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Dr S Radhakrishnan Thoughts on Revolutions

Revolutions generally leave a trail of disappointment and disillusionment behind them. In the excitement of the struggle we proclaim great ideals and entertain high hopes. Where the struggle is over we are brought into contact with hard reality and the attempt to apply these ideals leads to compromises, retreats which tarnish the purity of the achievement. Every successful revolution faces criticism not only from the right, from its dispossessed victims, but also from the left, from its one-time supporters who accuse it of having betrayed its principles. What is essential is to hold fast to the ideals, the fundamental principles which govern the revolution.
Some of us regard ourselves as innately good but betrayed by circumstances. It is better to discern signs of inward decay and check them in time. No outside country can degrade a nation. It could be degraded only by itself. We must try to see to it that in every act we do, we behave as worthy descendants of the great leaders who pla…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 18, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 18, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day of the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi the full day on September 18 and till 12:34 AM on September 19, 2011. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika Nakshatra till 6:54 PM on September 18, 2011. Afterwards it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pitru Paksha Shradh Sixth day.  Sashti Shradh. Krittika Shradh.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Sashti or sixth day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Shasti or sixth day of the waning phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa an…