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India – A Future Warehouse of the World  0

India has the world’s second largest population and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. India has a promising future, given the unprecedented growth in economy and its clout in the global issues. India is now riding on the wave of a gigantic boom in computer driven new economy. Many developed countries of the world are seeking the huge pool of English speaking talented software professionals in India. As the world is transforming towards knowledge society, India too is moving proportionately competing with the world. With the increase of Internet users and the advancement of information and communication technology in India had boasted the development towards e-commerce in global economic society. In IT sector India is booming as a super power. In the last few years India has made rapid strides in the IT sector especially in the software services and IT enabled services. In this paper we analyses the picture of IT industry in a very near future in India & contribution of India in world’s Information Technology Sector.

From the 1950s, IBM had a virtual monopoly of computers in India. The 360 series release in 1960s was the major workhouse of the large organizations. They even maintained a chain of programmers who could write down software’s for their machines. However in 1978, when George Fernandes, ministry of industries at that time, commanded IBM to take local shareholders into its subsidiary, the company refused strictly and went back after winding up its all operations in India. Its ex-employees then set up Computer Maintenance Corporation, with the primary object of maintaining IBM computers.
During the period of 1995-2000, the Indian IT Industry has recorded a C.A.G.R. (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) of more than 42.4 percent, which is almost double the growth rate of IT industries in many of the developed countries. For Details contact AMCHAM National Secretariat, New Delhi Foreign companies particularly American companies have played a vital role in making India an emerging IT super power in the world. These MNCs account for nearly 22 per cent of Indian software exports. According to the latest NASSCOM estimates, in 2001-02, multinational infotech companies exported software worth Rs. 6500 crore from India. Country’s total software export was pegged at Rs. 29400 crore. In terms of investment and growth, U.S. companies like Cognizant Technologies (largest export revenue earning MNC) IBM, Oracle, GE, Cisco, Compaq, Intel amongst others lead the MNCs in the Information Technology sector. Nine out of top 20 Indian IT firms are from United States. These account for over 37% of the turnover of the top 20 firms operating in India. Despite their significant contribution to the IT sector, these companies have to face a number of procedural and operational problems in India.
However, the volume of e-commerce, in India, is far below the levels achieved in USA, which was about 1 percent of the total GDP in 1999. Further, the expected volume of e-commerce in India in 2001 (US$ 255.3 million) is also below the levels expected to be achieved, which in comparison to Australia (US$ 3 billion), China (US$ 586 million), South Korea (US$ 876 million) and Hong Kong (US$685 million) is quite less.

Time has changed the way businesses are carried out. What was supposed to be known to few and limited to the home towns, appears to be an ancient methodology of carrying out the work. The present day brands work on world wide scale, that is they are successful in not just one particular region but have deepened their roots to all the corners in the globe that you can think of.
Information Technology is what constitutes the most important sector in the present day trend of carrying out business. It is because you can not be present everywhere to monitor the work, but with networking and communications, you can always stay in contact with the other business sites of yours.

ICT Approaches of India
A spate of reforms-post-1991 economic crisis-have given impetus to the Indian economy, particularly to the ICT sector. As part of the reform agenda, the Indian Government has taken major steps to promote ICT including the creation in 1988 of a World Market Policy, with a focus on software development for export; telecommunications policy reform; privatization of the national long-distance and mobile phone markets; and development of a more comprehensive approach to ICT. Although India’s success is commanding increasing attention and investment, it has yet to result in the distribution of social and economic benefits across a broader base of the population. Challenges-including the perception of an unfavorable regulatory climate, an overloaded judicial system, poor infrastructure and costly access, and limited use of ICT-remain. The emerging shift in government strategy, toward knowledge-intensive services, has created a climate more conducive to addressing enterprise, domestic infrastructure, education and the use of ICT to meet development needs.
Policy: India’s focus on self-reliant industrialization in the 1970s and 1980s has been replaced with reforms aimed at positioning India in the world economy: the foreign direct investment process has been streamlined, new sectors have been opened up to foreign direct investment and ownership, and the government has exempted the ICT industry from corporate income tax for five years. These reforms have helped India to become increasingly integrated into the global economy through growth in the export of software and skill-intensive software services, such as call-centers.
In 1986, the Indian government announced a new software policy designed to serve as a catalyst for the software industry. This was followed in 1988 with the World Market Policy and the establishment of the Software Technology Parks of India (STP) scheme. As a result, the Indian software industry grew from a mere US$150 million in 1991-1992 to a staggering US$5.7 billion (including over US$4 billion worth of software exports) in 1999-2000-representing an annual growth rate of over 50 percent.
The establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was a key step towards effective implementation of telecommunications reforms. In 1992, the mobile phone market was opened up to private operators, in 1994 the fixed services market followed, and finally in 1999, national long distance operations were opened to private competition. Prior to these reforms, the Department of Telecommunications had been the sole provider of telecommunications services.
In addition, to attract foreign direct investment, the government permitted foreign equity of up to 100 percent and duty free import on all inputs. Government-created technology parks also offered professional labor services to clients, a cost-effective program for India since ICT labour is so inexpensive by global standards.
Infrastructure: Teledensity in India has reached 3.5 percent of the population. Approximately 1 percent of households have fixed line connections, compared to 10 percent in China. The mobile sector has approximately 3 million users, growing at 100 percent per annum, and is expected to outstrip the fixed line market in the near future. The number of Internet accounts is around 1.5 million, growing at 50 percent per annum. India also has very high penetration rates of terrestrial TV, cable and radio. Voice and data wireless solutions, for both domestic and export markets, are increasingly produced and used locally.
Access to telephones in Indian villages has improved in the last five to six years through the introduction of the Public Call Office (PCO) run by local shopkeepers. More than 60 percent of the villages in India have at least one phone. This also includes over 800,000 Village Public Telephones (VPTs). Worldtel is undertaking a pilot in four states to secure financing to upgrade the Village Public Telephones so they will soon be Internet-accessible.
In some urban locations, India’s Software Technology Parks (STPs) provide infrastructure, buildings, electricity, telecommunications facilities and high-speed satellite links to facilitate export processing of software.

India also has a number of progressive computerized networks in place, including a stock exchange, the Indian Railways Passenger Reservation System, and the National Informatics Centre Network (NICNET), which connects government agencies at the central, state and district levels.
Enterprise: India’s well-established framework for protecting intellectual property rights has been an important inducement to business investment: well-known international trademarks have been protected by Indian laws, even when they were not registered in India. In 1999, major legislation was passed to protect intellectual property rights in harmony with international practices and in compliance with India’s obligations under TRIPS.
Much of the initial domestic demand stimulus for ICT and ICT services industries in India has come from government: 28 percent of total IT spending to date can be attributed to government and public sector expenditure. Major areas of government expenditure include: financial services, taxation, customs, telecommunications, education, defense and public infrastructure. As a result of the growth in ICT use in India, the ICT industry itself has also increased its domestic economic activity, for example, a number of ICT companies have developed accounting and word processing packages in Indian languages. The potential impact of this growth on the domestic economy is much broader than developing software for export only.
Human Capacity: In spite of relatively low literacy rates among the general population, India has several key advantages in human capital: a large English-speaking population and world-class education, research and management institutions-a direct result of investment in self-reliance in science and technology. In addition to establishing Indian Institutes of Technology in various cities around India to create a large pool of technical skills, the government has a computer policy to encourage R&D in personal computers. The IT training sector continues to grow at a rapid rate: total training revenues in 1998 were estimated at US$225 million, 30 percent up on the previous year. However, one of the biggest challenges to the Indian software industry remains the difficulty in attracting and retaining talented professionals.
Content and Applications: India has a large population with great linguistic diversity. Creating and maintaining locally relevant content for a country with 418 languages is a challenge. Nevertheless, local language content is slowly making ICT more relevant and accessible to a broader cross-section of the population. For example, India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing has recently launched a scheme called iLEAP-ISP to create a free multilingual word processor to be made available to all Internet subscribers. On other fronts, some states such as Tamil Nadu have launched their own initiatives to support the standardization of local language software through interface programs that can be adapted to word processors, dictionaries, and commercial keyboards for use in schools, colleges, government offices and homes.
An emphasis has also been placed on the development of relevant e-government applications in India. Some states such as Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have started to introduce applications which allow citizens to have faster and more transparent access to government services-for example, the provision of information on laws and regulations, and the procuring of licenses and official documents online.
Strategic Compact: Public-private partnerships, catalyzed by the IT Ministry, have played a key role in India’s ICT-related development. One of the positive results of this effort has been the IT Act of 2000, which was based on the recommendation of the National IT Task Force, and aims to set the overall strategy for the IT sector. In addition, the government and the private sector are starting to come together to foster ICT development. For example, a joint effort by the Computer Science Automation Department at the Indian Institute of Science and a Bangalore-based private company have developed Simputer-a cheap micro-computer that enables illiterate users to browse the Internet.
India’s development and contribution in world’s information technology sector is of highest reputation. Cities like Bangalore have become the favorite(most preferred) destinations of all the big banners like HSBC, Dell, Microsoft, GE, Hewlett Packard, and several Indian multi national firms like Infosys Technologies, Wipro, and Microland who have set up their offices in the city. It is because the city offers good infrastructure, with large floor space and great telecom facilities. This can be judged on the basis of the high growth statistics of India and the changing outlook of the companies towards India .

It is because of this growth many popular brands that have not yet build up there rigid offices in the country are making it fast to have a destination in India too. For example, Sun Microsystems, a global IT major, announced in Bangalore to double the present workforce of the company’s Sun India Engineering Center (IEC) from the present 1000 to 2000 in the next two years time. IEC, which is the largest R&D center for Sun outside the US , would also focus on developing products in India to suit the needs of the Indian market, which would be benchmarked globally.
This speedy growth of IT Sector is undoubtedly due to the efforts of Indian government and the other developments that took in the other parts of the globe.

The country has seen an era when after the IBM shutted its shop in India in 1950, the mainframes that were imported into the country were all from Russia . Western computer could not be imported because of an American embargo on export of high-technology equipment to India , which was considered an ally of the Soviet Union .
Slowly, with the time the country could develop its first powerful parallel computer in 1991 known as CDAC, by connecting together a string of less powerful computers.
With time and the continuous growth across the world, the country continued struggling and came up as the world leader in Information Technology Sector.
The industry has grown up to US $ 5.7 billion (including over $4 billion worth of software exports) in 1999-2000, with the annual growth rate not sliding below 50 percent since 1991.

It exports software and services to nearly 95 countries around the world. The share of North America ( U.S. & Canada ) in India ‘s software exports is about 61 per cent.
The Indian labor is not only cheap but is technically skilled too to the world class level. It is due to the Indian Education System that includes in its course curriculum the practical knowledge of the latest technology that is developed in world along with the fluency in English Language that imparts compatibility in an Indian technician to communicate and work through out the world.

Further the geographical location of India serves it the advantage of being exactly halfway round the world from the US west coast, which is another reason why India is preferred destination of many big brands.

Also, The presence of a large number of Indians, especially engineers, in the US gave India an easy entry into the US software market.
What adds more to the dominance of India in Information Technology Sector is the government policies like the enactment of cyber laws to protect and safeguard the interest of software companies in India .
Setting up of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), by the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India and the International Technology Park in a joint project by the State Government, the TATA Group and the Singapore Consortium to promote and facilitate the software exports is another major step towards the growth of Indian Information Technology Sector.
Similarly an industrial park, known as Electronic City , was set up in 1991 takes more than a hundred electronic industries including Motorola, Infosys, Siemens, ITI, and Wipro, in an area of around 330 acres.
The Export Promotion Industrial Park , built near International Technology Park , gives an exclusive 288 acres of area for export oriented business. GE has its India Technology Center located at this park and employs hundreds of multi disciplinary technology development activities.
The other promotional activities that brought up India to this position include the IT Corridor project. Conceptualized by Singapore ‘s Jurong Town Corporation Private Ltd, the IT corridor Project was initiated by the Department of IT and the Bangalore Development Authority in order to develop state of the art facilities for the development of knowledge based industries.

Thought’s of some World’s IT leaders about India

“Economic growth will force better governance, and better governance will feed more economic growth”

The people and communities at large feel that they don’t have the ability to make a difference

Juzar Singh Sangha, Bedford
India has to take more care of the village population who are still struggling to live properly

John Karondukadavil, India, Living in Poland, Jaslo
India can become a superpower if she concentrates on the technology market niche

Devyani Prabhat, Jersey City, USA
India must counter its skills and wage crisis

Pallavi, Sydney, Australia

Hopefully India will lead the world towards a more humane and tolerant future

Nilesh, Antwerp, Belgium

India needs to take strong and clear cut decisions to emerge as a global player

Nivedita Nadkarni, Madison, USA
India is a country gaining economic ground in the world

Justin, Bristol, UK
Indians now have to develop a sense of national pride

Leila, USA
India will never be a superpower, much less a global power

Jonathan, Boston, USA
India has had a sharp increase in the estimated number of HIV infections

Sezai, Eskisehir, Turkey
India’s economic success is built on the sacrifices of previous generations

Shekhar Scindia, Edison, NJ, USA
While India’s economic growth is encouraging, its sustainability is doubtful

Sigismond Wilson, Sierra Leonean in Michigan, USA

India is a perfect solution for all those companies, which seek for cheap, yet technically skilled labor who have innovative minds and state of art to work over a project. The ample of facilities provide in a perfect working conditions. For rest, cyber laws are there to monitor and safeguard everyone’s interest related to IT sector.
All these reasons contribute for India to be as the most adored destination to many companies. . So we can conclude:

•India poised for an explosive growth in ICT
•India emerging as a global R&D Hub
•From brain drain to brain gain
•Millions of jobs will be created in ICT & other emerging technology areas
•Quality issues will have to be addressed
•Private Sector world class institutions will emerge with global collaborations
•India will reclaim its ancient heritage of the world’s most advanced knowledge-based civilization called “Bharat”.

India will become Warehouse of IT in the world

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Er. Anurajnan Misra(MCA, LL.B, M.Tech(CSE))

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Application

Academy of Business & Engineering Sciences, Ghaziabad, UP 201009, India

[email protected]

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A Guide to Free or Affordable GED Test Prep  0

One of the challenges of getting a GED is paying for classes, study materials or the test. And many students can’t afford the cost of childcare or transportation to attend classes. Or, some adult students simply can’t go to classes on a regular basis because of family and job responsibilities.

There are solutions. Though resources for adult learners vary, no-cost or low-cost classes and study materials for self-guided programs are readily available in most communities. There’s also help available online for GED students working on their General Education Development credential.

Here’s a guide to help you find resources:

1. Your Public Library may have many of the study guides and GED lesson plans available for loan, and may also have videos and CD ROM GED testing study courses as well. In some communities, the library even sponsors free GED classes.

2. Most Community Colleges offer free or affordable GED courses or classes in basic skills, which will apply to a GED study program. The cost of these GED courses will vary from area to area, but generally they’re not expensive. If classes are fee-based, check with the community college Financial Aid Office. You may be eligible for free classes.

3. In many communities, even childcare costs and transportation are available for GED students. Talk to local GED instructors; check with the community college Student Support Services.

4. Community-based nonprofit Family Support Agencies or Family Resource Centers are excellent sources for GED students. Contact your local agency and ask about classes, materials and other needs related to your educational goal such as childcare, transportation or adult education classes or grants. You may even qualify for a grant that allows you to study at home, on your own schedule.

5. Your local Public School District or University may have continuing education courses or adult education courses. There’s often grant money available to school districts that sponsor programs and classes for adult learners. Give them a call to see if they have the material you require for the GED test. You’ll probably want to check with the Central Office of the public school district, the nearest High School and with the Adult Education Office or Career Services office at the university.

6. Don’t forget about the local branch of your State Unemployment Office and local Department of Social Services. Both of these agencies may have funds or resources available through programs related to job training, workforce development, job readiness or a DSS family support or welfare-to-work program.

7. If you’re employed, your workplace is an excellent resource for adult education. Your employer may already sponsor a program, or be willing to sponsor your GED program and costs since your goal is just as significant to your employer as it is to you. Check with your employer or supervisor directly, along with the Workforce Development, Personnel or Human Resources officer or department. You may find you need to ask a variety of people in the workplace to find the answer you need.

8. Your local PBS television station broadcasts GED courses that you can take. PBS also offers some online courses for basic skills required for the GED test. They’re free.

9. PassGED was created to provide free support and low-cost help for GED Test candidates. Lots of free information, test advice and study guides are available, along with financial aid for an online GED program. You’ll also find a learning community of GED students and instructors at the online Message Forum who may have additional advice about free or low-cost GED materials. The website address is

10. You may also want to check with the American Council on Education, the national administrative agency for the GED. The ACE provides information about testing, official test sites, GED scores and transcripts. To locate your official state test site and administrator, a complete listing is available at

Leonard Williams, an e-learning instructor with, is also a curriculum specialist who focuses on research and development, implementation and assessment of best-practice learning solutions for adult learners and people with educational challenges. Leonard�s email is [email protected]. He invites feedback and questions from GED students and instructors.

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Top 10 Searches on Google India in 2010  0

As the end of the year creeping, the Web Giants Like Google, Bing, Yahoo, AOL started releasing the interesting data. According to Various estimations by various Web Giants, these were Top searches in web search engines for the year 2010. In the year 2009, it was Pop King Micheal Jackson takes the first place in all the Top Search Engine queries, followed by Swine flu, Twitter, Facebook.

The Top Search Industry Giants like Yahoo, Bing, AOL have revealed their Top Searches of 2010, but Google’s Zeitgeist India revealed their list in style. In this article, we shall check out the Top 10 Search queries of Google Search Engine in 2010.

According to this Year’s Top Search queries in Google, as they didn’t reveal the Searches as that of Yahoo and Bing but they have revealed in their own style as IRCTC Login heads the Fastest Rising Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Aruna Shields heads the Fastest Rising Celebrity Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Nokia heads the list as the Fastest Rising Brands Search Query in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India, Kites heads the Most Popular Movie Search Queries in 2010 on Google Zeitgeist India.

Unlike Yahoo and Bing who revealed the results based on number of Search in the year 2010, but Google Zeitgeist India has revealed the results based on Categories like Gadgets,How-to, Movies, Top Brands, Celebrities, Trends in 2010.

Fastest Rising Searches on Google India in 2010

  1. Irctc Login
  2. Micromax Mobile
  3. YouTube Videos
  4. Fifa
  5. Facebook
  6. Cricket Live Score
  7. Twitter
  8. Way2sms
  9. Samsung Mobile
  10. Zedge

Most Popular Searches on Google India in 2010

  1. Songs
  2. Facebook
  3. Google
  4. YouTube
  5. Yahoo mail
  6. Gmail
  7. Yahoo
  8. Nokia
  9. Orkut
  10. Irctc

Source: Top Google India in 2010

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Bangalore: The Modern Face of a Developing Indian Economy  0

Bangalore is the 5th largest city in India. With a current population of 10,839,725 people, this city is one of the fastest growing metro cities of South India. This wonderful city is officially known as Bengaluru. Over the last few years, it has become a hub for various thriving high-tech industries. With numerous developments and continues progress, this city represents the modern face of the developed Indian economy.

IT Sector

Due to an immense growth in the Information Technology sector, Bangalore has been now referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. A large number of international and domestic information technology companies have set up their operations in this city. Some of the top-notch IT companies in Bangalore are:

  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Accenture
  • Oracle
  • SAP Labs
  • Wipro, etc.

Due to the steady growth in the IT sector over the years, this city has managed to attract over 470 investment projects. Moreover, several migrants from all over the nation have started heading towards this city in search of jobs. According to a study published by the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi in 2013, over 48% of migrants to Bangalore are university graduates and post-graduates.

Real Estate Sector

Not only the IT sector but also the real estate market in Bangalore has grown at an average rate of 5%. An overall growth of 9% has been recorded in both the west and south regions of Bangalore during July-September 2014. Currently, several infrastructural projects such as civic infrastructure, road development and much more are in progress that are keeping the real estate market robust in this city.

The Information Technology industry is the key influencer for the growing housing demand in Bangalore city. Numerous IT companies have already set up their offices in the east. Many new companies are now expanding towards north and south to establish their offices out there.

According to a London-based global management consulting group, Bangalore, followed by Mumbai and Kolkata is amongst the 3 most popular metropolitan cities in India. All these 3 cities are among the rapidly growing cities in AT Kearney’s Global Cities Index. These cities have shown a continued improvement in their scores in information exchange, human capital, business activity and various other key parameters. Being India’s technology hub, Bangalore has become a magnet for technology talent in the country.

The growing demand for talent is leading to a positive impact on salaries. A growth of 15% in remunerations is expected in the near time. Moreover, various clusters in Bangalore will attract the best salary growth rates, especially IT with 14.7% growth, health care and pharmaceuticals with 13% and so on.

The author of this article has shared essential details about the growing number of employment opportunities in Bangalore, especially Bangalore IT jobs.

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Religious Encroachment on Social, And Democratic Values  0

The creation is creating the pseudo-creators or social-Gods

1. There is one creator of the universe, and all religious scriptures agree with this concept. Giving different names to same God is not an issue, as well. Then what is the problem? All religious leaders believe that others should follow their ideology, which God has communicated directly through their prophet. Often they insist on it and ask their devotees to convince non-believers in their religion – heretics, or infidels, as fundamentalists call non-believers – and convert them to their brand of religion. The hard-liner devotees use threats, intimidation with display of force or violence, and/or financial incentives to influence the potential conversion candidates.

* It is like a corporate war of supremacy in number of devotees; as numbers do matter. More numbers of devotees, implies more revenue, more religious tourism, and a feeling of pride as number one in the rat race of numbers in the World.

Supremacy in numbers versus qualitative improvement

2. The hunger for supremacy in numbers has become the primary goal of all religions. To motivate the existing devotees to live life with Godly principles, takes a back seat. This approach has resulted in emergence of militancy and militant groups: IS, Taleban, Boko Haram, and Al Shabab. The fundamentalists who indulge in militancy are omnipresent, in every religion – Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and even Buddhism.

Man-made religions

3. Did God create Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Christianity? His creativity couldn’t have been imperfect and erratic, which would have resulted in further sub-divisions in religions. All religions got subdivided due to other man-made issues such as: who will govern, and who will control the revenue.

God and Social-Gods!

4. The real loser in the plethora of religions is the God, who is now represented as: a Muslim God – Allah, for two warring groups, Shia and Sunni Muslims; a Christian God – the Father, the Word,and the Holy Spirit – for two, not-at-peace groups, Roman Catholics and Protestants; a Hindu God – actually there are 330 million Hindu Gods – and a Sikh God – Waheguru for 3-4 Sikh groups, socializing but avoiding matrimony with other groups. We can call these Gods as Social Gods, who are perceived as different from each other by humanity, as they have conflicting interests, and are subservient to their dependent societies.

Impact on society:

A Muslim was killed on suspicion that he stored cow’s mutton in his refrigerator.

5. A Hindu fundamentalist leader believes,” Let Muslims be considerate towards religious feelings of Hindus for cow. Hindus constitute nearly 80% of Indian population. Muslims should avoid eating beef – he meant cow – as it is a sacred animal to Hindus. Then they can stay in India.”

* Religion should teach tolerance. Here a fundamentalist, Hindu leader lacks the basic human trait ‘tolerance’, which is essential for a religion, in any civilized society. He is dictating, what a Muslim can eat. Majority of Muslims eat buffaloes meat, which is known in India as beef and is cheaper than poultry and lamb.

* In this case, religious sentiments of Hindus were being exploited, as elections in Bihar – a state in India – were due after a week. A classic case of religion encroaching the domain of democracy!

Religious beliefs are the spoil-sport for any social life between Jews and Muslims

6. There is tense ambience in a Jew and Muslim religious site, Flashpoint in Jerusalem – Temple Mount for Jews and Haram al-Sharif for Muslim. If Jews and Muslims could believe that the Muslim God and the Jew God represent same entity, then there would have been no problem. But there is trust deficit between Jews and Muslims. Although there is one God in the World, in Jerusalem, there are two social-Gods – a Muslim God and a Jew God. Thus when there are two religious sites, within a locality, there will be clashes over time-sharing and space-sharing for the religions’ activities. Palestinians fear that the present arrangement will be tampered in favour of Jews.

Two social Gods in India too – a Hindu God and a Muslim God

7. In India, Hindus claim that a mosque was built in 16th century for Allah, a symbol for Muslim God, after demolishing an old Hindu temple, which was the birth place of Ram, a Hindu God. If only Hindus and Muslims in India could realise that the Hindu God and the Muslim God are two names of same entity, there would have been no dispute, and no violence. The glory of God is not affected, whether we rebuild a mosque there or a Ram temple. But when we talk of social-Gods – Muslim God and Hindu God – the glory of one social God, say Allah will have negative social impact on second social God, say Ram, and vice versa.

Caricatures or imitation of Prophets hurts sentiments

8. In India, a self-appointed guru, known as ‘Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan’ is facing the ire of Sikhs. His unusual name is a complex name, encompassing names of: a Hindu God, a Muslim synonym for Allah and a humane trait of humanity. He had once, in the congregation, appeared, dressed like a Sikh guru, while giving the spiritual discourse to his followers – which hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.

* A caricature of the Muslim Prophet in France and Sweden newspapers resulted in avoidable bloodshed and killings. We may insist on freedom of speech, but equally important is not to proactively comment on a social-God or Prophet, if it does not affect our lives, but may hurt others’ feelings.

9. We are vulnerable, as any fool can disturb peace and harmony.

* If a Hindu or Christian fundamentalist pushes a piglet in a mosque during prayers, riots can start, and human life is at stake.

* If organs of a cow are thrown outside or near a Hindu temple or a Hindu house, then riots can begin in no time.

* If a holy book of any religion is torn and its pages are dumped in garbage, it can create riots.

The last word

10. Should we react like this? This is not the devotion to God. It is not a right behaviour of a devotee. A civilized society, must be strong enough to maintain harmony, in spite of such provocations. Secular education to all sections of society, will be an effective antidote.

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How Do Doctors in India Treat Infertility?  0

Infertility is a depressing condition plaguing a large number of couples around the globe. It is easy to imagine the trauma they must be going through, as they see the reproductive cycle fail month after month. However, advanced medical techniques have opened new doors of opportunities for such couples and it has now become possible to conquer the biggest of problems with one of these treatments. But most of these treatments are so expensive that they are out of reach of many people.

India has come up as a premier medical tourism destination, where a number of healthcare services and treatments, including fertility treatments, are available at half the price, though the quality standards are at par with those, anywhere else in the world. In fact, the country can be rightly caked as one of the fastest growing health sectors across the globe, with its large number of fertility clinics providing the latest and best fertility treatments at reasonable costs. The success rate of fertility treatment in the country is also considerably high. Moreover the rules and regulations of the country are relaxed so that patients from within as well as other parts of the world can take them up without fearing the legal implications of the procedures involving third parties.

Here are some ways that IVF doctors in India treat infertility:


India is one of the top destinations for IVF, with more than 500 infertility treatment centers operating in various parts of the country and some of these are as old as 30 years. They boast of highly qualified and experienced medical staff along with the best infrastructure and advanced medical facilities to yield high success rates.


Surrogacy is completely legal in India and it is quite possible to find healthy and wiling women to act as surrogates, with the cost of the procedure being almost half of that in the Western countries. The success rate of the treatment is increased because pre implantation diagnosis of genetic diseases is also allowed in India.

Sperm/Egg Donation

Another fertility treatment which is allowed and widely practiced in India is sperm, egg and embryo donation. The egg donors must however be between 18 and 35 years old, and they are to be screened for all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and genetic disorders. Similarly, the country has a large number of sperm banks and sperm donor screening is also done on an extensive scale.

Other kinds of treatments such as IUI, ICSI and assisted hatching are also carried out in the Indian fertility clinics, depending upon the condition and requirements of the patients. Gender selection is not admissible, except for the cases where the risks of sex linked disorders are involved. For those who are looking to get fertility treatment in India, it is important to look for a reputed fertility clinic in the country. Success rate also matters and it is better to opt for a clinic which is ISO certified as it ensures high standard of treatment for the patients.

Delhi-IVF is a renowned fertility clinic and Best IVF Doctor in Delhi. It has been working with the vision of providing top quality and economical infertility treatment to couples battling with various kinds of infertility.

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