Murali - go for the Yashica instead of the Russian Zenith (it is lighter and easier on the hands). Better still find a Contax which has very good lenses, but treat these as your stepping stone into photography (see next paragraph).
Patrick, after a few years you will find that the cost of the camera body is the smallest part of photographic equipment, so decide on a particular series of lenses and buy the body that goes with that. On the other hand, I would advise you to get a digital, as when you are starting out, you want to see immediately what it looks like and the quicker you see what you did, the quicker you learn - BTW you will also need a computer to upload to, with a digital.
And do not forget, photography is an art but you need to master the technical details in order to produce what your mind sees. Technicalities should never get in the way of a good image - in other words, never let anyone tell you "it is out of focus, badly exposed etc." if that was the intention you had when you took the photo.