Sanskrit Dinotsav

I post the "Sanskrit Day Celebration" pamphlet on this blog. In case, if you miss to attend it, then also "CHINTA MA ASTU" Don't worry.
We had few songs, group songs, dramas, prize distribution and speeches by honorable guests. Everything in Sanskrit. Here is the video report

A still from daram "Dev: Kutra Asti?"

Click here for some more photos. 

You will find some interesting articles in Sanskrit on this blog. Just stay tune to Express YourSelf !


  • “The Lokpal bill alone cannot eradicate corruption…” – Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi suddenly got this knowledge after 11 days of Annaji’s fast…
He speaks only after thinking. So called, Indian future Prime minister (!!), takes so much time in thinking….

  • “Anna should contest 2014 elections and then can pass any bill” – Mayawati
Another interpretation is: The ruling party, who has won the election, can pass any irrational bill. 
  • What will happen to website I PAID A BRIBE , once Jan Lokpal bill is passed?

  • At one end, the government and members of parliament wants Anna to end the fast. How come they just skip one whole day without discussion on Lokpal bill !!

  • Let’s lock all the members of parliament in the parliament without providing any food, till they come out with strong Jan Lokpal bill. 
I had great respect for Manmohan Singh’s initiative of economic reforms. I promoted “A View from Outside” book by P. Chidambaram at my blog. Today I regret for my great opinions about Congress. The same P. Chidambaram is now handling Home affairs. He is guiding Delhi Police against anti-corruption movement.

How nice, if some of us civil society people, IT people, middle class people join the politics. Let’s consider useful aspect of, Mayawati’s statement, to implement. Let’s pass people friendly bill. We will speak spontaneously, without written notes. Most of us very little hope from our elected representative. Today Annaji is leading us. We are united under a Gandhian after so many decades. Even if this bill pass, in long run, corruption may take another form. In future, who will unite us to fight against any other injustice? Anyway we have woken up now. So let’s find a constructive long term solution.

Somehow politicians have made entry barrier for us – the common men. We also enjoy such ideas in movies only. Someone has to come forward. What do you think? Express YourSelf !

Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare says bring back the Black Money.

Do u know what will happen if 1,456 Lac Crores comes back.

1. India Financially No.1
2. Each district will get 60000 crores & each village will get 100 Crores
3. No need to pay taxes for next 20 yrs.
4. Petrol 25 Rs, Diesel 15 Rs, Milk 8 Rs.
5. No need to pay electricity bill.
6. Indian borders will become more stronger than the China Wall.
7. 1500 Oxford like Universities can be opened.
8. 28,000 kms Rubber road (like in Paris) can be made.
9. 2,000 hospitals (with all facilities) all medicine Free.
10. 95 crore people will have their own house.

Support Anna Hazare by forwarding this message to atleast 10 Indians.
Please take time to read it.

10 things to know about Anna Hazare ‘n Jan Lok Pal Bill.. !

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.
In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit their theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.
Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% government participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the center. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Who else is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How?
Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

Samskrit Day Celebration

Welcome to Sanskrit day celebration. 

Organised by Samskrita Bharati, Halsuru Division, Indiranagar, Bangalore

On 27th August 2011 4:00 PM

Parimal Sabhagan
Raghvendra Swami Math
1st stage
9th cross
B/h Arya Samaj
Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Landmark and direction: A2B Adyar Ananda Bhavan is near KFC signal. Opposite to A2B one small road leads to Raghvendra Math. 

Click here for detail report about this event. 

Nrityotsav 2011

Last Saturday, I enjoyed dance festival. Nrityotsav 2011. It was wonderful. How can I enjoy alone. All the readers of this blog "Express YourSelf !" have privilege  to know more about the event. 
Here are the details:

Organized by
Ninaad School Of Kathak Dance
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha
Purandara Bhavan
B/h Indiranagar Club,
8th Main Road
HAL 2nd stage,
on 20th August 2011 5:30 PM

Here is the list of all the performers.

It's Time to Tab!


Samsung tablet is not at all a “mee-too” product in over-crowded tablet market. It is slim, light weight and cute. It is your companion forever. To read books, to stay in touch with your friends, to watch movies and to share your precious joyous moments with the world. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is always at your service.

1. Physical Body
    Just look its physical body. Such a slim!! Just 8.6 mm thin. And light weight like a breeze. 565 grams. It is 0.2 mm thinner and 36 grams lighter compare to Apple iPad 2. Yet Galaxy Tab has 10.1” wide screen. Let’s switched it ON. You cannot keep your eyes away from it. In just 10.1” screen Samsung has accommodated 1280 x 800 (WXGA) pixels. That turns out pixel density of 149 ppi (pixels per square inch). So when you see photos, movies they become live with such a rich graphics. Live panel and mini apps are truly amazing with Samsung Touchwiz UX! JAKAAS !!

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      We cannot live without breath. Same like us, the Samsung tablet also breathes. It breathes with data, bits, zeros and ones. In today’s era of cloud computing and networked world, any device is incomplete without data connectivity. This little device has baseband signal processing hardware for all cellular and WiFi bands. (HSPA+ in 850/900/1900/2100 MHz bands, EDGE/GPRS in 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual band 2GHz and 5GHz, WiFi Direct and Bluetooth 3.0)  So you get best high speed Internet coverage at any part of the world. Excellent! Isn't it?

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        4. Social Hub

          By the way, what will you do with these amazing clarity photographs? Off course, you will share them with your friends on Facebook. Don't you? Your Galaxy Tab is a Social Hub. Picasa, YouTube, Twitter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Orkut, Hi5, LinkedIn, Yammer, OCS, you just name it. At Samsung Galaxy Tab, a single portal is enough to access multiple e-mail, messaging and social networking accounts. The portal has message feed and web feed in easy-to-read flow. Not only that, 2 Mega Pixels front camera helps you to have video call over Skype etc. Now, you are never out of touch from your friends. So nice!

          5. Readers Hub

          Books are always our best friends. Samsung Galaxy Tab is a Readers Hub. Now need of separate e-book reader like Amazon's Kindle. You can access more than 23 lacs e-books, 2000 newspaper, 3000 magazines, RSS feeds in 49 different languages. Its large bright LCD screen displays sharp characters for strain-less reading. Zoom in/zoom out, font enlargement and virtual bookmarks improve the e-reading experience further. Happy reading!

          6. Brand

          What separate Samsung Galaxy tablet from other tablets? Its brand. SAMSUNG. The Samsung group is a multinational conglomerate corporation from South Korea. Any brand has special appeal, that make you special. This tablet is brand hub too. It has Adobe Flash support for better browsing. The complete Google application suite. GTalk, Gmail, Google Map, Google Maps Navigation Google Latitude, Google Places, Google Calender, Google *.* :) And yes, Android Market with more than 4.5 Lacs apps. So you can download wide variety of apps for Android Honeycomb 3.1 Operating System. However for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, no need to download anything. It has Polaris Office for your professional life. The clipboard stores upto 20 text and images. Useful, right? What Next?

          7. Processor

          Like Intel Pentium processor is inside desktop, “NVIDIA 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2” processor is inside this tablet. Processor is core part. It is a brain of the tablet.  Sometimes feature rich smart phone and tablet become annoying with their sluggish response to UI (User interface). This dual core processor is very powerful. It is excellent for multitasking, mobile web browsing, hardware-accelerated Flash applications,  console-quality graphics and so overall best user experience. It does all the calculation in real time, so you can browse Internet, read e-books, play games, enjoy HD videos. Yet it is power efficient to conserve your battery. Unbelievable!


          This blog URL is 7Layers, because our existence has seven layers. Body, breath, mind, memory, intelligence, ego and self. Same way, have you noticed? The Samsung Galaxy Tab has seven layers. So the URL for . (1)Physical Body, (2) Connectivity, (3) Multimedia and Navigation, (4) Social Hub, (5) Readers Hub, (6) Brand Hub and (7) Processor. All these seven layers exist for only one sole purpose: 'the best end user experience'. You can further enhance interaction with tablet using Keyboard case and desktop dock accessories.

          Whether hardware or software. Whether Android platform or Apps. Whether WiFi or 3.5G HSPA. Whether social networking or multimedia. Whether purpose is work or play. Altogether, this tablet provides a ‘wow expression’!It's far better than Apple's iPad, Motorola's Xoom, Acer's Iconia Tab A100 or Toshiba Thrive.

          Mere Jaise,
          Kisi Pagal Kavi Ki Kalpana Ho Tum...
          Khud Ko Bhool Jaun Woh Nasha Ho Tum...
          Hakikat To Nahin, Ek Sapna Ho Tum...
          Ab Hosh Na Aaye To Behtar Hoga...
          Sapna Hi Sahi Phir Bhi Mere Apne Ho Tum...

          You are just an imagination of a mad poet like me. You are ecstasy, that makes me to forget myself. You are not reality, just dream only. Let me remain in this state only. After all, it's my own dream.

          Yes such tablet was an imagination of a mad poet. Now not. Samsung has launched Galaxy Tablet 750 in India on August 10, 2011. Now it is no longer a dream. It is a reality. It is marvel of engineering. So what are you waiting for? It’s time for better tablet. It’s time to Tab. Just go and buy Samsung Tab. And yes, do not forget to share your experience. 

          Yes, you can post your comments using Samsung Galaxy Tab itself. I will wait for a wow from you all. Thanks.



          I Am Against Corruption, & you?

          I have many questions, particularly to Hon. Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. 

          1. Yes, the parliament is supreme. Simple reason. The members of parliament (MPs) are our representatives. Today all Indians are in favor of Jan Lokpal Bill. I am wondering, what can be the reason that the parliament is in favor of toothless SARAKAARI Lokpal Bill?
          2. How come the parliament could not pass any such bill in the last 64 years !
          3. If Hon. Prime Minister wants to take the strict actions against the corruption, then what can be more strict method/way/system than Jan Lokpal Bill ! PM should share that idea with team Anna to make Jan Lokpal Bill more strict.
          4. Today youth of India is giving maximum support to Anna Hazare. At this crucial time, Where can be Rahul Gandhi, who wanted to lead the young generation !!

          How nice it would be, if they are aware about hurdles in our day to day life, caused by corruption. We should have a challenging yet simple game for all the ministers and MPs. 

          •    Get ration card, passport, for them without giving even a single paisa bribe.
          •    Just go and register real estate property on your name without bribe.
          •    Just convince an auto driver to come with fair as per meter charge.
          •    Have a wonderful drive on their vehicles, they will realize how our roads are built. How difficult it is to collect receipts from a traffic police.

          After going through all such experiences, their eyes will open. What a ridiculous, the SARAKAARI Lokpal Bill does not address any of our day to day life issues, listed above. We do not mind paying 30% Income Tax. Yes, while paying bribe we feel guilty and helpless. It is unethical. Government officers, MPs and all politicians gets good salary. In addition to that, they take bribe, without any fear! As there is no any strict law, to punish them.

          Just look at this article, last year 2010, we had maximum scams. Don't you thin, It is our money. If bank gives us loan, it makes sure for repayment. It is bank’s money. When we invest, we make sure to get positive maximum return. It is our money. Same way, the money, India lost in all the scandals, are our tax payers’ money. This year, our Hon. Prime Minister acknowledged in Independence day speech, the contribution of farmers, labors, workers for the economic growth of India. We have also contributed to bank balance of corrupt politicians. The black money deposited at Swiss banks are our money. Even if corrupt politicians caught with evidence, as per present law, they will get imprisonment for 7 years or so. After 7 years, they can enjoy all our money they stole by scams!!

          Anna Hazare rightly said, in this video. We - the people of India - are the king in democracy. Ministers are our servant. However, since Independence, the Neharu/Gandhi family has ruled over us, looted us and made us servant. So far, all the laws were made by them, which make them richer and richer. We have blindly followed and tolerated. Now, it is time, that we - the people of India - are making laws and the government has to follow it. Today the government is just buying little more time to exist, by all such reactions to Anna Hazare movement.

          I am sure, our Hon. Prime Minister understand everything. The right and wrong. However he seems helpless. The "remote control" controls him !!!

          Enough is enough. I am concern about my money, which I lost in all these scams. I wish to have such a RAM-RAJYA, where no one needs to pay any bribe for anything. So I support India Against Corruption movement. So I am observing fast tomorrow 19th August, to support Anna Hazare. For next election, I will cast my vote only to that candidate who really cares for common men, their problem and supports vision for corruption free India. I will never caste my vote for Congress (I) who kept a true Gandhian Anna Hazare in Tihar Jail.

          What about you? Will you all accompany Anna Hazre for his movement India Against Corruption, whatever way, you can?

          Yes? Thanks. Looking forward for bright future for India. Jai Hind. 

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          Happy (??!!) Independence Day

          Appeal to All Indians

          Happy (??!!) Independence Day

          15th August is Independence Day in our India. In addition to an old event report Made In India, let me share two nice photos. 

          One is about a Rangoli at Forum Value mall, Whitefield, Bangalore. Happy Independence Day 2011. The Rangoli is prepared by Mr. Arun Sagar, an art director.

          Now look at this, a typical Indian house-maker is preparing food for dinner. This photo was captured without flash on 15th August 2011 between 8 to 9 PM. Electricity was there. Lights were switched off to support anti-corruption movement. To support Anna Hajare's Jan Lokpal Bill. To oppose SARAKAARI Lokpal Bill. 


          This is just a single photo, but there are many such women, house makers, families, shop keepers who switched off the light.

          Satyam Param Dhimahi (Let Truth, Divinity and Knowledge shine through me),
          it will move into '*Satyam eva Jayathe*' (Truth alone shall prevail).

          Appeal to all Indians
          Anna Hazare @ IIMB

          Made in India

          This is a kind of filler article. To keep the blog continue. This is an event report of a book release named "Made in India."  in April 2005. Enjoy MAADI !!

          What will come to your mind, when you hear “Made in India ”? A voice of Alisha Chinoy’s “Made in India ……” from her popular musical album! Right?
          But here I am talking about a symposium on emerging Indian competitiveness. Mr. Subir Roy has written an interesting book “Made in India – A Story of Emerging Competitiveness” I attended its book opening ceremony with my friend on pleasant Saturday evening 9th April 2005 at CrossWord, Bangalore . Interested? Then keep on reading.
          Let me first introduced the distinguished member of the panel. They were representatives of all major sectors.
          • Mr. G. Gurucharn - IAS officer from policy making.
          • Mr. Subroto Bagchi from MindTree and Mr. Nadan Nilekani from Infosys – IT sector. Mr Prakash Gurbaxani, from Transworks – ITES sector. 
          • Mr. Harish Bijoor from Harish Bijoor Consultants – Service sector.
          • Mr. Ravi Uppal from ABB India – manufacturing sector and
          • off course, the author Mr. Subir Roy. :)
          The discussion was really interesting. All these members vocally and dynamically presented their view about India and its competitiveness. Subir Roy was taking notes, through out the discussion.
          Nadan Nilekani emphasized on human capital. “All CEOs are quality conscious and very confident for global competitiveness…” He also mentioned importance of VAT (Value Added Tax).
          Prakas Gurbaxani made a short speech. He mainly emphasized opportunity in food processing and garment export. He reminded that our Bangalore is also important for garment exports.
          Ravi Uppal mentioned that we are forgetting importance of secondary sector -manufacturing while we stress too much on services.
          G. Gurucharan IAS officer, he was a bit pessimistic. “Whenever we talk about India ’s competitiveness, we all remember only about economic reform started 15 years back in 1991. Bangalore – IT hub and other industrial areas are like islands of excellence…”  (We all know, Strategy guru Dr. C. K. Prahald introduced this word “islands of Excellence”) G. Gurucharan reminded audience about states like Bihar and Zarkhand. “Central government as well as state government both have to do so many things. Combined efforts by Industry and Government will be more effective. Here, at India , government policy makes one step forward and two steps backward. Our industries need to become first nationally competitive in the unified national market, before being globally competitive. …”
          Subrota Bagchi informed that the author himself has nagging sense about this book may become obsolete very soon. “Till now, we have always studied India in flashback. We talked about Naheru, Gandhi, cultural heritage etc. First time, this book is written about real time. Even, the changes are so fast that real time is also not sufficient; we need book in fast forward mode …
          “There is a major demographic shift in the whole world. We will have 4.5 to 6 billion teenagers in next 15 years in India and Pakistan together. So many unusual things will happen in business and corporate world…
          “There was a time, when a senior executive of Sun Micro System, told me, he do not know where is India ? Sajan Jindal was reluctant to put seal of  ‘Made in India ’ on steal. Then slowly he unwillingly agreed. Today, Jindal industry is getting premium price with ‘Made in India ’ seal. The foreigners think that if Indians can write good quality software then to produce good quality steal is not a major deal for them…
          “Suppose, without this IT booms, if I was at US, then maximum I would be a taxi driver there. Today, situation is such that, at US if any taxi driver is Indian, then people thinks that he must be a software engineer also!
          “Maharshi Aurbindo mentioned that independent of India ’s independence, the country has its own destiny too. This book talks about this destiny.”
          Harish Bijoor delivered a nice presentation with Power Point slides. He started his speech with Nadan’s comments to him, “Power corrupts people and Power Point corrupts everything in presentation if it does not work. :)
          “This symposium panel members represents all major sectors like: IT, ITES, Manufacturing, Policy making. Biotech is missing. India is a brand since 1995. He always searches for Indian products at Indian stores in abroad. He mentioned some statistics. In 1970 46% contribution in GDP was from agriculture, in 2004 21% and in 2011 it will be 6%. His major concern was agriculture sector. Poor agriculture is like only one big black hole in Indian economy. As per him, we have two Indias . The Real India is 643000 villages where 70% of population stays. Other one is virtual India . Rural India is again divided in Developed India with 32 % of rural India and 43 million homes. Developing rural India has 90 million homes. If we want to increase per capita income from Rs. 480 in 2001 to Rs. 2000, then we must need to focus on agriculture…”
          At last, he wished best of luck to the author that his book will have sales figure as good as OR better than, Alisha Chinoy’s Made in India album’s sales figure.
          Then we had an interactive round of Question – Answer session.
          Subir Roy replied that the primary focus of the book is Indian reader. Nadan Nilekeni shared his views about vision comes first, or vision developed as we proceed.
          Someone asked about panel’s view on China v/s India .  Ravi Uppal describes that China do not have competitiveness in service sector. They are competitive in mass production and batch production. India is also moving for mass production. E.g. two-wheelers. India is much more competitive in software development and IT sector. China trains its people for global education and English. We have stable policy, supportive government, and disciplined people. Subroto Bagchi mentioned social aspects. In addition to IT and ITES, we need competitiveness in other sector also. Today BPO has very high turnover rate. In his days, civil engineering was at boom. So all parents were pushing their son/daughter to civil stream. Today parents have same craze for IT. Particularly in Andhra Pradesh, software engineer with H1B visa has very high value in marriage market. Nadan Nilekeni mentioned that we can apply IT for agriculture also. We developed software for supply chain optimization. Developing software is not difficult. We need a framework and competitive market. Our retails chain should demand such software. Supply chain optimization software should be pulled by market, instead of pushed by us. China is lacking in soft infrastructure. China does not have neither legal framework nor financial framework nor democracy. It is always easy to build road for India compare to build democracy for china.
          At last one lady from the audience informed that, it is not only Alisha Chinoy. Recently, Intel also acknowledged the contribution of Indians in its progress. Patel inside and Intel Outside!!! Harish Bijoor agreed with her. He also mentioned that yes we are competitive; the issue is how to market that Patel. He explained his experiment with late Devang Mehta (NASSCOM) They purchased best cleaning broom and packed its nicely. It costs them Rs. 95 They could sale them at Rs. 1600 in US. They found broom very useful for cleaning. They also exported Gujarati BAANDHANIs.(a type of SARIs)
          At last, Harish made an excellent summary. He compiled all the relevant points from all the speakers. Subir requested all to unwrap the book and just hold it for the benefits of photographers. We saw the books. It contains interesting cases, statically data with graphs about India . It costs Rs. 350 after special discount only for that occasion. Each copy had author’s autograph. Someone requested to Subroto for the autograph on the book. He politely denied that, only author can give autograph on the book.