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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Some Events

#1 Freedom Jam 2005

#2 National Puzzle Championship
We are happy to inform you that the 2005 National Puzzle Championship will be held on Sunday 28 August 2005. You'll find more details about the NPC at NPC 2005 is back. Please forward it the people whose do you think are interested in puzzles.

Regards, Rajesh
Please note that this year prior qualification will be required as the number of participants will be strictly limited. Top scorers from previous championships qualify by default, while others can use the NPC Qualification Test on 20-21 August 2005 to secure their chance to participate in the NPC. Participants will have 30 hours to work on a set of puzzles. For more details about the qualification test, see

Note also that a new registration system is under development, which should open on 8 August 2005. However, you can already express your interest by recording your e-mail address using the form on the QID registration page ( This may not be the most appealing way to handle this, but our priority was to get the news out as soon as possible. We still hope you appreciate the efforts we put into assembling a competitive national team for the forthcoming World Puzzle Championship in Hungary (8-13 October). We would like to involve many more people in puzzling and we therefore organize a National Puzzle Week from Monday 29 August till Sunday 4 September 2005. We would like you to invite as many people as possible to participate. The NPW is not a competition as such, but more an opportunity for people to try different types of puzzles at various levels. The NPW offers seven challenges with accompanying tutorials to make sure that everyone can get started. The first challenge and tutorial is now available for download. For more information about NPW, see

Help to spread the news. If each of you forwards this message to one or more friends, we should be able to reach thousands of potential participants. The number of people who are dedicated enough to prepare for the NPC may be limited, but no one should have an excuse to not at least try to solve one of the NPW puzzles !

Kind regards, Team India

#3 Prasthutha: 2nd August, India's Emergence as a Global Power : It'sDrives and Consequences," a talk by Mr. S. Gurumurthy
Prasthutha - Relevant Thoughts for Responsible People, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Invites you for a lecture on "India's Emergence as a Global Power : It's Drives and Consequences" By Sri. S Gurumurthy (Columnist, The Indian Express)

Venue : Satish Dawan(CSIC) Auditorium Date : Tuesday, 2nd August 2005 Time : 4.00 p.m. (Please note the unususal timing) Tea : 3.45 p.m.

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After centuries of colonial rule and a faulty education system, that was continued even after independence, which left India high and dry in economy, values and self pride, the progress made by India towards becoming a global power after about 58 years of independence is not an ordinary one, especially keeping in mind that we had to cope up with a host of stumbling block immediately after independence. More recently, after the fall of Soviet Union and the decline of socialism, capitalism took over the world trade, aggressively pushing for globalisation^E

On another note, ever since Pokhran blasts were conducted, India has vastly improved its political status at the global level. This can be seen by the approach of various nations towards India in the recent past. Various experts are of the opinion that India is a major emerging economy.

In the present unipolar world, what policies should India adopt?
What are the forces that are driving India's rise: is it the human resources, technological advances^E or is it the strength of our civilization?
Is emergence as a global power all about economy?
How will our neighbors react to India emerging as a global power?
How will the other existing powers react?
Listen to Sri. S Gurumurthy to learn about the above questions and more at the Satish Dhawan Auditorium (CSIC) on 2nd August.

About the speaker:
Sri. S Gurumurthy is the founder and trustee of 'Center for Policy Studies', Chennai, India. He is also the all India co-convener of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch. Sri. Gurumurthy was an economic advisor to the last NDA government. A leading Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. S. Gurumurthy is a consultant to several top business groups in India. He has been the chief advisor to Mr. Ramnath Goenka, founder of Indian Express group. He is also widely acclaimed for investigative journalism; he was instrumental in the uncovering of the 'Bofors' scam.




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