After quake, militants cause tremor in J&K, 10 gunned down

News Source: ExpressIndiaNews Highlight: In gruesome pre-dawn strikes, militants allegedly belonging to pro-Pak Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, killed ten members of two Hindu families by slitting their throats in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police sources said here. A group of militants belonging to Hizbul's so called Pir Panchal regiment led by its self-styled deputy divisional commander, Sangat Pathan alias Abu Hamza swooped on Rajnagar area of Budhal Tehsil in Rajouri and … [Read more...]

Pak rules out joint relief operations with India

News Source: Newindpress.comNews Highlight: Pakistan on ruled out joint relief operations with India in quake-hit Kashmir region and instead made a counter offer to help New Delhi in its efforts to deal with the crisis. "There is no possibility of any joint relief operations on both sides of the LoC. There is no population on the LoC," newly-appointed Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Tasleen Aslam told reporters here. The Pakistan Army is operating in villages and towns in Pakistan … [Read more...]

- Space, Time and Causation!

Laws are merely different events that have been linked in a causation paradigm - because they have happened - or apparently happened - as we know them in a certain sequence! The structure and serial linkages of the prevalent laws and "principles" therefore are limited by our prevalent consciousness.Our limits of Consciousness are defined by the three Variables - Space, Time and Causation!Do our "laws" or "principles" change when our consciousness clears off fog to reveal to us some more … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Earthquake in India and Pakistan

Tragedy struck in the north/nw part of India and in Pakistan. A powerful earthquake has struck! Here are the details:A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Pakistan-India border Saturday reduced villages to rubble, triggered landslides and flattened an apartment building, killing hundreds of people in both nations. Pakistan's army called the devastation "a national tragedy." … [Read more...]

- IIT Madras Dean ends his fast!

Here is an email from this IIT Madras Dean that I found pretty interesting.================Here is a personal experience, as well as a moment of national pride, which I want to share with you. Hope you find it worth the time you put in reading it :"In the middle of 1965 India-Pakistan war, US govt. - then a close friend of Pakistan - threatened India with stopping food-aid (remember "PL-480"?). For a food deficient India this threat was serious and humiliating. So much so that in the … [Read more...]

- Truth is a Pathless Land!

This is from a statement from J. Krishnamurthi made in 1929. The two thinkers who have helped me the most in my spiritual quest and "growth" are Swami Vivekananda and J. Krishnamurthi. They truly have said things fearlessly and with an objective understanding.In most situations Learning and Spiritual Quests become structured - where the teacher or the Guru "RULES" and "DIRECTS" a pupil's thought. There is nothing for a student to explore on his/her own. Codes of conduct, Morals, Laws are … [Read more...]

- Sania on Time – overkill!

Saw the news item "Sania on Time cover"? I think that media is on an overkill for this lady! She is too young and needs to focus on her game more. She has done well and is very ambitious - which is good - but she is needs to get to the top!In a country where sports achievements are few and far between, even a No. 50 ranking in the world is a great news... we need at least 5-10 folks in top 50.. and few in top 10!!Hope maturity keeps close to Sania! … [Read more...]

Sania to be featured on Time cover

News Source: Rediff.comNews Highlight: In another ace for teenage tennis icon Sania Mirza, she became the first Indian sportswoman to feature on the cover of Time magazine and is being included in its 2005 list of Asia's heroes. In the list of heroes, Sania shares the space with Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu, South Korean footballer Park Ji Sung and Japan's Ken Watanbe. The tennis star, who has been described by the magazine as a role model for women in the country and the fastest rising … [Read more...]