Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Coming to a sexual relationship a bored housewife with a husband in a horse race in the corporate world is more likely to find happiness in the arms of an ex officer. Apart from his greater fitness, he would also have all the time to love the woman and satisfy her. Acts like oral sex and satisfaction for the woman can open a door way to bliss and another world. Acharya Rajneesh was correct after all.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The MIG 21 has been the backbone of the Indian Air Force for almost 5 decades. During this period the MIG 21 and its variants have done yeoman service for the IAF and have to say the least done well. Credit for the induction of the MIG must go to Krishna Menon the defense Minister of India. In 1961 he took a monumental decision to go in for the Soviet plane in preference to comparative Western fighters. The deal was swung by the Russians as they offered to give technical knowhow to manufacture the plane. Accordingly two MIG plants came up in India at Nashik and Koraput and these plants manufactured over 600 planes for the Indian Air Force. the bulk of the IAF squadrons were equipped with the MIG 21.
The MIG was a Mach 2 supersonic interceptor with a delta wing and single engine. But its endurance was only 45 minutes and hence great care was undertaken in planning missions with this aircraft. The MIG first saw action in the 1965 war. But its real forte emerged in the 1971 war when it proved the better fighter than the Pakistan Air Force F104 star fighter. The Star fighter was a gift of the US to Pakistan. The MIG 21 was also used in the 1999 Kargil conflict when one plane was also lost to a stinger missile. Its last kill was the Atalntiq Naval plane which was shot down in the Kutch.
The plane over the years has done excellent service for the Indian Air force. The MIG 21 is a supersonic interceptor that has an air-conditioned canopy. It also carries missiles.
The MIG 21 is now going into the sunset and the upgraded version is slated to be phased put by 2017. But the era of the MIG and the history of the IAF are linked for ever and can never be erased. The MiG 21 remained the backbone of the IAF fleet for almost 5 decades.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Ravana is reported to have ruled during the period 2554-2517 BC. Ravana was supposed to have 10 heads, but Lankans feel that this represented the 10 kingdoms that he ruled. Ravana is very much a historical figure and historians generally credit him as the ruler of Lanka with his headquarters at Polonnaruwa which is located in North Central Sri Lanka.
Hindu texts of that period also credit Ravana as a man who ruled the 3 worlds and was a follower of Shiva, the creator and destroyer. He is reported to have been administered the juice of immortality by Shiva. He had also mastered the Vedas and all the religious books of the Hindus. Hindu texts also agree that Ravana was a virile king, who was fond of women, his favorite wife being Mandodri.
Indian texts in particular the Ramayana mention that Ravana abducted the lovely Sita from the Jungles of central India and took her to Lanka.He was the son of a Brahmin called ‘Vishrava’ and a princess called ‘Kaikesi’. When Kaikesi came of age to be married, her father ‘Sumali’ the king of the Daityas, wanted her to marry the most powerful and noble man in the world. He refused a lot of offers made by a number of princes and went to Vishrava instead. He agreed to marry Kaikesi. Yet, he told that Kaikesi approached her in the wrong time, and the children that were to be born to them will be bent towards evil.
Ravana was the eldest of the sons that they had. He was named “Dasagriva” or “Dashanana” since it is believed that he had ten heads. But this may be because he had the power and strength of ten men. Some say the ten heads were due to the reflections of a crystal necklace gifted to him by his father at the time of his birth or he had the mental strength of 10 people. Ravana had two brothers, Vibhishana and Kumbhakarna and one sister, Meenakshi (Later named Supernlakha,)
He did lavish gifts on her but the core issue is untouched. As Rama was the 8th avatar of Vishnu perhaps in deference to Rama this issue is left untouched. But now people in the 21st century can draw their own conjectures. Would Ravana a virile king spared Sita?
Located at this place is the famous temple dedicated to Kaal Bhairov, who in real terms is another form of Lord Shiva. Kaal Bhairov is Shiva, in a fierce manifestation and when in this form the god dons a necklace of serpents and generally is the anti-thesis of the peace loving Lord Shiva.
The Dabral Baba is easily approachable and gives 'darshan' to his followers and believers every day between 3 and 5 pm at his residence. People, from as far apart as Mumbai and Delhi come to get the blessings of the Baba, as well as seek spiritual guidance for their problems. The Baba stays in a small house with his son. All the visitors assemble in the courtyard and the Baba who is sitting inside a small room meets all the visitors one by one in his chamber.
The Baba takes no money and if at all you wish to take anything, take a packet of Ladus (Indian sweetmeat), which the Baba will distribute to other followers, who have come for his Darshan. The Dabral Baba is a phenomenon that cannot be explained. It is obvious that he derives his power from the God Kaal Bhairov, whose follower he is. This is one of the wonders of spiritual India, which has no rationale. Science comes a cropper in trying to explain the powers of the Baba. Surely he is a man of god.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Blue Beard is a mythical character. He lives in our mind as an example of a man who was both lusty and wicked. He was known as Blue Beard, because of the color of his beard which had a bluish tinge.
Blue Beard was a nobleman who lived in a palatial castle. He was overtly fond of going women, who he married and these women then mysteriously disappeared. The local people wondered about it, but so grwsat was Blue Beards hold, that none questioned him or had the courage to ask him
Blue beard once again married a young lovely girl. She was delighted to be the wife of such a man as she revelled in his affluence. The girl was allowed to go all over the castle, except one room. She was intrigued about it and asked Blue Beard about it, but he brushed aside her question. This intrigued the girl more and she began to wonder what that closed room contained.
One fine day Blue Beard told her, he was going for an errand to the town. He gave her the keys of the castle and all the rooms, with the usual injunction not to open that one mysterious room. As she heard the horses hooves peter away, she decided to open the room. The girl went to the room and used the key to open the padlock. The rusty lock opened and she unbolted the door and stepped inside.
The room was in s state of semi darkness and it was some time ere she could get a hang of the place.. She almost stifled a scream as she saw the room contained skeletons of all the earlier wives of Blue Beard. It was obvious that he had killed all of them after they had been deflowered. She rushed out of the room and was accosted by Blue Beard. He was smiling , but soon his smile vanished and he announced that as she had disobeyed his injunction he would kill her ere the sun went down. Frightened the girl went up to the terrace to pray for deliverance and also watch the sun going down.
Two brothers of the girl who had heard about the mysterious disappearance of the girls in the castle had set out to rescue their sister. They rode hard and fast and reached the castle ere the sun was setting. In a furious battle Blue Beard was killed.
Its a lovely tale and it grows on your mind. What a character this Blue Beard was!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
This is the time he lost his nerve and fled from the pond reciting the Jap the sacred prayer of Nanak all the time.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
A few selected quotes are quite motivating. It was mentioned by Daraj Ibn Abi Hatim, that Abu al-Haytham 'Adullah Ibn Wahb narrated from Abu Sa'id al-Khudhri, who heard the Prophet Muhammad PBUH saying, 'The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and seventy-two houri, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from al-Jabiyyah to San'a. Al-Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Ch. 21, No. 2687.