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Evolution [Part II]

Around a million years ago [give or take a few hundred thousand], our ancestors, the first humans, walked this earth.

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Evolution [Part II]

Around a million years ago [give or take a few hundred thousand], our ancestors, the first humans, walked this earth.

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Knowledge Is That Which Liberates

“सा विद्या या विमुक्तये|” – Most of us have heard this quote at some time or the other. This is the motto of quite a few educational institutions in India. The complete verse, which is from the Vishnu Puran, is

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Knowledge Is That Which Liberates

“सा विद्या या विमुक्तये|” – Most of us have heard this quote at some time or the other. This is the motto of quite a few educational institutions in India. The complete verse, which is from the Vishnu Puran, is

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Truth, Falsehood, and In Between

    . As a child, I loved the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy some day. He had an unusual trait- whenever he told a lie, his nose would begin to

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Truth, Falsehood, and In Between

    . As a child, I loved the story of Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy some day. He had an unusual trait- whenever he told a lie, his nose would begin to

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Shastra Poojan

  Tomorrow is Vijayadashami, [also called Dasara/ Dussehra]. Of the many legends associated wih this festival, the one about the Pandavas hiding their weapons in a hollow in the Shami tree, is one of my favourites.

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Shastra Poojan

  Tomorrow is Vijayadashami, [also called Dasara/ Dussehra]. Of the many legends associated wih this festival, the one about the Pandavas hiding their weapons in a hollow in the Shami tree, is one of my favourites.

Crime Against Women or Political Conspiracy?

Why are rapes taking place in Haryana with such alarming frequency?? According to the Haryana State Congress chief Phool Chand Mulana, the rape of 11 women in the last one month (is) a “conspiracy to malign the government.” “Such incidents happened earlier also, we

Crime Against Women or Political Conspiracy?

Why are rapes taking place in Haryana with such alarming frequency?? According to the Haryana State Congress chief Phool Chand Mulana, the rape of 11 women in the last one month (is) a “conspiracy to malign the government.” “Such incidents happened earlier also, we

How Much is Enough?

  “You can never have enough” seems to be what everyone thinks nowadays.

How Much is Enough?

  “You can never have enough” seems to be what everyone thinks nowadays.

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To Speak or Not to Speak

They say that Speech is silver, but silence is golden. Silence, or perhaps we should say discretion, is better than speaking eloquently. When in doubt of what to say, in many cases, it’s better not to say anything at all. 

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To Speak or Not to Speak

They say that Speech is silver, but silence is golden. Silence, or perhaps we should say discretion, is better than speaking eloquently. When in doubt of what to say, in many cases, it’s better not to say anything at all. 

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Removing the Thorns

Sant Tukaram , a 17th century spiritual poet of the Varkari tradition in Maharashtra, declared  “दया तिचे नाव भूतांचे पालन, आणिक निर्दालन कण्टकांचे|” Compassion (दया) means protecting all creatures, sustaining them (भूतांचे पालन).

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Removing the Thorns

Sant Tukaram , a 17th century spiritual poet of the Varkari tradition in Maharashtra, declared  “दया तिचे नाव भूतांचे पालन, आणिक निर्दालन कण्टकांचे|” Compassion (दया) means protecting all creatures, sustaining them (भूतांचे पालन).

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Everyday Things

Millionaires, Presidents, even Kings Can’t get along without everyday  things…   ….so goes this poem that I learnt at school- perhaps in the 3rd or 4th standard.

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Everyday Things

Millionaires, Presidents, even Kings Can’t get along without everyday  things…   ….so goes this poem that I learnt at school- perhaps in the 3rd or 4th standard.

The 24 Gurus of Dattatreya

I first heard the story of Dattatreya’s twenty-four Gurus many years ago. It is an interesting story and goes something like this- A great king was travelling through a forest along with his large retinue. He came across the young Dattatreya, an

The 24 Gurus of Dattatreya

I first heard the story of Dattatreya’s twenty-four Gurus many years ago. It is an interesting story and goes something like this- A great king was travelling through a forest along with his large retinue. He came across the young Dattatreya, an