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The Antiquity of Vedic Civilization

The Antiquity of Vedic Civilization

In his Discourse on Sanskrit and Its Literature, given at the College of France, Professor Bournouf states, “We will study India with its philosophy and its myths, its literature, its laws and its language. Nay it is more than India, it is a page of the origin of the world that we will attempt to […]

Mantras and their significance – II

Mantras and their significance – II

In the previous article I had given an introduction to what mantras are and how certain “aksharams” should only be combined in a particular way by Rishis or Mantra Vedis. Now I am going to explore further into mantras in this article. I have not covered the definition of a mantra, it is as follows “मननात […]

Isro to launch ASTROSAT, 6 foreign satellites on 28 September

Isro to launch ASTROSAT, 6 foreign satellites on 28 September

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch ASTROSAT, a dedicated astronomy satellite for studying celestial objects, on 28 September, according to an Isro spokesperson. Along with the satellite, the national space organization will launch six other satellites including one from Indonesia, one from Canada and four from the US. The seven satellites will be launched […]

Statue of Swami Vivekananda was covered in Burqa in Firozabad, U.P. to appease so called “minority” muslims

Statue of Swami Vivekananda  was covered in Burqa in Firozabad, U.P. to  appease so called  “minority” muslims

Statues of great personalities are cleaned and well taken care of on any special occasions or festivities in India. However, in Suhag Nagri, Firozabad, statues of Swami Vivekananda and Padam Bhushan Dada Banarsi Das Chaturvedi were covered by the government on the day of Eid-Ul-Adah. Despite the government assuring public that nothing new will be […]

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (1916-1968)

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (1916-1968)

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1953 to 1968. A profound philosopher, organiser par excellence and a leader who maintained the highest standards of personal integrity, he has been the source of ideological guidance and moral inspiration for the BJP since its inception. His treatise Integral Humanism, which is […]

Do Hindus need a voice?

Do Hindus need a voice?

The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ from all sections of Hindus. Ask any Hindu youth and they will tell you how frustrated they are with the government policy of reservation not only in educational institutions but in job opportunities as well.  Ask an old pensioner who lives in the locality of a mosque s(he) will […]

Tirumala to train dalits, make them priests

Tirumala to train dalits, make them priests

In a sharp departure from tradition, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has decided to train non-Brahmins in temple rituals and practices. About 200 people from dalit and backward communities will be given rigorous training for three months as part of a pilot project. To begin with, the beneficiaries will be selected from Chittoor and West Godavari […]

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar: Father of Research Laboratories

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar:  Father of Research Laboratories

“I can truly say that for Dr. Bhatnagar you could not have seen today the chain of national laboratories.” – Jawaharlal Nehru Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar along with Bhabha, Mahalanobis and Sarabhai played a key role in building India’s scientific infrastructure after independence. Bhatnagar apart from being an eminent scientist also created institutions which became a […]

When Meat Meets India

When Meat Meets India

“George Bush was wrong. The Axis of Evil doesn’t run through Iraq, or Iran or North Korea. It runs through our dining tables. Weapons of Mass Destruction are our knives and forks. “ – Philip Wollen (Australian Philanthropist and former VP of Citibank) In the backdrop of the Indian Government  imposing a ban on Meat […]

Answering four dilemmas about Hinduism

Answering four dilemmas about Hinduism

What are the draw-backs of Hinduism apart from idol-worship? Why do you write “apart from idol worship”? Too much Christian brainwashing that idols are just stone? Hindus consider the whole universe alive, as ultimately Brahman. Nothing wrong in taking the help of a ‘form’, a murthi, to feel closer to the Divine by worshipping it. […]

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