Articles tagged under: Japan K Pathak

Nehru had asked I&B minister to tone down the description of Somnath Pran Pratishtha ceremony in radio broadcast

May 11, 2018
Nehru had asked I&B minister to tone down the description of Somnath Pran Pratishtha ceremony in radio broadcast

By Japan K Pathak Jawaharlal Nehru had as a Prime Minister asked the ministry of Information & Broadcasting to tone down the Somnath Shivalinga installation ceremony. On April 28, 1951, about a fortnight before installation ceremony (11 May) of new Shivalinga at reconstructed Somnath temple, Nehru had written a letter to RR Diwakar, then Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and asked him to 'tone down the description of what happens at Somnath in radio broadcast'. Nehru had m...Read More

Somnath Series: When President Rajendra Prasad presided the installation ceremony of Somnath Shivalinga

May 11, 2018
Somnath Series: When President Rajendra Prasad presided the installation ceremony of Somnath Shivalinga

By Japan K Pathak It was this day in year 1951 when then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad installed the idol of Somnath in the Somnath temple in Prabhas Patan town of Gujarat. The installation ceremony took place in presence of Shri Kanaiyalal Munshi, Jam Saheb of Jamnagar, Saurashtra State Chief Minister Dhebarbhai among others. Dr. Rajendraprasad performed installation ceremony of Somnath Jyotirlinga at 9.47 am amid chanting of Vedic mantras. About one lakh people were present on t...Read More

Blog: Read more than one newspaper, make good use of internet, use your wisdom because twisting of facts is continuously and shamelessly on

May 03, 2018
Blog: Read more than one newspaper, make good use of internet, use your wisdom because twisting of facts is continuously and shamelessly on

Ahmedabad: Read more than one newspaper. Make good use of internet. Use you own wisdom because twisting of facts is continuously and shamelessly on. Attached is image of Gujarat newspaper Divya Bhaskar's front page top headline today. What has been published? Rs 90,000 crore bank frauds in four years after formation of Modi government (in Centre) What has been omitted? Rs 90,000 crore bank frauds came to light in four years after formation of Modi government What has ...Read More

Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

May 02, 2018
Editor’s blog: Well done, and don’t rest till all is done

By Japan K Pathak: Watched this heading(image attached) this morning in city edition of the Times of India and I started searching whether Ahmedabad's name was mentioned in this list or not. If it was the decade of 1990s or say beginning of 2000s, I could simply see this list to search for the rank of Ahmedabad. There was a time when color-scheme for auto rickshaws in Ahmedabad was yellow and black. If you dress in black and yellow, others would tease you calling 'rickshaw'. Most of thes...Read More

Congress’s hollow argument on unemployment in Gujarat

November 27, 2017
Congress’s hollow argument on unemployment in Gujarat

By Japan K Pathak Other day, I was listening to Congress spokesperson on Gujarati news channel debate. He was making a point that unemployment in Gujarat was higher than national average. He was quoting CMIE data. CMIE data Now first, let's be clear about what is CMIE. It is a private business information company headquartered at Mumbai. (https://www.cmie.com/kommon/bin/sr.php?kall=wapps&tabno=7030&page=about_us). CMIE doesn't represent gospel truth but provides indicative survey resu...Read More

How do people of Gujarat vote in assembly elections – article 2 of series

November 08, 2017
How do people of Gujarat vote in assembly elections – article 2 of series

By Japan K Pathak Previous article in this series: How do people of Gujarat vote in assembly elections part-1   So when do voters in Gujarat change the existing government? And when they don’t? Is there any pattern? Gujarat took birth as separate state in 1960, and since then the state has witnessed 12 assembly elections. It happened only on two of 12 occasions that people refused to re-elect the government that they had elected in the previous election. After birth ...Read More

How do people of Gujarat vote in assembly elections

November 05, 2017

  By Japan K Pathak How do people of Gujarat vote in assembly elections? Do they follow some consistent pattern while electing the government? These two were the primary questions that prompted this study. One of patterns that has been visible is that, the people of Gujarat elect the government decisively. Gujarat delivers clear verdict   Election Year Leading Party % of total seats won by leading party in Gujarat Assembly % of votes gained by leading party ...Read More

Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

October 03, 2017
Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the fourth article in this series you read how Mahatma Gandhi favored the restoration of old Somnath temple which was in ruins. Gandhiji however objected any po...Read More

Somnath Series: Mahatma Gandhi’s centrist stand on Somnath temple restoration

September 05, 2017
Somnath Series: Mahatma Gandhi’s centrist stand on Somnath temple restoration

Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the third article in this series you read how in 1947 when the rule of Britishers and Nawab came to an end ,  Sardar Patel, Gadgil, Jam Saheb and others paid v...Read More

Somnath Series: Historic visit by Sardar Patel, Gadgil, Jam Saheb that paved the way for reconstruction of ruined Somnath temple

August 27, 2017
Somnath Series: Historic visit by Sardar Patel, Gadgil, Jam Saheb that paved the way for reconstruction of ruined Somnath temple

  Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the second piece in this series you read how Somnath temple continued to stay in ruined condition for a period of roughly two and half centuries post it...Read More

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