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The Pandavas as described by Draupadi in Mahabharata

The Pandavas as described by Draupadi in Mahabharata

Book III (Vana Parva) of the Epic Mahabharata: Having lost everything in the gamble (dice game) at Hastinapura, the five reputed sons of Pandu (the Pandavas) were banished from their kingdom Indraprastha to forest for 12 years (vanavasa). The names of the Pandavas, from the eldest to the youngest, are: Yudhisthira, Bhima/Bheema,  Arjuna, Nakula and […]

Govt to set up Sanskrit cells in IITs to research ancient science

Govt to set up Sanskrit cells in IITs to research ancient science

Premier engineering and scientific institutes run by the Centre, including the IITs, should have a Sanskrit cell to help students study ancient literature related to their fields, a panel set up by the education ministry has recommended. The panel also wants these institutes to let students opt for internship in Sanskrit institutions for credit during […]

Bajrang Dal questions Mayawati’s silence over ‘Dalit’ VHP leader Arun Mahor’s murder

Bajrang Dal questions Mayawati’s silence over ‘Dalit’ VHP leader Arun Mahor’s murder

MEERUT: The Bajrang Dal on Sunday questioned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati over the murder case of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Arun Mahor, asking why she was so actively attacking the government over the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad when she was silent on the murder of another ‘Dalit’ in […]

Local Dalit VHP leader Arun Mahaur, killed by 5 muslims in Agra, cow slaughter and smuggling involved

Local Dalit VHP leader Arun Mahaur, killed by 5 muslims in Agra, cow slaughter and smuggling involved

As allegations of cattle smuggling and cow slaughter continue to cloud the murder of local Dalit VHP leader Arun Mahaur in Agra, investigations have revealed that the incident took place a day after an altercation between the victim and the main accused. On Sunday, the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are expected to hold a […]

This is why Smriti Irani mentioned Goddess Durga, Mahishasur in her Parliament speech

This is why Smriti Irani mentioned Goddess Durga, Mahishasur in her Parliament speech

New Delhi: A debate on Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad University controversies in Lok Sabha turned into a no-holds-barred battle between Government and the Opposition on Wednesday, with a belligerent Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani hitting out at the Congress, especially Rahul Gandhi, and the Left. In a hard-hitting reply, she forcefully defended the […]

Shaitan Singh “123”: True Blue Valour

Shaitan Singh “123”: True Blue Valour

When the survivors of Rezang La told the commanders what had happened, they were not believed, but asked to clear their senses from battle shock. Then the survivor had to ask them to check the facts at the battle site to prove their details. It was Shaitan Singh, born on December 1, 1924 at Jodhpur […]

The Boat Ride to No Return

The Boat Ride to No Return

Maharishi Was Right – when he said: ‘it is possible to become enlightened in a single lifetime by whilst raising a family and pursuing a career!’ I learned Transcendental Meditation in 1968, which was invaluable in giving me ideas to make my lessons interesting and also inspirations for poems. About 11 years later in 1979 […]

Purify JNU by shutting it for 4 months to weed out jihadists: Swamy

Purify JNU by shutting it for 4 months to weed out jihadists: Swamy

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday demanded that JNU be “purified” by shutting it down for four months to weed out “communists, jihadists and LTTE people”. “There is only one way to purify JNU. Shut down the university for four months, question every student, especially those pursuing courses in political science and sociology who […]

Pampore: As soldiers fought terrorists , mosques nearby hailed mujahid

Pampore: As soldiers fought terrorists , mosques nearby hailed mujahid

Pampore: A large swathe around the Pampore encounter site resounded with praise for ‘mujahid’ (holy warriors) from loudspeakers as Indian security forces fought terrorists holed up in a building for three days. Mosques in localities like Frestabal, Drangbal, Kadlabal and Sempora played recordings throughout Monday eulogising the terrorists. Slogans like ‘ Jaago, jaago subah hui‘ […]

Pratah Smaranam: Morning Prayers

Pratah Smaranam is a stotram consisting of verses that are to be recited in the morning soon after waking up from the bed.  It is a prayer that invokes all that is sacred in the land of Bharat, from the Goddesses, to Mother Earth, to the Primeval Deities, our ancient Sages, the Seven Worlds, to the […]

Wisdom for all

Wisdom for all

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who meditate and do their Karma can succeed. 2. Every spot on earth where satsangs are held is a place of pilgrimage. 3. Possession of objects not related to Dharma is our main malady. 4. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for […]

Truthfulness explained

Truthfulness explained

Truthfulness means mind and speech being well integrated. The wise say that speech being at variance with the mind is untruthfulness. Vangmanasyoh aikarupyam satyam God has given man the gift of speech so that he may give expression to his thoughts and feelings. If what we speak is at variance with what we think (with […]

Marriage for The Practise Of Dharma

Marriage for The Practise Of Dharma

Dharma, artha, kama and moksa are the four purusarthas, the four aims of life. The first of them, dharma, is a lifelong objective. The pursuit of artha (material welfare) and kama (desire, love) must be given up at a certain stage in a man’s life. But so long as such a pursuit lasts, it must […]

School textbook in Maharashtra to highlight Chatrapati Shivaji’s management skills

School textbook  in Maharashtra  to highlight  Chatrapati Shivaji’s  management skills

The state government plans to introduce a lesson in the fourth standard history textbook which will highlight qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a management guru. The lesson will be introduced from the next academic year. Making this announcement after paying his respect to Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary at Mantralaya, minister for education […]