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Important facts about sun exposure

Important facts about sun exposure

Many people think that a tan is healthy-looking. While a little bit of regular sun exposure is needed to produce vitamin D, overexposure is not only unattractive but incredibly unhealthy and even deadly. Too much exposure without protection can lead to cancer. How can you prevent over exposure to the sun? Follow this simple, but life saving information about […]

Encouraging children to relax

Encouraging children to relax

Can we balance our children through relaxation? Some teachers have tried it. Knowing that the child’s capacity for listening is closely related to his physical and emotional state and that restlessness grows year by year among the students, these teachers did not hesitate to shorten their class for the benefit of practising a few easy […]

Dakshineswar Temple in the city of joy

Dakshineswar Temple in the city of joy

Perhaps it will not be wrong to say that this temple does represent the city of Joy. Located in the North of Calcutta the Dakhineshwar Kali temple symbolises the city of joy and all its shades. Apart from being an integral part of the Bengali culture it is also a place of immense religious significance. […]

Health benefits of keeping a pet

Health benefits of keeping a pet

While most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals, many remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of playing with or snuggling up to a furry friend. It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore […]

The Vedic Shuddhi Movement

The Vedic Shuddhi Movement

Shuddhi Movement aimed to bring the converted Hindus back to the community, based on the authority of the Vedas. Shuddhi Movement was started by Arya Samaj in early 20th century to bring back those Hindu people back to their religion, who had converted themselves to Islam and Christianity. Dayananda Saraswati claimed to be rejecting all […]

Is there scientific evidence to Astrology?

Is there scientific evidence to Astrology?

Astrology is an ancient concept which deals with the movement of celestial bodies mainly the sun, the moon, the planets and the combined effect of these on human beings. As we all know these heavenly bodies have effect on our oceans, weather conditions and even animals. You will be surprised to read that they also […]

Importance of Shakti for spiritual growth

Importance of Shakti for spiritual growth

Tantra is a science of illumination of the nervous system. At the basis of tantric philosophy is the liberation of energy and the awakening of kundalini. Tantra is not just a sexual system as many people believe, though it uses sexuality. It uses everything in life and sexuality is just one small part of the […]

O Mother Cow, teach me to love you

O Mother Cow, teach me to love you

It’s not about vegetarianism or non vegetarianism nor is it about agriculture based economy; it is about sentiments, about emotions, about our love for the cow. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev explains it thus, ‘When our mother’s breast could not feed us anymore, and the next level of food did not come to us, the cow was like a […]

Reasons behind India’s poverty

Reasons behind India’s poverty

While we have made reasonable progress since independence, a substantial part of our countrymen continue to live in poverty. I have been asking myself, Were we always like this? This essay seeks to provide some answers by looking at the Indian economy from 1000 to 1947 a.d. Within this article, I have tried my best […]

Nehru and Abdullah betrayed Maharaja Hari Singh of J&K

Nehru and Abdullah betrayed Maharaja Hari Singh of J&K

The duplicitous games played with the only monarch who embraced Indian nationalism long before freedom could be seen on the horizon, whose accession retained India’s civilisational and geographical link with the land of sage Kashyap, is best gauged from his anguished letter to President Rajendra Prasad on 16-17 August 1952, three days before the monarch […]

12 activities to boost your brain power

12 activities to boost your brain power

If you don’t keep your mind active, studies show that your brain loses some of its functionality as you age, which causes memory loss and brain fog.  A well-stimulated brain also elevates your mood, which helps you feel better on the inside. Here are 12 brain boosting activities: 1. Play games that challenge and stimulate […]

Buddha’s Advice on Friendship and Discipline

Buddha’s Advice on Friendship and Discipline

Buddha in one of his sermons, “Sigalowada Sutta” tells a young man named ‘Sigala’ about the discipline a laymen should have. This takes place when Lord Buddha encountered a youth called Sigala in his morning stroll. The young man, in drenched attire, prostrated and worshiped the four compass direction (East, South, West and North), plus the Earth […]

Freedom did not come at midnight

Freedom did not come at midnight

The principal architects  of India’s independence are not the usual suspects. A  persistent Indian myth gleefully accepted as truth by the country’s liberals  and Macaulayites – a class of people western in outlook but Indian in looks –  is that freedom came too easy. The British, the myth goes, after ruling India  for 190 years, […]

Benefits of going barefoot

Benefits of going barefoot

As of June 1st, I decided to instate a 30 day challenge around the act of walking, running, and hiking barefoot outdoors as much as possible. After some in-depth self-study on the subject (which, admittedly peaked my interest after researching Vibram Five-Finger Shoes), I came to learn about the abundance of amazing health benefits that come from […]

Healing benefits of Ginger

Healing benefits of Ginger

Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. In India, ginger is liberally used in daily life. Ginger-infused chai is a household favorite, and it’s grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu. On millions […]

How to read people’s emotional energy

How to read people’s emotional energy

Emotions are a stunning expression of our energy, the “vibe” we give off. We register these with intuition. Some people feel good to be around; they improve your mood and vitality. Others are draining; you instinctively want to get away. This “subtle energy” can be felt inches or feet from the body, though it‘s invisible. […]

Hariyali Teej: Monsoon Festival for women celebrating the union of Shiva and Parvati

Hariyali Teej: Monsoon Festival for women celebrating the union of Shiva and Parvati

The Hindu festival of Teej is marked by fasting of women who pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati seeking their blessings for marital bliss. It is a three-day festival that occurs on the third day of ‘Shukla Paksha’ or bright fortnight of the moon in the Hindu month of Shravana or Sawan, which falls during the Indian monsoon season, i.e., […]

Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang): The Chinese Buddhist Traveller to India

Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang): The Chinese Buddhist Traveller to India

Xuanzang, world-famous for his sixteen-year pilgrimage to India and career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures, is one of the most illustrious figures in the history of scholastic Chinese Buddhism. Born of a family possessing erudition for generations in Yanshi prefecture of Henan province, Xuanzang, whose lay name was Chenhui, was the youngest of four […]

Health benefits of cucumbers (Kheera)

Health benefits of cucumbers (Kheera)

Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated fruit in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself. Here are 10 Benefits of cucumbers: […]

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