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FREE Vol-2 ISSUE-6 20 June - 20 July 2015 DO NOT LITTER M NTHLY MELBOURNE’S LOCAL INDIAN NEWSPAPER www.indianmonthly.com.au You will cry when I die: Hard Kaur I am fascinated by death: Irrfan Khan INDIAN 20 June - 20 July 2015 / www.bollywoodsun.com.au ‘It’s my fans who keep me here’ -SUNNY LEONE Our hearts are free but our minds are not: Paresh Rawal Historic land swap deal signed between India and Bangladesh Celebrating International Day of Yoga in Melbourne World’s largest Hindu temple to be built near Kesariya, Bihar Indian Muslims lauded for donating land for the temple Sharman Joshi live in Melbourne

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20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 3 PUBLISHER / editor-in-cHIEF Yogita Bhardwaj CEO / editor Avniesh Bhardwaj JOURNALIST VINITA MALHOTRA bollywood sun JOURNALISTS Shailesh Giri | usha mishra MARKETING Kshipra Cariappa | Vidya Santosh WEB DEVELOPER / graphic designer GAURAV KAPOOR GRAPHIC PREPRESS Sarabjit Sidhu CUSTOMER SERVICE & DISTRIBUTION Munish Kumar From the Publisher’s desk The month of June will be remarkable especially for the Indian community as the world is going to celebrate International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2015. The origins of Yoga date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions and United Nations General Assembly has declared 21 June as the International Day of Yoga after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Assembly in September last year. The proud moment is going to be acknowledged in Melbourne as Consulate General of India in collaboration with Vasudeva Kriya Yoga is celebrating the first International Day of Yoga through Yoga Conference and Workshop. The details of the event can be found on page 14. Another pleasing juncture is that an Indian-origin Stanford Scientist, Manu Prakash has developed a water-based computer that runs like clockwork. The world’s largest Hindu temple is going to be built near Kesariya in Bihar and the special thing about it is much of the land has been donated by Muslim men of the area and this is enough to prove Hindu-Muslim unity in the country. Hold your breath Melburnians! Your own Sharman Joshi is going to perform live in Melbourne on 1st August. For more details, turn up to page 17. And don’t forget to have a look at sizzling Sunny Leone and undaunted Hard Kaur’s interview in Bollywood Sun. Yogita Bhardwaj No material in Indian Monthly, including advertisements, may be reproduced in without the written consent of the editor. Opinions carried in Indian Monthly are solely those of the writers, and not necessarily endorsed by Indian Monthly . All correspondence should be addressed to: Avyosa Pty Ltd ABN:94 196 825 236 Level 1, 55 Walsh St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003 Ph: 03 9600 9227, 0400 988 402 FAX:03 9326 5722 Email: yabs@yabs.com.au IDEAL TRAVEL SERVICES CHEAP FARES, ANYTIME Lowest Airfares to INDIA From $830* Cheapest Airfares Guaranteed 24/7 Call Us Anytime, Any day... CALL US NOW !!! T. (03) 9748 6549 M. 0405 493 732 *Conditions Apply | Price is Subject to Availability of seats and price can change with or without notice at any time. Fly SINGAPORE AIRLINES by march 31st to get $40 gift coupon. Valid only on Singapore airlines and silk Air flights transiting through Singapore. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 5 Historic land swap deal signed between India and Bangladesh many basic services such as schools, clinics or utilities because they are cut off from their national governments. Foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh signed a protocol and exchanged instruments of ratification to make operational the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) in the presence of visiting Mr Modi and Ms Hasina. The two leaders watched as officials of the two nations signed a raft of agreements and India announced a "$US2 billion line of credit to Bangladesh, in an effort to deepen bilateral ties. Mr Modi›s first trip to Dhaka since his election win last May has been dominated by the deal to permanently fix the contours of a border which stretches some 4,000 kilometres along India›s eastern flank. Bus services have also been inaugurated by the two leaders which connect the Bangladeshi capital with four eastern Indian cities including Kolkata, Agartala, Guwahati and Shillong. Dhaka has been declared a special economic zone near a southern port exclusively for Indian investors. Mr Modi iterated, “We have resolved a question that has lingered since independence. Our two nations now have a settled boundary.” “We are not just neighbours, but nations bound by the threads of history, religion, culture, language and kinship as well as a passion for cricket.” Ms Hasina said she was “extremely A historic land pact has been sealed between India and Bangladesh on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka where Mr Modi ratified the deal with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. The pact will allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo. Thousands of Bangladeshis inhabit more than 50 enclaves in India while Indians live in around 100 areas within Bangladesh. The territories will be swapped so that the residents can choose where to live. Around 111 enclaves will be transferred to Bangladesh and 51 to India. People will also be granted citizenship in the newly designated territories and the enclaves would effectively cease to exist. Around 50,000 people are thought to live in the landlocked islands and lack The dispute dates back to colonial times and has been a contentious issue since then. A deal was agreed in 1974 by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But following the assassination of Sheikh Mujib in 1975, it was not implemented happy” that with the land pact “a 68year old humanitarian issue comes to a peaceful end.” Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali described the agreement as "a historic milestone in the relationship between the two neighbouring countries". TO help boost growth in Asia’s third largest economy, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut interest rates for the third time this year. The Reserve Bank of India cuts interest rates for the third time this year “Today’s decision by the Reserve Bank of India to cut the repo rate for the third time this year is unlikely to be the last in the current loosening cycle.” He added further, “But the RBI can’t be complacent about meeting its medium-term inflation target. Given this, we are forecasting only one more 25bp cut in this cycle, which would bring the repo rate to 7.00 percent.” Mr Rajan said that investment is still tepid, “We still have very week investment. We haven’t seen a strong pick-up,” adding that there were factors to suggest that growth was weaker than the headline numbers made out. “In general, the corporate results have been quite weak also suggesting that final demand is yet to pick up strongly.” But he also warned that a poor monsoon season could stoke renewed inflationary pressures and India could suffer its first drought in six years. Low rainfall could also cut agicultural production and spur a sharp rise in food prices. Mr Rajan expressed his concern about volatile global oil prices. He iterated, “We’ve used the room that the data gives us. If the monsoon turns out better than The central bank lowered its key repo rate- the benchmark at which it lends to banks- by 25 basis points to 7.25 percent after lowering it by the same amount in January and March. The RBI has complained that private banks have failed to pass on these cuts to borrowers. The main aim behind was to encourage sluggish investment. The decision was in line with the expectations by majority of economists polled by Reuters. Of 48 economists, 35 expected the RBI to cut the Repo lending rate by a quarter percentage point. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that monetary policy would continue to be data contingent, warning that a below normal monsoon, global crude prices and external sector risks pose a threat to inflation. The RBI projects inflation at around 6 percent by January 2016. Following the decision, Shilan Shah, India economist at Capital Economics wrote in a note, forecast, there might be more room that emerges.” Mr Rajan said the RBIs policy stance was “neither conservative nor aggressive. It’s a Goldilocks policy, which is just right in the current circumstances.” In the policy statement, the RBI has lowered its economic growth forecast for the current April-March financial year to 7.5 percent from 7.8 percent and warned that inflation could reach 6 percent by January. Analysts have been split about whether the RBI would ease further. India’s chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian said the rate cut showed that the economy is still in need of “policy support” as it recovered and welcomed the move. Consumer price inflation hit a fourmonth low of 4.87 percent in April, well within the RBIs target range of 2to 6 percent. But the central bank also projected that inflation would rise to 6.0 percent in January 2016, setting up the possibly of no more rate cuts this year. www.indianmonthly.com.au

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10 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 World’s largest Hindu temple to be built near Kesariya, Bihar Indian Muslims lauded for donating land for the temple be built by Mumbai-based Valecha Construction Company. Gurgaon based Radhesyam Sharma, director of Indigenious Studio Pvt Ltd, will look after the architectural aspects. He said that the Virat ramayan Mandir will be taller that the world famous 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia which is 215 feet high. The complex will comprise 18 temples with high spires and its Shive Temple would have the largest shivling in the world. The temple was earlier going to be named “Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir” but later the idea was dropped following objections by people in Cambodia. Mr Kunal commented that as the temple will be near India-Nepal border, it will be “earthquake proof”. He added further, “The idea is not to supersede the grandeur of the present Angkor Wat temple. No structure in the present time can beat the beauty of the most splendid monument created by the skill of mankind. Our idea is to construct the largest Hindu temple with the tallest spire in the world. Therefore the competition is not with the Cambodian temple, but with other Hindu temples in the country and abroad.” The Trust said it aims to “cement further the strong bond between the two culturally rich countries of India and Cambodia.” THE proverb “Hindu Muslim bhai bhai” proved true when a group of Indian Muslims gave up their land to assist in the building of the world’s largest Hindu temple in the North Indian state of Bihar. The construction of the temple which will begin in June is estimated at Rs 5bn and it will have the capacity of around 20,000. The ambitious project is being undertaken by Acharya Kishore Kunal, Secretary of the Patna-based cash-rich Mahavir Mandir Trust. Mr Kunal said, “Muslims have not only donated land, they have also provided land at a nominal rate for construction of the world’s largest Hindu temple. Without the help of Muslims, it would have been difficult to realise this dream project.” He added further, “It is usual for Hindus to donate land for temple but it is unusual for Muslims to donate land for the construction of temple.” Mr Kunal also stated that more than three dozen Muslim families have land in the middle of the location where the temple was proposed to be constructed. The construction would have been delayed if these people had not come forward. Mahavir Mandir Trust has obtained 200 acres of land out of which about 50 acres of land has been donated by Hindus and Muslims of the area. The temple is set to be 2,500ft long, 1,296ft wide and 379ft high and will Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar arrested for faking degrees “Earlier too I had offered to resign, but you didn’t accept it. This time I request you to please accept my resignation.” At AIIMA, Mr Tomar iterated, “I didn’t want embarrassment for my party and so resigned… you know very well now why this is happening, the Centre is doing it, Modi is doing it.” The BJP and Congress have been demanding Mr Tomar’s resignation since April in the wake of the degree faking allegations. AAP leader Sanjay Singh blamed Modi government for the arrest which happened without any prior notice. He cried, “What are Delhi Police and the Narendra Modi government doing? They arrested the Law Minister of Delhi like a common criminal… this is pressure tactics.” The AAP government has alleged «political vendetta» by the BJP-led Centre, with whose representative in Delhi, the Lieutenant Governor, it is engaged in a bitter turf battle. The Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goes said he had not been informed of the arrest as is mandatory. The police claimed it had sought Mr. Tomar›s time and asked him to join investigation pertaining to the case on several occasions but the latter had not made himself available. A senior police officer said permission from Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung was sought and given, prior to Mr Tomar›s arrest as per protocol. Despite BJP’s repeated appeals to arrest Mr Tomar, the Delhi Police said they could not do it without a legal opinion, since the case was being heard by the Delhi High Court. The Bihar-based Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University told the court in April that it has no record of Mr Tomar’s law degree and also that his provisional certificate was “fabricated and doesn’t exist in the university’s record.” Mr Tomar has denied of the charges time and again and blames BJP of fabricating the whole thing. He cried, “The university never denied that I was a student, there are so many students they could have forgotten, I have all my records in place, these are baseless allegations.” DELHI Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, 49 of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been arrested on charges of cheating, forgery and conspiracy including faking degrees. The has been booked under Sections pertaining to cheating and fraud after a university from Bhagalpur in Bihar submitted to a city court that he was not on its student rolls despite having a degree seemingly issued by it. Mr Tomar sent his resignation via his lawyer to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal which was accepted by the latter. He stated in his letter, www.indianmonthly.com.au

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20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 | INDIAN MONTHLY 11 Barry O’Farrell appointed as Deputy Chair to Australia India Council BARRY O’ Farrell has been appointed as the Deputy chair to the Board of the Australia India Council (AIC). Mr O’ Farrell is committed make a positive contribution to the work of the AIC during the important time of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Announcing the appointment, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP said the Australian Government has placed our relationship with India at the forefront of our foreign and trade policy agenda. Mr O’Farrell’s fidelity to building deeper economic and community ties between Australia and India is well demonstrated. Ms Bishop commented that as Premier of New South Wales, he led annual trade missions to India. He also initiated the sister State relationship between New South Wales and Maharashtra in 2012. He joins the AIC as Australia further strengthens its people-to-people and institutional links with India. The Council will build on the momentum established through the recent visits of Prime Minister Abbott to India and Indian Prime Minister Modi to Australia. The AIC builds bilateral collaboration in education, science, sport, and the arts. It also promotes Australia’s trade and investment interests with India through its programs and events. Mr O’Farrell will commence his fiveyear term on the Board on 1 August 2015. SRI RAGHU RAM ASTROLOGY CENTRE PANDITH: RAGHU RAM is in Melbourne He CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 0424 975 226 0449 864 419 3 Mason Street (Near Dandenong Train Station) Dandenong VIC 3175 E-mail: somuprince1188@gmail.com % 0 0 10 7 Days A Week - 10:00 AM TO 7:00 PM www.indianmonthly.com.au

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12 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 WORLD'S BEST COOKWARE 316 TI TITANIUM CONSTRUCTION LIFE TIME WARRANTY LOW TEMPERATURE FRY WITHOUT OIL COOKING CLASSES Waterless cooking retains the nutrition in your food For more info: Call - 03 8555 3949 / Email - info@healthmax.com.au Stanford University scientist Manu Prakash develops water-based computer control and manipulate physical matter. Imagine if when you run a set of computations that not only information is processed but physical matter is algorithmically manipulated as well.” Small iron bars were laid out on a glass slide in a formation much like a maze and it was the layered in oil and covered with a blank glass slide. Researchers then injected water, laced with magnetic nanoparticles into the system. Each time the magnetic field is turned on, the magnetized water droplets alter their polarity in a specified direction. When the field is switched off, the droplets flip again and move forward a single step, while droplets interacting with each other provide computational abilities. A camera recording the positions of the droplets is able to determine if the tiny bars are in one position or another, representing the ones and zeros of binary language. Logic gates, a basic building block of computer circuits represent certain logical operators such as “and,” “not” and “or”. Researchers say any form of logic gate can be developed using waterbased systems. Georgios Katsikis, co-researcher AFTER nearly a decade of research and development, researchers at Stanford University have been able to come up with a water-based computer that runs like clockwork but instead of electrons, it operates using the movement of tiny magnetised water droplets. The functions carried out are of a clock within the computer infrastructure. The magnetic ‘clock’ moves the system forward in perfect synchrony which means that it can run virtually forever without errors. And it carries information using the absence or presence of water droplets as the s and s of its binary code. Mr Manu Prakash is an assistant professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University and has developed the water computer with help of two of his students. He was born in Meerut, India. He also built a paper microscope last year that was designed to cost less than US$ to build. Mr Prakash grew up in India and studied Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Then he headed to United States and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he studied for both his Master’s and PhD at MIT’s Media Lab and Centre for Bits and Atoms. Manu Prakash, leader of the project said, “Our goal is to build a completely new class of computers that can precisely iterated, Following these rules, we’ve demonstrated that we can make all the universal logic gates used in electronics simply by changing the layout of the bars on the chip.” “The actual design space in our platform is incredibly rich. Give us any Boolean logic circuit in the world, and we can build it with these little magnetic droplets moving around,” he added. The water based computer can theoretically do everything a normal computer can but it’s much slower than the devices we use. The team of has revolutionised the way we process and manufacture materials. The team demonstrated that they could use the system to build a simple-state machine that included –bit memory storage. They crew is now creating a design tool that lets anyone build their basic system and play around with the design to help take it to next level. Mr Prakash commented, “We are trying to bring the same kind of exponential scale up because of computation we saw in the digital world into the physical world www.indianmonthly.com.au

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14 INDIAN MONTHLY | 20 JUNE - 20 JULY 2015 Melbourne Royals Reign Supreme in JPL Final Saturdays and Sundays in cricket›s traditional off-season. Beginning as social matches played by the Wyndham Jags Cricket Club, its popularity quickly increased and prompted the club to create an organized structured competition in association with Cricket Victoria in 2014. The tournament, in its second season doubled in size, with 32 teams taking part compared to the previous season›s 16 entrants. This is the biggest T20 competition in Australia. Jaymohan Padmanabhan, JPL Chairman, hopes the competition will continue to grow and cites the tournament›s family atmosphere as a reason for its increasing popularity. «We are already working on next season and we›ve already heard from new teams wanting to join the next tournament,» Padmanabhan said. «It›s an exciting time and a large part of our success has been the inclusion of families. «We had several players› partners volunteer throughout the season and we had more juniors take part in our programs than ever before.” «Families are vital to our success.» In the final, the Melbourne Royals won the toss and elected to bat, posting an imposing 7-172 off their 20 overs. In response, the Northern Royals were bowled out for 124 in the final over, handing the Melbourne Royals a 48-run win. Vikas Dhingra, who topped scored for the Melbourne Royals and also picked up two wickets, was named Man-of-theMatch. Vamsidhar Reddy of Wyndham Jags was named the best batsman of the tournament and Rithesh Dhingra of Melbourne Royals as the best Bowler. Phanidra Varma of Wyndham Jags sealed the Man Of the series Award. Cricket Victoria Multicultural Officer, Waddington Mwayenga, who attended the game, applauded the tournament›s multiculturalism as well as the skills on show. «The tournament is a great showcase of how multicultural Australia is and it also exemplifies Cricket Victoria›s Harmony in Cricket philosophy,» Mwayenga said. Guests on Attendance were Wyndham City Council Mayor Peter Maynard; Federal Member of Parliament, Tim Watts; CEO Cricket Victoria Tony Dodemaide; Cr Gautam Gupta, Advisor to Premier Jasvinder Sidhu; Craig Talbot (StarTrack), Megan Pauwels,(Chair of Selectors Victoria) Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia Delegates, Victoria Police Officers , Council Officers. THE Jags Premier League (JPL) culminated in a battle of the royals in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Saltwater Reserve in Point Cook over the weekend (30.05.2015) The Melbourne Royals defeated the Northern Royals and were crowned champions in the 120th game of the JPL season. Entertainment on and off the field was in abundance with traditional drummers, jumping castles, face painting and a DJ, all on hand adding to the electric atmosphere. The tournament, which began in March this year, saw teams across Melbourne compete in T20 games played on Celebrating International Day of Yoga in Melbourne pre-Vedic Indian traditions but it mostly developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BC. As it has emerged as a popular practice in recent years when Swami Ramdev brought it to the limelight. United Nations General Assembly has declared 21 June as International Yoga Day on 11 December 2014 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Assembly on September 27, 2014. He stated, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an international Yoga Day.” In suggesting June 21 which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Mr Modi commented that the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. A website has also been designed for this http://mea.gov.in/idy.htm and will be maintained by the Ministry of External Affairs. YOGA is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline being practiced mostly in India from around 6,000 years. The origins are believed to date back to CONSULATE General of India in collaboration with Vasudeva Kriya Yoga is celebrating the first International Day of Yoga through Yoga Conference and Workshop. The conference cum workshop will be organised on 21 June 2015 at Springers Leisure Centre from 8 am to 4 pm. The event will be free but registration is essential to reserve space for which you can log on to http://www.facebook. com/events/1443005566009904 For more details contact 0410527904 or 0433236625 Email: vasudevakriyayoga@gmail.com or vcons@cgimelb.org Website: www.vasudevakriyayoga.com www.indianmonthly.com.au

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