History of Haridwar, Uttarakhand

22 Jun

Haridwar is one of the oldest town in Northern India. Situated on the Banks of River Ganga, Haridwar’s history spans for around 4000 years. The earlier settlements can be tracked from the vedic period. This blog explains the History of Haridwar in details.

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Delhi in timeline

13 Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delhi In 1800’s

13 Dec

Delhi In 1800's

Join the Open Govenment Discussion

20 Aug

What is open governance? Know more about it. http://opengov.co.in. Join the discussion. Your views matter the most

Geo Deal

19 Jun

Location smart deals for you and your busines..

Location Smart Deals for your business

12 Jun

There is a trend of daily deals website in the market. With so many daily deals website, it might be hard to choose. An another startup in this field is based on a concept of location smart deals. The idea is nice, which amalgamates the idea of classifieds into deals concept. Something like you might check out on daily basis whats new near your place. Well if you are getting a discount of 50% on some service that is bit far from your place than its a waste. The deal must be near your location.

I really liked this idea. Hope you find this startup useful..

http://geodeal.in

Beauty ??

3 Jun

“Everything is beautiful if your vision is…!!.. Beauty is in the eyes … not in the view..”

Beauty is the inner reflection of our soul.. that’s what i feel..its the need of heart.. the missing part from one’s life. That’s what we find beautiful.. Beauty gives us satisfaction .. a feeling of completeness…I believe beauty is in every form, every aspect of life…When I was kid.. the world was amazingly beautiful, because i was exploring it.. The butterflies , whom i used to chase in the garden… smell of the lovely flowers.. even the smell of wet mud.. where i used to play.. Play like i was part of this nature.. irrespective of thought of being dirty..The beauty was in when i went to school…in morning prayers.. in afternoon lunch and hanging out with friends., and when i came back and hugged my Mom..The beauty was in that food.. that though cooked by same person, daily felt like nectar.. that I never feel , even i dine at best restaurants. The beauty was when i first fell in love.. in her eyes.. in her smile and in the beauty of that face .. The beauty was in dreams those drive me still today.. in that feeling..that i love her and want to be with her forever my life..and the beauty is in this feeling…Today.. I am successful.. working in this materialistic world..diverging away from the beauties of my life..My childhood.. My family.. My Love.. That’s what’s missing and that’s what’s beauty for me..

 

Share your views about beauty and what it means to you at http://realbeauty.yahoo.com/

Are you corrupt?

11 Apr

While we cherish the moment of victory of Anna Hazare’s movement over the Government of India, Its time to take a look inside us and ask a question … Have I done anything in my life that has promote corruption? Well if I ask this question to myself the answer would be Yes.

What about you?

 

But if I reflect the points of my life where I have done such thing, I remember the situation demanded me to move away from trouble. This is the case where I bribed a Police Officer to leave me as I was not wearing helmet while driving, else he would have ticketed me.

The point is, corruption starts from us, and it can end with us only. The politicians are also a part and parcel of the society. Greed and Lust can make any person corrupt.

Corruption can only be uprooted with a good moral education and strong ethics and character. This is what our education system currently lacks. We teach students to be successful, by hook or by crook. We don’t teach them to be true or have a good character. Our education system is materialistic not based on moral and characteristics.

 

Lokpal and Anna Hazare

10 Apr

While we celebrate victory of people’s power through Anna Hazare, we feel proud to be a part of Indian democracy. After Mahatma Gandhi’s Freedom Movement and Jai Prakash Narayan’s movement against Indira Gandhi’s misrule, it is the third occasion when we ordinary Indians feel we have the power to humble an arrogant regime. Congratulations to all those who participated in Anna’s movement, physically or online, including Jago Party members who fasted in support of the movement in different cities across India on different days! Thanks also to the Internet technology which has given us a new weapon to fight by facilitating easy communication!

What lessons do we learn from this movement?

First of all, the present UPA regime is totally indifferent to people’s sentiments. They first shamelessly tried to ignore the demand for joint committee to discuss civil society’s Jan Lokpal Bill, but when they discovered the growing popularity of this demand, they immediately agreed! This means they never think in terms of national interest, but only in terms of vote banks! For the last 42 years, Congress had been dithering on this issue of Lokpal. So, it is obvious that they would again try to obstruct or dilute the Bill. Hence, we have to keep up the pressure. We have seen the success of people’s power and we would not hesitate to use it again.

Secondly, all of us have some doubts about whether the proposed Jan Lokpal Bill would really remove corruption. Jago Party firmly believes that it will definitely make corruption much less tempting. Why? Because chances of a corrupt babu or neta being detected and punished would be greatly enhanced by the proposed law. This is assured by the following features of the Bill:

1. No MP or MLA would ever be made Lokpal. The selection committee would consist of 2 senior most Judges of Supreme and High Courts each, Nobel Laureates of Indian origin, last 3 Magsaysay award winners, Chief Election Commissioner and CAG. The entire selection process would be through open advertisements and in a fully transparent manner. All this would ensure that no chamcha is selected as Lokpal.

2. Unlike ACB or CBI, Lokpal need not take permission from anybody to launch investigation or prosecution against any neta, babu or judge. In fact, ACB, CBI, CVC etc will be merged in the institution of Lokpal. So, Lokpal would become almost completely autonomous and fully empowered.

3. At present, no action is taken on citizens’ complaints. Lokpal will hear all complaints, investigate and prosecute concerned babus in a time bound manner. He could impose penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted from the salary of the concerned babu and give it as compensation to the aggrieved person.

4. At present, there is nothing in the law to recover the ill gotten wealth. Lokpal will have powers to recover the loss to the government from the guilty. This would be in addition to minimum 5 years of jail or maximum life imprisonment.

So, we have reasons to hope that things will improve drastically with the implementation of the proposed law. Of course, systemic reforms such as state funding of elections, maximum privatization, tax reduction and cash subsidy would also be needed to reduce temptation to be corrupt in the first place.

Getting started with cake php in 10 minutes

31 Jan

so you got 10 minutes.. learn how to use cake php :)

http://blip.tv/play/huAogqCZEwA