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Maharana Pratap, a model for modern politicians

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Funeral of Maharana Pratap
FACT’s latest exhbition on Maharana Pratap, a model for modern politicians, as he was devoted to Mother India, fearless, a Rajput who did not collaborate with the invaders, but fought them, lived a simple life, respected Human Rights of even his enemies and provided for an uncorrupted and just administration. Exhibition will be inaugurated on 3rd February 2012 in Delhi’s Ramlila grounds by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.FACT, which is committed to highlight India’s ancient and magnificent heritage, without hiding the savage onslaughts it was subjected to during the centuries, is building a Museum of TRUE Indian History in Pune, dedicated to Shivaji Maharaj. You can view FACT’s work at fact-india.com. This is a noble, but extremely difficult project, as most philanthropists today are politically correct and will donate to a hospital, a school, but not to a private Museum of Indian History. Hence we appeal to all of you to help us. Those who are willin…

Note from Francois Gautier after trying to convince the French

Francois Gautier Just came back to Delhi from France, having tried to convince French decision makers that India is the liberal, democratic, pro-western natural investment alternative to China. 
But on the first day here, cell phone lines are so saturated that they disconnect, roads are more and more jammed and no progress in infrastructures. Train bookings done three months in advance are still wait-listed, Air fares have increased further and are now out of reach of even upper middle class. A visit to the Jorbagh Post office showed nothing had changed, the same unhelpful sour-face clerk asked for a photocopy of my passport and told us to go the market to do it! Another visit to the bank (a foreign that at one: Standard Chartered), again proved how little the customer is trusted in India and how the Govt has done little to relax its draconian rules - it's as if the first assumption is that he or she is here to cheat the bank, whereas banking is just legalized robbery…