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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)
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).
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)
The Myth perpetrated by The British and the propagation of it by the Christian Missionaries cloaked as scholars like Caldwell.
The goal for the West very clear, to destroy the Hindu culture to such an extent that they embrace the Western thoughts( and this would consolidate the British Empire in India) and hate Indian Thoughts and they have succeeded in this .
Even to-day this is being taught in Indian schools.
1.There is no mention of the Dravidians in the Vedas.
The Rik Veda lists the things imported from ‘Dravida’ meaning ‘South’, Pearls,Elephant Tusks.
2.The Vishnu Purana mentions that sage Viswamitra, the Rishi who gave the world the Gayathri mantra, exiled his 56 sons for disobeying him the south of Vindhyas,’Dravida’
3. Earliest Tamil Grammar, Tholkappiyam, Literature of the Sangam Period do not mention the word ‘Dravida’ at all.
4. Adi Sankaracharya mentions the word ‘Dravida Sisu, to identify Tirugnanasambandar, (who lived around the 7th century,) in his ‘Soundaryalahari’9Sloka 75)
“tava stanyaṃ manye dharaṇidharakanye hṛdayataḥ
payaḥ pārāvāraḥ parivahati sārasvatamiva |
dayāvatyā dattaṃ draviḍaśiśu-rāsvādya tava yat
kavīnāṃ prauḍhānā majani kamanīyaḥ kavayitā || 75 ||
5.The Kings of south India were ardent followers of Vedic Rites.
During the megalithic period of about 1000 BCE – 400 BCE, people of South India including Tamilagam, shared many beliefs and practices of thenative Dravidian religion with the megalithic builders elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent and beyond. The famous 3.5 metre-high granite figure excavated at Mottur, in present-day Vellore district, is considered the oldest known anthropomorphic representation of God in stone in the Tamil country...
Chera King Perunchotruudhiyan Neduncheralaathan, fed the Panadavas and Kauravas Armies during the Epic war of Mahabharata.
He performed the ‘Tharpana, in his Chera Kingdom, now Kerala for those who died in the War.
It is believed that the great hermit Agastya, who had performed such wonderful deeds by the merits of his penance, is still doing penance in the Agastya Kuta hills. Agastya who had travelled through- out the length and breadth of Bharata had several hermitages. In the Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakanda, Sarga 11, a description is given, of a beautiful hermit- age of Agastya, and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed in and around it. Agastya had presented to Sri Rama a bow got from Visnu, when the brothers visited his hermitage. Agastya had accompanied Sri Rama and his followers on his return journey to Ayodhya from Lanka, with Slta after killing Ravana. There is a legend in the Tamilnad that Agastya was a member of the first two 'Saiighas' (groups) of the "three Sanghas", mentioned in Tamil literature. As Agastya was dwarfish he is mentioned as Kurumuni, (short hermit) in Tamil works. He has written a Tamil grammar on music, literature and drama. But this work is not available now. The Tamil Grammar 'Tolkapyam', which is considered to be the oldest gram- mar, was written by Tolkapyar, one of the twelve disciples of Agastya< Even today in certain temples in the Tamilnad, Agastya-worship is carried on. Kambar, has mentioned about Agastya in his Ramayana. A great Tamil author Villiputturan says that the Tamil langu- age is the beautiful maiden presented by Agastya. It is believed that the following works have been com- posed by Agastya: 7. Archaeological Proof. There are more than 2,500 Archaeological sites, two-thirds of which are along the recently discovered dried up Sarasvati River bed. These sites show a cultural continuity with the Vedic literature from the early Harrapan civilization up to the present day India. 8. Sarasvati River. Several independent studies of the drying up of the Sarasvati River bed, all indicate the same time period of 1,900 B.C.E. 9.The late dating of the Vedic literatures by indologists is based on speculated dates of 1,500 B.C.E. for the Aryan Invasion and 1,200 B.C.E. for the Rig Veda, both now disproved by scientific evidence. Sources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_ancient_Tamil_country http://www.archaeologyonline.net/artifacts/scientific-verif-vedas.htmlhttp://archive.org/stream/puranicencyclopa00maniuoft/puranicencyclopa00maniuoft_djvu.txt
- Rama Spoke Tamil In Ayodhya (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Lemuria Home Of Tamils In Ramayana ,Mahabharata (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
I could have brushed it aside for the thought seemed to be outrageous.
The references in the article were compelling, them being quoted from The Ramayana, the early Tamil Literature,Puranas .
It is said Sanskrit belongs to Aryan Group of languages while Tamil belongs to the Dravidian Group.
This thought was propagated by The British when they colonized India concurrent with the theory floated by them that the Aryans invaded Davidians.
I leave the judgement to the readers.
I feel that the references in the post need careful evaluation with an open mind.
‘LP. KR. Ramanathan Chettiar and a host of others. He was widely respected as letters written to him by the great scholar and patron of scholars, Pandithurai Thevar, “Thamizh Thatha” U. Ve. Saminatha Iyer, Srinivasa Pillai of Thanjavur, who wrote the “Thamizh Varalaru”, Pandithamani Kathiresan Chettiar and others, which are in our possession now, show. He has established through these articles that Tamil was the spoken language throughout Bharath or India, during the Ramayana period and even earlier while Sanskrit was the language of the litterateurs and it was in Tamil that Lord Rama and others conversed in Ayodhya).’
Valmiki wrote a Sangam Poem.
The “Purananooru” poem by Vanmikiyar also glorifies the importance of penance. It contains many words and sentences, which are pleasing to the ears, have great depth, and contain many Vedantic truths. It is very much in tune with his Ramayana verses.
The poem has not been commented upon by later day scholars. To help research scholars, the poem, with its commentary, is given below:
“Parithi soozhnda vippayankezhu maanilam
oru pahal ezhuvar eithiyatre
vaiyamum thavamum thookitravathukku
ayyavi anaithum aatrathu aagalin
kaivittanare kaathalar adhanal
vittorai vidaall thiruve
vidaa thorivall vidappattore”
The meaning of this poem is that the world is surrounded by the Sun who drives away darkness. This earth is full of worldly pleasures, which are not eternal, and many kings claimed possession of this world as a day is divided into many parts and each part (Horai) is looked after by a “Horai Nayagan”. Some of them are big, others small. Some of them are inauspicious, while others are considered as auspicious and some of them are considered as enemies of each other. They are the masters of their own time and cannot interfere in other’s time. The worldly life is so impermanent, but what gives one permanence is penance. If one puts the benefits of worldly life in one plate in a balance and that of penance in the other, he will find the former stands no comparison with the latter. Hence many kings who ruled this world renounced it and became ascetics’…
Instead of naming it Soundaryakandam, Valmiki has given the name of Sundarakandam as it is more pleasing to the ears and even those who are not well versed can understand its meaning. But Valmiki was a Sanskrit poet. Why did he not name it as Soundaryakandam following the Sanskrit custom and named it as Sundarakandam following the Tamil custom? It was because he was well versed in Tamil and wanted to make known to the Sanskrit scholars such a fine usage. He wanted Sanskrit scholars to study many Tamil works. It is the custom of epic poets to make known the greatness of works in other languages to Sanskrit scholars…
Tamil, The Language of Maknkind, Manusha Bhasha.
. “Antharathvaha maasaadhya raakshashenami hasthitha”
(I have reached this place when the demonesses are taking rest)
2. “Sanairachvaasyishyami santhaapa bahu dhamimam”
(I will try to pacify her, as she is highly agitated)
3. “Ahamthvathithanuchaiva vaanarascha visheshatha”
(I am a monkey, which is a small creature, not respected by others)
4. “Vaachannodhaa harishyaami maanusheemiva samskruthaam”
(If I speak the language spoken by human beings which is full of grammar)
5. Yathivaacham praathasyami dwijathiriva samskruthaam
(If I spoke Sanskrit, which is spoken by the twice born (dwija – Brahmin)
6. Ravanam manyamanaa maam sita bhithaa bhavishyathi
(Sita will think that Ravana has come disguised as a monkey)..
ஒரு பகல் எழுவர் எய்தியற்றே
வையமும் தவமும் தூக்கிற்றவக்துக்
கையவி யனைத்து மாற்றா தாகலிர்
கைவிட்டனரே காதலர் அதனால்
விட்டோரை விடாள் திருவே
விடாதோர் இவள் விடப்பட்டோரே ”
- Ramayana Data Tools For Dating Proof. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- EVR,Father Of Tamils” Views Tamil Thirukkural Tamils (ramanan50.wordpress.com)