"Why are students not taught that before the Wright brothers, an Indian called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade was the first to invent the airplane? This person invented the plane eight years before the Wright brothers. Are our students taught these things in IITs or not? They should be," These are the gems from our MHRD minister, Satyapal Singh while speaking at an award ceremony.
Reverence and hero worship for Jawaharlal Nehru was normal not only with the older generation but with our generation as well. My father, Bhim Sen Sachar was a Congressman in 1937 he was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Nehru campaigned for my father in that election. Even though I was just 14, I got ample opportunity to have a close view of him at meetings and functions.
Note: A unique satyagraha was launched in October, 2017 by Prasanna, well known theatre personality demanding that the Central Government impose 0% GST on hand made products as it was a sector which involved some of the most marginalised communities in India. The satyagrapha attracted widespread support from people from different walks of life. As the issue was not very well covered in media, we carry below a statement issued on the day Prasanna broke his fast.
The case matter of the of rape committed on two nuns leveled against Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the President of Dera Sachcha Sauda in the country, has now been proved and the Special C.B.I. Court has pronounced imprisonment of 10 years each in two separate crimes or offences. As each of this imprisonment has to be undergone severally, it will imply that prison term shall be of twenty years. Moreover, the Judge Jagdeep Sinh has, in the Sunariya Jail of Rohtak has pronounced orders to pay compensation of Rs.