Himanshu & Mita Pota
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Nicholls ACT 2913 Australia
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It is wonderful how much news there is when people write every other day; if they wait for a month, there is nothing that seems worth telling. O. Douglas (1917-1998) in Penny Plain (1920).
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Some of the following notes tell of interesting personal events and some express my point-of-view on things of general interest.
On reading these notes, you may be amused or bored, may agree or violently disagree or don't care, think it accurate or inaccurate or a complete fabrication, find it abstract or obvious, get it or don't get the point of it BUT from my side permit me to say that I have tried to convey worthwhile thoughts and genuine feelings and I have been as honest as possible within my limitations of putting events and ideas in words. In these notes I don't mean any harm or insult or pain to anyone. Forgive me if these notes disturb or trouble you. Please be patient and forgiving.
I hope reading some of these notes will be worth your while. Thanks for your interest and understanding.
Letter on Jwalita H Pota's Birth - Aug 1996
Tornado in Kansas - May 1999
Because I have got lots of it - Nov 2000 [pdf]
A Macabre Story from Canberra with a Lesson - Sept 2004 [pdf]
Shuchita the Great - April 2005
The Question from Jwalita - July 2005
Farwell 2005 (to the graduating class) - November 2005
I am an Indian - December 2005
Qantas gives a taste of the Department of Immigration - December 2005
The opposite is true - The changing India (Nov—Dec 2005)
Globalisation, Banana Plantations, and Economic Prosperity (Jan 2006)
Plagiarism - Standards in Asia and the West (Jan 2006)
Economy Explained (March 2007)
Jobs People Do (Feb 2006)
Grammar Notes (Feb 2006)
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger (Oct 2011)
There is a saying: Divine are they who learn from the mistakes of others, humans learn from their own mistakes, but animals are they who don't learn even from their own mistakes.
I try to collect interesting lessons which have a personal touch. I keep adding to it as I remember them from my past experiences.
Thus Spake - Collection of tit-bits
Link to audio (mp3) files on all the eighteen chapters of Gita (Download about 100 Mbytes in all).
Gita (original Sanskrit and Hindi translation) from Gita Press, Gorakhpur.(700 Kbytes) - Local Copy (Pages 1-100, 101-200, 201-256).
Streaming Gita audio (in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Spanish, French, and Arabic)
Another downloadable Gita in audio (all 18 chapters in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Spanish, French, and Arabic)
Sanskrit Documents (and other Sanskrit related software)
Year 2006 Hindu Calendar made specifically for Canberra by Shri Rahul Vedi (pdf file, app. 1 Mbyte)
Calendar Vikram Samvat 2063 made specifically for Canberra by Shri Rahul Vedi (pdf file, app. 770 Kbytes)
Hindu Festivals till Year 2031 (pdf, 180 kb)
Royal Chronology and History of INDIA (Bharat), Festivals, and Religion (xls file, app. 1 Mbyte)
Table of manufacturing output from 1750 (India 25% of world production) to 1913 (1.4%) (pdf, 55kb)
The New Nationalist Movement in India - Atlantic Monthly 1908
Maa-Baap Ne Bhoolasho Nahin (Gujarati, gif 175 kb)
Vivek - A blog type page on Swami Vivekananda
Panchang web site
Ms Lislie Michele and how the media is managing her image (Sun 20 Nov 2005)
Quizzes in Geography, English, Memory training, etc.
Other interesting articles
Answers to Questions (in progress)