Monthly Archives: September 2013

Narendra Modi smart phone ‘Namo’ launched

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Ideal for youth – Narendra Modi

There is a big news forNarendra Modifans. A new smart android phone ‘Namo’ is launched on the name of Gujarat chief minister and PM candidate Narendra Modi. A Gujarati business Amit desai’s Company launched two versions in market. According to company information this smart phone is only available for pre order on E-commerce website snepdeal, and delivery will be mid half of October.

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With the name of ‘Saffron Smartonmo’ there are many of features in this cell phone and smart phone support 16 GB and 32 GB memory. Company decided to prize of this smart phone is 18000 and 23000, on the other side it is decided that Saffron Smartonmo-2 price is 24000, with internal memory 32 GB which can be increase with maximum 64 GB, Dual sim card system, dual camera with 5 mega pixel, android 4.2 version, 1.5 GHz quad core processor and 2 GB ram…

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Narendra Modi : Current news maker

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WANDERING THOUGHTS

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General election is coming up next year, and the political atmosphere in India is catching up.

Mr. Narendra Modi, the BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate is hogging the highest limelight and making news headlines.

Every day, hundreds of articles are coming up in our electronic print media projecting Mr. Narendra Modi (most of the time, if not always) in poor light.

As always, his secular credentials are critically questioned and doubts are raised on the narrative of Gujarat’s success story. Many of them also doubt his ability as a Prime Ministerial’s Candidate. Not to speak of how much they enjoy in shoveling the differences between Modi and L.K Advani.

And the latest report of RBI governor which put Kerala, Goa and Tamil Nadu ahead of Gujarat in terms of development – must have given our fourth estate much to celebrate. (I am watching & waiting for this space on what and…

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How Far has America Really Come?

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Chinyere's Channel

Just this month our country has crowned another Miss America. Nina Davulri is from New York and is the first Indian- American to ever be crowned Miss America.

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Despite her beauty, stage presence, and charm, people still felt as though Mrs. Davuluri didn’t deserve the crown because she is from Indian descent. Some People ignore the fact that her family is full of doctors and that she is pursuing a medical decree. Some People ignore the fact that she was in fact born in Syracuse, New York and was a cheerleader in high school. Some People ignore the fact that she graduated from the University of Michigan  in 2012 with a B.S. in Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Science and that she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. Some People ignored all of these facts and only focused on one thing, the fact that Nina Davuluri was Indian American.

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Who’s that Girl Next Door?

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Sheer & Sparkles

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It’s been a crazy week of love and hatred towards Nina Davuluri. For those of you who are not aware of Nina Davuluri, she is the first Indian-American to be crowned holding the title of Miss America on September 15, 2013. As a former New Yorker I am so proud of her! It’s just amazing to know that in today’s world a normal Asian descent can be an important icon in America. However, people ignored the fact that she was born in Syracuse, New York. They ignored the fact that she was an average high school student just like every other American who was an athlete, a cheerleader, member of the band and a top A student. The one thing everyone focused on was that she was an “Indian-American”.  Davuluri has held a mirror to us and the outcome showed America’s true colors. It disgusts me to see that people…

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Who is American? Thoughts on the Miss America Pageant

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Black Women Unchecked

By Radha Jhatakia

It has been a week since the first ever Indian American woman was crowned Miss America. It has been a week since fellow Americans spoke harsh words against not only the Indian American community but also people of Middle Eastern origin. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Nina Davuluri an American born Indian woman won the Miss America pageant and was instantly victim of malicious tweets and comments on social media. During the past week hundreds if not thousands of people spoke out against the ignorance that plagues this nation, well, this is my piece.

After having a week to collect my thoughts on the issue, in my most calm manner, this is what I would like to say. If you know me, then you know this: I’ve done everything possible to disassociate myself with Indian culture. I’ve avoided speaking the…

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why India is becoming a Rape destination

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girrajmusings

After December’s incident of barbaric, appalling and inhuman rape of 23 year old medical student in Delhi, word rape has been in my mind more often, if today had she been alive would have been a year older and had graduated from college but now she rest in peace only because some sex morons had wanted masochistic pleasure. Rape is not new in India with growth of news channels more incident are coming in public domain as compared to era of few channels where only limited incidents had privileged to come on airtime. But today I’m not going to write about the evolution of news industry in India because that in itself is a bigger topic.  I would rather limit myself to talk on Narbhaya’s case and its impact on our society. Why it evoked such resentment among people of India where every minute a rape happens and to add…

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Kedarnath – The Char Dham

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Jibu's Travel Diary

Kedarnath, one of the most important Shiva Temple in India, grabbed widespread attention when the Himalayan Floods of June 2013, Road to Rudraprayagwitnessed the total devastation on the holy pilgrimage of the Char Dham. Located at an altitude of 3900 m above sea level, Kedarnath is only accessible after a grueling 14 km trek. Before I begin the story of my visit to Kedarnath about a week before the floods,Kedarnath Trek I’d like to pay my respects and homage to the pilgrims and everyone who perished at the fury of nature.

Now, the obvious question anyone could ask me is, why would I visit Kedarnath as I’m not a pilgrim. My answer is simple, I just wanted to explore the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas and I wanted to understand and experience the Char Dham Pilgrimage.  So, here I am, sitting in my room and telling you how beautiful and vibrant Kedarnath really…

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Kissing the top of Nandadevi Main

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Dr Sumit Kesarkar's Photo Blog

Mountains are inspiring and Himalayan ranges just leave you in awe. The Himalayan peaks average around 700mts of all summits and their base camps around 4500mts which in itself is initimidating. At heights of around 16000-18000ft with immense cold the basic instinct is to survive and capturing sunrises on peaks is least on ones mind, though it may be the prime goal when the journey starts. This story is about the first light on the Nandadevi Main peak [7813mts], a part of Nandadevi mountain ranges; the highest in entire India located in the Uttarakhand state. The peak is clearly visible from the Nandadevi East base camp [16000ft], a hard trek of 70km from the last motorable hamlet of Munsiyari. To capture the sunlight one needs to reach the base early by 3am or camp overnight. Since mules cannot climb the final ascent of 6km from Ghangar village, one needs…

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Rishikesh

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The wonder that was India

Located 24 km from Haridwar, there is a place where the clear river Ganga leaves the Himalayan mountains. In the foothills of the Himalaya, Rishikesh is a world’s famous yoga centre where many yoga and meditation ashrams are situated. It is quite peaceful place, not crowded like Haridwar.

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Rishikesh is another name of God Vishnu (Hrishikesh) who appeared here to give blessings to Raibhya rishi who performed austerities in Rishikesh.

Bharata, the borther of Lord Rama, did severe penances here. A temple of Bharata  (with the presiding Deity of Lord Narayana) was constructed at this site, and the town grew up around it. At the spot where he crossed the Ganga river today stands a Lakshman jhula bridge. It is also said that Lord Rama did penance here after killing Ravana.

The main ghat is the Triveni Ghat where the three rivers- the Ganges, the subterranean Yamuna and Sarasvati are…

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Uttarakhand Rainfall: Since 1901 and in light of the 2013 disaster

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SANDRP

During the tragic Uttarakhand disaster, one of the most discussed but the most elusive topics has been rainfall. Uttarakhand, though having experienced frequent extreme weather events, has a poor distribution of rain gauge stations and weather monitoring. The worst hit districts like Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Pithoragarh have especially dismal distribution of monitoring stations, making it impossible for us to understand the intensity of rainfall in places like Kedarnath when the disaster struck. (http://sandrp.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/uttarakhand-deluge-how-human-actions-and-neglect-converted-a-natural-phenomenon-into-a-massive-disaster/)

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) June 2013 rainfall was over thrice the normal amount between June 1 and 21. The highest figure quoted by IMD was 370 mm a day at Dehradun, which was said to be ‘a record not seen for five decades’. IMD has also said that in the week of 13th to 19th June, the entire state of Uttarakhand received 847% excess rainfall, and that this has no…

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