Archive for August, 2009


August 30th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on SPIRITUAL BOOM IN INDIA

India is known as the holy land  where  Lord Krishna explained the mysteries of life and death in the battlefield of Kurukshetra to Arjuna in  the great Bhagvata Gita, when the war of Mahabharata was fought.

Bhagwat Gita, is the most revered book in Indian mythology and its preachings are the main subject being taught in most of the Ashrams. The lessons in the chapter of Bhagwat Gita in the Mahabharata Magnum Opus  are the complete knowledge of life  and are the true guidelines for exemplary conduct and behaviour.

The people round the globe associate India with yoga, meditation and spiritualism. If one talks of spiritual channels alone, the market is huge in India.There are more than ten TV Channels which are doing the job of propagating religion 24×7 in hindi and english  alone. (more…)


August 27th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on EDWARD KENNEDY IS NO MORE

The Lion of the Senate, Edward Kennedy is no more.  As per media reports, Sen. Edward Kennedy died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Kennedy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, just a few feet from the graves of his brothers, as per CNN reports. 

Kennedy, nicknamed “Ted,” was the younger brother of slain President John F. Kennedy and New York Sen. Robert Kennedy, who was gunned down while seeking the White House in 1968. (more…)


August 26th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on DRIVE SAFELY – CONCENTRATE

We had to take our flight to Seattle on 19 Aug and that very evening we went to the market to pick up  medicine from the chemists shop in Vasant Kunj, Delhi  which I needed to carry to States for the duration of my stay there. After buying the medicine, we headed home. There were only two steps down to the road from that shop. When I was about to get down the first step, the cell phone in my sis-in-laws’ purse rang.  I was momentarily distracted and I missed the first step and my foot landed on the second. I was disbalanced, would have fallen down and taken the early morning flight minus my nose, but for the gentleman who was entering the shop and held me by the shoulder. (more…)


August 24th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   Comments Off on ENGLAND CRUSH AUSTRALIA – ASHES

England regained the Ashes with a 197-run win over Australia in the fifth and final Test at the Oval here on Sunday. Victory was  achieved with more than a day to spare and  England took a 2-1 lead in the five match series. England outplayed Australia in all departments of the game.

Fifteen wickets fell in a dramatic day, which began with England ending its first innings on 332, then dismissing Australia for 160 when Broad claimed 5-37.  England was quickly reduced to 39-3 after being 27-0 at ane stage.
 In the two-hour afternoon session Australia lost eight wickets, and then saw all 10 wickets fall for 87 runs in 30 overs. They were playing at  61-0 at lunch



August 23rd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on PARENTING…

I distinctly remember it was the year 1995. My daughter had just appeared for her graduation final exams. She said, “Pa”, as she proudly addresses me “Yes “, I said. “Pa, I think you have spent more than 450,000 rupees on my education alone so far”.

I was taken aback. Never ever thought of that, and why should I. I had only performed my duties towards both my kids.

“Why, how did you ever come to think of that?” I asked.
“Nothing, it just occurred to me”, she replied. (more…)


August 21st, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on SWINE FLU, DOCTOR AND DIAGNOSIS

A couple of weeks ago I had an irritation in my left nostril, the left ear and slight cough also. Oh my God, I was scared that I had contacted swine flu. The day before I had gone to receive a friend at the airport, a Lecturer from Pune University

Pune has been in the news for many days with all news channels giving the news – Swine Flu spreads in Pune – from dawn to dusk. They have also been giving live telecasts of interviews from residents of Pune who cannot even spell the name of the disease. ‘Breaking news’ became ‘repeating news’. (more…)


August 15th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on SHAHRUKH KHAN DETAINED IN US


According to latest news, Super star Shahrukh Khan was detained at US Newark airport at New Jersey, and was questioned for over two hours, probably because of his surname, on Friday night. He was allowed to go only after Indian Embassy officials vouched for him. Shah Rukh was on his way to Chicago to attend an Independence Day parade.

The incident was reported on various Indian TV news channels on Saturday, 15 August 2009, India’s 62nd Independence Day. Speaking to a TV news journalist about the incident he said, “They said my name was common to a name that had popped up on their computer”…  “I was taken to a room and questioned for two hours.” (more…)


August 13th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   Comments Off on PAKISTAN – SRI LANKA T20 MATCH


The one-off T20 match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was played at Premdasa Stadium, Colombo on Wednesday.

Younis Khan did not play the  T20 match as he had resigned from T20 Cricket after winning the T20 world cup for Pakistan in England in June.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.  Shahid Afridi, on his debut as Pakistan;s T20 captain, slammed 50 runs of  37 balls and Imran Nazir chipped in with 40 runs off 28 balls. These two were ably supported by  Umar Akmal who contributed useful 30 runs to bring the Pakistan total to  172 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. (more…)


August 10th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on SWINE FLU DEATHS – TAKE PRECAUTIONS

Swine flu in India, has so far claimed six lives. The latest casualties being a 35-year-old ayurvedic doctor died of swine flu in Pune, while a four-year-old boy lost his life due to this flu in Chennai this morning.

Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Cabinet Secretary K.M.Chandrashekhar and  Health Secretary Naresh Dayal, met soon after two more deaths due to swine flu were reported in the country and discussed measures to contain the further spread of the disease.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked the Health Ministry on Sunday to co-ordinate with state governments and take adequate measures to contain further spread of the disease. (more…)


August 10th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   Comments Off on ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA – 4th ASHES TEST

Australia thrashed England winning by an innings and 80 runs inside three days on Sunday to take the fourth Test and level the five-match Ashes series at 1-1, after Mitchell Johnson took five second-innings wickets.

This win levels the Ashes test series and the final test will be played at The Oval on 20th August.

England , who were down and almost out at 82-5 on Sunday were bowled out for  263. (more…)