Sunday, January 30, 2005

30 Jan 2005

Ghandijee also said the following:-

The best way of losing a cause is to abuse your opponent and to trade upon
his weakness.
To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Art to be art must soothe.
I consider writing as a fine art. We kill it by imposing the alphabet on
little children and making it the beginning of learning.
A semi-starved nation can have neither religion nor art nor organization.
The greatest menace to the world today is the growing, exploiting
irresponsible imperialism.
Imperialism is a negation of God. It does ungodly acts in the name of God.
The untouchability of Hinduism is probably worse than that of the modern
An India prostrate at the feet of Europe can give no hope to humanity.
I would like to bury myself in an Indian village, preferably in a Frontier
It is the absolute right of India to misgovern herself.


[received from a senior friend]


1. Symptom: Cold and humid feet.
Cause: Glass is being held at incorrect angle (You are
pouring the drink on your feet).
Cure: Maneuver glass until open end is facing upward

2. Symptom: The wall facing you is full of lights.
Cause: You're lying on the floor.
Cure: Position your body at a 90-degree angle to the

3. Symptom: The floor looks blurry.
Cause: You're looking through an empty glass.
Cure: Quickly refill with your favorite beverage.

4. Symptom: The floor is moving.
Cause: You're being dragged away.
Cure: At least ask where they're taking you.

5. Symptom: You hear echoes every time someone speaks.
Cause: You have your glass on your ear.
Cure: Stop making a fool of yourself!

6. Symptom: The room is shaking a lot, everyone is
dressed in white and the music is very repetitive.
Cause: You're in an ambulance.
Cure: Don't move. Let the professionals do their job.

7. Symptom: Your dad and all your brothers are looking
very funny.
Cause: You're in the wrong house.
Cure: Ask if they can point you to your house


Hindu priest convicted of rape in UK

Indo-Asian News Service
London, January 29

A Hindu priest in Britain has been convicted of raping a devotee of Tamil
origin at a temple in London.

Ramanathan Somanathan, 41, a priest at a temple in Thornton Heath near
Croydon, south London, told his victim that she had been his wife in a
previous life, and that god had reunited them.

He raped the 29-year-old Tamil woman on two separate occasions, once in 2002
and again in 2003, after which she became pregnant and had an abortion, the
Croydon Crown was told.

The police praised the victim for the "tremendous courage" it took her to
come forward and seek justice.

"This case has been particularly distressing for both the victim and
witnesses involved. They ran the risk of being isolated by their own
community," said detective Rob Buckell of the Croydon police.

While stressing how rare such abuses of religious authority are, Buckell
condemned the priest for betraying his position of trust.

"He hid behind his religion and preyed upon the vulnerability of his
victims," he said.


Bihar student wasn't kidnapped, he had eloped with girlfriend
Sunday January 30 2005 00:00 IST


PATNA: The mystery of at least one missing Bihar schoolboy has been solved,
with police saying that Class 10 student Ranjan Kumar eloped with his
girlfriend and wasn't really kidnapped!

Over the past fortnight, at least five schoolchildren were reported to have
been abducted in the state, resulting in a hue and cry from parents,
educational institutions as well as political parties.

But while the others are yet to be found, police recovered Ranjan from
Chakia in East Champaran district.

A student of RPS school in Patna, he had gone missing from the school hostel
on Jan 26. Ranjan's father is a builder and it was reported that he was
kidnapped for ransom.

But Ranjan was not kidnapped as reported, Senior Superintendent of Police
N.H. Khan said. He had eloped with his girlfriend and subsequently married
her. Khan said Ranjan was in love with the girl, Khusboo, and the two
decided to run away.


avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
Virus Database (VPS): 0504-4, 01/28/2005
Tested on: 1/30/2005 12:27:04 PM
avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.

No comments:

s e a r c h

Custom Search


The Hindu - Breaking News

BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

Blog Archive