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Christian school punished an 11-year-old girl for wearing “Tilak” on her birthday in India

Christian school punished an 11-year-old girl for wearing “Tilak” on her birthday in India

SECUNDERABAD:  An 11-year-old girl in Telangana was made to stand for two hours outside her school principal’s room as punishment for wearing a “tilak” on her birthday. The child, a student of St Ann School in Tarnaka area of Secunderabad was so badly affected by the incident that she refused to go to school, her […]

Naxal-style politics comes to Delhi with AAP hooligans

Naxal-style politics comes to Delhi with AAP hooligans

Delhi has now begun witnessing a daily dose of Naxal-style politics. An FIR has been registered against an AAP MLA on a complaint by a realtor for alleged rioting and causing hurt at one of his properties in Vivek Vihar a day before the Delhi Assembly elections. According to the FIR, filed by complainant Manish […]

Delhi CM Kejriwal and Co hunting for bungalows in Lutyens’ zone

Delhi CM Kejriwal and Co hunting for bungalows in Lutyens’ zone

Arvind Kejriwal and his predecessors in the state government may have political differences, but their longing for palatial accommodations in the heart of the Capital brings them together. Despite having seven bungalows in possession of the Delhi government, Chief Minister Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have been looking for bungalows for themselves from the […]

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities under MSDP: RTI

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities under MSDP: RTI

The government has approved projects worth Rs 6,300 crore for socio-economic welfare of the minority communities under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in the 11th and 12th five-year plans, a response to an RTI query has revealed. According to the response from the Minority Affairs Ministry, the programme was started in the year 2008-09 in 90 […]

Ashta Vivaah: Eight types of marriages in Hinduism

Ashta Vivaah: Eight types of marriages in Hinduism

Vivah is a Sanskrit word used to describe a marriage according to Vedic traditions.  Marriage is viewed as one of the sacraments that is a binding commitment between a husband and wife for life.  Marriages are considered to be made in heaven which is then sanctified by fire during the wedding ceremony. Marriage joins two […]

Why are there no Temples of Brahma?

Why are there  no Temples of Brahma?

In the Shiva Purana, at the beginning of time in the Cosmos, Vishnu and Brahmā approached a huge Shiva Lingam and set out to find where Shiva began and where he ended. Vishnu was appointed to seek the end and Brahma the beginning. Taking the form of Vishnu’s 3rd avatar; the boar Varaha, Vishnu began […]

Vindhyas: The Mountain that became a Range

Vindhyas: The Mountain that became a Range

Once, the Vindhya Mountain was causing serious problems for the cosmic gods.  Each day he was growing higher and so powerful that he threatened to block the Sun as he made his journey across the sky.  But the gods could do nothing and became very concerned as the mountains would not surrender or bow down […]

Maharishi Kapila: The Perfect Being

Maharishi Kapila: The Perfect Being

Kapila Muni, a renowned sage of antiquity, is the author of the philosophical system known as Sankhya, which forms an important part of India’s ancient philosophical heritage. Sankhya is both a system of metaphysics, dealing with the elemental principles of the physical universe, and a system of spiritual knowledge, with its own methodology, culminating in […]

Prevention and home remedies of Swine Flu (H1N1)

Prevention and home remedies of Swine Flu (H1N1)

Swine Influenza (H1N1) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus. It is commonly known as Swine Flu and Pig Flu. This disease is dangerous for pigs as well as humans. The influenza virus in pigs causes them high level of illness and symptoms like runny nose, cough, decreased appetite and […]

Perennial Message of the Puranas

Perennial Message of the Puranas

The Puranas are stories which carry a perennial message of great importance in spiritual life. And the impact of the Puranic literature particularly on the Hindu Society, life and values is immense. Further it provides guidelines and instructions to man with regard to specific code of behaviour (Swadharma) and also supplies a general code of […]

Chhatrapati Shivaji: The Legendary Maratha King

Chhatrapati Shivaji: The Legendary Maratha King

The Rise of Marathas The Marathas played a prominent part in the politics of the later medieval period of India. They were greatly responsible for the fall of the Mughal Power. Before Shivaji organized them for a mighty role, the Maratha people were passing through an era of self-awakening and unity. Several factors worked to […]

North-East Tribals and their connection to Ancient India

North-East Tribals and their connection to Ancient India

The various tribes in the North East which are constantly teased as being Chinese by the rest of India are actually indigenous to the land.  Many of them not only believe themselves an integral part of Mahabharata and Ramayana but also continue to follow their traditions to date.  Out of the 54 tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, […]

Swami Vivekananda: Ownership is but Vanity

Swami Vivekananda: Ownership is but Vanity

Upon the request of a disciple, Swami Vivekananda, on His return from Amarnath and other places in Kashmir was narrating about His stay in Kshir Bhavani when He said that: He went to visit Kshir Bhavani Devi and staying there for seven days worshiped the Devi and made Homa to Her with offerings of Kshira (condensed […]

Sacred Texts of the Hindus

Sacred Texts of the Hindus

According to Swami Vivekananda, “the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws discovered by different persons in different times” constitutes the sacred Hindu texts. Collectively referred to as the Shastras, there are two types of sacred writings in the Hindu scriptures: Shruti (heard) and Smriti (memorized). Sruti literature refers to the habit of ancient Hindu saints who […]

Karma and its effect on Character

Karma and its effect on Character

The word Karma is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, to do; all action (includes. thoughts, words and deeds) is Karma. Technically, this word also means the effects of actions. In connection with metaphysics, it sometimes means the effects, of which our past actions were the causes. But in Karma-Yoga we have simply to do with the word […]

Lord Shiva in Geneva Science Lab

Lord Shiva in Geneva Science Lab

A science student might know what it means by CERN. At least now when the shocking news about the existence of particles (Neutrinos) that run faster than the light was announced by the CERN scientists. The whole science fraternity had swirled in the whirlpool of confusion then, as that would have dealt a big blow to […]