Has Aravinada kejariwal any foreign relation? If it is true than we commit a great mistaik for nation.

Umesh Pratap Batsha explain a national issue – Please read and give your feedback

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kejriwal के रहस्य को उजागर करती एक और धमाकेदार पोस्ट…….. मित्रो जरूर पढे और जरूर शेयर करे या खुद कॉपी पेस्ट करे लेकिन इस महत्वपूर्ण जानकारी को जरूर प्रचारित करे…….. कितनी गहरी साजिश रची जा रही है इस देश को बंधक बनाने की…… क्या अमेरिका अरविंद केजरीवाल की जरूरत ठीक उसी तरह समझ रहा है, जैसी पाकिस्तान में उसे इमरान खान की थी? यह समझने के लिए अरविंद की पृष्ठभूमि को जानना होगा। कबीर, शिमिरित ली और फोर्ड के अलावा कुछ भारतीय उद्योगपति भी इस मुहिम में शामिल हैं। एक-एक कर तार जुड़ रहे हैं। भारत सहित पूरे एशिया में फोर्ड की सियासी सक्रियता को समझने की बात कही जा रही है। इसकी पहचान एक अमेरिकी संस्था की है। दक्षिण एशिया में फोर्ड की प्रमुख कविता एन. रामदास हैं। वह एडमिरल रामदास की सबसे बड़ी बेटी हैं। एडमिरल रामदास अरविंद केजरीवाल के गॉडफादर हैं। केजरीवाल के नामांकन के समय भी एडमिरल रामदास केजरीवाल के साथ थे। एडमिरल रामदास की पत्नी लीला रामदास ‘आप’ के विशाखा गाइडलाइन पर बनी कमेटी की प्रमुख बनाई गई हैं। रामदास को भी मैगसेसे पुरस्कार मिला है। यहां सवाल उठता है कि क्या एडमिरल रामदास और उनका परिवार फोर्ड के इशारे पर अरविंद केजरीवाल की मदद कर रहा है? एशिया की सियासत में फोर्ड की सक्रियता इस उदाहरण से भी समझी जा सकती है। फोर्ड फाउंडेशन के अधिकारी रहे गौहर रिजवी अब बांग्लादेश के प्रधानमंत्री के सलाहकार के तौर पर काम कर रहे हैं। कबीर, शिमिरित ली और फोर्ड के अलावा कुछ भारतीय उद्योगपति भी इस मुहिम में शामिल हैं। इंफोसिस के मुखिया और फोर्ड फाउंडेशन के सदस्य नारायण मूर्ति ने भी 2008-2009 में हर साल 25 लाख रुपए की आर्थिक मदद केजरीवाल की संस्था को दी थी। 2010 में जब शिमिरित कबीर से जुड़ीं तो नारायणमूर्ति ने मदद 25 लाख रुपए से बढाकर 37 लाख रुपए कर दी। यही नहीं, इंफोसिस के अधिकारी रहे बालाकृष्णन ‘आम आदमी पार्टी’ में शामिल हो गए। इनफोसिस से ही नंदन नीलेकणी भी जुड़े हैं। नीलेकणी ‘बायोमेट्रिक आधार’ परियोजना के अध्यक्ष भी हैं। आम आदमी पार्टी की दिल्ली में सरकार बनते ही ‘आधार’ को जरूरी बनाने के लिए केजरीवाल ने कदम बढ़ा दिया है। ‘आधार’ और उसके नंदन को कुछ इस तरह समझा जा सकता है। जानकारी के मुताबिक नवंबर 2013 में न्यूयार्क की कंपनी मोंगाडीबी नंदन नीलेकणी के ‘आधार’ से जुडती है। इस कंपनी को आधार के भारतीय नागरिकों का डाटाबेस तैयार करने का काम दिया गया है। मैंगाडीबी की पड़ताल से कई चौंकाने वाले तथ्य सामने आते हैं। इस कंपनी में इन-क्यू-टेल नाम की एक संस्था का पैसा लगा है। इन-क्यू-टेल सीआईए का ही वित्तीय संगठन है। यहां अब नंदन नीलेकणी और दिल्ली चुनाव के बीच संबंध को देखने की भी जरूरत है। दिल्ली चुनाव के दौरान अमेरिका से भारत एक मिलयन फोन आए। कहा गया कि यह आम आदमी पार्टी के समर्थन में आए। लेकिन यहां कई सवाल उठते हैं। पहला सवाल, इसे भारत से जुड़े लोगों ने किए या फिर किसी अमेरिकी एजेंसी ने किए? दूसरा सवाल है दिल्ली के लोगों के इतने फोन नंबर अमेरिका में उपलब्ध कैसे हुए? यहीं नंदन नीलेकणी की भूमिका संदेह के घेरे में आती है। दरअसल नंदन नीलेकणी जिस ‘आधार’ के अध्यक्ष हैं, उसमें फोन नंबर जरूरी है। इतने ज्यादा फोन नंबर सिर्फ नंदन नीलेकणी के पास ही संभव हैं। यही कारण है कि केजरीवाल की सरकार बनने के बाद दिल्ली के लोगों से ‘आधार’ नंबर मांगे जा रहे हैं। जब अदालत ‘आधार’ को जरूरी न मानते हुए अपना फैसला सुना चुकी है तो केजरीवाल सरकार आधार नंबर क्यों मांग रही है। आखिर उसकी मजबूरी क्या है? इस मजबूरी को इंफोसिस प्रमुख और फोर्ड के रिश्ते से समझा जा सकता है। (राकेश सिंह की यह रपट यथावत पत्रिका से साभार है।)

 

 


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Ban on Hindu Symbols: Talibanic diktat of Ramnad Collector

Students sporting tilak on their foreheads and amulets on their bodies were stopped by the Physical Instruction teacher of a Government-aided minority institution before they entered the school premises. The sacred threads and rakshas (amulets) worn for protection round the necks or arms were cut off, and thesindoor, tilak on the foreheads erased.

When agitated parents rushed to complain to Ms. Zarina Lotus, headmistress of the Muhammadiya Higher Secondary School, Sitharkottai, Ramanathapuram district, she reportedly claimed to be implementing thediktat of the District Collector, as per the version of Shri Ramesh (name changed), father of one of the affected children. The agitated parents accompanied by Shri Prabhakaran, district head of Hindu Makkal Katchi, met District Collector K Nandakumar and complained about the incident. But the District Collector not only justified his order, but challenged them to take the matter to the courts, as per the version reported by the Hindu Makkal Katchi leader.

Intrigued, the writer and some public minded citizens contacted headmistress Zarina Lotus over the telephone on January 21, 2014, and she again claimed that she was only obeying the orders of the District Collector. Ms. Lotus claimed that during a meeting of headmasters of high schools and higher secondary schools, the Collector had stated that the teachers should advise the students not to sport sacred threads or apply tilak or sport any object that would represent their religion. We sought to know the reason why the Collector would issue such an order.

The headmistress replied that since students come to school sporting religious symbols, at times quarrels ensue, and hence some students have been sent to Reformation Schools. Policemen in mufti who have been keeping watch on the trouble had reported that the raison d’etre behind these quarrels were the religious symbols; they listed the schools where such incidents had occurred.

Accordingly, we sent an e-mail to Shri K Nandakumar on January 22, but have received no reply till the time of writing. His personal assistant, Shri Dharman, said the District Collector was busy and could be contacted later, and disconnected the telephone. Subsequent attempts to contact him failed.

The actions of the District Collector raise certain pertinent questions. If there is no protection for the students sporting religious symbols, has Ramanathapuram become Afghanistan? If the order covers all religious symbols, why did the District Collector not advise removal of skull caps and veils? Sporting of religious symbols is a fundamental right. Who gave the District Collector the license to snatch this right?

As citizens, we have a right to know exactly which schools experienced clashes on the issue of students sporting religious symbols. Were these troubles spontaneous or instigated? And who were the students sent to the Reformation Schools? Did the school authorities take any action to prevent the clashes, and were any teachers associated with these occurrences?

If we presume that the District Collector’s action reflects an admittance of extreme intolerance in the Ramanathapuram, what action has Shri Nandakumar taken against those indulging in religious extremism and those who have instigated or supported such incidents? Is the Collector admitting that he cannot protect Hindu students in the district?

Can Shri Nandakumar next order the snapping of the mangalsutra of Hindu women? Has the situation in Ramanathapuram really degenerated to such a level that Taliban-style rules are being implemented here, at par with countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan? The Government is duty-bound to stop the terrorising and victimization of young students, rather than caving in cravenly to irrational demands smacking of cultural jihad.

Instead, it has resorted to appeasement. There is a ban on beating of drums in Amman temples, and the traditional routes of temple processions are frequently changed. When Hindus protested against the slaying of a cow near a temple in Azhagan Kulam village, a case was filed against the Hindus!

On the other hand, no action was taken against those who broke the memorial pillar of Swami Vivekananda in the district. There was no punitive action against those who hoisted the national flag tied to slippers in village Pudhumadam. The signboards announcing a ban on non-Muslims entering the village and banning the playing of songs by vehicles on public roads have not been removed. No action was taken against fundamentalists from the area and other States who underwent arms training at Periyapatnam.

The cumulative impact of all these developments, according to the local people, is that Ramanathapuram is fast turning into a mini-Kashmir. What is most hurtful about the whole episode is that the district administration that is responsible for the prevention of such atrocities is supportive of these destructive forces.

Both the Central and State Governments need to wake up to the dangerous conditions prevailing in Ramanathapuram and take steps on a war footing to save the district from succumbing to separatist and fundamentalist forces. Hindus too must raise their voices against the injustices being meted out to Hindus of Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

 

 

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Dr. Arbinda Kumar Padhee assumed the charge of office of the Secretary, Culture

Bhubaneswar, 28th January, 2014
After assuming the charge of office of the Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Culture
Department Dr. Arbinda Kumar Padhee, IAS said that, chewing of pan and smoking in office
premises create unhealthy & filthy environment affecting productivity in any organisation.
Smoking in the public premises has since been made a punishable offence.
He has ordered that all the officers/staff of the Culture Department and other
establishments under the control of culture Department will refrain from taking any such
intoxicating materials. As per Government in G.A. Department letter dated 6th June 1984 and
the circular issued by Chief Secretary, Odisha on 25th April 1989, any Government servant
using any kind of intoxicants in Office Premises would attract provisions (under Rule 24-A)
of Odisha Government Servants (Conduct) Rules.
Dr. Padhee also appealed to all Officers and staff working in different establishments
of Culture Department to wear handloom fabrics and must do so on Friday of the week and to
make correspondences in Odia language as far as practicable.

Lesson for AAP, Kejriwal: Why people power leads to mobocracy

In a run-up to remarkable elections, where the choice across the political spectrum seems so vast, there is agreement only on one idea. It is packaged in many ways, and depending on who articulates it – Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal – it is sold as participative democracy, devolving power to the people or decentralization of decision making. We believe in giving power to the people thundered Modi, without bothering to explain that in Gujarat, as the people’s choice, he has ensured all power resides with him. Rahul Gandhi, in perhaps one of the more embarrassing moments of his speech in Delhi, singled out Mani Shankar Aiyar for his work on Panchayati Raj on the very day Aiyar seemed to suggest that a one-time tea-vendor really should not be aspiring to power in our democracy. Arvind Kejriwal, again willing to back his words by action, really did demonstrate through Somnath Bharti how his Mohalla Sabhas will work in practice. AFP AFP Hypocrisy is to be expected of our political leaders, even those from the AAP, who have been making much of their virtuous conduct. But clearly none of them have thought through the implications of their ideas. This is a state of things that has been with us ever since the Panchayati Raj institutions were formally made part of our Constitutional arrangement thanks to the 73rd amendment passed in 1992. The amendment was passed as one of the fallouts of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, but its basis went back to one of the Directive Principles of State Policy, which among other things also call for the enforcement of prohibition. Clearly, Ambedkar, one of the intellectual father’s of the Constitution (in fact the Constitution bears his stamp even more than, perhaps, Nehru) was clear on what he thought of such ideas. The village, he said was the very ‘negation of republic’ and he also held that “these village republics have been the ruination of India. I am, therefore, surprised that those who condemn provincialism and communalism should come forward as champions of the village. What is the village but a sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism? I am glad that the draft Constitution has discarded the village and adopted the individual as its unit.” The gangrape in Subalpur or for that matter the views of the majority of the residents of Khirki Extension would not have surprised Ambedkar. The kind of division of power that our Constitution originally envisaged was between the Centre and the State, from the very mode of selection of the Rajya Sabha (as Indian politics gets more fractured this body will become more and more crucial) to the Central, Concurrent and State lists, this was a carefully thought division of power in a representative democracy. At each level the clear distinction between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary was maintained, and implicit in this was the knowledge that the size of these units of democracy ensured that there would be other institutions such as the media which would act as a check in their own way. The necessity of such checks was obvious to anyone who had done any reading on the history of democracy. Wrestling with the same questions when the US Constituion was being conceived James Madisan wrote in the Federalist Papers that “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny … it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction.” This is exactly the sin that the framework panchayati raj has committed, and the AAP’s mohalla sabhas will embody. After stints in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh as a reporter it became clear to me that the impartial and efficient functioning of panchayats was a myth, predicated on a illusory body called the gram sabha which in the vast majority of panchayats had never met. I also found that the greater a person’s distance from an actual panchayat, the greater his or her faith in the myth, which went a long way towards explaining Rahul Gandhi and Mani Shankar Aiyar. Even the NGOs which spoke with such fervor about the benefits of panchayati raj forgot that in the few cases where it worked was due to the intervention of non-state actors like them which provided the checks that were otherwise missing. Earlier this year even the Aiyar was rather belatedly forced to concede this truth. The expert committee of the ministry of panchayati raj headed by him found that Panchayati Raj has largely become “Sarpanch Raj”. The committee concluded that rather than empowering the grassroots institutions and ensuring devolution of powers, the present system has left grassroots representatives largely disillusioned. Of course, this has been blamed on the failure of our system to give proper attention to panchayati raj and devolve power properly, whether administrative or financial. But this ignores the reality that in our hierarchical society country where in a large measure we have failed to create the idea of a citizen, the devolution of all powers to a small number of people is dangerous and will not work. The problems are inherent in the idea despite all the good intentions of a largely ignorant polity, whether it be Modi, Kejriwal or Rahul.

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/lesson-for-aap-kejriwal-why-people-power-leads-to-mobocracy-1360899.html?utm_source=ref_article

Democracy & The Fake Aam Aadmis

I bound to rethink after publication of this article before election.
Indian Media Watch…. Changing The Way We Consume News..
Sunday, January 26, 2014

5. AAP Foulmouths

England is often called the “mother of democracy”. Our former rulers don’t have a Constitution. Till about 2009 they didn’t even have a Supreme Court. They have managed a democracy pretty well without a Constitution. We borrowed their parliamentary system, retained some laws from Jurassic park and we borrowed the concept of Constitution from others. The ones who scream most about democracy in India are usually the ones who hate it the most.

RahulG quotes the Constitution as if his party actually believes in it. This is the party that “appointed” and unelected loser as the PM. And then he claims those who are anti-democratic are against Congress. The undisputed truth is Congress neither believes in democracy for itself nor for you. Their only Constitution is “Gandhis”; Chinese Gandhis if you like. This hypocritical approach to democracy also goes for all Commies who would like to overthrow the state and have a single-party rule like the Chinese. This is what the Maoists, Congress, Commies and the Johny-come-lately, AAP, would like to have. On January 23 on HeadlinesToday Yogendra Yadav, the umbilical cord between Congress and AAP, once again reiterated his “Idea of India”. This being “democracy, inclusiveness and diversity”. Yadav is the classic Commie liar who will use deception to further his ends. Which part of the nonsensical dharna by him and the AAP thugs constitutes democracy by elected members of a house? That brings us to the question: Are these people really Aam Aadmis at all? Do they even understand democracy or how it works? Take a look at this motley crew of AAP members and their supporters:

Was Dhirubhai Ambani an Aam Aadmi? When he was a gas-station attendant he could be called one but once he built his business and became one of the richest men in the country he ceased to remain an Aam Aadmi. The same is true for all the people you see in the pic above. Some are politicians, some are political-brokers. Most of them also have a shared resume of suspicious foreign funding whose interests aren’t exactly transparent. Kumar Vishwas claims he worked his way up in life earning Rs.100 for some shows. His climb is admirable but now that he stays in a 7-room bungalow, does he still qualify to be called Aam Aadmi? Absolutely not! Same is true for Arvind Kejriwal, Ashutosh, Yadav and the rest. The possible exception could have been Binayak Sen but he’s actually “special” because he’s a convicted criminal. The lies of Ashutosh claiming to be a journalist already stand exposed. There’s another guy called Punya Prasoon Bajpai who claims to be a journalist but was caught sleeping with AAP. I guess it’s not hard to identify the other closet AAP members who still pretend to be journalists.

The deception of AK is evident by his tweet to Bajpai. He claimed Bajpai was batting for BJP while in truth the guy was sleeping with AAP and AK probably knew it. This same AK claimed Congress had spent 1400 crores on the media to damn them when almost the entire media was batting for AAP in the hope that they can deliver a final “Blow to Modi”. All the crooks haven’t managed it so far so they will have to try some new tricks. Latest allegations are that AAP offered money to write positive posts about them to a Pune writer. What comes through clearly is that both AK and AAP are a big front for the Congress and their deceptions have been cleverly peddled by the CNN-IBN group, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, TOI group and quite a few other media dealers. On January 23 (on his election tracker show) a panellist, Manini Chatterjee, stated this bluntly to Rajdeep Sardesai. It is important to ask, therefore, if these guys are really Aam Aadmis.

For a start, how many Aam Aadmis would have done what AK did for 2 days at the Rail Bhawan and gotten away with it? Any other man or group would have been quickly arrested, lathi-charged and dumped into some open-air stock yard. That the police and the Centre watched quietly is only because AK, Somnath, Yadav and their gang is NOT “Aam Aadmi” anymore. “Sponsored revolutions’ invariably go wrong. I have no doubts the so-called AK and AAP “revolution” is sponsored by forces that want to destabilise India, create anarchy and keep a certain party away from power. Only a thorough ignoramus will fail to see through this. Over 40 years ago, John Lennon, out of experience, warned us of these FAKE revolutions with bad tactics and bad intentions. It may be of some solace that he wrote “Revolution” in the hills of Rishikesh in 1968. This video should tell you all about it (3.20 mins):

Claims of representing the Aam Aadmi when these Commies and Maoist-sympathisers are actually fooling them now stand exposed. Each person in the Commie gallery that appears earlier in this post has nothing in common with any Aam Aadmi. The great Commie ambition is to overthrow democracy and establish a system where their members alone will dispense instant justice on the streets or wherever they are. Ask CPM, they know all about it. They want to make laws that will suit themselves and not democracy. I have long maintained that our MSM itself is infested with Commies and anti-nationals of all kinds. They find it easy to fool people because people have been fooled for ages by the Congress+Commie combine. Let me quote again “People don’t drink the sand because it quenches their thirst, they drink the sand because they can’t tell the difference”. It is this helplessness coupled with ignorance that is the prey for anarchists of the AAP variety.

The kind of threats that AK made during his stupid dharna can only come from an anti-national. He threatened to fill Rajpath with supporters to disrupt the R-Day parade. He asked the police to shed their uniforms and join the protest. That is the equivalent of provoking a revolt and he grandly claimed “I am an anarchist”. Ask yourself an honest question. Would any Aam Aadmi get away with what AK did? Would he or any of his goons get away with what they did if they didn’t have the title of “minister” and “MLA” after their names? Any real Aam Aadmi doing what these thugs did would immediately be arrested. The horrible fact is that AK, Yadav and his gang neither respect democracy nor understand it. Democracy was deliberately meant to be slow and not instant. Dictators can be swift and take instant decisions. During wars an army general or a leader is better as a dictator than a democratic leader. Take Cincinnatus or even Winston Churchill, when the battle was over Cincinnatus went back to his farm and Churchill was voted out. Look at some of the other foul-mouthed utterances of these so-called Aam Aadmis once they got into power:

I have little doubt that this AAP gang is nothing but foot-soldiers for the Congress which is well-aware of its possible death in the general elections. The history of Commie Congress and their other Commie friends is one of destroying democratic processes; not nurturing them.

So for RahulG or Yogendra Yadav to claim they believe in any form of democracy is the biggest farce being peddled in this country. Their friendship is inevitable as RahulG expressed his admiration for them and has poll-campaign friendly meets with them. None of their actions have proven their claims. The same AK who called MPs “murderers and rapists” now protects a thug as Law Minister. Somnath Bharti has been indicted for tampering with evidence and also has FIRs for his illegal behaviour with the Africans. What exactly is different between a Khap Panchayat and the AAP Panchayat? AK and AAP continue to defend this Bharti despite undeniable evidence of wrong-doings. They want instant laws, instant doles, and instant street justice. Democracy doesn’t work that way. Sometime back the US had a shutdown over debts and their Congress and Senate were at loggerheads. A brilliant article explains why this conflict is the best part of democracy and that democracy wasn’t meant to be as “efficient” as people imagine it should be. It was deliberately meant to be a bit slow but considerate. Let’s read a bit of this:

The founders did not want an efficient government. They feared tyranny and created a regime that made governance difficult. Power was diffused among local, state and federal governments, each with their own rights and privileges. Even the legislative branch was divided into two houses. It was a government created to do little, and what little it could do was meant to be done slowly. The founders’ fear was simple: Humans are by nature self-serving and prone to corruption. Thus the first purpose of the regime was to pit those who wished to govern against one other in order to thwart their designs. Except for times of emergency or of overwhelming consensus, the founders liked what we today call gridlock.
At the same time, the founders believed in government. The U.S. Constitution is a framework for inefficiency, but its preamble denotes an extraordinary agenda: unity, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, general welfare and liberty. So while they feared government, they saw government as a means to staggeringly ambitious ends — even if those ends were never fully defined.

… The founders needed to bridge the gaps between the need to govern, the fear of tyranny and the uncertainty of the future. Their solution was not in law but in personal virtue… Their Senate was both a Roman name and venue for the Roman vision of the statesman, particularly Cincinnatus, who left his farm to serve (not rule) and then returned to it when his service was over… They also wanted virtuous rulers… It is the virtue that most reasonable men would see as praiseworthy: courage, prudence, kindness to the weak, honoring friendship, resolution with enemies. These were not virtues that were greatly respected by intellectuals, since they knew that life was more complicated than this. But the founders knew that the virtues of common sense ought not be analyzed until they lose their vigor and die. They did not want philosopher-kings; they wanted citizens of simple, clear virtues, who served reluctantly and left gladly, pursued their passions but were blocked by the system from imposing their idiosyncratic vision, pursued the ends of the preamble, and were contained in their occasional bitterness by the checks and balances that would frustrate the personal and ideological ambitions of others”.

People like Arvind Kejriwal and his gang (as also the Congress party and the Commies) do not like these checks and balances. Their bitterness spills on to the streets. They will do anything and everything to have their way even if it means disrupting your lives and destabilising our democracy. It’s another R-Day celebration and a celebration of our Constitution. However weak in some areas our Constitution maybe, we do not want fake Aam Aadmis pretending to be revolutionaries. At the very first opportunity, after being elected, they abused their positions and the Constitution. The only place for elected representatives to seek change is through the Assembly or Parliament. Even before AK and AAP have started doing any good they have already started destroying some of the best things about India. These guys neither understand democracy nor do they respect it. More importantly, these fake Aam Aadmis neither understand governance nor have the skills to deliver.
From – http://www.mediacrooks.com/2014/01/democracy-fake-aam-aadmis.html
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Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana named Dean of prestigious Harvard College

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Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed Dean of the prestigious Harvard College, becoming the latest addition to a long list of Indian-origin academicians assuming leadership roles at renowned global universities.

Khurana, 46, is currently the ‘Marvin Bower’ Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School (HBS), professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and co-master of Cabot House at Harvard.

He succeeds Evelynn Hammonds, Professor of History of Science and of African and African American Studies at Harvard and will assume his new role on July 1.

Harvard College is the school within Harvard University that grants undergraduate degrees.

Khurana earned his Ph.D. through a joint programme between HBS and Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1998.

Harvard President Drew Faust described Khurana as a “faculty leader who embodies the interconnectedness” of Harvard.

“His experiences as a graduate student, an award-winning teacher at HBS, and the master of an undergraduate House give him a unique perspective on the University, and his deep respect for the liberal-arts model and the residential education will serve him well as he guides Harvard College,” Faust said in a statement issued yesterday.

Following the announcement, Khurana said he is “honored” to have the opportunity to serve the College and work with the faculty, students, and staff to create a “transformative educational experience for our students. I am convinced that, working together, we will have a significant and positive impact on the College.”

Although Khurana did not attend the College himself, he said, “one of the benefits of being a House master is that you get some window into student experiences.”

FAS Dean Michael Smith, who announced the appointment in an email to the FAS community, praised Khurana as a scholar and teacher with deep experience working with undergraduates and a strong commitment to the College.

He said Khurana is a “distinguished scholar of organizational behavior and leadership” and a dynamic House master who has also deeply engaged with undergraduate issues on important committees.

“He brings to the deanship an intimate understanding of the Harvard College experience,” Smith said.

Harvard Business School’s India-born Dean Nitin Nohria also welcomed Khurana’s appointment saying his selection is a testament to his skill and vision as a teacher and scholar.

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/indians-abroad/indian-american-professor-rakesh-khurana-named-dean-of-prestigious-harvard-college/

System of Medicine & Surgery In Sindh and India in 5,000 BC

 

 

(By: Uma Silvestre)

 

At that time (6,000 to 5,000 BC), in India, a physician was regarded as an important member in the community. His job was to prevent sickness, not merely to cure it. Sage Dhanawantar and his wife Dhanawantri made considerable contributions to advancing the system of medicine and surgery in that ancient era.

 

As karkarta (elected supreme leader of the clan), Nandan provided generous assistance to physicians, particularly to Sage Dhanawantar. The sage gave his disciples the following  two main guiding principles:

“The health of your patients and their recovery is of paramount importance, even at the cost of your own health. You do not choose patients. Their pain and agony calls to you. Do not pass it by—be he a master, servant or slave, rich or poor, man or animal

 

“By all means, pray for and with your patients, if you wish. And surely, if your prayers have no effect on your patients, they are at least good for your mental health and to guard your soul.

 

Sage Dhanawantar described six ‘winds’ which cause bodily functions—udana, from the throat responsible for speech; prana from the heart for breathing; somana, fanning a cooking fire in the stomach to separate digestible food; vyana that caused bloodflow to and from the heart; ojas, a diffused wind throughout the body producing energy for bodily functions; and apana that produced semen for sex and procreation.

The sage explained how food is digested and how blood, bone marrow and semen are formed. He listed the functions of the spinal cord, and located eighteen centres in the brain which were the seats of learning, memory, nervous system, psychic energy and other impulses. Dhanawantar’s views on the relationship between the brain and heart were, later, criticized. For instance, he speculated that there was another diffused ‘wind’—the ‘inner voice’—which measured, weighed and assessed all that the brain wanted to do, and sometimes, it encouraged or even opposed what the brain contemplated, though the brain was the commander and could reject or accept what the inner voice whispered. Many found his views on the adverse effect on the individual’s health as a result of the brain rejecting the advice of ‘inner voice’ unacceptable. They simply believed that the brain considered all options and finally selected, unopposed, the course that appealed to it.

The sage’s wife, Dhanawantri, was also criticized for some of her theories. She conceived three main stages of the functioning of the human brain. In its first stage, the brain received and interpreted outside signals (such as by eyesight, sounds, the sensation of touch or smell). In the second stage, processes took place to analyze those signals and to evolve a plan of action, and in the third stage, the brain issued commands to the body for movement, speech, or any other action or inaction. None objected to these views or to her view of the two organisms of the brain—Stream of the Conscious’ and the ‘Stream of the Unconscious’. But she was criticized much when she went far afield to speculate that the ‘Stream of the Unconscious’ had another current, which possibly arose before one was born and remained after one died and that much of its content came from one’s past lives and would go forward to next series of lives, ‘enriched or seasoned by experience of our sojourn in the present’. This hidden, undying ‘current’, according to her, could be tapped by the wise, for its knowledge of the ‘infinite unknown’ and ‘the memory of what happened before one was born and possibly a preconception of what may happen after one died’. She gave the instance of infants finding music and lullaby soothing, even before they could understand anything else, for it was the familiar sound heard by them for countless past generations.

Their critics complained that the sage and his wife often forgot the line between scientific study and philosophy, but Dhanawantar always held that one led to the other. and cheerfully accepted any criticism. To his students, he said: ‘If only my ignorance equaled my knowledge, I would know a trillion times more. So be sure, dear students, to question all that I say and investigate everything yourselves.’

Priests disliked Sage Dhanawantar—except when they were sick themselves and needed his attention—as he was suspected of performing dissections on dead bodies. They held that the body served as temple of the soul and had to be respected even after death. It was entitled to prayers and cremation, and had to be kept whole. Some asked the sage if he had actually dissected bodies, but his reply was, ‘A physician never betrays a patient’s secret; is he not to guard his own secret!’ Dhanawantar always declined to confirm or deny any questions about his personal life or even his charities and when pressed, he would say, ‘God and my wife know all my secrets. Let that be.’ Since he refused to deny the charge, many assumed that he had performed dissections, especially when they saw his drawings and descriptions of the functioning of the human body; such intimate knowledge wasimpossible to come by without dissection. 

A furor arose when the hermit Dhrona ‘willed’ that after his death, his body be given to Sage Dhanawantar for dissection. Dhrona had become a hermit at the age of twenty-eight He was healthy, strong and as he was expected to outlive Dhanawantar, no one took his will seriously. But Dhrona died after a brief illness at the age of forty-four. Purohits approached Nandan, saying that Dhrona’s will was unlawful. ‘Ashes to ashes, let it be, and neither desecrate nor abominate what once was the dwelling of God’s soul,’ they argued. Fortunately for Nandan, Dhrona’s family quickly rushed to cremate the body, assisted by several purohits who were paid handsomely for performing the last rites at such short notice.

After Sage Dhanawantar’s death, his wife Dhanawantri went to Avagana—modern-day Afghanistan— (then a part of Bharat Varsha and far beyond beyond to Lake Namaskar in Iran – now known as Lake Namaksar where several Hindu Hermits regularly congrgated) where she remained with Vaid, a physician from the Sindhu region who had been nominated by Karkarta Dhru as headman and chief administrator of Avagana but had since retired as a hermit. It was believed that Dhanawantri and Vaid got married. It was in Avagana that Dhanawantri developed a comprehensive system of surgery. The taboo on dissecting dead bodies had not found its way into Avagana; battlefields there gave her opportunity to improve surgical training of students, who became experts in plastic surgery, far beyond anything known at that time; they could repair fingers, noses, ears and lips injured and lost in battle.

 

(From pg. 152, “March of the Aryans” by Bhagwan S. Gidwani, published by Penguin Books, India – ISBN 978- 0- 143- 41898-6 )

 

  Kindly note  that  Bhagwan S.Gidwani’s book, “March of the Aryans”  has a far larger scope and span. It takes us to the dawn of civilization  to recreate the drama of the birth & beginning of the roots of Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) in 8,000 BC and presents a fascinating account of how in 5,000 BC ,the Aryans originated in India, and traveled to far-distant countries , now known as, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Israel, Lithuania, Finland, France, Norway, Denmark, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Germany and indeed many others . The author  unfolds their adventures & exploits, their failures & triumphs in those foreign lands- and finally, their return to the home-town and heritage of India.

To tell the Aryan story, the book unfolds the drama of Indian civilization back to its roots prior to 8,000 BC; and presents glimpses of art, culture, music, abstract thought, philosophical leanings, and spiritual values of pre-history India. The  work covers a vast panorama to reveal dramatic stories behind the origins of Om, Namaste, Swastika, Gayatri Mantra, and Soma Wines. It tells how  Tamil and Sanskrit developed,  and how they influenced world-languages; also  it has tales of  discovery and disappearance of Saraswati River, and  founding  of  Ganga,  Dravidian,  & Sindhu-Saraswati civilizations;  the battles and blood-shed that led to fall and rise of many cities. 

Besides, Gidwani sheds light on pre-history establishment of Hindu Parliament; legal & constitutional systems; development of ships & harbours; gold-mining; chariots; Yoga; mathematics; astronomy; medicine; surgery; music, dance, drama, art & architecture; and material advancement of the pre-ancient India.

The book speaks of ideals that took shape in those early times, to become the foundation of Sanatana Dharma – and among those ideals were: recognition of spiritual nature of man  wherever he is from; acceptance of every culture as an expression of eternal values; and man’s obligation to respect and protect environment, and all creatures, tame and wild.

What ancients did for us – The INDIANS 1/6

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BBC – History of Indian Mathematics Part-1 of 2

 

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