Ratnesh Dwivedi's Blog – August 2018 Archive (3)

Vymaanka Shashtra (Aeronautics) in Ancient India and According to Maharishi Bhardwaaja

The Vaimānika Shāstra is a Sanskrit text on aeronautics obtained by psychic channeling and automatic writing. It makes the claim that the vimānas mentioned in ancient Sanskrit epics were advanced aerodynamic flying vehicles, similar to a rocket.

DEFINITION OF VIMANA

The word “Vimana” originates from the Sanskrit words Vi-Mana, ‘Vi’ meaning ‘Bird’ and ‘Mana’ meaning ‘like’. The interpretation will be ‘like bird’. Owing to similarity with birds, it is named ‘vimana’. The word…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 27, 2018 at 12:08am — No Comments

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

When I visited China this time my hosts asked me to tell them two latest Hindi movie's name which they can watch and I told them about 'Neerja' and 'Gold'.In my opinion both movies are an attempt to fight against odds and circumstances.While 'Neerja' is a story of a daughter, a wife and a working lady who gives away her life while balancing and adjusting between family and work but when it comes to saving the…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

End of an Era in Indian Politics

India keeps losing its stalwarts of Indian politics this year. First J.Jayalitha of AIADMK in Tamilnadu then K. Karunanidhi of DMK in Tamilnadu and Somnath Chatterjee of Communist Party in W.Bengal and now India's most popular Prime Minister after Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mrs Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajapayee who was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences today at 05;05 PM in New Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is regarded as a great orator who gave India a strong opposition… Continue

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 16, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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A Case for Giving Climate Migrants Protected Legal Status

With climate change already affecting vast regions of the planet, Bard College's Brian Mateo makes the case for expanding legal protections for refugees to include people displaced due to environmental issues. Whether by updating the 1951 Convention or working on a new global agreement, Mateo writes that this an urgent human rights issue for vulnerable populations today and future generations.

Need for a New Consensus

Foreign policy experts are having diffuclty linking the negative implications of a shift towards trasactionalism for U.S. foreign aid to voters. This begs the question: Should there be a clear quid pro quo for U.S. assistance?

The End of the U.S.-Taliban Talks? with Jonathan Cristol

Despite progress over the last year, Donald Trump effectively ended the latest round of U.S.-Taliban negotiations with a tweet earlier this month. Will talks continue in a more understated way? Does this change anything on the ground in Afghanistan? And what is the Taliban doing in Moscow? Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses all this and more.

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