Ten Things a Hindu Can Do While Using English Language: – written by Francois Gautier (check his Facebook page. He knows more Hinduism than many of us)

Ten Things a Hindu Can Do While Using English Language: – written by Francois Gautier (check his Facebook page. He knows more Hinduism than many of us)

1. Please stop using the term “God fearing” – Hindus never ever fear God. For us, God is everywhere and we are also integral part of God. God is not a separate entity to fear.

2. Please do not use the meaningless term “RIP” when someone dies. Use “Om Shanti”, “Sadgati” or “I wish this atma attains moksha/sadgati /uttama lokas”. Hinduism neither has the concept of “soul” nor its “resting”. The terms “Atma” and “Jeeva” are, in a way, antonyms for the word “soul”.(to be understood in detail)

3. Please don’t use the word “Mythology” for our historic epics (Itihas) Ramayana and Mahabharata. Rama and Krishna are historical heroes, not just mythical characters.

3. Please don’t be apologetic about idol worship and say “Oh, that’s just symbolic”. All religions have idolatry in kinds or forms – cross, words, letters (calligraphy) or direction. Also let’s stop using the words the words ‘idols’, ‘statues’ or ‘images’ when we refer to the sculptures of our Gods. Use the terms ‘Moorthi’ or ‘Vigraha’. If words like Karma, Yoga, Guru and Mantra can be in the mainstream, why not Moorthi or Vigraha?

4. Please don’t refer to Ganesh and Hanuman as “Elephant god” and “Monkey god” respectively. You can simply write Shree Ganesh and Shree Hanuman.

5. Please don’t refer to our temples as prayer halls. Temples are “devalaya” (abode of god) and not “prathanalaya” (Prayer halls).

6. Please don’t wish your children “black birthday” by allowing them to blow off the candles that are kept on top of the birthday cake. Don’t throw spit on the divine fire (Agni Deva). Instead, ask them to pray: “Oh divine fire, lead me from darkness to light” (Thamasoma Jyotirgamaya) by lighting a lamp. These are all strong images that go deep into the psyche.

7. Please avoid using the words “spirituality” and “materialistic”. For a Hindu, everything is divine. The words spirituality and materialism came to India through evangelists and Europeans who had a concept of Church vs State. Or Science vs Religion. On the contrary, in India, Sages were scientists and the foundation stone of Sanatan Dharma was Science.

9. Please don’t use the word “Sin” instead of “Paapa”. We only have Dharma (duty, righteousness, responsibility and privilege) and Adharma (when dharma is not followed). Dharma has nothing to do with social or religious morality. ‘Papa’ derives from Adharma.

10. Please don’t use loose translation like meditation for “dhyana” and ‘breathing exercise’ for “Pranayama”. It conveys wrong meanings. Use the original words.

August 08 – Today in Indian History

  • 1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • 1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei‘s telescope
  • 1786 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • 1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
  • 1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war



*Advice from an Advocate :*

Dear All,
I Wanted to highlight a very important aspect. In ordinary course we keep issuing and submitting our *KYC documents* (proofs such as *AADHAR Card* , *PAN card*, *LICENCE* etc.) to various people.

For housing or car or other loans, bank accounts,or even for _buying new sim card_ we submit these documents.

At almost all these places they ask for self certification on these documents. We immediately sign those documents and hand over.

Just imagine your self certified copies are freely available in the hands of such persons & those documents can be used by him for EVERYTHING!

For eg: Your *AADHAR / PAN Card / BSNL Bill* gets into the hands of a *Terrorist, he can misuse it to buy a SIM in your name AND YOU MIGHT BE ARRESTED for having Terror links*

Its really serious and its been seen that in most of the terrorist activities, KYC documents are sourced from the SIM card sellers.

Hence, please inculcate a ‘HABIT’ of *writing the date and purpose for which you are submitting the self certified KYC Documents* so that those documents cannot be used again.
Please share this as much as possible Forwarded as I felt
Necessary to everyone.

*it’s very important to write the date and purpose, which we never do while submitting KYC documents.*

*Here after sign as
4. and not to be used for other purpose.*

Plz dont ignore and pass this msg to as many people u can..

August 08 — Today’s News Headlines

🌻 G😊😊D M😊RNING 🌻

Economic Times

Business Standard

Ø  Airtel may sell 3.7% stake in Bharti Infra for Rs 2500 cr

Ø  Bankers review progress of 12 large NPA accounts

Ø  PSU banks write off Rs 2.49 lakh cr of loans in 5 yrs

Ø  Iron ore worth Rs 1,900 cr illegally extracted: CAG

Ø  Eros in talks with Apple to sell its content library

Ø  ONGC to pump $150 mn in Colombia, Kazakh & B’desh

Ø  Note ban, GST make a dent in smartphone shipments

Ø  Irdai directs LIC to reduce stakes in L&T, ITC to 15% by Dec 2018

Ø  Sebi mulls extending derivatives market timing

Ø  GIC Re files for IPO; might raise Rs 6,000 cr

Ø  Tata Steel swings back to profit in Q1 at Rs 921 cr

Ø  Zero tax certification for foreign remittances under I-T lens

Ø  Govt may impose anti-dumping duty of $452 a tonne on certain Chinese tyres


Ø  Idea-Vodafone deal gets conditional nod from SEBI, bourses

Ø  SUVs, luxury cars to cost more as GST cess hiked to 25%

Ø  Govt annuls fifth round of coal mines auction on tepid response

Ø  SAT puts off hearing on IRDAI-Sahara Life to August 10

Ø  IRDAI working with govt to create a simple platform for KYC

Ø  Vodafone-Idea merger gets conditional nod from Sebi, exchanges

Ø  July sovereign gold bonds to start trading from Tuesday

Ø  Global investors line up for stake in Bhushan Steel

Ø  Bank of India to raise up to Rs626 crore via STCI Finance stake sale

Ø  Reliance Jio’s plea on Airtel ads on internet speeds dismissed

Financial Chronicle

Ø  GAIL seeks reworking of US LNG price deal

Ø  Exporters facing difficulties in GST transition period: EEPC

Ø  Air India disinvestment: Government to float request for proposal for merchant bankers

Ø  Securitisation market volume clips past $1.02 trillion in FY17

Ø  RBI appears more tolerant of currency strength

Ø  Trai plans to brush up Net speed testing methodologies

Ø  DeMo effect: ITR filings for 2016-17 grow 25% to 2.82 cr

Ø  Government asks Basmati exporters to conform to EU pesticide standards

August 07, Todays’s Economic and Finance News

🌻 G😊😊D M😊RNING 🌻

Economic Times

Business Standard

Ø  GST rollout has been smooth: Arun Jaitley

Ø  Mukesh Ambani’s plan to make RIL most innovative co

Ø  Air India stake sale: Parl panel to hear govt views

Ø  Modi’s black money drive gets a big Swiss fillip

Ø  Eros, Apple explore mega $1-billion content sale

Ø  Srei Group likely to have sold stake in Viom for loss

Ø  Lenders meet today to review insolvency cases

Ø  Sebi plans to beef up cyber security, hire advisor to tackle tech glitches

Ø  CCL gets green nod for Rs 1,538-cr Konar mine expansion

Ø  UK ready to pay up to 40 bn euros to leave European Union: Report

Ø  UK-based Liberty House sends plan on ABG Shipyard to NCLT


Ø  India’s LNG shipbuilding plans run aground

Ø  Bank unions call for all-India strike on Aug 22

Ø  Regulations in auto sector still evolving in India, says McKinsey

Ø  Calls for rate reviews for 150 items with GST Council

Ø  TRAI, app firms to deliberate on speed testing methodologies

Ø  Nifty may double within 3-4 years: Mark Mobius

Ø  12 PSU banks firming plans to raise funds from markets

Ø  Switzerland finds India’s data security laws adequate for auto-sharing bank info

Ø  NTPC seeks licence to set up charging stations for electric vehicles

Ø  ICEX likely to launch diamond futures trading by August-end

Financial Chronicle

Ø  US municipal bond sales fall, on course for long-term supply drop

Ø  Consensus on SAIL, ArcelorMittal JV deal likely in 2 months: Niti Aayog

Ø  MobiKwik eyes raising $100 million in funding this year

Ø  Hindustan Zinc to become fully underground mining company by FY19

Ø  SBI, ONGC, IOC part of new ETF

Ø  Govt to sell up to 25% stake in 4 defence PSUs via IPO