Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Miscellaneous Facebook posts & comments in March 2020

When author of post or comment is not mentioned, it should be assumed that it is me (Ravi S. Iyer).

To save time, I am usually not providing my FB post links but only contents. I am also not hyperlinking links. So readers will have to copy-paste links from this post onto a browser link box and then browse to that link.
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Interesting! Video is around 18 mins. https://www.facebook.com/SadhguruYogi1/videos/492531611567179/?t=0
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Good Seva for the needy in Puttaparthi.
[On the occasion of Dentists Day. We did a Free Dental camp at Sai Sanathana School, Puttaparthi]
FB post: https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/2778069315742961?__tn__=-R
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[Sathya Sai unveiling his own statue in Kulwant Hall!] https://www.facebook.com/uae123000/videos/10158351437998846/?t=0
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Enjoyed seeing this tweet of South African (former) cricket star Jonty Rhodes: https://twitter.com/JontyRhodes8/status/1235130798036209664, dated 4th March 2020

Text of tweet: "Benefits of cold water immersion in the Holy Ganges are both physical and spiritual #moksha #rishikesh #internationalyogfestival"
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Shared FB post: https://www.facebook.com/saimemories/posts/2910833572296530?__tn__=H-R
*SWAMI'S STATUE RE-INSTALLED IN BHAJAN HALL*
Way back in 2002, Swami had unveiled a life size statue of Himself, in Sai Kulwant hall Prasanthi Nilayam, on the sacred occasion of Guru Purnima on the morning of 24th July 2002.
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The article covers the views of Michel Danino, a writer about ancient Indian civilization who was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government, and has interesting tidbits about how he and his wife (whom he met in India) came to India in the seventies and settled down in India (in Tamil Nadu).

FB post: https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/2773206632895896?__tn__=-R
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sharing my satisfaction on seeing my 2014 & 2015 posts on criticism of fictional Rama statement by top Hinduism academic scholars, being listed in top ten results of Internet search engines

Today, 22nd March early morning, I checked out some search terms related to criticism of fictional Rama statement by Hinduism academic scholars, to see result ranking in search engines, of my blog posts:
a) Book having Baseless Criticism of Hindu Divine Figures Blocked from being Distributed in India, https://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/02/book-having-baseless-criticism-of-hindu.html, created on 12th Feb. 2014 and last updated on 13th Mar. 2014. Screenshot pic of it is shown below.

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b) Criticism of (non) Historicity of Rama content in Harvard Religion Prof. Diana Eck's 2012 book, India: A Sacred Geography, https://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2015/01/criticism-of-harvard-religion-prof.html, created on 10th Jan. 2015 and last updated on 11th Jan. 2015. Screenshot given below:


Note that the (two) top Hinduism academic scholars referred in above posts and in search criteria below - Prof. Wendy Doniger and Prof. Diana Eck - are both based in USA.

Given below are screenshots followed by the Google search result ranks and search terms:


3rd rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Hinduism academic scholars


7th rank (1st page) (2 screenshots) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Wendy Doniger


4th rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Diana Eck
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Given below are the Bing search result ranks and search terms:


4th rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Hinduism academic scholars


4th rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Wendy Doniger


1st rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Diana Eck
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Given below are the DuckDuckGo search result ranks and search terms:

Not listed in top twenty results - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Hinduism academic scholars



9th rank (1st page) (2 screenshots) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Wendy Doniger


1st rank (1st page) - criticism of fictional Rama statement by Prof. Diana Eck
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That is a small but satisfactory contribution from my side to fostering faith in Lord Rama, the Avatar who was an embodiment of nobility & character as a prince and king. In general, it is my small but satisfactory contribution to Hinduism religion discourse of our times. I wanted to share that satisfaction with readers.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Referrals to posts on my new book on Indian CS & IT Academic Reform blog book

Last updated on 16th March 2020

Readers may want to read my recent posts on another blog, related to release of my new book, "Indian Computer Science (CS) & Information Technology (IT) Academic Reform (Past) Activism Blog Book", given below in chronological order:

1) Ebook (without ISBN) of Indian Computer Science (CS) & Information Technology (IT) Academic Reform (Past) Activism Blog Book has been released, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/ebook-without-isbn-of-indian-computer.html, 3rd March 2020.

2) Indian CS & IT Acad. Reform blog book listed in top results in Google Search and on Amazon.in for related search terms, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/indian-cs-it-acad-reform-blog-book.html, 3rd March 2020.

3) Dedication page of Indian CS & IT Acad. Reform blogbook, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/dedication-page-of-indian-cs-it-acad.html, 4th March 2020.

4) Kindle (azw3), mobi and epub formats of Indian CS & IT Acad Reform blog book available for free download, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/kindle-azw3-mobi-and-epub-formats-of.html, 4th March 2020.

5) Indian CS & IT Acad. Reform blog book now listed in top results in bing and duckduckgo Search engines for related search terms, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/indian-cs-it-acad-reform-blog-book-now.html, 5th March 2020.

6) Surprised to see search terms (Computer Science academic reform) & (Information Technology academic reform) giving Indian CS & IT Acad. Reform blog book in top 2 results in Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/surprised-to-see-search-terms-computer.html, 6th March 2020.

7) Sharing decent quality pics of first paperback copy of Indian CS & IT Academic Reform Blog Book, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/sharing-medium-quality-pics-of-first.html, 7th March 2020, updated on 8th March 2020.
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Update on 16th March 2020

8) ISBN 978-93-5406-358-9 allotted for ebook version of Indian CS & IT Academic Reform blog book, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/isbn-978-93-5406-358-9-allotted-for.html, 9th March 2020.

9) Excellent printing in Pothi.com paperback copy of Indian CS & IT Academic Reform Blog Book, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/excellent-printing-in-pothicom.html, 10th March 2020.

10) Indian CS & IT Academic Reform blog book put up on Google Books with full preview and PDF download, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/indian-cs-it-academic-reform-blog-book.html, 11th March 2020.

11) Google Books search gives top rank results of Indian CS & IT Academic Reform blog book for related search terms, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/google-books-search-gives-top-rank.html, 12th March 2020.

12) Google Scholar search: Indian CS & IT academic reform book appears in top twenty results for related search terms including book; Other related search result ranks, https://eklavyasai.blogspot.com/2020/03/google-scholar-search-indian-cs-it.html, 15th March 2020.