Support Sewabharati efforts in relief and rehab of #Cyclonephailin victims


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Support Sewabharathi efforts in relief and rehab of #Cyclonephailin victims

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All contributions to Seva Bharati are tax-exempt under 80G.

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1,000 villagers evacuated in East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand

Over 5 lakh hectares of standing crops have been destroyed by the gushing waters causing an estimated loss of Rs 2,400 crore, he said

Preliminary estimates suggest the cyclone affected 80 lakh people in Odisha, the state that bore the brunt of its fury, hitting 14,500 villages and 39 civic bodies.

In Odisha, 7,500 telephone towers have been damaged while in Andhra Pradesh the figure stood at 205.

“As per preliminary assessments about 40,000 trees were uprooted in the vicinity and operations to clear the area have started. Cooked food has been arranged for about 2,000 people sheltered in port area including employees of the port trust,”

2.4 lakh kaccha houses had been destroyed in Ganjam Dist alone

237 villages in 11 mandals of Srikakulam district, six gram panchayats and 22 hamlets in Vizianagaram district and 67 villages in 10 mandals of Visakhapatnam district were affected by the cyclone.

While nearly 45,000 electricity poles were uprooted in Srikakulam district, east coast railway (ECoR) was forced to regulate more than 40 trains passing through the mainline connecting the cyclone affected areas due to partial damage to tracks. Railway sources said the tracks on the Chennai-Howrah line were partially damaged at Naupada and Sompeta

Cyclone Phailin moves inland, flood threat in Chhattisgarh, Bihar NDTV

Bihar on alert post Cyclone Phailin Economic Times

Cyclone Phailin results in floods, two districts badly hit in Odisha (Times Of India)

 

Uttarakhand flood relief


 
Kilometres of roads had been washed away. Many bridges, houses, water lines, canals, check dams, electricity lines, power houses and other public and private property had been severely damaged. Kedarnath which is the worst affected has 60 villages washed away in the flood fury is awaiting relief and rescue. An expected 72,000 pilgrims and over a million local people have been affected by the floods.
SewaBharati Appeals for support to the flood victims and the pilgrims stranded there without food and water.
Appeal to support the Flood affected :
·         Online transfer can be done to Seva Bharati A/C.
·         You can also write a cheque/draft and drop it in any ICICI branch.
·         All contributions to Seva Bharathi are tax-exempt under 80G.
ICICI Bank number 630501065297
IFSC Code ICIC0006305
Himayatnagar Branch, Hyderabad
Please do mention your name and address so that we can update you along with a receipt of your contribution.
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Video of the devastation caused :  youtube (Click here)
More than 60 villages had been flattened in the vicinity and 90 dharamshalas that shelter pilgrims during the May-June peak season completely destroyed. (Times Of India)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has described the flood fury as a “Himalayan tsunami
Uttarkahnad Principal Secretary Rakesh Sharma said casualty figures can be “shockingly high“.
The “worst tragedy of the millennium“-Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat

For Contributions from abroad:

Contributions can be sent to ‘Uttaranchal Daivee Aapada Peedith Sahayata Samiti’
SBI A/c No   : 31156574681
Branch         : SBI Main Branch, Dehradun
IFC Code     : SBIN0000630
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http://aidcalamitiesuttarakhand.org/For other forms of aid and Support, Contact:Bhavoorao Deoras Kunj
#15, Tilak Marg, Dehradun,
Uttaranchal- 248005
Phone: 0135-2725776, 2624689.
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Telugu Film that reached the world


A landmark in Indian cinema LAVAKUSHA celebrates, 50 years after its release it still makes news. Based on the Indian Epic ramayan, the movie has a distinct style of story telling with no commercial elements. The film a treat by itself and a must in all spiritual functions its music. The best part is the film is a 3 hour 50 min experience while the music and songs traditional opera like PADYALU are 1 hour 45 minutes speaks in it volumes of the movie. And the best part is people adore Lord Rama and even today when the protaganist appears on screen he is showered with flowers.

The most amazing part is it is the only film to have been screened for 500 days

The other notable and amazing thing is in 1963 march (29) when the film was released the population of Andhra Pradesh was 3 crores and the film earned 1 crore INR and this when the cost of the ticket was from 25 paise to 1 INR.

 

Wangmayi Aekka in Hans India : Green Ganesha


 

Wangmayi Aekka featured in thehansindia.com for the green ganesha…

 

Hyderabad Bonalu


Bonalu "Jhoola"

Bonalu “Jhoola” (Photo credit: Rajesh_India)

Photographs: http://www.hindustantimes.com

 An artist draws a tattoo on his body before a performance during a procession of Bonalu, a Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A
An artist draws a tattoo on his body before a performance during a procession of Bonalu, a Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A Telangana
A woman dressed as Goddess Mahakali performs a procession of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A
A woman dressed as Goddess Mahakali performs a procession of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A Telangana
A woman dressed as Goddess Mahakali performs a procession of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A
A woman dressed as Goddess Mahakali performs a procession of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A Telangana
A performer gets his make-up done during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder
A performer gets his make-up done during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder Telangana
A performer blows fire from his mouth as he performs during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in Hyderabad. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder
A performer blows fire from his mouth as he performs during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in Hyderabad. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder Telangana
Performers dressed up as different forms of Goddess Mahakali take part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder
Performers dressed up as different forms of Goddess Mahakali take part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu. Reuters/Krishnendu Halder Telangana

Kolaveri Di from Saketh


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I knew kolaveri di song was famous enough but not that much that this little fella would sing on camera. What is amusing is he and his little sister also are in to the classical Indian Music, Look at her as she sings Indian Classical.

10 K Run and Bagicha Singh


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The man (here actually restraining from calling him the old man here) is Bagicha singh from assam. This 77 year elderly is a crusader with a cause, he is campaigning against Tobacco, and all those harmful things including smoking, Gutka, Pan parag etc. Thats not such a great thing, but what iam about tp say now is …. He has been on foot crisscrossing India 18 times and this is his 19th journey. Doesnt Complain, doesnt ask for any help. He just walks .. wait  R u remided of Tom Hanks in what was that movie… Forest gump.. can say that except that he is no celebrity for the press.

Was on in the 10 K run and there was this small group that was onlookers at a man as if he was a strange object in the museum.. joined them and after a while got involved with his cause and thought of Clicking him and posting on my blog. So isn’t it a consolation that we at least run once a year making it a cause unlike this man who by the way has a back pack of 92 kgs. He challenges if any in the group can lift it while he lifted it with ease. So Are we to walk for health or are we to shed off the smoking and all that he is campaigning against?! Confused….