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Gandhi movie first ever rare video 1931

The video was shot on April 30th 1931, when moving pictures were so new and uncommon. As said in the video, Mahatma was not much interested in getting photographed or being filmed. Also the interviewer was told that mahatma has a feeble voice and will be difficult to capture in his camera. Gandhi gave this interview to Fox Movietone News and also met the peasants of Bardoli. This precious clipping is from the archives of Fox News Movietone.

Some of the questions asked in the interview were :

  • What ware the next steps if England does not agree to your demands ?
  • If India wins its independence will you work on abolishing child marriages?
  • Will England give India full selg-governance authority?
  • For the next round-table discussion, Will you go in Indian dress or an european dress ? (I can’t still understand the reasoning behind this question – interesting journalism)
  • If england is not ready to agree to your demands, are you prepared to return to the Jail ?

Also watch the full movie “Ghandi” below : Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was a collaboration of British and Indian production companiesand was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the titular role.

Arijit Singh Unplugged 2013 Season 3 songs videos

MTv India invited Arijit Singh to its season 3 of Unplugged TV series. MTV Unplugged is a TV series showcasing many popular musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments. The songs featured on the show are mostly officially released earlier by the artists.

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Kabira’

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Tum Hi Ho’

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Phir Mohabbat’

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Ilahi’

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Phir Le Aaya’

Arijit Singh – Unplugged Season 3 – ‘Duaa’

Arijit Singh is a trained classical singer who has performed in many stage shows. His career as a playback singer started when he participated in a singing reality show called Fame Gurukul (2005), while still in college.[1][5] Although he did not win the competition, his participation garnered respect and love from fans. He went on to win a subsequent reality show called 10 ke 10 le gaye dil with the help of audience votes.[6] Shankar Ehsaan Loy gave Arijit the first break on one of their songs called “All For One” from High School Musical 2 (Vol 1) album.
Arijit Singh was also invited on the 29 December 2012, Episode 9 of the MTV Unplugged India Season 2. The youtube video of the airing drove close to 1 million views and seems to be hit in Mtv India channel. I guess that’s the reason he was invited again this year for creating 6 of his favorite songs. Please enjoy all the 6 songs below.
In 2013, he had sung in more than 12 movies in which his work in Aashiqui 2, Chennai Express and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani were well recognized.

Arijit singh biography and Wikipedia can be found here.

Worlds cheapest car Bajaj RE60 beats Tata Nano

India’s Bajaj Auto unveiled its first four-wheeled vehicle named RE60, making a foray into the wider market from its comfort zone of two and three-wheeled vehicles.


The RE60 will be built at Bajaj Auto’s Aurangabad plant and the launch will take place in a few months from now. The company refused to divulge the price. However, it said that the RE60 will deliver close to 40 kmpl and emit only 60g/km of CO2, making it one of the most fuel-efficient and green vehicles in the market.

The Bajaj small car RE60 is reported to be installed with liquid cooled, DTSi, four stroke, single cylinder, 200cc motor that will churn out around 20 bhp max power along with 35 kmpl mileage. Apart from that the new vehicle from Bajaj has got seating for 4 passengers including driver. The max speed limit of the passenger vehicle will be 70 kmph.

he upcoming Bajaj ultra-low car will have head-to-head competition with the India’s cheapest and smallest car, Tata Nano. There are no official words concerning to the forthcoming Bajaj ULC car, except the few core technical details. The fuel efficiency of this Bajaj car will be pretty impressive. It is claimed to offer the 30kmpl mileage. This Bajaj small car will be priced around Rs.1.8 lakh.

Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
In recent time, where the constantly increasing fuel price and inflammation has disturbed car owners, the Bajaj ULC car will be the boon for those quality and cost conscious crowd. The price sensitive Indian automotive market will easily gravitated towards the all new Bajaj small car that will offer the outstanding fuel efficiency, claimed by reliable sources. It will offer 30kmpl mileage, which is much higher than the India’s cheapest Tata Nano mileage (25 kmpl). It will perform well on urban roads as well as on highway.

Engine Capacity, Power and Performance
As mentioned earlier, the precise details & specifications of the upcoming Bajaj ultra-low cost car are still under the warp, and to be disclosed with showcase on 3rd January 2012 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi at India’s most prestigious and happening Auto Expo, where various other hybrid cars to be displayed. This car will have powerful integration of highly-efficient 800cc petrol engine that will offer impressive performance.

Pick Up and Acceleration
However, company’s officials refused to talk about the technical and other sophistication of the sensational Bajaj ULC car, still if words are to be believed, the futuristic Bajaj small car will offer a great pick-up and acceleration. It would be somewhat equivalent to the pick-up and acceleration offered by the Tata Nano.

Interiors and Features
Despite being a compact car, Bajaj small car will come with enough spacious interior. The only significant difference will be, passengers will sit a bit closer to each other. The leg room, head room and elbow room will make it a good deal. The interior built quality, comfort, rich features & upholstery will take a charge on Tata Nano’s interior.

The driver’s seating position will be comfy and offer fine outer visibility. It is good enough to accommodate a young family. We can expect the functionally efficient accessorial features including the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, centre console, Air conditioning units with adjustable AC vents, speedometer, digital fuel meter, odometer, cup holders, power socket & buttons, power windows, soft fabric seat & door covers etc; but official confirmation is still required.

Exteriors and Features
The forthcoming Bajaj Ultra low cost car has under gone through an intensive body job. It resembles a little like Tata Nano but is still quite unique in design. The compact and well-organised designing pattern will make you fall in love with it. The attractive headlights, tail lamps, side view mirrors, curvy bumper, wheels, doors and other designing features will add the perfect proportion of the glamour and grace.

Driving and Handling
The compact Bajaj ULC car will be easy to handle with powerful suspension system. In metro cities it is more important to get from point-to-point quicker and drive in traffic. Therefore, the all new Bajaj small car has been especially designed to solve these purposes. The parking problem will be no more headache for you, as it is easy to park. It will bring you amazing experience of smooth, swift and comfy drive.

Safety Features
We can only presume that the compact Bajaj ultra-low cost car will share the same safety measurement with Tata Nano including Centre High Mount Stop Lamp, Front & Rear seat belts, Central Locking System, Laminated Windshield, Door Lock on driver & passengers side, Additional body reinforcements, Radial tubeless tyres, Booster assisted brakes, Intrusion beam and more.

This Bajaj small car will come with plenty of functional & beauty enhancing accessories like Automotive Logo Gear, Car Bras, Car Covers, Dash Covers, Floor Mats & Liners, Air Filters, Brakes & Brake and Exhaust, Mufflers & Tips.
The Bajaj ultra-low cost car is an innovative concept that has been said to be a boon in recent coming times, when common layman is suffering with the high inflammation rate and fuel price rise. The overall compact and light-weight design looks stunning.

It is easy to handle and park, even in heavy traffic roads. Its interior will bring the rich sense of lavishness with perfect comfort level. Bajaj ULC car will be available in petrol version only. The powerful 800cc engine offer great performance & fuel economy. It is claimed to offer relatively higher mileage than the Tata Nano. In conclusion, we can say that Bajaj small car will hard to ignore by the cost conscious Indian auto market.

How lavana thailam won’t make you slim

I happened to see a recent youtube video prepared by Dr.N Gopalakrishnan (titled – Lavana Thailam), who is the Director of Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage. He is a rank holder in pharmaceutical chemistry and a well educated scientist. I have seen many of his speeches on the internet and they make much sense to me. There was a recent video that he prepared himself regarding the ‘lavana thailam ‘ and would like to fight against this misleading so-called ayurvedic medicine for weight loss and maintain body figure. Many companies who make this oil and does great marketing are the main culprit here and I would like to share how not to fall into their marketing strives.

Recently Dr. Gopalkrishnan got an interesting question from an Ayurveda student regarding lavana oil, while giving a lecture on lavana thailam , on whether there are any validity on the medicinal value for this oil. Gopalkrishnan made sure that he communicates this well to the students so that they too don’t follow the foot steps of current aurvedic doctors. The lavana tailam is purely a misleading and non-worthy oil which does not help weight loss or helps bring body figure or even have any medicinal components which kills extra fat in your body. Its been promoted and marketed really well so that the people fall under the assumption that it can help solve their most concerning issue of obesity or figure less body.

lavana thailam

How Lavana thailam is not a ayurvedic medicine?

There are many proven thoughts on how Lavana tailam can’t be a medicine.

  • Various companies claim that this oil has rock salt in the oil. Any average science student knows that no salt can be mixed or joined with a oil. ‘lavanam’ means salt compounds and the name lavana oil itself is not accurate. The salts like NaCl will only dissolve in water.
  • There is no mentions in historical ayurveda studies regarding an oil mixture like this.
  • No proven records or post analysis on how many positive results are shown with this oil.
  • People buy the medicine after watching television commercials. Sales are in crores because of the demand it generated after marketing with ads.
  • No chemical reasoning behind the composition behind this medicine.

Does Lavana thailam have side effects ?

Dr. Gopalkrishnan clearly mentions that any ayurvedic medicine can have side effects if they are not prepared in the correct way it should be made and not follow the ayurvedic science. As this oil have no science behind the preparation and is purely an assumption that it can help, there can definitely be some side effects (may be for your next generation). You can never prove that the side effects that you are seeing on your body or your child’s body is because of the lavana thailam and hence its a win win situation for the companies who are selling it.

Major retailers who are making money by selling this misleading product ?

  • Ayurcare – They are major player behind promoting this oil. There misleading ads can be viewed here and here.
  • All major ayurvedic outlets – even kottakal sells it in Kerala and outside Kerala. Dr.N Gopalkrishnan shows his unhappiness when he finds that these genuine ayurvedic centers are selling the products just  because of the demand and marketing pitch.

I was surprised how the company managed to add tons of misleading positive reviews on all leading internet  forums (mostly indusladies forum), a few home remedy blogs (you can pay them to get an article added with links to where you can buy the product – kind of affiliate marketing) and other websites. I was even able to find the product being sold in at $ 10 with zero users reviews (which clearly shows that users don’t want to review the product after wasting their money).

If you understand Malayalam or find somebody who can translate malayalam, please watch Dr. N Gopalkrishnan’s video on youtube (added below).  Also find details of IISH here.

Hope this article helps you not to fall into the marketing tricks of these companies and take the correct route in loosing weight without any side effects.

Love Anthem For World Peace – STR Simbu Official Full Song Video

Finally, the much-awaited teaser and first look of Simbu aka STR’s love anthem for world peace has been unveiled.The young talent has joined hands with Akon and Rihanna and the teaser of this looks smashing with words from various languages from across the world, meaning love, as its lyrics. Meanwhile, even as STR is busy with work on this love anthem, his fans have presented him a fan anthem on the actor and it is said that Simbu was in love with this fan anthem that was dedicated to him.

The verion 1 of the song is released on the internet. Soon the full version which is said to carry the voices of International pop singers Akon and Rihanna.Mother Theresa said ‘Spread love wherever you go’; Micheal Jackson said ‘ Heal the world’, this is how the much awaited ‘Love for world peace’ song, composed and sung by STR, begins. With this song STR has joined hands with international musicians like Akon and Rihanna to promote world peace through music. The song has the lyrics in 96 languages and STR is the only musician representing India!

All we need is Pyaar Prema Kaadhal !

The lyrics for Love Anthem For World Peace will be added soon in this blog post.

New Project on the way Home schooling blog

I am pretty excited about my new project Home School Coach helping one of my good friend Mary Ann Johnson to setup and drive traffic to her Home schooling blog Home School Coach .The blog is basically explaining the concept of TJED (The Thomas Jefferson Education methodology) and its various techniques of Home schooling . I was also not much aware of the concept of Home schooling till now but now I am learning a lot on this topic and I hope I will gain a good understanding of Home schooling . In simple words , Home schooling is

Homeschooling or homeschool (also called home education or home learning) is the education of children at home, typically by parents but sometimes by tutors, rather than in other formal settings of public or private school. Although prior to the introduction of compulsory school attendance laws, most childhood education occurred within the family or community, homeschooling in the modern sense is an alternative in developed countries to formal education.
Homeschooling is a legal option in many places for parents to provide their children with a learning environment as an alternative to publicly-provided schools. Parents cite numerous reasons as motivations to homeschool, including better academic test results, poor public school environment, improved character/morality development, and objections to what is taught locally in public school. It may be a factor in the choice of parenting style. It is also an alternative for families living in isolated rural locations or living temporarily abroad.

My personal blog is back

Here’s my personal blog back again on the internet with a new design and layout, bringing it under my personal domain . It was hard for me to find extra time to re-design all my three blogs under wordpress platform .I would say WordPress was fun to work with . It took me very less time to master the tricks in designing a blog from the scratch . I would be adding an article on “how to create a blog in wordpress “ in my SEO blog at .Do check for updates soon .

So what am I going to scribble in my personal blog? It will be mostly my travelogues, various personal experiences and my life in words & pictures. Lot of things are happening in my life recently and I felt I should share all those small experiments in my life . Also I would try to cover some of my recent trips that I did which were part of my Photo expeditions.

Ratish Naroor Personal Blog

I got some good response for my re-designed photo blog at . WordPress has lot of options to tweak and present my best shots in a neat  and better way .Also the wordpress’s SEO plugins helped me a lot in  placing me on top of the search results for most of the searches related with my name .

Heber park city Utah trip

The spring is here and its time for me to start traveling again .Winter was ofcourse an experience for me as this was my first winter in USA after I left India . Snow was fun and 5 months of winter was something really exciting for me.Anyways I was glad that I survived the winter with no health issues 🙂 .
This weekend we decided to do some shopping at park city malls but the sad part was the power was shut down from noon and we had come change our plans .We decided for some fun drive to Heber and the historic city in heber, in Anoop’s Ford Mustang.The drive was superb after the winter and I think I should be scheduling more drives in our wonderful and beautiful Utah .We took a break at Deer state park in Heber and decided to watch the sunset near the lake.It was a calm and peaceful evening after the hectic week at work . Check out some fun pictures we took at this place .
Heber- Park city trip

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Heber- Park city trip

Complete set of pictures

To My parents

Got hear a great song sung by Job (the Amrita TV super singer runner-up)from his new album ‘Thaalam’.Its an amazing song and with a great meaning for the lyrics . I decided to make a video with some of the pictures of my parents which I took two years ago at Ponmudi in Kerala State.This is something I would like to dedicate to my parents who helped me reach to this level . Thank you Dad and Mom .