Bhopal, Feb 8 : A day after a tiger was rescued from a well near Nagpur, a year-and-half old leopard was Tuesday extricated from a well in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh after a six-hour rescue operation, officials said. “When I reached my fields in the morning around 7 a.m., I heard a sound from the well. I looked and found a leopard in the well,” said Chaganlal, a farmer. Chagan informed the forest department. But soon, a large number of villagers gathered near the well. They made many attempts to take out the leopard, but without success. “Later, we used a cage and successfully took out the leopard from the well,” said B. S. Annagiri, the forest conservator. The leopard would be released in the Dewas forest area after a medical check-up. On Monday, a full grown adult tiger had fallen into a 40-feet-deep dry well near Nagpur. He was rescued after a three-hour rescue operation.(IANS)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
life will be uphill all the way from then on. This is not correct. Regular meditation will certainly brings about positive changes in you but this does not mean that you will never have problems. You will. Likewise, some people think if they practice Metta Meditation that ill-will, resentment, angry brooding, vengefulness or petty irritation will never besmirch their heart again. This is not the case either.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I spent two days exploring the Ratanagiri/Lalitagiri/Udayagiri ruins in 1989 and was fascinated by the place. It was very remote in those days and getting there required wading across the nearby river. A nearby village family put me up for the night. The tourist boom in India has now stimulated the authorities to do further excavations, build a nearby museum and construct better access roads. But the three hills are still rarely visited. A friend of mine in Vienna, Herbert Lotz, has recently returned from Ratanagiri and sent me some photos he took while there, which I reproduce with his permission. His other photos can be seen at
There are more photos of Ratanagiri at