‘Ugly Indians’ clean up the Indian city Bangalore

Some Bangaloreans (residents of Bangalore, the Indian city) call themselves as ‘the Ugly Indians’ and taken upon themselves the responsibility of cleaning the dirty streets of the city!!!!

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  1. The video is only of 229 seconds.
    But it contains the tradition of 5000 year old Bharath.

    It has got the elements of both our epics.
    In the beginning it was animal versus animal.
    Then it was animal versus man
    (recall the days of ancient Rome in COLOSSIUM.)
    Later it turned out to be man versus man.
    We called it Olympics.

    In my little understanding the instant video has
    maintained an equilibrium
    between all the best elements of all the happenings
    enumerated above.
    I liked
    the melodious music by Prasanna;
    the succinct subtitles;
    the sequence of picturisation;
    the cool-headed young man
    who gets along with his painting unobtrusively ,
    just unmindful of the cow
    (he is not feeling any threat perception from the cow,
    nor he is issueing any threat to the animal
    he rides only on the crest of his own stoic endurance);
    the success of the lady in finding a seat on the bench
    (not exactly to prove that
    behind the success of every woman
    lies the labour of many men)

    Swamy Vivekananda once said,
    “Give me hundred young men;
    I shall create Modern India”
    Another nobleman, John Wesley also has come out
    with similar expression.
    “Give me one hundred men
    who fear nothing but sin
    and desire nothing but God,
    and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen,
    they alone will shake the gates of Hell
    and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.”
    In the language of John Wesley
    These young men and women
    have set up the kingdom of heaven upon the earth.
    In my school studies I have come across
    Oracle of Delphi.
    More about it.


    Delphi is perhaps best known
    for the oracle at the sanctuary
    that was dedicated to Apollo
    during the classical period.
    According to Aeschylus in the prologue of the Eumenides,
    it had origins in prehistoric times
    and the worship of Gaia.
    In the last quarter of the 8th century BC
    there is a steady increase in artifacts found
    at the settlement site in Delphi,
    which was a new, post-Mycenaean settlement
    of the late 9th century.
    Pottery and bronze work as well as tripod dedications
    continue in a steady stream, in comparison to Olympia.
    Neither the range of objects
    nor the presence of prestigious dedications
    proves that Delphi was a focus of attention
    for a wide range of worshippers,
    but the large quantity of high value goods,
    found in no other mainland sanctuary,
    certainly encourages that view.

    Apollo spoke through his oracle:
    the sibyl or priestess of the oracle at Delphi
    was known as the Pythia;
    she had to be an older woman of blameless life
    chosen from among the peasants of the area.
    She sat on a tripod seat over an opening in the earth.
    When Apollo slew Python,
    its body fell into this fissure,
    according to legend,
    and fumes arose from its decomposing body.
    Intoxicated by the vapors, the sibyl would fall into a trance, allowing Apollo to possess her spirit.
    In this state she prophesied. It has been postulated
    that a gas high in ethylene,
    known to produce violent trances,
    came out of this opening,
    though this theory remains debatable.

    While in a trance the Pythia “raved” –
    probably a form of ecstatic speech –
    and her ravings were “translated”
    by the priests of the temple into elegant hexameters.
    People consulted the Delphic oracle
    on everything from important matters
    of public policy to personal affairs.
    The oracle could not be consulted during the winter months,
    for this was traditionally the time
    when Apollo would live among the Hyperboreans.

    Dionysus would inhabit the temple during his absence.
    H.W. Parke writes that the foundation of Delphi
    and its oracle took place before recorded history
    and its origins are obscure, but dating to the worship of the primordial Earth-goddess and mother of the Titans, Gaia.[22]
    The Oracle exerted considerable influence
    throughout the Greek world,
    and she was consulted before all major undertakings:
    wars, the founding of colonies, and so forth.
    She also was respected by the semi-Hellenic countries
    around the Greek world, such as Lydia, Caria, and even Egypt. The oracle was also known to the early Romans.
    Rome’s seventh and last king,
    Lucius Tarquinius Superbus,
    after witnessing a snake near his palace,
    sent a delegation including two of his sons
    to consult the oracle.
    For a list of some of the most noted oracular pronouncements of the Pythia, go to Famous Oracular Statements from Delphi.

    The Oracle benefited from the Macedonian Kings.
    Later it was placed under the protection of the Aetolians.
    After a brief period the influence of the Romans started to emerge, and they protected the Oracle from a dangerous barbarian invasion in 109 BC and 105 BC.

    A major reorganization was initiated,
    but was interrupted by the Mithridatic Wars
    and the wars of Sulla
    who took many rich offerings from the Oracle.
    Invading barbarian invasions burned the Temple,
    which had been severely damaged by an earthquake in 83 BC. Thus the Oracle fell in decay
    and the surrounding area became impoverished.
    The sparse local population led to difficulties
    n filling the posts required.

    The Oracle’s credibility waned due to doubtful predictions.
    When Nero came to Greece in AD 66,
    he took away over 500 of the best statues from Delphi to Rome. Subsequent Roman emperors of the Flavian dynasty
    contributed significantly towards its restoration.

    Hadrian offered complete autonomy.
    Also Plutarch was a significant factor
    by his presence as a chief priest.

    However, barbarian raids during the reign
    of Marcus Aurelius and removal of statues
    and other riches (in effect looting) by Constantine I
    caused it to decay.
    The short reign of Julian could not improve matters.
    The Oracle continued until it was closed
    by emperor Theodosius I in AD 395.
    The site was abandoned for almost 100 years,
    until Christians started to settle permanently in the area:
    they established the small town of Kastri in about AD 600.


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