Free Norwegian language course in Oslo

Norwegian language is kind of  assured success in Norwegian society and to help the immigrants in such an endeavour, Norwegian government has started the following free Norwegian language classes for foreigners at Veitvet in Oslo. This project is not well know to many foreigners so I am putting the following link as well :

Reason to love Oracle professional..

While reading a book I come across the following interesting line - One reason that women love men who are Oracle professionals : we're not afraid to "commit".

M.F.Hussain - Lived India in Heart

Everyone will leave this world one or the other day...but the way we approach the destination - the journey matters.
MF Hussain lived a celebrated life until 2011 and celebrated the festival of life throughout through his colourful paintings.He was 32 when India got independence , he saw the celebration,zeal in people and that made him emotional enough to took the daring decision of leaving his job(he was married and had 2 kids at that time) and dedicating his life to only paintings and God helped him as well because God always helps those who help themselves.
  • Padma Shri (1955)
  • Padma Bhushan (1973)
  • Padma Vibhushan (1991)
His dedication paid him laurels and later this entrepreneurial artist could not restrict himself to just painting and so excelled in drawing,writing along with movie direction. He did not ever let his age become a barrier in his passion for art.Even in his 95 year, he was planning to paint Vidya Balan and had intention to cast her in a movie also.

He always believed in freedom of speech and expression and somehow involved in religion vs art controversies. Matter went to SC, that ruled on the controversy.It said that Husain's paintings were not obscene and that nudity was common in Indian iconography and history.... Delhi HC while quashing the case against the Hussain ruled that “sex and nudity in art, per se, cannot be deemed to be obscene and the merely vulgar does not equal the obscene”.But India is India, so it takes a lot of time for us to forget few things(thanks to Fundamentalists)

I guess following lines somehow describe his patriotic feelings for India ...
जींदा रहने के लिए तेरी कसम एक मुलाकात ज़रूरी है....
He was emotional , passionate, tireless,a true karmayogi and wonderful human being until his death.He wanted to come back to his home(India) until 9-jun-2011...and he expressed his desire for it in every post-2006 interview. Though he got everything from the western world in terms of 'recognition'(Forbes regarded him as "Picasso of India") like any other big international artist and also accepted citizenship of Qatar but he never disregarded India.

May God bless his soul with peace. .

Dots , failure and Death

Few days back I got the opportunity to listen to the old address(2005) of Steve Jobs(CEO apple and Pixer) at the Stanford Univ. Commencement ceremoney. He gave 3 short but substantive stories where he describe his Life and values he maintains. These are :

1. Connecting the dots : One can not always connect dots looking forword but can always connect them believe in something and follow your heart rather than just wait.
2. Love and Loss : Love what you do and do what you Love....keep looking and don't settle until you find that you love to do. Steve himself failed(fired from the company he founded) but did not loose hope...and come back with the bang.
3. Death : Every Morning,Look in the mirror and ask if today is my last day of life and so am I doing what I should be doing, and whenever the answer is no for many consecutive days...then you should have to change.

Link to this video...

Hope you like it as well...............

Baba Ramdev- Jantar Mantar 2.0

कहें सियापति सुन हनुमाना का चुप साध रहा बलवाना .....

There is no doubt that corruption is biggest challenge India is facing in today's time. And so above lines from Ramayana are best suited where it says that we need God Ram(now Anna or Baba Ramdev) to motivate Hanuman(now central govt.) for doing goods....

If we just look at the cause behind the fasts of both Anna and Ramdev, then it looks that both are crusader but actually not. While the history of Anna Hazare says that he is true social leader who is leading a austere life where as Baba Ramdev is is commercial-political yoga guru-who wants to be leader but do not have interest in leading.To understand my statement you have to read following points :

1. Political ambition : Baba Ramdev's political ambitions are really not a secret at all. He is using his yoga network
for political purpose and already declared to fight next Loksabha elections through his political party- Bharat Swabhiman. The objective of his party was :
..............1. corruption free India
..............2. Black Money
Question here is :
- On one hand he is using democratic system to solve the problem(corruption+Black money) but on the other hand he is relying the satyagrah tactic to solve part of same problem(black money). Why ? why can't he wait until election and slove this issue in democratic style ?
- Another question is - why is he looking at the centre now...don't we have corruption at state level or district level ? would it not be easy for him to concentrate on some state and solve the problem there while Anna puts the pressure on central govt and doing the same ?
2. Industrialist Baba : Baba Ramdev is an industrialist with empire of 1100 crore.He has a private jet.He charges thousands of rupees for his Yoga course that his Bharat Swabhiman Trust runs.
- Why he did not declare his assets before going to Delhi for fast ?
- He came by jet plane to Delhi to start the fast.....
- He talks about swedeshi all the time and criticize MNCs for taking profit of India but Ramdevji has joined hands with a world''s leading Swedish packaging solution company Tetra Pak to expand his food and beverages business.Not only this but his companyPatanjali Ayurved Ltd has already launched its first product packaged in Tetra Pak - amla juice. He has future plans in the same direction and so Ramdevji had acquired an ayurvedic medicine company in the name of Herbo Ved, for an undisclosed sum, to sell the new products in US.

3. Style : He is thinking that he should not miss this opportunity and so his followers are collective money from citizens where as Anna and his followers did not do this kind of method at all. He is using his yoga skills to fulfil his political and industrial ambition. Read my another post in same context.He should create his website and mention all his+trusts's income and expenditure there.When he is following Gandhi's satyagraha then he should also know that Gandhi travelled in 3rd class to understand the people of India and used his own earned money for it not people collection.His pandals are more looking like wedding place rather than fasting place.

- He tied to disguise himself and run away from Ramlila ground. Why ? If he was Satyagrahi , then why did not he just stayed there and let police did what they wanted to ?
- Why is he saying to have army of 11.000 men and women who will be trained to attack if action is taken this Gandhian style ?
- Gandhi spent 249 days in South African jails and 2,089 days in British Indian jails, Can Ramdevji do the same if needed ?
4. Baseless demands : His demands are kind of baseless and redundant (w.r.t Lokpal bill).He is just mixing multiple irrelevant issues under the banner of 'Black Money' for eg :
a) Minimum Support Price (MSP) of grains be increased substantially.
b) Wages of different categories of labourers be made uniform across the country
c) Pro-farmer Land Acquisition Bill be brought quickly
d) Hindi like Japanese and Chinese be promoted countrywide.

His one demand says : Ensure passing a resolution against black money at UN.
everybody knows that we have United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) - which is legally binding international anti-corruption instrument passed by UN.
Govt of India is already doing its efforts to strengthen the UNCAC and to include black money issue there as well.

To me it just looks like he is becoming over smart and exploiting the faith of people for his political gains.

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