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Showing posts from November 15, 2006

Should Hindu scriptures be revised to remove all objectionable references?

Holy books in Hinduism were rendered orally. It was written down much later. And most the original texts are no longer available.When the scriptures were written down several additions and deletions were made. Many writers often twisted the Holy Scriptures for the selfish needs of their community. Sudheendra Kulkarni writes about one such incident in the Sunday express. From Tulsi Ramayana: “Dhola gawanra sudra pasu naari, sakala taadan ke adhikari” (A drum, a rustic, a sudra, a beast and a woman - all these deserve to be beaten.)He feels there is a need to reinterpret, and in some places modify, those aspects of our religious texts that are outdated.I agree with him. Most of the Holy Scriptures in Hinduism has undergone several alterations during the past 5000 years. Most of these alterations were done with ulterior motives. As most of these lines are not in tune with the main theme of the scriptures.One example: Valmiki composed the Ramayana from the deep pain he had when a bird was…

A Great Ad That Reminds Of the Needy and Poor In Our Society

This ad campaign by the Salvation Army is about three years ago and it won a prize at Cannes advertising festival. The campaign will be again run during this Christmas. It has a universal appeal.
The great thing about this ad is that it evokes an emotional response.

An Ad against Animal Cruelty

The below ad is a campaign against animal cruelty by Peta.
Cats and dogs require a 10 to 20 year financial and emotional commitment. So please don’t buy animals as presents.

Online Community to Learn Foreign Languages

FriendsAbroad is the world's largest online community for people wishing to learn new languages. FriendsAbroad writesIf you speak English and want to learn Spanish, you can find Spanish speakers who want to improve their English – you help them with their English and in return they will help you with your Spanish.The web site offers a unique way of learning languages. The site is free but requires registration. Email and chats are the present methods of contact. Free voice calls over the internet might be available soon.

KFC Creates World's First Brand Visible From Space

The KFC news release:
KFC Corporation (a division of YUM! Brands, Inc. NYSE:YUM) today became the world's first brand visible from outer space by unveiling a record-breaking 87,500 square feet, updated Colonel Sanders logo in the Area 51 desert.The massive logo, which was referred to as the "Face from Space" by the project team, is so large it dwarfs one of America's largest and most famous landmarks - Mt.Rushmore. It took a team of nearly 50 designers, engineers, scientists (including astrophysicists), architects and other professionals working nearly three months to conceive, create and execute building the world's largest logo. The "Face from Space" took more than 3,000 hours to create from inception to launch and was built by Synergy, a leading event company. The logo consists of 65,000 one-foot by one-foot painted tile pieces that were assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle: 6,000 red, 14,000 white, 12,000 eggshell, 5,000 beige and 28,000 black. A vid…

International Pop star incorporates teachings of Amritanandamayi

Melanie Safka's song “Motherhood of Love” incorporates the teachings of Amritanandamayi. Melanie had a life-altering experience with the saint popularly called as Amma. Since 1969 Melanie has released almost one album a year. On Melanie’s recent Korean tour she was invited to perform a special "Concert for Peace" at Imjingak, a memorial site just a few miles from the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas. The “Motherhood of Love” was featured prominently at Imjingak. (link)