Articles by Ravi P. Bhatia

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Rural and Urban Landscapes — Problems and Solutions
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2022

Some people including Mahatma Gandhi and some spiritual persons felt that a rural region is almost like the soul of India, clean and away from the materialistic and selfish tendencies prevalent in urban life.

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Seeing or Dreaming or Both
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2022

22 Aug 2022 – Wherever we may be, we are flooded with sights and sounds during the daytime. Some of these sights are so intense, we often dream about them if not in an exact form; sufficiently close to recognise them even while sleeping.

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BEG and BUY
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2022

There are some markets in Delhi, the capital of India, where one can see and buy beautiful, expensive products. These range from clothes and shoes to slippers, eye-wear, etc. Even sports items are on display.

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Living Peacefully in the World
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

Our Mounting Needs Are Spoiling the Environment

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Diversity of India and Its People
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2022

India is a vast country with a population of about 1.37 billion. Africa, with so many countries, has about 1.4 billion. The world population is about 8 billion with the Chinese being the highest; however, India is expected to surpass it in a year or two.

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Sparrow Day
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Aug 2022

Many people celebrate this date that fell on 20 March this year.

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August 15 — India’s Independence Day
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

 ‘Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now the time has come  when we shall redeem our pledge not wholly but substantially . At the stroke of midnight when the world sleeps India will wake up to life and freedom.’ — Nehru

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Ambitious Man, Aspiring Man in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022

15 Aug 2022 – Man is generally ambitious — he wants to be an important person, in the limelight. These days when India is celebrating its 75th year of independence from the British yoke, there are many flags, films, paintings and newspapers dwelling on India’s journey.

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Smiling Faces
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022

A smile on a face is worth a hundred words.

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Medicine Man or Superman
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2022

When a person is ill, he takes medicines (meds)
Even when he is not ill, he keeps these meds near

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People — Able Bodied and with Disabilities
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia (Retired from Delhi University) – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jul 2022

Stephen Hawking was born normal bodied. But at the age of 21, he was diagnosed with a neuronal disease that resulted in him being confined to a wheelchair for his remaining life. However, this did not affect his genius in working on different aspects of physics — he was known as another Albert Einstein for his brilliance.

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Varieties, Ups and Downs in the World
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

Life for most of us today has incredible types of varieties or ups and downs
We have different physical conditions — coldest and hottest regions
Don’t forget the wettest and the driest place in the same nations

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Keep Dreaming
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jul 2022

Neither do I see you in person
Nor am I able to dream about you

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Spirituality Today
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2022

Most people are religious and follow their religion truthfully and faithfully in their lives.

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The New Anglophones in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jun 2022

Apart from political freedom, our university system continued to be dominated by the British system of education both at the University level and even at the school level. Whatever modern knowledge we needed to acquire, we had to learn the English language; speaking it properly was a sign of good upbringing and education.

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The Mirror on India and Sistine Chapel
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2022

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who is the best of them all
Is it books that you read
While you laid in your bed

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Individual Efforts for Environmental Sustenance
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2022

It may be mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi promoted reuse of items and not wasting anything — paper, clothing, shoes or food, etc. In fact the simple dress that he wore was demonstrably aimed at simplicity and non wastage.

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Dog Stories
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022

Everyone who has a dog has some interesting stories about it and other dogs. So does my family.

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Water Scarcity and Suffering in Africa
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2022

Many parts of Africa especially East Africa and the Island of Madagascar located in the Indian Ocean near South Africa are suffering due to scarcity of water. The area of this island state is about the same as that of France and has a population of about 30 million. But the conditions of people in […]

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Ramjas College of Delhi University
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2022

I was a student of Ramjas College of DU and lived in its Hostel for five years while I did my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I wrote this piece after leaving the college half a century back and have some fond memories which I want to share with my readers here.

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Buddha Poornima
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2022

Today the 16 May is Buddha Poornima
The day that Buddha — Siddharth Gautam
Sitting under a Baudhi tree obtained enlightenment

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Remembering Pleasant and Other Memories
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2022

9 May 2022 – On a hot sticky summer afternoon of Delhi, I opened my steel almirah (wardrobe) and started looking at papers and other items — an old radio no longer working, old clothes, newspapers, photographs, expired passports, and tickets to several destinations–France, Belgium, Netherlands, Paris, Amsterdam, Porto, and others.

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Laugh Away — Small Poem
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2022

Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
Keep rowing till your arms ache

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Night’s Companion — The Charming Moon
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2022

Oh you charming moon – Chandamama
You are a guide when it is night
Come over to this dark land
Lead people from darkness into light

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Sounds — Soft and Aloud
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2022

Tell me my Dear
What sounds do you hear

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See the World Going By
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2022

Are you living in some Indian town or city near a place where you can see the world go by? What is this world? It is people, first. Then we have vehicles — buses, cars, bikes, bicycles, even an odd tricycle. There are some animals such as dogs and an occasional elephant.

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Showing Off — Splashing Oneself Visually in Social Media
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

A trend that has become visible today among the well-to-do younger generation is to show off and display oneself on the Social Media. How?

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Delhi — Old and New
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2022

Delhi, the capital of modern India, has had a long chequered background. It has been plundered and rebuilt seven times over its long history.

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Rebuilding Life after Partition — Vinni School
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

21 Mar 2022 – The partitioning 1947 of India into two countries — India and Pakistan was a momentous event. People who are still alive relate the horrors, tragedies, anxieties, loss of jobs, loss of homes and one’s belongings.

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World Problems — Social Structure
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2022

There are countless conflicts, disagreements, problems in the world today. To add to the existing ones, new problems or conflicts are coming up on almost a daily basis.

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Swami Vivekananda and His Gospel
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Mar 2022

Swami Vivekananda travelled all over India and met large number of people especially the poor marginalised sections of society and wondered if there was a God, how could people live in such pitiable conditions. In fact he asked this question about existence of God to several religious people and seers.

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Culture — Food, Music, Languages, Dress
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

Many countries had their own culture
Consisting of languages people spoke, food they ate
The attractive dresses that they wore

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Meeting Thousands of People–Conversing with a Few of Them
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Feb 2022

With hundreds of thousands of people that I encounter at different places every day, is there even one person whom I know or who knows me? I have travelled a lot in my life due to academic pursuits or as a tourist… (read on)

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The Cattle of Goa
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2022

After the government of Goa was forcibly driven out by the independent India in 1961, the original Portuguese speaking people cannot be seen today after more than half a century of that event.

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GOA — Then and Now
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Feb 2022

The conquest of the region of Goa, Daman and Diu on the western coast of India was achieved in 1510 against the Bijapur Sultanate with the Portuguese forces being under the command of Afonso de Alberquerque. Only about 200 soldiers died in this attack with an equal number of wounded on the Portuguese side.

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Harsh Times, Triumph of Bravery
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Feb 2022

The breakup of a country, popularly called a partition, brings forth harsh times in terms of loss of occupation, of homes, and worse, many people die in its aftermath. The former India broke up in 1947 into a majority Hindu country, India, and Muslim majority areas on the West and East of India called West and East Pakistan, respectively.

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Personal Experience
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jan 2022

8 Jan 2022 – I myself am a victim of COVID and suffer mentally physically. This may be my last article to my good friend Antonio. May God bless him to become healthy and fit.

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Understanding Hinduism and Bhagwad Gita
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jan 2022

Hinduism, the dominant religion in India, is one of the oldest world religions and existed in some form or another, perhaps even as early as 8000 years back. It deals with the four aims or purusharthas of life.

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Ushering Joy, Harmony, Peace through Religion
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jan 2022

There are several religions or faiths in the world. Of these, the principal ones are (In approximate order of establishment) Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Baha’i Faith, Sikhism, Arya Samaj, etc.

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New India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jan 2022

This is a photograph of a twelve year old student who is teaching the poor children of his locality in Delhi. What he teaches is what he learns in his own regular school — arithmetic, Hindi language and some history of India.

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Birthday Greetings
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

If it is your birthday you will get dozens of good wishes
The more good wishes, the more popular you are
Don’t worry if you are not popular in life
At least one day of the year you are popular.

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Revengeful Attitude: How to Get Rid of It
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jan 2022

In this regard there is an interesting story regarding Nelson Mandela, the President of South Africa who fought against apartheid and was jailed for a long time. Once, he was waiting along with some of his security staff for the food they had ordered in a popular restaurant. He suddenly noticed that another person was also sitting all by himself at a nearby table and waiting for his order to be served.

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Diwali and Hanukkah — India and Israel Festivals
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Dec 2021

Both these names are of festivals that signify victory of good over evil, light over darkness and joy over sorrow. Both the festivals are celebrated by lighting Diyas (earthen lamps), candles or electric bulbs.

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Education and Learning— Views of Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2021

For most countries of the world learning or education is an essential requirement for children’s development. It is well known that higher the educational levels better will be the country’s development.

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The Racing World
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2021

All types of racing events take place
It could be a cycle race for students
Cycle fast and you may win the race

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The Unknown Help
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Dec 2021

Unknown to you, who comes to help you,
Is (s)he a messenger of God
Is she your friend from your previous life

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Keep Doing Good in Society
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Nov 2021

While all sorts of violence, cruelty and inhumanity fills the headlines of newspapers and the social media, some people keep working for the good of the society.

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Languages and Their Evolution
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Nov 2021

Some languages such as Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit and Tamil (of South India) are termed as  classical since they existed hundreds of years ago and gave rise to other languages in different parts of the world. In that sense, we could term them as mother languages.  

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Bullock Cart
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Nov 2021

As I woke up I saw a lady and a man sitting nearby
The lady lovingly said, I am your Mother
Pointing towards the man, He is your Father.

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Fashion in Life
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Nov 2021

19 Oct 2021 – Fashion can mean different things— it can refer to a particular social or political ideology that is currently in vogue or in fashion. It can refer to the type of education imparted to children.

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An Angel in White
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021

An Angel is a being, a person
Who spreads joy, comfort
Happiness, even music

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The Learning Ladder — Schooling and Education
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

Right from the day a child is born his learning cycle starts. But learning begins with hearing a few words that his mother and sometimes his father or older siblings speak, which gradually helps the child to understand what they mean.

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The Moon and the Stars
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

A Poem on our Cosmos

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India: Land of Diversities
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Oct 2021

India is a nation of extensive diversities–religious, cultural, economic and geographic to name a few. There is a say that suggests we should encourage unity in diversity. By and large, India survives by this ideology. Let us all promote this aspect of life.

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Child’s Gaze
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021

The child is gazing at us
Looking for help from us

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Second October — A day of Peace, Harmony
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

Most people would know that this was the day Gandhi was born in 1869. This day, 2 October, is now internationally recognised as the International day of Nonviolence and for promoting Peace, Justice and Harmony. For a person like me, I feel proud that I was born in the country of Gandhiji.

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Monks and Monkeys
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Sep 2021

Monks are respected people in Christianity. A monk practises religious asceticism in the church and outside. Monk comes from the Greek word that means solitary or single.

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Running Damsel
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021

I saw her running many a time
Not very fast not too slow
Wondered whom she was running away from

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Our Welcoming Country
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Sep 2021

Ancient though our country may be
With scholarship in various areas
Such as philosophy, medicine, even archery
But in Tokyo Olympic, India in the bottom category

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Lord Krishna: Symbol of Love, Compassion, Wisdom and Mischief
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Aug 2021

30 Aug 2021 – The lunar day that Krishna (Gopal) was born is known as Krishnan Janmastami that this year falls on Aug 30–today. The wisdom shared by Krishna to Arjun is enunciated in the Hindu epic Bhagwad Gita, which is a source of the meaning of life — both material and spiritual. Krishna is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his features or aspects are countless and endearing.

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Special Days and Their Significance
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

There are so many days to celebrate and to ruminate. Many days have been approved by the UN or other international bodies such as the WHO. But some are local to some countries for example, in India.

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India’s Independence Day—15 August
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2021

We hail Mahatma Gandhi,
We remember his Salt March to Dandi
He is the
Father of our Nation who promoted freedom and nonviolence

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A Note on Morons and Oxymorons
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021

A moron means a stupid or foolish person. There are some rich persons or those who occupy high positions in society who think that most people that they come in contact with are morons. But I am going to talk of oxymoron: a word or phrase that is a contradiction in itself. For example, the phrases happily married, honest politician, and deafening silence.

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Language Skills and Implications
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Aug 2021

Being good at languages, spoken or written, is an asset for most people.

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Who Are You
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

Who are you is a question often asked
Are you a poet, are you a scholar
Or are you an unknown Rebel or a lawyer

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Thus Spake Jawaharlal Nehru
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jul 2021

Was Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) known only as the first Prime Minister of independent India? He was that, but much more.

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The Numbers Game
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021

Numbers or numerals are very important in our lives
Or should we say even before we can draw a line

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My Lovely Cave
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021

This is the Cave that I am living in
This is the Cave I invite you to come within

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Legacy of Western Scientists
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Jun 2021

Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Max Planck, Marie Curie, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, C V Raman (of India), Stephen Hawking are some well known scientists who have made immeasurable contributions to various fields of science, mainly Physics and Astronomy. Some unusual topics they have worked on include : Big Bang Theory, Black Holes, Speed of Light, Special Relativity, Energy-Mass relationships E = mc2.

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International Yoga Day (21 June)
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jun 2021

Yoga, an ancient practice of India is today recognised in many parts of the world for its physical, social, spiritual benefits. It also leads to meditation and understanding the harmony of oneself with the outer world.

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Doorstep Delivery Services — DDS
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jun 2021

The economy has shriveled so much
That DDS have been launched
But we should know DDS of what

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Cyclonic Storms, Hurricanes, Typhoons
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Jun 2021

Cyclones, Hurricanes, Typhoons have strong winds and rain
Winds blowing Clockwise in Southern Hemisphere
Anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
Around a centre or eye of the storm

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From No to Know
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

Not knowing a word of the lingo
Necessary to be admitted to this school…

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Banana
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 May 2021

What a lovely fruit for digestion
Easily available, cheap and delicious
People eat it for its taste and nutrition
Monkeys love it for the same reason

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Who Are You
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 May 2021

Who are you is a question often asked
Are you a poet, are you a scholar
Or are you an unknown Rebel or a lawyer
Who changes his clients place — his foyer

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Ads for Profit and Humiliation
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

In this pandemic season, there is suffering everywhere
People are falling ill, trying to get vaccine
Many unable to find hospitals and medicine
A new problem has arisen, unable to get oxygen

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India — Large, Charming and More
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 May 2021

India is a vast country that has the hottest places
Yes and the coldest regions on the planet
How come? Well, don’t we have the Himalayas
The word himalaya means home of snow

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Prayers from Millions
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

Today is Ram Navmi (April 21)
Festival celebrated feebly in pain
Lord Ram the epitome of Truth, Kindness, Compassion
O Ram, listen to the millions of prayers

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Hindi Film Songs: Beautiful, Romantic, Nostalgic
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

As most Indians know, Hindi film songs are popular all over the country and in several foreign lands. On pattern with Hollywood, Hindi films are often described as Bollywood films. There are many similarities between the two forms of motion pictures — romance, adventure, background music, etc., but in one sphere they totally differ from each other.

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Dandi March
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

The Salt March, also known as the Salt Satyagraha, Dandi March and the Dandi Satyagraha, was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi. The twenty four-day march lasted from 12 Mar to 6 Apr 1930 as a direct action campaign.

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Queens and Kings
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

The death of Prince Phillip on 9 April 2021 at age 99 has brought out some interesting facts about him and the British monarchy.  He was given the title of  Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was a nephew of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, and was well known in India.

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Moving On and On
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

23 Mar 2021 – My family was forced out of a major town called Lahore that was transferred to the new nation Pakistan. My father taught in a college there, my mother was a teacher of a small school. Our family lost everything — home, occupation, dignity and moved to a small town in India without any guarantee of a stable future.

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Holi: Indian Festival of Colours 28-29 March
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

Is it too cold at this time of the Year
Do not worry; the winter season is all but over
This is the day of Full Moon
This is the day of the Indian festival Holi

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The Women’s Day
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

The International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March
A day when they are supposed to proudly, bravely march

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The Misery of Loneliness
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

8 Mar 2021 – One common feature of modern life in many urbanised regions in different countries is a feeling of isolation and loneliness. It is not easy to pinpoint the principal causes but there is little doubt that the conditions that are prevalent in modern societies leads to this isolation.

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21 Feb International Mother Language Day
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

Protection of Cultural Diversity: The UN designated 21 Feb as International Mother Language Day in a1999 resolution to promote cultural and linguistic diversity among peoples. The UN had also stated: “When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity”.

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The Dried-up Tree
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

A tree looks gorgeous when it is leafy and green
It provides us with twigs, clean air and oxygen
Birds build nests and lay their eggs in a green tree

So don’t bypass a dried up tree
Don’t avoid the lonesomeness of the elderly

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Tying up with a Tie and Coat
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – Cultures, cuisines, modes of dress, religions and languages followed colonialism in the last several centuries. The principal colonial powers were Portugal, Spain, France and England. Styles of dress, languages and religion–mainly Christianity–spread to the regions colonised by European powers. A witty remark had been made about this facet of colonialism. The British came and offered the Bible to local peoples in exchange for their lands and revenues.

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Valentine’s Day
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

Enjoy, have fun this special Day
It is more special — it’s a Sunday

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Interacting with the Poor
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

While tragedies and trauma cannot be avoided, efforts of scholars, sages and Gurus — Vivekananda, Gandhiji, Prabhupada and others, for physical and spiritual development of people continues unabated. We salute their efforts and encourage other people to join them for a spiritual and peaceful awakening.

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CASUALESE — Fun and Games
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

I have coined this word to refer to the casual atmosphere and sights that one can witness in some busy places of a city such as a river front, beach, market, railway station, and so on.

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Martyr’s Day, 30 January: Thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Feb 2021

Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest proponents of peace and nonviolence, was shot dead by a Hindu bigot on 30 January 1948.

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Conversing with Each Other — People, Birds and Other Creatures
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

People can speak, they can recite poems
Twinkle Twinkle little Star
How I wonder what you are
They can use words to tell who they are

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Puzzles of Birthdays
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

I have often felt puzzled by this western custom of blowing out the flame of the candles. In India, it is traditionally good to light a candle on Diwali  or some happy occasion, not to de-light a candle or diya  (earthen lamp).

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Smiles — Bewitching, Enticing
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2021

A smile is a common human facial expression. It can be welcoming; it can be wicked or threatening without any words being spoken. Words depend on the language of the speaker or the listener but a smile needs no words and yet conveys a lot of meaning in whatever situation one is.

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Money Matters
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

All modern societies are dependent on money in the form of currency — dollars, rubles, Euros, rupees, taka, etc. Dollars are the currency of not only USA, but of other countries also — Australia, New Zealand, Namibia although their value is different from the USD (US dollar).

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Dealing with Memories
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

Memory roughly means the thoughts or events that we may remember. Some of these memories are pleasant — give pleasure; some of these are painful , unpleasant and result in pain or sadness or occasional suffering. The latter trait of suffering results both from physical or mental causes. In this essay I focus on memories of individuals both pleasant and painful.

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Medicine Man
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

Good Morning, Bon Jour, Namaste
Can I help you in any way
I am your Medicine Man

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People’s Differences — Dress Code
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

22 Dec 2020 – All over the world there are differences between people. These are related to their racial and religious backgrounds, languages spoken, educational achievements, economic prosperity, etc. In addition, there are vast differences in the ways people dress.

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Taxes All the Way
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

All of us are taxed in one way or another
There is the Income Tax even if you hardly earn
There is the Sales Tax if you buy anything

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