Monday, September 17, 2012


Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Chennai


Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar

Amavaasya / Kali Yugaabda 5114 / Nandana Aavani 30 (September 15, 2012)

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For this group of Hindu families that came to India from Pakistan a year ago, their dilapidated surroundings at their temporary shelter in an ashram at Majnu Ka Tila, (Delhi, Bharat) shortage of basic amenities including food and clean drinking water or even an uncertain future do not seem to dampen the joy and hope that little "Bharat", born on August 15, has brought along. Krishan Das, spokesperson for these Hindu families, says: "Little Bharat born to Gira and Panju Ram represents our hope for a better tomorrow. We have named the boy Bharat because he was born here and we want him to grow up knowing that India gave us a home and livelihood when we were virtually abandoned by our home country Pakistan. Shri. Das says: "This group of 30-odd people living here are from Sindh province in Pakistan where there is forcible conversion."

   Based on a report by Smt Bindu Shajan Perappadam in THE HINDU, August 22, 2012.



Sri M. Thimmarayappa (45) of S. Thimmachandara village near Hosur (Krishnagiri District, Tamilnadu, Bharat) is now the most popular man in the area for his carpentry skills. He was born with a deformity – he has no hands.  But due to his carpentry skills, he helps villagers in making agricultural instruments. He also does normal agricultural activities on his farm land like felling trees, digging pits for plants and climbing coconut trees like a normal man by using his legs as support. He is married to Dhimmakka who was attracted by Thimmarayappa's self-confidence. During the marriage ceremony, the priest told Thimmarayappa to hold one end of the "mangal sutra" in his mouth so that the priest could tie the knot but he refused and tied the nuptial knot with his legs.

Based on a report in DECCAN CHRONICLE, September 3, 2012.


Havildar K Natarajan is a resident of Maduranthakam (Kanchipuram district). He has fought in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force and also during Kargil war. Urologist Dr. Vishveswaran lives in Besant Nagar (Chennai, Tamilnadu, Bharat). He owns a landed property of 2.03 acre (in his son's name) worth Rs.1.25 lakh.  The Doctor wanted to donate the land to a person who had served the armed forces.  He approached Ex-servicemen Welfare Society which suggested the name of Havildar K Natarajan. Vishveshwaran handed over the documents of the property to Natarajan in a simple function at Kanchipuram Collectorate in the presence of District Collector Rajaraman.

                                                                                        DINAMANI, March 4, 2003.


Shri. Kumaraswamy, a resident of United Kingdom, visited Chennai (Chennai, Tamilnadu, Bharat) along with his friends; the group hired an autorickshaw and went to a commercial complex.  While alighting, one among the group, Mr. Colin, a White, inadvertently left his handbag in the auto itself. Shri. T Narasimhan, 52, the auto-driver, spotted the handbag.  He found a considerable amount in cash, a credit card, car key, house key, a camera, several documents, etc. He also found a shop bill. With the help of that shopkeeper, he located the owner of the bag. After handing over the bag in tact to its owner, Narasimhan walked away.  Now, the Britisher went looking for Narasimhan via the auto stand and offered him a honorarium which Narasimhan refused to accept. That elicited the encomium "Good Indian" from Colin.

Based on a report in DINAMANI, August 15, 2002.


`Gitapress Ghorakpur' is a publishing house. It has sold over 53 crore books in the last 90 years. All books are on the glory of Indian (Read Hindu) culture.  The workers of the press observe the habit of washing their hands and feet and reciting Ram Dhum before they start their work every day all these 90 years. During the last one year alone, Gitapress has sold 2.5 crore books.  Something about this huge turnover: Gita Press employs none of the cheap marketing strategies.  In fact, the publishing house is unable to cope with the demand for the high quality titles it brings out.

RASHTRA DEV (Dehradun), Hindi fortnightly, August 15-30, 2012.