Hi again back in action. The whole city is turning more glamorous with ornamental work being taken up by the GHMC. Thanks to them, for making us realize that Hyderabad is also the cultural capital and not just capital for pollution and traffic jams. All this hungama is for the International Biodiversity Summit scheduled from Monday, in the city. The morning began with a controversy for me and I will not rest till I transfer the same to you. Because while in confusion, you only need friends. Is it not!
Well the confusion is as I looked towards the wiki to give you various titbits of the day, I noticed that under the birth's sub division, the Birthday of Shirdi Sai Baba was listed in 1835. This is one thing that did not go down well with me. As Baba's birth has never been quoted anywhere and this was little confusing. In case you have any details regarding this please comment below and we shall hold a consensus over the issue. Anyways let's start the Morning Wishesh.
Thought for the day: A verse from the Holy Quran: if we could realize the essence of this verse then there would be no differences between us, brethren.
"He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise." (Quran, 59:24 )
Celebrity news: Today the nation witnessed the birth of the national Cuckoo, Lata Mangeshkar. The renowned singer from Maharashtra is a national prestige. On this day in 1929 the Indian Playback singer was born in Madhya Pradesh. Since 1942 till date, touch wood, she had been the voice of India. Her career spanning nearly 65 years is still in its peak and she is the most respected singer of the century. Lata Didi was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 for having made the most recordings in the world. It is also believed that during the peaks of her career between 1948 to 1974, she had recorded approximately 25,000 solo, duet, and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages. Well imagine what would be the total as of today. And do you remember the original radio channel in India, Vividh bharathi! There was a point that on this radio frequency at any point of time, turning to any sub channel, one could hear her songs being played. The endless chain of songs were continuous and that is big credit to this doyen. Wishesh extends warm wishes for a Happy and healthy birthday to Lata Mangeshkar didi.
History Speaks: Way back in 551 BC Chinese Philosopher Confucius was born in Zou in Lu State. He was a teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. His teachings cast a mystique spell on global political arena, but though many adore them, few followed as time passed by. Confucius advocated for personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
Days Specialty: Today is the World Rabies Day (International), the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who, with the collaboration of his colleagues, developed the first efficacious rabies vaccine. It is estimated over 99% of all human deaths that are caused by infected dogs usually occur in Africa and Asia, especially in regions with large numbers of un-vaccinated community and domestic dogs. Pasteur's contributions in this arena is incomparable and a blessing in disguise for us where stray dogs is a common problem. In fact he is considered as the founder of modern medicine.
Tirupati: Devotees surge rises after the festive Brahmotsavams that concluded on Wednesday. Today as per morning reports nearly 31 compartments are filled and the minimum time to have a happy darshan would be 15 hours. Looks like fearing heavy crowds the rush was comparatively low during the ten day ordeal and now pilgrims are thronging. Ofcourse it is bad planning, because a visit during the festive time would have given them a glimpse of the celebrations which filled with pomp and grandeur. The low rush also attributed to the Ganapati utsavs celebrated across the nation around the same time.
Nepal Plane Crash: 19 feared killed in a domestic flight that was flying in the shadows of the Mount Everest near Kathmandu in the early hours of the day. The double engine Sita airways aircraft crashed and everyone on board were killed, say preliminary reports. It is said that the flight just took off from the Kathmandu airport with tourists and was flying to Lukla town which was the gateway to Everest. And immediately developed and snag and made a nose dive into the river on the outskirts of the city. There are four Nepalis among the dead, apart from the crew. 'The majority of the dead are foreigners from Western countries,' says Nepal Police spokesman Binod Singh.
T20 World Cup 2012: The championship tournament played for the first time, in Asia, at Sri Lanka has entered the Super Eight stage. And today's match is one of the best encounters in the tournament India vs Australia. Advantage India say analysts. Have peep into our sports column for more detailed analysis.
Ganpati immersions: On the ninth day of the festival nearly 10,000 idols of the Lord were immersed in the hussain Sagar at the Tank bund on Thursday. More are expected today but tomorrow is the ultimate day say sources.
Tiger Airways: Worlds most economical airways Singapore based Tiger airways commences its operations from Hyderabad today. The first flight landed from Singapore in the early hours of the day. Tumultuous welcome was given to the flight at the airways on its maiden lap.
Gate: Many public sector units in the country welcome Engineers who have successfully attempted the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Good scores in the exam will help the candidate to be eligible for interviews in these units. GATE qualification is mandatory for most of those jobs. (With inputs from internet-AW AarKay)