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Showing posts from November 26, 2006

Gayatri Mantra as Doorbell

I discovered the use of Gayatri Mantra as a door bell on a visit to one of my friend’s house. I was surprised about it then. Later, I found that it is being sold online. The online traders saysIt is an alternative doorbell that does not blast into your ear; on pressing the bell a sacred chant – ‘The Gayatri Mantra’ - is played once instead. Each time you have a visitor, you get the benefit of improved psychic vibrations which occur whenever a sacred chant is activated.But I feel hearing the Gayatri Mantra at odd time will be nothing short of horror. And sometimes embarrassing too!! It will not be good to hear the mantra when indulged in activities that are completely non-religious. I am not indulging into the activities that will create embarrassment. But the mere imagination can evoke some good laugh.

So is it wise to use Gayatri Mantra as Doorbell?

When Sonia Gandhi is advertised as a Hindu

The Hindu newspaper today carries a photograph of Sonia Gandhi being welcomed at the Tirupati temple. Numerous politicians visit the temple and most of the newspapers give little importance to it. The visit of Sonia Gandhi was ignored by most newspapers.

But somehow The Hindu did not ignore it. Why?The Hindu which claims to be the champion of secularism wanted to convey to its avid readers mostly Hindus that Sonia Gandhi is a Hindu. There is only a picture in the front page. No report about the visit. The report strangely is a very small one pushed into the far down corner of eighth page. So it is clear why the picture was published in the front page. Just to advertise that Sonia Gandhi is a Hindu. Interestingly the report has a sentenceMs. Gandhi reverentially bowed her head when they applied ‘tilak’ on her forehead.What does this sentence mean? That others don’t bow their head reverentially or to indicate that she respects Hindu values. The Hindu is also trying to send out another me…