Wednesday, December 30, 2009



“The angles of the pyramid are the same as angles of the ancient Sri Chakras,” explains R.K Muthukrishnan, Founder of the Sri Chakra’s Anthro Uni Biometric Research and Development Center, Chennai, with an air of authority and confidence. Muthukrishnan hails from Bodinayakanoor, Tamilnadu. He enrolled for a course on draftsmanship. It took him hardly 2 months to crack the Sri Chakra puzzle. One of his early researches revealed that in all ancient temples, the original measurements of the prakarams and the size of the idols have been retained. This helped permeate positive vibrations. That is why they say that visit to a temple would help acquire positive energy. Muthukrishnan traveled to Egypt to study the Pyramids and their angles. “One look at the Pyramids and I knew that my theory was right. I knew instantly that the angles of the Pyramids are the same as the angles of the nine triangles of the Sri Chakra”, he says. The ancient Egyptians chose the angles of the triangle to form Pyramids. This he explains thus: They were aware that the pyramids give out bio-energy fields similar to those found in the Sri Chakra installed in the temples of Bharat. (The draftsman today earns his daily bread by offering advice to corporate houses and individuals on how they can work towards attaining positive energy).

Information provided by Shri Sivaprasad, Mahalingapuram, Chennai.


He is a hero of Hindu temple revival, so to say. The name of this retired marine engineer is Ramamurthy. He lives in Vadapalani, Chennai. At a considerable personal cost running into lakhs, he rebuilds temples that have been erased from public memory in districts around Chennai. He doesn't care for appealing for funds. He just bends down his head and carries on the work silently. He specializes in completing works with minimum possible cost and with remarkable results. This he is doing for over 12 years. He is said to have borrowed Rs. 1 lakh from a bank and completed Kumbhabishekam of a Shiva temple in a village recently. At any given time, he would be restoring 3-4 ancient temples. To his admirers, what appeals more is his fearlessness. Harassment by unsocial elements and vested interests could never deter him in his work, they say.

Information provided by Shri. Arun Venkataraman, Kottur, Chennai.


He might be an activist of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), but that didi not prevent the school teacher from playing a good samaritan to Muslim girl. Banambar Sahoo of the Jamdhar village adopted four-month-old Musruddin after her father died in an accident in 1981 and brought up the girl. Mr.Sahoo’s endeavour did not end here. He conducted Musurddin’s marriage to a well-setteled youth of the minority community in Mantipada locality, at his residence in the presence two “Moulvis” of Kendrapara. The teacher had himself put his signature on the ‘nikhanama”(marriage papers) along with the bridegroom’s father and two village elders, sources said. Mr.Sahoo aloowed Musruddin to offer “namaz” regularly in his residence, the sources said. The teacher had deposited Rs. 4000 in the name of his adopted daughter two decades ago and spent Rs. 30,000 on her marriage, which was attended by more that 400 people, added the sources.

A box news item in THE HINDU, May 26, 2003.


Indian American student Naveen Neil Sinha was one of the 10 winners of the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search held in Washington. Sinha, who came fifth, was given a scholarship of $25,000 for his project titled "Bubble-based Resonance-Doppler Technique of Liquid Characterisation". Sinha, 18, is a student of the Los Alamos High School, New Mexico. For his award-winning project, Sinha combined passive listening and ultrasonic Doppler measurements to study bubble formation and growth, detachment and resonance, rise to terminal velocity and size, says an Intel statement. Sinha believes his technique will support development of inexpensive liquid characterisation sensors for use in quality and process control in a variety of industries.

Information provided by Smt. Rajalakshmi (email).


The jungle is becoming so thick in Dhanturi village (in Vyara range of Gujarat, Bharat) and its neighbourhood that the forest department would like to cut some for the healthy growth of the rest. A process called 'thinning'. But the 5,000-odd villagers of Dhanturi, Palawadi and Mangalia would have none of this, despite being offered 50 per cent of the proceeds from the sale (which would run into lakhs of rupees). The residents say they don't need the money from the sale of trees because the forest is already giving enough. All the 70 wells in the three villages, which had run dry in the mid-80s, are now brimming over and are used round the clock. "The villagers netted about Rs. 40 lakh from the sugarcane crop alone last year," says Govindbhai Gamit, a school teacher."This year a businessman from Navsari has supplied hybrid seeds of ladies-finger to Dhanturi which is expected to yield enough for export," says range forest officer of Vyara, Subhash Negi, who himself offered 'shramdaan' (free physical labour) for two days recently when the villagers decided to dig up a small lake near Palawadi. A few weeks back, a panther strayed into Dhanturi's forests with her two cubs and decided to make it her home. "This is our reward," say the villagers. "Dhanturi is a success because the people here love their trees and would not even allow thinning of the forests in spite of being offered an incentive," says B P Pati, deputy conservator of forests, Vyara.

Based on a report by Shri. Bharat Desai in TIMES NEWS NETWORK,

MAY 19, 2003.