Shirdi Sai Baba
Shirdi Sai Baba
The present age, according to the Hindu Literature, is known as “ Kaliyug” or the era of quarrel. The main deity of this period is Lord Shiva , the God who can destroy everything and also save everything from destroy. This time there are two studies, science and religion, which are somewhat opposite to each other .Perhaps the end of science is the beginning of religion .The study of science is progressive and the study of religion is continuous. Knowledge, science and the Supreme Soul are all infinite. Though it is sited, there would not be an end to the knowledge. Root of every religion is the knowledge inside it’s Holy Book, like the Vedas, which is progressive. But the religion is not impartial. Einstein has proved the relative aspects of time and space .In the Vedas, it is mentioned that truth, nonviolence etc. are also like this. Truth is not always truth and nonviolence can become violence.
God is omnipresent. He is not secret. He is transparent. We don’t have to find Him for surrender us at His feet.
What I want to write is something about Shirdi Sai Baba. He is believed by a long list of His followers as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. He started His journey as an ordinary person, even like a beggar. He lived like a saint and numerous people worshipped Him as God. His living style influenced everyone. He could transform people from atheist to spiritualist. He made people leave bad habits like taking alcohols, visiting theatres and wrong places. He saved people from distress and dangers. He could stop people throwing their anger to other religious idols and philosophers. People believe in Him and achieve success in different fields through His blessings. He has been a spiritual teacher since a long period.
Curtsey : www.sainir
Mrs & Mr. D.C.Mishra
The Mishra couple starting the journey
It was a call from Guinness World Records, U.K., to cover 19,000 k.ms within 54 days of continuous motorcycle ride inside one country. In order to achieve the challenge, Mr. Durga Charan Mishra, 60yr set for the ride on 27th February, 2013 with a Royal Enfield motor bike. He was accompanied by his 51year spouse .The Central Revenue Commissioner, Dr. Aravinda Padhi, hailed the green flag and wished best of luck to the Mishra couple from the Entrance of Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri. It was set by Guinness World Records to complete the job before 21st April 2013.The Mishra couple reached Gowhati in the east, Bhopal and Jabbalpur at the centre, Kanyakumari in the south, Porebandar in the west and Amritsar & Pathankote in the north of India.
The previous record was in the name of Mohasin Haque of Mumbai.He had covered 18,301kms by motor cycle in 56 days. During the journey, the Mishra couple spread the Slogan: “SAVE GIRL CHILD AND EDUCATE THE GIRL CHILD” all over India. He finished the journey on 21st April at 9.00 pm.and qualified for the record ( 21,146 km.s in 54 days ).
His previous achievements are:
1999 :- Covered 17,070 KMs in 57 days and held a national record. He spread the message
“ DONATE EYE AND HELP THE OLD “.
2002:- Went to the Himalayas through 7 mountain gates with a message of
World peace .
2004 :- Covered the south Asia ( India , Nepal , Bhutan , Sri Lanka and Banglades)
with a message for awareness of AIDS .
2006 :- Covered 3900km,s beginning from Ladakh and finishing at Kanyakumari within 7 days (169 hr.s 45 min.s) and held Limca Book Of Records for this .Here the message was “ National Integrity “ .
2010 :- Travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari with his motorcycle in 32 days ( 13 states ).
Chhotu Sharma passed graduation from Govt Degree College, Dhaliara, Kangra, HP, in the year 1998. Till that time, he was not aware of Computer .What he knew was that the certificate, he got, would not fetch him any kind of job. While he was in a fix, one of his friends suggested to try for another course in Computer in order to get a job of at least INR 5000 per month .He left for Chandigarh to get such a vocational training there. And to have some money for that purpose, he accepted a job of peon in Aptech.During that period ,he had to fast for days to gather money .He joined for a diploma in computer at the same Institute, where he was serving. During night , he took the advantage of his job and used the computer of the Institute for practice .After some days, he was so familiar with computers that even the students were opted for his guidance .In the way ,Chhotu Sharma became an Instructor from peon .Later , he became a software developer and recognized by Microsoft .When he gathered some money out of his tuition and the job as an Instructor , he bought a byke and a PC. Then he started his own Institute at his private quarter in the year 2000 . Whin six months , he shifted his Institute to it’s own building . He named it as CS-Infotech. This is a story , I collected from a newspaper, may be of interest for some .Try this link : http://www.cssoftsolutions.com/Key_Personel.aspx
Mr. Rakesh Babu
After losing his vision , Rakesh Babu , not only established himself in the modern progressive world , but excelled himself in the field of Information Technology .All knows ,anybody without the minimum knowledge of computer and internet , is counted as an out-dated now-a-days . Everywhere, from private to Government offices, every work has been computerized and online. If the situation is so grave, can you imagine, how does a person without having vision, can manage to use internet or chat with his friends on Face book? Don’t be surprised! The thing was made possible by a blind man from Odisha ( India ), Mr. Rakesh Babu .He was not a born-blind . The time was when Rakesh Babu , preparing to go abroad after completing his Master’s degree in Chemistry from G.M. College, Sambalpur.He suffered from a degenerative eye disease and lost his vision for ever. He was not impatient .He went to his sister’s house , at USA .The situation was changed dramatically ,then and there. He applied for a degree in Information Technology there. He made it possible to achieve the degree. Undoubtedly, he is the only blind person in the World to complete Master’s in Information System. The 40yr. old Rakesh Babu is now working as an Assistant Professor in UWM’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) and teaches information system there. His research on “ Mind of the blind on the Web “ is based on the obstacles and it’s remedies for a blind to acquire knowledge about the Web . In addition to using computer and surfing net , Rakesh Babu ,with the help of a software,chats on Facebook and searches and dials to any number on his mobile .For more information click on the link : http://phys.org/news/2012-02-blind-friendly-internet.html
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi, a small village in South India, on 23rd November, 1926. On 23rd May 1940, he declared himself to be known as Sai Baba, there after. He left his mortal body on 24th April 2011. He did so before the date, he declared. He left a huge mass of fortunes behind him. He did not tell much to his followers about his departure taken place .For the first and last time, he appeared with folded hands before his followers, while he was on his way to Sri Sathya Sai Super Specialty Hospital, just a few days before his final departure . He made the proclamation that he would die at the age of 96 and after 6 years of his death, he would appear as Prem Sai. He had a large number of disciples over the globe. He, like most of the God men, stressed on the philosophy of Godliness inside every body. He used to materialize bibhuti (holy ash ),golden rings and necklaces out of space . He established schools, colleges and Universities and educated his fellow boys and girls without charging fees from them . According to him , the end of education is character and the end of knowledge is love .Another remarkable deed , Sai Baba did during his life time was the construction of Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital , near Prasanti Nilayam . Here he served the people by giving medical treatments for very critical illness ( like open heart surgery and kidney transplants ) without any cost .People will remember him for ever for such kind of jobs .He was with a heart of compassion and generosity to give water to a thirsty one, to take care of the ill one and to show the path to a wayward. He dedicated himself to help everybody at their need .He proved that he would remain above the form of a mere human and character. Rather ,he would be remembered always as a spiritual leader and a spiritual teacher .Curtsey : www.sathyasai.org www.saibaba.ws
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , charmed all the cricket lovers , when he marked his entry as a teenage
genius against Pakistan in the year 1989 .He is well known for his fearlessness and natural
aggression with the bat . He played consistently despite the uncertainties in one day cricket.
He was relentless , whatever the quality of bowling , be it against pacers or spinners. He had
every qualities and skills to succeed as an all time winner . On 23rd December,2012 , he ended
his One Day International career . He played six World Cups from 1992 World Cup in Australia-
New Zealand to the ICC World Cup 2011 .So many records , he created to his credits .
I mention a few , here.
1. He holds the world record for most number of matches ( 463 ) , most runs (18,426 ), most
centuries (49) , and most fifties (96) .
2.He was awarded the most number of 'Man of the Match '( 62 ) and ' Man of the series ' ( 15 ).
3.He played on 96 different grounds , the most by any player .
4.He is the only player to score more than 14,000 runs .
5.He scored the most number of runs in World Cup ( 2278 )
THE ALL ROUND ONE DAY RECORDS OF TENDULKAR
· Most matches : 463
· Most Man of the Match awards : 62
· Most Player of the Series awards : 15
· Longest career : 22 years 91 days
· Most ODI runs : 18426
· Most ODI centuries : 49
· Most hundreds against one team : 9 vs Australia
· Only batsman to register 8 or more hundreds against two nations : 9 vs Australia and 8 vs Sri Lanka
· Most innings of 50-plus : 195( 49 centuries+96 fifties )
· 1000 runs in a calander year (most times) : 7 times
· Most fours : 2016
· Most runs against Australia : 3077
· Most runs against Sri Lanka : 3113
BATTING AND FIELDING
Matches 463 Innings 452 Not Outs 41 Runs 18,426
H.S. 200* Average 44.83 Strike Rate 86.23 100s 49
50s 96 4s 2016 6s 195 Catches 140
*Innings 270 *Balls 8054
*Runs 6850 *Wickets 154
*Best 5/32 *Average 44.48
*Economy rate 5.10 *Strike rate 52.2
*4 wickets 4 times *5 wickets 2 times
Endre Szemeredi receives Abel Prize 2012
The winner of Abel Prize 2012 is Endre Szemeredi , the Hungarian American mathematician ,awarded for his fundamental contribution to discrete mathematics and
theoritical computer science and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory .
The Prize , named after the great Norwegian mathematician , Niels Henrik Abel , has been awarded since 2003 , every year , to persons having outstanding contribution in
the field of mathematical science .
The Abel prize carries a cash award of about one million US $ and is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters .
Endre Szemeredi was born on 21st August 1940 in Budapest , the capital of Hungary .
His parents wanted him to be a doctor . So he joined a medical college , but soon he left it . He studied pure science and got his Master degree in 1965 from Eotvos Lorand
University , Budapest and PhD degree in 1970 from Moscow State University .
It is said about Hardy that his greatest discovery was Ramanujan . The same can be said about Paul Erdos , the Hungarian mathematician , who discovered Szemeredi . Like Ramanujan , Szemeredi also went a long way in giving valuable contributions to the
field of mathematical science . He has published more than 200 research papers to his credit .
A book depicting Szemeredi’s life and work was published titled “ An Irregular Mind “. In it , the author has described him as an irregular mind , quite different from most mathematicians , which has made his way of thinking unique and vision extraordinary .
Seven distinguished personalities from different fields ( such as Engineering and
Computer Science , Humanities , Life Sciences , Mathematics , Physical Sciences and
Social Sciences ) were honored and declared winners of the prestigious Infosys
Prize- -2012 by the Infosys Science Foundation . At a grand ceremony in New Delhi on
3rd January ‘ 2013 , the seven winners were felicitated by the former Prime Minister of
Norway, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland . The prize comprises a gold medallion, a citation and
cash prize of INR 50 lakh ,each .
The seven recipients of the prize are as follows. :
1. Prof. Amit Choudhuri , Professor of Contemporary Literature , University of East Anglia, Norwich , U.K. ( Humanities : Literary Studies )
2. Dr. Ashis Lele ,Scientist , National Chemical Laboratory , Pune , India ( Engineering and Computer Science )
3. Dr. Satyajit Mayor , Professor of Cellular Organization and Signalling at the National Centre for Biological Sciences , Bangalore , India ( Life Sciences )
4. Dr. Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh , Senior Scientist , National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, CSIR , Thiruvananthapuram , India
( Physical Sciences )
5. Prof. Arunava Sen , Professor , Economics and Planning Unit , Indian Statistical Institute , New Delhi , India ( Social Sciences )
6. Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam , Distinguished Professor of History , University of California , Los Angeles , U.S.A. ( Humanities : History )
7. Prof. Manjul Bhargav , Professor of Mathematics , Princeton University , Princeton , U.S.A. ( Mathematical Sciences )
Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan , Executive Co-Chairman , Infosys and President of the Board of Trustees , Infosys Science Foundation , congratulated the Juries and the laureates and expressed his hope that the works of the winners would be an inspiration for the young generation .
My niece Madhumita faced an accident while she was on the way to appear in her examination .
Later , she narrated the event at the essay competition in her college entitled " A Day When
Everything Went Wrong " and was awarded as the best .
Here is the story for my friends .
It was a fine Saturday morning. I got up in haste. Quickly I got ready for my school. It was 7.05 am and my mother shouted at me for not taking my breakfast properly. However I ran to my bus stop and to my utter misfortune the bus had already left. I was literally breathless. I couldn’t afford to go a single minute late in my maths examination. Again I ran to my house and luckily my brother was there to take me to my school. I thanked God for that and bidding goodbye to my mother we both went to school. On the way we saw huge mass gathering for there took place an accident. My brother stopped there for a while. I actually didn’t want him to go and inspect the matter. Rather I said him to take another route. He managed to take me by another way. Suddenly my eye fell on my watch and I saw there were fifteen more minutes for our examination to start. I just closed my eyes and prayed that I would be able to attend my examination properly. My brother asked me not to worry and assured that we would reach school in just five minutes. He raised the pin of the speedometer to 80 .I took a deep breath of relaxation as I could see my school in front of my eyes. Then suddenly two dogs rushed to the middle of the road fighting strenuously.My brother failed to control the speed and ultimately one of the dogs came between the two wheels of our bike. Our bike got hashed on the wall. My head got banged on a stone. But still then I was uttering “my examination, my examination!!”My brother was bleeding profusely. But he managed to take a lift from a van. I got admitted in the Hospital and had facial paralysis for some time. Seriously if I had to remember the worst day of my life then it would be none other than 4th January 2010.I felt so bad that I couldn’t even express my feelings in words. The whole year I worked so hard and at the end I got promotion to the next class on the basis of a medical certificate. But I thanked God for keeping me and my brother safe.
In Big Boss season - 6 , Urvashi Dholakia wins the contest and gets a cash prize of Rs . 50 lac .
She has acted in Doordarshan ads , serials and in different Hindi movies earlier .
She starts her career as a child artist and gets plenty of awards .
While doing some roles in serials like " Zamana Badal Gaya " , " Mehendi Tere Naam Ki " ,
" Ghar Ek Mandir " and " Kabhi Saitan Kabhi Saheli " , she used to be called as " the queen
of bad things " by her critics . In reply to this she says that she is doing those roles as a principle
of " Beggars have no choice " . She is best known for portraying the role of an Antagonist ,
Komolika , in " Kasauti Zindegi Kay " on Star Plus , which ran from 2001 to 2008 .
She is a divorcee . She has two twin sons studying in a boarding school.
At a time , she was repenting for her truthfulness and simplicity and now she admits the
win is the result of all those good things .
She never thought even in her dreams that she could earn such a big cash in her life .
She spent 98 days inside the house of Big Boss . She says that all the credits go to the
friends and the well wishers .
During the presentation ceremony , Salman Khan has offered her a role in a new movie .