Thursday, June 4, 2009

Indus script recognized as a language: Richard Solomon

Indus script recognized as a language: Richard Solomon

The deciphering of the mysterious scripts and symbols used by the long-lost Indus civilization has eluded scholars since the scripts were first discovered a century-and-a-half ago.

In his new study, published in the May 2009 issue of Science, Rao said he and his collaborators have found that the ancient Indus symbols may be more than simple drawings. Instead, Rao’s study suggests that the symbols meet the criteria of a highly structured language.

Hindu charity of Swaminarayan temple gets UK Queen's Award

Hindu charity of Swaminarayan temple gets UK Queen's Award

London: A Hindu charity organization linked to the Swaminarayan temple in the UK has been chosen for this year's Queen's Award, an honour equivalent to the Member of the British Empire.

The Children's Forum of Neasden Temple, Britain's well known Hindu Temple, has been chosen for the Queen's Award for voluntary service.

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others.

Did Advani approve of Sachar Committee?

Did Advani approve of Sachar Committee?

Sandhya Jain

Far from examining the causes of its second electoral debacle at the national level, the BJP seems determined to go the Congress way, further consolidating power in the hands of the one man who led it to ignominy and opprobrium. Little wonder that L.K. Advani advised the faithful not to ‘exaggerate’ the scale of the defeat (doubtless because 116 seats are miles ahead of the 2 seat wonder of 1984!).

Did Advani give Nitish OK on Sachar Committee?

2] What were Bihar RSS and VHP leaders doing when the manifesto was released and local newspapers reported the promise to implement Sachar Committee?

3] Why was this news kept so secret that the rest of us are learning of it only now that Nitish Kumar is actually planning to go ahead and implement this promise?

Dump Nitish fast

There is only one way out of this extreme disrespect:

1] BJP must immediately DUMP Nitish Kumar and bring down the Bihar government

2] BJP must immediately dump Sushil Modi and appoint a native Bihari as state unit chief

3] BJP will aggressively raise the banner of revolt against the Sachar Committee and its poisonous impact on Hindu – Indian society

4] Bihar must be made the karmabhumi, the new Kurukshetra for raising and revalidating issues of concern to Hindu society. As the native place Sita ji, goddess of the earth and wife of Sri Rama, Bihar is the most appropriate place for BJP to begin atoning for its sins of omission and commission, and preparing for the return journey to Ayodhya.


Mr. Advani will have to explain this keenness for Jayalalithaa even after suspicions arose that she may have converted to Christianity secretly, and that is why a Bishop performed service at her residence on Christmas last December.

Regardless of her personal religious affiliation, Advani must explain why BJP jettisoned Hindutva in its election campaign yet allowed allies to court religious minorities in an overtly communal fashion. The 2009 AIADMK Manifesto had a section devoted to minorities which stated that:

the AIADMK proposes the following:

- Top priority for addressing some of the long-standing problems of Dalit Christians for reservation
- Subsidy for Christians undertaking pilgrimage to Jerusalem
- All Souls’ Day to be made a Restricted Holiday
- Hostels with all facilities at nominal charges at towns of religious significance to Christian, Buddhist and Muslim communities in order to attract pilgrims from India and abroad

Advani must go

As Mr. Advani has refused to even formally accept responsibility for defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, where the party projected no issue before the electorate except his desire to be prime minister, BJP must quickly discard him and move on.

Unless BJP is actually functioning as a ‘Shadow Congress,’

अक्सर भारत आता था फ्रांस का अभागा विमान

आलोक तोमर डेटलाइन इंडिया
एयर फ्रांस की जो उड़ान प्रशांत महासागर के ऊपर उड़ते हुए गायब हो गई है वह नियमित तौर पर बेंगलौर से पेरिस के बीच उड़ती थी और पिछले सप्ताह में दो बार बेंगलोर से उड़ान भर चुकी थी जो उड़ान कार्यक्रम तय किया गया था उसके अनुसार आज उसे बेंगलौर से उड़ना था। दो सौ एक टिकटों की बिक्री हो चुकी है। एयर फ्रांस वैकल्पिक उड़ान भेज रही है।

भारतीय सीमा, पाक स्टेशन, निर्माण चीन का

भारतीय सीमा, पाक स्टेशन, निर्माण चीन का
आलोक तोमर डेटलाइन इंडिया

चीन के इरादे भारत को ले कर ठीक नहीं है। राजस्थान के पास पाकिस्तानी सीमा पर जीरो लैंड पर पाकिस्तान एक रेलवे स्टेशन बना रहा है और यह संयोग भर नहीं हो सकता कि इस रेलवे स्टेशन बनाने का ठेका चीन की सरकारी निर्माण कंपनी को दिया गया है।

Follow Bal Thackery's advice and problem of Indians in Australia will be solved

Follow Bal Thackery's advice and problem of Indians in Australia will be solved

from steps to second partition by arohan

Why our weak willed government is not doing anything??

ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारतीय छात्रों पर हुए हमलों से नाराज़ शिवसेना के प्रमुख बाल ठाकरे ने इंडियन प्रीमियर लीग यानी आईपीएल से ऑस्ट्रेलियाई खिलाड़ियों को हटाने की माँग की है.पार्टी के मुखपत्र सामना के मंगलवार के संपादकीय में ठाकरे ने लिखा है कि जब तक ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारतीयों के साथ 'नस्लभेदी' हमले जारी रहते हैं तब तक ऑस्ट्रेलियाई खिलाड़ियों को भी आईपीएल से बाहर रखना चाहिए.

Another Hindu Seer brutally murdered in Orissa

Another Hindu seer Mauni Baba aka Rama Charan Das Maharaj has been brutally murdered in Holy Hindu city of Puri in Odisha (misnomer: Orissa).

Jayanti (Birthday) of 'Dharmaveer Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj'

Jayanti (Birthday) of 'Dharmaveer Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj'

from Sanatan Sanstha by shashi pawar

Today is the Jayanti (birthday) of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was a true Dharmaveer, who did not bow before Aurangzeb though Aurangzeb brutally tortured him for more than 40 days. Hindus must learn how to sacrifice for Dharma from Sambhaji Maharaj.

Does Educated Young India Get Attracted towards Educational Qualification of Candidates?

Does Educated Young India Get Attracted towards Educational Qualification of Candidates?

Mamata Banerjee won’t have won so much this time had she not had Derek O’Brian, one of the most popular personalities among the elite Calcuttans, a well educated and popular singer – Kabir Suman – who had revolutionized modern Bengali songs some two decades ago, a very successful doctor like Kakali Ghosh Dastidar and few others from corporate sectors also – most of whom had fought and won this election. Mamata played a very safe game this time by attracting the elite and highly educated people from various spectrum of society.

This indeed is a good thing to think about for BJP. One of the major reasons for the unparalleled popularity of Atal Behari Vajpayee among the youth of 90s is off course his literary sense and poetic style of oratory. People used to wait for Vajpayee to speak because every time they expected some new expression and new words hitherto unheard to most vernacular unaware English educated youth. The educated people used to get attracted to his diction of words and impeccable knowledge of literature and language – something a rarity in politics. By the same logic the next generation youth of the 2000s getting attracted to Cambridge, Harvard, United Nations and IIT may not be a fluke.

Another ‘Slumdog’ movie; ‘Jai ho’ again’

Another ‘Slumdog’ movie; ‘Jai ho’ again’

from Hindu focus by arindamb59

Another Danny Boyle, another gutter movie, another poverty porn, another set up for Oscars at the cost of Hindus and India, another cause of rejoicement for gullible Indians, another ‘Jai ho’. Here are some excerpts from reviews of the ...