follow a certain practice and decides it to be Right it becomes right.
These value judgement are, at the Social level,are tools of Social Control.
They do not mean anything more.
However, as one has to exist in a Society , one has to follow these norms in this world.
Knowledge or Awareness is of two kinds.
One, knowledge of this world of objects and the other,
The knowledge about oneself,Reality,which is personal and can be felt
only by the individual.
Therefore the Vedas classify Knowledge into two Kinds..
One, The Absolute Knowledge, Para Vidya and
Transient Knowledge, Apara Vidya.
Transient Knowledge is transitory, subject to change, depends on our perceptions and real only in the relative sense.
To illustrate, let us take the case of one sitting in a Room and there is a Table in the other Room which he can not see.
Here, for the one he sits in a room, the table does not exist as it is not visible or seen by him.
If one were to prove its existence from one’s memory that it was there and it used to be there , this argument s fallacious as it does not depend on one’s direct experience.
But, the fact that the table exists can not denied because one has not seen it, is wrong as well
Therefore an Object exists or ‘Is’, from the standpoint of its being there, seen by some body or as an idea in one’s mind.(‘Is’-'Asti’)
It does not exist-’Nasti’, from the stand point of the one who is sitting in the other room.
There is yet another class of people who see the Table for the first time.
As they have not seen it before they can not describe it, that is the table can not be described as to what it is.
This is called ‘Avaktavyam’(Indescribable).
Now look at the three stages of the Object.
It is ’Asti’ ‘Does Exist’, from the stand point of people who see it.
It is ‘Nasti’,'Does not Exist’, from the stand point of one who does not see it.
It is ‘Avaktavyam’, ‘indescribable’, from the standpoint of those who se t for the first time.
So an Object is ‘Is,Is Not,and Indescribable ‘ at the same time, Asti,Nasti , Avaktavyam.
For the technologically inclined,
In Cricket match Live telecasts , we have many cameras covering the event.
The event looks different from each camera.
Which is the correct one representing the Object,Event?
If you have two televisions at Home in two different rooms,you will notice one frame or picture and audio comes later (or earlier than the other.
Which represents the correct Time frame?
Science will explain why it is so by talking about the velocity of light and Sound.( does sound have velocity or speed?)
But it does not explain the phenomena but describes the process for such an event.
Therefore an Object is presented to us in many ways.
This depends on our Senses, Anthakaranas,Gunas,Mind and Chitha.
This, apart from the attributes of the object
Hence in the transient World, an Object ,
Is Not, Nasti,
to different people.
Again the Object may be all of these at the same time,
That is, Is , Is Not, and Indescribable(Asti, Nasti and Avaktavyam)
An object can be predicated in Seven different ways.
2.Is Not,( Nasti)
4.Is and Is Not(Asti Nasti) , depends on the location of the Object and the Observer.
5.Is and Indescribable(Asti Avaktavyam)
6.Is Not and Indescribable (Nasti Avaktavyam)
7.Is,Is Not and Indescribable(Asti,Nasti,Avaktavyam)
This predication of Object forms the Logic of Nyaya System of Indian Philosophy, The Sapthabangi Naya
This is the most advanced system of Logic, better than Logical positivism of Bertrand Russell.
Does an Object, such being the case exist at all?
Nihilists say No.
Empiricists say Yes.
John Locke says, I Know Not’
Adi Sankaracharya says ‘It exits and at the same time does not exist”
Assume you step on some creepers in the night in a forest in and you jump out in fear, assuming it to be a snake.
When you use a Torch, you find that it to be a creeper,
Your Fear is gone.
Your fear was real,
The Creeper was real,
And that it is not a creeper is also Real
Therefore Shankaracharya says all the three statements are true,
The difference is that while experiencing Fear your Awareness,Knowledge was incorrect, because of Ignorance, not knowing all the facts.
Once you come to know all the facts you get the Knowledge,
Removal of Ignorance or Avidya, id Knowledge, Sankara avers.
This being the case of individual Objects, how can one assume the Reality of Objects and events in this world and pass moral judgement?
Any such assertion is contrary to knowledge,
Therefore Right or Wrong is only Relative and has no place in advance knowledge.
Look at this point.
In Egypt, during Cleopatra’s times’ it was the custom to marry one’s sister, brother.
Cleopatra married Ptolemy, her brother first.
Let us see how God would judge two different cases on this issue,
One who does marry one’s brother from another Moral system where marrying sister/brother is incest and morally wrong, and another Cleopatra, after their Deaths.
Would he punish Cleopatra for having married her brother(which was considered Moral by Egyptians at that time) , for incest?
Or would God punish the one , who is not an Egyptian, and who has married her brother for incest?
He can Not. for He Is God, there can be no double standards.
So at the Absolute level thee is nothing as sin or sacred.
Note;This is an advanced concept.
Let not people quote Shankaracharya and indulge in incest.
I would like to quote Rajaji,a Great Statesman and Philosopher of India.
(Rajaji was a lawyer.
Once a murderer approached Rajaji and asked him to represent him in Court.
As a matter of principle C.Rajagopalachari (Rajaji )would never appear for one whom he thought was guilty and so he refused.
The murderer told Rajaji,
‘You believe in Hinduism, Every thing is done by God, So my murder is not committed by me but by God, you should represent me’
‘You are correct.
The same God asked me not to represent you.
The same god will also ask the Judge to hang you”)
न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं
न मन्त्रो न तीर्थो न वेदो न यज्ञ ।
अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता
चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥
Na Punnyam Na Paapam Na Saukhyam Na Duhkham
Na Mantro Na Tiirtho Na Vedo Na Yajnya |
Aham Bhojanam Naiva Bhojyam Na Bhoktaa
Cid-Aananda-Ruupah Shivo[a-A]ham Shivo[a-A]ham ||4||
4.1: Neither am I bound by Merits nor Sins, neither by Worldly Joys nor by Sorrows,
4.2: Neither am I bound by Sacred Hymns nor by Sacred Places, neither by Sacred Scriptures nor by Sacrifies,
4.3: I am Neither Enjoyment (Experience), nor an object to be Enjoyed (Experienced), nor the Enjoyer (Experiencer),
4.4: I am the Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness; I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
The Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.
- Eighteen Principles ,One Verse Nirvana Shatakam Adi Sankara (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
He is held in high esteem,hos Fort,Summer Palace in Bangalore ,the place where he was imprisoned are maintained by the Archaeological Department of India.
Tipu Sultan Facts.
In the first part of his reign in particular he was a religious bigot destroying many temples within his own kingdom-proper and many more in the invasion of Malabar. Mass forced conversions took place during the invasion of Malabar, outnumbered Nair warriors were given choice of Islam or death and Tippu is said to get great pleasure by converting Namboodhiri Brahmins. 20% of the population of Kerala are now Muslim mainly due to this. In battle After being defeated in the first Anglo-Mysore war he started dealing cordially with the Hindus in his kingdom so as to avoid insurrection and get support in the face of the British power. There are some historians who claim that Tippu Sultan was a religious persecutor of Hindus.
C. K. Kareem also notes that Tippu Sultan issued an edict for the destruction of Hindu temples in Kerala.
Historian Hayavadana C. Rao wrote about Tippu in his encyclopaedic work on the History of Mysore. He asserted that Tippu’s “religious fanaticism and the excesses committed in the name of religion, both in Mysore and in the provinces, stand condemned for all time. His bigotry, indeed, was so great that it precluded all ideas of toleration”. He further asserts that the acts of Tippu that were constructive towards Hindus were largely political and ostentatious rather than an indication of genuine tolerance.”
In 1783-84, 1788 and 1789-90, Tipu personally led the attacks on Malayalam (Kerala), besides sending his army contingents to various resistance spots during the intervening period. Well-known Muslim historian, P.S. Syed Muhammed, author of Kerala Muslim Charitram (History of Kerala Muslims), has this to say about these invasions: “What happened to Kerala because of Tipu’s invasion, reminds one of the invasion of Chengez Khan and Timur in Indian history.”
Vadakunkur Raja Raja Varma writes in Kerala Samskrita Sahitya Charitram (History of Sanskrit Literature in Kerala): “The number of temples destroyed during Tipu’s invasion is countless. It was the hobby of Tipu and his army to put the temples on fire destroy the idols and indulge in cow-slaughter. The memory of destruction of the Talipparampu and Trichambaram temples aches the heart.”
According to the Malabar Gazetteer, the important temples in the towns of Tali, Srivaliyanatukavu, Tiruvannur, Varakkal, Puthur, Govindapuram, and Talikunnu were destroyed by Tipu’s ravaging armies. Even the Tirunavaya Temple known all over India as a centre of Rig Veda teaching was destroyed. Tipu personally ordered the destruction of Calicut which was the capital of the Zamorin Rajas.’
In a letter (December 14, 1788), he said to his army commander in Calicut: “You should capture and kill all Hindus. Those below 20 years may be kept in prison and 5,000 from the rest should be killed hanging from treetops”. Writing on January 19, 1790, to Badroos Saman Khan, he said: “I have achieved a great victory recently in Malabar and over four lakh Hindus were converted to Islam. I am now determined to march against the cursed Raman Nair.” Tipu issued orders in different parts of Malabar: “All means, truth or falsehood, fraud or force, should be employed to effect their (Hindu) universal conversion to Islam” (Historical Sketches of the South of India in an attempt to trace the History of Mysore, Mark Wilks Vol II, page 120).
- Whose history is it anyway? (thehindu.com)
A Study confirms the fact that women are better Drivers than men,I mean Driving vehicles.
The Answer Is …
In a study released by Quality Planning, an analytics company that validates policyholder information for auto insurers, women came out on top.
The study analyzed different kinds of vehicle code violations (traffic violations) and then compared how many times men were cited versus women. The conclusion was that men break more traffic laws and drive more dangerously than women. Because they violate laws designed to make the roads safer, men cause more accidents and expensive damage.
“We were not surprised to see that men have slightly more violations — about 5 percent — that result in accidents than women,” said Raj Bhat, president of Quality Planning. “And because men are also more likely to violate laws for speeding, passing and yielding, the resulting accidents caused by men lead to more expensive claims than those caused by women.”
Topping the list is the finding that men are cited for reckless driving 3.41 more times than women. Reckless driving is considered one of the most serious traffic offenses by courts since it implies a disregard for the rights and safety of people or property.
“We were not surprised to see that men have slightly more violations — about 5 percent — that result in accidents than women,” said Raj Bhat, president of Quality Planning. “And because men are also more likely to violate laws for speeding, passing and yielding, the resulting accidents caused by men lead to more expensive claims than those caused by women.”
Topping the list is the finding that men are cited for reckless driving 3.41 more times than women. Reckless driving is considered one of the most serious traffic offenses by courts since it implies a disregard for the rights and safety of people or property.
Violations for which men scored at least 50 percent higher than women:
|TYPE OF VIOLATION||RATIO M:F|
|Failure to yield||1.54|
|Stop sign/signal violation||1.53|
Evidence Gets Worse.
Guys, when it rains it pours. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more men than women die each year in motor vehicle crashes. “Men take more risks behind the wheel than women, and so men are more likely to get into serious crashes,” says Anne McCartt, the institute’s senior vice president of research. “We don’t have any way of comparing their driving abilities, but on the likelihood of getting into a serious crash in which someone dies, men win handily.”
|16-19||Crash Involvements: 4,257
|Crash Involvements: 1,852
|Crash Involvements: 6,109
|20-29||Crash Involvements: 8,949
|Crash Involvements: 3,172
|Crash Involvements: 12,122
|30-59||Crash Involvements: 15,027
|Crash Involvements: 6,946
|Crash Involvements: 21,973
|60-69||Crash Involvements: 2,097
|Crash Involvements: 1,008
|Crash Involvements: 3,105
|70-Plus||Crash Involvements: 3,148
|Crash Involvements: 1,571
|Crash Involvements: 4,719
|Total*||Crash Involvements: 33,733
|Crash Involvements: 14,633
|Crash Involvements: 48,638
*Total includes other and/or unknowns
Women, generally, are good decision makers.
- Gender Superiority: How Women Are Better Than Men And Vice Versa (dangerouslee.biz)