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7 In 1 Foldable, Portable and Multipurpose Device...

Pankit Gami & Ekta Patel, a young Indian Inventor whose invention has recognized at national and international level.He with her classmate Ekta Patel,  innovate 7 in 1 Foldable, Portable and multipurpose device, which can be convert into Trolley, Chair, Bed, Ladder, Hammock, Table and Stool , got many national and international recognitions. He has been appreciated by former President of India H.E.  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2011 for the best innovation among 5000 ...

(Saturday, 29 June 2013 18:21)
Solar powered i-slate for Indian students...

An iPad might be a fashion statement for some while a necessity for others. But unlike the i-slate, it is definitely not a life changing possession for anyone. I-Slate is a cheap, solar-powered computer tablet that has transformed the lives of the children of Mohamed Hussainpally Village School in Andhra Pradesh. Developed through a partnership of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Houston’s Rice University  these tablets are designed to help children in developing countries ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24)
India’s representatives for the Henkel Innovation Challenge 2013...

 

 

 

Aditya Yadav and Harshvardhan Pande are winners of the National Henkel Innovation Challenge 6...

 

They will represent India in the global finals, which will be held in Shanghai and will see participation of students from 27 countries.

 

The competition, themed ‘Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world’ saw 800 registrations which were narrowed down to 10 for the finals. College students were asked to develop a concept for a product or technology for the year 2050.

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(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:23)
Classical Indian dancer wins $30K Walter Carsen Prize...

Classical Indian dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar has won the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts...

 

Menaka was born in 1942 in Bombay. She is a master of three classical Indian dance styles: bharatanatyam, odissi and kuchipudi. She began studying bharatanatyam at the age of four and, by her mid-twenties, she was also proficient in odissi and kuchipudi.

 

Audiences received Thakkar’s 1972 Canadian tour with great enthusiasm, which encouraged Thakkar to ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:22)
Coimbatore team wins ‘Freescale Cup 2013′ intelligent car race...

Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and is part of Freescale’s initiative to promote innovation and creative thinking in engineering students across the world.

 

The 3rd edition of the Freescale Cup drew 225 teams from 70 colleges, of which 50 teams faced off in the grand finale. Freescale provided model car kits, development tools based on Freescale microcontroller technology, and technical support for the students, who had to develop a prototype ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:21)
Upliftment of Burmese Refugees by students from IIT Delhi...

 

 

 

While few Indians are busy ingraining feelings of regionalism,  a larger number are devoting themselves towards fostering a harmonious world. These students of SIFE-IIT Delhi give us a glimpse of the power of  brotherhood that is keeping humanity alive.

 

SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) - is an international non-profit organization that aims to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities and become socially responsible business leaders.

 

SIFE IIT Delhi ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:19)
Vellore Institute of Technology University breaks Guinness world record with its giant hand...

 

 

 

India’s premier engineering college, Vellore Institute of Technology has set a new world record.

 

In a first of its kind record in India, 3,005 people formed a giant human hand in the open ground near the silver jubilee tower at Vellore Institute of Technology University campus in Vellore, Chennai, India,setting the new world record for the Largest human hand, according to the World Record Academy.

 

The world record attempt was done under the banner Pragathi to beat the previous ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:08)
Indian teenager invents self defence device for women...

Delhi teenager, Manu Chopra,  has designed a device which can be worn like a wrist watch that delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker’s skin...

 

The average speed of nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to other parts of the body is 60 metre per second. In case of any attempt of molestation, the speed of the nerve impulses increase to 119 metre per second. It is then that this device detects the increased nerve impulse and stings the attacker with a small electric shock ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:02)
India committed Rs 10,000 crore (2.5 B$) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017...

India committed Rs 10,000 crore ( 2.5 Billion$ ) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer with a performance of 132.8 exaflops (132 quintillion floating operations per second). A quintillion has 18 zeros (a million has six)...

 

The world’s fastest supercomputer right now is a ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47)
Journey of India

Journey of India (14)

JOURNEY ACROSS INDIA FROM AYODHYA TO LOJ...

1. Neelkanth began His journey on June 29, 1792 (Ashadh sud 10, AS 1849) from Ayodhya. When Neelkanth reached the Saryu River, an evil man picked Him up and threw Him into the river. Neelkanth swam across and reached the opposite bank. 

2. Neelkanth stayed at Naimisharanya, which is in today's Uttar Pradesh, for 4 days. This is the place where Suta Goswami retold Shukdevji's Shrimad Bhagavat to sage Saunak and the assembled saints. 

3. Neelkanth then came to the Himalayan area of Haridwar, which is in today's Uttar Anchal. 

In Shripur, Neelkanth declined the offer to be the head of a wealthy aashrama. The head told Neelkanth not to stay outside overnight because a ferocious lion terrorized the townspeople. To the surprise of all, the lion was put into samaadhi and Neelkanth lovingly put His hands on the now humble lion. 

4. Neelkanth left Rishikesh for Kedarnath on September 16, 1792 (Bhadarvo vad 15), and then went from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Neelkanth took a meal with the priest there on Diwali in 1792. After going back down to Joshimath (or Jyotirmath) with the priest in mid-October, Neelkanth went up to Badrikashram (or Badrivan), reaching on November 7, 1792 (Kartik vad 8). Neelkanth stayed at the spiritual abode of Lord Nara-Narayan for 3 months. 

5. Neelkanth then headed deep into the Himalayas into today's Tibet to the Manasarovar Lake (the source of the Saryu River; near Mt. Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva). Neelkanth stayed there for 5 days in February 1793, bathing in the freezing waters, and returned to Badrinath on May 13, 1793 (Vaishakh sud 3). He had fasted for the six-month duration. 

In Badrinath, Neelkanth met King Ranjitsinh of Punjab; after going to Gangotri/Gaumukh (the source of the Ganga River), Neelkanth met the king again in Haridwar. Neelkanth retraced back to Ayodhya via Haridwar and then headed North, again through the Himalayas toward today's Nepal. 

6. In Vanshipur, Neelkanth declined the king's offer to marry his two daughters and be the heir of the kingdom. 

Traversing the dangerous Kali Gandki River, Neelkanth headed to Muktinath (Nepal). Closeby is the sacred place where Bharatji, son of Rushabdevji, meditated (called Bharatkund). At Pulhashram (named after Brahma's son, Pulha) Neelkanth underwent strict penance (standing on one leg with hands raised). He ended His 2 1/2 month penance on November 14, 1793 (Kartik sud 11). 

7. After Muktinath, Neelkanth met Mohandas who was attached to Neelkanth's water-pot. Neelkanth shattered the attachment and told him to meet him in Gujarat (where he was later initiated as Vrajanand Swami). 

Neelkanth then went to Butolnagar, where King Mahadutt and his sister, Queen Maya insisted that Neelkanth stay with them. When Neelkanth left the first time, the king's soldiers brought Neelkanth back to the kingdom. Neelkanth stayed for several months, leaving after celebrating Janmasthami on August 18, 1794. 

In October 1794, in the forests of Nepal, Neelkanth met Gopal Yogi, whom He stayed with for about a year. Neelkanth mastered ashtaanga (eight-fold) yoga, and left after performing Gopal Yogi's cremation rites. 

In Kathmandu (capital of Nepal), Neelkanth cured King Ranbahadur of his stomach ailment, thus freeing the saints that the king had imprisoned. After 1 month, Neelkanth continued his journey, crossing into Tibet, and then back through Nepal. 

8. Neelkanth then traveled across East Bengal (today's Bangladesh). In Sirpur, Neelkanth met King Siddhavallabh (and was served by Gopaldas), revealing to the king the nature of negative ascetics. Neelkanth left there after Diwali in 1796. 

In Assam, Neelkanth arrived at the Kamakshi Devi temple. Here, Neelkanth was confronted by Pibek, who terrorized the townspeople. (Pibek was once a pious Brahmin but was misled into a life of evil practices and black magic.) Pibek's own evil powers turned agasint him, and he finally surrendered to Neelkanth. After 1 month, Neelkanth headed south towards the spiritual Navlakh Mountain. 

Neelkanth reached the Navlakh Mountain on January 13, 1797 (Poshi Poonam). At the Navlakh Mountain, Neelkanth satisfied yogis waiting for liberation (navalakha literally means nine hundred thousand, referring to the large number of yogis performing penance). 

Neelkanth also stopped at Gangasagar and then stayed at Kapil Muni's aashrama at Sundarvan for 1 month. 

9. On the way to Jagannath Puri (in today's Orissa), Neelkanth stayed at Jairamdas's residence. When Neelkanth left, Jairam found Neelkanth again in Jagannath Puri. 

In Jagannath Puri, Neelkanth accepted the devotion of King Rajaram Mukunddev Pundit, the Governor of Orissa. Jagannath Puri is famous for the Rath Yatra festival where the moortis of Lord Krishna (Jagannath), Balaram (Baldev), and Subhadra are paraded on chariots. On June 26, 1797 (Ashadh sud 2), the king had Neelkanth sit on a chariot as well. 

In Janakpur, Neelkanth displayed His compassionate nature and would not pluck vegetables at the behest of negative ascetics who destroyed themselves [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada Middle 60]. After over half a year at Jagannath Puri, Neelkanth traveled through Tilang (Andhra Pradesh). 

At Manaspur, Neelkanth warded off negative ascetics from King Satradharma's kingdom. After this, Jairam returned home - after an illness in Purushottam Puri, Jairam met Neelkanth in Loj and was later initiated as Jignasanand Swami. 

Neelkanth graced Venkatachal (or Tirupati, the home of Lord Vanketeshwar) and continued South. 

10. Neelkanth then met Sevakram [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 10], stopped at Srirangakshetra for 2 months, and finally reached Setubandh Rameshwar, staying there for another 2 months. Lord Rama rested here while the bridge to Lanka was built to defeat the demon Ravan and rescue Sitaji. 

11. Neelkanth then went up to Bhutpuri (or Sriperumbudur, birthplace of Ramanujacharya) and back down to Totadri (advising Jeer Swami, head of the seat of the Ramanujacharya Sampraday). 

After reaching the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari (named in honor of Parvatiji) on around October 1798 (during Navratri), Neelkanth headed back North. 

12. After crossing Melukote (sanctified by Ramanujacharya), Neelkanth entered Maharashtra. 

Neelkanth stayed 2 months at Pandharpur at the bank of the Bhim River where the abode of Lord Vithala or Pandurang (a form of Lord Krishna) resides. He then spent 1 month in Pune, where Neelkanth stayed at the garden of the devoted Peshwa Diwan, Bapu Gokhale. After going through Burhanpur (in today's Madhya Pradesh) and Nasikpur (bathing in the Godavari River), Neelkanth entered today's Gujarat. 

13. In Gujarat, Neelkanth traversed through Dharampur, Surat, towns near the Narmada River, Vadodara (meeting Amichand Sheth), Dakor, Vadtal (meeting Joban Pagi), Bochasan (meeting Kashidas Patel), Dholera, Bhavnagar, Mahuva (birthplace of Bhagatji Maharaj), Guptaprayag (revealing to Bhana Pathak His future name, Sahajanand Swami), Lodhva (staying at Lakhu Charan's place - a disciple of Ramanand Swami's guru, Atmanand Swami), Prabhas Patan (where Lord Krishna renounced his body, at Bhalka Pond), Junagadh (climbing Girnar Mountain), Piplana (revealing His identity to Narsinh Mehta), Madhada (gracing celibate Jetha Mer and his wife), Mangrol (meeting Govardhan Sheth) and finally to Lojpur. Neelkanth blessed many people before reaching His final stop. 

14. On August 21, 1799 (Shravan vad 6), at Loj (near the port town of Mangrol in the Junagadh District) Neelkanth Varni meets Sukhanand Swami, a saint belonging to Ramanand Swami's group and ends His amazing travels.

Sukhanand Swami saw Neelkanth Varni meditating, and was immediately attracted by His brilliance. He asked Neelkanth Varni to meet Muktanand Swami, who was heading Ramanand Swami's group of about 50 saints in Loj. Everywhere Lord Swaminarayan had traveled, He had asked for the definition of the five eternal entities. Lord Swaminarayan was satisfied by Muktanand Swami's wisdom, and accepted Ramanand Swami as His guru...

On August 21, 1799 (Shravan vad 6), at Loj (near the port town of Mangrol in the Junagadh District) Neelkanth Varni meets Sukhanand Swami, a saint belonging to Ramanand Swami's group and ends His amazing travels...

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In Gujarat, Neelkanth traversed through Dharampur, Surat, towns near the Narmada River, Vadodara (meeting Amichand Sheth), Dakor, Vadtal (meeting Joban Pagi), Bochasan (meeting Kashidas Patel), Dholera, Bhavnagar, Mahuva (birthplace of Bhagatji Maharaj), Guptaprayag (revealing to Bhana Pathak His future name, Sahajanand Swami), Lodhva (staying at Lakhu Charan's place - a…

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After crossing Melukote (sanctified by Ramanujacharya), Neelkanth entered Maharashtra. Neelkanth stayed 2 months at Pandharpur at the bank of the Bhim River where the abode of Lord Vithala or Pandurang (a form of Lord Krishna) resides. He then spent 1 month in Pune, where Neelkanth stayed at the garden of…

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Neelkanth then went up to Bhutpuri (or Sriperumbudur, birthplace of Ramanujacharya) and back down to Totadri (advising Jeer Swami, head of the seat of the Ramanujacharya Sampraday). After reaching the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari (named in honor of Parvatiji) on around October 1798 (during Navratri), Neelkanth headed back…

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Neelkanth then met Sevakram [ref. Vachanamrut Gadhada First 10], stopped at Srirangakshetra for 2 months, and finally reached Setubandh Rameshwar, staying there for another 2 months. Lord Rama rested here while the bridge to Lanka was built to defeat the demon Ravan and rescue Sitaji...

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