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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...

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...

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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 party, and have started saying that Modi or BJP cannot claim Sardar Patel’s legacy. It all started with Modi’s government announcing the project...

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 is extremely simple and very diligent. I...

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 in the funding and functioning of...

The World’s Oldest Republic Governments

Even though modern India became a republic on 26 January 1950, the oldest republics in the world were from ancient India which predated the times of Mahabharatha. Arashtra (countries without a king) was one of the terms used to describe...

Debugging Life

Life is a software, Society is the platform Body is the hardware, Beware! Load is not uniform Wrote the above lines while trying to draw parallels between Life and Software. You cant see a software, you can only experience its output, and so is life. Software is the soul of hardware. What is a hardware,...

Make no mistake about your mistakes

Think about this. When you were a child still learning how to walk, how many times did you fall before learning to stand straight? How many times did you fall before being able to ride your bicycle for more than a minute without falling? If you had opted not to fall, could you have still opted to stand...

The Secret of Success

Experienced people are always against dreaming about things which according to their experience is “practically impossible”. Well, what we think to be practical is simply something which has...

The Power of One

Amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic Thanks for the blog reader who shared this beautiful video with me and also suggested that it be shared with you all! ...

Practical Guide to Stay Healthy and Physically Fit

Who doesn’t like to be physically fit, be healthy, energetic and active, look slim and remain so? But what does it really take to have a sound body? Internet is filled with articles and tips for...

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...

Warning for Bus travelers, beware of third party luggage

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...