Krishna and Radha Visited Us!


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Krishna and Radha (Photo: T. V. Antony Raj)
Krishna and Radha (Photo: T. V. Antony Raj)

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Krishna and Radha honoured us by visiting our home on this Gokulashtami day seeking our blessings!

Chanakya’s advice to Chitragupta!


Myself 

By T. V. Antony Raj

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Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja (Source: blog.buzzintown.com)
Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja (Source: blog.buzzintown.com)

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Every year, the married Hindu women in the southern states of India undertake the Varalakshmi Vratam. It is a pooja (a prayer ritual) to honour and worship goddess Varalakshmi, the granter of boons (Varam). Varalakshmi Vratam falls on the Second Friday or the Friday before Poornima (full moon day) in the month of Śravaṇā, also called Śawan in Hindi and Aadi in Tamil, corresponding to the Gregorian months of July–August.

Last Friday, my wife on invitation attended the Varalakshmi Vratam celebration at three houses of our Hindu neighbours.

This brings to my mind an apocryphal yarn about Chanakya and his advice to Chitragupta, the Hindu god who keeps complete records of actions of all human beings on earth and decides whether to send them to heaven or to hell after their mortal death.

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Chankaya (Source: religion.bhaskar.com)
Chanakya (Source: religion.bhaskar.com)

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Chanakya, traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnu Gupta was a teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor to Chandragupta, the first Mauryan emperor. He authored the Arthashastra, the ancient Indian political treatise.

In Hinduism, the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction cum transformation are personified as a triad of deities, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively.

Chitragupta and goddess Varalakshmi noticed that every woman in the course of the Vratam prayed to the goddess to grant her the boon of getting married to her present husband in the next seven incarnations.

Chitragupta also heard the men pray for a new wife in each and every future incarnation!

Chitragupta and goddess Varalakshmi were perturbed.

So, they approached the four-faced Brahma, the creator deity, for advice.

Brahma: “The wish of these women are laudable! So, what is the problem? “

Chitragupta: “Lord, every woman wants her present husband to be reborn and marry only her in her next seven incarnations, but all men want a new wife in each and every future incarnation!”

Brahma: “Yes. It is a real dilemma indeed!”

Chitragupta: “Lord, what are we to do?”

Brahma thought for a while and said: “Go to Earth and seek the advice of Chanakya, the wise man.”

Chitragupta and goddess Varalakshmi appeared before Chanakya. After relating the problem they asked the scholar for a solution.

Chanakya smiled at them and said: “This is not a problem at all. Tell those silly women that if they want their present husband to be theirs for the next seven incarnations then they will have to accept their current mother-in-law too to be theirs for the next seven incarnations!”

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Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016 – Schedule of Matches


Myself 

By T. V. Antony Raj

India Cements TNPL logo

 Chepauk Super Gillies 120x117  Dindigul Dragons 119x138  Karaikudi Kalai 120x119  Lyca Kovai Kings 120x120

Chepauk Super Gillies

Dindigul Dragons Karaikudi Kalai Lyca Kovai Kings
Madurai Super Giants 120x120 Ruby Kanchi Warriors 120x120 Tuti Patriots 119x86 VB Thiruvallur Veerans - Blue 120x120
Madurai Super Giants Ruby Kanchi Warriors Tuti Patriots

VB Thiruvallur Veerans

Tamil Nadu Premier League, 2016
Schedule of Matches

Match #

Date

Teams and Venue

Time

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Aug 24, 2016 Wednesday

Chepauk Super Gillies 60 Chepauk Super Gillies
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
2 Aug 25, 2016 Thursday VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60 VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Karaikudi Kalai 60
Karaikudi Kaalai
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
3 Aug 26, 2016
Friday
Lyca Kovai Kings 60 Lyca Kovai Kings
Vs.
Ruby Kanchi Warriors 60
Ruby Kanchi Warriors
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

4 Aug 27, 2016
Saturday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Madurai Super Giants 60
Madurai Super Giants
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT
5 Aug 28, 2016
Sunday
Chepauk Super Gillies 60 Chepauk Super Gillies
Vs..
Karaikudi Kalai 60
Karaikudi Kaala
NPR College Ground, Dindigul

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

6 Aug 29, 2016
Monday
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60 VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
7 Aug 30, 2016
Tuesday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Ruby Kanchi Warriors 60
Ruby Kanchi Warriors
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

8 Aug 31, 2016
Wednesday
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60
 TUTI Patriots
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

9 Sep 01, 2016
Thursday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60
VB Thiruvallur Veerans
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

10 Sep 02, 2016
Friday
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
Vs.
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
11 Sep 03, 2016
Saturday
Karaikudi Kalai 60Karaikudi Kaalai
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

12 Sep 03, 2016
Saturday
Ruby Kanchi Warriors 60 Ruby Kanchi Warriors
Vs.
Chepauk Super Gillies 60Chepauk Super Gillies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
13 Sep 04, 2016
Sunday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
14 Sep 05, 2016
Monday
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Dindigul Dragons 60Ruby Kanchi Warriors
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

15 Sep 05, 2016
Monday
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
Vs.
Chepauk Super Gillies 60Chepauk Super Gillies
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

16 Sep 06, 2016
Tuesday
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
Vs.
Karaikudi Kalai 60Karaikudi Kaalai
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
17 Sep 07, 2016
Wednesday
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
NPR College Ground, Dindigul

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

18 Sep 08, 2016
Thursday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Chepauk Super Gillies 60Chepauk Super Gillies
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
19 Sep 09, 2016
Friday
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
Vs.
Dindigul Dragons 60Ruby Kanchi Warriors
NPR College Ground, Dindigul

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

20 Sep 09, 2016
Friday
Karaikudi Kalai 60Karaikudi Kaalai
Vs.
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
21 Sep 10, 2016
Saturday
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
Vs.
Chepauk Super Gillies 60Chepauk Super Gillies
NPR College Ground, Dindigul

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

22 Sep 10, 2016
Saturday
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
23 Sep 11, 2016
Sunday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Karaikudi Kalai 60Karaikudi Kaalai
NPR College Ground, Dindigul

2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT

24 Sep 11, 2016
Sunday
Dindigul Dragons 60Ruby Kanchi Warriors
Vs.
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT
25 Sep 12, 2016
Monday
VB Thiruvallur Veerans 60VB Thiruvallur Veerans
Vs.
Chepauk Super Gillies 60Chepauk Super Gillies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

26 Sep 13, 2016
Tuesday
Dindigul Dragons 60Dindigul Dragons
Vs.
Lyca Kovai Kings 60Lyca Kovai Kings
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli
2:30 PM IST
09:00 AM GMT
27 Sep 13, 2016
Tuesday
Tuti Patriots 60TUTI Patriots
Vs.
Madurai Super Giants 60Madurai Super Giants
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

28

Sep 14, 2016
Wednesday
Karaikudi Kalai 60Karaikudi Kaalai
Vs.
Ruby Kanchi Warriors 60Ruby Kanchi Warriors
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

29

Sep 16, 2016
Friday
1st Semi Final
TBC Vs. TBC
India Cements Ground, Tirunelveli

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

30 Sep 17, 2016
Saturday
2nd Semi Final
TBC Vs. TBC
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

31 Sep 18, 2016
Sunday
 Final
TBC Vs. TBC
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

6:30 PM IST
01:00 PM GMT

 

 

How to Create Your Very Own Anecdote for APJ Abdul Kalam!


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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I received the following story titled “Funny side of Swami Vivekananda” through WhatsApp.

When Swami Vivekanand was studying law at the University College, London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room when Vivekananda came along with his tray and sat next to the professor.

The professor said, “Mr. Vivekanand, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”

Vivekanandji looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You do not worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table.

Mr. Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge.

The next day in class he posed the following question: “Mr. Vivekanand, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with money, which one would you take ?”

Without hesitating, Vivekanandji responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters , smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom.”

Swami Vivekanand shrugged and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr. Peters, by this time, was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on Swami Vivekanand’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to Swami Vivekanand.

Vivekanandji took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Swami Vivekanand got up, went to the professor and told him in a dignified polite tone, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

Moral: Don’t mess with intelligent people.

When I read this anecdote I smelled a rat.

Though Swami Vivekananda visited England twice, he never studied in London.

First of all, Narendranath Datta took the name “Swami Vivekananda” on Christmas Eve of 1886, when he and eight other disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa took formal monastic vows and decided to live their lives as their master lived. 

Then I checked the timeline of important events in the life of Swami Vivekananda.

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Swami Vivekananda (Source: patrika.com)
Swami Vivekananda (Source: patrika.com)

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Vivekananda (born Narendranath Datta), after passing the Matriculation Entrance examination in 1879, joined Presidency College in January 1880. He was the only student to receive first-division marks in the Presidency College entrance examination.

In 1881, he passed the FA examination (equivalent to the current Higher Secondary, Class XII) from the General Assembly’s Institution (now known as the Scottish Church College).

One day, Professor William Hastie explaining the word “trance” to his students suggested that they should visit Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa of Dakshineswar to understand the true meaning of trance. In November 1881, Vivekananda met Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa for the first time in Calcutta, at the residences of Surendranath Mitra.

In January 1884, Vivekananda passed Bachelor of Arts examination from the General Assembly’s Institution with philosophy and logic as subjects.

Vivekananda’s father died on February 25, 1884, and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa became his spiritual focus.

So, we find that Narendranath Datta never studied in London.

I remember coming across earlier the same turn of events mentioned above in an anonymous anecdote with M. K. Gandhi as the vanquisher of Professor Peters.

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Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

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Here is the anonymous anecdote using Gandhi as the superstar published under the title “Did Gandhi trump Professor Peters in a number of interactions?” in the Skeptics Stack Exchange, a question and answer site for scientific skepticism.

When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, there was a professor, whose last name was Peters, who felt animosity for Gandhi, and because Gandhi never lowered his head towards him, their “arguments” were very common.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor, in his arrogance, said, “Mr Gandhi: you do not understand… a pig and a bird do not sit together to eat,” to which Gandhi replies, “You do not worry professor, I’ll fly away, ” and he went and sat at another table.

Mr. Peters, green of rage, decides to take revenge on the next test, but Gandhi responds brilliantly to all questions. Then, Mr. Peters asked him the following question, “Mr Gandhi, if you are walking down the street and find a package, and within it there is a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money; which one will you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “the one with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters, smiling, said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?”

“Each one takes what one doesn’t have,” responded Gandhi indifferently.

Mr. Peters, already hysteric, writes on the exam sheet the word “idiot” and gives it to Gandhi. Gandhi takes the exam sheet and sits down. A few minutes later, Gandhi goes to the professor and says, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

I came across a comment that said: “Story is about Mr. Jinnah. Someone has switched the mainstay to Gandhi“.

So, if you are computer savvy, you can copy the above anecdote to notepad. Then press Ctrl-H.

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Change Ganhi to Abdul Kalam

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In the resulting dialog box enter against “Find what:” Gandhi and against “Replace with:” Abdul Kalam. Next press button. In the blink of an eye, all instances of “Gandhi” will be transformed into “Abdul Kalam” and you would have created a new anecdote for Abdul Kalam.

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Dr. .APJ.ABDUL KALAM
APJ Abdul Kalam

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Post the anecdote you created about Abdul Kalam on Facebook. Instantly you will get thousands of likes, and hundreds of witless idiots will blindly copy your post and propagate it on Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social media creating a new episode in the life of APJ Abdul Kalam.

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Taking Care of an Aging Parent


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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A young man lived with his wife, his four-year-old son and his frail elderly father – a widower with blurry eyes,  trembling hands, and faltering steps.

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The family would eat together at the dining table. The elderly person’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult for him. Often, food fell off his spoon and dropped on the floor, and as he clutched his glass of milk with unsteady hands, milk spilled on the tablecloth and his lap.

The daughter-in-law irritated with the mess he created bawled out. “I have had enough of his spilling food and milk on the table and the floor. You must do something about your father,” she told her husband.

So, the son set a small table at the corner of the dining room. Since the elderly man had broken a number of ceramic dishes, the daughter-in-law served his food in wooden bowls.

The four-year-old boy watched his grandfather eat alone silently at the little table while he and his parents ate at the grand dining table. Sometimes he saw tears rolling down his grandfather’s cheeks whenever his parents admonished him for dropping his spoon, spilling food, milk, or water.

One evening, before supper, the father noticed his little son playing with wood scraps and strings.

“What are you making, son?” he asked.

“Oh, Dad, I’m making two little wooden bowls,” the boy replied.

“Bowls?”

“Yes.”

“What for?”

“For you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up.”

The boy’s parents were speechless.

The four-year-old smiled sweetly at his parents and went back to work. He did not see the tears that streamed down their cheeks.

That evening, the boy smiled as his father and mother led the venerable parent back to the grand dining table.

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Who is the “True Son” of America? Humayun Khan or Donald Trump Jr.?


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Mr. Khizr Khan’s son

Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan (September 9, 1976 – June 8, 2004)
Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan (September 9, 1976 – June 8, 2004)

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Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan (September 9, 1976 – June 8, 2004), a Muslim was an American citizen of Pakistani Decent. He was born in the United Arab Emirates, to Ghazala and Khizr Khan, of Pakistani heritage. The Khan family moved to the United States when Humayun was two years old, and he was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

As a young boy, Humayun Khan read extensively about Thomas Jefferson. In high school, he taught disabled children to swim. In 1996, he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and then joined the University of Virginia (U.Va. or UVA). He joined the university’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Humayun Khan joined the United States Army Ordnance Corps and had planned on becoming a military lawyer. In the Army, Khan achieved the rank of captain.

On June 8, 2004, three to four months into his tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, while inspecting a guard post near Baqubah, Captain Khan saw a suspicious taxicab approaching fast. After ordering his subordinates to move away from the vehicle he ran forward and was killed when the car loaded with improvised explosives blew up before it could reach the gates of the nearby mess hall where hundreds of soldiers were having breakfast. The blast also killed the two occupants of the vehicle and two Iraqi bystanders.

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Tombstone for Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan at Arlington National Cemetry
The headstone for Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan at Arlington National Cemetry

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Captain Khan was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on June 15, 2004.

Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan, the first UVA graduate to die in combat since the Vietnam War was honored by two university ceremonies. He was also posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

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Faces of the fallen: Muslim Americans killed in combat are, top row, left to right: Staff Sergrant Daniel Isshak; Specialist Omead H. Razani; Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan; Marine Staff Sergeant Kendall Damon Waters-Bey; 1st Lieutenant Mohsin A. Naqvi; bottom row, left to right: Major James M. Ahearn; Specialist Kareem R. Khan; Specialist Rasheed Sahib; Specialist Azhar Ali; Staff Sergeant Ayman A. Taha. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)
Faces of the fallen: Muslim Americans killed in combat are, top row, left to right: Staff Sergrant Daniel Isshak; Specialist Omead H. Razani; Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan; Marine Staff Sergeant Kendall Damon Waters-Bey; 1st Lieutenant Mohsin A. Naqvi; bottom row, left to right: Major James M. Ahearn; Specialist Kareem R. Khan; Specialist Rasheed Sahib; Specialist Azhar Ali; Staff Sergeant Ayman A. Taha. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)

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In December 2015, Hillary Clinton, a presidential candidate in the 2016 United States presidential election, spoke about Khan’s service, describing him as one of fourteen Muslim Americans who had died in the service of the United States since the September 11 attacks.

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Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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On July 28, 2016, Captain Humayun Khan’s parents appeared at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. His 66-year-old father, Khizr Khan, an immigration lawyer from Charlottesville, Virginia, addressed the gathering. He began his 7-minute speech saying, “Tonight, we are honored to stand here as the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.

He spoke of his dead son and rebuked Donald J. Trump the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He said Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one”.

Donald Trump retaliated by criticizing the appearance of the parents of Captain Humayun Khan at the Democratic Convention and suggested that Khan’s mother may not have been allowed to speak.

On July 31, 2016, Ghazala Khan, mother of Captain Khan expressed her thoughts and said she had been too overcome by emotion at the convention to speak at the podium, “Donald Trump said I had nothing to say. I do. My son Humayun Khan, an Army captain, died 12 years ago in Iraq. He loved America…

The attacks from the Republican presidential nominee on the parents of a soldier who died defending America have put new pressure on the leaders of the Republican Party, commonly referred to as the Grand Old Party (GOP) decide whether they will continue to stand by him. Some of the party’s leaders in the House and the Senate have distanced themselves from Trump’s remarks, and many other Republican figures are forcefully attacking their nominee.

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Mr. Donald Trump’s son

Donald John "Don" Trump Jr. (born December 31, 1977) is an American businessman.
Donald John “Don” Trump Jr. (born December 31, 1977) is an American businessman.

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Donald John “Don” Trump Jr (born December 31, 1977) is an American businessman. He is the first child of Donald J. Trump and the Czech model Ivana Trump. He currently works along with his sister Ivanka Trump and brother Eric Trump in the position of Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization.

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A smiling Donald Trump Jr. poses beside the bufflo he killed during his African safari, hosted by Hunting Legends. (HUNTINGLEGENDS.COM)
A smiling Donald Trump Jr. poses beside the buffalo he killed during his African safari, hosted by Hunting Legends. (HUNTINGLEGENDS.COM)

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There is nothing valorous to say about this eldest son of Trump, except that he along with his younger brother Eric Trump is a trophy hunter.

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Donald Trump Jr proudly showing off an elephant's tail (Source - Occupy Democrats - Facebook)
Donald Trump Jr proudly showing off an elephant’s tail (Source – Occupy Democrats – Facebook)

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The above picture says a lot about him! Yes, that is an elephant’s tail.

A spokeswoman for PETA told the Daily News: “If the young Trumps are looking for a thrill, perhaps they should consider skydiving, bungee jumping, or even following in their anti-hunting father’s footsteps and taking down competing businesses—not wild animals,”

“Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires’ grisly photo opportunity. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal.”

Despite the negative comments, the Trumps, however, are standing their ground.

Donald Trump Jr responded to a flurry of anger messages that spurned him on Twitter: “I’m a hunter, for that, I make no apologies,” he wrote. “I can assure you it was not wasteful… The villagers were so happy for the meat which they don’t often get to eat.

And Donald Trump Sr told TMZ, the celebrity news website, “My sons love hunting. They’re hunters and they’ve become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I’m surprised they like it.

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