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Little known fascinating facts about cows

Little known fascinating facts about cows

Cows are incredibly intelligent, thoughtful and sensitive animals who are among the gentle giants of the world. Despite weighing in excess of 1,400 lbs, they have no instinct to harm and can be a wonderful companion to those lucky enough to spend time in their presence. Despite this, the vast majority of cows spend their […]

Unfair to demean ancient Vedic Science

Unfair to demean ancient Vedic Science

Ever since discussions were held at the Indian Science Congress (ISC) where India’s contribution to science and technology was acknowledged, certain intellectuals and liberals have raised hue and cry in the leading dailies with their articles. A few have referred history as myth and myth as history; others referred to passing off fiction as fact. […]

An Arya and an Asura

An Arya and an Asura

Rama, a great King, a great Hero, loved by all and charming. Ravana, also once a great King, also adored by his people and good looking, but more known as having been a Tyrant and now remembered as a demon. These characters and the Ramayana teach us a lot about ourselves and our potential from […]

How Manipur Became a Krishna Conscious State

How Manipur Became a Krishna Conscious State

The Vedic scriptures tell us that Manipur was a Krishna conscious land even more than five thousand years ago. But for the last several centuries the Manipuris have also worshiped various regional semi-historical deities, who hold a place in Manipuri culture even today. In modern times, worship of Vishnu first gained prominence in Manipur in […]

64 Kalas (Arts) and 14 Vidyas (Techniques) of Ancient India

64 Kalas (Arts) and 14 Vidyas (Techniques) of Ancient India

Kala means performing art in Sanskrit. The mastery of as many of the 64 traditional arts known as the Chausath Kalas or Chathusashti Kalas, formed an important basis in the development of a cultured individual in many parts of ancient India.  It is believed that Bhagwan Krishna possesses these arts.  After slaying of Kamsa and the thread ceremony, Krishna and Balrama […]

Rajasthan passed law to ban camel slaughter, trading and unauthorised transportation

Rajasthan passed law to ban camel slaughter, trading and unauthorised transportation

The Rajasthan Assembly has passed a law that bans the slaughter, trading and unauthorised transportation of camels. Camel had been declared as the State animal last year though there was some opposition from the communities whose livelihoods depend on camel. The Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, 2015 […]

The Future of Our Past: Indology Genesis and Evolution

The Future of Our Past: Indology Genesis and Evolution

I have chosen the theme of Indology for this Memorial Lecture firstly because it has occupied me for many decades and more and more prepossessingly in the last four and a half decades, particularly, despite my having been immersed, from head to toe, in Law, Public Life and Diplomacy. During all these years of my […]

Women as the Representatives of God

Women as the Representatives of God

Women are given a greater importance in this country. Any beautiful thing in this nature is compared and spelled with female gender only. Even nature is termed with female gender, as ‘prakrti maatha’!. That is the greatness a woman possesses. In simple words women can be revered with the statement given below: यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते […]

The tragic heroes of Mahabharata

The tragic heroes of Mahabharata

Dronacharya (the great scholar and teacher Drona) lived during the time of Mahabharata. Due to his dire and impoverished condition, he ended up working exclusively for the kingdom of Hastinapur and had to assume full responsibility for Kaurava and Pandava princes. Before seeking shelter under the king of Hastinapur, Drona used to live elsewhere with […]

Sacred Vedic Architecture of Vastu Shastra

Sacred Vedic Architecture of Vastu Shastra

Adherence to Vastu Shastra, the ancient and medieval canons on city planning and architecture, has suddenly assumed tremendous significance, particularly among the well-educated and affluent in urban India. It may be difficult to predict if this is just a fad or if it will be a way of building dwellings, offices, and factories etc. for […]

Airavata: The King of Elephants

Airavata: The King of Elephants

Airavata, the white elephant and the king-god of elephants is the mount of Indra.   According to legend, Airavata emerged from the waters during the process of Samudramanthan, the churning of the ocean of milk.  His name is derived from the word Iravat, signifying one who is produced from water.  His wife is Abharamu.  In […]

VHP to launch nationwide programme against untouchability

VHP to launch nationwide programme against untouchability

Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday announced a nationwide programme against untouchability and cautioned that practicing discrimination will make Hindus “perish altogether”. VHP’s International Working President Pravin Togadia acknowledged that discrimination on caste-lines “widens the divide” among Hindus but refused to link the campaign with reports that many Dalits converted because of discrimination against them and […]

Gutka sale to be non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

Gutka sale to be non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

Possessing or selling ‘gutkha’ (including scented beetle nuts, tobacco or lime paste) may soon be a non-bailable offense with a provision to send offender into years of rigorous imprisonment besides closing HIS pan kiosk for a longer period. Shockingly, despite ban on gutkha, the state’s food and drugs administration has confiscated the stock from over […]

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