"Until the lions have their own historians the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter...."
- Chinua Achebe

2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 30, ബുധനാഴ്‌ച

അംബേദ്കറെ അറിഞ്ഞ് ആദരിച്ച എം വി ദേവന്‍.



(1991 am-Xr-`q-an B-gv-¨-¸-Xn-¸n 'hÀ-Ko-b-X C-´y-bp-sS B-Zn-]m-]w' F-¶ X-e-s¡-«n Fw hn tZ-h³ F-gpXn-b ലേഖനത്തിലെ 'A´y-P a-\p' F-¶ `m-K-am-Wv C-hn-sS sIm-Sp-¯n-cn-¡p-¶Xv. Cu teJ-\w ]n-¶o-Sv 'A-hÀ-W-]-£ c-N-\-IÄ' F-¶ ]p-kv-X-I-¯nepw DÄ-s¸-Sp-¯n. 30 t]-Pp-h-cp-¶ te-J-\-am-WnXv)

C-´y³ `-c-W-L-S-\-bp-sS {]-[m-\ inÂ-¸n-bm-b tUm.Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ-¡v tUm.\m-bÀ-¡p-Å-{X sF Iyp Dണ്ട-­m-bn-cp-t¶m F-¶p \n-Ý-b-an-Ã. ]-s£ H-s¶-\n-¡p-d-¸pണ്ട്-­v, A-¶v C-´y-bn C-¡m-cyw \nÀ-h-ln-¡m³ {]m-]v-Xn-bpw AÀ-l-X-bp-ap-Å H-tc-H-cp a-\p-jy-t\ D-­ണ്ടm-bn-cp-¶p-Åq þ tUm. Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ.

\n-b-aw, `-c-W-L-S-\, [-\-X-Xz-im-kv-{Xw, km-aq-ln-I-im-kv-{Xw F-¶n-h-bn D-bÀ-¶ _n-cp-Z-§Ä, ]u-c-kv-Xy-hpw ]m-Ým-Xy-hp-am-b ZÀ-i-\-§-sf-bpw a-X-§-ളെbpw Ip-dn-¨v A-Xy-Km-[-hpw kq-£v-a-hpw hn-aÀ-i-\m-ß-I-hp-am-b A-h-t_m-[w, C-sX-Ãmw thണ്ട-­n-S-¯p thണ്ട-­-t]m-se {]-tbm-Kn-¨p ^-en-¸n-¡m-\p-Å ]m-S-hw, G-Xp k-`-bn-epw þ ]-Þn-X-]m-a-c k-Z-Êp-I-fn þ Xm³ ssI-Im-cyw sN-¿p-¶ hn-j-b-s¯ e-fn-X-hpw E-Pp-hpw i-à-hp-am-bn A-h-X-cn-¸n-¡m-\p-Å hm-Ün-X, {]-Xn-]-£m-`n-{]m-b-§-sf am-\y-am-bn A-`n-ap-Jo-I-cn-¡m-\pw A-kzo-Im-cy-sa-¦n hm-Z-hn-Z-e-\-bp-àn-bp-sS sh-fn-¨-¯n \n-c-kn-¡m-\p-Å X-tâ-Sw, kw-hm-Z-]-Sp-Xzw, A-Xn-cn-Ãm-¯ hn-Úm-\-Zm-lw, A-[ym-]-\-ssh-`-hw, IÀ-tam³-ap-J-X, hn-{K-l-`-Rv-P-I-Xzw, F-Ãm-än-\p-]-cn, A-`n-i-]v-X-am-b km-l-N-cy-§-tfm-Sv a-Ãn-«v kz-{]-b-Xv-\w sIm-­ണ്ടm-Wn-sX-Ãmw kzm-b-¯-am-¡n-b-sX-¶ B-ß-hn-izm-k-hpw Xm³-t]m-cn-a-bpw. P-\-\-¯n-\-à a-l-Xzw, IÀ-a-¯n-\m-Wv, hy-àn-Xz-¯n \n-¶m-Wv F-¶p hn-iz-kn-¨ a-lm-\m-b Cu C-´y-¡m-c³ \-ho-\ `m-c-X-¯n-sâ `-c-W-L-S-\m inÂ-¸n-bm-b-Xn H-«w bm-Zr-Ýn-I-X-bn-Ã. B-cp-sSയും  ku-P-\yw-sImണ്ട-­p-a-à A-§-s\ kw-`-hn-¨-Xv.

tUm.Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ C-Xp km-[n-s¨-Sp-¯-Xv H-ä Zn-h-kw-sIm-t­ണ്ടm sIm-Ãw-sIm-t­ണ്ടm A-Ãm-bn-cp-¶p. C-´y-bp-sS kzm-X-{´y {]m-]v-Xn-bp-sS e-£-W-§Ä sX-fn-ªp-Xp-S-§n-b \m-fp-I-fn þ H-¶mw h-«-ta-i k-t½-f-\-t¯m-sS þ 1931  tUm.Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ C-Xn-\p-Å X-¿m-sd-Sp-¸n-em-bn-cp-¶p. 1951 em-Wv tIm¬-kw-»n C-´y³ `-c-W-L-S-\ ]m-km-¡p-¶-Xv. 20 sIm-Ã-s¯ \n-c-´-c X-]-ky A-Xn-\p ]n-d-In D-­ണ്ടm-bn-cp-¶p-sh-¶pw \mw a-\-Ên-em-¡-Ww.

*t{i-Wo-hy-h-Ø \n-e-\nÂ-¡p-¶ C-´y³ k-ap-Zm-b-¯n-se G-ä-hpw A-Sn-bn In-S-¡p-¶, a-en-\-sc-¶p X-{¼m-¡Ä IÂ-¸n-¡p-¶ k-aq-l-¯n ]n-d-¡p-I Im-c-Ww, A-bn-¯-hpw Xo-­-ണ്ടepw Iണ്ട-­p-Iq-Sm-bv-a-bpw A-t±-l-¯n-\v ]-d-ªp-tI-« hmÀ-¯-I-fm-bn-cp-¶n-Ã. I-Y-I-tfm sI-«p-I-Y-I-tfm B-bn-cp-¶p-an-Ã. kzm-\p-`-h-am-bn-cp-¶p. s]m-Åp-¶ സ്വാ-hm-\p-`-hw. taÂ-Pm-Xn-¡m-cp-sS \n-µ-bpw X-Ãpw ap-jv-Ipw tX-tPm-h-[-hpw Nn-{X-h-[-hpw \n-c-´-cw A-\p-`-hn-¨p-sImണ്ട-­n-cp-¶ _p-²n-am-\pw hn-Zym-k-¼-¶-\pw A-`n-am-\n-bp-am-bn-cp-¶ tUm.Aw-t_-Uv-I-dp-sS Po-hn-Xm-`n-em-j-am-bn-cp-¶p C-´y³ `-c-W-L-S-\-bp-sS inÂ-¸n-bm-Ip-I F-¶-Xv. X-s¶ sXm-gn-¨ taÂ-Pm-Xn-¡m-c-S-¡-ap-Å \-ho-\ C-´y³ ]u-c-·m-cp-sS `m-hn `m-K-t[-b hn-[m-Xm-hv A-´-W a-\p-h-Ã, A-´y-P a-\p-hm-Wv F-¶p Øm-]n-¡p-I F-¶-Xv. A-Xn A-t±-lw hn-P-bn-¨p. \-ap-¡v H-cp \-à `-c-W-L-S-\ e-`n-¡p-I-bpw sN-bv-Xp.(*cണ്ട-­mw h-«-ta-i k-t½-f-\w \-S-¡p-¶-Xp-h-sc-bpw Km-Ôn-Pn hn-iz-kn-¨n-cp-¶-Xv tUm.Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ, X-s¶ F-XnÀ-¡m³ \-S-¡p-¶ H-cp {_m-Ò-W ]-Þn-X-\m-sW-¶m-bn-cp-¶p þ a-lm-tZ-h tZ-im-bn)

]-e am-k-§-fpw sIm-Ã-§-fpw \o-­ണ്ട NÀ-¨-IÄ-¡p ti-j-am-Wv `-c-W-L-S-\ ]m-km-¡-s¸-Sp-¶-Xv. X-Z-h-k-c-¯n A-t±-lw sN-bv-X {]-kw-K-¯n-se Nn-e hm-Iy-§Ä C-¶pw, A-à F-¶pw, C-\n-bpw G-sd-¡m-ew \-½p-sS sN-hn-I-fn ap-g-§n-s¡m-t­-ണ്ടbn-cn-t¡ണ്ട-­-Xm-Wv.

"]-«n-I-Pm-Xn-¡m-cp-sS A-h-Im-i-§Â kw-c-£n-¡p-¶-Xn-\p-thണ്ട-­n-bm-Wv Rm³ tIm¬-kw-»n-bn h-¶-Xv." ({i-²n-¡-Ww H-cp Pm-U-bp-an-Ã, H-fn-¨p-I-fn-bp-an-Ã)

"tIm¬-kw-»n {Um-^v-änw-Mv I-½n-än-bn-te-¡v F-s¶ Xn-c-sª-Sp-¯-t¸mÄ Rm³ അÛp-X-s¸-«p."

"{Um-^v-änw-Mv I-½n-än A-Xn-sâ A-[y-£-\m-bn F-s¶ sX-c-sª-Sp-¯-t¸mÄ F-sâ A-Ûp-Xw hÀ-[n-¨p."

""tIm¬-kw-»n-bpw {Um-^v-änw-Mv I-½n-än-bpw F-¶n C-{X-b-[n-Iw hn-izm-kw AÀ-¸n-¡p-I-bpw, A-h-bp-sS D-]-I-c-W-sa-¶ \n-e-bn C-{X-b-[n-Iw D-¯-c-hm-Zn-Xzw GÂ-¸n-¨v cm-Py-¯n-\p tk-h-\w sN-¿m³ A-h-k-cw Dണ്ട-­m-¡p-I-bpw sN-bv-X-Xn-\v A-kw-»n-tbm-Spw Aw-K-§-tfm-tcm-cp-¯-tcm-Spw F-\n-¡v \-µn-bpണ്ട-­v.""

A-t±-lw A-¶v t]-sc-Sp-¯v ]-d-ª-h-cn Nn-eÀ _n F³ dm-hp, F-¨v hn I-½-¯v, tUm. ]-©m-_v dm-hv tZ-iv-ap-Jv, Sn Sn Ir-jv-W-am-Nm-cn, sI Sn jm, ]-Þn-äv Xm-¡pÀ-Zm-kv, F-¨v F³ Jp³-{kp, A-Ãm-Sn Ir-jv-W-kzm-an A-¿À..... (tUm. \m-bÀ C-¸-d-ª-h-cp-sS sF Iyp Iq-Sn ]-cn-tim-[n-¡p-¶-Xv \-¶m-bn-cn-¡pw)

tUm. Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ Xp-SÀ-¶p; "`-c-W-L-S-\-bp-sS Kp-W-§-sf Ip-dn-¨p ]-d-bp-I-bm-sW-¦nÂ, A-Xn DÄ-s¡m-Ån-¨n-«p-Å X-Xz-§Ä C-¶-s¯ X-e-ap-d-bp-sS ho-£-W-§-fm-sW-¶p ]-d-bmw. C-Xv AÂ-¸w I-S-¶ {]-kv-Xm-h-am-bn tXm-¶p-¶p-sണ്ട­-¦nÂ, k-`-bn-se Aw-K-§-fp-sS ho-£-W-am-sW-¶p Xn-cp-¯mw."

(Cu h-cn-IÄ-¡n-S-bn H-fn-ªn-cn-¡p-¶ H-cp bm-YmÀ-Yy-apണ്ട-­v. A-Xv tIm¬-kw-»n-bp-sS L-S-\-sb-¡p-dn-¨p-Å-Xm-Wv. *35 tIm-Sn C-´y-¡m-cn 32 tIm-Sn-sb-bpw ]p-d-¯p \nÀ-¯n A-Y-hm A-I-än \nÀ-¯n, aq-¶p-tIm-Sn h-cp-¶ \m-Sp-hm-gn-IÄ, P-·n-IÄ, hn-Zym-k-¼-¶À F-¶n-h-c-S-§p-¶ k-½-Xn-Zm-b-IÀ sX-c-ª-Sp-¯ {]-Xn-\n-[n-I-fm-Wv B k-`-bn Dണ്ട-­m-bn-cp-¶-Xv. \mw C-´y-¡mÀ F-¶p Xp-S-§p-¶ `-c-W-L-S-\-bp-sS \m-µn-hm-Iyw, h-f-sc sN-dn-b H-cp \yq-\-]-£w h-en-b `q-cn-]-£-¯n-\p-th-­n F-gp-Xn-sh-¨-Xm-Ip-¶p).(*Fw tKm-hn-µ³, H-¶m-a-s¯ sI _n ta-t\m³ kv-am-c-I {]-`m-j-Ww, tIm-gn-t¡m-Sv)

"C-´y³ k-aq-l-¯n c-­ണ്ടp-Im-cy-§Ä ]-cn-]qÀ-W-am-bn C-Ãm-bn-cp-¶p-sh-¶v P-\-§Ä Aw-Ko-I-cn-¡-Ww þ km-aq-ln-I k-a-Xz-hpw km-¼-¯n-I k-a-Xz-hpw."

"1951 P-\p-h-cn 26 \v ssh-cp-[yw \n-d-ª H-cp Po-hn-X-¯n-te-¡v \mw I-S-¡p-I-bm-Wv. cm-{ão-b-¯n \-ap-¡v k-a-Xz-ap-­ണ്ടm-Ipw. km-aq-ln-I km-¼-¯n-I Po-hn-X-¯n \-ap-¡pണ്ട-­m-Ip-¶-Xv A-k-a-Xz-am-bn-cn-¡pw. F-{X-bpw th-Kw Cu ssh-cp-[yw C-Ãm-Xm-¡p-t¶m A-{X-bpw \-¶v. A-sÃ-¦nÂ, Cu k-` h-f-sc ]m-Sp-s]-«p ]-Sp-¯p-bÀ-¯n-b cm-{ão-b P-\m-[n-]-Xy kw-hn-[m-\w A-k-a-Xz-a-\p-`-hn-¡p-¶-hÀ X-IÀ-¯p-I-f-bpw."

X-IÀ-¡p-tam ? 40 sIm-Ãw ap-t¼ C-´y-bn-se a-lm-·m-cm-b cm-Py-kv-t\-ln-I-sf km-£n-\nÀ-¯n ]-d-ª hm-¡p-IÄ {]-h-N-\-am-bn ^-en-¡m³ t]m-Ip-I-bm-tWm? A-k-a-Xz-a-\p-`-hn-¡p-¶-h-cpw Iq-Sp-XÂ k-a-Xz-a-\p-`-hn-¡p-¶-h-cpw (tPmÀ-Pv HmÀ-sh-en-sâ 'Iq-Sp-XÂ k-a-·mÀ' F-¶ {]-tbm-Kw HmÀ-¡p-I.) cm-{ã-L-S-\-sb X-s¶ X-IÀ-¯p-I-f-bp-tam? e-£-Ww I-­ണ്ടn-«v {]-h-N-\w ^-en-¡p-sa-¶p-X-s¶ `-b-s¸-S-Ww.

tUm. Aw-t_-Uv-IÀ kq-Nn-¸n-¨ ssh-cp-[y-s¯ Ip-dn-¨v \-½p-sS `-c-W IÀ-¯m-¡-fn ]-e-cpw t_m-[-hm-·m-cm-bn-cp-¶p. ]-s£, A-hÀ-¡n-Ãm-sX t]m-b-Xv, B ssh-cp-[y-s¯ C-Ãm-Xm-¡m³ t]m-¶ ]-cn-]m-Sn B-kq-X-{v-Ww sN-¿m-\p-Å I-cp-W-bpw, C-\n, ]-cn-]m-Sn D-­ണ്ടm-¡n-bm A-Xv \-S-¸n-em-¡m-\p-Å a-\-¡-cp-¯p-am-bn-cp-¶p. C-¶pw A-h-Ø A-Xp-X-s¶. 'Úm-\-kv-\m-\w a-t\m-hr-¯n-I-sf am-äp-¶n-Ã; sh-fn-]m-Sp-IÄ B-Nm-c-§-sf-bpw' F-¶v F-dn-Iv Kn hn-e-]n-¨-Xv C-¡q-«-sc D-t±-in-¨m-Wv.
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2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 7, തിങ്കളാഴ്‌ച

Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

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Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

(NewsUSA) – Buying a new computer’s always a thrill — but sooner or later, your fast new machine will start to act like a clunker. Or will it?
With a few simple tips, you can keep your computer running smoothly. Sammsoft (www.sammsoft.com), a company that develops and publishes quality software products designed to secure, protect, maintain and enhance computer users’ experience, provides the following tips:
1. Clean out your computer registry. Every Windows Operating System uses a registry, or a central database that contains all of the settings for low-level operating system components, as well as any applications running on the platform. Every time you save something, run a new application or install or uninstall a program, new information is organized into your registry. But occasionally, the registry records something incorrectly. Over time, registry errors pile up and can start slowing down your computer. But running a registry cleaner, such as Advanced Registry Optimizer 2010 by Sammsoft, will fix registry errors and remove faulty files, helping your computer run quickly and smoothly.
2. Keep viruses under wraps. Run a virus checker regularly. If you have a high-speed wireless connection, don’t use the Internet without a firewall. No antivirus strategy is perfect, so stay away from suspicious-looking Web sites and don’t click on strange links in e-mails.
3. Get rid of unnecessary files. If you haven’t used a program in months or years, delete it to reclaim valuable memory. But always back-up applications in case you want to reinstall them later, and don’t delete applications that you don’t recognize, as Windows might need them to run. Never remove WINDOWS or HOT FIX applications. Also delete cookies and clear your Internet cache before you sign-off your computer.
4. Never turn off your computer before Windows has shut down. Doing so so could harm the hard drive or result in lost data or Windows files.
5. Back up Your Computer. Hardware problems occur more that you might think, and you don’t want to deal with the frustration of losing valuable data. Back up photos, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents — anything that you do not want to lose — on external hard drives or CDs.
For more information, visit www.sammsoft.com.
( NewsUSA ) – Buying a new computer’s always a thrill — but sooner or later, your fast new machine will start to act like a clunker. O...

Dress for Success on a Shoestring Budget

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Dress for Success on a Shoestring Budget

You’ve probably heard it 100 times by now: If you want to make the right impression at work, you need to dress for success. But what exactly does that mean? And how are you supposed to look successful without breaking the bank?
Whether you would like to make a good impression at work or at a job interview or look professional and successful for an important business meeting, your work attire affects how others perceive you.
Luckily, Nygard’s designer women’s clothing pieces makes it easy to look stylish and sensible in the workplace, no matter what your shape or size. The NygardModerate lines, ALIA and Tan Jay, offer great staple wardrobe pieces that are comfortable and versatile. Products found at Nygard can easily be mixed and matched with each other. The colorful printed tops work well layered under a sleek boyfriend jacket as well as on their own with a chunky necklace for added oomph. Plain-colored blouses with ruffled or beaded accents around the collar area can be paired with almost anything.
For those watching their bottom line, Nygard’s recommends this rule of thumb: All you need are four tops, three bottoms and two jackets to mix and match 23 different outfits. For instance, three blouses, a pair of pants, two skirts, two vests and a tweed jacket can be seamlessly mixed together for an entire month’s worth of outfits, without breaking the bank!
Log on to www.nygard.com for jackets, skirts, dresses, pants, tops and more to mix and match! Become a fan on Facebook.
You’ve probably heard it 100 times by now: If you want to make the right impression at work, you need to dress for success. But what ...

2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 6, ഞായറാഴ്‌ച

KHAIRLANJI A Strange and Bitter Crop – Anand Teltu...


Small village in Bhandara district in Maharashtra has been focus of attention when four member of one dalit family was slaughtered on 29th September 29th, 2006 in bhandara district. Victims are Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange’s wife surekha, 44, his daughter priyanka, 18, sons, roshan, 23, and sudhir, 21.The fact finding team of vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti visited on 6th October to village kherlanji to know the details of this barbaric killing and they were shocked to learn that, Bhaiyyalal`s wife surekha, 44, his daughter priyanka, 18, sons, roshan, 23, and sudhir, 21, were first stripped naked, dragged from their hut to the choupal 500 meters away and hacked to death by the entire village of the so called upper-castes. vJAS has moved with the fact finding committee report to national human rights commission(nhrc) for independent probe of this dalit massacred as all political parties and local administration are covering up the matter as till date no mla or mp from bhandara has visited the village or Bhaiyyalal, more than a week after the gruesome killing took place. Two mlas from Nagpur, ostensibly sent by the congress higher-ups, visited kherlanji, but did not make any noise. The police are not acting fast and the only two prime witnesses are under threat. Not a single villager’s statement has been recorded. Neighboring villages are living with fear and terror, especially the minority lower castes dalit to dared to demand the right of land were slaughtered in order to give other dalit in villages of Mowadi taluka of bhandara district.

Anand Teltumbde gives the full accounts of that massacre which shook the world, in the book  “KHAIRLANJI A Strange and Bitter Crop”. He wrote; when the Khairlanji killing took place in September 2006, India was daydreaming about becoming a superpower. Clocking an average of eight percent GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Growth over the previous three years, it was expected to surge to a double-digit growth. The swelling of foreign exchange, influx of portfolio investments, a sky rocking sensex, booming business, merges and acquisitions by Indian corporate, the growing numbers of Indian Billionaires  - the entire establishment was singing the song of India. It was being said that India would soon overtake China. As this India of a handful people rose, the other India of hundreds of thousands was plumbing new lows…

Arundhathi Roy wrote; Anand Teltumde’s analysis of the public, ritualistic massacre of a dalit family in 21st century India exposes the gangrenous heart of our society.  It conceptualizes the massacre and describes the manner in which the social, political and state machinery, the police, the mass media and the judiciary all collude to first create the elimate for such bestiality, and then cover it up. This is not a book about the last days of relic feudalism, but a book about what modernity means in India. It discusses one of the most important issues in contemporary India.ttention when four member of one dalit family was slaughtered on 2...

2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 5, ശനിയാഴ്‌ച

Smart Tech Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads


In June, many families are celebrating dads and grads. Dad certainly deserves a special Father’s Day with all he does throughout the year. And graduating students also merit recognition for all they have accomplished. Now, it’s up to you to find gifts that celebrate these special occasions.
This year, skip the usual suspects, and opt for items tailored to their specific style and personality. For instance, tech gifts are perfect to begin your search, so get the scoop from someone who knows. Emmy Award-winning technology and trends reporter Brett Larson offers his take on the top five tech gifts for both dads and grads.
1. SunBriteTV’s Signature Series SB-4660HD. Give Dad the TV experience he has always wanted with SunBrite’s all-weather televisions. They’re actually designed for outdoor use, which means any backyard can become a modern entertainment space for barbecues, favorite sports games or family movie nights. Imagine the possibilities—you know dad can.
2. LG TONE+ Wireless Stereo Headset. In a world where practically everything is wireless, your headset should be, too. The LG Tone+, with stereo-quality sound and Bluetooth technology, is lightweight and easy to wear. It’s perfect for grads who want to listen to music while working out, or dads who need to make calls while commuting. The noise-canceling technology and long-lasting battery make it ideal in virtually every situation.
3. Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer. If dad has a small office or works from home, the Multifunction Printer has everything he’ll need. Its wireless capabilities will let him print all kinds of documents, web content and photos from any mobile device, meaning smartphones and tablets are fair game. The Mono Laser printer can also scan, copy and fax documents, so it also completes any dorm room.
4. Carbonite. Dads and grads, or anyone with a computer, definitely need automatic cloud backup and stress-free data recovery. With one flat fee, Carbonite automatically backs up all of your files via cloud technology. That allows dad or busy students the ability to access stored files from any device with Internet connectivity just by signing in online. Restoring files is easy, so business files, schoolwork and priceless memories aren’t lost forever.
5. VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet. Don’t forget any pint-sized grads this year with VTech’s InnoTab 2S. The tablet is great for tots anywhere from 3 to 9 years old and puts them on the fast track to learning. Parents can help kids choose from hundreds of e-books, games, apps and educational videos to find appropriate yet entertaining content. Family vacations and road trips will be a breeze if the little ones are occupied.
For more information or gift ideas, visit www.killerapps.tv.

Women’s Swimwear Has Been Reinvented This Beach Se...


Bathing suit season. The words strike fear in the hearts of women of all sizes, conjuring images of teeny-weeny bikinis and the inevitable wardrobe malfunctions. With bottoms that ride down and tops that ride up, women truly get the short end of the stick when it comes to summer swimwear.
That is, until now. Launched in 2009, Ohio-based designer Debbie Kuhn is bursting onto the market with a comfortable new concept that will have you gearing to go this summer: girltrunks. Kuhn designed the two-piece suits because the traditional swimsuit market offered nothing that covered the legs. After accepting an invitation to tube down the Madison River in Montana, she remembers futilely searching the racks at Nordstrom when she had a novel idea.
“Why don’t I pair a tankini top with men’s swim trunks?” said Kuhn. She did just that and wore her newly created swimwear in Montana. “It was a day in time I remember vividly. I felt so liberated, in swimwear of all things, and I wanted to share that feeling with other women.”
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2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 4, വെള്ളിയാഴ്‌ച

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Special Recruitment - I Santhakumar


When we write the history of dalits in contemporary periods, the special recruitment would have a predominant place there. Though the scheme had begun during communist govt.in 1957,it got a good momentum in 1971.The representation of dalits in govt.service was reviewed dept.wise and category wise. The representation of dalits were abysmal.Govt. after reviewing the position, posts were created where ever there are backlogs. This would be distributed among class two, class three and class four. The review meeting would be held by the chief minister every first of January without fail. A new generation among dalits was emerged through this great venture. Very young dalits began to occupy prestigious posts in the dept. once the monopoly of the so called upper castes. The general public began to recognize them as they began to deal with power.There was a migration from the remotest hamlets to cities. Graduation was the minimum qualification for gazetted posts. The education which got momentum through missionary had continued its mission through democratic govts.Concessions were also given to the dalits.Thus a good number dalit candidates,fully qualified, were awaiting jobs like' Veshambel'.There are innumerable young energetic youth without having any other backgrounds, excelled in official heirachy.The economic and social conditions had tremendously increased. Their  families were also become respectable one in the villages out of the sheer caste ridden ambience. It was a compelling situation. Communal tensions were sparked due to local issues. Because almost all who got into higher posts, were dwellers in uphills and in waterlogged areas where there were no established path ways. Many of them have to cross through the narrow strips with the mercy of others. When they became in high positions even the narrow pathways were blocked. The dalits even after became collector in native districts, could not have road to reach home in official car. The very uncivilized feudal mentalities are still governing them. Many of them left their native places because of  the social tensions. Many of them became accused in criminal cases. Even I was also one of such victims of the atrocities of the uppercastes.On the shore of our paddy field an yielding coconut tree was holding another coconut tree of the feudal for along time. In spite of repeated requests he refused to cut it. One day when I went to home on a fine Sunday from Trivandrum, my friends told me that they were going to cut the tree and they did it. The same day I returned to Trivandrum. Next day while I was in the office I got a phone call that one of our servant had been taken into custody by the police and a case registered in which I was the first accused. Immediately I rushed to Parasala police station with an advocate friend. The Inspector was also a relative of the petitioner. He wanted to file the case in the court and I had to take bail from the court. Though I was an officer and thoroughly innocent of the charges,I had to fight in the court. My friends Baburaj ,and Santharam Asst.commissioners strongly interfered but couldn't divert their subordinate from the cooked up case. Finally I was absolved of from the charges after contesting the case for two years. It is unforgettable for me the mental hardships and monetary loss, I happened to suffer, The intention of the feudal was to dismiss me from service after imposing a conviction.
While some of the special recruitees were having outstanding performances, some were miserably flop. Almost all became saviours of their families. The entire burden rest on them viz converting the thatched house in to at least tiled one, look after the aged parents, conduct marriages of sisters brothers and to educate others in the family etc.Actually they were in devil and deep sea. Some found it very difficult to carry out the works for want of home works. Superiors very often tease them in front of others. Some others fully bestowed before the sycophants and even fell in love with inferiors and married. There are many instances in which they married women with two, three children as a mark of eternal love taught in colleges. Some others were officers even before their parents, they didn't even care their family problems In my office one of my subordinate wanted to marry a divorced lady of last grade servant with her children who was older than him. His parents came to my house and requested to divert him from his conviction. He was very stubborn and hence my efforts became futile. At last the poor family left my home with tears. The important thing behind this is that such courage would never be shown in the case of any dalit women. Another group of officers were in the grip of liquor. Actually the liquor was swallowing them. Some even dwelled in the shops forgetting their bounden commitments to their families and the community in large. One known martyr of liquor was late Prem prskash who entered the service as Undersecretary in Kerala Public Service Commission. He would have been the Secretary, the prestigious post,for more than 10 years. While he was holding the post of Joint secretary he was terminated from service for corrupt practices and misbehaviour.He became a normdic in Trivandrum meeting all employees for financial help. Actually he was a geneous.I had many occasions to interact with him about space and celestial bodies referring atlas. Very tall fellow with dynamic features which are not common for dalits.His arguments are un challenging. His vocabulary in English was very good. But who bothers? When a dalit is derailed nobody there to correct him, no society,no godfather and no accepted leaders. This is the boon and bane of dalits.Once he is mistaken, there is no way to escape from it. It will be a strong wepon to others to tarnish him and to initiate action.
The officers entered lower posts gradually reached higher posts. In 1987 there were five dalit officers working as Private secretaries of Ministers. In 1995 there were 18 Additional secretaries in the secretariat. In so many depts.the heads were dalit officers. Many of them rendered outstanding performances. A new judicious atmosphere beyond the feudal feelings pervaded in the offices, was thus created. The interests of all irrespective of caste and creed protected. in the offices. We were the worst hit of the casteism.So our dealings were beyond such feelings. An egalitarian approaches were instilled in the minds of all as we have solemnly resolved to constitute our country into a sovereign,socialist,and democratic country through our constitution. Nobody remember this oath, though it is so cardinal.
The special recruitment created an upper class strata among dalits.The next generation of this upper class satisfies all nutritional requirements for a fertile brain to compete with others which was blatantly lacked by their parents. All other infrastructural facilities were also facilitated
The after effects of the recruitment made many impacts on the age old interests of affluents.Regular promotion to others affected due to the induction of young dalit officers over them. They began to murmur in their assemblages about the danger and even some leaders also came out with vehement criticism to stop the recruitment. The politicians once jealously claimed as their long cherished desire to bring young dalits to the highest realm of heirarchy.But when they realized the impacts, their long cherished desire began to fade.Thus the golden era of dalits in the official stardom is gradually diminishing.
They are forgetting the history. In 1891 the Nairs had given a memorandum to the Highness praying for reservation to govt.jobs as posts were reserved only to Brahmins and Tamil chetties It is popularly known as Malayalee memorial Then there was Namboothiri memorial.Ezhavas also came out with Ezhava memorial. It is a fact that almost all clamored for reservation in Kerala. The upper castes now keep mum on reservation once instituted by them and claim for merit. Can anybody define merit? Is it the charm, beauty, or physique determine the merit? If they claim that merit was pervading before reservation, can they take the responsibility for the pathetic condition of our country?
Accordingly they captured the posts by hook or crook. It is paradoxical that they who oppose the reservation strongly. The present reservation is only for 50%.The 50%is set apart for merits. The reserved 50% is distributed among Ezhava,Muslim,SC/St and other OBCs.8% is for SC and 2% for St.It is amusing that when ever reservation is reffered,only reservation to dalits are remembered, as if we are the only reserved community ignoring others. It can now generally say that all are reserved communities. Almost all are also enjoying concessions in one name or other. When we are living in a country which affirmed to constitute our country in to socialism, is it not our duty to maintain proportionate representation in all fields?.Reservation is not a mere representation, but a sharing of power and participation of power
As it was once blatantly dined and to restore the backlog, special recruitment was introduced.

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Private and Public Slaves – Ravikumar.

Private and Public Slaves – Ravikumar.


Ravikumar
In a contest where dalit writing is being equated only with autobiography, we present here in book from notes written by B R Ambedkar,which have the characteristics of autobiographical writings. In multi volume writings and speeches of Babasaheb Ambedkar edited by Vasant Moon, these writings can be found in Volume 12, under the title ‘Waiting for a Visa’. The connection between the title and the six autobiographical ‘illustrations’ – as Ambedkar calls them – is not clear. Perhaps, Ambedkar indented adding more to this body of writing but eventually could not. All that the editorial note by Moon says is: “Here are some of the reminiscences drawn by Dr. Ambedkar in his own handwriting. The MSS traced in the collection of the People’s Education Society were published by the society as a booklet on 19th March 1990. – ed.” If these are some reminiscences, were there more? What Visa was Ambedkar waiting for? We can, however, gather frome the content that Ambedkar wrote at least a few of these available notes in 1935. In the second reminiscences, he refers to his return from London to work in Baroda in 1917. towards the end of this section, he recalls that “18 years has not succeeded in fading away” the memory of the incidence of untouchability he experienced in the Parsi inn. The last ‘illustration’ refers to an incident that happened in march 1938, and must have been written well after that. It is clear that Ambedkar jotted down several such ‘illustrations’ over the years, and perhaps many have been lost. In this edition, we have given separate titles to each episode that Ambedkar recalls, instead of numbering them as in the original.

Though Ambedkar’s works are available volumes, and despite the availability of biography by Dananjay Keer (Dr.Ambedkar: Life and Mission, 1954), and two feature films on the man (Jabbar Patel’s Babasaheb Ambedkar in Hindi, 2000; and Dr Padmavathi-Bharath’s Ambedkar in Telugu, 1992), we learn very title about this personal life. What we know of Ambedkar pertains solely to his public life, his public self. Other than occasional reference to his poor helth in his writings, speeches and letters, it has not been possible for us to know anything about the sorrows and joys that came his way. How was his marital life; what was the nature of his relationship with his son; the kind of friendships he had – we know little about these.

Ambedkar emphasized the role of the individual in society. He was someone who waged a hard battle during the drafting of the Indian Constitution to centralize the individual in its frame work. He also accepted the contribution of the individual to the making of history. However he did not leave behind anything his writing for us to understand and approach him as an individual.

The issues that confront dalits can be understood through the binary of the public and the private. The public has come to connote things and space which are inaccessible for the dalits. Common wells, public roads and cremation grounds are space denied to dalits. If a dalit does well in the open competition of an entrance exam, she is often slotted in the reserved category. In electoral politics, a dalit is not expected to contest from a general constituency. Whatever the law – ironically drafted by Ambedkar – says, this is the reality.

2014, ഏപ്രിൽ 1, ചൊവ്വാഴ്ച

Dalits and social Justice - Ram Puniyani

Dr.Ram Puniyani

Religion and politics have become extremely interviewed in India, Indeed, one could say that what is being witnessed is right-wing politics of the majority community, the Hindus, in the name of religion. Currently the term that is used to describe these phenomena is Hindutva, and it has held sway over society since the last two decades. It aims to stifle the democratic liberal space, and to impose a short of status quo in societal relations. It projects itself as a savior of Hindu society, making us believe in exists to save the nation from internal and external enemies. This then is the politics of nation building.

The rise of Hindutva began since the 1980s, when the presence of dalits and woman in society came into focus. Its first political expression came in the form of the anti-reservation riots in Gujarat, gaining momentum in the wake of the Mandal Commission’s recommendations coming into face. It is against the interests of the Hindutva ideologues to let caste and gender relations revolve.

There were major social reform movements challenging the severe social, economical and political oppression of dalits, led by leaders like Phule, Periyar and Ambedkar, which received a boost when industrialization took off India. India’s independence, the rights laid down in its Constitution, and its industrialization allowed dalits to move out of their traditional occupation and habitations and enter never vistas of society. New opportunities in education – reserving seats in academic institutes, job quotas and electoral constituencies – ensured that a section of dalits would gain and become ‘equal’ to others. It is not that these processes were not sabotaged from within the system., All the same, a sort of slow revolution shook society. The policies of Jawaharlal Nehru and the principles of B R Ambedkar ensured this transition came to the fore.

Many viewed the changes in status of dalits unfavorably. The rise of the affluent middle classes in cities and small towns, added a new twist to this opposition. Religiously formed the base of this reaction: Yatras, Jai Matadi, a type of religiously around mother worship, more popular in north India, visit to Hindu pilgrimage sites like Vaishno Devi and Thirupati, started assuming an importance not seen in the first three decades since India’s Independence. The response to the Mandal Commission was most certainly aimed at showing the lower castes/classes their place in society. Hindutva primarily is a club of the moneyed and upper – caste people who use the opium of religion to draw the unemployed and the deprived into their fold. The social issues that matter are forgotten while employee/mosque came to the fore, and in the way of social progress, which is the bace of dalits’ liberation, which is thus halted.

While grappling with the issues pertaining to religious fascism, I did realize that primarily the exponents of Hindutva wanted to ensure the status quo of social relations, rather than attack the minorities. They want the dalits, adivasis and laboring classes to remain subjugated. The idea is to restore the traditional structural hierarchy of caste and gender. I realized that the caste issues which failed to get resolved, persisted in modified forms. Most of the chapters of this book were written as response to the onslaught of Hindutva ideologues., their subtle ways of glorifying and retaining the caste equations under more attractive labels. Hindutva ideologies have been multifarious in their approach. Sometimes they are blatant and assertive, sometimes subtle and persuasive, changing their stance according to political climate. Their political agenda remains the same irrespective of the ruling government. Many of their assertions have changed according with the change government ruling at the center. The electoral politics in a way has forced the Hindutva/RSS formation and more so the BJP to talk in the language of which apparently talks about development and issue of poor. It also does take up few issues related to price rise also. But at core it still revels in taking up identity issues . The one’s like Tipu Sultan’s legacy, Baba Budan Giri in Karnatakas, Bhojshala Maula Masjid in MP and one’s related to  Vande Matram, terrorism all over. Terrorism is a good arsenal in the BJP arsenal lately. The myth that all terrorists are Muslims had broadly been percolated with the result that it is enough to say that we want to deal with terrorists firmly and that may act as an intimidating signal to minorities and a focus of consolidation for sections of Hindus.

The book - Dalits and social Justice – is sequel to our earlier effort, Communal Politics-A Illustrated Primer, and a similar wavelength. It is meant to introduce the reader to all the aspects of social justice in as simple a way as possible. Also we understand that the Indian democracy cannot be protected without the dailits, workers, woman and adivasis coming together to fight for economic, social and gender justice.

Meena Kandasamy, Milind Bhavar, Dilip Sieon, Sudhanva Deshpande, Pradeep Deshpande and Satyakam Hoshi have helped me immensily in putting this book together. I owe a debt of gratitude to KP Sasi, some of whose illustrations I have used in this book, also Kali Sengupta and Arun Inamdar did some illustrations, especially for this book.


From the preface of the book, Dalits and Social Justice, written by Dr. Ram Puniyani. He was teaching in IIT Mumbai till 2004, when he took voluntary retirement. Is associated with various secular initiatives and has been part of various investigation reports on violation of human rights of minorities. Has been conducting workshop in different parts of the country on the themes related to, threats to democracy; the agenda of communal politics; myths about minorities and politics of terror. Contributes a fortnightly article in e bulletin, Issues in Secular Politics, has written several books. In recipient of Maharashtra Foundation, Association for Communal Harmony and Fr, Machio Memorial Humanitarian awards.

Can be contacted at ; ram.puniyani@gmail.com, web:pluralindia.com

The book is published by Mythri Books thiruvanamthapuram. E-mail: mythribooks@gmail.com

Armstrong Williams: Giving Back to the Industry He...

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(NewsUSA) – There’s something to be said for the media gurus who immerse themselves in the whole industry. Multi-media mogul Armstrong Williams began as a South Carolina high schooler with an aptitude for public speaking and wound up hosting a daily radio show and nationally syndicated TV program, “The Right Side With Armstrong Williams.”
The 51-year-old entrepreneur has never shown signs of slowing down. His early PR work turned into a full-fledged devotion to broadcasting, and now he’s a regular conservative columnist for publications like Newsmax and the Washington Times.
Williams is also frequently invited as a guest commentator on networks such as MSNBC, Washington Watch, C-SPAN, Sky news and Joy Behar’s “Say Anything.”
The Washington Post describes the radio host as “one of the most recognized conservative voices in America.” He’s also a provocative voice who doesn’t believe in partisan politics and isn’t afraid to challenge anyone, be they representatives or their constituents.
“Although my fundamental values haven’t changed, my perspective has broadened. Above all, I do not delve into partisan politics,” says Williams, who’s always willing to take on legislators.
Williams is all too familiar with the political landscape in Washington, noting that “public policy is inherently grey,” but his expertise exceeds the realm of politics.
Now that Williams has hosted television and radio programs, including his daily 6-7pm EST Sirius 128 Live broadcast, and solidified himself as an assertive political analyst, he’s branched out to running entire stations.
Williams has two decades of experience producing public affairs and entertainment programming, but with the help of Sinclair Broadcast Group, his company Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC now owns two full-powered broadcast stations, NBC 25 WEYI, Flint, Mich. and CW WWMB 25, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Williams’ venture emerged from a larger deal in which Sinclair acquired the assets of 18 other TV stations — further cementing Sinclair as America’s largest independent owner of broadcast TV. Williams’ longstanding professional history with Sinclair shows he’s already versed in managing programming, advertising and producing prime-time specials.
“[The] announcement fulfills a lifelong dream to own and operate broadcast facilities and give back to an industry that I love,” Williams says. “Many in the industry talk about diversity and expanding opportunity, but here the Sinclair Broadcast Group is putting words into action.”
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