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Eating cooked food is 11000 year old in Bharat

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 3rd August 2011

…Thanks to twitter friend Manas for posting this on his status and thanks to The Pioneer for covering the story.

An interesting research by Bharatiy scientists proved that our history books need a rewrite. With the help of computer software they plotted the dates mentioned in the scriptures and verified the authenticity of the scriptures.

Some of the findings in short:

  • Indo-Aryan invasion theory is a myth. Indo-Aryan invasion theory refuted by many high-profile people before.
  • Evidence of our culture dates back more than 8000 years.
  • Thousands year ago people prayed the same way we do today.
  • Diwali and Janmashthami are celebrated since time immemorial.
  • Many ancient towns are lying submerged under see. e.g. Dwaraka.
  • Genetic profile of Bharatiy and European people do not match.
  • Development in language and eating cooked food started more than 11000 years ago.
  • Ecological references and varieties of cultivated plants, trees and herbs mentioned in Vedas and epics have existed in Bharat for more than 10,000 years.

This clearly means that 1000 years of invasions have cost us terrifically. British education system brainwashed us since their rule. They had this agenda to create slaves through education system in which they succeeded with the help of few greedy locals.

Invaders attacked our cultural centers. They demeaned our culture and education using barbaric and treacherous ways. Time to reclaim lost glory.

Jai Bharat!

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Please help Manju to chronicle lives and times of Vidarbha farmers

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 3rd August 2011

Manju, 19 year old, currently pursuing bachelors in journalism from Nagpur University. She not only fought odds that a general farmer’s pupil faces but studied against the depressing situation after father’s suicide and then elder sister’s medical death. That is really admirable seeing her age and experience. Giving up is always easiest way than to struggle and keep up the spirit.

In her words,

“I want to pursue journalism. That way I can chronicle the lives and times of Vidarbha farmers. As daughter of a farmer, who committed suicide, I have seen it all at close quarters and suffered every moment.”

She also tells that the CM’s promises never came true.

“I remember that soon after my father’s suicide the then chief minister Narayan Rane came to our village. At a function organised to hand over compensation cheque of Rs 1 lakh, several promises for the welfare of farmers were made. Among the promises that were never kept was the one of providing free education to the children of farm suicide victims

She is worried about the expenses at university,

I have no idea how I will meet the cost of studying and living in a big city like Nagpur. I only hope I realise my ambition and lend a helping hand to my mother back in the village”

I urge readers to help Manju in any possible ways. Best wishes to Manju to achieve what she desires.

Contact Details:
Name: Manju Ramdas Ambarwar
Address: Telang Takali, Taluka Kelapur, Dist Yavatmal, Maharashtra – 445302.

Jai Bharat!

Source: Indian Express story

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We can go home – IDEA

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 30th April 2011

This is open discussion thread started with intention to have like minded people discussing solution to the common problem.

There are many like me in the Urban Areas who are struggling hard to get back to the village, where their roots are.

A remote village in Orissa

I left my village at the age of 16, after SSC, in 1999. Since then I’m a Non Resident Villager. It pains like hell when I eat sub-standard food, breath worst air and sleep under fan/AC, only to get headache. It never gave me a sense of fulfillment being in city. I’m living in Pune for almost 10 Years now, but never felt the situation is improving. Living standards are deteriorating drastically, making it highly polluted (Air, Noise, Water) and unlivable.

Alright. So situation is worst. What can we do? How can we break the barrier, fear? How can we go back to our beloved home? Can we not shift permanently to village of origin/love? No I’m not saying after retirement, I mean to live the life now. I think YES, we can go back and be successful there too.

But Then What stops (most of) us from going back?

  • Consistent Income Source
  • Employment Opportunity
  • Growth Opportunity

So friends lets start sharing ideas about it.

Business ideas I’ve been thinking:

  1. Milk business (Project plan is ready)
  2. Calves Raring (Project Plan is ready)
  3. Rural BPO (Few ideas are in my mind)
  4. Oil Extraction (Project Plan is ready)
  5. Sanitary Napkins (Nirmal brand from Solapur)
  6. Vegetable Supply Chain (Organic fresh veg contract farming)
  7. Farmer Consultancy to improve production and market at better price
  8. Training centers (10th, 12th, Entrance Preparation)
  9. Food processing (Pickles, Papad, Chips)
  10. Eco construction material (like TARA Machines)
  11. Educational institutions (Schools, Colleges, Vocational)
  12. Storage facilities

Please share. If you’ve any further ideas. If you are working in same area. Above all we have to realize power of now.

ARISE, AWAKE and ALIGN

Jai Bharat!

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pointReturn

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 29th April 2011

I thank Shantanuji for his post “The Amazing story of pointReturn“. This post gave me hope that I can be free one day and will be able to pursue my dreams. This gave me inspiration to strive for what you love. I’m reproducing the post here.

Sh Sridharan, founder & author of “GoodNewsIndia“, ventured on the journey to get back to roots, close to nature. Here is very inspiring and exceptional story in his own words.

pointReturn

Courtesy: pointReturn

…In 1980 I had the same urge as I did in 2003 and now again, in May,2006. Bereavements seem to nudge me to return to land in a fundamental way.

In 1980 I heeded the call. I was a total illiterate in the ways of nature. I was a mere refugee running away from a heart-break. Shaku, my wife had died in 1978. We were both 36 and in the event, something snapped inside me. I wanted time-out to ruminate.

I bought 6.5 acres of barren sands by the sea near Chennai [-then known as ‘Madras’] and groped my way towards greening it. I built a sail windmill to pump water, endured -and enjoyed- being without electricity, money or a social life. The silent spaces and the coconut and other trees inching their way up made enough amends.

Magically, money, friendships, learning and a new confidence began to arrive. I realised that far from me growing the trees, they were growing me. I growed.

Along the way, a conviction also grew that the world was moving too far away from the land. While technologies that lead to sustainable, permanent, people- and nature- friendly solutions are beneficial, those that are mere fixes can lead us in a wrong path. To give a quick example, plastic shopping bags are a menace while technologies that make a cloth bag possible -weaving and sewing- are essential and welcome.

I tried and failed in an endeavour to develop a Stirling engine of my own design but that only reinforced my anxiety about our ways with energy use. What could I personally do?

In the late 1990s, the Internet arrived. I saw the point of it almost instantly, and felt an exhilaration a sailor adrift at sea might on sighting land. Learning, connecting, expressing and growing were at once possible for anyone. 56 kbps rickety, dial-up lines and first version of Netscape Navigator did nothing to abate my excitement on discovering the Internet in 1996, at a net cafe paying Rs.70 an hour.

The GoodNewsIndia website was born in 2000. Publishing it has been my tribute to what may be ‘the good work’. I discovered many people all over India, pegging away at their missions and solutions.

It seemed a good way to spend the rest of my life… travelling, meeting people, writing about them, mining the Internet, watching India change. But after a time, that too felt inadequate.

…Then in just 8 months following July 2002, a young nephew and his sister were carried away by cancer. I was at inflexion point again. I was 60 now and realised I was entering the last lap of my life. There was the farm, now worth sinfully high prices thanks to the economic boom but the same boom was also ruining my peace. Development for tourism and leisure homes were destroying old habitats and the environment. Over a hundred swimming pools were built in the mid-90s in a 5km stretch of the coast near me. The spanking new East Coast Road was ruinously changing values.

Death of my nephew and niece, made me want to go away again. I began to look for land farther south. The ones I liked were unaffordable. For a wealthy man, I had little money to spend. I was too attached to my green acres even though high decibel levels around me were making me tense and restless. Most of my money was locked. My wallet was skinny.

Stories in GoodNewsIndia were more and more on the environment. I was gathering news of many endeavours, but I was too bound to what I had achieved over 26 years with the land, to be able to let go, move away and start again.

The moment in 2003, to buy land passed.

…I started the GoodNewsIndia Foundation instead, reasoning what I can’t do myself, I will support from outside. Three foci had emerged in 2002 and have remained till now. The Foundation will give money to support …

  • Sustainable solutions for water and its use
  • Energy solutions based on oils derived from trees, and
  • Making the Right to Information Act a widely used utility.

There could be other approaches, but I will stick with these three: they are my essential molecules to build a fair, new India

…Father died on May 3, 2006. He was 89 and went in peace. Predictably, the urge to buy land and start again has returned.

But this time, there is no pathos.

I will heed the call for several other reasons:

  • My three concerns of water, energy and transparency are in deeper need of direct, personal commitment
  • I am utterly single and alone in this world and at 65, beginning to pant a bit as I run my last lap. If I don’t bite the bullet now, I never will and so, will go unfulfilled.
  • My green patch created over 26 years in Muttukkadu is marooned ever more in an emerging urban chaos. I am ready to sell out and so find the money to pay for my dream
  • Spending my money on an idea like pointReturn might be a better legacy than leaving money in the bank
  • Publishing GoodNewsIndia has taught me many lessons and shown me many ways to show-case solutions in the three areas of my concern.
  • Though I am a recluse and not a great team man, the Internet will make up for this flaw and find me friends, help and volunteers.

So I will take the jump.

…I have had a glimpse of the bugler in the near distance wetting and readying his lips to blow me the last call. And that concentrates the mind like few other things can.

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This although isn’t my dream. But it needs same action. We’ve (Me and Aditya Patil) been thinking and working on the idea where migrants from the villages to the city will be encouraged, assisted to settle back in villages. That will include business, job assistance. But we wish to encourage mostly those who are willing to be rural entrepreneurs supporting local economy by using local resources. This is in order to make sustainable village models. Stay tuned for this by registering here. I’ll soon start a thread open for all to discuss and share what can be done to take it to next level.

Original Post: The amazing story of pointReturn

Jai Bharat!

Disclaimer: I’ve copied the contents as it is.

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24Hrs Helpline to Support Victims of Honor Killing

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 23rd April 2011

I came across this news from a forwarded e-mail. I find this as my responsibility to make spread it as much as possible.

Initiative: A 24hrs round the clock helpline has been started to support victims of honor killing

“A dedicated round-the-clock helpline number, e-mail and postal support” said team member Dr. Ashu Kumar
from AIIMS on Friday.

Numbers: 09891082658, 09015216082, 09650537374

EMAIL: aiims.ashu@gmail.com

Who Started: “Human Rescue Team” AIIMS

What:

The people who have dared to swim against the tide have been attacked by extremists brutally. We have to reach out to them. Moreover, the law has to become stringent with such criminals. Another important area is arrangement of counselling for such families who come under the influence of social extremists and exercise brutality on their own loved ones. The media and local activists too play a very important role in spreading the message,” noted a release issued by the group.

Shocking:

“According to rough statistics, about a thousand young people have been killed for saving the honour of castes in the last year(2010) in the country and the number, along with the cruelty of these murders, seems to be ever increasing,” added Dr. Ashu kumar AIIMS New Delhi

This is disgusting. People are being killed in honor of the caste? What the hell is govt doing? Arent they punishing the culprits?

Finally. Thank you very much to Dr. Ashu Kumar from AIIMS for this initiative.

I request everyone reading this to please spread this so that more and more people can be benefitted from such initiative.

Jai Bharat!

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Fact about name “India”

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on 15th April 2011

“Name ‘India’ came into being because outsiders could not

pronounce Sindhu and started calling ‘Indu’ instead.  ‘India’

name born out of incompetence.”

Bharat Mata

I’m not comfortable in following incompetent. Moreover that there isn’t any reason why should one follow outsider’s convenience. Let them call whatever but lets pledge to be perfect. We can correct the mistake and there is no need to stick to it. Lets throw away the slavery of thoughts and create our own.

Lets call it ‘BhaRata’ which means  “Devoted to light (against darkness) and knowledge”

Few insights:

  • Indian was a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
  • Indian is a native inhabitant of North America (see also Red Indian at red), Central or South America
  • India is the native place in terms of Europeans

More on this as and when time permits.

Jai Bharat!

Few interesting articles
Let India become Bharat“,
Comment Explaining word BhaRat“,
Mother India and Modern India“,
Hindu, India and Bharat…”,
Origin of the word Hindu“,
Prelude of Bharat…“,
The idea behind India

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