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Chennai News 22 October

Krishnambal Ponnoosami aka Mrs Govender

Air India: In what can be likened to a fairy tale ending the Air India airlines has been sold to the Tata group who presented the highest bid. The airline was founded by JRD Tata as Tata Airlines in 1932; Tata himself flew its first single-engine plane carrying mail from Karachi to Madras via Bombay. After World War II, it became a public limited company and was renamed Air India and was then subsequently taken over by the government. After a glorious start it slowly started to lose lots of money and billions was pumped in by the government. Doesn’t this sound familiar. Its bloated number of staff and many perks contributing in a big way to its losses. Hopefully with the Tata takeover Air India can once more rule the skies. Air India had formerly merged with Indian Airlines …

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T20 World Cup: Namibia beat Ireland 🇳🇦 🏏

namibia t20wc

Namibia is a country of 2.5 million people, nine cricket fields, five cricket clubs and 16 contracted players. And they’ve made it to the Super 12s of a T20 World Cup.Along the way, they’ve won their first-ever major tournament match and they’ve beaten a Full Member. Over the next three weeks, they will play against four others and they have automatically secured a spot at the next T20 World Cup too. Their performances will get people talking about the deserts and the desolate landscapes of the country they call home; a place where you can drive for hundreds of kilometres and not see another soul; of Africa’s last colony, with no major cricketing achievements to its name until now. Sign up for ESPN+ in the US and catch all the action from the Men’s T20 World Cup. Match highlights of Namibia’s historic victory …

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Upcoming Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) Diwali Radiothon – 3 November


The Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) is excited about the upcoming ABH Diwali Radiothon which takes place from 7am to 6pm on 3 November 2021. The annual event hosted by Hindvani is a critical fundraiser for the ABH. The theme for this year’s Radiothon is Brick by Brick. Funds raised will be used to build the new Children’s Home at the ABH’s headquarters (80 Arena Park Drive, Chatsworth). For a 100 years, the ABH has served as a warm and loving Home to the elderly, frail, disabled, victims of domestic violence and children. The Home is a national registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The ABH is one of the largest NPOs in South Africa and employs nearly 400 staff members. The ABH is home to 110 children at the Bhai Rambharos Home for Children, based at the …

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The Mumbai Cruise drugs case and SRK


Bollywood actor Ananya Panday along with her father Chunky Panday on Friday arrived at the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Mumbai office after the probe agency summoned her for questioning in connection with the Mumbai cruise drug case. Panday was summoned by the NCB on Thursday also. During the questioning on Thursday, the actor denied the allegations of supplying and consuming drugs.As per the NCB sources, Ananya denied the allegation of supplying drugs to Aryan Khan, who is an accused in the case, and said that she has never consumed the drugs. “The chats recovered from Aryan Khan’s mobile phone reveal that in the year 2018-19, she helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him the numbers of drug dealers,” NCB sources told ANI.“Ananya denied the supply related talks in the chat conversation and told the NCB officials that she …

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Sadhguru, Tulsi Gabbard take on Twitter for suspending Iskcon Bangladesh’s account after anti-Hindu violence

Sadhguru South Africa

Isha Foundation head Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has called out microblogging site Twitter for suspending the accounts of ISKCON’s Bangladesh unit amid a spate of violence against the Hindu minority in Bangladesh. “Protect the perpetrators, punish the victims. Is this Twitter’s sense of evenhandedness and fairness. Atrocious,” Sadhguru said in a tweet on Wednesday. Protect the perpetrators, punish the victims. Is this @Twitter‘s sense of evenhandedness and fairness. Atrocious! – Sg— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) October 20, 2021 On Tuesday, ISKCON tweeted that the account of ISKCON Bangladesh Chapter was removed from Twitter. Another account, Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council, was also taken down. “Twitter needs to explain why have they shut down @IskconBDH and @unitycouncilBD amidst the brutal attacks. Is this pressure from Bangladesh government or @Twitter? Why are Hindu voices are being silenced in the midst of an emergency,” said Yudhistir Govinda …

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How to get kids to eat more fruit ‘n veg

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Parents, take note! Filling half of a child’s plate with fruits and vegetables isn’t just recommended by the United States Dietary Guidelines, it also helps increase the amount of produce that kids end up eating, according to a new Penn State research. The findings of the study were published in the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’. In the controlled feeding study, the researchers tested two strategies for encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The first was simply adding 50 per cent more to fruit and vegetable side dishes at kids’ meals throughout the day. The second was substituting 50 per cent more fruits and vegetables for an equivalent weight of the other foods. For example, if they added 50 grams of veggies to the lunch meal, they also subtracted 50 grams of mac and cheese.The researchers found that …

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Anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh – UN condemns, protests: SIGN THE PETITION

Bangladesh Hindu violence

Bangladesh, a traditional ally of India and tolerant society since they separated from Pakistani tyranny in the 1970s, has seen hinduphobic voilence against the minority population after Durga Puja. The United Nations on Monday called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ensure an impartial inquiry into the recent attacks on people of the Hindu community in the country, The Hindu reported. SIGN THE PETITION Non-government organisation Amnesty International also expressed concern about the attacks. In a statement, the organisation’s South Asia Campaigner Saad Hammadi said that the attacks in Bangladesh are symptomatic of a “growing anti-minority sentiment in the country”. From Al Jazeera Hundreds of people have protested in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, calling for an end to religious violence that has gripped the country for four days, leading to at least six deaths and several injured. © Provided by Al Jazeera  University of …

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Chennai News 15 October

blessing taxi

 I will be doing a Deepavali special on November 4th. Please contact me if you would like to send a special message from you personally or from your company.  Festivals: Yesterday October 14th was a public holiday for Ayudha Pooja. This festival highlights the blessing that workers will give to the tools of their trade. For example, an auto driver will decorate and bless his auto. It is one of the most popular festivals here but somehow to my knowledge this did not come across the Indian ocean to SA.  Today 15th is Vijayadasami when parents initiate their children into various learnings like academics, writing, music, dance, sports and arts. Many young children will be taught to write the Tamil alphabets today. In the past many parents will enrol their children in schools on this day.  Tirupathi: Since India is …

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End of Navratri (Maha Navami) and Dussehra 2021

Maha Navami marks the ninth night of Navratri and is folllowed the next day by Dussehrra. On the last day of the festival also known as Navami (ninth day), people pray to Siddhidhatri. Dussehra is seen as the day that Lord Ram (Rama) killed Ravan (Ravana) of Lanka according the Ramayana Legend. This year Maha Navami is on Thursday, October 14th. On the last day of the festival also known as Navami (ninth day), people pray to Siddhidhatri. Sitting on a lotus, she is believed to possess and bestows all types of Siddhis. Here she has four hands. Also known as Mahalakshmi, The purple color of the day portrays an admiration towards nature’s beauty. Siddhidatri is Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. Siddhidhatri is also seen as the Ardhanarishvara form of Shiva and Shakti. It is believed that one side …

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Hindu Heritage Month is now officially a thing in the US

Hindu Heritage Month

The impact of the diaspora in the United States has led to the creation of Hindu Heritage Month, inaugurated this October 2021. True to the vast and timeless nature of Hindu culture, it styles itself as an “open-source” event with people celebrating this as they choose and inclusiev of the other Dharmic faiths – mainly Buddhism, Sikkhism, Jainism. Recognising October as Hindu heritage month, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said that Hindu Americans are guided by Swami Vivekananda’s call to service and respect for all religions and all people. “Madam Speaker, I know all Americans of goodwill share these beliefs, and today I would like to celebrate the work of the Hindu faithful in building bridges of understanding between all Americans, for their important contributions to our economy and our cultural and civic life, and for the part they play …

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