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Panama's First Lady Participates Attends Morari Bapu's Lecture
Posted on 2014/7/23 18:10:37 ( 181 reads )


PANAMA, July 21, 2014 (Panama On): The First Lady of the Republic, Lorena Castillo de Varela, attended the lecture by Hindu spiritual preacher Morari Bapu. At the event, the preacher, on his first visit to Panama (to present Ram Katha), spoke of truth, love, compassion and forgiveness as essential values for all religions that can transform anyone into a peacemaker. The event, organized by the Hindu Temple at a local hotel, was attended by the Ambassador of India to Panama Shamma Jain, government representatives, members of the Hindu community in Panama, and special guests.

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Defalsification of Indian History is the First Step for Our Renaissance.
Posted on 2014/7/23 18:10:32 ( 218 reads )


INDIA, May 3, 2014 ( Note: This is a long editorial piece by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, an economist and prominent Indian politician with the BJP.

The identity of India is Hindustan, i.e., a nation of Hindus and those others who acknowledge with pride that their ancestors were Hindus. Hindustan represents the continuing history of culture of Hindus. One's religion may change, but culture does not. Thus, on the agenda for a national renaissance should be the dissemination of the correct perception of what we are. This perception has to be derived from a defalsified history. However, the present history taught in our schools and colleges is the British imperialist-sponsored one, with the intent to destroy our identity.

A correct, defalsified history would record that Hindustan was one nation in the art of governance, in the style of royal courts, in the methods of warfare, in the maintenance of its agrarian base, and in the dissemination of information. Sanskrit was the language of national communication and discourse.

Much more of the lengthy discussion and history at source above.

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Beef Ten Times More Damaging to Environment Than Other Livestock
Posted on 2014/7/23 18:10:17 ( 189 reads )


UNITED STATES, July 21, 2014 (BBC): A new study suggests that the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock. Scientists measured the environment inputs required to produce the main US sources of protein. Beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. The research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers developed a uniform methodology that they were able to apply to all five livestock categories and to four measures of environmental performance. As a result, beef comes out clearly as the food animal with the biggest environmental impact. As well as the effects on land and water, cattle release five times more greenhouse gas and consume six times more nitrogen than eggs or poultry.

"The overall environmental footprint of beef is particularly large because it combines a low production efficiency with very high volume," said Prof. Mark Sutton, from the UK's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. "The result is that the researchers estimate that over 60% of the environmental burden of livestock in the US results from beef. Although the exact numbers will be different for Europe (expecting a larger role of dairy), the overall message will be similar: Cattle dominate the livestock footprint of both Europe and US."

Cutting down on beef can have a big environmental impact they say. But the same is not true for all livestock.

"One can reasonably be an environmentally mindful eater, designing one's diet with its environmental impact in mind, while not resorting to exclusive reliance on plant food sources," said Prof Eshel.

"In fact, eliminating beef, and replacing it with relatively efficiency animal-based alternatives such as eggs, can achieve an environmental improvement comparable to switching to plant food source."

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Millet's True Glycemic Index
Posted on 2014/7/23 18:10:11 ( 140 reads )


KAUAI, HAWAII, July 22, 2014: A reader has pointed out that millet does not have a low glycemic index number as claimed in the July 21 news item, "Millets: The Nutrient Rich Counterparts Of Wheat And Rice," (even though coming from a government of India press release).

Generally anything over 70 is considered high glycemic. Ragi, a common form of red millet in India is 86 ( Bajra, or millet, is given here ( as 82. Other sites give similar numbers.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2014/7/23 18:10:04 ( 137 reads )


Hindu Dharma was a great reconciler. It reconciled various viewpoints, various doctrines. It knew how to look at things from various angles and viewpoints. It knew no conflict between science and religion, between rationalism and spiritualism. It was so because it was not dogmatic in reason or religion.
-- Ram Swarup (1920-1998), distinguished spokesperson of Hindu spirituality and culture in India

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