Yadus of Central Asia and Siberia:-
From Brannon Parker: “The following is excerpted from research on the writings of Colonel Tod. Col. Tod was a British military man who did extensive research into India’s history. He spent much time in India during the 1800s and claimed to have found many ancient recorded evidences and writings in Rajasthan, India. These findings convinced him that India’s people and civilization were the genesis of much of the world’s civilization. In his book, “Rajasthan”, he traced a multitude of links to India. Below are some of his findings on India’s connection to Turkestan and Northern Asia.
The Turanians extending over the whole of Turkestan and Central Asia were originally an Indian people. Colonel Tod says, “Abdul Gazi says that Tamak, the son of Ture, is the the Turishka of the Puranas. His descendants gave their name to Tocharistan or Turkestan.” Professor Max Muller says, “Turvas and his descendants who represent Turanians are described in the later poems of India as cursed and deprived of their inheritance,” and hence their migration.
Colonel Tod says, “The Jaisalmer annals assert that the Yadu (Lord Krishna’s dynasty) and the Bahlika branches of the Indu race ruled Korassan after the Great War of Kurukshetra and are the Indo-Scythic races mentioned in the ancient Greek writings.” Besides the Bahlika and the numerous branches of the Indo-Medes, many of the sons of Kuru dispersed over these regions, amongst which we may place the Uttara Kurus, or Northern Kurus of the Puranas. They were known as the Ottorocurae to the ancient Greeks. Both the Indus and the Surya peoples were sending their excess population to these distant regions.”
A Mohammedan historian says that emigrants from India first inhabited the country of Khata. It is also known that Hindu settlers left India for Siberia, where they founded a kingdom, with Bajrapur as its capital. It is related that upon the death the king of that country in battle, three of Lord Krishna’s sons, Pradyumna, Gada, and Samba, made a journey to Bajrapur. They were also accompanied by a large number of brahmanas (priests) and ksatriyas (warriors). The eldest brother, Pradyumna, ascended the throne. When Lord Krishna left this world, it is said that the inhabitants of Bajrapur came to Dvaraka, Krishna’s city, to console His family members. (This is recorded in the Hari Vamsha, Vishnu Parva, Adhyaya 97.)
Colonel Tod continues, “The annals of the Yadus of Jaisalmer state that long before King Vikrama they held dominion from Ghazni to Samarkhand. They established themselves in those regions after the Great War of the Mahabharata and were not pushed back to the Indus until the rise of Islam. The Yadus of Jaisalmer ruled Zabulistan and founded Ghazni. They also claim Chagatai (a descendant of Genghis Khan) as being of their own bloodline. This is a claim I now deem worthy of credit.”
The Afghans are the descendants of the Aphgana, the serpent tribe of the Apivansa region of ancient India. According to Abu Haukal, the city of Herat is also called Heri. This adjoins Maru or Murve, the country called Seestan, which was also a settlement of the Hindus. Seestan (the region of cold, see-stan) and all sides of the valley were occupied since very ancient times by another branch of the Yadus.
In fact the very name of the continent Asia comes from the Indian clan who were known as the Ashva. Also the name Europa comes from the Sanskrit words Surupa which means “beautiful form.”
It has been shown that the Bactrians were an Indian people and that the Indian migrations extended to Siberia and the northernmost parts of Asia. This is evident from the fact that the descendants of these Vedic Aryans are still to be found there. The Samoyedes and Tchoudes of Siberia and Finland were originally known as the Shyamayadus and the Joudes of India. The languages of the two former races have a strong affinity and are classed as Indo-Germanic by Klaproth, the author of the book “Asia Polyglotta.” Mr. Remusat traces these tribes to Central Asia, the exact place where the Yadu dynasty long held sway. Shyama is a name of Krishna and Krishna is known as the Lord of the Yadus and this branch of His family was known as the Shyama Yadus.
The race of Joude is described by Baber as occupying the mountainous range at the very spot mentioned in the annals of the Yadus as the point marking the furthest extension of their migrations. The most prominent hill in this range is called Yadu-ki-dang or “hill of Yadu”. According to these records, they left India approx. 4000 years ago.”
Why Dr Sreedharan should not be given the Bharat Ratna
India had just lost the boxing day test match, with a day to spare. Star News was deciding who was the ‘Match Ka Mujrim’. Others were wondering when Sachin will finally score that created in the boardroom, 100th hundred. If an alien visited India around that time and switched on the tele, he/she would have thought our world started and ended with cricket.
Is it simply because, Dr Sreedharan, is not your quintessential Indian Success Story?
One such cyclone, hit the coastal town of Rameshwaram on 22nd of December, 1964. And it was a deadly one.
IN SIX MONTHS
He was asked to go to Mumbai, to take charge of what was then deemed to be India’s toughest project since independence. It involved burrowing through basalt mountains, spanning kilometer long marshes and rivers and taking railways to a place where even the Britishers thought it was impossible. This region was the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, affectionately called, the Konkan.
And to do that, Sreedharan had to
2. Build 2000 Bridges, both major and minor, across Marshes, swamps, rivers and backwaters.
3. Blast 92 tunnels, totaling 83 kilometers in length through Basalt, nature’s adamantium and soft soil, nature’s china clay. You need nuclear weapons and Arnold to bore through the former while the latter generally collapsed on itself, if someone as much as farted.
4. Dealing And Negotiating With The Chief Ministers, Home Ministers, Other Ministers And Their Chelas Of Four Different States.
And to complete all of the above tasks, Dr Sreedharan, was given 8 years.
It would be like Hercules being asked to accomplish his twelve tasks, blinded and with one hand tied to his back, in three days.
Needless to say, he would have failed. Dr Sreedharan, supposedly retired and who qualified for Indian Railway’s senior citizen quota, finished the job in 7 years. Konkan Railway to me, is the second biggest achievement of Independent India, with the first being India remaining India. New standards will have to be invented, to realistically measure the impact of Konkan Railway on the Indian economy.
1. For the first time ever, three largest ports on the Indian coast, Mumbai, Karwar and Mangalore have a direct connection.
2. Travel time from the southern states to the north, have been reduced by upto 40 percent. The crummy old Nethravathi Express, used to take 38 hours to travel from Trivandrum to Mumbai. Now, thanks to Dr E Sreedharan and the
the same train takes 22 Hours. A 16 hour reduction in travel time. And a 16-18 hour reduction in travel times of all trains going from Kerala,Karnataka, Goa to the North.
THIS IS THE VIADUCT OVER THE PANVEL NADI
Which basically is a Marsh
Between two Hills
And to traverse it, the train has to travel at a height, which is as tall as
In other words, Dr Sreedharan and his team, built a goddamn Qutub Minar, over a marsh, between two hills, just so that, a train could chug over it. Need I say more?
You will see this wonder of Modern India immediately after Ratnagiri on the Konkan Railway. In the 15 kilometer stretch between Ratnagiri and Nivasar, there are 3 tunnels and 5 viaducts. The third viaduct is the Panval Nadi viaduct, immediately after the first tunnel. The exact sequence will be —->Big Tunnel, Massive Gorge, Big tunnel again.
There are more people in this pic than there is in all of Canada.
1. It took 22 years to build the Calcutta Metro, A metro whose total length was 16.75 kms. In other words, Calcutta Metro construction dudes managed a grand average of,.76 kms a year.
2. The Calcutta metro suffered from debilitating shortages in almost everything. Shortages of funds, shortages in labour and shortages in everything else. The only they had in plenty were those damn shortages.
3. And it was harried by the parent, the Indian Railways, every step of the way.
If the Calcutta metro was any indicator, the 168 Kms long Delhi Metro would have been beset with shortages, harassed by the Railways and would have been completed in A.D 2083.
But then this was Dr E Sreedharan.
2. After giving himself the power, he changed the tendering process, upside down. In a country, where opening a single tender on an average,took six to nine months, Dr Sreedharan got the job done in 19 days. YES,19 Days.
3. When confronted with the standard Government ‘I am short of money’ rigamarole, Dr Sreedharan did what any sensible government servant should do. He simply cut out the Government from the funding. He single-handedly went and got a loan of USD 5 Billion sanctioned from the Japanese Bank of International Co-operation to fund the Metro. Now, 60 percent of the necessary finance secured, Government shut up and stumped up the remaining cash.
4. He then hired top International consultants from an assortment of countries, to cover for the lack of local talent, to supervise and execute the project.
The successful execution of the Delhi Metro, made Dr Sreedharan the Tom Cruise of the Metro Rail universe. Every Indian city worth its salt, now wanted its own metro and Dr Sreedharan as its consultant.
You know where this is going. In September 2008, Dr Sreedharan, after observing as a consultant, sent the following report to the Planning Commission, Government of India Making available 296 acres of prime land to the BOT [build, operate and transfer] developer for commercial exploitation was like selling the family silver. I fear a big political scandal some time later, as it is apparent the BOT operator has a hidden agenda which appears to be to extend the metro network to a large tract of his private land holdings so as to reap a windfall profit of four to five times the land price.
Next time, any Dilli boy/girl tries to mock you or anyone with the moniker Madrasi, just mention the words, Metro-Sreedharan-Madrasi in the same sentence. The other side will shut up.