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     Today's Date: 18-08-2018   |  Issue 1 / Release Date May 03, 2015                              Dear Readers

I am glad & feel immense pleasure to bring out the first issue of our weekly newsletter "Webmaster's Dairy" from this portal.

This newsletter will be released on each Sunday. The most of contents of this newsletter will be topics & themes related to my profession and hobbies.

I would love to rope some of my friends as the guest contributors to this weekly newsletter.

Today is important - as it was May 03, 1913 - when the first feature film was released in India - marking the beginning of now very popular and booming Film Industry in India. I would like to receive and appreciate readers' views, comments etc - on the contents of this newsletter.

***Nothing is permanent except change.***


Two Zen monks, Tanzan and Ekido, traveling on pilgrimage, came to a muddy river crossing. There they saw a lovely young woman dressed in her kimono and finery, obviously not knowing how to cross the river without ruining her clothes.

Without further ado, Tanzan graciously picked her up, held her close to him, and carried her across the muddy river, placing her onto the dry ground.

Then he and Ekido continued on their way. Hours later they found themselves at a lodging temple.

And here Ekido could no longer restrain himself and gushed forth his complaints: "Surely, it is against the rules, what you did back there…. Touching a woman is simply not allowed…. How could you have done that? … And to have such close contact with her! … This is a violation of all monastic protocol…" Thus he went on with his verbiage. Tanzan listened patiently to the accusations.

Finally, during a pause, he said, "Look, I set that girl down back at the crossing. Are you still carrying her?" (Based on an autobiographical story by Japanese master Tanzan, 1819-1892)
Boxes of Apples and Oranges

Solution  In the issue 2 of this newsletter.

Some amazing facts about India....

  • The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

  • The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
    (Source: Gemological Institute of America).

  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi aka Tirumala Venkateswara Temple built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

Panoramic view of Omkareshwar Temple from the boat in Narmada river:

To know more about Omkareshwar click here
Wonderful and touching composition sung by late Pt Jitendra Abhisheki:

Please read the lyrics here
The young daughter of Mulla Nasrudin heard a tapping on her window in the early hours of the morning.

There on a ladder was her boyfriend. Their elopement was going according to plan.

"Are you all ready?" her boyfriend asked.

"Yes" whispered the girl, "but don't talk so loud, you might wake up my father."


Thai Classic salad Som Tum(ส้มตำ) - based on - green (raw) papaya - other ingradients are - roasted peanuts, sliced cherry tomato, bean sprouts, chopped spring onion, and pan-seared tofu.

The salad dressing cosisted of - vegetable oil, dark soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, red chill flakes, rock salt
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, more popularly known as Dada Saheb Phalke, is credited for the production of India's first fully indigenous silent four-reel feature film Raja Harishchandra which heralded the birth of the Indian film industry. The film had titles in Hindi and English and was released on May 3, 1913 at the Coronation Cinematograph in Bombay

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