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In Sanskrit Lesson 1 we learnt that Sanskrit is unlike any other languages where in objects do not have names, but only properties have names, and all objects are referred to using their properties. So in Sanskrit we can always create names for any new object...

Ancient Indian Science, Technology, Culture, History and Society

Negative Impacts of Modern Education – Self Centrism

The modern education system has been churning out self-centered individuals who have no time for the well-being of the society they live in.  Individual aspirations take precedence over the social well being. Success is measured in terms of what “I”achieved rather than what “We” are up to. This is creating a society where the majority cares very little about the overall...

Grahas are not Planets – Nava Graha is not the same as Nine Planets

One of the “scientific mistakes” which people who argue against ancient Indian science point to is that, ancient Indian astronomers “wrongly” classified Sun and Moon as Planets, and did not include Uranus and Neptune in their list of 9 planets. The very first common sensual...

Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam and Valmiki Ramayan

What is the relation between the thousands of years old Valmiki Ramayan and the centuries old Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam? The very first lines of the Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam (below) are from the original Valmiki Ramayana. Sage Vishwamitra says these lines...

Study of Vedas by Women in Ancient India – Stri Vedadhikara

Vedic Education for Girl Students In the ancient vedic times women had all rights similar to men in studying the vedas. Note that, study of the vedas and shastras in ancient times in gurukuls is similar to schooling education in modern times. So denying this right to...

India – Not a mere Nation but a Civilization, Hinduism – Not a Religion but a Culture

Diversity of India

The concepts of Nation and Religion are a western world view imported into the Indian society. So when you say India is a mere nation or Hinduism is a religion, that is a very narrow definition you are...

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How to identify Macaulay infection?

Education is not the same as Schooling

An obvious trait of Macaulay infected people- try to discredit anything and everything which is attributed to the Indian civilization or Indians, unless and until it comes from the mainstream books and textbooks. Even for those inventions or discoveries which mainstream books say that “probably Indians invented or discovered it”, the infected...

Descendants of Lord Rama in the War of Mahabharata

The astronomical dating of the events in the two great historical texts of the ancient world, Ramayana and Mahabharata indicate that Ramayana took place at around 5000 BCE, while Mahabharata took place around 3000 BCE. So, it is but natural...

Indian ancestry of Prince William’s DNA, why not just Armenian?

A DNA analysis of Prince William, second-in-line to Britain’s throne has revealed that he has an Indian ancestry. This ancestry has been found in his mtDNA which means he inherited it from his mother Princess Diana. And that is because...

Ancient Universities of India apart from Takshashila and Nalanda

Most Indians today are well aware of the two famous ancient universities of India which also are one of the oldest universities in the world – Takshashila University (Taxila) and Nalanda. But are these the only knowledge centers that...

Warning for Bus travelers, beware of third party luggage

Volvo Bus Fire

What could have been the real reason behind yesterday’s tragic incident where a Bangalore bound Volvo bus belonging to a private traveler caught fire killing 45 people? The explanation given so far...

Do not handicap your children by making their life easy

Baby eating

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. Let your kids learn to do things on their own, let them understand that there will also be disappointments, that they won’t get everything...

India – Not a mere Nation but a Civilization, Hinduism – Not a Religion but a Culture

The concepts of Nation and Religion are a western world view imported into the Indian society. So when you say India is a mere nation or Hinduism is a religion, that is a very narrow definition you are...

Negative Impacts of Modern Education – Self Centrism

The modern education system has been churning out self-centered individuals who have no time for the well-being of the society they live in.  Individual aspirations take precedence over the social well...

CBI is Unconstitutional says Gauhati High Court

Guwahati High Court

Gauhati High Court has declared that the establishment of CBI as an investigating agency is Unconstitutional because the very process that was followed in setting up the CBI violated article 21 of the...

Can Congress claim Sardar Patel’s legacy?

Statue of Unity Sardar Patel

Ever since Gujarat government announced the building of world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, of Sardar Patel, Congressmen have suddenly awoken to the fact that Sardar Patel was from their...

Nitish Kumar – A fan turned political adversary of Narendra Modi

This is what Nitish Kumar had to say about Narendra Modi in 2004 after the Lok Sabha elections. Modi is a dynamic man. Meet him once and you will become his admirer. He comes from a very poor family. He...

Political Parties under RTI – Congress Opposes, BJP Supports

The Central Information Commission (CIC) had given a landmark ruling last week bringing all political parties under the purview of the Right to Information Act (RTI). This would ensure more transparency...