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One bedroom flat..

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ONE BEDROOM FLAT... WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE ENGINEER..



A Bitter Reality


As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA , it was as if a dream had come true.



Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India .

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone
cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald's and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to…

A Rare picture..

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A true warrior of india,the great Bhagat Singh while he was in prison in 1922.

Girl with Down syndrome is a swimming champion

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Bhopal: A 12-year old swimming champion from Bhopal, Ira Parihar, has accomplished what most swimmers have not even attempted, despite suffering from Down syndrome.
Ira Parihar has been swimming since she was 3-year old. 
 At the age of 8 she crossed the breadth of Bhopal's Historic Upper Lake. This is nothing unusual, except that Parihar has Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with learning disabilities. Now, the 12-year-old can swim for hours without showing any sign of fatigue. And although she has clocked 1.5 km in a little less than 30 minutes, her love for the water keeps her away from the finish line.
But coach Mukesh Mishra pushes her gently to move towards the bank when attempting a record. "She finds it diffcilut to comprehend between start and finish. Otherwise she is as good as anyone," coach Mishra said. 
Ira Parihar won two gold medals at the special state Olympics in Mandsaur in 2006. She also participated in the special national Olympics…

Swami Vivekananda thoughts on Dinamalar paper

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* அனைத்திலும் இறைவனை காண்பது
நம்முடைய லட்சியமாகும். அனைத்திலும் காண முடியாவிட்டால், நாம் நேசிக்கும்
ஒன்றிலாவது பார்க்க வேண்டும்.
* வாழும் காலம் எவ்வளவு
வேண்டுமானாலும் இருக்கலாம். ஆனால், லட்சியத்தை அடைவதே நம்முடைய
உயிர் மூச்சாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.
* இயற்கையின் ரகசியத்தை அறியும் போது மனிதன் இயற்கையின் உதவியால் இயற்கைக்கு அப்பாற்பட்ட பரம்பொருளை உணர்வதுடன் மரணத்தையும்
வெல்கிறான். இயற்கையைக் கடந்த அந்தப் பொருளின் உதவியால் அவன் எல்லையற்ற ஆனந்தத்தை
அனுபவிக்கிறான்.
* நீங்கள் இறைவனை உணர்ந்தால் உங்கள் முகம்
மாறுவதுடன், குரலும், தோற்றமும் மாறுகிறது.
அப்போது நீங்கள், மனித குலத்திற்கு ஒரு
வரப்பிரசாதமாக மாறிவிடுவீர்கள்.
* பிரார்த்தனையால் நுண்ணிய ஆற்றல்கள் எளிதாக விழிப்படைகின்றன. பக்தியுணர்வுடன் பிரார்த்தனை செய்தால் அனைத்து விருப்பங்களும் நிறைவேறும்.
-விவேகானந்தர்

Motherliness in Nature :)

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EUREKA RUN 2011

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Eureka Child Foundation, over the last fifteen years have worked, chiefly, in Tamil Nadu to ensuring quality education and healthcare reaches the poorest. To clarify, in demanding quality education all we require is that children in each class be able to perform the tasks the minimum curriculum prescribes.The organisation as a whole (including the chapters abroad) was awarded The Times of India Social Impact Award this year for Global Contribution to India.
A "Eureka Run" was organised last year on Nov. 14th, Children's Day, to raise awareness about the quality of education the poorest in Tamil Nadu receive. A total of 1,500 runners aged between 2 and 75 years showed their support running a 5 kilometer stretch on Chennai's Marina Beach. The money raised at this event has transformed the lives of 500 children. This year the event is to take place on Saturday, 12th of November 2011.


Funds will be raised by charging a registration fee of Rs. 250. Each registration will g…