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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Affirmation for 10 October, 2020

 I am capable enough and possess the necessary tools to achieve my dreams, goals, and desires

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A trip to the last century!


2001: Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Reuters photographer Anthony Correia began his routine subway commute to work in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. His train was underground when airplanes struck the Twin Towers and after 45 minutes, rerouted to 14th Street. From there he emerged into the altered landscape of a city in the throes of horror and trauma. His photograph of an unidentified New York City firefighter walking away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers captures the pervasive sense of shock, devastation, and uncertainty.


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 MPC News: Pune crime news

National Network: BJP leader shot dead in Azamgarh

International Network: White House hosted COVID 'superspreader' event, says Fauci

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 How SARS-CoV-2 disables the human cellular alarm

30 min minimal cues


Friday, October 9, 2020

Morning affirmation for 9 October, 2020

  I can punch away my anxieties and fears in order to shine like a diamond! 

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2000: Vladimir Putin becomes President Of Russia

In March 2000, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was elected president. In June, Putin signed two arms control agreements with President Clinton while continuing to defend the war in Chechnya. The Russian president is pictured in this photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko following a meeting with Finland's President Tarja Halonen.

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 MPC News: Pune Unlock News

National network: Rahul Gandhi's aide Shyoraj Jivan arrested for allegedly planning riots in Hathras

International News: Presidential debate: Trump refuses to take part in a virtual debate

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Invasive jumping worms damage US soil threatens forests

Birthday Yin Yoga


Thursday, October 8, 2020

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A trip to the last century!


1999: Columbine High School shooting

On April 20, 1999, former Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire inside the Littleton, Colorado school, killing 15 and injuring 23 others. The teenage perpetrators, who were reportedly bullied by fellow classmates, were considered social outcasts. In this image by Hector Mata, grieving students embrace each other outside the school.


News Channel

 MPC News: A 22 -year old dancer from Pune committed suicide due to depression

National Network: CBI ex-chief Ashwini Kumar found hanging 

International News: VP Debate 2020: Kamala Harris and Mike Pence to face off in debate

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Quantum heat engine engine behavior observed in a qubit

30 min yoga for balance, and core


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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A trip to the last century!


1998: Bill Clinton testifies before a grand jury

On Aug. 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury, admitting he'd had an improper relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. "I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate,” he told the jury. "In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.” The following day, news photographer Luke Frazza captured this image of the president leaving for Martha’s Vineyard with wife Hillary, daughter Chelsea, and dog Buddy.


News Channel

 MPC News: The jumbo COVID hospital in Pune crosses the 600-bed stage and 500 oxygenated beds

National Network: Maha: Elderly man killed by a tiger in Chandrapur forest

International News: Trump ends COVID budget stimulus relief talks

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 New technique probe vital and elusive proteins

30 min vinyasa yoga


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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1997: William and Harry follow Princess Diana's coffin

On Aug. 31, 1997, Princess Diana and partner Dodi Fayed were chased by paparazzi photographers. Their driver crashed the vehicle as a result, and all three lost their lives. More than 1 million grieving spectators lined the route of Diana's procession from Kensington Palace to Westminster Cathedral. In this iconic photo by Jeff J. Mitchell, Prince William and Prince Harry, then 15 and 12 years old, follow their mother's coffin alongside father Prince Charles, grandfather Prince Philip, and Diana’s brother Earl Spencer.

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Photo Info: Huzurpaga titled image

कॉमनवेल्थ बिल्डींगवरून कुंटे चौकातून पुढे आलो की आपण एका ऐतिहासिक ठिकाणापाशी येतो. हे ठिकाण म्हणजे हुजूरपागा. या जागेवर आता मुलींची शाळा आहे, पण पूर्वी इथे पेशव्यांची पागा होती. शनिवारवाड्याच्या नैऋत्येला आंबिल ओढ्याच्या पलीकडे सगळी हिरवीगार मोकळी जागा होती. त्यातल्या जवळजवळ एकर जागेत पेशव्यांच्या हुजुरातीच्या घोड्यांची पागा होती. तीच ही हुजूरपागा. पुढे पेशवाई संपली. जागा ओस पडली. त्यात प्रचंड गवत वाढले. सन १८५७ नंतर इंग्रजांचे राज्य स्थिरस्थावर झाले. मग पुण्याची नगरपालिका स्थापन झाली आणि पुढे शिक्षणसंस्था स्थापन झाल्या. १९ जुलै १८८४ साली हिराबागेच्या टाऊन हॉलमधे सरकारी अधिकारी आणि काही प्रतिष्ठित नागरिक यांच्यात सभा भरली होती. या सभेचे अध्यक्ष सर विल्यम वेडरबर्न हे होते. स्त्रियांचे अज्ञान दूर झाल्याशिवाय हिंदुस्थानची स्थिती सुधारणार नाही या विचाराने या वेडरबर्न साहेबाने आपल्या दिवंगत बंधूंच्या स्मरणार्थ १०००० रुपयांची देणगी स्त्री शिक्षणासाठी जाहीर केली. त्यानुसार ऑक्टोबर १८८४ रोजी श्री महादेव गोविंद रानडे, डॉ. रा. गो. भांडारकर आणि शं. . पंडित यांच्या पुढाकाराने महाराष्ट्र गर्ल्स एज्युकेशन सोसायटीचे फीमेल हायस्कूल सुरु झाले. भारतातील ही दुसरी मुलींची माध्यमिक शाळा. पहिली कलकत्त्यात स्थापन झाली होती. सुरुवातीला या शाळेत १८ मुली दाखल झाल्या आणि पुढे ही संख्या ४५ पर्यंत गेली. सर्व जाती-धर्माच्या मुली या शाळेत शिकत होत्या. पहिली जवळजवळ ५० वर्षे इथल्या मुख्याध्यापिका या युरोपीय, ख्रिश्चन, पारशी स्त्रिया होत्या. ही शाळा म्हणजे श्रीमंत, उच्चभ्रू आणि वैचारिकदृष्ट्या पुढारलेल्या स्त्रियांची आणि विद्यार्थिनींची शाळा असा काहीसा समज या शाळेबद्दल पसरला होता. आवडीबाई भिडे ही या शाळेची पहिली विद्यार्थिनी असल्याचे सांगितले जाते. पुढे या शाळेने अनेक उत्तमोत्तम विद्यार्थिनी या देशाला दिल्या. भारताच्या माजी पंतप्रधान इंदिराजी गांधीनीसुद्धा एक वर्ष या शाळेत शिक्षण घेतल्याचे सांगतात. या शाळेमुळेच या रस्त्याला फीमेल हायस्कूलचा रस्ता असे म्हणत असत. हा रस्ता पुढे जाऊन आज जिथे बाजीराव रस्ता मिळतो तिथे संपत असे.

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