Saturday, November 28, 2015

‘Golwalkar drew lessons from Hitler’s Germany’

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s reference to Hitler during the debate in the Rajya Sabha on Friday prompted CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to reflect on the BJP’s ideological proximity with the Third Reich.
Thanking Jaitley for bringing up the Third Reich, Yechury quoted, to loud protests from the BJP MPs, from We Or Our Nationhood Defined, a book by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue MS Golwalkar.
“…To keep up the purity of the nation and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of Semitic races – the Jews. National pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by,” said Yechury, quoting from Golwalkar’s book.
Amid protests from the Treasury Benches, some of whom asked Yechury where he was quoting from, he said, “This is from We Or Our Nationhood Defined by MS Golwalkar, published by Bharat Prakashan in 1939. You can find a copy in the [Parliament] library. Or I can lend you one if you want to know what your ideological heads [felt],” Yechury said.
Yechury, in a speech welcomed by the Opposition benches, said the government was conveniently forgetting Articles in the Constitution that spoke of equality, justice and fraternity. He said Jaitley’s selection of articles on cow slaughter and minority rights to score a point was worrisome. He said while the Constitution talks about propagating scientific thought, the Prime Minister himself talks about plastic surgery of Ganesha, the mythological figure.
He said the country’s economy had benefitted only a few people. “100 multi-billionaires of this country have assets that value half of our GDP. At the same time, 90 per cent of the households earn less that ₹10,000 a month,” Yechury added.
I have always said that Modi is a hybrid of Hitler & Stalin.
However, do you know who his Guru was?
It was M S Golwakar.
Who was M S Golwakar?
Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, also known as Shri Guruji, was the second
Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Golwalkar wrote Bunch of Thoughts, and We, or Our Nationhood Defined.
However, these books are considered controversial.
Modi suggests that Golwalkar is the second most important influence—Vivekanand is
the first—on him.                   
It is surprising that after considering Vivekananda as having the most influence on his life, Modi should do what he did in Gujarat in 2002.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds

Most of the time when we eat Papaya, we trash the Seeds. But little do we know how beneficial they are and how they can prevent and cure a plethora of ailments related to the liver, gut, worms and even diseases like Dengue.
The following is a list, that illustrate the benefits of eating Papaya Seeds.
Liver Health
Papaya Seeds contain vital nutrients that help heal cirrhosis of the liver. Grind or crush 5-6 Papaya Seeds and have them with food or juice, especially lime juice. This should be done for 30 days. Moreover eating small amounts of Papaya seeds regularly helps in detoxing the liver and keeps liver diseases at bay.
Kidney Health
Researchers at the University of Karachi have found that Papaya Seeds can be used to improve kidney health and preventing renal failure. The same works wonders for kidney poisoning related diseases.
Anti-inflammatory properties
Papaya Seeds are anti-inflammatory making them great for alleviating arthritis, joint disease, swelling, pain, and redness.
Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral properties
A small amount of Papaya Seeds has been found to kill harmful bacteria like E. coli, Staph, and Salmonella. They also help fight viral infections and cures Dengue, Typhoid, and numerous other diseases. In Nigeria, Papaya Seeds with Milk is an excellent cure for Typhoid fever.
The seeds have been extensively used in Costa Rica to fight against Dengue fever. The juice from papaya leaves can help cure the same.
Making Papaya Juice:       
• Use 2 papaya leaves
• Wash and cut into smaller pieces
• Pound and squeeze the pulp through a filter cloth
• Only 2 tablespoons of juice can be squeezed out
• Two tablespoons per serving once a day
Arresting Cancer
Papaya Seeds contain agents that stop the growth of cancer cells and tumors. They contain isothiocyanate which works well for colon, breast, lung, leukemia and prostate cancer.
Destroys Parasites
The Seeds of Papaya contain an alkaloid called “Carpaine” that kills intestinal worms and amoeba parasites. Whereas the Papaya Fruit helps metabolize proteins and makes the gastrointestinal tract an extremely hostile place for parasites to live and thrive. Studies have shown that children in Nigeria have got rid of parasites in their gut 75% of the times, by consuming Papaya Seed Juice for 7 days.
Aids Digestion
Both unripe papaya and papaya seeds are high in the enzyme papain. Papain is a beneficial aid to protein digestion but best avoided for women currently or trying to get pregnant.
How to Eat Papaya Seeds
Papaya Seeds can be eaten raw (though that gives a strong, pepper-like but bitter taste), ground or crushed in Salad dressings, milk or honey.
The goodness of consuming Papaya Seeds are many and not limited to the above list. That being said, one should partake only small quantities of the seed and that also, not very frequently. Excessive consumption may lead to many side effects, notably pregnancy related issues.

As a precaution, pregnant women should not use papaya seeds or the enzyme-rich green papaya. This warning on their use would also extend to breastfeeding. Additionally, while papaya seeds do have strong anti-parasitic properties, they may be too powerful for young children’s gastrointestinal tracts, so a doctor should be consulted before giving them to infants.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Govt should talk to Aamir: Mulayam

New Delhi, November 25
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday came out in support of actor Aamir Khan and said the government must talk to him and find out why he feels hurt.
“He may have been hurt somewhere,” Mulayam Singh said, responding to Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao’s suggestion that the couple must look for another place to live in view of rising intolerance in India.
“The government should talk to him and ask where he faced problems. It is the responsibility of the government. He might have been hurt somewhere, he is a big artiste. We respect him,” he said.
Aamir Khan made the comments at a journalism award function here. — IANS
This is what is called fishing in troubled waters.
Mulayam knows very well what is troubling Aamir, Sharukh and the 400 or so writers, historians, scientists and artistes who have returned their awards but he would like to plead he is innocent.
It is these politicians who have made India what it is now- INTOLERANT.
Some used the Muslims as their vote banks and the BJP is now using the Hindus as their vote bank.
Others are using the different castes as their vote banks.
None of them are thinking of India

Aamir’s remarks has dented country’s image: Javadekar

Hitting out at Bollywood star Aamir Khan for his remarks on intolerance, Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar Wednesady said the “extreme reaction” given by the prominent actor has not only “dented” the image of the country but also his own. 

Joining his party colleagues who have been critical of Aamir’s comments, he said the reason why his party did not agree with the actor’s statement is because the country has a “legacy of tolerance”. 

“The statement of Aamir may have been his personal opinion but the country has been hurt by it to a large extent. If such an extreme reaction is given by a prominent artiste, then naturally some people get hurt and sad. 

“The reason why we do not agree with the statement is because our country has a legacy of tolerance which is there even today. Not only has Aamir’s statement dented the image of the country but his own image has been dented,” Javadekar said. 

An ambassador of ‘Incredible India’, a government’s campaign to promote tourism, Khan has been at the centre of a raging debate after he expressed “alarm and despondency” over the rise in incidents of intolerance in the last six to eight months. 

“Kiran (his wife) and I have lived all our life in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India.. She fears for her child, she fears about what the atmosphere around us will be,” the actor said on Monday in an interaction at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism ceremony organised by the Indian Express. 

BJP’s national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain had said on Tuesday, “Where will Aamir and his family go other than India? There is no other better country like India and no better neighbour than a Hindu for an Indian Muslim. What is the situation in Muslim countries and Europe. There is intolerance everywhere.”
BJP MP and Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath also has taken a swipe at Khan, and had said nobody has stopped him from leaving India if he wants to and it will help reduce the country’s population. Many other Union Ministers including M Venkaiah Naidu and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has also hit out at Khan’s remark.
However, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has said that the government should instead of branding all those who question it and the Prime Minister as “unpatriotic, anti- national or motivated” reach out to the people to understand what’s disturbing them. 

It is not Aamir who has dented India's image but the BJP which has done so. And the reactions of people like Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal and others just prove that what Aamir has said is 110%  true.They dented India's image once when they killed Mahatma Gandhi and they are doing it agains to divide the nation.

Aamir Khan says neither he nor his wife have any intention of leaving the country

Reacting to the criticism for his statement on the rising levels of 'intolerance' in the country, actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday said neither he nor his wife have any intention of leaving India.
The actor said: "I stand by everything I have said." 

Khan also hit out at people who called him 'anti-national', saying he does not need anyone's 'permission nor endorsement for that.' 

Full text of the actor's statement: 
First let me state categorically that neither I, nor my wife Kiran, have any intention of leaving the country. We never did, and nor would we like to in the future. Anyone implying the opposite has either not seen my interview or is deliberately trying to distort what I have said. India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying. 
Secondly, I stand by everything that I have said in my interview. 
To all those people who are calling me anti-national, I would like to say that I am proud to be Indian, and I do not need anyone's permission nor endorsement for that. 
To all the people shouting obscenities at me for speaking my heart out, it saddens me to say you are only proving my point. 
To all the people who have stood by me, thank you. We have to protect what this beautiful and unique country of ours really stands for. We have to protect its integrity, diversity, inclusiveness, its many languages, its culture, its history, its tolerance, it's concept of ekantavada, it's love, sensitivity and its emotional strength.

Glad I left Arvind’s company, says Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday expressed his disappointment over his former protégé Arvind Kejriwal sharing an embrace with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad at the swearing-in ceremony of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s in Patna on Friday.
“It’s good that I left Arvind’s company, or else I would also be facing a similar predicament,” Hazare said. “Shaking hands with Lalu and hugging him is not okay,” Hazare told reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra.
Hazare’s comments came even as Kejriwal sought to clear the air on the Lalu hug that has become a much--discussed topic in the country.
Kejriwal claimed on Monday that Lalu was the sole author of the embrace. “He shook my hand and pulled me into a hug and then he held my hand and raised it,” said the Delhi Chief Minister had said.Photographs of the two leaders went viral on social media and a Kejriwal tweet from two years ago was dug up to remind the former anti-corruption activist of his stand on Lalu when the latter was convicted in a corruption case.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lokpal: AAP should table 2014 draft, says Maken

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government should pass the same draft of the Jan Lokpal Bill, which was tabled in the Delhi Assembly on February 13, 2014, in the winter session without any dilution. 
"There was no clarity about the draft Bill that was discussed in the Delhi Cabinet for tabling in the winter session, and the Congress party would not allow a watered down version of the Jan Lokpal Bill," said Maken. 
He added that if the Kejriwal government had intended to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, it would not have waited for nine months and six Assembly sessions,to take up the bill. 
"There were different versions of the Lokpal mooted by Anna Hazare, Kejriwal and others, which varies from Lokpal, Jan Lokpal to Lokayukta,but the Congress Party wants the Jan Lokpal Bill on the pattern of the draft Bill tabled in the Delhi Assembly on February 13, 2014 by the AAP Government without any change," stated Maken. 
Maken also added there were reports that the Delhi Cabinet had approved the tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the on-going winter session of the Assembly, but it is surprising that the AAP Government has not yet specified which Lokpal Bill has been approved by the Delhi Cabinet or was there any Cabinet note on the matter. 
Also, the Delhi government has not put the draft of the proposed Lokpal in the public domain.According to Section 55 1A of the Transaction of Business Rules, before the Jan Lokpal Bill sent to the President of India for assent, it has to be sent to the Lieutenant Governor and the Union home ministry for approval, as the Jan Lokpal Bill also involves financial implication, and according to Section 55 1B, it is mandatory to get the approval of the LG and the home ministry.

So much water has flowed through the Jamuna in Delhi that it is now taking a Congressman to remind the AAP regarding its promise to pass the Lokpal Bill.
How ironic.