Monday, February 19, 2007

PodMagazine 3 - Mysterious happenings at Sethu (Ramar) bridge at Rameswaram

Adams Bridge (popularly known as Sethu bridge or Ramar bridge) at Rameswaram, Southern tip of India is believed to have been constructed by Lord Ram and Hanuman to go to Srilanka to rescue Sita during Ramayana days. Scientists have also confirmed the existence of a bridge and matching of the bridge to the Ramayana days (see picture on left taken by NASA through satellite)

As part of Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP), Indian Government initiated the process for cutting open the ancient Ramar Bridge. Mysteriously all the costly equipments like cutters, dredgers, spuds, cranes including ships got damaged and fell into the sea.

Generally, Hindus believe that this bridge is being safeguarded by Hanuman and any attempt to damage the bridge would be failure. Inspite of the public sentiments and heritage value of the bridge (as defined by UNESCO), Indian Government wants to go ahead with the dredging of this ancient bridge. According to media reports that the Dredging Corporation of India Limited which has undertaken the project has suffered huge loss and many senior officials have also submitted their resignation.

An advocate Mr Kuppu Ram from Ramanathapuram has filed a case in a court seeking injunction against damaging the ancient bridge.

We are bringing out a special 'news feature' on this 'mysterious events' covering the public sentiments.

Please click 'play' to listen to the full podcast (19 m). If you have broadband, you can listen through streaming audio. Otherwise, we suggest you to download the mp3 format (18 mb) to your desktop and listen through any mp3 players.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

PodMagazine Edition 2 - Indian President Dr Abdul Kalam speaks on 'quality in education'

Prime Point Foundation proudly announces the release of the second edition of PodUniversal, India's first Pod Magazine. We are greatly honoured to bring out the full version of the inspiring speech delivered by Indian President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam recently on the National Youth Day.

Dr Kalam launched the e-learning collaborative portal by CII-Shiksha India at Delhi on 12th Jan 07. He emphasised the need for our educational system to make the youth 'more employment generators', rather than 'employement seekers'.

He is also talking about the role of teachers in developing vision amongst the youth. Prof. Y S Rajan, Principal Advisor to CII and one of the architects of CII- Shiksha India gives a brief introduction about this unique project, which helps the Schools free of cost.

Please click 'play' in the flash player below to listen to streaming audio (20 minutes). Streaming audio is comfortable with broadband. If you find any difficulty in listening to streaming audio, please download the mp3 file (19 mb) to your desk top and listen through any mp3 player.

Click here to download mp3 file (19 mb)
Click here to download the text of the speech

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