Current Affairs

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, 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