Articles by Ravi P. Bhatia

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Ram Ram
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Feb 2024

India is a nation of many religions and faiths. The largest is Hinduism or the Hindu faith. The second largest is Islam or the Muslim Faith. There are also other religions — Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Baha’i faith,  zorasterism, and other smaller faiths.

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Goa — Special Features
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Feb 2024

Goa is located on the west coast of India. It is located south from Bombay on the west coast — the Arabian Sea and its distance from Bombay (Mumbai) by road is about  600 km.

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Animals as Pets
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2024

A dog is an animal that frequently becomes part of a family in most parts of the world. It is a useful animal in many ways — it protects the family from theft. A dog is useful in other ways too .

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Countries and Rivers
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

20 Jan 2024 – Most countries of the world have some important well known rivers flowing through them. Their capital cities are generally located on or very near some rivers.

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Squirrels and Other Animals
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jan 2024

A squirrel is a common animal that can easily climb vertically on trees. I often see this 1 foot long yellowish green creature near my home climbing or jumping from one branch of a tree to another.

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Acquiring Kindness and Simplicity in People
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2024

The world today allows people to interact with each other through different means. People meet each other through Internet — in particular through WhatsApp, email or telephone.

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Movements Around Us
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2024

We live in a world where there is movement all around us. The movement can be on the ground or in air — the latter is called flying. In water, movement is generally known as swimming.

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Unusual Events
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Dec 2023

A series of unusual events have recently taken place in the state of  Uttarakhand in India. This state is near to the Himalayas where it is generally cold and is snow covered for a large part of the year. It also has some hills and  up and down topography with some natural tunnels and winding pathways.

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Animals as Pets
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Dec 2023

A dog is an animal that frequently becomes part of a family in most parts of the world.

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Cricketing Games
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Dec 2023

Cricket is a sport that is generally not very popular in the world. It is a game that England made familiar and slowly it has become fairly well known among former British colonies.

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Religions and Religious Flavours
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2023

As we all know there are many religions in India — Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism,  Islam, Judaism, Baha’i Faith, Zoroastrianism and some other smaller faiths such as  Dev Samaj.

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Searching for Spirituality in Hinduism
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2023

As we all know, India is a country of many religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism , Islam and some smaller religions or faiths such as Baha’i Faith  or Dev Samaj.

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Working Children in Rural and Urban Areas
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2023

We know that many children in the age group of about 5 to 15 years work in rural and urban areas today.

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The Name of My Country
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2023

Recently a debate, almost a controversy, has started about the name of my country — India. The word Bharat  is an ancient name in Sanskrit and earlier languages for the region.

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India: Interesting Place to Visit
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2023

India is a huge country with the world’s largest population of about 1.5 billion people, having recently overtaken the Chinese population–1.05 billion–and that of Europe–750 million.

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Catering for All
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2023

India is now a member of the top five economies of the world. It is trying to double its efforts so that it can become part of the top three economies of the world. 

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Women Facing Discrimination
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2023

In India and several Southern countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and several countries of South Africa and South America, women generally face discrimination and get less regard and recognition in comparison to men.

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Medical Care
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2023

The impact of illness is severe in many rural or semi-urban regions of India which do not have sufficient facilities in terms of doctors, medical staff and equipment and necessary infrastructure. The people who fall ill have to depend on ill equipped hospitals with insufficient beds and nursing staff.

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Then and Now
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

We all know that things and even life changes all the time. What was true a week back or even yesterday, may not be true today.

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Development of the Indian City Delhi — Historical, Contemporary
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2023

Delhi is an ancient city with several unique and majestic monuments such as Lal Quilla (Red Fort), Purana Quilla, Qutab Minar, Hauz Khas Fort, Humayun Tomb and others. Akshardham Temple and Lotus Temple are also beautiful structures.

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Diversities in Modern Times
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

The world we are familiar with, has different types of diversities — linguistics, social, economic, cultural, and scientific, etc. Considering these and other related differences, perhaps the economic diversities are fairly quite pronounced and tragic.

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Landing on the Moon
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2023

India has sent a Moon Lander to land on the moon on 22 August.

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Story of Krishna
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

Today, 7 September, is an important day for Hindus — it is called Krishna Janmashtami — the birth of Lord Krishna and the several aspects that are known and believed about his birth. Janam-ashtami indicates the eighth day of the Moon.

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Competitions for Highest, Fastest, Slowest Events
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2023

There are sports events today where the person who jumps the highest or the longest distance is declared the winner. We also have several games that puts this ideal to test.

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A School of Students, Teachers, and their Relationships
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2023

Schools have become essential institutions today  for imparting education, not only in a town but also in a village — in rural conditions.  

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Pigeons Are Our Friends or Not
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Aug 2023

Pigeons — our domestic companions are our Friends. These birds, greenish bluish in colour are visible everywhere — in our homes, near our homes outside and in many other places. They look so nice, friendly but they can cause us harm.

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Rain Rain
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Aug 2023

India, especially its northern parts including the capital Delhi, have been devastated by excess rainfall with the result that many parts of Delhi and the states bordering it are flooded and have landslides.

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Learning and Building Relationships
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023

Many people think that children learn many aspects of academia or life mainly in schools or academic institutions. This is indeed so but a child also learns from his surroundings. 

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India’s Calendar Year and Days of the Week
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2023

India has produced scholars of repute in various fields–astronomy, geography and allied fields like Mathematics. India’s traditional Hindu calendar is called Vikram Samvat. This is the year 2080 according to it.

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Election Time — Photos and Promises
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023

Politics plays a major role in the media just as it does in reality. Various political parties and individuals appreciate the role of media–newspapers, posters, television.

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Complexity in Modern Lifestyles
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2023

The world that we see around us is complex. Trying to live meaningfully in it is not easy, be it physically or mentally.

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India–Largest Democracy and Its Responsibilities
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2023

India is a big country and a democracy–people call India the biggest democracy in the world. It has 28 states, some big some small. The largest state, UP (Uttar Pradesh) in north India has a population of about 230 million, larger than populations of many countries of the world.

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Delhi and Its Features
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2023

Delhi is the capital of India and is also important historically, politically, culturally. Its population and buildings, institutions, roads, highways have shot up in the last few years and it continues to grow in all directions.

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Climate Change — Humans and Other Living Creatures
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2023

Homo is a Latin word meaning man or human, and SAPIENS means wise or clever or astute. Thus, Homo sapiens means wise human beings that have evolved over a time period of about two million years from their primitive form.

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German Technology at Its Peak
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2023

When the British government decided to grant India freedom in 1947, it resulted in violence, trauma in many regions of the undivided India.

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Environmental Pollution — Efforts at Reducing Pollution
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2023

We live in a world today that is highly polluting.

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Sights and Sounds Galore
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2023

See the background — hills, mountains, rivers, gardens, forests
All standing, full of colours, sounds, along paths with twists

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Old Age Issues
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2023

Old age is not a curse but one had to be careful to cope up with it. It is not the same for everyone. Some people become authors or musicians or politicians at old age. Whatever you may become, just be honest and lead a good life without fear or distress.

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Spirituality among Disparities
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2023

A cliché often repeated is that India is a land of diversities of all types: religious, political, economic, linguistic, geographic, ethnic, cultural, and food or cuisine-gastronomy.

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Agricultural Seasons in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 May 2023

In India there are basically two agriculture seasons — Kharif and Rabi. In the Kharif season there is a lot of rainfall especially in the southern states. On the other hand, the Rabi season does not have too much rainfall but has more of sunlight.

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How I Wonder
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2023

In India, rich people have everything–good homes, more than enough to eat, lots of warm clothes for the severe winters in the north. Their celebrations for birthdays, marriage anniversaries, etc. are noisy affairs with music, food and frills. On the other hand, the poor are bereft of all things mentioned above… But there are positive things also that make one wonder.

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A Mini World in Goa
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2023

Goa is a small state on the west coast of India not very far from the well known city of Bombay. It has been ruled by various dynasties alternatively Hindu, Muslim, Hindu again. It was annexed by Portugal in 1510 by the initiative of Albuquerque who did not disturb the culture and customs of the local people.

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Education and Its Importance
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2023

The role and scope of education in most countries— developed and developing, is increasing worldwide. As a result, education has become indispensable — it has become a fundamental right for all. We now try to impart education not only in the traditional school and blackboard way, but also electronically.

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Can India Sustain Linguistic Imperialism?
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2023

India was one of Britain’s proudest, biggest colonies. It had entered India for trade purposes, by the agency known as ‘East India Company’, but gradually metamorphosed into a colonial power.

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Dreaming at Night and Day Dreaming
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2023

We must realise that a dream is only a dream that helps us to understand the complexity of life.

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A Note on Suicides
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2023

There is another route to death of a person. He/she may commit suicide and die. Why a person would choose this form of dying is a complex issue which I try to briefly discuss in this article.

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Tigers in Wildlife
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2023

There was a time when influential people of India would display in their homes the head of a tiger or lion that presumably they had killed with their guns and bullets in a forest.

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Week in Hospital
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2023

29 Mar 2023 – I spent a tortuous week in hospital with multiple maladies–sore throat, breathing, from 13 Mar (Holi) to 17 Mar, then again on following week. I have lost my voice, even now I cannot speak, and I can now understand the acute suffering of people who cannot speak, but I feel this loss is temporary.

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Diversities in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2023

As most would know, India has various diversities in different sectors — religious, linguistic, food, gastronomy, clothes or dresses worn by people, etc. There are many religions in the country.

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Providing Education to Handicapped Students
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2023

Mahatma Gandhi contributed to the freedom of India in diverse ways including in the field of education. He stressed the role of learning appropriate skills along with formal education; simple tasks such as electrical fittings, repair work, housekeeping (for girls), animal care, etc. 

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Family Ties in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2023

Most people in the world have strong family ties that may consist of grand parents or even great grandparents. They are sometimes referred to as grannies.

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Holi, the Festival of Colors, 8 Mar 2023
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2023

Like other festivals, Holi brings people together and they sing and dance wishing each other a happy and eventful life. Some relate the festival to the refreshing story of Lord Krishna and His beloved Radha.

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Numbers around Us
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2023

We discuss easy concepts of numbers by simple examples below. So, enjoy the romance of numbers and sing along.

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Lonesome
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Feb 2023

Indeed, his worst fears came true and after a week or so the wife passed away. People came and expressed their condolences and sorrow promising to help the lonesome man.

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Gods, Goddesses and Their Tales
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Feb 2023

As many of us would know, India is a country with several different religious faiths. Apart from well known Christianity and Islam, India is home to various forms of Hinduism and many other beliefs and faiths–Jains, Sikhs, etc. We gave birth to Buddhism.

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Some Similarities in Languages
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2023

India and France do not now have any commonalities in politics, cuisine or social behaviour, but in language one occasionally finds strange relationships.

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A Birthday Thank You Note
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

To TMS editor Antonio C.S. Rosa – Dear Antonio, thinking of your Birthday on 8 Feb and your friendship, I came up with the following poem.

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Positive Approach to Life
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Feb 2023

On many occasions, adults wonder who they are, what is the purpose of their life, and how should they live in the society where they find themselves.

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Animals, Birds, Pets
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2023

There are countless numbers of animals and birds in the world we live in. Scientists — anthropologists inform us that mankind has also evolved from the animal world over the course of thousands of years–from four-legged creatures to the two-legged mankind of today.

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The Language Factor
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2023

The world over, languages play a dominant role in the history, culture, education and academic work of nations. One can see several examples in everyday lives of people. 

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T-shirts
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2023

These days, most young people wear interesting t-shirts that have sometimes photos of Spiderman or some other popular character that children like.

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Happy Reading
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

Most countries have many festivals–some peculiar to the country others related to prominent religions. We celebrated the Sikh festival Gurupurab recently on November 8.

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Some Barbaric Times in Our Recent History
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2023

The world has always faced wars, killings, cruelty and injustice, but the Twentieth Century has displayed new forms of wars, murders and displacement.

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The World — Real or Digital
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

The world around us that we can see or even unable to see is the real world. Here you may see a few people walking, working or eating together. In the digital world we get interesting glimpses of different activities being performed. These may include women in sparkling dresses walking on the ramp; or children playing various games or just rapidly exiting from the classroom when the bell rings.

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Festive Season in India
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022

India is a country that demonstrates religious and cultural unity within its diversity. Come to India and see for yourself.

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Elderly Populations
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2022

India has some 1.3 billion inhabitants, the second highest in the world after the Chinese population of about 1.4 billion. If the present conditions continue, we may exceed the Chinese in another year and may equal 1.5 billion by 2030.

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Some Old Memories
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2022

I have been living in Delhi for decades now. I lived in a Lumsden Square in the city when I was about 7 or 8 years old. The accommodation composed of a room and a toilet on the rear boundary of the house. At that time I did not know who Lumsden was.

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Jawaharlal Nehru (14 Nov 1889 – 27 May 1964)
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Nov 2022

Nehru was a man who struggled for India’s independence for several years along with Mahatma Gandhi and several other political stalwarts. He was born in a rich family and studied in England for several years, but he was put  in several  prisons till India became independent on 15 August 1947.

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Wild Animals and Their Features
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2022

There are many types of wild animals in the world. These animals present many useful features and consequences in the regions they are found–economy, tourism, safety measures and other aspects that are interesting and unique to different countries and species of wild animals.

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Silence and Its Many Concepts
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2022

I had started with the concept of silence and avoidance of noise. This has been developed into the ideas of meditation and seeking of peace and tranquility. The complex world we inhabit makes our efforts difficult but still essential.

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Diwali — the Delightful Indian Festival
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2022

24 Oct 2022 – One of the principal Hindu festivals, Diwali, is celebrated today. In fact not only Hindus celebrate it with fervour and gaiety, but people from other religions also  join the celebrations with joy sharing the spiritual and religious festivities.

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To Be a Life Partner
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2022

Now we have a woman Prime Minister in England. Will her rule in England and their few possessions, be more humane and less harsh? Let us hope so.

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Complex Changes Occurring in the World
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2022

Wherever you may be, you will observe changes taking place. The changes could be cultural, political, linguistic, regarding food habits, etc. This is inevitable and we have to adjust accordingly.

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Seeing the World Go By
Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2022

Looking at the bicycles, scooters and other two wheelers, I remember the time I used to go on my bicycle to various Colleges and academic institutions while I was studying for my undergraduate degree more than half a century back at Delhi University.

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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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