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Anna Hazare Hunger Strike for Jan Lok Pal Bill – War against Corruption

April 8, 2011 Leave a comment

10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Jan Lok Pal Bill

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shakarji, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?
Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.
At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.
At least we can pray for his good health.

Please visit following sites:

http://indiaagainstcorruption.org/

http://voteforindia.org/home/register

Holi – Festival of Colours

March 21, 2008 5 comments

The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March (Phalguna) every year. Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire symbolizing the victory of good over evil.

Dhulhendi (Dhulwad), people spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each other.

Holi - rangpanchami

This festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and Pralhad – bhakta of Lord Vishnu.
To know abt legends & stories associated with Holi Click here

HOli in traditional way

In Maharashtra, Holi is called Shimga or Rangpanchami.

In Bengal, Holi features the Dolayatra.

In Punjab, they call it ‘Hola Mohalla’

Click Here to know Holi in different parts of India.

Scientific reason for celebrating the Holi,

1) The mutation period of winter and spring, induces the growth of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body. When Holika is burnt, temperature rises to about 145 degrees Fahrenhiet. Following the tradition when people perform Parikrima (circumambulation or going around) around the fire, the heat from the fire kills the bacteria in the body thus, cleansing it.

2) The day after the burning of Holika people put ash (Vibhuti) on their forehead and they would mix Chandan (sandalpaste) with the young leaves and flowers of the Mango tree and consume it to promote good health.

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India won the CB Series

March 5, 2008 1 comment

By Beating Australia by 9 runs in a thrilling second final of the CB Series, India brought historic win over Australia.

India have won the Commonwealth Bank Series, A brilliant performance by young Praveen Kumar and Sachin‘s 91 runs took India to historic win.

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India beat Australia

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Mahendrasingh Dhoni: “It was the building stage of my team. There were a few doubts if this team can do well in Austalia. The bowlers did well but the way we improved our batting was great. The way Sachin gave us a start was great. It can’t get better than this, beating them(Australia) in two finals. With their batting line there were a few concerns with all of them not scoring.”click here to know more comments

Sachin Tendulkar about Australian tour and youngsters

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India-Australia 3rd Test at Perth-2008

January 17, 2008 2 comments

India won the 3rd test match by 72 runs. Australia ended on 340 in second inning.

India halted journey of countineous 16 test wins of Australia.
as R.P.Singh took last wicket,
Harbhajan Singh comes racing into the field with the Indian flag.
as per crickbuzz
India becomes the first side to beat Australia in Australia in 5 years!. and te last team to do was India.

The dio, R.P and Pathan done great job for India in both inning. Irfan Pathan is the Man of the Match for his all round performance in this Test match. He picked up 5 wickets and a valuable 28 in the 1st innings and 46 in the second inning.

Well done Guys.

Fourth day: Australia needed 348 runs to win. infirst session of the day Ricky and Hussey played well. insecond session India comes back in test. only clarke played well from middle order. Mitchell Johnson was fighting, he is not out on 50 runs.

Third Day: Australia needs 348 runs more to win 3rd test. before that Australia restricted India on 294, middle order completely failed, so India can not set a big target. total target for Austarlia is 413 runs. At the end of the day Australia is on 65/2. needs 348 runs to win , 2 days and 8 wickets in hand. To get the total coverage click here

Second day: India managed to restrict Australia on 212, at te end of the second day India got the lead of 170 run, still has 9 wickets in hand. India got control over game.

India 2nd innings score: 52/1

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Indian team back in spirit. It’s our Bowler’s smart work. R.P. Singh (4 wickets) and Pathan(2) done well, got support from Ishant Sharama(2) and Kumble(2).

Kumble has completed 600 Test wickets.

Symonds and Gilchrist manage to 50 individuals, so Australia manage to reach at 212.

Now India need to capitalise this lead in to victory.

India lost wicket of Jafar. Sehwag playing on 29 and Pathan on 2.
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Umpires hammer continues in 3rd test

January 16, 2008 2 comments

Is Sachin Tendulkar again victim of wrong descision?

3rd test that going on in perth, India won the toss and elected to bat first. Sachin and Rahul Dravid were playing well but bad luck continues of India and so of Sachin tendulkar as he given out LBW. [Click here to get 3rd test more info]

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf given Sachin leg before to Brett Lee, that decision raised many eyebrows as the ball struck the batsman above his knee roll on a bouncy pitch and on middle and leg stumps.

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Makar Sankranti – Festival of friendship

January 10, 2008 1 comment

In India, in Hinduism, Every festival, every social custom has science behind it.
Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s journey to the Northern Hemisphere called Uttarayana.
Makar stands for the constellation Capricorn and the Sankranti of a month is the day when the Sun passes into a new rashi (zodiac).
The day and night on Makar Sankrant are of exactly of equal hours.

Makara Sankranti is also celebrated throughout India as a
harvesting festival.It is a way of giving thanks to the elements of
nature. In the coastal regions, it is a harvest festival
dedicated to Indra.

Celebration all over INdia:
In Maharashtra, when two persons greet each other on this festive day, they exchange a few grains of multi-coloured sugar (TilGul) and say “til-gul ghya, god god bola” means “accept these tilguls and speak sweet words”.(hereafter,let there be friendship between us).
In Gujarat, perfect weather conditions at this time of the year mean this day is celebrated as Patang Divas (Kite Flying Day).
In Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, festival called as Pongal,the whole festival lasts for four days, the first day Bhogi, the second day Sankranti, the third day Kanuma and the fourth day, Mukkanuma.
In Assam, the festival is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu.
In Punjab it is called Lohri.
In Uttar Pradesh, Sankrant is called “KICHERI“.
In Bundelkhand and Madhya Pradesh this festival of Sankrant is known by the name “SUKARAT” or “SAKARAT“.

On this day people eat “bajari” bread mixed with “til” (Sesamum). On the feast of Sankrant “til” is
given great importance, for in this season it is considered to have special nutritive and medicinal qualities. “Til” is a very oil-giving seed. Mixed with jaugari or sugar it becomes a very sticky
sweet which people exchange with one another as a sign of friendship. “Tilgul ghya, god bola.” (“Take tilgul and speak sweetly”) is the phrase on everybody’s lips.
Til-Gul is heat giving taht significant in winter days.

Throughout the year the sun passes through twelve constellations: Mesh (Ram, Aries), Vrishabh
(Bull, Taurus), Mithun (Couple, Gemini), Kark (Crab, Cancer), Sinh (Lion, Leo), Kanya (Girl, Virgo), Tula (Balance, Libra), Vrishchik (Scorpion), Dhanu (Bow, Saggitarius), Makar (Crocodile, Capricorn),
Kumbh (Wateijar, Aquarius), Min (Fish, Pisces).
When the sun does not cross any constellation then there is an extra month called “Adhik Mas“. The crossing of the Makar constellation takes place in the month of Paush.

sources:

http://www.indiamike.com/india/chai-and-chat-f73/makar-sankaranti-pongal-greetings-t9234/
http://www.cuhcs.org.uk/sanskaar.article.php?article=makar&year=2004

Steve Bucknor out. Team India tour resumes as Harbhajan in.

January 9, 2008 1 comment

The BCCI agreed to continue the tour when the ICC caved in to their demands to sack West Indian umpire Steve Bucknor and charge Australian all-rounder Brad Hogg with abusing an Indian player.

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http://cricket.indiatimes.com/Team_India_head_to_Canberra_as_tour_resumes/

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ICC decided to remove Steve Bucknor as umpire from India-Australia series, Billy Bowden will replace Bucknor for the rest of the series.
“It is accepted that Steve, and his on-field colleague Mark Benson, did not have good games by their very high standards and we feel that given the added pressure and attention Steve’s presence would have at the third Test, it is better for the match and for Steve himself if he does not take part,” said ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed.

Views of Aussie legends:
Some of Australia’s Sports Hall of Fame members like John Bertrand, Herb Elliott and AFL player Rob de Castella are planning to complain to Cricket Australia that the behavior of Ricky Ponting’s team was damaging Australia’s international reputation.

Roebuck writes: “Ricky Ponting must be sacked as captain of the Australian cricket team. If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation of our national team in our national sport, it will not for a moment longer tolerate the sort of arrogant and abrasive conduct seen from the captain and his senior players over the past few days. Beyond comparison it was the ugliest performance put up by an Australian side for 20 years. The only surprising part of it is that the Indians have not packed their bags and gone home. There is no justice for them in this country, nor any manners.” To know more:

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtvcricket/cricketstory.aspx?id=SPOEN

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