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# W O R L D N E W S A N D E N T E R T I N T M E N T M A G A Z I N E<br />

WISHESH<br />

SEPTEMBER MAGAZINE <strong>2016</strong><br />

VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 9<br />

.COM<br />

Bishnois<br />

Principles of life<br />

Janmashtami<br />

Love and Colour<br />

History<br />

Chanakya Tantra<br />

Why PM Modi mentioned<br />

Baluchistan in his<br />

Independence Day<br />

Gita<br />

Self realisation<br />

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Editiors Page<br />

With immense pleasure we would<br />

like to welcome you to the<br />

August edition of the magazine, that<br />

is filled with the most entertaining and<br />

interesting information which you should<br />

know. We are extremely delighted and<br />

humbled with all your support which<br />

has helped us with much enthusiasm to<br />

release the <strong>Wishesh</strong> magazine month<br />

after month.<br />

We have put all our effort to bring you<br />

the most important happenings such as<br />

the pomp and fair of Janmashtami, the<br />

most revered Naga Panchami, Prime<br />

Minister’s Thunderous message to<br />

Pakistan by becoming the first Indian<br />

Prime Minister to raise the Human Right<br />

violations by Pakistan in Baluchistan,<br />

Gilgit - Baltistan and Pakistan occupied<br />

Kashmir. It was a month of happening in<br />

every fold of life.<br />

We bring to you the tasty Indian food that you have forgotten once you left your motherland.<br />

This month’s cover page gives you the importance of a guru or teacher in mending your life.<br />

The knowledge guru has imparted to you in the betterment of your life. And many more, which<br />

will delight you with lots of information and knowledge of your motherland.<br />

<strong>Wishesh</strong> magazine is the only magazine that provides you with such a vast variety of<br />

information which are of the interest of our readers.<br />

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10-13<br />

Current affairs<br />

14-25<br />

Indian Diaspora<br />

Arni<br />

Bishnois<br />

Saharia<br />

26-29<br />

Cover Story<br />

Independence Day<br />

CONTENTS<br />

14- 19<br />

Arni<br />

26- 29<br />

Independence<br />

30-31<br />

Story for Kids<br />

Krishna<br />

32-33<br />

Healthy Living<br />

Little things for Happy Living<br />

34-35<br />

Indian Food<br />

Cucumber kichadi<br />

36-37<br />

Nri profile<br />

Dr. Narinder Singh<br />

42-43<br />

Desi News<br />

Sri Krishna Janmashtami<br />

30- 31<br />

Little things for<br />

Happy Living


46- 47<br />

In Focus<br />

44-45<br />

In Business<br />

GST bill<br />

46-47<br />

In Focus<br />

Rakshabandhan<br />

50- 53<br />

Indian<br />

Yoga<br />

48-51<br />

Freedom Fighter<br />

Bal Gangadhar Tilak<br />

52-53<br />

Indian Yoga<br />

Kukkutasana<br />

60-61<br />

Romance<br />

54-55<br />

LifeStyle<br />

Importance of having an<br />

healthy lifestyle<br />

56-57<br />

Relationship<br />

Surviving a Difficult<br />

Relationship<br />

58-61<br />

Romance<br />

Effects of depression in<br />

Romance


62-69<br />

Travelogue<br />

Mathura<br />

70-73<br />

Indian History<br />

Mauryan Empire<br />

CONTENTS<br />

60- 69<br />

Mathura<br />

76-77<br />

Driverless taxis<br />

N<br />

74-75<br />

Technology<br />

Water in Mars Not yet<br />

confirmed<br />

76-77<br />

Automobiles<br />

Driverless taxis launched<br />

in Singapore<br />

78-79<br />

Indian vasthu<br />

Have vaastu perfect<br />

interior for your Home<br />

80-81<br />

Indian Spiritual<br />

Bhagavad Gita<br />

70-73<br />

Mauryan Empire


82-83<br />

aga Panchami<br />

82-83<br />

Indian Events<br />

Naga Panchami<br />

84-89<br />

Fashion<br />

India Couture Week<br />

104-105<br />

Hollywood<br />

Tea News<br />

90-91<br />

Akira<br />

90-95<br />

Special Movie<br />

Akira<br />

M.S. Dhoni<br />

Ism<br />

96-103<br />

Movie Review<br />

Budhia Singh<br />

Rustom<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

104-105<br />

Hollywood Tea News<br />

Britney Spears<br />

Kendall Jenner<br />

Jana Kramer<br />

108-109<br />

Star Gazing


CURRENT AFFAIRS<br />

Haji Ali open to women<br />

The Bombay High Court had ruled in favour of women<br />

activists who wanted entry into the inner sanctum<br />

of the dargah. Uttar Pradesh’s first woman qazi Dr.<br />

Hina Zaheer Naqvi said the verdict came as “a great<br />

satisfaction to women”. “I appreciate the court’s verdict<br />

and welcome it from the bottom of my heart,” she<br />

added. “The verdict came as a great satisfaction to<br />

women, because there was segregation between men<br />

and women, which implied that men had an upper<br />

hand. Islam gives women equal status and there is<br />

no discrimination with women. Above all, if women<br />

can go to the Khaana-e-Kaaba by following the laid<br />

down norms, why cannot at other dargahs, except<br />

those which have maintained restrictions since the<br />

beginning and never entered in the family life like<br />

Makanpur dargah, where there are restrictions since<br />

the beginning, a system has developed there, and no<br />

woman tries to go there as well,” she said.<br />

10<br />

India for talks only on Islamabad<br />

vacating PoK and stopping terror<br />

In a hardening stand on talks, New Delhi has sent<br />

another letter to Islamabad, outlining the need for<br />

talks on battling terror emanating from Pakistan<br />

that targets “not just India, but other countries in the<br />

region”. Bangladesh, angry over the Dhaka cafe<br />

attack and others that it links to Pakistani support,<br />

has refused to send high level officials to any of the<br />

SAARC related events in Pakistan. Afghanistan’s<br />

President Ghani has also said terror attack on the<br />

American University in Kabul where 13 people,<br />

including teachers and students, were killed, was<br />

“organised” in Pakistan.<br />

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Rahul Gandhi denies blaming RSS for<br />

Gandhi assassination in the Supreme<br />

Court<br />

In the Supreme Court, Rahul Gandhi had drawn a<br />

distinction between the RSS as an organization and<br />

the activities of individuals associated with the RSS.<br />

He also clarified that he never implied that the RSS<br />

was involved in the murder conspiracy. In an act of<br />

Pappuism, Mr Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “I will never<br />

stop fighting the hateful and divisive agenda of the<br />

RSS. I stand by every single word I said.” “Stand by<br />

every word I said about RSS: R Gandhi. Which words,<br />

in affidavit filed in court of the ‘lie’ uttered in public<br />

speech?” Manmohan Vaidya of the RSS asked Mr<br />

Gandhi on Twitter.<br />

Concerned on Human Rights<br />

violations in Baluchistan, Modi<br />

Speaking from the ramparts of the 17th-century<br />

Red Fort in Old Delhi on Aug. 15, Modi thanked the<br />

Baluch people for their support after a number of<br />

separatist leaders published videos praising him<br />

for acknowledging their cause previously. He also<br />

lashed out at supporters of “terrorism”, in a more<br />

familiar broadside against India’s old foe. Referring to<br />

Baluchistan in such a prominent speech is an highly<br />

unusual move bound to ratchet up tensions between<br />

the nuclear-armed neighbours more used to trading<br />

barbs over Kashmir, the cause of two of their three<br />

wars.<br />

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CURRENT AFFAIRS<br />

Nicolas Sarkozy projects for<br />

Presidency<br />

“I will be the president that re-establishes the authority<br />

of the state. I want to be the president who guarantees<br />

the safety of France and of every French person,”<br />

Sarkozy told a crowd in a sports hall in Chateaurenard<br />

in Provence. “I refuse to let the burkini impose itself in<br />

French beaches and swimming pools, there must be<br />

a law to ban it throughout the republic’s territory,” he<br />

said. Sarkozy is seeking to win back votes from the farright<br />

and his rising popularity mirrors that of populist<br />

politicians in other countries that have appealed to<br />

voters concerned about globalisation and immigration,<br />

such as US Republican presidential nominee Donald<br />

Trump and the leaders of Britain’s Brexit campaign.<br />

12<br />

Assassination attempt on German<br />

Chancellor<br />

An assassination attempt on German Chancellor<br />

Angela Merkel has reportedly been foiled as Czech<br />

police. “The perpetrator has been detained,” police<br />

spokesman Josef Bocan said. “He is suspected<br />

of attempting to cause a crime, specifically an<br />

attempt to use violence against an official,” he<br />

said. “The incident is currently being investigated<br />

by Prague detectives.” Markel, who was in Prague<br />

to meet Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka,<br />

was travelling from the airport to the city, when the<br />

suspicious Black Mercedes appeared. The driver<br />

refused to obey orders coming from the police cars<br />

accompanying the German Chancellor.<br />

WWW.WISHESH.COM | SEPTEMBER <strong>2016</strong>


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Special Interview<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART<br />

Arni<br />

Historical<br />

14<br />

Handloom Silk<br />

Arni is located in the district of Thiruvannamalai<br />

in the state of Tamilnadu. Arni is one of the<br />

most important Silk centers of Tamil Nadu. The<br />

town is situated at a distance of 132 kms to<br />

the West of Chennai. Arni - the city of silk is<br />

accessible from Vellore also.<br />

The main occupation of the people<br />

of Arni is in the field of Agriculture,<br />

Weaving, Growing Honey-bees<br />

and Poultry Farms. Arni is popular<br />

for its silk-weaving community.<br />

The town is also well known for its<br />

Paddy and Rice Business.<br />

In olden days Arni was called<br />

Aranyam means forest. The word<br />

Aranyam is now called as Arni. The<br />

word Aar means Athi tree (Ficus<br />

glomerata) which has various<br />

applications in Ayurvedic medicine.<br />

Previously this region was<br />

surrounded with full of Athi trees.<br />

Also in the north of Arni, there is<br />

a river by name Kamandala Naga<br />

River. These trees and river look<br />

like an ornament hence the name<br />

Arni. Arni was ruled by Cholas<br />

after they defeated Pallavas.<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART<br />

Some of the important Chola<br />

kings who ruled Arni are<br />

Kulothunga Cholan, Vikrama<br />

Cholan, Second Kulothunga<br />

Cholan, etc. During the rule<br />

of Vijayanagara Kingdom at<br />

Arni, Dasara function was<br />

celebrated grandly.<br />

16<br />

Poosi Malai Kuppam is<br />

12Kms away from Arni.<br />

Thirumalai Saheb built a<br />

sophisticated bungalow for<br />

his lovable Anglo-Indian<br />

lady there. Nestled among<br />

the hills between Arni and<br />

Vellore is a village called<br />

Padaiveedu. Padaiveedu is<br />

one of the most important<br />

‘Sakthi Sthalas’ (place of<br />

power) in Thondainadu<br />

(a part of Tamil Nadu).<br />

Goddess Renugambal<br />

has self-manifested in this<br />

place, indicating “Sakthi is<br />

everything in this world” and<br />

offering her blessings along<br />

with Brahma, Vishnu and<br />

Lord Siva.<br />

In this place a number of<br />

sages performed penance<br />

and attained salvation. The<br />

existence of Banalingam<br />

and Nanakarshna Chakra<br />

consecrated by Adi<br />

Sankaracharya is the<br />

specialty of this place. This<br />

is the place where Saint<br />

Jamathagni did penance and<br />

attained Mukthi (salvation).<br />

As blessed by Lord Siva,<br />

Mother Renugambal kept her<br />

Sirasu (head) for performing<br />

puja by devotees and to offer<br />

them her blessings. She<br />

took her body to Swargaloga<br />

(Heaven) along with Saint<br />

Jamathagni. This beautiful<br />

pastoral village was once<br />

the capital of Sambuvarayar<br />

Dynasty.<br />

During Nawab’s period there<br />

was a struggle between<br />

Britishers, Frankie’s and<br />

Nawab Hyder Ali. Finally,<br />

Britishers won the struggle<br />

and they captured Arni.<br />

There is also a Palace near<br />

by the town, which is now<br />

used by the Agriculture<br />

Department. The freedom<br />

movement in Arni was started<br />

by A.M Parasurama Naicker,<br />

M.V. Subramanian Sasthriar,<br />

Y.N. Govindaraju Chettiar,<br />

etc. In1922, Mahatma<br />

Gandhi came to Arni twice to<br />

attend a meeting for Harijan’s<br />

development. The above<br />

mentioned people welcomed<br />

Gandhiji and also they took<br />

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The freedom<br />

movement in Arni<br />

was started by<br />

A.M Parasurama<br />

Naicker, M.V.<br />

Subramanian<br />

Sasthriar, Y.N.<br />

Govindaraju<br />

Chettiar, etc.<br />

In1922, Mahatma<br />

Gandhi came to<br />

Arni twice to<br />

attend a meeting<br />

for Harijan’s<br />

development.<br />

strength to the fabric and<br />

durability. That means that<br />

there will be 2400 threads in<br />

warp and wept.<br />

part in “Simon Commission”<br />

movement.<br />

Encircled by mountains and<br />

hills, this place consists<br />

of 17 villages. Though the<br />

town is not well known<br />

outside of Tamilnadu, a<br />

bulk of India’s silk apparel is<br />

produced by the people of<br />

this town. Weaving is done<br />

by ladies and gents. Arni is<br />

well known for its traditional<br />

Arni Handlooms silk fabrics.<br />

Arni handlooms are well<br />

known for the durability of<br />

the colours used in the yarn.<br />

Usually Arni handlooms are<br />

made in silk.<br />

The count used in weaving<br />

gives the softness and<br />

hardness of the fabric. The<br />

count in a handloom fabric<br />

means the number of threads<br />

woven length wise and<br />

breadth wise known as warp<br />

and wept respectively in a<br />

square inch. The count in the<br />

saree is 2400 which gives<br />

The weavers are in this<br />

profession by tradition.<br />

The first flag hoisted in<br />

the Red Fort on the day of<br />

independence of India is a<br />

silk flag weaved in Arni.<br />

Processing of<br />

Handloom fabric<br />

Dyeing: - First the yarn<br />

is washed and then dipped<br />

in the required colour which<br />

is in a boiler and the worker<br />

goes on turning the yarn<br />

so that the colour is evenly<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART<br />

mixed in the yarn. The<br />

most important aspect in<br />

this process is the mixing<br />

of colours which will give<br />

unique and durable colour to<br />

the fabric. These yarns are<br />

then starched. Starching of<br />

the yarn is where the colour<br />

in the yarn will get more<br />

permanent nature and gives<br />

the yarn a polished look.<br />

Then it is turned in a charka.<br />

The turning in charka is<br />

where the yarn will become<br />

thread, which is used for<br />

wept.<br />

18<br />

The loading of yarn in warp<br />

is the next process. Then<br />

yarn is loaded into the looms.<br />

The length of yarn which is<br />

loaded as warp is known as<br />

Pavvu. A weaver can make<br />

four sarees from one pavvu.<br />

It will take a week to weave<br />

one pavvu of four sarees.<br />

Weaving: - The looms<br />

used in Arni are mostly<br />

Frame looms. Frame looms<br />

are looms which are fixed in<br />

a frame and looms peddle<br />

will be at the floor level and<br />

the weaver will sit on a stool<br />

and use his hands and legs<br />

to weave.<br />

To create designs in the<br />

sarees, firstly, the design is<br />

been made in a computer<br />

and then that design is<br />

punched into thick cards and<br />

then this card is loaded into<br />

the Jacard in the loom, so<br />

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The handlooms fabrics of Arni are<br />

famous for the softness and durability.<br />

The handloom fabrics are soft and<br />

comfortable to wear and is suitable for<br />

all climates.<br />

that according to the designs<br />

and the holes in the card,<br />

the needles will pull and put<br />

the threads which will create<br />

designs in the saree while<br />

weaving. Jacard is a box like<br />

structure at the top of the<br />

loom which contains needles<br />

which will read the punch<br />

card of designs.<br />

The weavers are into this<br />

profession traditionally. None<br />

of the weavers are trained<br />

but they have acquired this<br />

unique skill hereditarily from<br />

their ancestors. The art of<br />

weaving is passed on by the<br />

way of vision and practice.<br />

There are no theoretical<br />

explanations or training for<br />

weaving.<br />

The handlooms fabrics of<br />

Arni are famous for the<br />

softness and durability.<br />

The handloom fabrics are<br />

soft and comfortable to<br />

wear and is suitable for all<br />

climates. Mainly, Arni looms<br />

manufacture silk sarees, but<br />

now as per demand dress<br />

materials are also weaved.<br />

are a saree is made with two<br />

different bodies on each side<br />

and two different pallus which<br />

can be used as two different<br />

sarees.<br />

Simillarly, sarees are<br />

designed so shrewdly that<br />

in one side of the body half<br />

will be in one colour and the<br />

other half with another colour<br />

and at the two ends different<br />

pallus and in the other side<br />

the entire body will be of one<br />

colour with one pallu. This<br />

saree can be used as three<br />

sarees.<br />

Another complicated design<br />

is that in one side of the<br />

saree there will two different<br />

colour in half portion each<br />

and at the two end two<br />

pallus, like that in the other<br />

side also two different colour<br />

in each half and two different<br />

pallus, so that this saree<br />

can be used as four different<br />

sarees.<br />

Arni is known for its special<br />

designs in the pallus.<br />

The specialty of Arni sarees<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA TRADITION<br />

The Bishnois<br />

a Vaishnavite sect<br />

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Bishnoi (also known as Vishnoi) is a religious group<br />

found in the Western Thar Desert and northern<br />

states of India. They follow a set of 29 principles<br />

given by Guru Jambheshwar. Jambheshwar, lived<br />

in the 15th century, said that trees and wildlife<br />

should be protected, prophesying that harming the<br />

environment means harming oneself.<br />

TThe 29 tenets of Bishnoism Filter water, milk and<br />

state:<br />

firewood<br />

Observe 30 days’ state of Speak pure words in all<br />

untouchability after child’s sincerity<br />

birth<br />

Adopt the rule of<br />

Observe 5 days’<br />

forgiveness and pity<br />

segregation while a woman<br />

is in her menses<br />

Bath early morning<br />

Obey the ideal rules of life:<br />

Modesty<br />

Don’t steal and not keep<br />

any intention to do it also<br />

Do not condemn or criticize<br />

Don’t lie<br />

Obey the ideal rules of life:<br />

Patience or satisfactions<br />

Obey the ideal rules of life:<br />

Purifications<br />

Perform Sandhya two times<br />

a day<br />

Eulogise their God, Vishnu,<br />

in evening hours (Aarti)<br />

Perform Yajna (Havan)<br />

every morning<br />

Don’t waste time on<br />

argument<br />

Fast on Amavashya and<br />

offer prayers to Vishnu<br />

Have pity on all living<br />

beings and love them<br />

Do not cut green trees, save<br />

the environment<br />

Crush lust, anger, greed<br />

and attachment<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA TRADITION<br />

Accept food and water from<br />

our purified people only<br />

Provide a common<br />

shelter for male goat/<br />

sheep to avoid them being<br />

slaughtered in abattoirs<br />

Don’t sterilise bull<br />

Don’t use opium<br />

Khejarli trees. Nearly two<br />

centuries ago, Maharajah<br />

Abhay Singh of Jodhpur<br />

required wood for the<br />

construction of his new<br />

palace. The king sent his<br />

soldiers to cut trees in the<br />

nearby region of Khejarli,<br />

where the village is filled<br />

with the large number of<br />

trees.<br />

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Don’t take smoke and use<br />

tobacco<br />

Don’t take bhang or hemp<br />

Don’t drink alcohol<br />

Don’t eat meat, remain<br />

always pure vegetarian<br />

Never use blue clothes<br />

Bishnois are found in<br />

Rajasthan, Haryana,<br />

Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.<br />

The adherents of the sect<br />

are the descendants of<br />

immigrants from Bikaner,<br />

parts of Haryana and<br />

Punjab and are exclusively<br />

Jats and Rajputs by caste.<br />

They often abandon the<br />

caste name and describe<br />

themselves simply as<br />

Bishnois.<br />

Amrita Devi, a Bishnoi<br />

woman, along with more<br />

than 363 other Bishnois,<br />

died while saving the<br />

Amrita Devi and local<br />

villagers came to know<br />

about it and stopped the<br />

king’s men. They told her<br />

that if she wanted the trees<br />

to be spared, she would<br />

have to bribe them. She<br />

refused to acknowledge this<br />

demand and told them that<br />

she would consider it as an<br />

act of insult to her religious<br />

faith and would rather give<br />

away her life to save the<br />

green trees.<br />

This is still remembered as<br />

the great Khejarli sacrifice.<br />

Bishnois who were killed<br />

while protecting the trees<br />

were buried in Khejerli<br />

village near Jodhpur, where<br />

a simple grave with four<br />

pillars had been erected.<br />

Every year, in <strong>September</strong>,<br />

Bishnois assemble there to<br />

commemorate the extreme<br />

sacrifice made by their<br />

people to preserve their<br />

faith and religion.<br />

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Amrita Devi<br />

and local<br />

villagers<br />

came to<br />

know<br />

about it and<br />

stopped the<br />

king’s men.<br />

They told<br />

her that if<br />

she wanted<br />

the trees to<br />

be spared,<br />

she would<br />

have to bribe<br />

them.<br />

The most prominent<br />

places of pilgrimage for the<br />

Bishnois is called Mukam in<br />

a temple in Nokha Tehsil,<br />

Bikaner District, Rajasthan.<br />

Other important pilgrimage<br />

places belonging to the<br />

Bishnois are Samrathal<br />

Dhora (situated 3 km from<br />

Mukam), Pipasar, Jangloo,<br />

Lohawat, Lodipur, Bhur Tiba<br />

and Prachin Vishnoi Mandir<br />

Kanth District, Moradabad,<br />

Sameliya, Rotu, Lalasar and<br />

Jambolav.<br />

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INDIAN DIASPORA CULTURE<br />

24<br />

Saharia<br />

the forest people<br />

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Saharia, Sahar, Sehariya, or Sahariya is an<br />

indigenous Munda-speaking tribe in the Madhya<br />

Pradesh province of India. The Saharias are mainly<br />

found in the districts of Morena, Sheopur, Bhind,<br />

Gwalior, Datia, Shivpuri, Vidisha and Guna districts<br />

of Madhya Pradesh and Baran district of Rajasthan.<br />

`Sahra’ is being used as a<br />

synonym for the word `forest’.<br />

The scheduled tribe has been<br />

named as `Sahariyas’ only<br />

because it was totally dependent<br />

upon forests for its very<br />

existence in terms of its society,<br />

family, livelihood and everything<br />

else.<br />

The people of `Sahariyas’ tribe<br />

never used to bother about<br />

their future, because they were<br />

confident that forests, which they<br />

respect and protect, would never<br />

leave them hungry. The other<br />

groups of society have exploited<br />

the forests to the tilt, for meeting<br />

their own selfish-interests.<br />

Consequently, the very source<br />

providing the food security to the<br />

families of `Sahariyas’ tribe has<br />

been irretrievably damaged.<br />

Left with no alternative, the<br />

people of `Sahariyas’ tribe had<br />

to look out for labour work in<br />

the local stone mines to earn<br />

their livelihood. Slowly and<br />

slowly, they were becoming a<br />

tool of exploitation in the wider<br />

perspective of our social system.<br />

Due to the constant shrinking<br />

of forests and strict provisions<br />

of various forestry laws, the<br />

`Sahariyas’ tribe were left to face<br />

an unending state of hunger.<br />

Respectability, Equality and<br />

Education, as enshrined<br />

in our Constitution, are not<br />

visible in this area and neither<br />

these people have any high<br />

expectations from the Society.<br />

They inhabit clusters of houses<br />

in areas called saharana outside<br />

the main villages. The housing<br />

is generally characterized by<br />

prehistoric standards made up<br />

of stone boulders and roofing<br />

by stone slabs that are locally<br />

called patore.<br />

Traditionally, Sahariyas trace<br />

their beginnings to the days of<br />

the Ramayana and beyond.<br />

They trace their origin from<br />

Shabri of the Ramayan. Some<br />

Sahariya’s claim descent from<br />

Baiju Bheel, a worshiper of the<br />

Hindu god Shiva.<br />

The tribe members believe<br />

in Hinduism’s folk gods and<br />

goddess that they worship and<br />

celebrate in major festivals:<br />

Veer Teja, Dhakar Baba, Durga,<br />

Hanuman, Lalbai, Bejasan,<br />

Savni Amavasya, Janmashtami,<br />

Raksha Bandhan, Deepavali,<br />

Holi and Teja Dashmi.<br />

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COVER STORY<br />

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70 th<br />

Independence Day<br />

India’s 70th INDEPENDENCE DAY was<br />

celebrated with much fan and fair. Prime<br />

Minister NARENDRA MODI, like the past<br />

two times spoke to the nation without a<br />

bullet proof screen. School children gave a<br />

spectacular colour to the celebrations. Prime<br />

Minister spoke with much conviction for the<br />

UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.<br />

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COVER STORY<br />

Prime Minister, Shri<br />

Narendra Modi, has<br />

addressed the nation from<br />

the ramparts of the Red<br />

Fort on 70th Independence<br />

Day. He said that 125 crore<br />

Indians are now resolved to<br />

complete the journey from<br />

Swarajya to “Suraj.” He said<br />

that the achievement of<br />

Suraj will require sacrifice,<br />

hard work, discipline,<br />

dedication and courage.<br />

Every institution from<br />

Panchayat to Parliament<br />

must work unitedly towards<br />

this goal.<br />

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The Prime Minister<br />

defined various attributes<br />

of Suraj, such as<br />

Sensitivity, Responsibility,<br />

Accountability,<br />

Transparency, Efficiency<br />

and Good Governance. He<br />

illustrated each of these<br />

attributes with the examples<br />

in the working of the Union<br />

Government, in areas such<br />

as online registration in<br />

major hospitals, promptness<br />

of income tax refunds,<br />

speeding up the process<br />

of passport delivery, faster<br />

company registrations, and<br />

ending interviews for Group<br />

C and Group D positions in<br />

the Government.<br />

He explained the integrated<br />

approach that the<br />

Government has taken<br />

towards the agriculture<br />

sector, which includes the<br />

focus on soil health cards,<br />

irrigation, solar pumps,<br />

seeds, fertilizers, and crop<br />

insurance. He said that<br />

the Government is more<br />

attentive to substance, rather<br />

than symbolism; integrated<br />

development rather than<br />

isolated development; and<br />

empowerment rather than<br />

entitlement.<br />

The Prime Minister said that<br />

the Government has taken a<br />

holistic, integrated approach<br />

towards welfare of women,<br />

which includes elements<br />

such as Beti-Bachao, Beti<br />

Padhao, Sukanya Samriddhi<br />

Yojana, and Ujjwala Yojana,<br />

to ensure the physical,<br />

educational and financial<br />

well-being of women.<br />

The Prime Minister asked<br />

every Indian to abide by the<br />

message of peace, oneness<br />

and brotherhood, given by<br />

great saints, philosophers<br />

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The Prime<br />

Minister<br />

strongly<br />

condemned<br />

those who<br />

attempted<br />

to glorify<br />

terrorists as<br />

martyrs. He<br />

said the world<br />

will appreciate<br />

India’s<br />

humanitarian<br />

approach,<br />

and uniform<br />

condemnation<br />

of all terrorist<br />

activities.<br />

and thinkers, such as<br />

Ramanujacharya, Mahatma<br />

Gandhi, and Babasaheb<br />

Ambedkar.<br />

The Prime Minister strongly<br />

condemned those who were<br />

attempted to glorify terrorists<br />

as martyrs. He said the<br />

world will appreciate India’s<br />

humanitarian approach, and<br />

uniform condemnation of all<br />

terrorist activities.<br />

few days the<br />

way the people<br />

of Balochistan,<br />

Gilgit, from Pak occupied<br />

Kashmir have thanked<br />

me, it is the honour to 1.25<br />

billion people of India. I<br />

thank those people from<br />

Balochistan, Gilgit and Pak<br />

occupied Kashmir.<br />

He said that in the last<br />

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STORY FOR KIDS<br />

30<br />

Killing of<br />

Uncle Kamsa<br />

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Kamsa’s demons harassed children throughout<br />

the region for fifteen years. Magically, Krishna<br />

and Balarama killed them all as part of their<br />

divine play, or lila. Thus, the inhabitants of<br />

Vrindavana were thankful, remembering their<br />

guru’s prediction about Krishna.<br />

After Krishna killed the arista<br />

(bull) demon, the great<br />

sage Narada Muni went to<br />

Kamsa’s palace and told him<br />

that Krishna and Balarama<br />

were the seventh and eighth<br />

sons of Vasudeva. Narada<br />

described the events that<br />

took place on the night of<br />

Krishna’s birth and confirmed<br />

that Kamsa would meet his<br />

death at Krishna’s hands.<br />

On hearing this news,<br />

Kamsa imprisoned Devaki<br />

and Vasudeva again and<br />

renewed his vow to kill<br />

Krishna. He called for the<br />

Keshi demon, and other<br />

great demons, and just in<br />

case that didn’t work, he<br />

planned to draw the boys<br />

into a wrestling match<br />

with two of his strongest<br />

wrestlers. He sent his<br />

servant Akrura to bring the<br />

boys to Mathura.<br />

Kamsa was delirious with<br />

fear waiting for Krishna to<br />

arrive, and unable to sleep<br />

in the night because of<br />

bad dreams. He saw his<br />

headless body in a mirror,<br />

everything appeared double<br />

and he saw the covering of<br />

the sky as pierced. He saw<br />

holes in his shadow and<br />

left no footprints when he<br />

walked.<br />

Krishna and Balarama came<br />

to the splendorous city of<br />

Mathura along with their<br />

friends. By and by they came<br />

to the wrestling ring and<br />

accepted the challenge to<br />

fight Kamsa’s demons. After<br />

fighting for a few moments,<br />

Krishna and Balarama<br />

easily killed their opponents.<br />

Everyone except Kamsa<br />

rejoiced at the wonderful<br />

defeat.<br />

The evil king stopped the<br />

celebration and shouted:<br />

“Drive the two wicked sons<br />

of Vasudeva out of the city!<br />

Confiscate the cowherds’<br />

property and arrest that evil<br />

man Nanda! Kill that illmotivated<br />

Vasudeva! Also<br />

kill my father, Ugrasena,<br />

along with his followers,<br />

who have sided with our<br />

enemies.”<br />

Krishna jumped into the<br />

stands, seized Kamsa,<br />

knocked off his crown and<br />

dragged him to the wrestling<br />

mat by his hair. There he<br />

easily killed Kamsa, striking<br />

him with his fist. Kamsa’s<br />

eight younger brothers<br />

attacked Krishna and<br />

Balarama, but Balarama<br />

easily killed them with his<br />

club.<br />

Krishna and Balarama met<br />

their parents, but Devaki and<br />

Vasudeva were struck with<br />

awe, seeing the prophecy<br />

fulfilled and because of a<br />

feeling of reverence, they<br />

were afraid to embrace their<br />

sons. Tears rolled down<br />

their eyes out of joy. At<br />

last they were united with<br />

their children Krishna and<br />

Balaram.<br />

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HEALTHY LIVING<br />

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Little things<br />

for<br />

Happy Living<br />

The benefits of living a healthy life<br />

are pretty obvious. It makes you stay<br />

physically active and you don’t easily get<br />

sick. If you are healthy and active, you can<br />

do all the things you want to do.<br />

To practice a healthy lifestyle<br />

is about stopping unhealthy<br />

vices like smoking and<br />

drinking alcoholic beverages.<br />

Helpful tips for healthy living<br />

that you can consider include<br />

purifying the air in your own<br />

homes, taking vitamins and<br />

health supplements, and<br />

losing weight if necessary.<br />

When it comes to healthy<br />

eating, nothing can be<br />

healthier than eating<br />

vegetables, fresh fruits<br />

and drinking plenty of pure<br />

water. A healthy eating<br />

habit also means avoiding<br />

heavy dinners, junk foods<br />

and plenty of sweets<br />

and fatty foods. To avoid<br />

taking unhealthy snacks,<br />

it is advisable that you eat<br />

complex carbohydrates,<br />

vegetables and protein-rich<br />

foods during meals. Other<br />

healthy foods that you can<br />

take are nuts like cashews,<br />

almonds, and walnuts.<br />

Drinking a cup of herbal tea<br />

instead of coffee is also a<br />

healthy option.<br />

Having a healthy and safe<br />

environment is also a must<br />

in order to live a healthy<br />

life. You can make your<br />

environment healthy by<br />

knowing the right place<br />

where to put the toxic waste<br />

and chemicals. It is an added<br />

responsibility in taking care<br />

for the wellness and healthy<br />

life of your children aside<br />

from your own physical<br />

health and well-being. Health<br />

care is also a very important<br />

part of living a healthy life.<br />

This covers regular medical<br />

checkups and screenings.<br />

It will help you reduce your<br />

spending on health care if<br />

a health problem is treated<br />

earlier.<br />

Tips for healthy living will<br />

only become effective, if<br />

you religiously follow them<br />

with all your heart. All the<br />

benefits you will get from<br />

these are for your own<br />

good. You are primarily<br />

responsible for your own<br />

life. If you want a healthy<br />

and active life, no one<br />

else can help you achieve<br />

it without you helping<br />

yourself. Your doctor, gym<br />

instructor, family, friends or<br />

neighbors can help you live<br />

a healthy life, but without<br />

your personal desire and<br />

commitment to achieving<br />

it, everything else will fail.<br />

Always put in your mind<br />

that living a healthy life will<br />

lead you to living a happy,<br />

fulfilling and satisfying life.<br />

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INDIAN FOOD<br />

34<br />

Cucumber<br />

kichadi<br />

Preparation Time : 5 Mins<br />

Cook Time : 15 Mins<br />

Cucumber kichadi is similar to cucumber raita with<br />

a kerala twist This is no way related to kichadi. This<br />

is cucumber in coconut yogurt gravy. This dish is<br />

commonly known as Pachadi, but towards south<br />

Kerala this is called Kichadi.<br />

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Ingredients<br />

Cucumber - 1 big<br />

Thick Curd - 1 cup<br />

Salt - to taste<br />

To grind to a coarse mixture:<br />

Green Chilli - 1<br />

Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup<br />

Mustard Seeds - 1/8 tsp<br />

Jeera - 1/2 tsp<br />

To temper:<br />

Coconut oil - 2 tsp<br />

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp<br />

Red Chillies - 1 broken<br />

How to prepare<br />

Wash cucumber, peel off the skin and<br />

remove the seeds. Chop them into bite<br />

sized cubes.<br />

In a kadai boil water add cucumber with<br />

required salt. Just cook till it becomes<br />

dry. Set aside.<br />

Grind the ingredients listed under ‘to<br />

grind’ to a semi coarse paste.<br />

Add the coarse paste to the cucumber<br />

and mix well.<br />

Saute till raw smell leaves.<br />

Add salt and whisk curd.<br />

Add curd to cucumber mixture and give<br />

a stir.<br />

Temper the items in coconut oil and<br />

pour the seasoning to the pachadi.<br />

Cucumber kichadi is ready. Serve with<br />

rice.<br />

Curry leaves - a small sprig<br />

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NRI PROFILE<br />

A<br />

36<br />

Dr.<br />

Narinder Singh<br />

Kapany<br />

Father of Fiber Optics<br />

Narinder Singh Kapany is born on 31 October 1926 to a Sikh<br />

family in Moga, Punjab, India. He is an Indian-born American<br />

Sikh physicist known for his work in fibre optics. He was<br />

named as one of the seven ‘Unsung Heroes’ by the Fortune<br />

magazine in their ‘Businessmen of the Century’ issue (1999-<br />

11-22). He is also known as “Father of Fiber Optics”. The term<br />

fibre optics was coined by Narinder Singh Kapany in 1956. He<br />

is a former IOFS officer.<br />

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A graduate of Agra University<br />

in India, he completed<br />

advanced studies in optics<br />

at the Imperial College of<br />

Science and Technology,<br />

London and received his<br />

Ph.D. from the University<br />

of London in 1955. He<br />

subsequently moved to the<br />

University of Rochester and<br />

then to the Illinois Institute<br />

of Technology to continue<br />

his research and inventions<br />

in the areas of fiber-optics<br />

communication, lasers,<br />

biomedical instrumentation,<br />

solar energy and pollution<br />

monitoring.<br />

Dr. Kapany is not only a<br />

physicist but a businessman,<br />

an entrepreneur, a<br />

philanthropist and a sculptor<br />

all rolled into one. He<br />

founded Optics Technology<br />

Inc., Kaptron Inc., and K2<br />

Optronics undertaking<br />

research and innovation in<br />

the field of fiber optics. He<br />

specialized in the process of<br />

management of technology<br />

and technology transfer<br />

through his entrepreneurial<br />

ventures.<br />

He has received many awards<br />

including ‘The Excellence<br />

2000 Award’ from the<br />

USA Pan-Asian American<br />

Chamber of Commerce<br />

in 1998. He is a Fellow of<br />

numerous scientific societies<br />

including the British Royal<br />

Academy of Engineering, the<br />

Optical Society of America,<br />

and the American Association<br />

for the Advancement of<br />

Science.<br />

In 1960, he founded Optics<br />

Technology Inc. and was<br />

Chairman of the Board,<br />

President, and Director of<br />

Research for twelve years.<br />

In 1967 the company went<br />

public with numerous<br />

corporate acquisitions and<br />

joint-ventures in the United<br />

States and abroad. In 1973,<br />

Dr. Kapany founded Kaptron<br />

Inc. and was President and<br />

CEO until 1990 when he<br />

sold the company to AMP<br />

Incorporated. For the next<br />

nine years, Dr. Kapany was<br />

an AMP Fellow, heading the<br />

Intrapreneur & Technical<br />

Expert Program and serving<br />

as Chief Technologist for<br />

Global Communications<br />

Business. He founded K2<br />

Optronics.<br />

Dr. Kapany, as an<br />

academician has taught and<br />

supervised research activity<br />

of postgraduate students. He<br />

was a Regents Professor at<br />

the University of California,<br />

Berkeley (UCB), and at the<br />

University of California,<br />

Santa Cruz (UCSC). He<br />

was also Director of the<br />

Center for Innovation and<br />

Entrepreneurial Development<br />

(CIED) at UCSC for seven<br />

years. At Stanford University,<br />

he has been a Visiting<br />

Scholar in the Physics<br />

Department and Consulting<br />

Professor in the Department<br />

of Electrical Engineering.<br />

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NRI IMMIGRATION<br />

Trump set to make<br />

immigration<br />

changes<br />

38<br />

US Republican presidential nominee Donald<br />

Trump has signalled a possible shift in his hardline<br />

immigration policies, with plans to deport 11 million<br />

people who are in the country illegally. Mr Trump has<br />

put his vow to toughen the country’s immigration<br />

policies at the centre of his campaign.<br />

M<br />

Mr Trump’s new campaign<br />

manager, Kellyanne<br />

Conway, said that Mr Trump<br />

is committed to a “fair and<br />

humane” approach to those<br />

living in the country illegally.<br />

“What he supports is to make<br />

sure we enforce the law,<br />

we are respectful of those<br />

Americans who are looking<br />

for well-paying jobs and that<br />

we are fair and humane to<br />

those who live among us in<br />

this country,” Ms Conway<br />

said.<br />

“He’s wrestling with how<br />

to do that. People that are<br />

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here unlawfully, came into<br />

the country against our<br />

laws, are subject to being<br />

removed. That’s just plain<br />

fact,” the Alabama politician<br />

Republican Senator Jeff<br />

Sessions said.<br />

“He definitely is seeking input<br />

from this group of Latinos in<br />

terms of immigration reform,”<br />

Jesus Marquez, a Nevada<br />

political analyst and Latino<br />

outreach strategist, said. “He<br />

is expecting for us to lay out<br />

points of a future plan for<br />

immigration.”<br />

“Let’s remember that Trump<br />

started this campaign by<br />

calling Mexicans rapists<br />

and continued to find ways<br />

to disparage the Latino<br />

community by promising<br />

to implement a deportation<br />

force that would deport 16<br />

million people, end DACA,<br />

end birthright citizenship,<br />

conduct round ups of<br />

families, ban Muslims and<br />

other immigrants from<br />

entering the United States,<br />

and build a concrete wall<br />

along the border. If true, this<br />

is a cynical attempt from<br />

Donald Trump to distract from<br />

his dangerous policies that<br />

he doubled down on just this<br />

week in a new ad. Donald<br />

Trump will be Donald Trump<br />

and what’s clear is that he’s<br />

dangerous for the Latino<br />

community,” Hillary Clinton’s<br />

national political director,<br />

Amanda Renteria said.<br />

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WORLD NEWS<br />

40<br />

Italy<br />

Earthquake<br />

death toll nears 250<br />

Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken the area since the<br />

earthquake. Two aftershocks registered 5.1 and 5.4 just before<br />

dawn. The earthquake was powerful enough to be felt in<br />

Bologna to the north and Naples to the south, both more than<br />

220 km (135 miles) from the epicentre.<br />

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“I haven’t slept much because<br />

I was really afraid,” said<br />

70-year-old Arturo Onesi<br />

from the town of Arquata del<br />

Tronto, who spent the night in<br />

a tent camp for survivors and<br />

rescue workers.<br />

Monica, a survivor from the<br />

tourist town of Amatrice said,<br />

“We are sleeping in the car<br />

and there were shocks all<br />

night. When the biggest one<br />

came, the car started moving<br />

and shaking. But what have<br />

we got to lose now? We have<br />

lost our house. So many<br />

friends and family are dead.<br />

We have lost everything,<br />

even our fear.”<br />

“If we don’t get help, l’Arquata<br />

is finished,” said Aleandro<br />

Petrucci, the mayor of<br />

Arquata del Tronto, which<br />

accounted for 57 of the<br />

confirmed deaths. “Here<br />

in the winter, the village is<br />

practically uninhabited but the<br />

population doubles or triples<br />

when people come back to<br />

their family houses in the<br />

summer,” he said.<br />

“The operation continued<br />

throughout the night and<br />

obviously there will be no letup<br />

until it is absolutely clear<br />

that there is no possibility of<br />

finding any more people in<br />

the ruins,” said Immacolata<br />

Postiglione, the head of the<br />

Civil Protection agency’s<br />

emergency unit.<br />

“Here in the<br />

winter, the<br />

village is<br />

practically<br />

uninhabited<br />

but the<br />

population<br />

doubles or<br />

triples when<br />

people come<br />

back to<br />

their family<br />

houses in the<br />

summer,”<br />

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DESI NEWS<br />

42<br />

Sri Krishna<br />

Janmashtami<br />

The great exponent of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna<br />

is one of the most powerful incarnations of Vishnu,<br />

the Godhead of the Hindu Trinity of deities. Of all<br />

the Vishnu avataras, he is the most popular and<br />

perhaps of all Hindu gods, the one closest to the<br />

heart of the masses.<br />

Krishna was dark and<br />

extremely handsome. The<br />

word Krishna literally means<br />

‘black’ and black also<br />

connotes mysteriousness.<br />

The birthday of Hinduism’s<br />

favorite Lord Krishna is a<br />

special occasion for Hindus,<br />

who consider him as their<br />

leader, hero, protector,<br />

philosopher, teacher and<br />

friend all rolled into one.<br />

Krishna took birth at midnight<br />

on the ashtami or the 8th day<br />

of the Krishnapaksha or dark<br />

fortnight as per the Hindu<br />

month of Shravan (August-<br />

<strong>September</strong>). This auspicious<br />

day is called Janmashtami.<br />

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Indian as well as Western<br />

scholars have now accepted<br />

the period between 3200<br />

and 3100 BC as the period in<br />

which Lord Krishna lived on<br />

earth.<br />

The devotees of Lord<br />

Krishna observe fast for<br />

the whole day and night,<br />

worshipping him and keeping<br />

vigil through the night while<br />

listening to his tales and<br />

exploits, recite hymns from<br />

the Gita and sing devotional<br />

songs. Krishna’s birthplace<br />

Mathura and Vrindavan<br />

celebrate this occasion with<br />

great pomp and show.<br />

Raslilas or religious<br />

plays are performed to<br />

recreate incidents from<br />

the life of Krishna and to<br />

commemorate his love for<br />

Radha. Song and dance<br />

mark the celebration of this<br />

festive occasion, all over<br />

India. At midnight, the statue<br />

of infant Krishna is bathed<br />

and placed in a cradle, which<br />

is rocked, amidst the blowing<br />

of conch shells and the<br />

ringing of bells.<br />

In the south western state<br />

of Maharashtra, people<br />

enact the god’s childhood<br />

attempts to steal butter<br />

and curd from earthen pots<br />

beyond his reach. A similar<br />

pot is suspended high above<br />

the ground and groups of<br />

young people form human<br />

pyramids to try and reach<br />

the pot and break it.<br />

The town of Dwarka in<br />

Gujarat, Krishna’s own<br />

land, comes alive with<br />

major celebrations as<br />

hordes of visitors flock<br />

to the town. Krishna<br />

Janmashtami is significant<br />

event in most Krishna<br />

temples. The cities and<br />

towns which are related to<br />

Lord Krishna, Janmashtami<br />

is a household celebration.<br />

“<br />

Indian<br />

as well as<br />

Western<br />

scholars have<br />

now accepted<br />

the period<br />

between 3200<br />

and 3100 BC<br />

as the period<br />

in which Lord<br />

Krishna lived<br />

on earth.<br />

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IN BUSINESS<br />

44<br />

Much awaited<br />

GST bill<br />

passed by the parliament<br />

The Goods and Services Tax Bill or GST Bill, officially<br />

known as The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-<br />

Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, proposes a national<br />

Value added Tax is passed by the parliament and is to<br />

be implemented from 1 April 2017.<br />

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The Goods and Services Tax<br />

(GST), the biggest reform in<br />

India’s indirect tax structure<br />

since the economy began to<br />

be opened up 25 years ago,<br />

at last looks set to become<br />

reality.<br />

Goods and Services Tax”<br />

would be a comprehensive<br />

indirect tax on manufacture,<br />

sale and consumption<br />

of goods and services<br />

throughout India, to<br />

replace taxes levied<br />

by the central and state<br />

governments. Goods<br />

and Services Tax would<br />

be levied and collected<br />

at each stage of sale<br />

or purchase of goods or<br />

services based on the input<br />

tax credit method.<br />

This method allows GSTregistered<br />

businesses<br />

to claim tax credit to the<br />

value of GST they paid<br />

on purchase of goods or<br />

services as part of their<br />

normal commercial activity.<br />

Taxable goods and services<br />

are not distinguished<br />

from one another and are<br />

taxed at a single rate in a<br />

supply chain till the goods<br />

or services reach the<br />

consumer.<br />

Administrative responsibility<br />

would generally rest with<br />

a single authority to levy<br />

tax on goods and services.<br />

Exports would be zerorated<br />

and imports would be<br />

levied the same taxes as<br />

domestic goods and services<br />

adhering to the destination<br />

principle. Amalgamating<br />

several Central and State<br />

taxes into a single tax<br />

would mitigate cascading or<br />

double taxation, facilitating<br />

a common national market.<br />

The simplicity of the tax will<br />

lead to easier administration<br />

and enforcement.<br />

From the consumer point of<br />

view, the biggest advantage<br />

would be in terms of a<br />

reduction in the overall tax<br />

burden on goods, which<br />

is currently estimated at<br />

25%-30%, free movement<br />

of goods from one state to<br />

another without stopping<br />

at state borders for hours<br />

for payment of state tax or<br />

entry tax and reduction in<br />

paperwork to a large extent.<br />

The tax rate under GST may<br />

be nominal or zero rated<br />

for the time being. It has<br />

been proposed to insulate<br />

the revenues of the States<br />

from the impact of GST, with<br />

the expectation that in due<br />

course, GST will be levied<br />

on petroleum and petroleum<br />

products.<br />

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><br />

The Prime Minister strongly<br />

condemned those who were<br />

attempted to glorify terrorists<br />

as martyrs. He said the<br />

world will appreciate India’s<br />

humanitarian approach, and<br />

uniform condemnation of all<br />

terrorist activities.<br />

He said that in the last few<br />

days the way the people<br />

of Balochistan, Gilgit, from<br />

Pak occupied Kashmir have<br />

thanked me, it is the honour<br />

to 1.25 billion people of<br />

India. I thank those people<br />

from Balochistan, Gilgit and<br />

Pak occupied Kashmir.<br />

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INFOCUS<br />

Festival of<br />

Brotherhood<br />

Rakshabandhan<br />

The festival of brotherhood,<br />

RAKSHABANDHAN celebrated on<br />

18 August <strong>2016</strong>. R<br />

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Rakshabandhan is also<br />

called Rakhi Purnima or<br />

simply Rakhi or “Rakhri”,<br />

in many parts of India. The<br />

Hindu festival celebrates<br />

the love and duty between<br />

brothers and sisters.<br />

Rakshabandhan in Sanskrit<br />

literally means “the tie or<br />

knot of protection”. The word<br />

Raksha means protection,<br />

whilst Bandhan is the verb<br />

to tie. Rakshabandhan<br />

is observed in the Hindu<br />

calendar month of Srava and<br />

typically falls in the month of<br />

August every year.<br />

On the morning of Raksha<br />

Bandhan the brothers<br />

and sisters get together,<br />

often wearing new dress<br />

in the presence of parents,<br />

grandparents and other<br />

family members. If the<br />

sister and brother are<br />

geographically separated,<br />

the sister may mail the<br />

Rakhi ahead of the Raksha<br />

Bandhan day. The ritual<br />

typically begins in front of a<br />

lighted lamp (diya) or candle,<br />

which signifies fire deity. The<br />

sister and brother face each<br />

other. The sister ties the<br />

Rakhi on her brother’s wrist.<br />

The brother gives his<br />

sister(s) gifts such as cards,<br />

clothes, money or something<br />

thoughtful. The brother may<br />

also feed his sister, with his<br />

hands, one or more bites of<br />

sweets, dry fruits and other<br />

seasonal delicacies. They<br />

hug, and the larger family<br />

ritually congratulate the<br />

festive celebration of brothersister<br />

love and protection.<br />

The sister performs a Rakhi<br />

ceremony, then prays to<br />

express her love and her<br />

wish for the well being of her<br />

brother; in return, the brother<br />

ritually pledges to protect and<br />

take care of his sister under<br />

all circumstances. It is one<br />

of the several occasions in<br />

which family ties are affirmed<br />

in India.<br />

There are many interesting<br />

stories associated with<br />

rakshabandhan . The<br />

most common one is<br />

from the Mahabharata,<br />

which acknowledges the<br />

relationship between Lord<br />

Krishna and Draupadi.<br />

According to the epic,<br />

one morning, when Lord<br />

Krishna was flying a kite<br />

he cut his finger with the<br />

thread. Draupadi saw him<br />

bleeding profusely, ran to<br />

him, tore a piece from her<br />

sari and tied it around his<br />

finger. Lord Krishna was so<br />

touched that in return he<br />

promised to protect her from<br />

all evil, forever. And he did<br />

all along, especially during<br />

her ‘cheerharan’ by the<br />

Kauravas.<br />

One of the famous historical<br />

stories involve Emperor<br />

Humayun and Rani Karnavati<br />

of Mewar. When Mewar was<br />

attacked twice by Bahadur<br />

Shah Zafar in the mid 16th<br />

century, she sent a letter<br />

with a rakhi to Humayun as<br />

a last resort, to help her. The<br />

emperor was very touched by<br />

the gesture, and immediately<br />

left the military campaign that<br />

he was then involved in to<br />

protect her.<br />

Another one goes like,<br />

Alexander’s wife, Roxana,<br />

had heard of the festival<br />

of rakhi at the time when<br />

the Greek king was trying<br />

to invade India. To protect<br />

her husband ahead of the<br />

battle, Roxana had sent a<br />

rakhi to King Puru urging<br />

him to “protect” her husband.<br />

Thus, at the time of battle,<br />

when King Puru had the<br />

opportunity to kill Alexander,<br />

he refrained from doing so<br />

because of the vow he had<br />

made to his ‘rakhi sister’.<br />

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FREEDOM FIGHTER<br />

Bal Gangadhar<br />

Tilak<br />

Father of Indian National Movement.<br />

48<br />

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born on July 23, 1856 in Ratnagiri,<br />

Maharashtra. His father Gangadhar Ramachandra Tilak<br />

was a Sanskrit scholar and a famous teacher. Tilak was<br />

a brilliant student and was very good in mathematics.<br />

Tilak had an intolerant attitude towards injustice and<br />

was truthful and straightforward. He was among the<br />

India’s first generation of youth to receive modern college<br />

education.<br />

When Tilak was ten, his father<br />

was transferred to Pune from<br />

Ratnagiri. He joined the Anglo-<br />

Vernacular School in Pune and<br />

got education from some of the<br />

well known teachers of that time.<br />

Soon after coming to Pune, Tilak<br />

lost his mother and by the time<br />

he was sixteen he lost his father<br />

too. While Tilak was studying<br />

in Matriculation he was married<br />

to a 10-year-old girl called<br />

Satyabhama.<br />

After passing the Matriculation<br />

Examination Tilak joined the<br />

Deccan College. In 1877, Bal<br />

Gangadhar Tilak got his B.A.<br />

degree with a first class in<br />

mathematics. He continued his<br />

studies and got the LL.B. degree<br />

too. After graduation, Tilak began<br />

teaching mathematics in a private<br />

school in Pune and later became a<br />

journalist.<br />

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"<br />

A big ‘Swadeshi Market’ was opened in<br />

front of Tilak’s house. Tilak was arrested on the<br />

charges of sedition in 1906. After the trial, Tilak<br />

was sentenced to six years of imprisonment in<br />

Mandalay (Burma).<br />

"<br />

He became a strong critic<br />

of the Western education<br />

system, feeling that it is<br />

demeaning to Indian students<br />

and is disrespectful to India’s<br />

heritage. He came to the<br />

conclusion that good citizens<br />

can be moulded only through<br />

good education. He believed<br />

that every Indian had to be<br />

taught about Indian culture<br />

and national ideals. Along<br />

with his classmate Agarkar<br />

and great social reformer<br />

Vishnushastry Chiplunkar,<br />

Bal Gangadhar Tilak founded<br />

“Deccan Education Society”<br />

to impart quality education to<br />

Indian youth.<br />

Tilak started two weeklies,<br />

‘Kesari’ and ‘Mahratta’.<br />

‘Kesari’ was Marathi weekly<br />

while ‘Mahratta’ was English<br />

weekly. Bal Gangadhar Tilak<br />

joined the Indian National<br />

Congress in 1890. Tilak was<br />

a great social reformer. He<br />

called for the banning of child<br />

marriage and welcomed<br />

widow remarriage. Through<br />

the celebrations of Ganapati<br />

Festival and the birthday<br />

of the Shivaji he organized<br />

people.<br />

In 1897, Bal Gangadhar Tilak<br />

was charged with writing<br />

articles instigating people<br />

to rise against the British<br />

government and to break<br />

the laws and disturb the<br />

peace. He was sentenced<br />

to rigorous imprisonment for<br />

one and a half year. Tilak<br />

was released in 1898. After<br />

his release, Tilak launched<br />

Swadeshi Movement.<br />

A big ‘Swadeshi Market’ was<br />

opened in front of Tilak’s<br />

house. Tilak was arrested<br />

on the charges of sedition<br />

in 1906. After the trial, Tilak<br />

was sentenced to six years<br />

of imprisonment in Mandalay<br />

(Burma). He wrote the book<br />

‘Gita-Rahasya’ while he was<br />

in prison. Tilak was released<br />

on June 8, 1914.<br />

In 1916, Tilak decided to<br />

build a separate organization<br />

called the ‘Home Rule<br />

League’. Its goal was swaraj.<br />

His slogan “Swaraj is my<br />

birthright and I shall have it”<br />

inspired millions of Indians.<br />

Tilak went from village to<br />

village and explained the aim<br />

of his league to the farmers<br />

and won their hearts. He<br />

traveled constantly in order<br />

to organize the people. While<br />

fighting for people’s cause<br />

Bal Gangadhar Tilak died on<br />

August 1, 1920.<br />

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was<br />

popularly called as Lokmanya<br />

(Beloved of the people).<br />

Tilak’s life was magnificent<br />

and he was every way worthy<br />

of the people’s homage. He<br />

led a simple life and offered<br />

himself, body and soul, to the<br />

service of his country. Tilak<br />

had no property. His, clothes<br />

were very simple. A dhoti, a<br />

shirt, a shawl on the shoulder<br />

and a red ‘Pagadi’ (a marathi<br />

cap) on his head - this was all<br />

he wore.<br />

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INDIAN YOGA<br />

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Kukkutasana<br />

STRETCHES<br />

ARMS AND SPINE<br />

In Kukkutasana, the body is lifted off the ground, on<br />

the support of both hands, making the form of the<br />

practitioner look like a cockerel standing on its legs. In<br />

this asana, only the hands are touching the floor and<br />

bearing the entire weight of the body.<br />

The folded legs should be<br />

lifted off the floor as high<br />

as possible, keeping the<br />

padmasana parallel to the<br />

floor. The back is straight and<br />

look forward.<br />

If you have lung and heart<br />

problems, an enlarged<br />

spleen or gastric ulcers,<br />

avoid doing this asana.<br />

How to do<br />

To begin this asana, first<br />

sit cross-legged in the<br />

Padmasana position.<br />

Fit your arms between the<br />

gap of the thigh and calf<br />

muscles and let your palms<br />

touch the floor through this<br />

gap.<br />

Spread out your fingers,<br />

ensuring they point forward.<br />

Push your palms as much as<br />

you can.<br />

Inhale while you try to raise<br />

your whole body.<br />

Your palms must support<br />

your body weight.<br />

With practice, you will be<br />

able to achieve balance.<br />

Breathe normally as you<br />

remain in the pose for as long<br />

as you are comfortable.<br />

Exhale and release the pose.<br />

Return to the ground.<br />

Benefits<br />

1. Strengthens the arms,<br />

shoulders, elbows and wrists.<br />

2. Strengthens the abdominal<br />

muscles.<br />

3. Stretches the chest<br />

muscles.<br />

4. Stimulates the mooladhara<br />

chakra.<br />

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LIFE STYLE<br />

54<br />

Importance of<br />

having an healthy<br />

lifestyle<br />

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A lot of us are desperate for a lifestyle change,<br />

lifestyle lift, healthier lifestyle and lifestyle fitness. The<br />

importance of living a healthy lifestyle for maintaining<br />

general good health and preventing chronic diseases<br />

has been well established.<br />

A healthy lifestyle is quite<br />

simple to achieve - one does<br />

not need to do anything<br />

“crazy” to adopt a healthy<br />

lifestyle. A certain amount<br />

of independent thinking is<br />

required to separate the truth<br />

from fiction in most modern<br />

health advice.<br />

The most important thing<br />

you can do for a healthy<br />

lifestyle is, eat well. Avoid<br />

toxins in your food as much<br />

as possible and consume<br />

plenty of fresh fruit, veggies<br />

and whole grains, exercise<br />

moderately a few times<br />

every week, avoid smoking,<br />

including passage smoke<br />

and avoid gaining too<br />

much weight. It may not be<br />

always possible to eat all<br />

Organic food, but avoiding<br />

environmental toxins as<br />

much as you can is an<br />

important aspect in achieving<br />

a healthy lifestyle.<br />

Modern lifestyle is very<br />

convenient, but it can also<br />

be extremely unhealthy.<br />

Most of us eat too many<br />

processed foods and too<br />

few fruit and veggies, we<br />

rarely exercise and when we<br />

develop chronic conditions<br />

such as diabetes, we rely on<br />

conventional medications<br />

to make us feel better, but<br />

these medications often<br />

have devastating side<br />

effects.<br />

Not all aspects of living<br />

a healthy lifestyle are in<br />

our control. We are going<br />

to be exposed to certain<br />

environmental toxins,<br />

whether we like it or not. But<br />

many of these factors are<br />

absolutely in our control and<br />

we should be responsible<br />

and make the right choices.<br />

Eating well is the perfect way<br />

to get in tune with your body<br />

and really get back to basics<br />

of what your body needs. It<br />

challenges you to give up<br />

the vices that you take for<br />

granted, break your addictive<br />

eating habits and start again<br />

from the beginning. Eating<br />

well is a healthy lifestyle<br />

choice, that gives you clarity<br />

on what your body really<br />

needs, not craves and<br />

becomes the foundation for<br />

all other healthy lifestyle<br />

choices.<br />

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RELATIONSHIP<br />

Surviving a Difficult<br />

Relationship<br />

56<br />

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Difficult relationships take a lot of energy<br />

and time and can be very disempowering.<br />

But it is possible to resolve these<br />

relationships. Difficult relationships are<br />

painful. Whether it is with your mother,<br />

spouse, child, co-worker or boss, the pain of<br />

separation can be almost unbearable.<br />

Philosopher William James<br />

said, “Whenever you’re in<br />

conflict with someone, there<br />

is one factor that can make<br />

the difference between<br />

damaging your relationship<br />

and deepening it. That factor is<br />

attitude.”<br />

With difficult relationships, the<br />

other person may not ever<br />

change their behavior. You<br />

can become un-attached to<br />

your interpretation of their<br />

behavior and be able to let go<br />

off the pain it is causing you.<br />

Even when you resolve your<br />

relationship in this way, you<br />

may still choose to end the<br />

relationship. It will be easier<br />

for you to end the relationship<br />

if you have first resolved your<br />

feelings toward the person.<br />

It can be a challenge to make<br />

a lasting change, so you might<br />

want the help of a friend or a<br />

coach. It is worth it, because<br />

the ability to resolve these<br />

difficulties empowers you to<br />

move in your life with far less<br />

resistance.<br />

Patience is teh first and<br />

foremost helpful tool which<br />

can help us when we are in<br />

a difficult relationship, we are<br />

already stressed, already on<br />

the edge most of the times. In<br />

situations where he or she is<br />

not giving you time, ignores<br />

your needs, forget your birthday<br />

or an appointment etc. etc.,<br />

one should not crib too much or<br />

create a scene.<br />

Learn to forgive is a beautiful<br />

human emotion, whether in a<br />

difficult relation or not, it is one<br />

of the best tools for peaceful<br />

living, especially so, in a difficult<br />

relation. When the other person<br />

does not come up to your<br />

expectations, whatever the<br />

reason may be, we get angry.<br />

At times, we even become<br />

vindictive.<br />

Loving unconditionally is the<br />

core feeling which binds every<br />

relationship. The all prevailing<br />

powerful emotion of Love helps<br />

us to evolve to the next level in<br />

our quest of evolvement. Love<br />

fully, freely and unconditionally.<br />

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Effects of<br />

depression in<br />

Romance<br />

There is a wealth of emotional turmoil<br />

that becomes like a romantic relationship.<br />

When we are depressed, the only person<br />

we want to be with us is our depression.<br />

Relationship depression can be hard to<br />

overcome even if you manage to get your<br />

ex back into your life.<br />

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Relationships depression<br />

will set in even if you can get<br />

them back and many times it<br />

can’t be avoided.<br />

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Many people will say that<br />

they should be really happy<br />

about saving the relationship<br />

but often describe an empty<br />

void soon after as if there’s<br />

nothing to look forward too.<br />

Just plain sadness can be the<br />

most hurtful feeling on your<br />

journey toward the happiness<br />

and companionship. Sadness<br />

and loneliness takes away the<br />

pleasure from your life. If you<br />

find yourself alone at social<br />

events, on weekends, any<br />

kind of anniversary, family<br />

outings or meals, birthdays<br />

and nights, certainly your grief<br />

bell rings loud and clear.<br />

Do you recall the times when<br />

in a relationship that you<br />

thought this is not the correct<br />

consideration, or I need to<br />

go slower, or I need to know<br />

more about this guy, or I can<br />

overlook this fault, or worse<br />

he will change for me, and<br />

finally this guy is not right for<br />

me but the best I can find.<br />

Don’t allow yourself to go<br />

against what you feel you<br />

should / shouldn’t do. Listen<br />

carefully to what worries you,<br />

about the relationship. Don’t<br />

ever allow yourself to move<br />

fast into a relationship, if it is<br />

the right time always on your<br />

side. If it is wrong, aren’t you<br />

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Many people<br />

will say that<br />

they should<br />

be really<br />

happy about<br />

saving the<br />

relationship<br />

but often<br />

describe an<br />

empty void<br />

soon after<br />

as if there’s<br />

nothing<br />

to look<br />

forward<br />

too.<br />

glad you gave yourself time.<br />

We see our romantic<br />

connections and relationships<br />

as dominant factors in our<br />

existence, it upsets us when<br />

we see romantic passion<br />

begin to diminish with time<br />

as the occurrences of life<br />

acquire their own importance<br />

as apparent competitors to<br />

romantic life.<br />

that you both are run by<br />

some pretty basic biological<br />

programming, but that your<br />

higher selves can rise above<br />

that limitation to re-create<br />

your lives as you both always<br />

wanted them to be.<br />

If your romantic life with your<br />

partner seems to be fading<br />

away, it is not too late to rekindle<br />

the spark that was once<br />

there. You need to realize<br />

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Mathura<br />

Birth place of<br />

Lord Krishna<br />

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Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of<br />

Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 km<br />

north of Agra, and 145 km south-east of Delhi,<br />

about 11 kilometers from the town of Vrindavan<br />

and 22 kilometers from Govardhan. It is the<br />

administrative centre of Mathura District of<br />

Uttar Pradesh.<br />

History<br />

According to the<br />

Archeological Survey<br />

of India plaque at the<br />

Mathura Museum, the city is<br />

mentioned in the oldest Indian<br />

epic, the Ramayana. The city<br />

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might also have got its name<br />

from a famous Yadav king<br />

Madhu who reigned around<br />

1,600 BC.<br />

In the 6th century BCE<br />

Mathura became the capital of<br />

the Surasena Mahajanapada.<br />

The city was later ruled by<br />

the Maurya Empire (4th to<br />

2nd centuries BC) and the<br />

Sangha dynasty (2nd century<br />

BC). It may have come under<br />

the control of Indo-Greeks<br />

sometime between 180 BC<br />

and 100 BC. It then reverted<br />

to local rule before being<br />

conquered by the Indo-<br />

Scythians during the 1st<br />

century BC. Archaeological


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evidence seems to indicate<br />

that, by 100 BC, there was<br />

a group of Jains living in<br />

Mathura.<br />

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Mathuran art and culture<br />

reached its zenith under<br />

the Kushan dynasty which<br />

had Mathura as one of their<br />

capitals, the other being<br />

Purushapura (Peshawar). The<br />

dynasty had kings with the<br />

names of Kujula Kadphises,<br />

Kanishka, Huvishka and<br />

Vasudeva. All the Kushans<br />

were patrons of Buddhism<br />

except Vasudeo, mentioned<br />

on coins as Bazodeo.<br />

Kanishka even hosted the<br />

third Buddhist council, the<br />

first two being hosted by<br />

Ajatshatru and Ashoka the<br />

Great. The headless statue<br />

of Kanishka is in the Mathura<br />

Museum.<br />

Megasthenes, writer of<br />

the early 3rd century BC,<br />

mentions Mathura as a<br />

great city under the name<br />

(Methora).<br />

The Indo-Scythians (aka<br />

Sakas or Shakas) conquered<br />

the area of Mathura over<br />

Indian kings around 60 BC.<br />

One of their satraps was<br />

Hagamasha, who was in turn<br />

followed by the Saka Great<br />

Satrap Rajuvula.<br />

The findings of ancient stone<br />

inscriptions in Maghera, a<br />

town 17 km from Mathura,<br />

The Mathura Lion<br />

Capital inscriptions<br />

attest that Mathura fell<br />

under the control of the<br />

Sakas.<br />

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provide historical artifacts<br />

giving more details on this<br />

era of Mathura. The opening<br />

of the 3 line text of these<br />

inscriptions are in Brahmi<br />

script and were translated<br />

as: “In the 116th year of the<br />

Greek kings.”<br />

The Mathura lion capital, an<br />

Indo-Scythian sandstone<br />

capital in crude style, dated<br />

to the 1st century CE,<br />

describes in kharoshthi the<br />

gift of a stupa with a relic of<br />

the Buddha, by Queen Nadasi<br />

Kasa, the wife of the Indo-<br />

Scythian ruler of Mathura,<br />

Rajuvula. The capital also<br />

mentions the genealogy of<br />

several Indo-Scythian satraps<br />

of Mathura.<br />

Rajuvula apparently eliminated<br />

the last of the Indo-Greek<br />

kings, Strato II, around 10<br />

CE, and took his capital city,<br />

Sagala.<br />

The Mathura Lion Capital<br />

inscriptions attest that Mathura<br />

fell under the control of the<br />

Sakas. The inscriptions<br />

contain references to<br />

Kharaosta Kamuio and Aiyasi<br />

Kamuia. Yuvaraja Kharostes<br />

(Kshatrapa) was the son of<br />

Arta, as is attested by his own<br />

coins.<br />

Arta is stated to be brother<br />

of King Moga or Maues.<br />

Princess Aiyasi Kambojaka,<br />

also called Kambojika, was<br />

the chief queen of Saka<br />

Maha Kshatrapa Rajuvula.<br />

Kamboja’s presence in<br />

Mathura is also verified from<br />

some verses of the epic,<br />

the Mahabharata, which<br />

are believed to have been<br />

composed around this period.<br />

This may suggest that Sakas<br />

and Kambojas may have<br />

jointly ruled over Mathura and<br />

Uttar Pradesh. It is revealing<br />

that the Mahabharata verses<br />

only attest the Kambojas and<br />

Yavanas as the inhabitants<br />

of Mathura, but do not<br />

make any reference to the<br />

Sakas. Probably the epic<br />

has reckoned the Sakas of<br />

Mathura among the Kambojas<br />

or else have addressed<br />

them as Yavanas, unless the<br />

Mahabharata verses refer<br />

to the previous period of<br />

invasion and occupation by<br />

the Yavanas around 150 BC.<br />

The Indo-Scythian satraps<br />

of Mathura are sometimes<br />

called the “Northern Satraps”,<br />

as opposed to the “Western<br />

Satraps” ruling in Gujarat<br />

and Malwa. After Rajuvula,<br />

several successors are known<br />

to have ruled as vassals to<br />

the Kushans, such as the<br />

“Great Satrap” Kharapallana<br />

and the “Satrap” Vanaspara,<br />

who are known from an<br />

inscription discovered in<br />

Sarnath, and dated to the 3rd<br />

year of Kanishka (c 130 CE),<br />

in which they were paying<br />

allegiance to the Kushans.<br />

Mathura served as one of<br />

the Kushan Empire’s two<br />

capitals from the first to the<br />

third centuries. The Mathura<br />

Museum has the largest<br />

collection of red stone<br />

sculptures in Asia, depicting<br />

many famous Buddha<br />

figurines.<br />

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Fa Xian mentions the city, as<br />

a centre of Buddhism about<br />

A.D. 400; while his successor<br />

Huan Tsang, who visited<br />

the city in 634 AD mentions<br />

as Mot’ulo, and said that it<br />

contained twenty Buddhist<br />

monasteries and five<br />

Brahmanical temples. Later,<br />

he went east to Thanesar,<br />

Jalandhar in the eastern<br />

Punjab, before climbing up to<br />

visit predominantly Theravada<br />

monasteries in the Kulu valley<br />

and turning southward again<br />

to Bairat and then Mathura,<br />

on the Yamuna river.<br />

The city was attacked and<br />

many of its temples destroyed<br />

by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1018<br />

and again by Sikandar Lodhi,<br />

who ruled the Sultanate of<br />

Delhi from 1489 to 1517.<br />

Sikandar Lodhi earned the<br />

epithet of ‘But Shikan’, the<br />

‘Destroyer of Hindu deities’.<br />

The Keshav Dev temple<br />

was partially destroyed<br />

by the Mughal Emperor<br />

Aurangzeb, who built the<br />

city’s Jami Masjid (Friday<br />

mosque), believed to be on<br />

the Kishnajanmabhoomi.<br />

It was won over from the<br />

Mughals by the Jat kings of<br />

Bharatpur but subsequently<br />

the area was passed on to the<br />

Marathas who constructed<br />

a garbh-griha shrine sharing<br />

the wall of mosque. The<br />

garbh-griha mandir is a<br />

small underground temple<br />

which houses black moorti of<br />

Laddu-Gopal. The ambience<br />

of this Kishnajanmabhoomi<br />

mandir has been made to<br />

resemble that of Prison cell.<br />

A noteworthy fact about this<br />

garbh-griha is that the wall<br />

just behind Laddu-Gopal<br />

belongs to Mosque which was<br />

constructed by Aurangzeb<br />

after destroying the ancient<br />

Keshav Dev temple.<br />

The Keshav Dev temple<br />

was built in ancient times<br />

on the site of Lord Krishna’s<br />

legendary birthplace (an<br />

underground prison).<br />

According to the Mahabharata<br />

and Bhagavata Purana epics,<br />

Mathura was the capital of the<br />

Surasena Kingdom, ruled by<br />

Kansa the maternal uncle of<br />

Lord Krishna.<br />

The bigger Lord Krishna<br />

shrine, better known as<br />

Dwarkadeesh temple is a<br />

few metres away from what<br />

is believed to be the actual<br />

birthplace of Lord Krishna, was<br />

built in 1815 by Seth Gokuldas<br />

Parikh, Treasurer of Gwalior.<br />

Legends<br />

In the epic, the Ikshvaku<br />

prince Shatrughna slays a<br />

demon called Lavanasura and<br />

claims the land. Afterwards,<br />

the place came to be known<br />

as Madhuvan as it was thickly<br />

wooded, then Madhupura and<br />

later Mathura. The demon<br />

In the epic, the<br />

Ikshvaku prince<br />

Shatrughna slays<br />

a demon called<br />

Lavanasura and<br />

claims the land.<br />

Afterwards, the<br />

place came to<br />

be known as<br />

Madhuvan as<br />

it was thickly<br />

wooded, then<br />

Madhupura and<br />

later Mathura.<br />

that Shatrughan killed,<br />

Lavanasura was the progeny<br />

of a devout king Madhu who<br />

gets Lord Shiva’s Trident in<br />

a boon in the Puranas. The<br />

Puranas ascribe the founding<br />

of the city to Ayu, the son of<br />

Pururavas and the celestial<br />

nymph Urvashi.<br />

Mathura is the birthplace of<br />

Lord Krishna at the centre<br />

of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, called<br />

Shri Lord Krishna Janma-<br />

Bhoomi, literally: ‘Lord<br />

Krishna’s birth place’.<br />

Traditional belief based<br />

on scriptural details and<br />

astrological calculations<br />

gives the date of Lord<br />

Krishna’s birth, known as<br />

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Janmashtami, as either 18<br />

or 21 July 3228 BC and<br />

departed on 3102 BC. Lord<br />

Krishna belonged to the<br />

Vrishni clan of Yadavas from<br />

Mathura and was the eighth<br />

son born to the princess<br />

Devaki and her husband<br />

Vasudeva. Mathura was<br />

the capital of the Yadavas,<br />

to which Lord Krishna’s<br />

parents Vasudeva and<br />

Devaki belonged. The king<br />

Kansa, Devaki’s brother,<br />

had ascended the throne<br />

by imprisoning his father,<br />

King Ugrasena. Afraid of<br />

a prophecy that predicted<br />

his death at the hands of<br />

Devaki’s eighth son, Kansa<br />

had the couple locked into a<br />

prison cell. After that Kansa<br />

killed the first six children<br />

and Devaki’s apparent<br />

miscarriage of the seventh<br />

(which was actually a secret<br />

transfer of the infant to Rohini<br />

as Balaram), Lord Krishna<br />

was born.<br />

Prem Mandir<br />

Temple<br />

Since Vasudeva believed<br />

Lord Krishna’s life was in<br />

danger, Lord Krishna was<br />

secretly taken out of the<br />

prison cell to be raised by his<br />

foster parents, Yasoda and<br />

Nanda, in Gokul. Two of his<br />

other siblings also survived,<br />

Balaram (Devaki’s seventh<br />

child, transferred to the womb<br />

of Rohini, Vasudeva’s first<br />

wife) and Subhadra (daughter<br />

of Vasudeva and Rohini, born<br />

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much later than Balaram and<br />

Lord Krishna). Kansa sent<br />

an ogress named Putana to<br />

poison baby Lord Krishna<br />

with her breast milk. She<br />

approached him and suckled<br />

him. Instead of her poisoning<br />

him, he sucked the life out of<br />

her, revealing her true form.<br />

Nanda was the head of a<br />

community of cow-herders,<br />

and he settled in Vrindavan.<br />

The stories of Lord Krishna’s<br />

childhood and youth tell how<br />

he became a cow herder,<br />

his mischievous pranks as<br />

Makhan Chor (butter thief),<br />

his foiling of attempts to<br />

take his life, and his role as<br />

a protector of the people of<br />

Vrindavan.<br />

Lord Krishna is said to<br />

have killed the demons<br />

like Putana, sent by Kansa<br />

for Lord Krishna’s life. He<br />

tamed the serpent Kaliya,<br />

who previously poisoned<br />

the waters of Yamuna River,<br />

thus leading to the death<br />

of the cowherds. In Hindu<br />

art, Lord Krishna is often<br />

depicted dancing on the<br />

multi-hooded Kaliya.<br />

Lord Krishna is said to<br />

have lifted the Govardhan<br />

hill and taught Indra, the<br />

king of the Devas and rain,<br />

a lesson to protect native<br />

people of Vrindavan from<br />

persecution by Indra and<br />

prevent the devastation<br />

of the pasture land of<br />

Govardhan. Indra had too<br />

much pride and was angry<br />

when Lord Krishna advised<br />

the people of Vrindavan to<br />

take care of their animals<br />

and their environment that<br />

provide them with all their<br />

necessities, instead of<br />

worshipping Indra annually<br />

by spending their resources.<br />

The spiritual movement<br />

started by Lord Krishna had<br />

something in it which went<br />

against the orthodox forms<br />

of worship of the Vedic<br />

gods. Lord Krishna lifted<br />

the Govardhan hill and held<br />

it over the people like an<br />

umbrella.<br />

The stories of his play with<br />

the gopis (milkmaids) of<br />

Vrindavan, especially Radha<br />

(daughter of Vrishbhanu,<br />

one of the original residents<br />

of Vrindavan) became<br />

known as the Rasa lila and<br />

were romanticized in the<br />

poetry of Jayadeva, author<br />

of the Gita Govinda. These<br />

became important as part of<br />

the development of the Lord<br />

Krishna bhakti traditions<br />

worshiping Radha Lord<br />

Krishna.<br />

On his return to Mathura as<br />

a young man, Lord Krishna<br />

overthrew and killed his<br />

maternal uncle, Kansa,<br />

after avoiding several<br />

assassination attempts<br />

from Kansa’s followers. He<br />

Dwarkadeesh<br />

Temple<br />

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Situated adjacent<br />

to the holy<br />

river Yamuna,<br />

Dwarkadeesh<br />

Temple boast<br />

of unique<br />

architectural style<br />

of its own. This<br />

sacred abode of<br />

Lord Krishna was<br />

built by Seth Gokul<br />

Das Parikh in the<br />

year 1814<br />

reinstated Kansa’s father,<br />

Ugrasena, as the king of<br />

the Yadavas and became<br />

a leading prince at the<br />

court. During this period, he<br />

became a friend of Arjuna<br />

and the other Pandava<br />

princes of the Kuru kingdom,<br />

who were his cousins. Later,<br />

he took his Yadav subjects<br />

to the city of Dwarka (in<br />

modern Gujarat) and<br />

established his own kingdom<br />

there.<br />

Dwarkadeesh<br />

Temple<br />

Situated adjacent to the holy<br />

river Yamuna, Dwarkadeesh<br />

Temple boast of unique<br />

architectural style of its own.<br />

This sacred abode of Lord<br />

Krishna was built by Seth<br />

Gokul Das Parikh in the<br />

year 1814.One of the highly<br />

revered shrines in Mathura;<br />

this temple is magnificently<br />

placed in the heart of the<br />

city.<br />

Stunning structural design<br />

and marvelous paintings<br />

coupled with excellent<br />

carvings makes this holy<br />

shrine incomparable.<br />

Along with the idol of Lord<br />

Krishna, the temple depicts<br />

the images of his beloved<br />

consort Radha.<br />

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INDIAN HISTORY<br />

Mauryan<br />

Empire<br />

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After Alexander went back to Babylon in 324 BC,<br />

Chandragupta overthrew the old Aryan kingdom of<br />

Nanda and formed a big new empire in over all of<br />

northern India and into Afghanistan. Chandragupta<br />

conquered the Indus valley back from the Greeks and<br />

as part of the peace treaty he married the daughter of<br />

Seleucus, who had succeeded Alexander.<br />

The Nanda<br />

King,<br />

Dhanananda,<br />

had by his<br />

tyrannical<br />

ways created<br />

many enemies, and one of these,<br />

a proud and fiery man of the high<br />

Brahmin class whom he had<br />

thoughtlessly insulted in Court,<br />

was to soon enough cause his<br />

ruin. This was Chanakya, who,<br />

under the pseudonym Kautilya,<br />

later wrote the famous political<br />

book ‘Arthashastra’.<br />

An unforgiving opponent, he<br />

had vowed not to tie his hair in<br />

the customary Brahminical topknot<br />

until he had avenged his<br />

insult. This didn’t particularly<br />

worry Dhanananda, what could<br />

a single Brahmin do anyway?<br />

He exiled him from Pataliputra<br />

and considered it the end of the<br />

matter.<br />

Travelling in exile through the<br />

Vindya mountains, Chanakya<br />

met Chandragupta Maurya, a<br />

young man who too had deep<br />

personal grudges against the<br />

Nandas. Chandragupta Maurya’s<br />

background is obscure. He was<br />

either the son of a Nanda prince<br />

and a maid-servant called Mura,<br />

or came from the Moriya Tribe of<br />

Peacock-tamers; the last might<br />

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explain why the Peacock<br />

later on became his principal<br />

emblem.<br />

Chandragupta’s spirited<br />

personality impresssed<br />

Chanakya and he decided<br />

that he would make a<br />

far better King than the<br />

oppressive and debauched<br />

Dhanananda. Together<br />

they set about provoking<br />

the people of Magadha<br />

against Dhanananda and as<br />

that happened to be many<br />

amongst the populace that<br />

Dhanananda had offended<br />

in some way, it was not long<br />

before they had managed to<br />

amass a considerable force.<br />

The new Mauryan Army was<br />

still numerically inferior to<br />

that of Dhanananda, but,<br />

under its inspired leaders,<br />

lacked neither in courage<br />

nor persistence. Which<br />

was just as well as success<br />

came only after many severe<br />

setbacks and also apparently<br />

after Chanakya overheard<br />

a mother telling her child to<br />

eat his hot meal from the<br />

sides inwards. Taking hint,<br />

the Mauryan Army stopped<br />

trying to seize Pataliputra<br />

and began attacking first the<br />

outlying regions of Magadha<br />

instead.<br />

The tide turned in their favor.<br />

By 321 B.C. Chandragupta<br />

had succeeded the Nandas<br />

The new<br />

Mauryan<br />

Army was still<br />

numerically<br />

inferior<br />

to that of<br />

Dhanananda,<br />

but, under<br />

its inspired<br />

leaders, lacked<br />

neither in<br />

courage nor<br />

persistence.<br />

and the long reign of the<br />

Mauryans had begun. The<br />

advent of the Mauryans<br />

brought them into conflict,<br />

next with the Greek General<br />

Seleucus I Nicator, who had<br />

inherited both Alexander’s<br />

Asian holdings and his<br />

Empire-building dreams.<br />

These, Chandragupta<br />

shattered in 303 B.C. The<br />

resulting treaty gave the<br />

loser 500 war-elephants<br />

and granted to the<br />

victorious Changragupta<br />

the Seleucid Provinces of<br />

Trans-Indus (Afghanistan),<br />

Seleucus’s daughter<br />

Helen in marriage and the<br />

future Court presence of<br />

the Seleucid Ambassador<br />

Megasthenes. The latter’s<br />

fascinating account of his<br />

tenure, ‘Indika’, has survived<br />

in fragments down the<br />

centuries.<br />

Extending from Afghanistan<br />

to Bengal to Mysore, the<br />

Mauryan Empire became<br />

the subcontinent’s first<br />

centralized power and also<br />

the most extraordinarily well-<br />

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e as much of an Empirebuilder<br />

as his predecessors.<br />

He changed tracks after<br />

a savage war with the<br />

Kalinga Empire that took<br />

an unprecedented toll of<br />

life and property. Racked<br />

with guilt, Ashoka forswore<br />

war and adopted the tenets<br />

of Buddhism. The most<br />

religious person, they say,<br />

is the newest convert and<br />

Ashoka was no exception<br />

to this. The rest of his<br />

reign was spent in taking<br />

comprehensive steps<br />

to propagate Buddhism<br />

throughout the Indian<br />

subcontinent and also<br />

abroad.<br />

administered one, guided as<br />

it was by the authoritarian<br />

State-craft philosophy of<br />

Chanakya’s ‘Arthashastra’.<br />

The State owned all the<br />

farms, forests, mines, and<br />

industries, maintained a<br />

standing army and efficient<br />

spy system, followed a fair<br />

and strict judicial policy<br />

and a free religious one,<br />

had trade and diplomatic<br />

relations with foreign<br />

powers like Egypt, Syria,<br />

Rome, Greece and China,<br />

encouraged art and culture<br />

and patronized the famous<br />

Universities of Taxila and<br />

Pataliputra. The citizens, in<br />

general, were prosperous<br />

and content and remained so<br />

for the next 136 years.<br />

Chandragupta was<br />

succeeded by his son<br />

Bindusara who also<br />

proved to be an able ruler<br />

and greatly extended the<br />

Empire’s boundaries. His<br />

successor was Ashoka, who,<br />

according to legend, came to<br />

the throne after a fratricidal<br />

struggle for ascension and<br />

seemed initially atleast to<br />

He established tree-lined<br />

highways, rest-houses,<br />

schools, colleges, even<br />

veterinary clinics, gave<br />

alms to the poor and the<br />

sick and did many other<br />

things that he thought<br />

would benefit his subjects.<br />

By choosing Buddhism<br />

over warfare and rejecting<br />

the practical Arthashastra<br />

policies, he unfortunately<br />

weakened the kingdom for<br />

his descendants, and they,<br />

far less capable men, were<br />

unable to cope with the<br />

disintegrating forces. In 185<br />

B.C., with the murder of the<br />

last Emperor, Brihadratha,<br />

the Mauryan Empire came to<br />

extinct.<br />

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TECHNOLOGY<br />

Water<br />

in Mars<br />

Not yet confirmed<br />

74<br />

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)<br />

has received more than 1.5 terabyte of data from<br />

Mars and continues to remain mum on the Mars<br />

Orbiter Mission’s (MOM) findings on the Red<br />

Planet. US’s Nasa has said that the “seasonal dark<br />

streaks that have become one of the hottest topics<br />

in interplanetary research, don’t hold much water.”<br />

T<br />

“They do not contradict<br />

last year’s identification of<br />

hydrated salt at these flows,<br />

which since their 2011<br />

discovery have been regarded<br />

as possible markers for the<br />

presence of liquid water<br />

on modern Mars,” a Nasa<br />

statement read.<br />

“We used a very sensitive<br />

technique to quantify the<br />

amount of water associated<br />

with these features,”<br />

Christopher Edwards of<br />

Northern Arizona University,<br />

Flagstaff said in the Nasa<br />

statement, adding that the<br />

results are consistent with no<br />

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moisture at all and set an<br />

upper limit at three percent<br />

water.<br />

Christopher Edwards, along<br />

with colleagues analysed the<br />

Thermal Emission Imaging<br />

System (THEMIS) data<br />

and says “Our findings are<br />

consistent with the presence<br />

of hydrated salts, because<br />

you can have hydrated salt<br />

without having enough for<br />

the water to start filling pore<br />

spaces between particles.”<br />

need for an underground<br />

source of the water.”<br />

“Some type of water-related<br />

activity at the uphill end still<br />

might be a factor in triggering<br />

recurring slope lineae (RSL),<br />

but the darkness of the<br />

ground is not associated<br />

with large amounts of water,<br />

either liquid or frozen,”<br />

Edwards said. “Totally dry<br />

mechanisms for explaining<br />

RSL should not be ruled<br />

out.”<br />

was sent aboard MOM to<br />

detect methane, a possible<br />

indication of life. MOM has<br />

already outlived its expected<br />

life around Mars by nearly<br />

18 months and continues<br />

to send in data. MOM was<br />

launched on November<br />

5, 2013 and entered the<br />

Martian orbit on <strong>September</strong><br />

24, 2014. It was expected<br />

to have a life of around six<br />

months ending March 2015,<br />

but has continued to live on,<br />

orbiting the Red Planet.<br />

“Salts can become hydrated<br />

by pulling water vapor from<br />

the atmosphere, with no<br />

ISRO scientists continue to<br />

remain mum on the findings<br />

of Methane Sensor, which<br />

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AUTOMOBILES<br />

DRIVERLESS<br />

TAXIS<br />

launched in Singapore<br />

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The world’s first driverless taxis went into<br />

operation in Singapore in a limited public trial, in<br />

the race to roll out the revolutionary technology.<br />

The “robo-taxi service” is being tested at a small<br />

research campus away from the thrum of the<br />

Asian business hub.<br />

“The trial represents an<br />

extraordinary opportunity to<br />

collect feedback from riders<br />

in a real-world setting,”<br />

said nuTonomy chief<br />

executive and co-founder<br />

Karl Iagnemma. “This<br />

feedback will give a unique<br />

advantage as we work<br />

toward deployment of a selfdriving<br />

vehicle fleet in 2018,”<br />

he said.<br />

The six taxis, Renault Zoe<br />

and Mitsubishi i-MiEV<br />

electric vehicles will operate<br />

in a 2.5 square mile (4.0<br />

square kilometre) area,<br />

with a set pick-up and<br />

drop-off points. Trips have<br />

to be booked through the<br />

company’s smartphone app.<br />

“This is really a moment<br />

in history that’s going to<br />

change how cities are built,<br />

how we really look at our<br />

surroundings,” nuTonomy<br />

executive Doug Parker said.<br />

Doug Parker, nuTonomy’s<br />

chief operating officer,<br />

which has partnered with<br />

the Singapore government<br />

on the project, said he is<br />

expecting to have 100 taxis<br />

working commercially in the<br />

Southeast Asian citystate by<br />

2018.<br />

“People are a little bit<br />

nervous when they get into<br />

the car, but that very quickly<br />

changes,” Karl Iagnemma,<br />

the co-founder and CEO<br />

of “nuTonomy” said. “You<br />

would be surprised at how<br />

quickly people get out<br />

their phone and act like<br />

they’re in any other form of<br />

transportation.”<br />

Although the high-tech cars<br />

will drive themselves, each<br />

journey will be accompanied<br />

by a nuTonomy engineer,<br />

who will observe how the<br />

machine performs and be<br />

ready to take over in the<br />

event of a problem, the<br />

company said.<br />

American multinational<br />

online transportation firm<br />

Uber Technologies Inc.<br />

announced that it has<br />

acquired ‘Otto’, a technology<br />

startup, whose aim is to<br />

make trucks self-driving.<br />

While announcing the move<br />

in a posting on Uber’s<br />

website, chief executive<br />

officer and co-founder<br />

Travis Kalanick said that<br />

his company would put<br />

about 100 self-driving sports<br />

utility vehicles (SUVs) onto<br />

the streets of Pittsburgh,<br />

Pennsylvania, as soon as<br />

this month.<br />

Swedish carmaker Volvo<br />

announced in May that it<br />

would give self-driving cars<br />

to ordinary Britons to test<br />

on the streets of London in<br />

2017.<br />

In 2014, Google unveiled a<br />

25 mph driverless vehicle,<br />

minus a steering wheel.<br />

Co-founder Sergey Brin<br />

unveiled the car, equipped<br />

with only a stop/go button<br />

and is capable of reaching<br />

up to speeds of 25 mph, at a<br />

conference in California.<br />

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INDIAN VAASTU CORNER<br />

78<br />

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Have vaastu<br />

perfect interior for<br />

your Home<br />

Vastu Shastra is a phenomenon based on divine<br />

and cosmic energies that decide the whereabouts<br />

and relative reasons behind locating specific place<br />

in particular direction.<br />

Keeping things in accordance<br />

and direction makes things<br />

go well in every house. Every<br />

feature should be managed<br />

with direction to negate the<br />

harmful energy and instill<br />

positivity.<br />

Every corresponding<br />

direction has governing God<br />

and element, which is why<br />

occupants are instructed<br />

to construct their particular<br />

section of house in that<br />

particular allotted place only,<br />

so as to attain all-round<br />

progress and peace.<br />

1. North-east is the holy place<br />

and must be kept clean and<br />

clutter free. This place is ideal<br />

to construct worship place<br />

and if not possible then put<br />

a water source here in the<br />

corner, better to put flowing<br />

water than stagnant water.<br />

2. North is ideal for study<br />

room, reception area and<br />

office.<br />

3. East is again apt for<br />

reception place, bathroom<br />

excluding WC and living<br />

room.<br />

4. South-east is the place of<br />

fire, hence apt for kitchen.<br />

5. South-west is suitable for<br />

master bedroom or owner’s<br />

room.<br />

6. North-east is good for<br />

under-water tank as being<br />

a sacred place this place<br />

should be kept clean and light<br />

to maintain the flow of positive<br />

energy.<br />

7. South-west is ideal for<br />

over-head tank as being the<br />

heaviest place, this place<br />

need to be balanced with<br />

heavy things.<br />

8. North-west area is good for<br />

unmarried girls and guests.<br />

9. Finance is the corner for<br />

South-west, keep all your<br />

valuables and cash in this<br />

place, but make sure the<br />

closet opens towards North.<br />

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INDIAN SPIRITUAL<br />

Srimad<br />

Bhagavad Gita<br />

80<br />

Self-realized man<br />

has no purpose to<br />

discharge prescribed duties<br />

Sloka:<br />

Chapter – 3 Verse – 18<br />

naiva tasya krtenartho nakrteneha kascana<br />

na casya sarva-bhutesu kascid artha-vyapasrayah<br />

Word to word Meaning<br />

na—never, eva—certainly<br />

tasya—his, ktena—by discharge of duty<br />

artha—purpose, na—nor<br />

aktena—without discharge of duty<br />

iha—in this world, kascana—whatever<br />

na—never, ca—and<br />

asya—of him, sarva-bhuteu —in all living beings<br />

kascit—any, artha—purpose<br />

vyapa-asraya—taking shelter of<br />

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Verse meaning<br />

A self-realized man has<br />

no purpose to fulfill in the<br />

discharge of his prescribed<br />

duties, nor has he any reason<br />

not to perform such work. Nor<br />

has he any need to depend<br />

on any other living being.<br />

Explanation<br />

A spiritually advanced<br />

person has already passed<br />

the test of achieving atmatattva<br />

or soul realisation<br />

which is the ultimate goal<br />

of human existence. One<br />

being irrevocably anchored<br />

in spiritual consciousness<br />

without any worldly ego<br />

consciousness has no<br />

actions to perform and<br />

has no merits or demerits<br />

attaching themselves. Such<br />

a person has transcended all<br />

injunctions and prohibitions of<br />

the Vedic scriptures.<br />

One situated is atma-tattva<br />

or soul realisation were to<br />

chant the Vedic mantras while<br />

performing yagna or worship,<br />

there would be no greater<br />

or similar happiness other<br />

than the delight one having<br />

communion internally with<br />

their eternal soul.<br />

Lord Krishna declares that<br />

a liberated being in atmatattva<br />

or soul realisation<br />

need not depend upon any<br />

A self-realized man has no purpose to<br />

fullfill in the discharge of his prescribed<br />

duties, nor has he any reason not to<br />

perform such work. Nor has he any need<br />

to depend on any other living being.<br />

living being from Brahma,<br />

who was the creator of the<br />

material manifestation down<br />

to an inanimate microbe.<br />

Lord Krishna declares that<br />

the performer of yagna<br />

prospers and flourishes and<br />

the ommiter of yagna fails to<br />

prosper and flourish.<br />

He confirms that in this world<br />

the knower of atma-tattva or<br />

soul realisation has no need<br />

for prosperity or necessity<br />

for performing any action<br />

prescribed in the Vedas, nor<br />

is there any fault or defect<br />

in the ommision of any such<br />

action.<br />

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INDIAN EVENTS<br />

82<br />

Naga<br />

Panchami<br />

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Nag Panchami is a traditional worship of snakes<br />

or serpents observed by Hindus throughout<br />

India. The worship is offered on the fifth day<br />

of bright half of Lunar month of Shravan (July/<br />

August), according to the Hindu calendar.<br />

The abode of snakes is<br />

believed to be patal lok,<br />

(the seven realms of the<br />

universe located below the<br />

earth) and lowest of them is<br />

called Naga-loka, the region<br />

of the Nagas, as part of<br />

the creation force and their<br />

blessings are sought for the<br />

welfare of the family. Serpent<br />

deity made of silver, stone<br />

or wood or the painting of<br />

snakes on the wall are given<br />

a bath with milk and then<br />

revered.<br />

It is believed that any Puja<br />

offered to snakes would<br />

reach to the serpent Gods.<br />

Hence people worship<br />

live snakes on the day as<br />

representative of serpents<br />

Gods who are revered and<br />

worshipped in Hinduism.<br />

The twelve serpent gods<br />

worshipped during Nag<br />

Panchami Puja are Ananta,<br />

Vasuki, Shesha, Padma,<br />

Kambala, Karkotaka,<br />

Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra,<br />

Shankhapala, Kaliya,<br />

Takshaka and Pingala.<br />

Some people keep fast one<br />

day before Nag Panchami<br />

and fasting day before Nag<br />

Panchami is known as Nag<br />

Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi.<br />

In Andhra Pradesh Nag<br />

Chaturthi or Nagul Chavithi<br />

is observed just after Diwali<br />

and coincides with six<br />

days long festivity of Soora<br />

Samharam in Tamil Nadu.<br />

According to new moon to<br />

new moon lunar calendar<br />

followed in Gujarat, Nag<br />

Panchami falls during<br />

Krishna Paksha Panchami<br />

of Shravana month. Nag<br />

Panchami is more popularly<br />

known as Nag Pancham<br />

in Gujarat and usually<br />

observed three days before<br />

Krishna Janmashtami<br />

festivities.<br />

The main reason of<br />

celebrating this day must<br />

be that snakes are a great<br />

threat to mankind during<br />

these months. They usually<br />

come out of their holes as<br />

rainwater seeps in and while<br />

looking for shelter they might<br />

harm humans.<br />

One legend says, Krishna<br />

saved the lives of people<br />

from the harassment of<br />

Kaliya, the snake. It is<br />

believed that one day, when<br />

Krishna was still quite young,<br />

was playing by the side of<br />

river Yamuna and his ball<br />

got stuck in the branches of<br />

a tree that was just by the<br />

side of the river. While trying<br />

to get that ball, Krishna fell<br />

into the river. When Kaliya,<br />

the snake attacked him, he<br />

fought and after some time<br />

the snake understood that<br />

he was not an ordinary child.<br />

This was when he pleaded<br />

Krishna not to kill him and<br />

Krishna spared him by taking<br />

a promise that he will not<br />

harass the people anymore.<br />

Nag Panchmi is celebrated<br />

as the victory of Krishna on<br />

Kaliya, the most dangerous<br />

snake.<br />

In Maharashtra, a group<br />

of people asks alms and<br />

clothing by taking a dormant<br />

cobra in a plate and visiting<br />

as many houses as possible.<br />

In Kerala, people visits the<br />

snake temples and worship<br />

the stone or metal icons of<br />

snakes and pray, so that<br />

they and their families are<br />

saved from any snakebite<br />

throughout the year.<br />

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FASHION STYLE<br />

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Gaurav Gupta<br />

@<br />

India<br />

Couture Week<br />

<strong>2016</strong><br />

Gaurav Gupta’s love for the excess grows<br />

each season—the runways are converted<br />

into cave-like structures, the crowds are<br />

bigger and the clothes have more ruffles<br />

and shine on them than you last remember.<br />

Gupta’s forte is cocktail dressing and he has<br />

perfected the art of western silhouettes,<br />

high octane embellishments and flattering<br />

cuts—all of the elements that define glamour<br />

for the evening.<br />

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FASHION STYLE<br />

86<br />

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FASHION STYLE<br />

88<br />

The collection<br />

titled the ‘Scape<br />

Song’, brought in<br />

elements of water<br />

bodies, sands—free<br />

forms in nature that structurally<br />

inspired the designer. The colour<br />

story went from beiges to browns,<br />

pale blues, mint greens and then<br />

reds.<br />

Gupta experimented with the<br />

crystal mesh fabric by Swarovski,<br />

which was used in the making of<br />

his pièce de résistance worn by<br />

debutante actress Saiyami Kher<br />

who is set to star in the upcoming<br />

feature film Mirzya alongside<br />

Harshvardhan Kapoor. This was<br />

Kher’s first time on the runway<br />

and she was mighty pleased to be<br />

taking the runway for a designer<br />

like Gaurav Gupta.<br />

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SPECIAL MOVIE<br />

90<br />

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Akira<br />

Akira is an<br />

upcoming Indian<br />

action drama<br />

film co written,<br />

produced and<br />

directed by AR Murugadoss.<br />

It is the remake of Tamil film<br />

Mouna Guru (2011) and<br />

features Sonakshi Sinha in<br />

lead role. The film's Principal<br />

photography commenced in<br />

March 2015and is scheduled<br />

for a worldwide release on 2<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2016</strong>. Sonakshi<br />

Sinha while shooting got<br />

injured in an action scene for<br />

the movie on Wednesday 13<br />

July <strong>2016</strong><br />

Director<br />

AR Murugadoss<br />

Music<br />

Vishal-Shekhar<br />

Cast & Crew<br />

Sonakshi Sinha<br />

Konkona Sen Sharma<br />

Anurag Kashyap<br />

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SPECIAL MOVIE<br />

M.S. Dhoni<br />

92<br />

M.S. Dhoni: The<br />

Untold Story is<br />

an upcoming<br />

Bollywood<br />

biographical<br />

film directed by Neeraj Pandey.<br />

The film is presented and<br />

produced by Fox Star Studios,<br />

Inspired Entertainment, Arun<br />

Pandey and in association with<br />

Friday Film Works. The film<br />

is based on the life of Indian<br />

cricketer and the current ODI and<br />

T20I captain of the Indian national<br />

cricket team, Mahendra Singh<br />

Dhoni. The film features Sushant<br />

Singh Rajput in the leading role as<br />

Dhoni. Kiara Advani and Anupam<br />

Kher play supporting roles. The<br />

film is scheduled for release on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 30, <strong>2016</strong>. The teaser<br />

of this movie was released on<br />

March 15, <strong>2016</strong>, the day <strong>2016</strong> ICC<br />

World Twenty20 started.<br />

Director<br />

Neeraj Pandey<br />

Music<br />

Amaal Mallik<br />

Cast & Crew<br />

Sushant Singh Rajput<br />

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SPECIAL MOVIE<br />

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Ism<br />

Ism' is a Telugu film<br />

directed by the ace<br />

director Puri Jagannadh.<br />

The film features<br />

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram<br />

and Aditi Arya in the lead roles.<br />

Jagapati Babu plays an important<br />

supporting role. Anup Rubens<br />

composed the music for this<br />

film while Junaid Siddiqui and<br />

Mukesh G handled the editing<br />

and cinematography respectively.<br />

Produced by Kalyan Ram under<br />

N. T. R. Arts banner, the film<br />

is expected to release on 29<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2016</strong> on the occasion<br />

of Dussera<br />

Director<br />

Puri Jagannadh<br />

Music<br />

Anup Rubens<br />

Cast & Crew<br />

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram<br />

Aditi Arya<br />

Jagapati Babu<br />

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EVIEW<br />

BOLLYWOOD<br />

96<br />

3.25/5<br />

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Budhia Singh<br />

Story :<br />

Budhia Singh:<br />

Born to Run is<br />

a film that sure<br />

impresses the<br />

audience big<br />

time for the<br />

content and<br />

interesting<br />

presentation.<br />

Budhia Singh: Born to Run is the<br />

story of Odisha’s wonder boy<br />

Budia Singh who has taken the<br />

country by storm during 2005-06.<br />

After being sold by his mother,<br />

Sukanti (Tillotama Shome), for<br />

800 bucks to a bangle maker,<br />

Budhia’s life could have been<br />

a hell as a lifetime slave. What<br />

changed his life was, popular<br />

Judo coach Biranchi Das (Manoj<br />

Bajpayee). This man runs a<br />

school for orphans and the rest<br />

of the film is how he showcases<br />

the talent of Budhia Singh. Watch<br />

Budhia Singh: Born to Run to<br />

know about the complete story.<br />

the core and it has been narrated<br />

with utmost passion. The entire<br />

film has been meaningful and<br />

the performances by the lead<br />

actors has been stupendous.<br />

The presentation of the film<br />

raises no questions as has been<br />

framed perfect and interesting.<br />

On the whole the first half of<br />

Budhia Singh: Born to Run has<br />

been interesting and appealing<br />

throughout.<br />

The second half of the film has a<br />

different story as it showcases the<br />

other side of the story. However<br />

the film has been extremely<br />

convincing and lives up to the<br />

core. The emotional content along<br />

with the realistic episodes have<br />

been presented in the best way<br />

and the climax of the film has<br />

been quite interesting. On the<br />

whole the second half of Budhia<br />

Singh: Born to Run impresses to<br />

the peaks.<br />

Final Word:<br />

Budhia Singh: Born to Run is<br />

a film that sure impresses the<br />

audience big time for the content<br />

and interesting presentation.<br />

Analysis :<br />

The first half of Budhia Singh:<br />

Born to Run has been realistic to<br />

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EVIEW<br />

TOLLYWOOD<br />

Rustom<br />

98 Story :<br />

“RUSTOM” -<br />

A GOOD TO<br />

WATCH FOR<br />

ONE TIME.<br />

AKSHAY<br />

KUMAR<br />

IMPRESSES<br />

WITH HIS<br />

ACTING.<br />

The Commander look and the<br />

title RUSTOM raised huge<br />

expectations of the story. The<br />

film is unique and filled-up with<br />

exciting. Hero Commander<br />

Rustom Pavri's (Akshay Kumar)<br />

trial is underway in court. Akshay<br />

is a vision in white. He is an<br />

Indian Naval officer leads a happy<br />

and pleasant life in Mumbai with<br />

his Cynthia (Ileana D'Cruz). His<br />

always need to move a place to<br />

place on work for long period of<br />

time. Rustom has the charge of<br />

killing his freind Vikram Makhija<br />

(Arjan Bajwa), where Cynthia<br />

has affair with him. Prosecution<br />

lawyer Lakshman Khangani<br />

(Sachin Khedekar) pulls up<br />

Rustom for being in his pristine<br />

white uniform all the time. He<br />

goes ahead to remind the jury to<br />

not be swayed by the uniform,<br />

"Uniform ke peechhe chhupa ek<br />

criminal hai." Must Watch the<br />

movie on the screens to catch<br />

rest of the story.<br />

Analysis :<br />

The first half of the movie is<br />

exciting, gripping, Where as the<br />

second half, in certain portions<br />

narration gets somewhat sloppy<br />

of the movie makes audience to<br />

take eye-off from the screen and<br />

shifts your eyes round the clock.<br />

But, the director manages to<br />

accelerate the pace soon again.<br />

After films like "Baby" and "Airlift,"<br />

the audience had expected<br />

similar, if not more, action and<br />

thrill from Akshay in "Rustom."<br />

But the latest release does not<br />

have many enthralling moments<br />

to remember the film by. One of<br />

the scenes shows an antagonist<br />

having strong evidence in his<br />

hand to put the protagonist<br />

behind bars but he merely waits<br />

for the police to reach him and<br />

collect the proof.<br />

Final Word:<br />

“Rustom” - A good to watch<br />

for one time. Akshay Kumar<br />

impresses with his acting.<br />

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3/5<br />

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EVIEW<br />

TOLLYWOOD<br />

100<br />

3/5<br />

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Manamantha<br />

Analysis :<br />

Manamantha is<br />

a decent family<br />

entertainer that<br />

will appeal to a<br />

limited section<br />

of audience<br />

because of the<br />

slow narration<br />

though it has<br />

been quite<br />

interesting.<br />

Story :<br />

Manamantha is the story of<br />

four people Sairam (Mohanlal),<br />

Gayathri (Gowthami), Abhiram<br />

(Viswant) and Mahita (Raina<br />

Rao). Sairam works as an<br />

assistant manager in a super<br />

market who works hard to<br />

settle good in life. Gayathri is<br />

a simple housewife who finds<br />

happiness in simple things.<br />

Abhiram is a talented student<br />

who helps others. Mahita is a<br />

schoolgirl who looks at others<br />

before making things. A single<br />

incident changes their lives and<br />

the rest of Manamantha is all<br />

about the situations that they<br />

faced further.<br />

The first half of Manamantha<br />

has been decent and engaging.<br />

The entertainment has been<br />

carried forward well and the<br />

movie has some gripping<br />

narration throughout. The songs<br />

have been placed decent and<br />

the cinematography is the major<br />

highlight of the film. The interval<br />

episodes make the film have<br />

been strongly narrated that<br />

they bring a huge impact on the<br />

audience.<br />

The second half of the film too<br />

carries the interest forward.<br />

The narration has been quite<br />

gripping and the emotions have<br />

been carried throughout the film.<br />

The songs have been shot well<br />

and the last half an hour is the<br />

film’s major highlight. On the<br />

whole Manamantha is a decent<br />

attempt from the audience<br />

however it will appeal to a<br />

limited section of audience.<br />

Final Word:<br />

Manamantha is a decent family<br />

entertainer that will appeal to<br />

a limited section of audience<br />

because of the slow narration<br />

though it has been quite<br />

interesting.<br />

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EVIEW<br />

TOLLYWOOD<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

102 Story :<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

is sure a decent<br />

family entertainer<br />

and Sirish<br />

makes a huge<br />

transformation.<br />

On the whole the<br />

movie ends up as<br />

a decent family<br />

entertainer.<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu is the story<br />

of Sirish (Allu Sirish) who is a<br />

part of a responsible well settled<br />

family represented by Prakashraj.<br />

His brother loves a middle class<br />

girl without considering his<br />

father’s decision and during the<br />

same time, Sirish falls in love with<br />

Anu (Lavanya Tripathi) who too<br />

is a middle class girl. This is the<br />

time Sirish challenges his father<br />

that he will convince the girl<br />

without using his family’s identity.<br />

The rest of Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

is what happens next. Watch<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu to know<br />

about the complete film.<br />

Analysis :<br />

The first half of Srirastu<br />

Subhamastu has been decent<br />

and good enough. The<br />

entertainment has been decent<br />

with enough loads of romance<br />

and comedy. The songs have<br />

been well placed and the<br />

audience get delighted with the<br />

fresh narration throughout. The<br />

interval episodes of Srirastu<br />

Subhamastu make a huge<br />

difference and on the whole the<br />

first half of Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

has been decent and gripping.<br />

The second half of the film<br />

makes a huge difference as it<br />

has been completely based on<br />

the emotional content. The film<br />

dips down at times and it has<br />

been predictable. However the<br />

entertainment has been decent<br />

though Srirastu Subhamastu<br />

has been predictable. The movie<br />

picks up again during the climax<br />

and on the whole the second half<br />

of Srirastu Subhamastu has been<br />

decent.<br />

Final Word:<br />

Srirastu Subhamastu is sure<br />

a decent family entertainer<br />

and Sirish makes a huge<br />

transformation. On the whole the<br />

movie ends up as a decent family<br />

entertainer.<br />

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3/5<br />

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HOLLYWOOD<br />

TEA NEWS<br />

Britney Spears<br />

Britney Spears is getting the Lifetime<br />

treatment, and we couldn’t be more<br />

thrilled. The made-for-TV movie, which will<br />

document the pop icon’s ups and downs<br />

throughout her career, is set to debut in<br />

2017.<br />

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton<br />

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s wedding plans<br />

are apparently filled with celeb guests and colors of<br />

blue! According to a new report, the couple allegedly<br />

plans to take their nuptials to the country,<br />

104<br />

Kendall Jenner<br />

Chris Evans & Jenny Slate<br />

Call SHIELD stat, because this isn’t good;<br />

someone managed to find Cap’s weakness!<br />

Chris Evans is considering splitting with<br />

comedian GF Jenny Slate because he can’t<br />

handle how ‘raunchy’ her sets are, according to<br />

a new report! Is that enough for a breakup?<br />

Kendall Jenner made quite a splash in her debut solo<br />

appearance on late night TV, stopping by to chat with<br />

Jimmy Kimmel Aug. 24. Rather that what she said,<br />

it was what she wore that had people talking about<br />

her racy braless lingerie top that totally flaunted her<br />

nipples!<br />

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Jana Kramer<br />

How sad is this? Jana Kramer and her<br />

husband Mike Caussin have separated<br />

following the former NFL player’s entry into<br />

rehab. The reason Mike has gone in for<br />

treatment is unknown, but it has allegedly<br />

affected their marriage.<br />

Taylor Swift<br />

There’s no ‘Bad Blood’ here! Even though<br />

Taylor Swift LOVES bonding with her beau<br />

Tom Hiddleston, she’s ‘happy’ to do her<br />

own thing while he films ‘Thor: Ragnarok’<br />

in Australia.<br />

Emily Ratajkowski<br />

Look out Kim Kardashian, Emily<br />

Ratajkowski is giving you a run for your<br />

money! The bootylicious model flaunted<br />

her BARE butt in a sexy bikini thong while<br />

relaxing on the beautiful Grecian islands.<br />

But which view is nicer.<br />

Tamar Braxton<br />

All couples have their disagreements, but<br />

what went down between Tamar Braxton<br />

and husband Vincent Herbert was very<br />

extreme! During an EXPLOSIVE fight, a<br />

worrying bystander called 911 about the<br />

couple, and now, the audio tape has been<br />

released.<br />

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106<br />

Balmain<br />

launched<br />

a stunning<br />

advertising<br />

camapign for<br />

Fall/Winter<br />

2015-<strong>2016</strong><br />

collection.<br />

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Star Gazing<br />

ARIES<br />

The energies in <strong>September</strong> will be extreme. Either you will be on a high or will hit rock<br />

bottom. Work will be stable with new projects after 9th and 18th. A stuck project will<br />

also pick up lace after 6th. New projects or talks about them will keep you busy. While work<br />

is good. You will still be mentally stressed thinking about the outcome. All I’ll say is, enjoy the<br />

journey. Stop being persistent. Finances will be stable but you will be faced with unexpected<br />

expenses after 15th.<br />

108<br />

GEMINI<br />

This month just avoid any kind of<br />

friction. One thing will just lead to<br />

another, making you the epicentre<br />

of all the stress and turmoil. Work<br />

will pick up pace after 4th but you might not<br />

enjoy the company of people that you are<br />

working with. Everyone around you will just<br />

test your patience, so you be aware of how<br />

you need to handle this. New projects or<br />

opportunities will come your way after 16th,<br />

but clarity will only come in after 26th.<br />

CANCER<br />

This will be a hectic month but will give<br />

you the results you have been waiting<br />

for. Work will be slow but positive till<br />

the 8th, but after 11th you will not know what<br />

hit you. You will be on a roll, closing deals,<br />

signing contracts or initiating new projects. An<br />

important meeting set up between the 12th and<br />

17th will go in your favour with brilliant results<br />

after the 27th. You might also have to hire new<br />

people or set up a new team suddenly due to<br />

the increase in work. Fame or recognition will<br />

follow post 22nd.<br />

TAURUS<br />

You won’t know where you are<br />

coming from and where you are<br />

going. You will be blank or lost this<br />

month. Work will be slow till 22nd, which<br />

almost through the month. There could<br />

be slight issues at your workplace around<br />

11th-16th, which might test your patience.<br />

You might also have to be adaptive to new<br />

people at work. Avoid starting a new project<br />

or signing a contract before 14th, as it could<br />

fall apart later.<br />

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LEO<br />

You could be very harsh on yourself<br />

this month for no reason. You need<br />

to slow down your mental pace.<br />

Work will be stable with new projects coming<br />

in after 12th and 27th <strong>September</strong>, which<br />

will only manifest in October. Avoid mood<br />

swings with people at work as you could tick<br />

someone off around 17th. Be patient and<br />

focus on one thing at a time. Work is not an<br />

issue here, but the way you handle it can<br />

create issues, so be mature about it.


VIRGO<br />

You are going to have to slow down whether you like it or not. You have been exhausting<br />

yourself beyond capacity and <strong>September</strong> will be a smooth speed breaker and a much<br />

required one. Career will pick up after 3rd, but will slow down between 15th and 21st. You might<br />

get clarity about a project between 6th and 18th, which will yield results only after 15th. New<br />

opportunities will come through between 4th and 17th, results of which will be seen after 26th.<br />

Avoid friction at work between 11th-19th.<br />

SCORPIO<br />

Mixed energies as you enter<br />

<strong>September</strong>. You will gain some and<br />

lose some. With emotions hitting<br />

the roof, you will have to make a conscious<br />

effort to calm yourself down. Career will be<br />

on a roll with a lot of decisions to be made.<br />

This month, you will be laying the foundation<br />

for something new. It could also mean a new<br />

business, expansion or a new tie up that will<br />

manifest after 9th and 26th.<br />

AQUARIUS<br />

This month is all about clarity and<br />

planning the future. Though you like<br />

everything to be perfect, it’s time for<br />

you to be more flexible and start accepting<br />

people and situations just the way they are.<br />

You might lose focus on work till 10th, post<br />

which work will pick up and also give you<br />

results after 19th. You might hire or work with<br />

new people but avoid stress.<br />

SAGITTARIUS<br />

<strong>September</strong> will mark a new<br />

beginning for years to come. You<br />

have a lot of ideas and thoughts<br />

that you have been suppressing or avoiding,<br />

that will culminate this month. Work will<br />

be smooth and neutral, but you will begin<br />

to create new ideas after 8th, which will<br />

manifest in reality in October. You just need<br />

to have faith in your vision. Stop seeking<br />

approval.<br />

CAPRICORN<br />

Slow down: this is the only advice I’ll<br />

give you this month. There seems to be<br />

a lot of friction around and you need to<br />

withdraw from it, as you could land up in a real<br />

mess. I don’t mean to scare you, but I’m just<br />

preparing you against the big wave. Work has<br />

been slow since 29th August, and will be slow<br />

till <strong>September</strong> 17. You might go through friction<br />

with people at work around the 8th-20th.<br />

LIBRA<br />

You seem to be lost and this<br />

month will give you a sense of new<br />

direction provided you take charge<br />

of situations. Work will be slow till 14th,<br />

especially if you are in a creative field. You<br />

might even face flak for certain impulsive<br />

decisions made in the recent past. Avoid<br />

overreacting. Those who are in area of<br />

commerce will get a promotion or there will be<br />

a sudden change in your responsibilities or<br />

role for the better.<br />

PISCES<br />

The energies this month will give you<br />

a sense of direction in areas of work<br />

as well as relationship; the trick is<br />

to take the leap at the right time. Work has<br />

kept you disturbed since mid-August and<br />

will continue to till 11th. Clarity about a stuck<br />

deal or project will only come through after<br />

17th, but in all likelihood things might not go<br />

the way you want them to.<br />

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Nalla Kunta<br />

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Plot no 19 1st Floor, SBI<br />

Colony, Bowenpally,<br />

Secunderabad - 500009<br />

Ph: 9652655505 , 040 -<br />

64515209<br />

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gmail.com<br />

Audio Video Solutions<br />

Begumpet<br />

Shop No 4, My Home<br />

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Building, Begumpet,<br />

Hyderabad - 500016<br />

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30724037<br />

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Avis Electronics<br />

RP Road<br />

8-1-401/2, CBR<br />

Complex, RP Road,<br />

Secunderabad - 500003<br />

Ph: 9849844187 , 040 -<br />

27703723<br />

Email:aviselectronics@<br />

gmail.com<br />

Anand Electricals<br />

Himayath Nagar<br />

3-6-474/2, Himayath<br />

Nagar, Hyderabad -<br />

500029<br />

Ph: 9848761762 , 040 -<br />

65345457<br />

Email:anandelectronics@<br />

gmail.com<br />

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Nallakunta<br />

2-2-647/4/a/3, Shivam<br />

Road, Nallakunta,<br />

Hyderabad - 500013<br />

Ph: 9848119361,<br />

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mail:vsc1986@gmail.com<br />

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Fathe Nagar<br />

House No 10-1-201/1,<br />

Pipeline Road, Fathe<br />

Nagar, Hyderabad -<br />

500018<br />

Ph: 9959599962 , 040 -<br />

23778675<br />

mail:<br />

ss_aircon@yahoo.co.in<br />

Cooling Solutions<br />

Picket<br />

Plot No.54, Lakshmi<br />

Nagar Cly, Picket,<br />

Secunderabad - 500003<br />

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9848123522<br />

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rediffmail.com<br />

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Malakpet<br />

#16-2-705/6/9,<br />

Basappa Building,<br />

Malakpet, Hyderabad -<br />

500036<br />

Ph:9849084399,<br />

9849084339,<br />

9246155390 ,<br />

040 - 66715539<br />

Email:chillaircon_123@<br />

yahoo.co.in<br />

Jewellery & watches<br />

Central Watch Company<br />

Abids<br />

Station Road, Abids,<br />

Hyderabad - 500001<br />

Ph: 9849842736 , 040 -<br />

24743618<br />

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gmail.com<br />

Kamal Watch Company<br />

Pvt Ltd<br />

Mahatma Gandhi Road<br />

1, Mahatma Gandhi<br />

Road, Secunderabad -<br />

500003<br />

Ph: 9246268440 , 040 -<br />

27722008<br />

Email:kamal1969@<br />

kamalwatch.com<br />

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Basheerbagh<br />

402, IV Floor, Babukhan<br />

Estate, Basheerbagh,<br />

Hyderabad - 500001<br />

Ph: 040 - 23220990<br />

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Serilingampally<br />

G-4, 5 And 6, Survey No<br />

64, Inorbit Mall Mandal<br />

Ranga Reddy Madhapur<br />

Village Hyderabad<br />

Ph: 9550460155 , 040 -<br />

40202881, 40202882<br />

Email:einh@ethoswatches.<br />

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Abid Watch Co<br />

East Marredpally<br />

Shop No 13,Lakshmi<br />

Plaza Complex, Next<br />

To Shenoy Nursing<br />

Home, Entrenchment<br />

Road, East Marredpally,<br />

Secunderabad - 500026<br />

Ph: 9642244088,<br />

9848467283<br />

Home cleaners<br />

SEM Enterprises<br />

Attapur<br />

MIG-185, Kushan Bagh,<br />

Mushak Mahal, Attapur,<br />

Hyderabad - 500048<br />

Ph: 8801678456,<br />

9346273763<br />

Email:sem_enterprises78@<br />

rocketmail.com<br />

Modicare Success Centre<br />

Sarojini Devi Road<br />

202 Kala Mansion,<br />

Secunderabad, Sarojini<br />

Devi Road, Secunderabad<br />

- 500003<br />

Ph: 040 - 27842302<br />

Email:modisec@hd2.vsnl.<br />

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Cleangem<br />

Begumpet<br />

1-11-271/1, Gagan<br />

Vihar Colony, Begumpet,<br />

Hyderabad - 500016<br />

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27760666<br />

Email: cleagem.in@gmail.<br />

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Spotless House Cleanning<br />

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Banjara Hills<br />

Road No 7, Banjara Hills,<br />

Hyderabad - 500034<br />

Ph: 9603397111<br />

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gmail.com<br />

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