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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

No Christmas celebrations for Kerala’s dam-hit .

Lakhs of people in Kerala living in the shadow of danger posed by the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam will skip the Christmas celebrations. Activists of the anti-Mullaperiyar dam agitation council, whose stir for an end to the anxieties caused by the time-weakened dam would enter the sixth year on Sunday, will observe a fast as a mark of intensification of their agitation and protest against the political parties and their leaders who have not yet done anything convincing to alleviate the fears. The council represents over 3.5 lakh people living in the downstream areas of the reservoir between Mullaperiyar and Idukki and its leaders have been on a relay fast demanding an end to their anxieties since the Christmas of 2006. “You can’t celebrate when you are living in perpetual fear,” said Paul Mathew, an activist. Several leader are expected to join the council’s activists in their fast at Chappath, the first village to be washed away if the dam breaks, on the Christmas day, but Paul says that the council is not prepared to trust them anymore. “The parties joined the stir last month with much publicity. But they betrayed us by ending their stir at the first available opportunity,” he said. However, the hunger strikes will mark this year’s Christmas in the towns and villages in the 50-km stretch between Mullaperiyar and Idukki that might get obliterated if the old dam breaks. Reports indicate that a minimum of 50 centres on this stretch will witness fasts on the Christmas day apart from those in other parts of the State.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

India Travel Vaccinations

Travel Insurance Travel insurance is necessary for travelling to India and it also acts as an additional security in the case of unanticipated contingences like cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, accident, etc. Foreigners, who are not covered by travel insurance, shall be compounded by a financial burden in case of any personal tragedy. Though each and every mishap is not covered by travel insurance, still, it covers most of the unfortunate circumstances. Check the small print of your insurance policy carefully to see if there is any exclusion. If anything goes wrong, you need to file a claim. For the purpose, keep your boarding passes, ticket copies and receipts for expenses paid during your trip as a proof.

Indian Money

Indian Money Indian currency is known as Rupee abbreviated as INR. The Indian money is available in denominations of Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.1000. One rupee consists of a hundred paise which are in denominations of 10p, 25p and 50p. However, these paise are rarely used. Coins are available for Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5 and Rs.10. Changing money in India can be a very cumbersome process especially in small towns, thus the visitors are advised to change a substantial amount at one time. All the banks do not accept Travellers' cheques. Make sure to change the money at accredited bureaus only; changing at any other place is illegal and also runs the risk of being counterfeit. Foreigners have no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travellers' cheques and they can import any amount, provided he/she has filled a declaration form on arrival. This will help in exchanging your currency at the time of arrival as well as the taking back your unspent currency at the time of leaving. Money can be easily changed at the airport, some hotels and several branches of International foreign exchange providers.

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Indian Visa

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facts and information on India

Name India, also known as Bharat or Hindustan. Area 3,287,263 sq. km Population 1,028 million (as per 1 March 2001) Capital New Delhi Religion India is a secular country where many religions co-exist. Coastline length 7,600 km Languages There are 22 different languages that have been recognised by the Constitution of India, of which Hindi is an Official Language. Article 343(3) empowered Parliament to provide by law for continued use of English for official purposes. Climate India experiences three major seasons - winters, summers and Monsoon. States and Union Territories India has 28 states and 7 Union Territories Government Democratic form of Government Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil Currency Rupees National Anthem Jan Gana Mana National Emblem Replica of the Lion Capital of Sarnath National Flag Horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. In the centre of the white band is a wheel in navy blue colour. National Animal Tiger National Bird Peacock National Flower Lotus National Tree Banyan National Fruit Mango National River The Ganga or Ganges National Aquatic Animal River Dolphin National Calendar The national calendar is based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days. National Song Vande Mataram National Game Hockey National Currency Rupees, denoted by symbol Rs. Time Zone The Indian time zone, Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours (5 hours and 30 minutes) ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

India Travel Advisory

India is a land of rich cultural heritage and geographic beauty. There are many places of tourist interests in India and every year many foreign tourists from different parts of the world come to explore the eternal beauty of this Nation. Tourists come for different purposes such as tourism, business, education, family reunions, etc. Foreign nationals planning to visit India for tourism, vacations or business should check the travel advisory bulletins of their respective countries. Before finalising your plans to travel to India it is advisable to check the travel advisory notifications of your country. These travel advisories are posted with specific information regarding the health and safety for prospective travellers. Cited below are some facts and points that can be really helpful to the foreign visitors: India Facts The first thing one can notice about India is its rich culture and unique diversity. Truly India is a potpourri of various traditions, cultures, rituals, religions, casts, etc. Read on further to explore other facts and information on India

Applying for Indian Visa

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Study in India

The Indian education system has conquered a strong position in international circuit. India is a popular destination for higher education amongst foreign students as the country has an unparalleled variety of academic courses. A large number of students fly to India every year from all corners of the globe to satisfy their desire for learning more. Studying in India, the second largest higher education network in the World is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India and assured educational and career growth. There are universities focusing on the study of medicine, arts and language, journalism, social work, business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, and other specialised studies. Most Indian universities teach in English Medium and conduct special language classes for those weak in English. India has an impressive list of universities and colleges sprawled across its major states and cities, which have inducted numerous foreign students from time to time. With 343 universities and 17000 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognised globally. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education. The quality education that India offers is within the reach of every income-group considering the reasonable fee structure. With 66 distance education institutions functioning in 60 universities besides 11 open universities, India has an enlarged outreach of distance education as well. So, visit India and be a part of an educational system that lives on the values of quality, growth and truthfulness

India Medical Tourism

India is a perfect destination for medical tourism that combines health treatment with visits to some of the most alluring and awe-inspiring places of the world. A growing number of tourists are flocking in large numbers because of the superlative medical care, equipments and facilities that India offers. India excels in providing quality and cheap health care services to overseas tourists. The field has such lucrative potential that it can become a $2.3 billion business by 2012, states a study by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In 2004, some 150,000 foreigners visited India for treatment, and the numbers have been rising by 15 per cent each year. India is in the process of becoming the "Global Health Destination" owing to the following advantages: The cost of medical services in India is almost 30% lower to that in Western countries and the cheapest in South-east Asia. Language is a major comfort factor that invites so many foreign tourists to visit India for medical and health tourism. India has a large populace of good English speaking doctors, guides and medical staff. This makes it easier for foreigners to relate well to Indian doctors. Indian hospitals excel in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacements, transplants, cosmetic treatments, dental care, Orthopaedic surgery and more. The medical services in India include full body pathology, comprehensive physical and gynecological examinations, audiometry, spirometry, Chest X-ray, 12 lead ECG, 2D echo Colour Doppler, gold standard DXA bone densitometry, body fat analysis, coronary risk markers, cancer risk markers, high strength MRI etc. All medical treatments and investigations are done using the latest, technologically advanced diagnostic equipments. Indian doctors have got an expertise in performing successful cardiac surgeries, bone marrow transplants, liver transplants, orthopaedic surgeries and other medical treatments. The cost of Infertility treatments in India is almost 1/4th of that in developed nations. The availability of modern assisted reproductive techniques, such as IVF, and a full range of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services have made India the first choice for infertility treatments.

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India is a pictorial kaleidoscope of landscapes, opulent historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures and festivities. India is rapidly gaining ground in the international scenario as a popular destination for foreign travellers, international students, and even for some others who choose to migrate to this mystical land for health and medical tourism. A trip to India is exceptional for tourists, as this wonderland has always been a prime travel destination for those who are charmed by exotic beaches of the south India, the mesmerising backwaters, the spell-binding remains of the ancient civilization in the north, the lofty mountain ranges along the Ghats, lush greenery, the tropical rain forests etc. It is said that if you have travelled the world then you have seen half the world, and if you have visited only the Indian subcontinent, you have seen the whole world! India has metamorphosised into one of the most sought after destinations for travel, much due to the presence of several renowned world heritage sites, and an inherent spiritualistic force, which pulls enthusiastic travellers towards it from all over the world.

Mullaperiyar issue who are right on dam

Kerala Congress(M) chairman and finance minister K M Mani has said that in the Mullaperiyar issue Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should stand by parties who have taken the right stance, indirectly demanding that he should agree to Kerala's demand for a new dam. "In some subjects the central government can direct the states and in the Mullaperiyar issue, too, it can instruct. The Prime Minister should take a strong position in this regard and stand by the people who are right and reject the other," said Mani while interacting with reporters here on Friday. Even the Supreme Court has said the Prime Minister can intervene, he observed. Mani also made it clear that the Kerala Congress has not withdrawn from the strike, and the party has taken a break following the Prime Minister's promise that he would interfere in the matter. "We will wait for a month and are confident that the Prime Minister would take a decision by then and bring Tamil Nadu to the negotiating table. We stopped the agitation temporarily as the Prime Minister wants a conducive atmosphere for the talks," he added. He also said that there is no difference of opinion within the party about this decision. Justifying the decision to stop the agitation for now, he said Kerala prefers an out-of-court settlement in this issue because the government does not want to prolong it through a legal battle, putting the safety of the people at stake. A cordial atmosphere is the need of the hour, he added.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New dam Mullaperiyar Dam

Kerala politicians led by Chief Minister Ommen Chandy today knocked the doors of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his immediate intervention in persuading Tamil Nadu to settle the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. An all-party delegation from the state met Singh and urged him to initiate a dialogue between Kerala and Tamil Nadu for arriving at an amicable settlement as early as possible, in view of the "current sense" of anxiety and fear among Keraliites. In a memorandum submitted to Singh, the delegation said no responsible government or party can afford to remain a silent spectator when people are living in constant fear of death and destruction. "Kerala has offered to construct a new dam at our cost which will ensure the same quantity of water for Tamil Nadu as they now receive. But government of Tamil Nadu has turned a deaf ear to this unambiguous proposal," it said. The delegation told the Prime Minister that there have been more than 26 tremors in the dam area since July this year, with the highest recorded magnitude being 3.8 on Richter Scale. "Along with this continued unprecedented seismic activity, the water level in the reservoir has gone above 136 feet for the past several days. These two factors have intensified the possibilities of imminent danger and have raised fear and panic among people to alarming proportions. "It is unfortunate that this anxiety and fear is being dismissed as overreaction," the delegation said.

Mullaperiyar decision within 10 days

Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) leader K.M. Mani has said that his party will launch “the second phase of the agitation for a new dam at Mullaperiyar if the Centre does not take a decision on the matter within ten days.” Inaugurating a seminar organised by the party at Mannarkkad on Monday, Mr. Mani said that “if the Centre failed to take a decision on the new dam, the Kerala Congress will be forced to launch the second phase of its agitation. Then the tone and style of it will change,” he warned. He said that any disaster at Mullaperiyar would not only affect five districts but the entire State and the country as a whole. This national disaster should be avoided by constructing a new dam. He urged leaders of the national political parties like the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India to visit Mullaperiyar and the threatened districts to study the ground realities and find out the truth about the real danger from the old dam. Mr. Mani said that Kerala wanted safety for its people and the State was willing to give water to Tamil Nadu. The dam was allowed to be constructed to provide water to Tamil Nadu. It was done for a good cause. So there should not be any doubt for Tamil Nadu that it would not get the same water from Mullaperiyar with the new dam. He said that some anti-social elements created troubles in Mullaperiyar by attacking some people from Tamil Nadu. But the State government had taken steps to put down such incidents and any attempt to create trouble would be dealt with an iron hand. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had also taken steps to prevent any attack on Keralites in Tamil Nadu. That was a welcome step to preserve the age old cordial relations between the two neighbours, he said. Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph said it was not a misinformation that keeping the water level at 136 ft was dangerous to the dam and the people living downstream. Since the area was in the seismic zone there was great danger, he said. The Minister said that he was leaving for Delhi to assist the lawyers appearing for Kerala in the Supreme Court on the Mullaperiyar dam issue. The meeting was presided over by Kerala Congress (M) district president K.V. Mani. Thomas Unniyadan, MLA; K. Francise, former MP; Joy Abraham, P.C. Joseph, former MLAs, and other leaders spoke.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tag of war over dam

cool down on Mullaperiyar

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Tamil Nadu and Kerala to cautiously deal with the Mullaperiyar dam dispute and not add "fuel to fire". The court sternly warned the two states "sense and sensibility must prevail". The Tamil Nadu government has accused the Kerala government of whipping up a "fear psychosis" on Mullaperiyar row. A public campaign has been building up in Kerala demanding that a new dam built to replace the "dangerous one. The Supreme Court also asked the Centre to respond to petitions that central forces be deployed at the dam site. According to Kerala, the dam in its Idukki district - which meets the irrigation needs of southern Tamil Nadu - is fragile and poses grave danger. "Seven million people can get washed away if the dam collapses. Twenty-six tremors have been recorded at the site of the dam in the last 11 months," said State water resources minister PJ Joseph in November. Kerala wants to construct a new dam at the site to replace the old structure. It also wants the existing dam's storage height to be reduced from the current 136 feet to 120 feet. Tamil Nadu, which opposes a new dam, wants the storage height to be raised to 142 feet. According to the state, the lowering of the storage capacity of the dam earlier, at the behest of Kerala, had resulted in great losses.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mullaperiyar: Assembly passes resolution

The Kerala Assembly Friday unanymously passed a resolution under Rule 275 demanding permission for construction of a new dam at Mullaperiyar. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy also demanded immediate reduction of water level in the dam to a height of 120 ft. The resolution noted that repeated tremors, age and heavy rains have sevelely affected the safety of the

TN’s rights over Mullaperiyar

Seeking to assert Tamil Nadu's rights over Mullaperiyar dam, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Sunday said a special Assembly session would be convened on December 15 to pass a resolution that the state will not give up rights over it due to 'imaginary threats' on its safety and security. "A special Assembly session will be convened on December 15 at 11 AM to pass a resolution that this state will not give up our rights over Mullaperiyar because of the imaginary threat to the safety and security of the dam," she said in a statement. Jayalalithaa said her government believed the "solution to this problem lies in presenting sound technical and scientific data to the Supreme Court and convincing it about the justness of our stand." "With regard to the present issue, neither my people nor I and my government have got anything against the people of Kerala or their government. We have no quarrel with the people of Kerala." "Therefore, destroying their (Keralites' in Tamil Nadu) property or causing injury to them and in the process also causing ourselves pain and hardship is not a solution," she said. Urging the public to allow the government to handle the issue scientifically and logically and not get carried away emotionally, Jayalalithaa asked people of border areas not to precipitate the situation and to disperse immmediately. The two states have been at loggerheads over the issue for long. Tamil Nadu, which receives water from the dam in Kerala's Idukki district for irrigation in its southern districts, is opposed to any move to decommission the 116-year-old structure, saying it is safe. The Kerala Assembly had on Dec 9 unanimously adopted a resolution to build a new dam to replace the reservoir and lowering the water level to 120 feet in the existing structure over which the state and Tamil Nadu are locked in a dispute.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Mullaperiyar dam safe

The politicians in the state led by the water resources minister, Mr P.J. Joseph, rubbished the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa’s claim that the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam was safe. Mr Joseph termed Ms Jayalalithaa’s appeal as distortion of facts. He challenged her statement that the demand to reduce water level was to save the land mafia. “It is unfortunate that she has questioned the real intention of the people in Kerala,” he said. “People are agitated because of the dangers that the dam poses to them. We are confident that the apex court will allow us to reduce the water level from present 136 to 120 ft.” In a full page advertisement in English dailies, Ms Jayalalithaa said that the Mullaperiyar dam was safe. “It is designed to absorb moderate flood up to 4,00,000 cusecs,” she said. “Human settlement in the area is much above the reach of the flood waters of Mullaperiyar. Only illegal resorts by land gabbers will get submerged when storage is raised. Some cite this as a reason for the plea against the dam.” The finance minister, Mr K.M. Mani, also slammed Ms Jayalalitha’s appeal. He said that the State did not require her permission to construct the dam at Mullaperiyar. “When it comes to safety of the people there is no need to look into other issues,’’ he said. The Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Friday demanding a new dam at Mullaperiyar and also urged the Tamil Nadu Government to lower the water level from the present 136 ft to 120 ft. The state is worried that a strong earthquake might damage the dam and cause widespread destruction. Experts in Kerala say that damage to Mullaperiyar dam could pose danger to the lives of over 30 lakh people living downstream.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Mullaperiyar: AG's statement puts Govt in a spot-Asianet News Hour Dec 0...

Do Something.. @ Mullaperiyar.. Song by Swasthika

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Women with nails in her body

Sri Lankan housemaid who was found with seven nails in her body following surgery at Dammam Central Hospital refused on Saturday to name who was responsible for inserting them. According to sources, 22-year-old Balsubramaniam Shashikala was admitted to Dammam Central Hospital by her Saudi sponsor with complaints of body pains on Tuesday. The doctors at the hospital performed surgery on her and found seven nails in her body. Arab News learned that the Sri Lankan Embassy officials in Riyadh have rushed to the hospital to see where Shashikala went after she was discharged on Sunday morning following the surgery. The sources said that the embassy had urged police in the Eastern Province to conduct a full-scale inquiry into the case. The maid had recalled that she was given a sedative by the sponsor's wife and was unable to say what had happened afterward. Shashikala told police on Sunday that ever since she came to the Kingdom on Aug. 22, neither her sponsor nor his wife had ill-treated her. The police had summoned the maid and the concerned sponsor for a formal inquiry on Monday morning. The mission has taken the maid into its custody till the case is settled. Last week the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) paid compensation to a Bahraini national to obtain the release of a Sri Lankan female domestic aide who had falsely accused her employer of torture in Bahrain. The maid had accused her employer of embedding nails in her body. After the SLBFE officials intervened and put her in the care of a NGO in Bahrain (as Sri Lanka does not have an embassy in the country), she was reported to have retracted the statement. The Bahraini national had filed a case claiming the domestic aide had slandered him. “The SLBFE contacted the Bahraini national and paid him money to withdraw the case,” SLBFE Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka said. The domestic aide, who was brought back to Sri Lanka by the SLBFE on its own expense after paying compensation to the employer, is being treated at Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Colombo for stomach pains. The SLBFE commenced investigations immediately after the housemaid claimed that she was tortured by her employer. “We sent an officer from Kuwait to attend to the matter,” Ranawaka said. He said that after the officer transferred her to the NGO, she had been reluctant to press charges against her employer.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Mullaperiyar dam in great danger

The Mullaperiyar dam was built by Corps of Royal Engineers.in 1886 to divert water to Tamil Nadu area but now the dam is in a critical condition and dangerous too. It is very shame to note that the Indian gouvernment received nearly 10 billions of dollars from the world bank to clean the river Gange polluted by men but this Mullaperiyar dame whiich more important than this polluted river was completely neglected. As demanded by Tamil Nadu empty pĂ´lticians ruling and opposition to raise the water level just for the irrigation in Tamil Nadu is impossible. If the present level goes up the dam will be broken down because the old construction of this dame is in a detoriate situation. I hope that the central gouvernment should take an immediate action to repaire this dame and also construct small dams nearby to diver the water from the Mullaperiyar dam.This is not the affaire of Kerala and Tamil Nadu but this is an important issue of India. We don't have qualified engineers in India to lookafter this dam since the departure of English engineers. However we have some indian engineers who are still capable to find out on the moon but not in indian soil

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Aishwarya Rai and her newborn morphed picture

Aishwarya Rai and her newborn baby girl have been doing the rounds on the internet. However, Ash's father-in-law, megastar Amitabh Bachchan and her husband, Abhishek Bachchan have claimed the pictures to be fake. 'Many morphed pictures of the 'little one' with her mother in hospital doing the rounds on the net... all fake!!' -- Amitabh posted on his Twitter page. 'To be my daughter in her mother's arms. Full points for creativity to the people who made them. Spent the morning with the girls and showing them some rather entertaining photos morphed by some very talented people of who is supposed...' Abhishek wrote with sarcasm. Aishwarya gave birth to her first child Wednesday morning at a private hospital in Mumbai. Abhishek announced the news through the micro-blogging site. The electronic media gave only limited footage to the news of Ash's delivery, following a reported 10-point directive from the Broadcast Editor's Association (BEA) warning news channels against excessive coverage on TV of her childbirth. Thanking the media, the Bachchan senior tweeted: 'And once again a word of kindness to the electronic media for their non interference and dignified distance... thank you!! 'A word of appreciation too, to the print media for highlighting a few salient points... our joy in welcoming the girl child... and emphasising the commendable desire of Aishwarya in having a normal delivery without any epidural or pain killers. The often coined phrase 'too posh to push' was put to rest in her case... she was determined to do it the way she felt was correct!' he added. The 69-year-old third-time grandfather is already receiving suggestion for the baby's name, though Abhishek has chosen to nickname her 'Beti B'. 'More time spent with the 'little one'... each and every movement sinking deep into our memory cells... to narrate to them when older! Thank you all for sending in suggestions for names for the baby... some of them really good... will run it by the parents!' he wrote.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Most Popular Christmas Films Of All Time!

57 people in one underwear

London commuters likely rubbed their eyes on the way to work this morning watching 50 people trying to wriggle into an oversized pair of underpants at the city docks, and folks in Dublin did a double-take seeing 262 costumed Leprechauns file into a theater. While onlookers might be forgiven for thinking the calendar had flipped forward to April Fool’s Day, the underwear stuffers and charmed Irish elves were part of a contingent 300,000 strong around the globe competing to make history and gain entry into the world’s most famed record book on the 7th annual Guinness World Records Day.

Egypt activist posts herself nude

A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike. Some liberals feared that the posting by 20-year-old university student Aliaa Magda Elmahdy would taint them in the eyes of deeply conservative Egyptians ahead of Nov. 28 parliamentary elections in which they are trying to compete with fundamentalist Islamic parties. Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form. Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public. Elmahdy wrote on her blog that the photographs — which show her standing wearing only stockings — are "screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy." The blog has received 1.5 million hits since she posted the photos earlier this week. The posting comes at a time when Egypt, a nation of some 85 million people, is polarized between Islamists and liberals ahead of the elections, the first since the February ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Members of the most hardline Islamic movement in Egypt, the Salafis, have warned voters during their campaigns that liberals will corrupt Egypt's morals. "This hurts the entire secular current in front of those calling themselves the people of virtue," Sayyed el-Qimni, a prominent self-described secular figure, said referring to Islamists. "It's is a double disaster. Because I am liberal and I believe in the right of personal freedom, I can't interfere," el-Qimni said Wednesday night on one of Egypt's popular TV political talk shows, "90 Minutes." The April 6 movement, one of the most prominent liberal activist groups that led the 18-day uprising against Mubarak, issued a statement denying claims by some on the Web that Elmahdy is a member of the group. The posting prompted furious discussions on Internet social media sites, with pages for and against her put up on Facebook. One activist, Ahmed Awadallah, praised her in a Tweet, writing, "I'm totally taken back by her bravery." A supporter, who identified himself as Emad Nasr Zikri, wrote in a comment on Elmahdy's blog, "We need to learn how to separate between nudity and sex." He said that before fundamentalist influence in Egypt, "there were nude models in art school for students to draw." Some 100 people liked his comment, while thousands flooded the site with insults. Some denounced Elmahdy as a "prostitute" and "mentally sick" or urged police to arrest her. Elmahdy did not reply to attempts by The Associated Press to contact her. Her move comes as Salafis have become more assertive in pushing their attitude that women should be kept out of the public eye, promoting a Saudi Arabia-style segregation of the sexes. On Salafi parties' campaign banners, photos of the few female candidates are replaced by drawings of a flower. During a recent election rally in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Salafists covered up a public statue that depicted mermaids. Salafi clerics appearing on TV talks shows have refused to appear face-to-face with female TV hosts, unless the presenter puts on a headscarf or in one case, a barrier was placed between the two. Most recently, an Islamist preacher crashed into a university musical concert in a Nile Delta province of Mansoura, saying music was forbidden by Islam and that he wanted to "promote virtue and prevent vice" — the term used for the mission of Saudi Arabia's religious police. Women rights activist Nehad Abou el-Qomsan said conservatives "keep adding layers to cover up the women and deny their existence." But, she said, what Elmahdy did "is also rejected because posing nude is a form of body abuse." Elmahdy and her boyfriend Kareem Amer, also a controversial blogger, have challenged Egypt's social strictures before. Earlier this year, they posted mobile phone video footage of themselves debating with managers of a public park who threw them out for public displays of affection. Amer, who spent four years in prison for blog posting deemed insulting to Islam and for calling Mubarak a "symbol of tyranny," chided liberals who condemned Elmahdy. "I think we should not be afraid of those in power or Islamists, as much as we should be worried of politicians claiming to be liberal," he wrote on his Facebook page. "They are ready to sacrifice us to avoid tarnishing their image."

Friday, 18 November 2011

Avatar 2 - Trailer

Titanic in 3D

More recently, the Titanic Trailer 3D made its debut late yesterday in the United States. Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. It is a fictionalised account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater. Billy Zane is Rose's fiancé, Cal Hockley. Jack and Rose are members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its maiden voyage. Upon its release on December 19, 1997, the film achieved critical and commercial success with records of 14 Academy Award nominations, 11 Oscar wins snagging the Best Picture and Best Director categories. Titanic was the first film to reach the billion dollar mark with a worldwide gross of over US$1.8 billion and remained the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years, until Cameron's next directorial effort, Avatar

Titanic - Official Trailer (2012)

The SWAT Sniper

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

kavya MADHAVAN SAYING THERI

Santosh Pandit Song Anganavadiyile Teachere

EPILEPTIC TECHNO - (Your Favorite Martian music video)

petrol tears; price to be slashed by Rs 2

UPA government having to receive severe blows when it had to raise petrol prices seem to have finally woken up to the woes of the aam aadmi when reports emerged that the govt is likely to slash petrol prices by Rs 2. Though the final announcement is yet to be made, sources within the Oil Ministry has stated that the slashing of the prices cannot essentially be termed a rollback and that it was the government who suggested a reduction in the fuel price. With a high profile meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday among the head of all the major oil companies, the issue still persists on the losses incurred by the companies. The sources also confirmed that the decision is a political decision and the real issue faced by oil companies needs to be addressed. The move if implemented will see the first reduction in petrol prices since Jun 2010 after petrol price was derugulated from government giving oil companies the full power to decide on the price. With the Opposition and the UPA allies tearing into the UPA for the second price hike within a month, there was widepsread agitation and the various political parties were determined to question the move when the Parliament begins its winter session from Nov 22. The latest price hike has been the fifth one since Dec 2010.

M V Jayrajan case today in SC

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Gulf Manorama | Gulf News | Kerala

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011 PREAMBLE ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 CHAPTER I .................................................................................................................................................... 3 PRELIMINARY ................................................................................................................................................. 3 Short Title, Extent and Commencement ................................................................................................................... 3 Definitions ................................................................................................................................................................... 3 CHAPTER II ................................................................................................................................................... 8 SHARING OF FINANCIAL AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................ 8 Sharing and other financial responsibilities ................................................................................................................ 8 CHAPTER III .................................................................................................................................................. 8 RIGHT TO FOOD SECURITY ............................................................................................................................. 8 Right to access of food security ................................................................................................................................... 8 Life-Cycle Approach ..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Entitlements of Pregnant and Nursing Women ........................................................................................................... 8 Entitlements of children at the age group of .............................................................................................................. 9 0 - 6 years .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Midday meal to Children ......................................................................................................................................... 10 No denial to any child ................................................................................................................................................ 10 Prevention and Treatment of Child Malnutrition ...................................................................................................... 10 CHAPTER IV ............................................................................................................................................... 10 ENTITLEMENTS OF SPECIAL GROUPS ............................................................................................................ 10 Entitlement of Destitute persons ............................................................................................................................. 11 Entitlement of Homeless Persons ........................................................................................................................... 11 Entitlements of Migrants ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Emergency and Disaster Affected Persons ............................................................................................................ 11 CHAPTER – V .............................................................................................................................................. 11 RIGHT OF PERSONS LIVING IN STARVATION .................................................................................................. 11 Right of persons living in starvation ................................................................................................................... 11 Immediate Relief from Starvation ............................................................................................................................. 12 Proactive identification of Starvation ........................................................................................................................ 12 Investigation of Starvation Death .............................................................................................................................. 12 Starvation Protocol .................................................................................................................................................... 13 Right to Approach the District Grievance Redressal Officer .................................................................................. 13 CHAPTER – VI ............................................................................................................................................. 13 RIGHT TO RECEIVE SUBSIDIZED FOOD GRAINS ............................................................................................ 13 Identification of Households ..................................................................................................................................... 13 Subsidised Food Grains to rural households ............................................................................................................. 13 Subsidised Food Grains to Urban households ........................................................................................................... 13 Rate for Priority Households ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Rates for General Households ................................................................................................................................... 14 CHAPTER VII .............................................................................................................................................. 14 PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM .................................................................................................................... 14 Procurement of Food Grains ..................................................................................................................................... 14 Power to delegate ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 Storage of Food grains............................................................................................................................................... 15 Local Public Distribution Model................................................................................................................................. 15 Quantity and Issue Price ............................................................................................................................................ 15 Distribution of Food Grains ....................................................................................................................................... 16 NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY BILL, 2011 NAC, July, 2011 Fair Price Shops ......................................................................................................................................................... 16 Ration Cards .............................................................................................................................................................. 18 Monitoring the Procurement, Distribution and Sale of Subsidized Food Grains ....................................................... 18 Use of Technology and Monitoring and Information System .................................................................................... 19 CHAPTER VIII ............................................................................................................................................. 19 NATIONAL FOOD COMMISSION ................................................................................................................... 19 Constitution of National Food Commission ............................................................................................................... 19 Eligibility for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members................................................ 20 Disqualification for the appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members ............................... 20 Appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other Members .................................................................... 21 Resignation and removal of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ........................................................... 22 Vacancies in the National Food Commission ............................................................................................................. 22 Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ................................................ 22 Procedure to be regulated by the National Food Commission ................................................................................. 23 Officers and other staff of the National Food Commission ....................................................................................... 23 Functions of the National Food Commission ............................................................................................................. 23 Powers relating to inquiries ...................................................................................................................................... 24 Investigation .............................................................................................................................................................. 25 Statement made by persons to the National Food Commission ............................................................................... 26 Persons likely to be prejudicially affected to be heard ............................................................................................. 26 Inquiry into complaints ............................................................................................................................................. 26 Steps during and after inquiry ................................................................................................................................... 27 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Annual Reports .......................................................................................................................................................... 28 CHAPTER IX ................................................................................................................................................ 28 STATE FOOD COMMISSION .......................................................................................................................... 28 Constitution of State Food Commission .................................................................................................................... 28 Eligibility for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members................................................ 28 Disqualification for appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other members ..................................... 29 Appointment of Chairperson, Member Secretary and other Members .................................................................... 29 Resignation and removal of Chairperson, Member Secretary and Members ........................................................... 30 Vacancies in the State Food Commission .................................................................................................................. 31 Officers and other staff of the State Food Commission ............................................................................................ 31 Functions of the State Food Commission .................................................................................................................. 31 Annual Report ........................................................................................................................................................... 32 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Application of certain provisions relating to National Food Commission to State Food Commission ...................... 32 CHAPTER – X .............................................................................................................................................. 33 Centralized Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System ............................................................................... 33 Functions of the Nodal Officer .................................................................................................................................. 33 Block Facilitation Centre ............................................................................................................................................ 34 Functions of Block Facilitation Coordinator .............................................................................................................. 34 Telephone Helpline ................................................................................................................................................... 35 Right to make a grievance ......................................................................................................................................... 35 State Government to set up two-tier internal grievance mechanism ....................................................................... 35 Procedure on receipt of complaint ........................................................................................................................... 36 CHAPTER – XI ............................................................................................................................................. 36 DISTRICT GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL OFFICER .................................................................................................. 36 Appointment of the District Grievance Redressal Officer ......................................................................................... 36 Terms of office and Condition of Service .................................................................................................................. 37 Disqualification for appointment of District Grievance Redressal Officer ................................................................. 38 NAC, July, 2011 Jurisdiction of the District Grievance Redressal Officer ............................................................................................ 38 Who can make a complaint ....................................................................................................................................... 39 Manner in which complaint shall be made ............................................................................................................... 39 Procedure on Receipt of Complaint .......................................................................................................................... 39 Procedure for Investigation into Starvation .............................................................................................................. 40 Power to give Directions ........................................................................................................................................... 40 Reference to the State Food Commission ................................................................................................................. 41 Power to Impose Penalty .......................................................................................................................................... 41 Appeal ....................................................................................................................................................................... 41 CHAPTER – XII ............................................................................................................................................ 42 DERELICTION OF DUTIES, PENALTIES AND COMPENSATION ....................................................................... 42 Dereliction of Duty by Public Servant ........................................................................................................................ 42 Dereliction of Duty by Government Departments .................................................................................................... 42 Power to impose Penalties ........................................................................................................................................ 42 Compensation ........................................................................................................................................................... 43 CHAPTER – XIII ........................................................................................................................................... 44 DUTIES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ............................................................................................................ 44 Duties of Central Government to ensure adequate budgetary provisions ............................................................... 44 Duty of Central Government to Frame Schemes ...................................................................................................... 44 CHAPTER – XIV ........................................................................................................................................... 44 DUTIES OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT.......................................................................................................... 44 Implementation of nutrition-related schemes .......................................................................................................... 44 Duty of the State Government to set up Anganwadi ................................................................................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres ............................................................... 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Community Kitchens in Urban Areas ........................................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to set up Destitute Feeding Centres ........................................................................ 45 Duty the State Government to Publicize and disseminate information about all Entitlements................................ 45 Duty of the State Government to issue job cards/Charts.......................................................................................... 46 Duty of the State Government to comply with directions ........................................................................................ 46 CHAPTER – XV ............................................................................................................................................ 46 DUTIES OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ........................................................................................................... 46 Duty to monitor implementation of all schemes ...................................................................................................... 46 Duty to identify persons living in starvation .............................................................................................................. 46 CHAPTER – XVI ........................................................................................................................................... 46 TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ...................................................................................................... 46 Duty to Establish Transparency Systems ................................................................................................................... 46 Duties of Proactive Disclosure ................................................................................................................................... 48 Social Audits .............................................................................................................................................................. 48 Social Audit upon Starvation or Starvation Death ..................................................................................................... 49 Vigilance Committee ................................................................................................................................................. 50 Functions of the Vigilance Committee ...................................................................................................................... 50 Inspection of activity, documents and records ......................................................................................................... 51 Implementation of the Right to Information Act ...................................................................................................... 51 CHAPTER – XVII .......................................................................................................................................... 51 Progressive Realisation of Food Security ................................................................................................................... 52 CHAPTER – XVIII ......................................................................................................................................... 52 MISCELLANEOUS .......................................................................................................................................... 52 Bar of jurisdiction of courts ....................................................................................................................................... 52 Application of Indian Evidence Act, 1872 .................................................................................................................. 52 Power to delegate ..................................................................................................................................................... 53 NAC, July, 2011 Power of Central Government to give binding directions ......................................................................................... 53 Power of Central Government to make rules............................................................................................................ 53 Power of State Government to make rules ............................................................................................................... 53 Power to remove difficulties ..................................................................................................................................... 53 Act not to have overriding effect .............................................................................................................................. 53 No Private Contractors .............................................................................................................................................. 54 Non Reduction Clause ............................................................................................................................................... 54 Protection of Action Taken in Good Faith ................................................................................................................. 54 Power to Make Regulations ...................................................................................................................................... 54 Financial Memorandum ............................................................................................................................................ 54 SCHEDULE – 1 ............................................................................................................................................. 55 Nutritional Standards ................................................................................................................................... 55 SCHEDULE - 2 ............................................................................................................................................. 56 Norms for Anganwadis ................................................................................................................................ 56

National Food Security Bill India

A new version of the National Food Security Bill - which guarantees highly-subsidised grain to 75% of India - has been assigned to the government by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. The draft - in the form of a Cabinet note - is likely to be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament. The new version of the bill promises much more than earlier versions, which had been rejected by the government as financially unviable. The latest version incorporates most features considered essential by the activists who are included in the National Advisory Council (NAC), headed by Sonia Gandhi, and entrusted with developing the fundamentals of new legislation to fight malnutrition and hunger. With five major states including Uttar Pradesh headed for elections soon, the Food Security Bill has the potential to fashion the sort of popularity for UPA 2 that was accomplished for the government's last term in power through the Right to Work. The MNREGA or Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act played a key role in the fortunes of UPA1. What the Gandhis have insisted on will raise the price tag significantly. "They have been responsible for these changes and this will ensure one full cycle of looking after every citizen - and it will cost an extra 12000 crores," acknowledged KV Thomas, the Food Minister. So now, all pregnant and lactating women will be given Rs. 6000 for a period of six months. Government employees and those who work for Public Sector Units (PSUs) are excluded because they already benefit from existing schemes. Seven kilos of subsidised food grains per person like rice and wheat will be guaranteed every month for "priority households" - which are seen as the most needy, though the parametres for how that will be decided have not been finalised. The new bill also promises a minimum of three kilos of food grains for the "general category" which consists of Lower Middle Class families. The prices are in what's known as the 3-2-1 model - each family will pay Rs. 3 per kg of rice, Rs. 2 per kilo of wheat, and Rs. 1 per kilo of coarse grain. A reformed Public Distribution which includes door-step delivery, food coupons, aadhar or universal identity cards, and cash transfers (instead of food grains) aims to limit or eliminate the role of middlemen and ration shops where huge amounts of subsidised grain go missing. The Congress wants the Union government to pay 90 percent of the 1.20 lakh crore rupees that the new scheme will cost. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has to now work on where and how to find the money for this

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Indian Formula One Grand Prix final starts

The nation's first Formula One Grand Prix grand finale kicked off today with current world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull on pole position and India's Narain Karthikeyan starting from the 23rd position. Celebrities from India and abroad have reached the stadium for this mega event. Crick related stories Formula One enthralls Bollywood celebs 'F1 will gradually match cricket's popularity in India' Bollywood makes its presence felt at F1 after-party ter Sachin Tendulkar met seven-time world champion and 'dear friend' Michael Schumacher at the Mercedes team building ahead of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Other celebrities preasent at the stadium are cricketer Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, film personality Shah Rukh Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Arjun Rampal, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone. many business tycoons are also present. Formula 1 has arrived in India and it is here for five years for sure. The moment one steps into the 875-acre Buddh International Circuit facility, it takes the senses some time to come to grips with the fact that this is a venue in India. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull took all of a minute and 24 seconds on Saturday to complete the 5.14-km circuit and earn the first spot on the grid.

Formula 1 India

Formula 1 India The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida looked set to host a great motorsporting weekend as Formula One's superstar drivers and some of the sport's most storied teams burned rubber on the new track through two free practice sessions on Friday, and seemed to enjoy it, dusty conditions and stray dogs on the track notwithstanding.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Visit India

India is a pictorial kaleidoscope of landscapes, opulent historical sites and royal cities, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colourful people, rich cultures and festivities. India is rapidly gaining ground in the international scenario as a popular destination for foreign travellers, international students, and even for some others who choose to migrate to this mystical land for health and medical tourism. A trip to India is exceptional for tourists, as this wonderland has always been a prime travel destination for those who are charmed by exotic beaches of the south India, the mesmerising backwaters, the spell-binding remains of the ancient civilization in the north, the lofty mountain ranges along the Ghats, lush greenery, the tropical rain forests etc. It is said that if you have travelled the world then you have seen half the world, and if you have visited only the Indian subcontinent, you have seen the whole world! India has metamorphosised into one of the most sought after destinations for travel, much due to the presence of several renowned world heritage sites, and an inherent spiritualistic force, which pulls enthusiastic travellers towards it from all over the world.

Save OUR Rupee . .

Save OUR Rupee . . . YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE INDIAN ECONOMY BY FOLLOWING FEW SIMPLE STEPS:- Please spare a couple of minutes here for the sake of India. I got this article from one of my friends, but it's true. I can see this in day to day life.Here's a small example:- Before 12 months 1 US $ = IND Rs 39 After 12 months, now 1 $ = IND Rs 50 Do you think US Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is Going Down. Our economy is in your hands...INDIAN economy is in a crisis. Our country, like many other ASIAN countries, is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many INDIAN industries are closing down. The INDIAN economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation. More than 30,000 crore rupees of foreign exchange are being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages, etc... which are grown, produced and consumed here. A cold drink that costs only 70 / 80 paisa to produce, is sold for Rs.9 and a major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on INDIAN economy.We have nothing against Multinational companies, but to protect our own interest we request everybody to use INDIAN products only at least for the next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the Rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future. What you / we can do about it? 1. Buy only products manufactured by WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES. 2. ENROLL as many people as possible for this cause..... Each individual should become a leader for this awareness. This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis. You don't need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product. All categories of products are available from WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES LIST OF PRODUCTS COLD DRINKS:- DRINK LEMON JUICE, FRESH FRUIT JUICES, CHILLED LASSI (SWEET OR SOUR), BUTTER MILK, COCONUT WATER, JAL JEERA, ENERJEE, and MASALA MILK... INSTEAD OF COCA COLA, PEPSI, LIMCA, MIRINDA, SPRITE BATHING SOAP:- USE CINTHOL & OTHER GODREJ BRANDS, SANTOOR, WIPRO SHIKAKAI, MYSORE SANDAL, MARGO, NEEM, EVITA, MEDIMIX, GANGA , NIRMA BATH & CHANDRIKA INSTEAD OF LUX, LIFEBUOY, REXONA, LIRIL, DOVE, PEARS, HAMAM, LESANCY, CAMAY, PALMOLIVE TOOTH PASTE:- USE NEEM, BABOOL, PROMISE, VICCO VAJRADANTI, PRUDENT, DABUR PRODUCTS, MISWAK INSTEAD OF COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, CIBACA, FORHANS, MENTADENT. TOOTH BRUSH: - USE PRUDENT, AJANTA , PROMISE INSTEAD OF COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, FORHANS, ORAL-B SHAVING CREAM:- USE GODREJ, EMAMI INSTEAD OF PALMOLIVE, OLD SPICE, GILLETTE BLADE:- USE SUPERMAX, TOPAZ, LAZER, ASHOKA INSTEAD OF SEVEN-O -CLOCK, 365, GILLETTE TALCUM POWDER:- USE SANTOOR, GOKUL, CINTHOL, WIPRO BABY POWDER, BOROPLUS INSTEAD OF PONDS, OLD SPICE, JOHNSON'S BABY POWDER, SHOWER TO SHOWER MILK POWDER:- USE INDIANA, AMUL, AMULYA INSTEAD OF ANIKSPRAY, MILKANA, EVERYDAY MILK, MILKMAID. SHAMPOO:- USE LAKME, NIRMA, VELVETTE INSTEAD OF HALO, ALL CLEAR, NYLE, SUNSILK, HEAD AND SHOULDERS, PANTENE MOBILE CONNECTIONS:- USE BSNL, AIRTEL INSTEAD OF HUTCH Food Items:- Eat Tandoori chicken, Vada Pav, Idli, Dosa, Puri, Uppuma INSTEAD OF KFC, MACDONALD'S, PIZZA HUT, A&W Every INDIAN product you buy makes a big difference. It saves INDIA. Let us take a firm decision today. BUY INDIAN TO BE INDIAN -We are not against of foreign products. WE ARE NOT ANTI-MULTINATIONAL. WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE OUR NATION. EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR A REAL FREEDOM. WE ACHIEVED OUR INDEPENDENCE AFTER LOSING MANY LIVES. THEY DIED PAINFULLY TO ENSURE THAT WE LIVE PEACEFULLY. THE CURRENT TREND IS VERY THREATENING. MULTINATIONALS CALL IT GLOBALIZATION OF INDIAN ECONOMY. FOR INDIANS LIKE YOU AND ME, IT IS RE-COLONIZATION OF INDIA. THE COLONIST'S LEFT INDIA THEN. BUT THIS TIME, THEY WILL MAKE SURE THEY DON'T MAKE ANY MISTAKES.WHO WOULD LIKE TO LET A "GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS" SLIP AWAY? PLEASE REMEMBER: POLITICAL FREEDOM IS USELESS WITHOUT ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE -RUSSIA, S.KOREA, MEXICO - THE LIST IS VERY LONG!! LET US LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE AND FROM OUR HISTORY. LET US DO THE DUTY OF EVERY TRUE INDIAN.FINALLY, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT YOU CAN'T GIVE UP ALL OF THE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE. SO GIVE UP AT LEAST ONE ITEM FOR THE SAKE OF OUR COUNTRY! We would be sending many forwards to our friends daily. Instead, please forward this mail to all your friends to create awareness. "LITTLE DROPS MAKE A GREAT OCEAN." PLEASE TRY TO BE AN INDIAN.....