In the context of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and by way of paying tribute to his philosophy of wisdom and truth, Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a Chennai based NGO has released a book on “What is wisdom and why is it necessary?”.
The book has been authored by N.S.Venkataraman, Trustee, Nandini Voice for the Deprived. Book is not priced.
The book defines wisdom and goes on to lament that…Continue
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150 th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd October,2019) was celebrated with much fanfare and noise all over India and also in some places in other countries. High sounding tributes have been paid to Mahatma Gandhi by several so called world leaders with journals and newspapers, particularly in India, carrying many articles about different aspects of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and highlighting his contribution…Continue
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MAHATMA GANDHI – ULTIMATE BENCH MARK FOR HUMANS
On 2nd October,2018, the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi commences. On his birthday India remembers this great man for all that he did for the country and the world and for providing leadership of great ethical and moral standards.
While Mahatma Gandhi had great achievements…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on October 2, 2018 at 6:13 — No Comments
It is reported that Azhagar, a farmer belonging to Ariyalur district in Tamil Nadu , India committed suicide after his tractor was seized by a private finance company for defaulting on a loan taken by him . Azhagar was reported to have taken loan of Rs. 7 lakhs a few years back and repaid Rs. 5 lakhs but did not pay…
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It is now 57 years since Tibetans revolted against the occupation of Tibet by China and 10 th March,1959 is considered the Tibetan uprising day .
After the Chinese forcibly occupied Tibet claiming the Tibet territory to be part of China and ruthlessly putting down the natives who opposed the Chinese army moving into…
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on March 10, 2016 at 16:24 — No Comments
It is reported that 8 U S senators and 26 members of U S House of Representatives have raised grave concerns about “ increasing intolerance and violence experienced by members of religious minority communities in India “.
Obviously, the above law makers in U S have made such statement without studying the facts and ground realities in India and probably have reacted based on some reports provided to them by someone or the other. Holding the position as senators and…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on February 28, 2016 at 10:19 — No Comments
The frequent incidents of farmers committing suicide have caused considerable disquiet and concern in India.
Mr. Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister has repeatedly stressed that government of India would give necessary support to the farmers to increase their happiness index .
Addressing a meeting of farmers in Madhya Pradesh on 18th February,2016, Mr. Modi has said that the government is taking steps…
It is sad and distressing that Tamil Nadu government has announced in the assembly that prohibition will not be imposed in the state. Obviously, it shows that total lack of concern of the AIADMK government for the social welfare and the plight of poor women, who are the worst hit due to rapid spread of liquor habit. To say the least, this is the most irresponsible statement of the Tamil Nadu government.
The statement that it is not possible to implement prohibition is totally…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on January 18, 2016 at 15:15 — No Comments
Greetings from Nandini Voice for the Deprived, a Chennai based NGO ( nandinivoice.com ).
In the context of the Rajaji’s birthday in the month of December, Nandini Voice For The Deprived, and Rajaji Satsangham, promoted by admirers of Rajaji, jointly organised an essay competition…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on January 11, 2016 at 14:36 — No Comments
Many people are surprised to learn about the un announced visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan on his way back to India from Afghanistan. But, this visit would not be a surprise to those who understand Narendra Modi’s courage of conviction and his ardent desire to bring all round development in India , which cannot happen without building peaceful relationship with the neighbouring countries ,…Continue
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At one time, Russia , China and Cuba were considered as the torch bearers of world communist movement. Several parties and groups in other countries received their inspiration from the leadership of the communist parties of these countries.
Caught in the wilderness :
Now, the world communist movement appear to have lost it’s sense of direction and looks like being caught in the wilderness , as the one time leader of communist movement…Continue
The massacre of more than 120 innocent people in Paris in November,2015 is not the first incident of horror in recent times. The massacre of school children in Pakistan, the September,11 attack in USA when thousands of innocent people lost their lives , the Bombay blast and so many other terrorist attacks around the world have really created a grave crisis, which the world is not able to handle.
Are condemnations enough…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on November 15, 2015 at 14:47 — No Comments
There is one central government and several state governments in India and the responsibilities and authority of central and state governments are different. However, in the last eighteen months, everyone in India appear to think that Modi government and Modi in particular ,should be held responsible for every unsavoury happenings in India , though Modi…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on November 13, 2015 at 15:32 — No Comments
It is shocking that 30,000 acres of fertile agricultural land has been put to use for developing Amaravati as capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Obviously, this implies that Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh thinks that developing a city is more important than cultivating rice or pulses. Converting agricultural land for building houses or constructing factories are being repeatedly carried out during the last several…Continue
In a remarkable and praise worthy gesture , European Union governments are likely to agree in principle to give shelter to around 1,60,000 migrant refugees from crisis ridden regions such as West Asia, Africa and Afghanistan. It is reported that Germany, France and Spain would absorb the biggest number of refugees. Britain and Denmark have invoked their special rights under European Law to stay out of the system ,…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on September 13, 2015 at 5:43 — No Comments
There appear to be near unanimous view amongst cross section of Indians that politicians are the root cause for the various problems confronting the country. As politics has become lucrative business and it is free for all , every one who want to amass money and wield power now get into politics. It is a sad scenario that such politicians are often aided directly or indirectly by the IAS and IPS officers , though they are educated,…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on August 22, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
Nandini Voice For The Deprived, a Chennai based NGO, conducted an indepth study based on desk research and primary survey on socio economic feasibility of implementing total prohibition in Tamil Nadu. As part of the study, discussions were carried out with cross section of people from various walks of life.
Findings of the study are given below:
Views of the anti liquor activists
In recent time, there have been big and genuine demand…Continue
Added by N.S.Venkataraman on August 18, 2015 at 16:23 — No Comments
Today, many people and associations call their agitations as Gandhian method of satyagraha. The present agitation launched by retired soldiers may also be called as a Gandhian act. However, Mahatma Gandhi never advocated satyagraha as a method of coersion to achieve narrow objectives.
It is extremely doubtful as to whether Gandhiji would have approved the present agitation by retired soldiers in India, demanding one rank one pension.
Soldiers and farmers …Continue