An Inspiring Life in the Amazing Grace of God: A Brief Biography of Dr. C. C. Abraham

Dr. C. C. Abraham is an Indian agricultural scientist and former Dean of the College of Horticulture and College of Forestry of the Kerala Agricultural University. This post published on his 87th birthday on 27th January 2023 documents his remarkable life and career, offering an insight into the power of dedication, arduous work, and service.         


Dr. C.C. Abraham’s Personal and Professional Life

Early Years

Early Education

Professional Life and Higher Studies

Post Retirement Activities

Malankara Orthodox Church

Family History Book and Website


Thank You


Chathoth Extended Family Tree

About the Author


I am pleased to write and publish this post to coincide with the 87th birthday of my dad Dr. C.C. Abraham on the 27th of January 2023.

I am sure that this book will be an interesting read for everyone who has known Dr. C.C. Abraham as a teacher, mentor, scientist, colleague, family member, church elder, friend or neighbour. The life of Dr. Abraham is an example of how determination and a positive outlook can help anyone to achieve success. He hopes that the readers of his biography can be inspired to work hard and remain optimistic, and he sends his best wishes for their future.

I like to reminisce about some personal stories about my dad and his influence on me. When my father returned from his research in the West Indies, Sudan, and England in 1979, he brought three books with him along with some other things like a tape recorder and a digital watch. What I liked most were the books and they were with me for a long time. One of the books, Six Weeks to Words of Power by Wilfred Funk, was the starting point of my curiosity about powerful words. I learned all of those words in a matter of one or two years and became quite well ahead of most of my classmates in English vocabulary. I have continued the habit of learning novel words ever since. The other two books were the famous books, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Self Creation by George Weinberg. Although I did go through them page by page, I did not learn a lot to put them into practice then, but they would have certainly helped later on to a limited extent.

When I was a student of engineering, one of my favourite places was the library at the Kerala Agricultural University where my dad was a professor at the time. Since the Agricultural Engineering faculty was working from that building in those days, there were several engineering books available there. I used to enjoy spending a lot of time on some of those books although they were not directly relevant to my examinations. I would occasionally run into some of my dad’s students. I remember a particularly startling remark a Ph.D. student made to me:“ Your dad is like God to me.” Later I understood that many of his students shared a similar level of respect that was beyond normal student-teacher relationships. He would go over and above the academic requirements and touch them in special ways.

In honour of Dr. Abraham’s tireless effort in constructing the family tree, I tabulated the family tree information from the History Book into an Excel and created look-up charts that are now available to extended family members on request.

Alex Abraham

27th January 2023

Dr. C.C. Abraham’s Personal and Professional Life

C. C. Abraham is an 86-year-old Indian agricultural scientist, former professor, and public servant whose life is dedicated to the service of his country, family, and church.

Early Years

Born in the village of Vallamkulam in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala (then Alleppey District) on 27th January 1937, he was named after his granduncle Rev. T.I. Abraham, the vicar of C.S.I. Christ Church Thiruvananthapuram from 1903 to 1931, was. His former students and colleagues remember him as a highly inspiring, supportive, and even life-changing guru.

Abraham’s father, C.I. Chandy, respectfully remembered as Chandy Sir by his former students and villagers was an illustrious teacher (Malayalam language Vidwan) and headmaster in several Travancore and Kerala state government schools during the first half of the twentieth century until retirement from Keezhvayipur school in 1957. After his retirement, C.I. Chandy was active as the headmaster of the Malankara Orthodox Sunday Church School close to Vallamkulam home until the late 1970s.

T.P. Aleyamma, the mother of Abraham, was renowned for her English teaching skills. She was a boarding student at Nicholson residential school near Thiruvalla, having been instructed by famous English teachers, probably Miss P. Brooke Smith or others. The author remembers her quoting the verbatim admonition ‘regular in your irregularity’ (about a habitually late student), and ‘Sir Eyre Coote, the hero of Wandiwash’ while retelling the story of the British victory over the French at Vandavashi. Later, she went on to St. Roch’s teachers’ training school in Thiruvananthapuram, again as a boarder. Abraham had a brother who passed away as a child; the only adult sibling was the late Mrs. Thankamma Thomas who passed away in 2013.

Early Education

Abraham received his primary education from the local schools in Kallooppara and Vallamkulam and completed high school in St. John’s Eraviperoor. After finishing Intermediate Course at Thiruvalla Mar Thoma College with High First Class, he went on to attend the Agricultural University in Hebbal, Bangalore where he graduated with University First Rank in 1957 in agricultural sciences.

Abraham has a deep-rooted history of resilience and determination, illustrated by his childhood commitment to education. There was no bridge across the Manimala River near his home those days. He used to cross the Manimala River at the Prayatt ferry north of Eraviperoor and walk several miles daily with his mother, who was a teacher at his elementary school in Kallooppara, even during the monsoon floods. He remembers crossing it in a ferry expertly paddled by someone named Kuttappan.

Professional Life and Higher Studies

Abraham has had a distinguished 40-year career in government service. He began in 1957 as an Agricultural Officer under the Kerala Agricultural Department. Later in 1972, he joined the newly formed Kerala Agricultural University and has since held numerous roles including Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology, Dean of the College of Forestry, Dean of the College of Horticulture, Associate Director of Research, and Managing Editor of the Agricultural Research Journal of Kerala. He also served on the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Scientific Panel for Entomology and as a member of National Review teams for Rice, Cashew, Oil Palm and Pesticide Residues. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Entomological Society of India (FESI).

He did his master’s degree in Agricultural Entomology at the Govt Agricultural College, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram securing First Rank. In 1971, Abraham earned his Ph.D. in Entomology with a gold medal for proficiency from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.

During his time in government service, he had the opportunity to visit and collaborate with researchers from the world-renowned Rothamsted Agricultural Research Centre, Harpenden, England. He conducted studies on the aquatic weed control project in the river Nile in Khartoum, Sudan. He completed Advanced Training on the Biological Control of Weeds at the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, Trinidad.

Abraham has achieved significant success in his academic career; he has authored five books, published 154 research papers and articles, and mentored numerous Ph.D. students in their research. Abraham has chaired sessions at several International and National conferences, allowing him to stay up to date with the latest developments in his field while networking with peers and colleagues.

Post Retirement Activities

Upon his retirement in 1997 as the Dean of the College of Horticulture at the Kerala Agricultural University, Abraham continued to make a lasting impact on the agricultural scientific community in India. He served as an advisor to the Government of India and the ICAR on various agrarian research initiatives.

Malankara Orthodox Church

Abraham has had a long and blessed engagement in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Christian church outreach and teaching ministries. He has published over twenty devotional and spiritual articles and delivered over 140 biblical messages in churches, religious gatherings, and home prayer meetings. In addition, he has also published more than thirty devotional and spiritual articles in various ecumenical periodicals. He served on the Editorial Committee of Edavaka Pathrika, a devotional magazine, for an extended period.

Dr. Abraham is immensely grateful for the kindness of the clergy of the St. Ignatius Church in Thrissur, Kerala, India, which has been a great support to him in his spiritual journey. He owes a great debt of gratitude to Rev. Fr. Thomas Myalil, Vicar, who introduced him to the spiritual realm through an assignment on a Biblical message during Holy Week many years ago, and for providing ongoing encouragement. He is also thankful to Rev. Fr. C. S. Thomas, Vicar, now Very Rev. Bar Sleebi Remban, for the various assignments that opened up vistas in Biblical studies and spiritual growth.

Family History Book and Website

Before his passing in 2004, C.I. Thomas, Abraham’s uncle, planted the idea of creating a Chathoth Vallamkulam Family History Book. Abraham researched, compiled, printed and circulated the book in 2012, detailing the family’s beginnings, his memories of life in Vallamkulam village, and a complete family tree. Many family members supported him during the research, of whom his cousin, the late C.I. Jacob, played a key role.

The history book became a launching pad for the idea of a family website. Initially, the idea of a website came as a result of discussions between several family members, Alex George, Jossy Abraham, Reji Mathew, Sheela Mathew C.T. Abraham and George Thomas. It was Alex George who brought it to life with the support of all the others in the planning and execution in a short period of forty-five days. The author, Alex Abraham, set up a modest WordPress website and has been maintaining it ever since its inception.

Abraham wishes to congratulate Alex George for his tireless work in making the website chathothvallamkulamfamily.com a reality. Alex organized an official launch of the website on the 25th of April 2015. It was attended by Abraham and Alex and their spouses. Three metropolitans of the Malankara Orthodox Church sent their felicitations on the occasion of the inauguration.

The website helps the family members to learn more about the family history. One of the interesting stories that C.C. Abraham has shared in his book is the big flood of 1962 when he and his family had to take refuge in the attic of his ancestral home. Although Vallamkulam is habitually waterlogged during monsoons, subsequent floods have not topped the level reached in 1962.


Jolly and Abraham have been married for 61 years and have been an incredible source of strength to one another throughout that time. Despite his absences for studies and work, Jolly managed to take care of the family while continuing to work as a High School Teacher. She has been a true blessing to him, providing him with the strength and courage to get through their journey of life together and it is still going strong.

As their son, the author wants to congratulate his parents on passing the momentous occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary on 5th June 2021. Interestingly to note, the bridegroom’s party had to take a 15-minute walk from their family home to the Church for the wedding, which highlights the vast differences between the past and present times. Truly, it is a rare blessing from God to accomplish this milestone. To think of their small beginning as very young newlyweds, they have accomplished so much in their educational and career paths, and have done a wonderful job of raising two children. They even showed a remarkable tribute to their parents, bringing them from native Vallamkulam to their Thrissur home and taking care of them for over a decade until they both passed away.

As Christians, we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed on them, and we pray that He will continue to lead them, so that they may always enjoy good health and happiness in all their pursuits as they live independently. Due to limited mobility, they now spend a great deal of their time praying and keeping in touch with relatives and friends from home.

Abraham is a proud member of an ever-growing family. His two sons, Alex Abraham and Abi Abraham have established their own lives and families in two different countries.

Alex Abraham, the author, is married to Sunita. They have two children, Shilpa and Sanjay, who are married to Calvin and Katrina, and reside in Canada. Shilpa and Calvin have a baby girl, Naomi. Abi Abraham and his wife, Lovely, are living in Dubai with their son Manu.

Thank You

Dr. C.C. Abraham, on his 87th birthday, looks back on his life and career with immense gratitude and delight. He is thankful for the chance to serve in the Kerala Agricultural University and the Kerala Agricultural Department. He expresses his appreciation to all his former colleagues, teachers, and superior officers, some of whom have already passed away, and to all of his students and well-wishers, some of whom still work in India and overseas.

After his retirement, he was privileged to help the Malankara Orthodox Church with its outreach programs and is grateful for the opportunities for teaching and serve.

He is particularly grateful for the love and support of his extended family and friends throughout his life. Some of the names are mentioned below. He expresses his deepest gratitude to all those individuals and their families for the unwavering support, love, and fellowship they have given him throughout his life, a truly priceless gift.

Abraham has maintained strong connections with several families, including those of his mother (Thottackatt family), his wife’s late brother K.A. Jacob (Edathumpadikal), his sister Thankamma Thomas (Thamaravelil), his wife’s sisters Jaya John (Mannakuzhiyil) and Omana Mathew (Kulathakkal), and ancestral families (Ayroor Thazhamon Pakalomattam and Thiruvalla Konkara).

Dr. Abraham had a very strong bond with his elder sister, Thankamma. They visited each other annually and had a unique connection. Abraham remembers her annual Christmas cards and frequent letters before emails became popular. He and Thankamma had a very close relationship, where they shared their innermost feelings and emotions. Abraham will always be grateful for the immense love and support of his sister and her husband.

Abraham owes a great deal of his professional success to two late Chathoth family members, Pennamma Kochamma (M.C. Mariamma, wife of his uncle C.I. Abraham) and Kunjoppan (C.I. Thomas, his uncle) and he is deeply grateful to them. Abraham was welcomed into the family of Pennamma Kochamma between 1954 and 1957, where he was cared for with the same maternal love and devotion. Abraham’s career in the agricultural field began when Kunjoppan, lovingly guided and helped to secure admission to a basic degree course in Agriculture from Bengaluru. He was accepted and began his studies in 1954.

The passing away of Abraham’s brother C.C. Georgekutty at the age of six had a deep impact on his parents, particularly his father C.I. Chandy, who would remember the tragedy every year by sending prayer requests to his favourite Paliakara St. George Orthodox Church in Thiruvalla, the last time on his deathbed while suffering from a stroke. After the loss of Georgekutty, Abraham’s cousin C.I. Jacob became like a brother to him, and the two stayed together for their schooling at Vallamkulam, and later attended agricultural sciences in Bengaluru together. Abraham’s mother looked after them both during their time in Vallamkulam, while Jacob’s mother took care of them while they were in Bengaluru. Throughout their lives, they remained so close that it was as if they were brothers, sharing mutual commitments to their families and matters of importance. Abraham was deeply saddened by the passing of Jacob in 2018. He thanks Jacob’s surviving family for their love and support.

On 14th January 2014, Abraham had a mishap while at home when he fell from a ladder. This incident became more severe due to his chronic susceptibility to allergens, which complicated otherwise minor bronchial issues and eventually led to his being hospitalized in the ICU due to the development of Septicemia.

Abraham is thankful for several friends and relatives who helped him and his family during the period of hospitalization and recovery. When he was admitted to the Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, Abraham’s health quickly declined. Abi was by his father’s side throughout his hospital stay, while his wife’s nephew, Mathew Simon, otherwise known as Nebu, aided Abi like a brother. With Nebu’s help, Abraham was successfully transferred to Amala Hospital and the renowned nephrologist Dr. Jayant Thomas Mathew, a relative of Nebu’s, attended to him, thus saving his life. Dr. Alexander Thomas, his nephew, was an immense help to Abraham, visiting the hospital and providing uplifting words, while also speaking with the doctors who were in charge of his care, especially the orthopedic expert Dr. Wilson Iype. Since the 1970s, when Dr. Sarah T. George (Thottackatt) joined Kerala Agricultural University as a student, her bond with Abraham’s family has been strong. She and her husband Dr. Babu organized Abraham’s transportation to the hospital and provided care afterwards. Julie, Abi’s sister-in-law, and Jolly (Konkara) and Shyam Valayil were regular guests, supplying beneficial assistance as well. Jolly’s mother, who hailed from the Konkara family, was very close to Abraham and his family before her death.

Valsamma (Thazhamon) and Babychen have been close to the Abrahams since the early 1980s when they lived near their Mannuthy home and raised their family. They continue to keep the relations after they moved to Chengannur.

K.M. Mathew, former headmaster of MGM High School, Thiruvalla, and a cousin to Thankamma Thomas, has been a close friend and guide to the Abrahams. Reena Mathew, his daughter, formed a connection with them during her student life at Kerala Agricultural University in the 1970s, and their families have kept this relationship intact ever since.

Former colleagues and neighbours C.A. Mathew, Dr. T.V. Viswanathan and Prof. S. Balakrishnan have been sincere friends and have helped on numerous occasions. Dr. Abraham’s purchase of the plot of land in Mannuthy and the subsequent founding of India Nagar were both made possible thanks to the help of Prof. S Balakrishnan, a senior colleague and close friend. The professor was integral in aiding Dr. Abraham’s settlement of the area prior to the arrival of the new bypass road in the 1970s, and the two have remained close, offering each other support and advice throughout the years.

The Abrahams are also grateful to Babu, Johny and Basheer, who have supported them with their travels outside of their home. They are also thankful for the sincere support provided by Jos and Sobhana over many years from the 1960s to the 1990s in raising their children and taking care of their parents.

Sabu Jacob of Missions India Evangelistic Ministry and his family have a special place in Abraham’s mind. Missions India is a homegrown Christian group that serves two purposes: reviving the church and aiding the less fortunate in India. Since its founding in 1989, the organization has grown to include 560 missionaries in 17 states, working in 189 mission stations (Website http://www.missionsindia.org/).

Since 1990, Sabu Jacob has been part of Missions India. His work includes house visits, prayers, personal evangelism, and conventions. In 2007, they moved as a family to Thrissur, and shortly afterwards they were introduced to Abraham and his family. Sabu mentioned to the author that they highly value the love, support and prayers of Abraham. Abraham wants to thank Sabu Jacob and their family for their care and prayers.

Abraham wishes to highlight the professional and charitable work of his nephew Dr. Alexander Thomas and his wife Dr. Glory Alexander with pride. Both of them are highly accomplished medical doctors who have received multiple awards at the Karnataka State and Indian National levels for their work for the ASHA Foundation (Action, Service, Hope for Aids, https://ashaf.org/) and AHPI (Association of Healthcare Providers (India) https://www.ahpi.in/) that they founded.

Abraham’s exemplary career and lifetime achievements have been recognized several times by the Kerala Agricultural University. The Senior Scientists’ Association (SSA) of the University belatedly felicitated him on 20 December 2022 for Shatabhishekam (Sahasra Purna Chandrodaya or Sahasra Chandra Darshan) which is the celebration of a person’s 1000th full moon during his or her life as a special occasion. This milestone is reached before the 81st birthday of a person’s life; however, it is traditionally celebrated on the 84th birthday considering one thousand calendar months. He thanks the University SSA team that visited his home and presented him with the Shatabhishekam plaque and took the pictures, a few of which are included in this post.

Abraham considers it a blessing that he has the love and support of the families of his two sons Alex and Abi Abraham. Abraham has had very loving relations with Alex’s brothers-in-law, Bobby, Soman, and their families. He would also like to mention Abi’s brother-in-law Francis and his family in Thrissur.

The Abrahams are deeply appreciative of all their family members, friends, supporters, and well-wishers, and wish them all the best.

Chathoth Extended Family Tree

These are now available for private circulation to family members.

Cousins are typically divided into “removed” categories. This indicates the number of generations separating the cousins. Cousins who are in the same generation are called “first cousins,” while cousins who are separated by one generation are called “once removed.” Cousins separated by two generations are “twice removed,” three generations are “three times removed,” and four generations are “four times removed.” This order of cousins is commonly understood as the number of generations between cousins.

After conducting research, the author created a cousin finder chart featuring six siblings: C.I. Chandy, C.I. Abraham, C.I. Mathew, C.I. Thomas, C.I. Aleyamamma, and C.I. George. A bar chart was also generated to provide a concise summary of the number of cousins per category.

About the Author

Alex Abraham, the eldest son of Dr. C. C. Abraham, began his career as an engineer at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1985. After 11 years at the Centre, he took on assignments in India, the Middle East, and Africa for the next 14 years. In 2010, he and his family made Canada their home.

He oversees the chathothvallamkulamfamily.com website. If there are any errors, omissions or any comments about the post, you can reach out to him using the form on the page ‘Contact’.

Israel Visit Amid Stife and Celebrations

I recently returned from a tour of Israel with a Canadian group. The tour took place from the 11th to the 19th of May 2023, and although it was just over a week, there were several momentous events that occurred during our visit.

We arrived shortly after Israel’s 75th anniversary celebrations, which were held according to the complicated Jewish calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, these celebrations coincided with our time there on May 14th. On the day we departed, May 19th, Jerusalem Day celebrations were taking place.

Within a day of our arrival, we also witnessed the ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad. This ceasefire brought an end to a recent escalation, during which a targeted Israeli missile attack was followed by over 1000 rockets being fired into Israel. It was unsettling to experience this, particularly as some rockets were launched on the very day we landed.

Despite these events, we were fortunate to visit many of the historically significant sites mentioned in the Bible, as well as explore excavated ruins and visit the Holocaust Museum. The experience sparked a great deal of curiosity in us regarding the traditional historical understanding of the events that have transpired in Jerusalem over the past four thousand years.

A brief note on the disputed site of the Temple Mount

Current state of vitriol at the UN

Abbas claimed at the UN event in honor of “Nakba Day,” marking the “catastrophe” of Israel’s establishment, that Israel “dug under al-Aqsa… they dug everywhere, and they could not find anything. The ownership of al-Buraq Wall [the Western Wall] and al-Haram al-Sharif [the Temple Mount] belongs exclusively and only to the Islamic Wakf alone,” he added. Netanyahu responded by saying that “Abbas said days ago at the UN that the Jewish people has no connection to the Temple Mount and that east Jerusalem is part of the Palestinian Authority,” Netanyahu said. “Well, it should be brought to his attention that we are holding a special cabinet meeting in honor of Jerusalem at the foot of the Temple Mount, on which King Solomon built the First Temple of the Jewish people, and again, it should be brought to Abbas’s attention, the heart of the historical state of Israel, the City of David, was here 3,000 years ago”

Al Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and why they are so important?

The Al-Aqsa Mosque is located at the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City on a hill known to Jews as Har ha-Bayit, or Temple Mount, and to Muslims internationally as al-Haram al-Sharif, or The Noble Sanctuary. Muslims regard the site as the third holiest in Islam, after Mecca and Medina. Al-Aqsa is the name given to the whole compound and is home to two Muslim holy places: the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, also known as the Qibli Mosque, which was built in the 8th century ADThe compound overlooks the Western Wall, a sacred place of prayer for Jews, for whom the Temple Mount is their most sacred site.

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The Dome of the Rock is a shrine in Jerusalem that features a rock at its center, known as the Foundation Stone or the pierced stone. This rock is the peak of Mount Moriah, which is sacred in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The Dome of the Rock is one of the holiest sites in these religions, and a symbol of unity and diversity for Muslims. To Muslims, the site is also the place of Muhammad’s miraculous ascension to heavenThe structure is situated on a flat elevated plaza known to Muslims as al-Ḥaram al-Sharīf (“The Noble Sanctuary”) and to Jews as the Temple Mount.

Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah is a mountain mentioned in the Hebrew Bible where Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac. It is also the location where the Binding of Isaac took placeMount Moriah is located in the old part of Jerusalem and is considered sacred to Jews, Christians, and MuslimsIt is the location of the Jewish temple mount, the Dome of the Rock, and Al-Aqsa mosqueAccording to tradition, Mount Moriah is where Solomon built the first Jewish temple.

The Western Wailing Wall

The Western Wall is also known as the Wailing Wall or the Kotel. It is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount and is a place of prayer and pilgrimage for Jews. The wall is believed to be a remnant of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Jews pray at the Western Wall because it is the closest they can get to the site of the Holy of Holies, which was located in the Temple. The wall is also a symbol of Jewish national identity and has been a site of Jewish pilgrimage for centuries.

Ukraine – Russia Conflict: An Independent Observer’s Peace Plan

The ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been a source of tension and instability in the region for several years. Various peace proposals have been put forth by different parties, including Ukraine, China, Russia, and even private individuals like Elon Musk. In this essay, we will examine these proposals and identify their commonalities and differences. Finally, we will offer our perspective on a potential solution to this conflict.

Ukraine’s proposal

  • Radiation and nuclear safety, focusing on restoring safety around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine, which is now-Russian occupied.
  • A ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
  • An “all for all” prisoner swap.
  • A commitment to not use force against each other.
  • A commitment to respect each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
  • A commitment to not interfere in each other’s internal affairs.
  • A commitment to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • A commitment to restore economic ties between Ukraine and Russia.
  • A commitment to restore cultural ties between Ukraine and Russia.
  • A commitment to restore transport links between Ukraine and Russia.

Chinese proposal

  • A ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia.
  • A return to dialogue with the aim of ending the conflict through diplomacy.
  • The sovereignty of all countries is respected.
  • Abandoning the Cold War mentality.
  • Ceasing hostilities.
  • Resuming peace talks.
  • Resolving the humanitarian crisis.
  • Protecting civilians and prisoners of war (PoWs).
  • Restoring economic ties between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Restoring cultural ties between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Restoring transport links between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Protecting nuclear safety.

Elon Musk’s proposal

  • Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision.
  • Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
  • Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
  • Water supply to Crimea assured.
  • Ukraine remains neutral.

Ukraine’s proposal focuses on radiation and nuclear safety around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is now under Russian control. They also call for a ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, an “all for all” prisoner swap, and a commitment to respect each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, among other things. China’s proposal includes a ceasefire, a return to dialogue, respecting the sovereignty of all countries, protecting civilians and prisoners of war, and restoring economic, cultural, and transport ties between Ukraine and Russia. Elon Musk’s proposal involves redoing the elections in the annexed regions under UN supervision, with Russia leaving if the will of the people demands it. Crimea would be formally part of Russia, but under international supervision for the safety of all Europe in the Black Sea, and Ukraine would remain neutral.

Despite their differences, all of these proposals share some commonalities. They call for a ceasefire, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, and restoration of economic, cultural, and transport ties. All parties involved recognize the importance of ensuring the safety of civilians and protecting human rights and freedoms.

However, there are also significant differences among these proposals. For example, Ukraine calls for a withdrawal of Russian troops from their territory, while China’s proposal focuses on dialogue and respecting sovereignty. Elon Musk’s proposal accepts Crimea’s annexation by Russia but calls for international supervision of the region.

An Independent Observer’s Peace Plan

As an observer of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, I believe that the best way to bring about a peaceful resolution is through a combination of proposals put forth by Ukraine, China, and Russia. However, there are some critical elements missing from these proposals: the cost of rebuilding Ukraine and easing of international sanctions on Russia.

It is my belief that Russia should bear the cost of rebuilding Ukraine over a period of five years. In exchange for this investment, I propose that all international sanctions against Russia be lifted in a progressive manner over the same five-year period. This would provide a significant incentive for Russia to make a genuine effort towards rebuilding Ukraine, and it would also serve as a tangible demonstration of Russia’s commitment to peace in the region.

In terms of specific proposals, I believe that the Minsk agreements should be revisited, and two republics – Donetsk and Luhansk – should be agreed upon. Furthermore, I believe that Crimea should remain under Russian control, but under international supervision to ensure the safety of all countries in the Black Sea region. Additionally, I support Ukraine’s accession to both the EU and NATO, as this would provide a more secure future for the country and help to prevent any future conflicts with Russia.

In conclusion, a combination of proposals put forth by Ukraine, China, and Russia, along with my own proposal regarding the cost of rebuilding Ukraine, could bring about a peaceful resolution to the Ukraine-Russia conflict. It is my hope that all parties involved can come together and work towards a brighter future for the region, free from conflict and animosity.

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Easter Message

Easter is a time of renewal and hope for Christians around the world. It marks the victory of life over death, of grace over sin, and of communion over desolation. As Pope Francis reminds us, Easter is a “passage” that we must all make, a journey from darkness to light, from fear to confidence, from war to peace. This journey is not an easy one, and it requires faith, courage, and solidarity.

One of the key messages of Easter is the power of prayer. During Holy Week, the Pope calls on us to pray more intensely for the war-torn people of Ukraine, and for all those who suffer from conflict and violence around the world. He reminds us that non-violence is the path to progress and that we must work towards a more widespread culture of peace. This message is echoed by the Dalai Lama, who emphasizes the importance of inner values in promoting harmony and happiness.

The Pope also reminds us of the need for solidarity with those who are suffering from natural disasters and other tragedies. He calls on us to pray for the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, as well as the tornado in Mississippi. These events remind us of the fragility of life and the importance of compassion and support for those who are affected by adversity.

At the heart of Easter is the belief in the sacredness of every human person. The Pope reminds us that every individual is inviolable and that we must work towards a society that respects the dignity of every person, no matter their condition. This message is particularly important in a world where discrimination, inequality, and violence are still all too prevalent.

The author also wishes to add a couple of messages from the Dalai Lama. He reminds us that the source of a happy life is within us. He emphasizes the importance of inner values, such as compassion, kindness, and empathy, in promoting harmony and well-being. He reminds us that education alone is not enough to combat the troubles in the world, but that we must also pay attention to our inner selves and cultivate the qualities that make us truly human.

Easter reminds us of the power of faith, prayer, and solidarity in promoting peace and well-being in the world. As we celebrate this season of renewal, let us remember the importance of respecting the dignity of every person, of promoting non-violence and inner values, and of standing in solidarity with those who suffer from adversity. Only by working together can we create a world that is more just, more peaceful, and more humane.

The Four Buddhist ‘Noble Truths’ About Suffering and the Biblical Concordances

Let us examine the four ‘noble truths’ about suffering in Buddhism. These are the core teachings of the Buddha that explain the nature of suffering and the way to liberation.  

I did some research with the bible passages attributed to Jesus and found some commonly known verses that fit well into the categories of the Buddhist analysis of suffering. The bolded words show the main theme of the Buddhist ‘noble truth’ and the Bible verses below show the Biblical concordances.  

First Noble Truth  

The first noble truth is that life is suffering. This means that we experience pain, dissatisfaction, and imperfection in our existence. We suffer because we are attached to things that are impermanent and changeable. 

John 16:33. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. 
1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 

Second Noble Truth 

The second noble truth is that the cause of suffering is craving. This means that we desire things that we do not have, or we cling to things that we have. We crave sensual pleasures, material possessions, fame, power, and even our own existence. 

Matthew 6:33. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
1 Peter 5:7. Cast all your anxiety on Jesus because he cares for you”

Third Noble Truth 

The third noble truth is that the end of suffering is possible. This means that we can overcome our craving and attachment by realizing the true nature of reality. We can attain a state of peace and happiness that is free from suffering. 

1 Corinthians 10:31. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 

Fourth Noble Truth 

The fourth noble truth is that the path to the end of suffering is the noble eightfold path. This means that we can follow a set of ethical and spiritual practices that lead us to wisdom and compassion. The eightfold path consists of the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. 

Mark 12:30. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 

Matthew 22:39. Love your neighbor as yourself. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16. Rejoice always. Philippians 4:4. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 

1 Thessalonians 5:17. Pray without ceasing. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

The Author’s Perspective

Both the Buddhist noble truths and the biblical verses provide guidance on how to deal with suffering, but they differ in their approach. The Buddhist teachings focus on understanding the nature of suffering and the path towards liberation from suffering with intentional actions. The biblical verses encourage believers to trust in God and find comfort in His promises.

The author prefers the Christian way because it encompasses a universalism and humility that appeals to him. The Christian way encourages believers to rely on God and find comfort in His love, which can be a source of strength and hope in times of suffering. Additionally, the idea of universalism (love your neighbor) and humility (Give thanks in all circumstances) are very attractive, as it emphasizes the importance of compassion, forgiveness, and service to others.

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Is It Necessary To Struggle Against The Temptations Of The Flesh And The World? If It Is, How Can We Do So Effectively?

The Challenge of ‘Living No Lies’

Today, I would like to share some insights from a book and discuss the fundamental questions about living righteously: Is it necessary to struggle against the temptations of the flesh and the world? If it is, how can we do so effectively?

The book is called “Live No Lies” by John Mark Comer, and it’s about how to overcome the three main sources of deception and temptation in our lives: the world, the flesh and the devil.

According to the book, the world is the system of values and beliefs that is opposed to God and his kingdom. It’s the culture that tells us what is normal, acceptable and desirable, but often contradicts God’s truth and design. The flesh is our fallen nature, our sinful desires and impulses that lead us away from God and his will. The devil is the enemy of God and his people, the father of lies who seeks to deceive, accuse and destroy us. These three enemies are constantly at work in our lives, trying to lure us into a false reality that is contrary to God’s reality. They want us to live in bondage, fear and misery, instead of freedom, love and joy. They want us to miss out on God’s best for us, and settle for less than what he has planned for us.

So How Do We Overcome These ‘Enemies’?

How do we live in the truth and resist lies? How do we align our lives with God’s reality and purpose? Well, the book offers many tips and strategies, but I want to focus on a couple of passages of Scripture that summarize it very well. The first one is from 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24:

“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, to warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

The Apostle Paul provides in Romans 12:9-21 a list of practical instructions for how to live a virtuous life. This list includes things like loving others, blessing those who persecute you, and overcoming evil with good. These instructions suggest that living a virtuous life requires self-control and discipline in order to act in accordance with God’s will, even in difficult circumstances.

Possible With Practice For Humans:

I examined the problem and the recommendations with a critical eye. I was tempted to classify them into possible and impossible, based on their feasibility and effectiveness. Here is the list of recommended actions that are in the category of possible. But I was able to rate myself only a dismal 10% on these recommendations! But it is not a reason to despair if we view them as worthy goals to be sought and not the end results to be accomplished at some point.

RecommendationCurrent Personal Level
Acknowledge those who work hard among you10%
Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work10%
Live in peace with each other10%
Encourage the disheartened10%
Be patient with everyone10%
Give thanks in all circumstances10%
Hold on to what is good10%
Warn those who are idle and disruptive10%
Help the weak10%
Rejoice always10%
Pray continually10%
Recommendations of 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 – Possible but challenging

Desirable But Impossible For Humans:

In Thessalonians 5:19, “Do not quench the Spirit” means that we should not suppress or stifle the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. To quench the Spirit is to despise the supernatural work of the Spirit and treat it with contempt. It is to live with our own preferences rather than believing and living God’s precepts. It also means that we should not believe false things and abstain from evil. I have decided to put these under the category of desirable, but impossible.

  • Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong
  • Do not quench the Spirit

What Is A Practical Good Way? An Exploration With Insights From Christianity, Buddhism And Stoicism

The question of whether one should struggle against the temptations of the flesh and the world has been a matter of debate for centuries. While some argue that indulging in worldly pleasures is natural and necessary for human happiness, others maintain that it is important to resist these temptations in order to live a virtuous life.

Everything is Possible, But Everything Is Not Good

The biblical idea that everything is possible but not everything is good comes from 1 Corinthians 10:23, where Paul says, “All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up.” This passage suggests that there may be many things that we are technically able to do, but not all of them are good for us or for others.

In other words, just because something is possible or allowed, it does not mean that it is necessarily beneficial or constructive. As human beings, we have the freedom to make choices and to act in various ways, but we also have a responsibility to consider the consequences of our actions and to act in ways that promote the greater good.

The idea that everything is possible but not everything is good reflects the biblical emphasis on moral discernment and wisdom. Rather than simply following rules or laws, believers are called to exercise discernment and wisdom in their decision-making, taking into account the broader context and the potential impact of their actions on themselves and others.

Overall, the idea that everything is possible but not everything is good encourages believers to think critically and carefully about their actions, and to act in ways that promote the greater good rather than just their own self-interest.

Biblical Perspective – Self-control And Discipline Are Not Solely A Matter Of Human Effort, But Are Also Supported By The Power And Guidance Of The Holy Spirit

From a biblical perspective, the Bible teaches that humans are sinful and prone to temptation. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 7:18-19, “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.” Thus, the Bible teaches that the flesh is weak and that humans should strive to resist temptation.

Galatians 5:24, it says, “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” In Matthew 5:29-30, Jesus says, “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.” In Romans 8:5-8, Paul contrasts the mindset of the flesh with the mindset of the Spirit. He argues that the mindset of the flesh is hostile to God and cannot please God, while the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. In Romans 8:17-18, Paul speaks about suffering in the context of being co-heirs with Christ. He argues that believers share in Christ’s sufferings in order to share in his glory. In Romans 12:1-2, Paul urges believers to present their bodies as a living sacrifice, to not conform to the world, and to renew their minds. In Romans 13:11-14, Paul urges believers to put on the armor of light and to cast off the works of darkness. In Romans 14, Paul also addresses the issue of self-control in the context of disputes between believers.

These verses suggest a strong emphasis on self-discipline and self-control in order to resist temptation and avoid sin.

In Romans 8:26-27, Paul also speaks about the role of the Spirit in helping believers in their weakness. He argues that the Spirit intercedes for believers with groanings too deep for words, and that the Spirit helps believers to pray and to align their desires with God’s will. This passage suggests that self-control and discipline are not solely a matter of human effort, but are also supported by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On the other hand, the worldly view tends to promote the pursuit of pleasure, success, and material possessions as the key to a fulfilling life. This view emphasizes the importance of satisfying one’s desires and achieving personal goals, often at the expense of others.

Buddhist Perspective

Buddhism is a non-theistic religion that originated in India in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE1. It was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) who lived in India from roughly 563 BCE to 480 BCE. Today, Buddhism is practiced in many countries around the world including China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, although with variations of the original ideas.

In Buddhism, the concept of “resisting” temptations is approached differently than in Christianity. Rather than seeing temptation as a battle to be won or lost, Buddhism teaches the practice of mindfulness and awareness as a means of understanding the nature of cravings and desires, and ultimately letting them go.

According to Buddhist teachings, suffering arises from attachment and clinging to things that are impermanent. Therefore, the practice of Buddhism involves cultivating a mindset of non-attachment and non-grasping, which means not clinging to things that cause suffering, including worldly desires and pleasures.

Instead of resisting temptations, Buddhist teachings encourage individuals to understand the nature of their desires, and to develop awareness and self-control in order to not be ruled by them. This is achieved through the practice of meditation, which helps to cultivate mindfulness and awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings, as well as through the cultivation of positive qualities such as compassion, generosity, and kindness.

Stoic Perspective

Stoicism was a popular school of philosophy for around 500 years during its prime in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire1. The first of the Stoics began teaching in Athens in the 3rd Century BCE, spearheaded by Zeno of Citium. Some of Rome’s greatest philosophers such as Seneca, Epictetus, and Emperor Marcus Aurelius all called themselves Stoics.

The philosophy of the Stoics was founded in ancient Greece and was influential throughout the Roman Empire. The Stoics believed in living in accordance with nature and developing personal virtue, which they believed would lead to a life of inner peace and fulfillment.

In terms of approaching the dilemma of resisting temptation, the Stoics emphasized the importance of developing self-control and discipline. They believed that individuals should strive to live in harmony with the natural order of things and should not be ruled by their passions or desires.

The Stoics viewed temptation as a natural part of human experience, but one that could be overcome through the cultivation of reason and self-control. They believed that individuals should focus on developing their inner virtues, such as wisdom, courage, and justice, rather than on external desires or pleasures.

According to Stoic philosophy, individuals should strive to live in accordance with their own nature, which means not being swayed by external circumstances or desires. They believed that by cultivating a sense of inner tranquility and developing the ability to endure hardships, individuals could live a life of inner peace and fulfillment.

How Does Stoicism Compare With Buddhism In The Ideas About Resisting Temptation?

While Stoicism and Buddhism share some similarities in their approach to resisting temptation, there are also some key differences.

Both Stoicism and Buddhism emphasize the importance of cultivating inner virtues and developing self-control as a means of resisting temptation. The Stoics believed that individuals should focus on developing their inner virtues, such as wisdom, courage, and justice, in order to resist the temptation of external desires or pleasures. Similarly, in Buddhism, the cultivation of mindfulness and awareness is seen as a means of understanding the nature of desires and ultimately letting them go.

However, the two philosophies differ in their approach to the nature of desire and attachment. Stoicism views desire and attachment as natural and necessary parts of human experience, but believes that individuals should not be ruled by them. Buddhism, on the other hand, views desire and attachment as the root cause of suffering, and teaches the practice of non-attachment and non-grasping in order to overcome suffering.

Additionally, Stoicism places a greater emphasis on personal responsibility and the idea of “virtue ethics”, which means that individuals should focus on developing their own character and moral excellence. Buddhism, on the other hand, places a greater emphasis on the idea of interdependence and the interconnectedness of all beings, and emphasizes compassion and altruism as a means of overcoming suffering.

In summary, while both Stoicism and Buddhism share some similarities in their approach to resisting temptation, they differ in their understanding of the nature of desire and attachment, and their emphasis on personal responsibility and interdependence.

How Does Stoicism Compare With Christianity In The Ideas About Resisting Temptation and Shaping One’s Destiny?

The hypothesis that Jesus and Paul were practitioners of stoicism has been a topic of debate among scholars for many years. While there is some evidence to suggest that they were influenced by stoic philosophy, there is also evidence to suggest that their teachings differed significantly from stoic principles.

One of the key arguments in favor of the hypothesis is the similarity between some of Jesus’ teachings and stoic ideas. For example, both Jesus and the stoics emphasized the importance of living a virtuous life, and both stressed the need to focus on one’s inner life rather than on external circumstances. Additionally, some of Paul’s letters contain passages that appear to reflect stoic ideas, such as the concept of living in accordance with nature.

However, there are also significant differences between Jesus and Paul’s teachings and stoic philosophy. For example, stoicism taught that reason and logic were the keys to achieving inner peace and tranquility, while Jesus and Paul emphasized the importance of faith and trust in God. Additionally, stoicism focused on the idea that the universe was deterministic, while Jesus and Paul taught that individuals had the ability to make choices and shape their own destiny.

Mindfulness and Self Control are the Keys, Resonating in Biblical, Stoic, and Buddhist World Views, But Bible Also Offers Something More…

Ultimately, the decision to resist temptation is a personal one that depends on one’s values and beliefs. However, by finding a balance between indulgence and restraint, individuals can strive to live a virtuous and fulfilling life.

In practical terms, it is important to find a balance between these two perspectives. While it is important to enjoy the pleasures of life, it is equally important to exercise self-control and discipline. One can strive to find enjoyment in healthy, fulfilling activities while avoiding excessive indulgence. This requires self-awareness, setting boundaries, and making conscious choices.

According to the Bible, the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These attributes are inspired by the Holy Spirit living within Christians. In Galatians 5:22-23, self-control is listed as one of the fruits of the spirit, and in 2 Timothy 1:7, it is said that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Some of the practical steps for achieving a balance are the following:

  1. Developing self-awareness: By understanding one’s own triggers and vulnerabilities, individuals can better anticipate and avoid situations that might lead to temptation.
  2. Practicing self-control: By developing discipline and willpower, individuals can resist the urge to indulge in temptations and maintain their commitment to their values and goals.
  3. Cultivating mindfulness: By practicing mindfulness meditation, individuals can develop greater awareness of their thoughts and feelings, which can help them recognize and resist temptations as they arise.
  4. Seeking support: By enlisting the help of friends, family members, or support groups, individuals can receive encouragement and accountability to stay true to their commitments.
  5. Overcoming Weaknesses through Spirit-led Intercession (Bible believers)
    • In Romans 8:26-27, Paul speaks about the role of the Holy Spirit in helping believers overcome their weaknesses and exercise self-control. Practitioners can apply this teaching by engaging in spirit-led intercession, which involves praying in the Spirit and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide their prayers.
    • To start, practitioners can seek a quiet place where they can focus on God’s presence and invite the Holy Spirit to lead their prayers. They can start with worship and praise, focusing on the greatness and goodness of God. As they begin to pray, they can invite the Holy Spirit to guide their thoughts and words, allowing Him to intercede on their behalf with groanings too deep for words.
    • Charismatic prayer can also be helpful in this process. Practitioners can pray in tongues or engage in other forms of spontaneous prayer, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide their words and thoughts. This type of prayer can help practitioners to align their desires with God’s will and to gain greater self-control over their thoughts and actions.
    • Through spirit-led intercession, practitioners can overcome their weaknesses and exercise greater self-control. By relying on the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, they can align their desires with God’s will and overcome the temptations of the flesh.
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Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi

Many cities require a geographic genius to identify them from just one photo, but exceptions like Paris, famously known for its Eiffel Tower, exist. Kochi, Kerala is not as renowned as Paris, yet this iconic and rustic image is recognizable to millions of people living there.

Chinese fishing nets, also known as Cheenavala, are a type of fishing net that are found in Kochi, Kerala. They are an iconic symbol of the city, and have been used for centuries by the local fishermen. The Chinese fishing nets were first introduced to Kochi by traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan in the 13th century. 

They are also known by another name, ‘stake-held lift nets’, as they are operated using several poles. The nets are fixed to the ground, and are then lifted and lowered in the water by the fishermen. The nets are still in use today, and are still a major source of income for the fishermen in Kochi. The nets are typically used in the shallow waters of the backwaters of Kochi, and in the lagoons, although they can also be used in deeper waters. 

The Chinese fishing nets require a lot of skill and expertise to operate, and the fishermen of Kochi have spent generations perfecting their techniques. They are an important part of the local culture, and a symbol of the city’s rich maritime history.

Punching Fist of Democracy

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been ongoing, and it has been difficult for Ukraine to match the military might of the Russians. But now, Germany and the United States have stepped in and offered to help Ukraine in their fight against Russia with the Abrams and Leopard main battle tanks.


The recent delivery of the Abrahams main battle tank to Ukraine has created a wave of excitement, as the country looks to build up its military defense capabilities. The Abrahams main battle tank is considered one of the most advanced battle tanks in the world, and its arrival in Ukraine has the potential to significantly change the dynamics of the war between Ukraine and Russia.

The Abrahams main battle tank is a formidable war machine, boasting a range of impressive features. It is equipped with a powerful 120mm smoothbore gun, a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, and an anti-aircraft machine gun. It also comes equipped with an advanced fire control system, a laser rangefinder, an advanced thermal imaging system, and an active protection system. This advanced system allows the tank to detect incoming fire and take evasive action to protect its crew.

The tank also has superior mobility, thanks to its 1,500 hp diesel engine and four-wheel drive system. This allows the tank to traverse a wide range of terrain, while its powerful suspension system ensures a smooth ride.

The Abrahams main battle tank also has superior armor protection. It is fitted with advanced composite armor, which is capable of withstanding incoming fire from high-powered weapons. This armor can also be further enhanced with additional reactive armor modules, giving the tank extra protection against anti-tank missiles.


The Leopard main battle tank is an advanced piece of German engineering and technology, and it is one of the most powerful weapons on the battlefield. It has a powerful 120mm smoothbore gun that can fire a variety of rounds, including anti-tank and anti-personnel rounds. It is also fitted with a state-of-the-art computerized fire-control system, allowing it to accurately engage targets at long range. The Leopard is also equipped with a laser rangefinder, infrared and thermal imaging systems, and an advanced navigation system, making it one of the most technologically advanced tanks in the world.

The Leopard main battle tank is also incredibly tough, with an armor system made up of hard steel composite and ceramic armor plates, giving it excellent protection against both kinetic and chemical energy attacks. It is also equipped with a powerful engine and advanced suspension system, allowing it to move quickly and maneuver effectively across terrain.

The Leopard main battle tank is an incredibly powerful weapon, and its presence in Ukraine will be a major game-changer. It will give the Ukrainian military an incredibly potent weapon in its fight against the Russians, allowing them to take on the Russians’ powerful armored divisions. The Leopard is a powerful symbol for the Ukrainian people, and its presence will give the Ukrainian people hope and confidence in their fight against the Russians.

Fist of Democracy

The Abrams and Leopard main battle tanks are symbols of hope and freedom to the Ukrainian children and adults from the daily threat of death and destruction for no fault of their

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Martin Luther King (MLK) Day January 16 – How MKL contrasts with Black Lives Matter, Malcolm X and Kanye West

Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X were two of the most influential civil rights activists in the United States during the 20th century. They both advocated for the rights of Black Americans and fought for racial equality, but their approaches to achieving these goals were quite different.

Martin Luther King Jr was an advocate of non-violent protest, believing that civil disobedience and peaceful demonstrations were the best way to bring about change. He believed that love, and not hatred, was the best way to combat racism. He advocated for peaceful marches, sit-ins, boycotts, and other forms of civil disobedience as a way to bring about equality for Black Americans.

In contrast, Malcolm X was a proponent of a more militant approach to the civil rights movement. He believed that peaceful protest was ineffective and advocated for the use of violence, if necessary, to achieve racial justice. He was a vocal critic of white America and believed that Black Americans should take control of their own destiny. He advocated for Black nationalism and separatism, believing that Black Americans should have their own autonomous nation and that they should not rely on white America for change.

Both Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X had a great influence on the civil rights movement in the United States. Their contrasting views on the best way to achieve racial justice demonstrate the complexity of the civil rights struggle, as well as the vast range of perspectives and approaches that were taken in order to bring about change.

Kanye West (called Ye) is one of the most influential hip hop artists of the 21st century. His lyrics often touch on political topics such as racism, social justice, and economic inequality. While his views may not be traditional, they are certainly powerful.

West has often been outspoken in his support of African American rights, and his admiration of the civil rights leader Malcolm X is no secret.

West has been vocal about his views on the criminal justice system, pointing out the disparities in sentencing between white and black offenders. He has denounced the “school to prison pipeline” and the over-incarceration of African Americans. In his song “Blood on the Leaves”, West raps about how the judicial system has failed black Americans, and how the legacy of slavery and racism is still present in today’s society.

West has also been vocal in his support of the Black Lives Matter movement. He has performed at several rallies and protests, and has used his platform to spread awareness of the movement’s goals. West has also been a strong advocate for police reform, calling for better training and more accountability for law enforcement officers.

West’s admiration for Malcolm X is clear in his music. He often references the civil rights leader in his lyrics, citing him as an inspiration. West has also spoken out about the racism that Malcolm X experienced and how it is still present today. He believes that the civil rights leader’s message of self-empowerment is still relevant in today’s political climate.

However, Ye did not denounce the police brutality and killing of George Floyd but denounced the subsequent protests. George Floyd. He was also seen wearing White Lives Matter T shirt. This makes Ye’s political alignment hard to follow in the author’s opinion. The author supports Martin Luther King and his ideals on this upcoming MLK day.

Happy New Year 2023

As we enter the year 2023, it is important for everyone to remember that life does not end with retirement from a job.

In this New Year, let us all take a page from Dr. Alexander Thomas and his incredible contributions to the medical profession in India. He has inspired us to not sit comfortably and to strive for more productivity and purpose for the remainder of our lives.

While it may be tempting to slow down and take it easy, we should remember the words of the book, “Are You Sitting Comfortably?” by Merlin Carothers. https://foundationofpraise.org/merlin-carothers-biography/He reminds us that there is no retirement in the kingdom of God and encourages us to strive to be all that we can be until our dying day.

Merlin Carothers is a famous author in the Christian community. He has written 17 books and sold over 19 million copies in 59 languages. He’s even had three books on the top ten bestseller list! His idea to praise God for everything that happens has made miraculous things happen. The Bible says that God can turn anything into something good if you love Him (Romans 8:28). Merlin served in the U.S. Army and was a lieutenant colonel. He was in the 82nd Airborne and was a demolition expert. He also guarded Dwight D. Eisenhower and was a chaplain. He even did 90 jumps as a parachutist! He also went to Marion College and Asbury Seminary and was a pastor.

Dr. Alexander Thomas was given the IMA Dr. M. G. Garg All-Time Achievement Award 2022 for his great work in the medical profession in India. He was presented the award by IMA President Dr. Sahajanand Prasad Singh and IMA Secretary-General Dr. Jayesh Lele at the 97th Annual National Conference of the Indian Medical Association on 27 December in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Thomas is an orthopedic surgeon and a leader in healthcare policy. He is the President of AHPI and advises the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions and the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations. He helped bring together two big organizations, AHPI and IMA, working together to solve problems like the Covid crisis and violence against healthcare workers. He was also the Director of Bangalore Baptist Hospital and worked with the Central and State governments to provide accessible and quality healthcare for all. For all his hard work, Dr. Thomas has been honoured by the UAE Government, ANBAI, CAHO, IMA, and the National Board of Examinations. https://medicircle.in/ima-alltime-achievement-award-for-indian-healthcare-leader

This New Year, let us all take Dr. Thomas’ lead and strive to be productive and purposeful. Let us use our skills and talents to make a difference in our community, country and world. Let us remember that we are never too old to make a difference.

Happy New Year 2023!