Her grandmother continued in a conspiratorial whisper, It is the secret of the gol roti, The one I shared with your mother, Which some day she will share with you. An unsolved mystery can;t bear to wait, Thus her feet led her to her mother the next day, To uncover the secret that women held dear, The secret of the gol roti.Her mother started peeling off the layers, According to her, it ''s a concoction Of caregiving, obedience and devotion, Where flour is a start, And a breadwinner by your side the end. It is symbolic of your sanskar, It represents your family ''s honour, It is the recipe of a happy married life, That is a measure of a woman ''s good life.
Two men reportedly sped off in a black sedan after pilfering the symbolic protection just before 11 p.m. local time.
NEW DELHI : India on Sunday heeded Prime Minister Narendra Modi s call for switching off lights for 9 minutes at 9pm, with the national power grid managing the unprecedented ramp down and build up of electricity load in a short time successfully.This was the second appeal by Modi that leveraged his popularity among Indians to enlist them in the battle against the covid 19 pandemic.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Today we need to ask ourselves whether savagery and violence have become the normSir India recently celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was not only a revered icon of India s struggle for freedom but also a towering figure of the 20th century. Even today, Gandhi continues to be symbolic of India s struggle against imperial domination in the world. His contributions were arguably greater than those of his contemporaries. Gandhi s devotion to non violence as a method of resistance was exemplary.
Two people buried hand in hand have shared a grave for 700 years, eternally entombed side by side. Since their discovery, researchers have believed the couple to be man and woman, but a new analysis suggests that the duo is, in fact, two biological males, spurring more questions than answers.Nicknamed the Lovers of Modena , the couple was first discovered in 2009 when archaeologists were excavating the Italian City of Modena. Poor preservation of the bones made it difficult to identify the sex of their owners at the time, but typical burial practices between the 4th and 6th centuries suggest that it was likely a man and woman intentionally buried together in a symbolic gesture of their eternal love.
The United States and China traded blows in an unrestrained economic conflict Monday that sent stock markets plunging and threatened to inflict significant damage on a weakening global economy.Late in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin formally labeled China a "currency manipulator," a largely symbolic slap at Beijing that is likely to deepen the growing animosity between the two trading partners.
Hulk Hogan 's real name is Terry Bollea. Steve Austin is Steve Williams. Richard Fliehr stylized his name to Ric Flair.But Harley Race was born to be a wrestler. Harley Race was his real name.
Iran confirmed on Monday that it has breached the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal, renewing concerns that Tehran could, within months, have enough weapons grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb.But experts say the violation is more of a symbolic move than a concrete step toward obtaining a nuclear weapon. Though most agree that Iran has the expertise and capability to eventually build such a device, it is not clear that Tehran has the intent or even sees the necessity of doing so.
But Trump later left the door open for talks, saying that Iran should speak to the United States "peaceably" to ease tensions and potentially lift U.S. economic sanctions.The U.S. president on Monday signed an executive order imposing additional, largely symbolic, sanctions against Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior figures, with punitive measures against Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expected later this week.
Vermont joined the ranks of other New England states that provide incentives for electric vehicles with Gov. Phil Scott s signature on June 14 on a yearly transportation bill.While acknowledging the impact will be small, advocates say the measure took important policy steps that lay the groundwork for further electric vehicle adoption that Vermont needs to address its climate goals.
Here is a look at some of the most viral and funny memes for Lok Sabha Elections on the counting day:One Twitter user shared a meme that symbolically showed Congress President Rahul Gandhi as an unattractive girl while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen as an attractive female. The third frame in the meme shows the voters of India who choose PM Modi.
Andrew Parker said the collapse of ISIS 's so called caliphate was a ”hugely symbolic loss ” for the terror group. But the security service boss added that extremist ideology does not need ”territory to survive ”. The MI5 chief warned that IS fanatics were still ”intent ” on carrying out terror attacks around the world including in Europe.Mr Parker also revealed that four out of five terror plots in the West last year were by home grown extremists who have not had contact with IS in Iraq or Syria.
This week in Japan, a new set of royals is coming to the world stage. On Wednesday, 59 year old Crown Prince Naruhito will take over the ;Chrysanthemum Throne; from his father, 85 year old Emperor Akihito, who decided to step down due to his health and age. Naruhito;s wife, Princess Masako, will be by his side as the country;s next Empress.Although the new royals are believed to be more modern than their predecessors, soon to be Emperor Naruhito steps into an imperial system that has been in place for thousands of years and is steeped in history. The monarchy mdash; despite its lack of social media accounts mdash; plays an important symbolic role in Japanese culture.
Don t call it the Venezuelan Missile Crisis. In fact, Russian troops in Venezuela barely rate as a crisis at all. The Trump administration is up in arms over an estimated 100 Russian troops and military advisers that were airlifted into Venezuela in March to support the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro. Russia s got to leave Venezuela, declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that other nations shouldn t establish military bases in the Western Hemisphere. It is understandable that Washington would be unhappy about Moscow s support for a regime it would like to see overthrown. Or that Venezuela has spent billions on Russian arms, including jet fighters, helicopters and anti aircraft missiles. Or that a pair of Tu 160 nuclear bombers has flown from western Russia to a Venezuelan airfield in a symbolic display of Russian aerial might. But how big a threat to U.S. security is a handful of Russian troops permanently stationed in Venezuela? Not much. To really threaten the continental United States from Venezuela, Russia would have to be capable of projecting power 1,400 miles the distance from Caracas to Miami or at least far enough out to threaten shipping lanes or the Panama Canal. That would mean putting missiles or long range bombers like the Tu 160 and Tu 22M3 in Venezuela, or shorter range tactical jets supported by air tankers. A deployment of that size would be noticed by U.S. intelligence. No White House administration could tolerate it, especially after word inevitably leaked to Congress and the press. Venezuela as a permanent Russian naval base, like the port of Tartus in Syria, is another possibility. That is, if the Russian Navy is capable of permanently operating a squadron in the Western Hemisphere. But again, any base that could service a large number of surface ships and nuclear submarines would be intolerable to Washington. As with Cuba or Nicaragua during the Cold War, a Russian outpost in Venezuela could function as an intelligence base in Latin America, or as a staging point to foment political conflict in the region. But that s hardly an existential threat to the United State. And even then, too active a Russian presence would only energize Americans who wouldn t mind sending the Marines for regime change in Caracas. A pro Russian Venezuela would be useful to the Kremlin in terms of prestige, a presence in South America, and a bit of payback for all the pro U.S. and NATO nations that are on Russia s borders. The oil rich nation is also a lucrative market for Russian weapons, though it already owes Russia $3 billion for past arms purchases (which is one reason that Moscow doesn t want to see Maduro go). But ultimately, a strong Russian military presence in Venezuela doesn t make sense unless Russia is prepared to guarantee Venezuela s security. And how far would Russia go to protect Venezuela? Cuba survived as a Soviet bastion because much as the United States wanted to get rid of Castro, it wasn t worth risking World War III. What would Moscow do if Washington chose to invade Venezuela, even if Russian boots were on the ground there? Retaliate by invading Latvia? Putin may brandish his bizarre atomic powered cruise missiles and nuclear armed robot subs, but he s not going to risk having Moscow nuked to save Caracas. President Donald Trump s critics gleefully point to Candidate Trump s denunciations of Barack Obama for setting red lines over Russian military intervention in Syria, and then doing nothing while the Kremlin sent in troops that saved Bashar al Assad s brutal regime. So, they ask, what s Trump going to do about Russian troops in Venezuela? The answer is that Trump doesn t have to do much of anything. Venezuela is an economic and political basket case that Russia is in no economic condition to support. Russian troops in Venezuela are not going to topple neighboring governments in a Latin American Domino Theory. And a hundred Russian soldiers in Venezuela are a cheap way for Moscow to thumb its nose at Washington, but they are more pantomime than threat. Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Image: Wikimedia Commons. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The recreated version was titled Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara and featured Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Juhi Chawla. During the making of the song, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said, "I think it's very symbolic, not just because of the history that this marvellous institution has had, but the fact that we want to send a very concrete message. We are strong, we are one and we are going to remain together and find any kind of evil that comes our way."
India nowhere less than China in space arena, says ISRO chief Gaganyaan project approved: Manned mission by 2022 Countdown begins for launch of India;s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 from French Guiana We will be carrying out a lot of experiments, some of them in the fields of medicine and agriculture, which will be different in a micro gravity environment, K Sivan said. (Express photo: Anil Sharma) Is the human space flight a symbolic national event for India or is there a science objective to this mission?The direct benefit is the microgravity experiments. We will be carrying out a lot of experiments, some of them in the fields of medicine and agriculture, which will be different in a micro gravity environment. These will give us a lot of inputs. It will change the whole medical field, everything will change, it will tell us how to create plants and fruits in the shortest time. We need a microgravity environment for long duration and that we can do probably once a satellite is in orbit.