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Wednesday, 13-December-2017

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“I AM LIKE A BEE, I PICK POLLEN FROM PLACE TO PLACE, AND MAKE HONEY...”

a week ago
“i  am like a bee, I pick pollen from place to place and make honey”. Dr Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa and famous writer, had said these lines about herself. Recollecting these words with the nectar of her life, Prabhat Prakashan launched some books related to her life in the Constitution Club. The occasion was the release of the nectar-fall related to Mridula Sinha’s life. On this occasion, three books were launched : a novel ‘Ahilya Uwach’, a book on the grandeur of simplicity ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’, and the special issue of  ‘Panchva Stambh’ a monthly journal...
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‘THE LIVING LEGENDS OF MITHILA’ RELEASED

3 weeks ago
In a bid to spread the word about the legends belonging to the holy land of Mithila, Bihar, a book entitled “The Living Legends of Mithila” as well as its Hindi edition were released at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in New Delhi.  Authored by Vivekananda Jha, the book was released by India’s Waterman and Magsaysay Award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, Jharkhand’s Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Food and Supply Department Saryu Rai, former Governor T N Chaturvedi and eminent writer and professor Madhu Kishwar. When one talks of “The Living Legends of Mithila”, the name of Sulab...
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PEEPING INTO UNTOUCHED ASPECTS OF PM’S LIFE

15 weeks ago
It was the vision of Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, renowned Sociologist and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, to chronicle the life and times of Shri Narendra Modi in a manner that would motivate the coming generations. For this, he built and led a dedicated team—comprising Colonel (Retd.) Jaibans Singh and several assisting researchers, writers, designers, publishers and producers—which worked hard and with utmost dedication to produce the pictorial biography Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend.  This pictorial biography presents an inspiring and compelling account of Modi fro...
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Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend A Fabulous Book!

21 weeks ago
Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister of India, is a man of destiny—one among the rare few who shape the history of nations and mankind with their distinctive vision and charisma. He perfectly embodies Thomas Edison’s celebrated concept of genius being “one percent inspiration and ninetynine percent perspiration.” He is blessed with a great intellect,  but what makes him truly outstanding is his rich range of experiences and deep knowledge that he has acquired through sheer hard work in the course of his astonishing life journey.  It was the vision of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, renowned Sociologist and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Soc...
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THE MUSALMAN - WORLD’S ONLY ‘HAND-WRITTEN’ NEWSPAPER

25 weeks ago
In the age of instant messaging, news portals, digital printing and 24-hour news channels, news has never travelled faster.  It has changed the very way of journalism globally. However, in a resilient and elegant corner of bustling Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the traditions of generations past are being kept alive by the 88-year-old Urdu language newspaper - the world’s last hand-written daily newspaper. At 324, Triplicane High Road in Chennai, the staff of the Urdu language evening paper ‘The Musalman’ literally writes the headlines every day.  This 4-page newspaper is pu...
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‘NANAK NAAM JAHAJ DA’

26 weeks ago
In every age, when humanity becomes mired in gross materialism, ritualistic faith and religious antagonism, there appears an inspired figure seeking to bridge the divide, show a better path and revive relations with the divine. They are no strangers to the Indian subcontinent and, among them, one of the most profound was Guru Nanak. While much of his teachings can be summed up in a prayer, formulated by his final human successor, ending “Nanak naam charhdi kala, tere bhaane sarbat da bhala” (rather loosely, “Nanak, with the (holy) name, comes rising positivity, with your blessings and God’s will, m...
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A RARE COLLECTION OF BOOKS

29 weeks ago
No recorded history of autonomous rule is available in Delhi before the year 1863. But in 1862 there is some evidence found of a kind of municipality existing in Delhi.  The Punjab Government’s municipality notification of 1850 was implemented in Delhi on December 13, 1862. The first regular meeting of the municipality was held on 23 April 1863 in which local residents were invited. The other meeting, held on June 1, 1863, was chaired by the Commissioner of Delhi and had been recorded in a proper manner. This is the history of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.  But a year before this historical ev...
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THE INSPIRING STORY OF AKSHAYA PATRA

31 weeks ago
People often asked Madhu Pandit — “Why did you leave IIT to become a monk?” Had he followed the conventional path, Madhu Pandit would have been a big-shot in some large corporation. Instead, he was the ‘CEO’ of a large temple. Guided by his guru AC Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada, propelled forward by the Divine Plan, a chance meeting with Mohandas Pai inspired Madhu Pandit to use the spare capacity in the ISKCON kitchen. To start a mid-day meal programme for 1,500 children in and around Bangalore.  Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO-led mid-day meal programme, w...
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MAGIC OF ‘METRO MAN’

33 weeks ago
One peculiar aspect of Indian bureaucrats and their projects is that most of them fail to get the work done within the stipulated deadline and budget. The offering at hand brings us face to face with one man who defeated the tangles that beset our bureaucracy and governance, allowing room for excellence and becoming part of railway engineering folklore. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the “Metro Man”, is largely credited for changing the face of public transport in India by his leadership in building Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro, when he served as its managing director between 1995 and 2012.A ce...
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COLLEGE TO SCHOOL

33 weeks ago
Sandwiched between the iconic Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre (tallest building in Delhi) and Zakir Hussain Delhi College (oldest educational institution in Delhi) is a narrow lane, which takes you to Basti Khwaja Mir Dard. The tedium of the community is broken as one inches closer to the masjid. Adjacent to the masjid, a large hall is bustling with energy. More than 40 students have gathered here with their report cards and they are sharing their results with the gathering. Dressed in a plain white kurta, Dr Devesh Vijay, Professor of History at Zakir Hussain Delhi College (ZHDC), is listening intently to the kids and a...
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AMBEDKAR’S BOOKS BEACON OF HOPE

35 weeks ago
IN the words of Dr. BR Ambedkar, ‘Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling, and which has therefore to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of mind.’ The scholarly works and thought provoking writings of Dr. Ambedkar was a scintilla of hope for some and indignation for others. He was not a story writer or poet however there was a depth and relevance in his deep study, contemplation and wisdom. The literature and scholarly works produced by him mainly in English have immense significance now perhaps much more than in the era it w...
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A HIMALAYAN MYSTIQUE

36 weeks ago
“In case, you face any kind of difficulty, just give me a call. I will send the help right away,” said Dev Bhaiya, as we bade goodbye to him and started walking uphill. Dev Bhaiya operates a small shack, which offers Maggi, bread-omelette and an extra sweetened tea prepared with goat milk. His shop is at a place called Bagi, 50 odd km from Mandi town. Bagi is a little known village in Mandi district, but in the Himalayan trekking circuit, it is famous as the starting point of Parashar Lake trek. After reaching Mandi, early in the morning, we had b...