Current Affairs

Importance of Exhibitions and Trade Fairs

Last week, on the 18th of October, 2013, to be precise, I happened to visit an exhibition on Architecture, Construction and Engineering held at the National Exhibition Centre (NESCO) at Goregaon, Mumbai. This exhibition named ‘ACE Tech 2013 – The Future of Building’ was organized by The Economic Times; ACE being the acronym for Architecture, Construction and Engineering respectively. I myself being a civil engineer have always nurtured the passion

Deception Point by Dan Brown

After reading Digital Fortress authored by Dan Brown I could not hold myself from picking up Deception Point, yet another masterpiece by Dan Brown. As usual the narrative of the book was in his typical inimitable style – very lucid and clear. What makes Dan Brown a class apart is his unwavering focus on being clear and precise.  These are the very principles which Bapu has time and again emphasized

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    On the 6th of May 2010 we Shraddhavaans heard Parampoojya Bapu speak about the concept of ‘The Ramrajya 2025’. This discourse included valuable information about a number of topics. One of these important topics was ‘Learning to speak fluent English’. Bapu had said, “As of today, most business in the world transacts in English. The mother-tongue ought to be a matter of pride and that goes without saying. But

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    ६ मई २०१० को ’रामराज्य २०२५’ इस संकल्पना पर आधारित परमपूज्य बापु का प्रवचन श्रद्धावानों ने सुना ही है। इस प्रवचन में बापु ने अनेकविध विषयों के बारे में महत्त्वपूर्ण जानकारी दी थी। उनमें एक महत्त्वपूर्ण मुद्दा था- ’अच्छी तरह अंग्रेजी (इंग्लिश) भाषा में बातचीत करना सीखना’। उस समय बापु ने कहा था, “आज अंग्रेजी यह दुनिया के व्यवहार की भाषा बन गयी है। अपनी मातृभाषा पर नाज अवश्य

Digital Fortress

Just a couple of weeks back, I finished reading an extremely interesting book titled Digital Fortress;a techno-thriller novel written by the renowned American author Dan Brown who has authored the international bestseller novel, The Da Vinci Code. I read the Marathi translation of the book which was wonderfully done by Ashok Padhye. Its great to see Mehta Publishing House making these quality novels available to Marathi readers.  Digital Fortress transports

धारी माता का प्रकोप

हाल ही में उत्तराखंड में जलप्रलय हुआ जिसकी वजह से बड़े पैमाने पर मानवहानी तथा वित्तहानी हुई। यह सारी ख़बरें हम समाचार पत्रों में और न्युजचॅनल्स्‌ में देख ही रहें थे। कल प्रवचन के दौरान बापूजी ने इस घटना का उल्लेख किया। इस बात से सम्बंधित लेख आज के दैनिक प्रत्यक्ष में प्रकाशित हुआ है। उसका हिंदी अनुवाद यहॉं दे रहा हूँ। ऐसा माना जाता है कि चारधाम यात्रा करनेवाले श्रद्धालुओं की सुरक्षा धारा माता करती है।

The Wrath of the Dhari-devi! (Dhara-mata)

Just recently Uttarakhand has seen ravaging floods and the resulting human-loss. We have been watching all these news through newspaper and news channels. Bapu mentioned this catastrophe during his yesterday’s discourse. An article has been published in today’s Pratyaksha related to this; the English translation of which is been furnished as under.  Popular belief has it that the Dhari-devi (the Goddess Dhari) protects the bhaktas who are on the pilgrimage

धारी देवीचा (धारी माता) प्रकोप! Dhari Devi

नुकतीच उत्तराखंडमध्ये पूरपरिस्थिती उद्‌भवली त्यात प्रचंड जिवितहानी झाली. आपण ह्याबाबत सार्‍या बातम्या वर्तमानपत्र व वृत्तवाहिन्यांवर बघतच आहोत. कालच्या प्रवचनमध्ये बापूंनी ह्या प्रसंगाचा उल्लेख केला. ह्या गोष्टीशी निगडीत लेख आजच्या दैनिक प्रत्यक्षमध्ये प्रकाशित झाला आहे. तो येथे देत आहोत. चारधाम यात्रा करणार्‍या भाविकांचं संरक्षण धारी देवी करते, असं मानलं जातं. म्हणूनच उत्तराखंडतल्या श्रीनगरमधील अलकनंदा नदीच्या तीरावर असलेल्या धारी देवीचे मंदिर सरकारने पाडू नये, अशी मागणी गेल्या दोन वर्षांपासून केली जात होती.

Truth Always Prevails

ll Hari Om ll  As I settled down today morning to read the newspaper, I was disappointed to read the news item, which said that Lance Armstrong, who was regarded as a legend, having successfully fought cancer and won seven Tour de France titles, had been found guilty of using banned substances during his career by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Not only has he been banned for life, but

Closing the Gender Bias

ll Hari Om ll The day before yesterday, I happened to read an article in the Washington Post ePaper on my mobile.  There was one piece of news that grabbed my attention and took me completely by surprise. In the United States, Augusta National Golf Club is regarded as one of the finest and best golf clubs. However, what I found shocking was that it had a closed membership policy

Power Grid Failure & Its Social Implications

By now everyone of us must have come to know about the collapse of eastern, northeastern and northern electricity grids that knocked out power in 20 of 29 states and affected some 620 million Indians (around half of India’s population and 9% of the world’s population) causing havoc at train stations, airports, hospitals and on roads. For instance, Delhi Metro had to evacuate passengers from trains that stopped mid-journey. The

DARA SINGH - HEARTFELT TRIBUTE

Dara Singh, who endeared himself to an entire nation for more than half a century, initially as a wrestler par excellence, (who was once crowned Rustam-i-Hind) and then as an actor of substance is no more. He passed into eternity today (12-July-2012) morning.  Dara Singh who was born on 19th November 1928 as Deedar SIngh Randhawa will always be remembered for his realistic and convincing portrayal of Hanuman. He played

Wimbledon 2012

Yesterday I had an opportunity to watch Wimbledon Final for a while. It was a superb game between two very much talented players. Federer’s fans were delighted to see how he won his 17th Grand Slam title, the most by any player. He  also regained his ‘World Number 1’ spot and equaled world record of Pete Sampras for holding this spot for 286 weeks. But I was told that the