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Lal Bahadur Shastri : unforgettable leader of Independent India

September 29, 2008 1 comment

Lal Bahadur Shastri : unforgettable leader of Independent India:

Lal Bahadur Shastri ji

Lal Bahadur Shastri (Born: October 2, 1904) was the third Prime Minister of independent India noted for his high vision towards the development of the newly independent nation. He was the significant figure in Indian Independance Movement.

Brief History:

Lal Bahadur was born in Mughalsarai, United Provinces, British India as Lal Bahadur Srivastava. His father Sharada Prasad was a poor school teacher, who later became a clerk in the Revenue Office at Allahabad. When Lal Bahadur was three months old, he slipped out of his mother’s arms into a cowherd’s basket at the ghats of the Ganges. The cowherd, who had no children, took the child as a gift from God and took him home. Lal Bahadur’s parents lodged a complaint with the police, who traced the child, and returned him to his parents.

Lal Bahadur’s father died when he was only a year and a half old. His mother Ramdulari Devi took him and his two sisters to her father’s house and settled down there. Lal Bahadur stayed at his grandfather Hazari Lal’s house till he was ten. Since there was no high school in their town, he was sent to Varanasi where he stayed with his maternal uncle and joined the Harischandra High School. While in Varanasi, Shastri once went with his friends to see a fair on the other bank of the Ganges. On the way back he had no money for the boat fare. Instead of borrowing from his friends, he jumped into the river and swam to the other bank.

In 1927, Shastri married Lalita Devi of Mirzapur. In spite of the prevailing hefty dowry tradition, Shastri accepted only a charkha and a few yards of khadi as dowry. In 1930, he threw himself into the freedom struggle during Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha. He was imprisoned for two and a half years[9]. Once, while he was in prison, one of his daughters fell seriously ill. He was released for fifteen days, on the condition that he not take part in the freedom movement. However, his daughter died before he reached home. After performing the funeral rites, he voluntarily returned to prison, even before the expiry of the period. A year later, he asked for permission to go home for a week, as his son had contracted influenza. The permission was given, but his son’s illness was not cured in a week. In spite of his family’s pleadings, he kept his promise to the jail officers and returned to the prison.

Later, he worked as the Organizing Secretary of the Parliamentary Board of U.P. in 1937. In 1940, he was sent to prison for one year, for offering individual Satyagraha to support the freedom movement. On August 8, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi issued the Quit India speech at Gowalia Tank in Mumbai, demanding that the British leave India. Shastri, who had just then come out after a year in prison, traveled to Allahabad. For a week, he sent instructions to the freedom fighters from Jawaharlal Nehru’s home, Anand Bhavan. A few days later, he was arrested and imprisoned until 1946. Shastri spent almost nine years in jail in total. During his stay in prison, he spent time reading books and became familiar with the works of western philosophers, revolutionaries and social reformers. He also translated the autobiography of Madam Curie into Hindi language.


Paravasthu Suryanarayana Rao : Our Man In their Pool : Modern Judas Of India and Hindus

September 16, 2008 118 comments

Paravasthu Suryanarayana Rao : Our Man In their Pool : Modern Judas Of India and Hindus:

Sri Puravasthu Suryanarayana Rao,

Gnostice PathQuest : Self Service Kiosk Application : to Find Paths: Tech News

September 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Gnostice PathQuest : Self Service Kiosk Application : to Find Paths: Tech News :


Technology at its edge here. Gnostice Proves it again.

Gnostice develops many PDF related software units for software developers, especially in VCL technology.

In the Gnostice’s Enterprice division, they developed a kiosk based application, called PathQuest.

PathQuest is a self-service information kiosk solution for helping visitors find their way inside large facilities, such as airports, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, school and college campuses, and big office buildings.


Gnostice PathQuest

Gnostice PathQuest

They have  a highly sophisticated technologies to define an entity (any large scale facility), and to configure throuh PathQuest Interface, called the Administration Module.

A very easy robust and handy user end, viz User Module will be displayed in kiosks, with  user friendly controls and menus. They are entering the large facilities, first in Asia and later they are targeting US and Europe.

PathQuest is a highly customizable solution and can be scaled to meet varied requirements. It is easy to set up and adminster, and can easily coexist with your existing IT infrastructure. Because PathQuest helps visitors find their way on their own, it can seriously take the load off your help desk.


Read More about PathQuest here

Special Marriage @ the Zoo : Wukong Marries Xiaoya

September 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Special Marriage @ the Zoo : Wukong Marries Xiaoya :

The 7-year-old male monkey, Wukong finds his life partner, a 6-year-old female monkey, Xiaoya, and enters into the married life formally through their wedding ceremony at a zoo in Wenling, (Zhejiang province),  China on Thursday. 


Xiaoya weds Wukong (right) on Thursday.

Xiaoya weds Wukong (right) on Thursday.



This special ceremony was organized by the zoo to attract visitors.

After the marriage function, there was a formal photo session, where newly wed couple posed the thousands of camera waiting for this special occassion.

Google Chrome : Free Web Browser : FAQs :

September 4, 2008 Leave a comment

Hi All,

Google has entered net-war by introducing new Web Browser, the Google Chrome.

Free Browser

Google Chrmoe : Free Browser

They made it public by offering for free download at their website.

They claim that Chrome has many features that exists in other browsers already, and they have introduced  many other important feature, just to make it easy to use.

Here is the download link for the Google Chrome.

Click here.

If the link is not working, copy and enter this URL to your browser:


To read more about Google Chrome:

Click Here.

There are some security issues running now, as it is open for downloading any content that can lead to download some virus, spams, worms automatically by itself.

Read about the security issues Here:


Read how we can overcome the security issues Here:


Read about the Keyboard shortcuts here:


Join the live discussions with the multi-technology experts in the forum here:

Enjoy the high speed browser at your speed.  . . . . . . 🙂

India launches first space shuttle in 2010 : ISRO

September 1, 2008 11 comments
ISRO Space Shuttle

ISRO Space Shuttle

India is planning to launch a reusable spacecraft for the first time in 2010 and to send a mission to Mars as early as 2012, a senior space official Dr.Kasturi Rangan said Monday.

Space Shuttle, Indian Program

Space Shuttle, Indian Program

India has been successfully developing its space program in recent years, regularly launching satellites using its own booster rockets.

“Our target [for the first launch] is before 2010,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Madhavan Nair as saying.

Indian scientists have already designed a prototype of the space shuttle to measure parameters of the vehicle and determine future work on the project, the official said.

“The launch vehicle will use a rocket to boost it up to Mach 5 or so,” Nair said, adding that air-breathing modules could be integrated into the reusable delivery vehicle.

The news agency said the ISRO is also focusing its attention on an unmanned mission to Mars to study chemical attributes of the Martian atmosphere, and the planet’s sub-soil and terrain. The mission could take place as early as in 2012.

India earlier announced plans to launch 15 telecommunications satellites and 8-10 earth remote sensing satellites by March 2012, when the 11th five-year plan has been completed.

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