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Melting River

This is River Hay – Alexandra Waterfall located in Tundra Region of Canada. It remains frozen for 6 months, but towards the end of April, within a few hours, it starts flowing once the ice starts melting. See the incredible filming.
A treat to the eye… ūüĎá

Demonetization : Some pertinent questions

demoNow eight months after Demonetization, Government must be preparing the authentic documents in case some people file an RTI to seek information on various counts and the effects of demonetization. The information cannot be just as per the estimate or according to a source in the government. It has to be substantiated by the statistical facts.

There were several claims made by the government which now must stand public scrutiny. The tumultuous 50 day period followed by demonetization on 8thNovember 2016 was attributed to certain secret policies so that criminal minded people do not get down to a strategy to work out the solution to convert stacked billions of high denomination currency notes. The largely unsuspecting population without any knowledge about economics was made to believe that it’s the best act by the government to bring out black money and solve stone pelting in Kashmir. Those who rationally questioned the whole colossal exercise were branded as anti national by well trained spokespersons of various agencies.

Government need to answer five very simple but pertinent questions to the general masses

What is the total black money caught and removed from the system in the entire process? And what was done to the confiscated illegal money?

How much currency was deposited in the banks by the masses?

How much tax was paid in cash during demonetization?

Did government have the estimate of black money in the system? and what steps are being taken to avoid that situation in future

How much currency was printed and pushed back into the system?

Besides this government need to answer many other questions regarding actions taken against the ones who indulged in malpractices soon after the announcement as there were many corrupt bank officials who helped people in laundering the money. Many companies gave advance salaries in cash and crores of money was deposited in Jan Dhan accounts to avoid taxes. There was report of many land deals finalized just couple of days before the demonetization. Also many poor people of Nepal suffered because of this which affected our relations with the neighboring country. The rhetoric went to the extent of comparing ‚Äú Hard work‚ÄĚ with Harvard . The government assured that it will stop terrorism and stone pelting in Kashmir and break the backbone of separatists. On the contrary the firing at the borders has not abated; stone pelting has further intensified and even after wide publicity of several security features in the new currency there were reports of counterfeit currency caught by police from several¬†parts of country. How can we forget that the policy makers forgot about calibration of ATMs as per the size of new currency? And how beautifully government shifted the focus away from demonetization by stressing on cash less economy though none of the best economies all over the world are cashless!

India‚Äôs Glorious Past: Decline and Resurgence


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India’s glorious past is embedded with a rich Scientific and Technological Heritage from the Vedic age and is an inspiration to create a scientifically advanced and spiritually enlightened human society in which peace; prosperity and happiness together create a haven on earth.

India was land of Peace loving people with scientific bent of mind. It was prosperous India ‚Äď The Golden eagle of the world. It was enlightened India as its wisdom glowed the world over. The society was scientifically advanced and spreading a culture of Science and Technology to create a happy and healthy living in harmony with nature. Our country was mighty powerful but still making no invasion, harming no one yet influencing the whole world by its scientific traditions and spiritual wisdom.

There were numerous scientists with significant contribution to the development of civilization. India‚Äôs Ancient Scientists Atreya, Agnivesa¬† and Shushruta¬† were Medical Scientists during 800 BC.¬† Bhaskaracharya, Varahmihir, Bodhayan¬† were ancient astronomers and mathematicians . The law of gravitation was discovered by¬†Brahmagupta in 598 A.D which was only anticipated after 1100 years by Newton declaring ‚Äúall things fall to the earth by law of nature.‚ÄĚ Pingala, author of Chandasutra explored the relationship between combinatorics and musical theory. The ‚ÄėPythagoras theorem‚Äô was already stated in Sulva Sutras by Baudhayana‚Äôs ¬†in 6BC. Arya Bhatta discovered the method of finding out the areas of a triangle, a trapezium and a circle. The approximate value of an ‚Äėirrational number‚Äô.In the geometry of the circle,and Zero was¬† given by Arybhatta. The decimal system was known to Aryabhatta and Brahmagupta long before its appearance in the writings of the Arabs and the Syrians. It was adopted by China from Buddhist missionaries; and Muhammad Ibn Musa al-Khwarazni, the greatest mathematician of his age ¬†850 A.D seems to have introduced it into Baghdad. As early as the 2 B.C. Nagarjuna devoted an entire volume to mercury. Kanaada, 600 B. C the founder of the Vaisesika system of philosophy, expounded that the entire matter in this world consists of atoms as many in kind as the various elements. Artharveda says that there are seven types of sun‚Äôs rays, sapta surayasya rasmayah, signifying seven colors of light.¬† Umasvati, first century A.D. suggested that atoms of opposite qualities alone combined and the atoms attracted or repelled as they were heterogeneous or homogenous. The art of Navigation was born in the ¬†Sindh river 6000 years ago. There is overwhelming evidence that Indian civilization traded with the Egyptians using ships.¬† Rig Veda makes several references to ships used to cross the ‚ÄúSamudra. Susruta Samhita, (600 B.C.) the Hindu medical chronicle said about plastic surgery in India. Caraka Samhita, (300 BC) Sutra Sthana Nidan Sthana (8 chapters) ,Viman Sthana (8 chapters),Sharir Sthana (8 chapters) ,Indriya Sthana (12 chapters) ,Chikitsa Sthana (30 chapters) ,Kalpa Sthana (12 chapters) ,Siddhi Sthana (12 chapters) . Acharya Bharadwaj (800BC) authored the ‚ÄúYantra Sarvasva‚ÄĚ which includes astonishing and outstanding discoveries in aviation science, space science and flying machines. He has described three categories of flying machines. First one flies on earth from one place to another. The second one is that travels from one planet to another and the last one that travels from one universe to another.

Sadly this glorious past was lost due to Invaders, Colonial Rule ,Foreign Education ,erosion in values and ethics ,Lack in research, and poor quality of education in India .

images (4)The silver lining in the dark is that we are returning to the nature, Natural medicines, natural fertilizers, natural fuels ( Bio Fuels) , Natural food, natural preservatives and natural water harvesting and purification systems .We are today in a knowledge age where the wisdom of antiquity can be synthesized with the most modern science and technology .The Aim and conclusion is that the  knowledge; jyana, and the science; vijyana, both are considered to be highly useful not only to attain prosperity and happiness but also to acquire immense capability to enable the entire mankind to elevate itself to the level of godliness. We must clearly understand, a mind devoid of orientation to serve the society cannot attain the levels of existence as: face to face with the divinity and proclaim  I am God !