Thursday, September 20, 2012

While Americans want "Walmart" to be thrown out, we are welcoming the same "Walmart"!!

"Walmart = Poverty"

In the largest-ever protest against Walmart in U.S. history, thousands in Los Angeles demanded the world's largest private employer start respecting its workers and communities or stay out of L.A. Union workers from across the L.A. labor movement marched alongside Walmart and warehouse workers, Chinatown residents, community and civil rights groups, faith leaders, and our sisters and brothers from the San Diego, Orange, South Bay and San Francisco labor councils who came on buses to stand up to Walmart and stop the "Walmartization" of L.A. jobs.

Two Massachusetts Towns "Say No to Walmart"!!

Last month Walmart pulled out of Somerville and Watertown, two cities outside of Boston, claiming it wasn’t economically feasible for the company to open markets in these areas. Here’s what Walmart spokesperson Steven Restivo told “One of the primary deciding factors on any given site – whether it’s in an urban, suburban or rural market – is that it makes sense from a business perspective and contributes to our bottom line.”

Here in India, our government is "more-than-eager" to welcome Walmart. All political parties except Congress are opposed to FDI in retail. The "Bharat Bandh" was total all over India. But, UPA govt is hell-bent on bringing the legislation. Is there a "Foreign Hand" other than the one with remote control playing here!?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari

Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari.

Swamy Vivekananda's famous Chicago Speech - today is 119th anniversary

Swami Vivekananda’s speech in World Parliament of Religions, Chicago
September 11, 1893
"Sisters and Brothers of America. [At this moment came the three minute standing ovation from the audience of 7,000] It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions; and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

……Because we are “Secular”!!!! - Part2

An instance of Indian secularism is the 1978 directive to NCERT which instructs it to erase all medieval history which paints a picture of clash between native Hindus and invading Muslims of that era!

We have chapters spanning many pages for Akbar to Aurangzeb. But, Shivaji and Maharana Pratap are squeezed into a paragraph each in our history text books!!

Aryan Invasion Theory is proved to be a myth. Still it is taught in Indian schools. Dr||S.R.Rao of “Marine Archaeology Unit” of the “National Institute of Oceanography of India” has done extensive under-sea excavations and research to find the submerged Dwaraka city. This has proved that Mahabharata is not a myth, but a true history of Bharat. But, our history text books do not cover the Mahabharata.

Here are links to information related to finding of Dwaraka: