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Thursday, 26-April-2018

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THE COSMOLOGIST WHO EXPLORED THE UNIVERSE ON A WHEELCHAIR

5 weeks ago
“Hello. I am Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist, and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.” In the vastness of the Universe, Stephen Hawking was a star that shone brighter than others. A theoretical physicist by profession and a public icon as recognisable as any A-list actor or rockstar, Hawking was a living embodiment of mind over matter, the triumph of spirit over form, and of resilience over trying adversity, which he faced with optimism, humour and understatement.
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25 MANTRAS FOR STRESS-FREE EXAMINATIONS

10 weeks ago
The thought of examinations usually leaves students under stress. Not only students, the pressure of scoring good marks also takes a toll on parents and teachers. To help them cope with the trials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi authored ‘Exam Warriors’, published by Penguin Random House. It was released on February 3 in the national capital by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. With stressful days round the corner for those appearing for their Class X and XII board exams, Prime Minister Modi has penned this book detailing ‘25 mantras’ to help students treat exa...
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GREAT BOOKS OF 2017

17 weeks ago
The hero in the eyes of the hero Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend By Dr Bindeshwar Pathak Publisher: Sulabh International Social Service Organisation The coffee-table book, with rare photographs running through it all along with the text about Prime Minister Narendra Modi called “Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend” by the founder of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, was la...
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THE AIDS BEATER

18 weeks ago
The very mention of AIDS has been hushed, or even muted, in India for ages. The lack of knowledge has primarily attached a social taboo to the disease. The stigma associated with HIV/ AIDS can be eradicated through dissemination of knowledge where the media can play an active role. The more the issue and its different aspects are discussed, the more are the chances of generating a feeling of acceptance for HIV positive people. Therefore, it is imperative to highlight cases of HIV/ AIDS where patients have charted an unusual path and which could help spread awareness and put an end to the discrimination. “I am HIV Po...
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“I AM LIKE A BEE, I PICK POLLEN FROM PLACE TO PLACE, AND MAKE HONEY...”

20 weeks 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

22 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

34 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!

40 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

44 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’

45 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

48 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

50 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...