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Anandabai Gopal Joshi....A forgotten Indian icon

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As it has become somewhat of a trend lately, the first challenge while writing a new post is to decide whether to write in Gujarati or English. Heart says Gujarati emanating from overflowing love for mother tongue, mind says English for the fact that it will be read by far more. I am starting with two humble goals. First goal is to bring this very beautiful personality from the 19th century to everyone's attention And second is to....well you will have to read it all the way to the end for it.


 A good friend had gifted a small book, probably a 30 odd pages, titled "Hindu Women",  a compilation of names and some basic details of iconic and celebrated Hindu women through out the history such as Apala, Panna Dhai, Meerabai, Jijabai, Rani Laksmibai, Ahlyabai Holkar, Kalpna Chawla etc. The book lay untouched for more than a year collecting dust. Randomly while searching for a different book, stumbled upon this book and started flipping through the pages. And the brain says, …

Clean India....The unconventional way

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From the lowest rung of society fighting for their daily breads in the Mumbai's Dharavi slums to the opulent aristocrats in Lutyen's Bungalows in New Delhi planning their nth vacation to Swiss Alps, there would be hardly anyone in Bharat unaware of the MASSIVE cleanliness mission that the nation has embarked upon under the charismatic leader and Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi ji. Below are the few key points that impresses one and all....

1) The widely circulated image of a Prime Minister carrying broom AND actually cleaning the street, [not just holding for kodak moment] will remain in the public psyche for long as positive message and continue to motivate.
2) Cool iphone/android apps allows us to organize and work in teams across cities towards the mission goal.
3) Sports and entertainment icons alike, from Sachin Tendulakar to Aamir Khan taking the challenge head on, descending on Mumbai streets and quietly playing their part...

All this is commendable and deserves mu…