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Defining Sudra in relation to Hindu social system

Defining Sudra in relation to Hindu social system

Perhaps a modern expression equivalent to the word Sudra, compatible with its original essence, is the word alien (newcomer, outsider or stranger to the tribe). In any case, to express the mobility characteristic of sudra (as an alien, newcomer or migrant to society or tribe) it is expressed in relation to feet of the society […]

Balasinor: India’s Jurassic Park

Balasinor: India’s Jurassic Park

India’s Gujarat state is home to one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur remains.  About an hour’s drive from busy Ahmedabad city in India’s western Gujarat state is what many call the “Jurassic Park of India” – a nod to Steven Spielberg’s spell-binding dinosaur film. Balasinor has seen better times: in the days before […]

Obama’s immigration plan falls short of Indian techies’ hopes

Obama’s immigration plan falls short of Indian techies’ hopes

As President Barack Obama camapaigned to sell his immigration plan to shield up to five million people from deportation and retain high-skilled immigrants, largely from India and China, analysts called it a mixed bag. Obama’s plan, according to the White House, “focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; […]

Delhi School told to provide free winter uniforms to poor children

Delhi School told to provide free winter uniforms to poor children

he Delhi High Court Thursday directed a private unaided school to provide free winter uniforms to its poor and disadvantaged students. Justice Manmohan asked Vidya Bharti School in Rohini area of north Delhi to provide free winter uniforms to students studying there, after a group of students from poor and disadvantaged sections, approached the court […]

People mob Modi for a handshake in Kathmandu

People mob Modi for a handshake in Kathmandu

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was mobbed by a sea of enthusiastic people as he stopped his car and shook hands with bystanders here Thursday. Modi stepped out of the car and shook hands with the bystanders at Kalimati in the evening on way back to the Soaltee Hotel after the closing ceremony of the […]

How Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan

How Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. There was immense pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Shairf, from visiting leaders and the media […]

Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays

Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays

Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed a polarising filter that can result in mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light. Led by Utah Univesity electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon, electrical researchers created the filter by etching a silicon […]

Indian-American stores brace as Ferguson erupts into violence

Indian-American stores brace as Ferguson erupts into violence

Indian-American owned and other businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday braced as the town erupted into violence after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager. More than a dozen buildings, including locally-owned businesses, were set on fire and windows smashed in small town […]

Will Mamata quit to save herself from Saradha ignominy, asks Left

Will Mamata quit to save herself from Saradha ignominy, asks Left

With several leaders of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress getting arrested and grilled in connection with the Saradha scam, the opposition Left Front Thursday wondered if a beleaguered Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministers would resign to save themselves from ignominy. Addressing a party gathering here, leader of opposition and Communist Party of India-Marxist […]

France to open eight new visa centres in India

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) France will open eight new visa application centers in India, taking their number from six to 18, French Ambassador Francois Richer said Thursday. Richer also announced that “ChaloParis”, a travel application specifically designed for Indian tourist would be launched while tourist and business visas for Indians visiting France will now […]

Indian diaspora doubts British sincerity on Gandhi statue

Indian diaspora doubts British sincerity on Gandhi statue

Ahead of the proposed installation of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the British parliament, a section of the Indian diaspora has expressed scepticism about the British government’s motive behind the move and instead favoured redressal of their concerns as a real tribute to the Father of the Nation. Created by sculptor Philip Jackson, based […]

Modi, Sharif bonhomie gives fresh boost to Saarc

Modi, Sharif bonhomie gives fresh boost to Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. There was immense pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Shairf, from visiting […]

Congress Attacks Government Over Black Money

Congress Attacks Government Over Black Money

New Delhi: The Congress Wednesday attacked the government over the black money issue and asked it to “apologize” to the nation for making the “false promise” of bringing it back from foreign banks.

”You had said that there are 50,000 names (of account holders) and they are not disclosing the names. You had made these allegations,” […]

Avian Flu In Kerala Identified As H5N1

Avian Flu In Kerala Identified As H5N1

Thiruvananthapuram: The avian flu outbreak in 12 village councils in three districts of Kerala has been confirmed as H5N1 virus, a minister said Thursday.

Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan said test results confirmed that the death of ducks in certain parts of the state was due to H5N1.

”The animal husbandry department is doing its best and all […]

Quantum Mechanics and its Vedic influence

Quantum Mechanics and its Vedic influence

Erwin Schrodinger, discoverer of wave mechanics was deeply influenced by the philosophical wisdom of the East. Schrodinger read widely and thought deeply the teachings of Hindu scriptures. He was particularly fascinated by Vedanta and Upanishads and developed a kinship with Budha and his techniques. Schrodinger also wrote about “The Basic view of Vedanta” by expounding […]

History of Indian Numerals

History of Indian Numerals

It is worth beginning this article with the same quote from Laplace which we give in the article Overview of Indian mathematics. Laplace wrote:- The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols (each symbol having a place value and an absolute value) emerged in India. The idea seems so […]