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સાભાર- ડો. કનક રાવળ 

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in Frankly Speaking with Arnab Goswami

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in an interview to TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on Frankly Speaking in November 2007, talked about his Mission 2020, vision for India, empowering youth of the country, igniting the minds of the students, entrepreneurship, tenure as President, and more.

Frankly Speaking : Remembering Dr.Abdul Kalam

Published on Jul 28, 2015

સાભાર- શ્રી વિપુલ દેસાઈ ,સુરતી ઊંધિયું


સ્વપ્ન એ એવી ચીજ નથી કે જે તમે ઉંઘમાં જુઓ છો.
સ્વપ્ન એવી ચીજ છે જે તમને ઉંઘવા નથી દેતી.

– અબ્દુલ કલામ.

ડો.કલામની હ્રુદયમાં સામાન્ય નાના માણસો માટે પણ કેવી માનવતાની ભાવના , સહાનુભુતિ, અને દરકારની લાગણી હતી એ આ એમના મૃત્યુના થોડા કલાકો પહેલાંની જ પ્રેરક સત્ય ઘટના આપણને વિચારતા કરી મુકે એવી છે.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the journey for Shillong started, and it was a 2.5 hours drive. Here’s what Shri Srijan Pal Singh, who would accompany Dr Kalam in his tours, writes:

After reaching Guwahati by flight, for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the journey for Shillong started, and it was a 2.5 hours drive. 

We were in a convoy of 6-7 cars. Dr. Kalam and I were in the second car. Ahead us was an open gypsy with three soldiers in it. Two of them were sitting on either side and one lean guy was standing atop, holding his gun. One hour into the road journey, Dr. Kalam said, “Why is he standing? He will get tired. This is like punishment. Can you ask a wireless message to given that he may sit?” I had to convince him, he has been probably instructed to keep standing for better security. He did not relent. We tried radio messaging, that did not work. For the next 1.5 hours of the journey, he reminded me thrice to see if I can hand signal him to sit down. Finally, realizing there is little we can do – he told me, “I want to meet him and thank him”. Later, when we landed in IIM Shillong, I went inquiring through security people and got hold of the standing guy. I took him inside and Dr. Kalam greeted him. He shook his hand, said thank you buddy. “Are you tired? Would you like something to eat? I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me”. The young lean guard, draped in black cloth, was surprised at the treatment. He lost words, just said, “Sir, aapke liye to 6 ghante bhi khade rahenge”.

સાભાર- શ્રી સુરેશ જાની – વિનોદ વિહારની પોસ્ટમાં એમની કોમેન્ટ માંથી

Johnny Lever Stand Up Comedy

Johnny Lever Stand Up Comedy

આજની જોક – “થાંભલો સંભાળીને ચાલજો !”

એક સ્ત્રી “કોમા” માં જતી રહી.

પતી એ મરી ગઈ છે એમ સમજીને બાળવા લઇ જતો હતો.

રસ્તામાં અર્થી એક થાંભલા સાથે અથડાઈ અને પેલી સ્ત્રીને

ભાન આવી ગયું. પતિ તેને ઘરે પાછો લાવ્યો.

એક વર્ષ પછી તે સ્ત્રી ખરેખર મરી ગઈ.

બધા લોકો સ્મશાન યાત્રામાં એક જ વસ્તુ બોલતા હતા,

“રામ નામ સત્ય હૈ”.

પરંતુ તેના પતિની જુબાન પર એક જ બોલ હતો,

“થાંભલો સંભાળીને ચાલજો, થાંભલો સંભાળીને ચાલજો”

સાભાર – શ્રી વિપુલ દેસાઈ , સુરતીનું ઊંધિયું બ્લોગ  


54 Iconic Photographs That Defined India In Last 100 Years

54 Iconic Photographs That Defined India In These Last Hundred Years


There have been a whole lot of historic landmarks that we, as a country, have been through in the last century or so. But how many of them can we actually recall accurately? How many of them are we even aware of? All said and done, India has had a magnificent past, and while we eagerly wait for what the future has in store for us, we should definitely spare a moment to celebrate our country’s glory.

P.S- Some of these images are over a century old, and aren’t as clear as some of the latest ones. Apologies in advance.

1. Rabindranath Tagore wins the Nobel Prize for Literature – 10th December, 1913.

Rabindranath Tagore


2. The first Indian movie ever, Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra releases on 3rd May, 1913.

Dadasaheb Phalke


3. CV Raman accepts the Nobel Prize for Physics, 10th December, 1930.

CV Raman


4. Mahatma Gandhi’s statue inaugurated at Madame Tussaud’s, 1939.

Mahatma Gandhi


5. Hindustan Motors begins production of the first car. They were India’s first car manufacturer in 1942.

Hindustan Motors


6. History created. Jawaharlal Nehru declares India as a free country, 15th August, 1947.

Jawaharlal Nehru


His first speech to free Indians in Independent India.



7. Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi assassinated on January 30th, 1948.

Mahatma Gandhi

8. India’s first President, Dr Rajendra Prasad, is the last to sign the Constitution and India is born as a Republic 2 days later on 26th January, 1950.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad


9. Millions of voters turn out as India holds its first general elections in 1951.

India Elections


10. India hosts the first Asian Games, 4th March, 1951.

Asian Games

11. Manohar Aich wins the Mr Universe title, August, 1952. He’s hail and hearty at 103 years old.

Manohar Aich


12. Mihir Sen becomes the first Indian to swim across the English Channel, 1958.

Mihir Sen


13. Arati Saha became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel, 29th September, 1959.  

Arati Saha

14. Sunil Dutt’s ‘Yaadein’ wins Guinness Book of World Records for least characters in a film, 1964.

Sunil Dutt


In fact, he was the only actor in the film apart from Nargis. That, in a silhouette in the final scene. 

15. Reita Faria becomes the first Indian to win the Miss World crown in 1966.

Reita Faria


16. Bangladesh gets freedom as Pakistani forces surrender to India, 16th Dec, 1971.

Pakistan surrender


17. The Chipko Movement comes into effect to save trees, 26th Mar, 1974.

Chipko Movement


18. First nuclear test carried out at Pokhran by India, 18th May, 1974.



19. Mother Teresa wins Nobel Peace Prize for her unforgettable work for the poor of India on 10th December, 1979.

Mother Teresa


20. Launch of Aryabhatta satellite, 19th April, 1975. 



21. Bhanu Athaiya wins the first Oscar for India, 11th April, 1983. She did the costume design for Richard Attenborough’s film – Gandhi.

Bhanu Athaiya


22. India wins the Cricket World Cup for the first time, 25th June, 1983. 

Kapil Dev


23. Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to travel in space, 2nd April, 1984.

Rakesh Sharma


24. Bachendri Pal climbs the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, 23rd May, 1984.

Bachendri Pal


25. India’s first TV series ‘Hum Log’ is launched, 7th July, 1984.

Hum Log


26. Viswanathan Anand becomes a Chess Grandmaster at the age of 18 in 1988.

Vishwanathan Anand


27. Liberalisation is introduced by Finance Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and India opens up to the global market on 24th July, 1991.

Manmohan Singh


28. Satyajit Ray is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Oscar for his outstanding work in cinema, 30th March, 1992.

Satyajit Ray


29. Sushmita Sen is crowned Miss Universe, 20th May, 1994.

Sushmita Sen


30. Aishwarya Rai becomes Miss World on 19th November, 1994.

Aishwarya Rai


31. Amartya Sen wins Nobel Prize for Economics, 10th December, 1998.

Amartya Sen


32. India recaptures Tiger Hill, a vital moment in India’s victory of the Kargil War, 3rd- 7th July, 1999.

Tiger Hill


33. Karnam Malleswari wins a Bronze for weightlifting in the Sydney Olympics, 19th September, 2000. She also becomes the first Indian woman to step on the podium.

Karnam Malleswari


34. Koneru Humpy becomes the youngest woman Chess Grandmaster at the age of 15. She is felicitated with the Arjuna Award in 2002-03.

Koneru Humpy


35. Sania Mirza wins the Grand Slam junior title in doubles at Wimbledon, 6th July, 2003.

Sania Mirza


36. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins Silver for Double Trap Shooting at the 2004 Athens Olympics, 17th August, 2004.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore


37. Pratibha Patil becomes the first female President of India, 25th July, 2007. 

Pratibha Patil


38. India wins the first ever T20 World Cup, 24th September, 2007.

India T20 Team


39. Ratan Tata shows who’s the boss as Tata acquires Jaguar and Land Rover, 2008.

Ratan Tata


40. India puts 10 satellites in one launch into the Earth’s orbit, 28th April, 2008.



41. Abhinav Bindra wins a Gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the Beijing Olympics, August, 2008. This was India’s first individual gold medal in Olympic history.

Abhinav Bindra


42. A.R. Rahman wins double Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire, February 22nd, 2009. The world also got to know who Anil Kapoor was. We regret that.

A. R. Rehman


43. India hosts the Commonwealth Games for the first time, October, 2010.

Commonwealth Games


44. India wins the Cricket World Cup for the second time, 2nd April, 2011. Dhoni and his men fought like champions, and won it for Sachin and the nation.

India World Cup


45.  Sucheta Kadethankar crosses the Gobi Desert in 51 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes, 2011.

Sucheta Kadethankar


46. London Olympic medal winners (with the President): Mary Kom – Bronze, Vijay Kumar – Silver, Sushil Kumar – Silver, Gagan Narang – Bronze, Saina Nehwal – Bronze, Yogeshwar Dutt – Bronze in August, 2012.

London Olympic Winners


47. God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar hangs his boots after playing his 200th and final test match on 16th November, 2013.

Sachin Tendulkar


48. Malavath Purna, aged 13, became the youngest woman in the world to climb Mt Everest, 25th May, 2014.

Malavath Purna


49. The Mangalyaan Mission makes India the first country to enter the Mars orbit on its first attempt, 24th September, 2014.



50. M.C. Mary Kom wins a Gold for boxing at the Asian Games on October 1, 2014.

Mary Kom


51. The Indian Blind Cricket Team wins the World Cup, 7th December, 2014.

Indian Blind Cricket Team


52. Kailash Sathyarthi wins the Nobel Peace Prize, 10th December, 2014.

Kailash Sathyarthi


53. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge completes 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir, Mumbai, on December 12th, 2014. India’s longest running film, ever!

Shahrukh Khan


54. Saina Nehwal becomes World Number 1 in badminton, 28th March, 2015.

Saina Nehwal


If these pictures don’t make your chest swell with pride, then nothing will. Be proud.


આજની જોક – રીમોટ કન્ટ્રોલ !

રીમોટ કન્ટ્રોલ !

એક વાર સોનિયા ગાંધીએ ભૂતપૂર્વ વડા પ્રધાન મનમોહનસિંહને

કોંગ્રસ પક્ષની ભાવી રણનીતિની ચર્ચા કરવા એમના બંગલે બોલાવ્યા .

બહુ વાર થઇ છતાં મનમોહનસિંહ ઘેર પાછા ના આવ્યા એટલે

એમનાં પત્નીએ  સોનિયા ગાંધીને ઘરે જઈને કહ્યું :

“ મેડમ, હવે તો મારો રીમોટ મને પાછો આપો!”

એક ચોખવટ – આ હકીકત નથી, કલ્પનાનો માત્ર ગોબારો છે !


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