Subhiksha Orphanage

Charity has become a way to earn money for various people. Thus its difficult for the common man to identify genuine helping hands from those which act like genuine but on the other hand just fool people. Thus it is good to share news about actual existing Orphanages, old age homes and other Social Service oriented establishments so that people who would like to donate or be a part of it can be made aware of such entities. So I thought of sharing news about Subhikhsa Orphanage. Came across it in TheHindu newspaper and after that collected more information from net.

The news I read about was Subhiksha orphanage, but what I found on net is this. Hope both are same. Visit their website on www.Subhiksha.org

Subhiksha voluntary organisation
Plot No. 154, Arunoday Nivas
Doyens Township, Near HCU
Gachibowli, Serilingampally Mandal,
Hyderabad – 5000019
Andhra Pradesh
email: director@subhiksha.org
Tel: 040 60501664
Mobile: +91 9959027192,8885550212

Here is the link to news article

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Offering eggs at temple?

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/praying-for-grace/article6539911.ece

Women offering milk and eggs to snakes on the occasion of ‘Nagula Chavithi’ at a temple near Clock Tower in Secunderabad on Monday. –PHOTO: SATYANARAYANA GOLA

This is what mentioned in the national daily The Hindu newspaper in Hyderabad edition. But I was really shocked to read offering milk & eggs at a temple!! From when did people start offering eggs in Temple? Or is it the case? Because I really hate the smell when I visit temples which have this Naaga Idols in temples. I was under the impression the bad smell is because of the spoilt milk which is poured on these idols on special occasions like Naaga panchami or others performing pooja to Naaga ( Snake ) gods. But todays caption in Hindu photo really surprised me.

Temples are the most auspicious places for a Hindu and we do not enter it without taking bath or carrying anything which is considered not auspicious. We do not even wear foot wear in the premises of temple. Even non-vegetarians do not eat non veg on festivals and few week days when they perform pooja.

In that case how can one allow people to offer eggs in Temple? is that the ignorance of the journalist who wrote the caption? Or is such practice really exists in Hyderabad and I am ignorant of it?

Organic vegetables by biodegradable waste

news worth sharing

Did you know that there is a large kitchen garden in Adyar that is growing organic vegetables for the Cancer Institute Kitchens? And what’s more, this garden has been built of organic waste generated by the neighbourhood.

Since February 2013, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, Archana Meiyappan, Priya Gopalen, Anita Balasubramaniam and Shakuntala Devulapally, volunteers with reStore Gardens, have been working on converting the hard rocky ground behind the Mahesh Memorial Pediatric ward at the Cancer Institute (CI), Gandhi Nagar, into a working organic garden.

The group also conducts workshops on urban permaculture and composting. For more details, mail restoregardens @gmail.com or call Priya at 8939932088 or Kavitha at 9500044897.

To celebrate and recognise World Kitchen Garden Day, the group is organising a workshop on 30 August from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  

Read more here 

Indian Boy wins International Championship in Group D in Bangkok

Sharing an interesting news from the Newspaper The Hindu.

Young Harihar Prashad, who won the International Championship in Group D in Bangkok, is on cloud nine. Naturally

R. Harihar Prashad created a small sensation at the Chennai airport, when he walked out of the flight from Bangkok with a shiny 3.5ft trophy. “People stared at me; they asked me if I had won it for sports. The officers wanted to know if it was gold; they even examined it!” he laughs.

Young Harihar won the trophy for art, for his creativity, for his interesting interpretation of the topic ‘Saving the World.’ Back in the city after winning the International Championship in Group D (13 years and above) at the 9th Global Art International Competition in Bangkok, Harihar says he couldn’t believe he had won when his number was announced. “They followed a secret number system, and when my number was called out, the others from Team India started shouting my name; I simply ran to the stage to collect the trophy!” he says happily.

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/arts/art/poster-perfect/article4181177.ece

Balapur Ganesh

I often come across interesting news items in ‘The Hindu’ and feel like sharing with you. Because not all of you subscribe to ‘The Hindu’ and not all editions carry all the local news!

So the latest one I wondered at was about “Balapur Ganesh’ . It is not the Ganesh that makes news, but the Laddu he holds in his hand! Way back in 1994, the person who bought this Laddu got good fortune, and since then it has become a ritual to auction the Laddu and people buy the Laddu by bidding higher prices. And it is believed the Laddu brings them luck.

If the tradition continues from 1994 till date and the bidding price for the Laddu has almost reached amounts ranging to 5 lakhs, then you can imagine how much of fortune that Laddu must be bringing.

Know more about Balapur Ganesh and his Laddu at http://www.balapurganesh.com