A country so vivid and known for some awkward prathas (rituals) be it Sati Pratha (wives used to burn with the husband) or Dahej Pratha (dowry) is coming out of it and now pacing with the global trends. Sati Pratha got abolished from india few decades back, thanks to Raja Ram Mohan Roy.
And now dowry free district in Kerala. Nilampur claims to be the first ever district in India with no dowry system during marriages.
Nilampur is also known for 100% matriculated population.
"My vision is a violence free society, disease free body, confusion free mind, inhibition free intellect, trauma free memory and sorrow free soul which is the birth right of every individual."
"A wise one is happy even in bad times. And the stupid one is unhappy even in good times."
"Spirituality blossoming simply means blossoming in life in all dimensions; being happy, at ease with yourself and with everybody around you."
"In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy. In always wanting perfection, you become angry. In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy."
"Knowledge is a burden if it robs you of innocence. Knowledge is a burden if it is not integrated into life. Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't bring joy. Knowledge is a burden if it gives you an idea that you are wise. Knowledge is a burden if it doesn't set you free. Knowledge is a burden if it makes you feel you are special."
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar
"Love minus knowledge is problem and love with knowledge is bliss."
"Wise is one who learns from another's mistakes. Less wise is the one who learns only from his own mistakes. The fool keeps making the same mistakes again and again and never learns from them."
"Life teaches you the art of letting go in every event. When you have learnt to let you go, you will be joyful and as you start being joyful, more will be given to you."
"Three things to hold on to - Sharpness in the intellect, Happiness in the mind and tenderness in the heart."
"Every storm that has come into your life has widened your horizon, has made you deep and more powerful. Every storm has destroyed some smallness in you, something in you that has been very small."
"Make your desire bigger. Desire for the highest. Don't go for anything smaller. Then divine love dawns in you."
"If you are happy, infect others with your happiness; don't keep it to yourself. Any action done with this idea behind it is service and the best form of service is uplifting someone's state of mind."
"The present moment is so deep & vast. It contains the entire past & future."
"Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is in knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other - activity in rest and rest in activity - is the ultimate freedom."
"Events come and go, they perish like flowers. But every event and every person contains some honey. Like a bee, just take the honey out of every event and every moment and move on. Be like a busy bee and be in the being."
"Success means having an undying smile and determination to keep moving ahead come what may."
"A moment of quiet serene smile speaks volumes that even thousand words cannot convey. Keep smiling and keep serving."
"When the mind is happy, it expands and time seems too short. When the mind is unhappy, it contracts and time seems too long. When the mind is in equanimity, it transcends time."
"True success in life is to manage ourselves."
"For success in life you need yukti(skill), shakti(strength), Bhakti."
"A sign of success is confidence. Even if you lose everything and have your confidence, you can recreate everything."
"Life is much larger than birth and death, failure & success. You are the unblemished, pure, eternal self. Knowing this, you walk like a king."
"Happiness is right here and now and way to find it is through meditation. It improves our mind, health and brings more happiness."
"Don't postpone your happiness until some perfect future date. Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself."
"If you are a taker of happiness you get misery, if you are a giver of happiness you get joy and love."
"Where the wanting and desires end & the sharing begins, happiness is there."
"The main thing in life is contentment. The more contented we are, the more we receive in life. Purity, clarity, contentment = formula for happiness."
"If we maintain the purity in the heart, clarity in the mind, action becomes more harmonious."
"Welcome each day with a genuine smile from within. That smile comes when you know for sure that the divine loves you."
"Spirituality means going deep into your prayers, irrespective of what prayer and which religion you follow."
"Expression of love is service, expression of joy is smile, expression of peace is meditation, expressing god is conscious action."
"You are like a free bird. You are fully open. Learn to fly. This is something which you have to experience within yourself. If you consider yourself as bonded, you will remain bound here. When will you experience freedom? Become free right now. Sit down and become content. Spend some time in meditation & sat sang so that your inner self becomes strong enough to deal with challenges."
Number of deaths due to Ebola virus has mounted to 1000+, WHO has declared this as an International emergency. Ebola is widespread in North Eastern Africa, mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria etc. With precautionary measures govt has asked to check everyone coming from affecting countries and is expected we have one confirmed case in Pune.
So, it's better we at least know its symptoms and precautions we can take to protect ourselves from this deadly virus.
It is as dangerous as you can think, according to doctors it can be transmitted even through eye contacts, sweat of person affected, saliva and almost everything you can think of. So the patients suffering from Ebola virus are kept at complete isolation and doctors treating them need to wear special mask.
Here is one picture describing the must to know facts about Ebola virus.
It's around few days you surely would have noticed your friends putting their whatsapp dp as national flag of India, or tricolour as the cover pic or profile pic on Facebook or Twitter. It's already in trend to set tricolour as dp of our online profiles.
But you know this kind of display of our tricolour was illegal and it's not long when an Industrialist and Congress MP Naveen Jindal had filed a PIL to allow Indians to display their flags as their entity or icon of groups. Supreme Court gave judgement in favour of Naveen Jindal and made a law named Flag code of India 2002 which says "The Flag Code of India 2002 permits unrestricted display of the tricolour, consistent with the honour and dignity of the flag,", ruling out the previous law which says
"using Indian flag (sic) as entity or group symbol, icon or in any form of title representation is illegal under the Prevention of Insults to National Flag Act, 1971."
HRD Minister Smriti Irani's 6 days Yale degree got hand by hand by twitterattis. Thousands of memes and caricatures started rolling out within few hours of her statement she gave to a questioner during India Today woman summit 2014. Smriti Irani said she has a degree from Yale university and if someone needs she has the proof too with her.
Here are some of the memes on her 6 day Yale degree program.
Shahrukh Khan as always known for his innovating ideas to promote his films has come again with a new idea and this time with the latest craze among youth WhatsApp. SRK's Red Chillies Production has decided to launch his movie Happy New Year first look on WhatsApp.
What users need to do is to give a miss call to a number +919819020202 or can save this number and send a message asking the first look of the movie Happy New Year.
Last year also Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies production has come up with an innovating idea to promote the movie Chennai Express through twitter. Users were asked to tweet to ChennaiExpress to receive SRK's signatured posters. This idea of sending signatured posters to users was a hit idea and has received a tremendous 1 billion plus tweets.
Since the first look is going to launch on 14th of August, users will be rolled out the first look only after it's launch. Now on sending messages to the above given number, users will not receive any reply, but will get the reply as soon as the first look is launched on 14th of August.
The highest civilian award Bharat Ratna conferred in India to people for their exceptional service or performance of highest order. Last year 2013 Chemical Scientist Prof. CNR Rao and Indian cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar were conferred the award. Sachin had became the youngest to receive this award. In the nominee list for this award were former hockey player Major Dhyanchand, Prof CNR Rao and Sachin Tendulkar.
This year the speculation is rife for Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Subhash Chandra Bose to be honoured with highest civilian award.
If AB Vajpayee gets honoured with the award he will be the 44th recipient of the award since it's launch 2nd January 1954.
The first people to get honoured with Bharat Ratna on the same year, 1954 were C. Rajagopalachari, Eminent Scientist Prof CV Raman and First Vice President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
We wish both Ab Vajpayee and Subhash Chandra Bose to be conferred with Bharat Rathna this year.
Generally prime Minister of India consider any name for the recommendation to the president of India. This year Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommended the above two names to the president. On 15th August 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be announcing the name who would be conferred with the award this year.