Supreme court order will reduce the cost of your monthly medical bill–preserve this handy information.

I have a great knowledgeable friend. A whats app message received from  him yesterday. I am publishing it here for everybody’s knowledge which I , like my friend, believe will increase knowledge of many. You may bring this to the knowledge of your doctor when prescribing medicine for you……………

“prescribing generics
V.V.IMP message from Supreme Court.
This is definitely going to save ur money..

Dear All,

This is to inform you that medicines are prescribed (by doctors) by brand name & not by the generics (Ingredients). Hence we end up paying more money for the same medicine.

Follow these few steps to know more & start saving on your medical bills.

1. Simply goto http://www.Manddo.com (Medicines and Doctors online) goto medicines secton

2. Search the medicine name

3. Type the medicine name which you are using (e. g. Lyrica 75mg (Pfizer company)

4. It will show u medicine company, prices and Ingredients

5. Now main point CLICK ON ‘SUBSTITUTE’

6. Don’t be surprised to see that same drug is available at very low cost also. And that to by other reputed manufacturer. e. g. Lyrica by pfizer is for Rs. 768.56 for 14 tab (54.89 per tab). Whereas same drug by Cipla (Prebaxe) is available ONLY @ Rs. 59.00 for 10 tab (5.9 per tab)

Please don’t delete without forwarding.

Forward to all the contacts in your phone book.

Let the move by Supreme Court benefit everyone…

There was a big lobby by Pharma companies to stop generic medicines. But court kept the interest of common man and the medical need.

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Safety and security of journey in Indian Railway vis-a-vis repeated theft

 

I am not to reveal anything exciting because what I suffered in the Rail is familiar to many many people from their own experience. People even don’f complain because they do not have confidence in Govt machinery. All have a store of their bitter experiences from direct incidents of their life .I want tell one of my experience about a train journey.
I boarded Train for my journey to Mumbai on 21.10.2016 from Howrah station, the name of the train was Howrah Mumbai Express, Train no was 12810, coach AC 1 15. Train was packed, usual pantry car staff and police as security guards, were all seen doing their rounds. Coach attendant was also present . Suddenly, in the next morning I woke up at about six in the morning to the alarm raised my wife , and other passengers, that our baggages were stolen. There was an uncommon medicinal smell in the coach. What is surprising in a coach of 72 passengers, all were in deep sleep. It was thought later that most likely that sleeping drug was sprayed sending us to unconscious sleep, making it convenient for the thieves to take out luggage from deep inside under the lower birth seat, my wife in her cautiousness placed the costly suitcase hidden at the far end behind other passenger’s luggage. None of us could be aware of taking out of the luggage by the thieves in the process, in our unconscious sleep under the influence of spayed drug. Total seven passengers lost their luggage through this theft. Quite surprisingly, none of the coach attendant, security guards, bedding supplying man, pantry men could be located , all of us running from end to end of the coach in desperation. Some of those must have been involved in thr theft.
Passengers were angry of the physical loss and insecurity. Some of the passengers telephoned to private channels like ABP ananda, 24 Ghanta etc. These channels did a great job, they talked to us live on the channel, contacted various Railway authorities, even Rail Ministry, everybody assured us that guilty would be punished, we would be compensated. Channels did a great job, for some channel it was day’s most important news. Awakened, a lot of men—Rail staff in civil and uniform came and enquired about the loss from us, a police troupe came and noted down details and got us signed, and assured us FIR will be lodged in Bilaspur PS. Out of 7 Passengers who lost the luggage, four did not show any interest to report saying that it was going to be a futile exercise. But I was pumped up with enthusiasm, that something would happen ultimately, our goods would be found out or else, compensation would be paid. Suddenly I started feeling I am an important man and thought good of our Govt. Now when I look back I realize it was only childish on my part, my temporary euphoria amidst loss of belongings later died down. All these police actions after the loss and their assurances in this connection was only a packaging without any content, on discovery of the same this filled me with frustration and hopelessness, cursing the self that we are unfortunate to be born as Indian. We do not have the dignity of living. If this is the condition of educated man travelling a AC class, what must be the condition of the multitudes totally uncared for living in far flung places. India exists in two levels, one is rich and corrupt who enjoy everything good in this world, and the other level is poor, half fed, unfed and deseased, they are born unnoticed, die unnoticed, remains uncounted during entire life.
A few days after reaching home I lodged my grievance in the PMO’s grievance redressal site, they forwarded my grievance to Bilaspur RPF police station because the crime primarily occurred in their jurisdction. After several reminder there was a reply after six months in the grievance site that Bilaspur police’s investigation was complete, the outcome of investigation was that they neither could catch the rogue , nor recover the Lost baggage—it was a foregone conclusion!!!!.
In reply to that I asked in the grievance site that now police acknowledged the loss, and their investigation could not recover the loss or catch the thief, I should now be paid compensation of Rs 40,000/- which at the time of first reporting was shown to be the value of my loss. Next, they informed in the site that they are not the compensation giving authority, I might approach the concerned authority—here they should have guided me by mentioning the name of the authority of the Deptt/Govt where I could next claim the related compensation. They kept mum as if compensation giving authority belongs to some other Govt of some other country on which they do not have control and they do not have the knowledge.
I then wanted to meet our Prime minister personally to apprise him the day- to -day suffering of common man in the hand of insensitive administration by citing my case. The reply was—“’ In completed details to passenger. Please submitted to complete details. “, must be the reply was given not more than a class IV staff. Any sensitive man will have a feeling that grievance redressal machinery at PMO office is not at all serious about your problem or intend to solve it at all, it is simply a window dressing, at its best it is an attempt to put up something looking good where there was none before. Differences amount to this only, nothing more; whereas on the ground we are dreaming that at last the man has come to deliver the Indians from the abysmal depth. In balance, I would like to say that this is the dignity we Indians live with. WHAT MUST MUST HAVE BEEN THE DIGNITY CITIZENS OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ENJOY!!!!! I….. I FEEL JELOUS OF THEM, AND YOU??.
For information to my readers, my final submission to the PMO office is as follows—“ In this connection this is my last. I know your office will do nothing, still please read the disposal under ref at MORLY/E/2017/11738 dated 08.06.2017 in this site. Your office’s disposal done in a perfunctory manner. This is humiliating for any sensitive citizen, if I were born in a developed country-would it have been my fate?? You can understand the dignity with which we common Indians live. If this is the helplessness of an educated man, imagine what will be the kind of helplessness of the half- fed, unfed, deaseased, naked multitude Indians. My man-ki-baat is– can I be a citizen proud of my country with this treatment meted out to me ???? I know you are trying to change the country but administering a country of 130 crore people is Herculean.I have my support for you.
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CCTV in courts will significantly enhance judicial transparency–one more step towards further strengthening democracy.

Henceforth CCTV camera will record proceedings of all courts in India. This will certainly increase  much needed transparency of courts. There are huge pendency of cases in courts, endless adjournment of cases are given. We have included features of constitution from other countries like UK/USA in the constitution of India, therefore we may learn from the practices adopted from them. There are examples in those countries that they do audio-visual recordings of their court proceedings, as TOI reports US supreme court proceedings are even available on youtube.

No one is infallible in this world. Putting everything on camera psychologically prepares us to put up our best to public. Lot of people from different interest group like advocates, court staff, security personnel in addition to the parties to the case visit court daily. Audio visual recording of the court room will bring in a lot of transparency. Think of Indian masses in far flung areas living in ignorance and fear of the unknown and disbelieve, and mostly do not believe their equal rights against high and mighty is also enforceable through courts.

In this background audio-visual recording of court proceedings will increase their faith , knowledge in our kind of democracy. In fact, this sort of thing should be done in all countries especially in under-developed poor countries.

For more eleborate and analytical report please read on–http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31804&articlexml=Going-On-Record-16082017014003#

Eminent Muslims those did not want partition of India

It ‘s true that fight with Pakistan weakening the country in all the fields we may think of. Heavy drainage of fund, weakening international position, constant loss of life of our soldiers and common innocent citizens, and of course there is a never ending terrorism–I do not think this will ever stop.

This means we and our children have to learn to live under constant insecurity for next 100 years. This uncomfortable products of partition of India not only damaging /destabilizing India, it has produced  terrorism for the whole world. The boundary was demarcated –now looks carelessly,  only with a notice of one month, by a surveyor who never visited India before or after. Who knows if demarcation were done more carefully, perhaps, perhaps, today’s border disputes would have been avoided.

Better still it would be good if there were no partition at all.  If there were no partition there would not be any Pakistan, with no Pakistan there would not be any border,  with no border there would not be any war with Pakistani, there would not be any terrorism and many other ills that are afflicting us. I have a fear that enmity with pakistan ultimately may lead to nuclear war destroying India and the world …………….

Here are a few among many Muslims who did not want partition—

 

1.-Abdul Quaiyum Khan—Belonging to the North west frontier province (NWEP), Khan was educated at Aligarh Muslim University and London school of Economics. He became a barrister and was one of the eminent lawyers of NWEP. Dr Shamsul Islam in his book—“ Muslims Against Partition”, says that he had declared that his province would resist partition of the country with its blood.

2.-Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad—He was an Indian scholar and a senior Muslim leader of the INC before Independence.

  1. Gulam Hussain Hidaytullah—He was first Chief minister of Sindh ( 1937-38)

4.- Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan- needs no introduction

5.-Hasrat Mohani- A noted poet poet, ‘ Inquilab Zindabad’  was coined by him in 1921.

6.-Dr Zakir Hussain- Needs no introduction

7.-Moulana Hussain Ahmad Madni- A founder member of Jamia Milia Islamia, and also a religious leader.

 

MILON MANCHA AND ITS PASSIONATE HEAD AND MY NEW FRIEND.

0We talk about celebrities, but there are celebrities  in their own right among us who do not get highlights in media or do not work themselves for coming to limelight. Such a man is Rudra Mondal I met him on 12.08.2017 at his residence, that is only last saturday.  He along with like minded are the founder of  the club MILON MANCHA,  he is responsible to conducts its activities.

He is an  unassuming gentleman of sixty plus, earlier he was a Govt servant. He is a social worker with a purpose from his students-life, attended more to social work than studies. What attracted me to find him out is that he conducts tour periodically only for the members of Milon Mancha .

There are many tourist companies like KUNDU SPECIAL, CHALO JAI and a lot, but those operate for commercial purposes only. A Commercial tour organisation prepares  itineries, duration and accommodation with a plan to maximize their profit. I can’t blame them because it is their bread and butter, those were created for profit motive.

Sri Mondal plans in a different manner to make your tour effective so that you can gather more tourist experiences by spending  same amount of time,  and  energy. He is a strong disciplinarian with a stoutly built body that may mislead you to believe that he must have been a military commander. It is not really that, a civilian like you and me but with a true military discipline.

As he rightly says there are many inefficient travelers among us who have visited same area several times because only from coming home from the last tour, they learnt of near-by missed spots while recounting to their friends  . Soon after they underwent repeat spending of time, energy and money to visit the missed places in the same area.  This does not help, Sri Mondal  experienced it only after making some tours in the first part of life, then he built on his experiences.

Another very important thing that he says is that you have to prepare your tour members, they need to be trained to be of similar tests, at least during the period of travel. I fully understand him. You must also have seen in your own experience, that in the course of your tour–whoever you might be,  at least one member is quite incompatible like a computer virus spoiling whole program. He will always demand home- comfort, fight with other members over trivialities and this, as you also have definitely seen, mars the whole pleasure of the tour. These people have to be avoided what KUNDU SPECIAL/ CHALO JAI will never do, because every customer brings home precious money for the owner.  Rudra Mondal and his team made tours all over India with a special focus on North East. I was searching for one such and he fits my bill.

Periodically, he conducts cultural function at his residence. But his residence is unique indeed. His modest flat is located in the most posh area of India, in FOUR BUNGLOWS in Andheri West. He made a lot of innovation in his flat which on your first visit will look as a simple living room, but give him just 10 minutes he will make an auditorium out of it by turning a few bulbs in the ceiling, drawing out a hidden screen, raising a platform which was already there but so far you thought it is only a flat . It is like P. C. Sarkar taking out a rabbit from under his hat!!. Many celebrities of Mumbai are his acquaintances, they come and perform at his mini auditorium. Truly, me being only a super-ordinary man, became  happy with this new found contact.

But he is a simple man in all respect. I believe his simplicity gives releases of enormous energy to carry on his activity spanning cultural activities, photography and other works. No amount of vitamins or green vegetables can provide a continuous bout of his  energy, there is no cosmetics to it.

Sorry, so far I have forgotten to tell you of his another passion that is photography, he is at it from long back. He did a professional course from J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. His albums of photographs is  a record of his travels to all the places of India. Soon I shall try to publish some of his photographs in my site here.

Everything cannot be described in words to give you an idea of his energy and commitment to purpose. For this, some justice could be achieved when you see him doing the photography of his subjects. If I were a photographer I would photograph him while he is in action–all sorts of postures he employ –squatting on the floor , standing, bending his body and running about in the room to bring his subject in perfect focus of his lense. Means he is totally involved. Is it an exaggeration on my part?, do you think so?… then visit him once and listen to him. He is a prolific speaker, can speak endlessly providing you minute details that will embed him in your mind. ABOVE ALL, HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY PECUNIARY INTEREST, NOR ME EITHER IN INTRODUCING HIM TO YOU. THANKS FRIEND.1

Visit to enjoy the picturesque beauty of Goa.

 

bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India’s smallest state by area, and the fourth smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, that is, two and half-times that of the country.

Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exihibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early sixteenth century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province, the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

Goa is one of the most popular destinations in India and is ranked first in India for its excellent quality of life. In popular culture, Goa is especially known for its golden and white sand beaches and its extravagant party scene. All over north and south Goa lie beaches nestled among cliffs and forests with topaz waters kissing their shores. These beaches are the only ones of their kind in India. They are incredibly clean and their popularity with western tourists has won them excellent touristic facilities.

Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan plateau. Among the seven major rivers, zuari and Mandovi are the most important rivers. These rivers are fed by the southwest monsoon rain  and their basin covers 69% of the state’s geographical area. The total navigable length of Goa’s rivers is 253km. Goa has more than 300 ancient water tanks built during the rule of the kadamba dynasty and over 100 medicinal springs. Some of the oldest rocks in the Indian subcontinent are found in Goa between Molem and Anmod on Goa’s border with Karnataka. The rocks are classified as Trondjemeitic Gneiss estimated to be 3600 million years old. Goa being in the tropical zone and near Arabian sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. Over 90% of average annual rainfall ( 120 inches) is received during the monsoon season.

The western Ghats which form most of eastern Goa , have been internationally recognised as one of the biodervasity hotspots of the world. Goa is compared with the Amazon and the congo basin for rich tropical biodervasity.Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries boast of more than 1512 documented species of plants, over 275 species of birds, over 48 kinds of animals and over 60 genera of reptiles. Foxes, wild boar and migratory birds are found in the jungles of Goa. Goa has many famous national parks.

Tourism is Goa’s primary industry, it gets 12% of foreign tourist arrivals in India. Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In winter, tourists from abroad, mainly Europe, come, and summer ( which is Goa is the rainy season) sees tourists from across India.

There are lot of items for curious tourists. Wines , cashew-nuts, enchanting local music to alternative books and handicrafts, Goa has lot. Talented goldsmiths have laid out their shops. Handicraft items range from shell work, ceramic, bamboo, paper mache, coconut-items and fibre. It attracts a lot of tourists, especially foreigners.

There are a lot to satisfy palate. The Goan cuisine is a blend of Portuguese and local flavours. Many dishes such as prawn balchao and kingfish in garlichave distinct Portuguese flavour. The cuisine is mostly seafood based, the staple food are rice and fish. Kingfish is the most common delicacy, others include pomfret, shark, tuna and markerel. Among the shellfish are crabs, prawns, tiger prawns, lobster, squid and mussels. Most beaches have shacks that serve surprisingly delicious meals. Most fancy hotels and restaurants serve terrible food.

Goa has liquors and wines that are priced noticeably low. Product’s  available range from wine  ( red and white ), to the oddly-named Indian made foreign liquors which include whisky, rum, gin, vodka and more and local liquors, basically cashew and coconut feni, range is long.The above is enough for overall view of a place for tourism. Now, know about some spots that will interest you for sure—

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oa has well over 25 amazing beaches ranging from the full of life party destinations to the serene and peaceful ones. As a general assumption, the beaches of North Goa are considered to be more happening and lively than those of south Goa which are quieter and more secluded.

North Goa offers sprightly beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna and Colva, that necklace the northern coastline with tons of shacks buzzing with life, serving lip-smacking delicacies from the Konkan cuisine with cocktails and mocktails to go along; Goa’s beaches make your holiday experience complete.

South Goa is rather mellow, with serene beaches like Arambol, Palolem and Galgibaga which are cut off from the world, but really worth paying a visit if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

  1. Basilica de Bom Jesus overview—This UNESCO world heritage site is a church, which is situated in old Goa, and is an excellent example of Baroque architecture.

Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605 and is one of the most important destinations for chritian pilgrims from all over the world. One of the most important attractions here are the remains of the missionary saint francis Xavier.
Basilica de Bom Jesus overview—This UNESCO world heritage site is a church, which is situated in old Goa, and is an excellent example of Baroque architecture. Basilica of Bom Jesus was constructed in the year 1605 and is one of the most important destinations for chritian pilgrims from all over the world. One of the most important attractions here are the remains of the missionary saint francis Xavier.
3. Dudhsagar waterfalls—One of India’s most splendid waterfalls, Dudhsagar falls are located approx. 60 km away from Panjim. This multi-tiered waterfall gushes down milky white waters from a height of 310 meters, making it India’s fifth-highest waterfall. The site, nestled in a completely natural habitat is a pleasure to witness and one can even enjoy some swimming or rock climbing here.

An easy way to reach Dudhsagar is to hire a jeep from castle rock or the nearby village, which will guide you through the forests to the falls.