Significance of Shivaratri

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Since time immemorial Indians have commemorated certain days and festivals as ways and means to reunite with the Universe and remember its Divine aspect. These festivals become gateways to connect with the Divine. Shivaratri is the festival to connect with Shiva or the Shiva Tattva. Ithihasa Purusha-Historical Personages Among the Indian pantheon of divinities, few are historical and… Read more »

The Balancing Act

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How do we feel if we do not get proper sleep for a couple of days? We naturally feel drained out. Our energy and enthusiasm level goes down and we are unable to give 100% in our work throughout the day. On the other hand, when can we have really sound sleep? It is possible… Read more »

Section 377 – Man, Woman & The Other

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The Section 377 of Indian Penal Code has become the focus of debates around what constitutes permitted sexual act in human beings. The article, dating back to 1870, was introduced in India by the British colonial rulers to criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual acts. The debate is whether this archaic… Read more »

Nirbhaya – a tribute

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She is known as Nirbhaya, the fearless one. It was exactly one year ago that the world was shocked at the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh, the 23 year old physiotherapy student who was thrown away from a moving bus to die. The brave-hearted girl gave a statement with horrific details, before she died… Read more »

Mission Mars – Mangalyan

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Hearty Congratulations to our space scientists for a perfect lift off of Mangalyan, the mission to Mars. Planet Mars is known as Mangal in Samskrt and Indian languages. Hence, the name Mangalyan for this mission, Ayana meaning “travel to”. Mars lies beyond earth from the sun at the center of the Solar System. In Indian thought, Mars… Read more »

Woman’s secret of harmony

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A woman’ s life is a music of many leaves. Each leaf is a different period in her life and only she knows how to play the notes. Adapting to changing situations and needs brings harmony . My daughter Pooja worked hard to get double Masters degree from a reputed American university and went on to… Read more »

Sri Sri on Ashta Lakshmi

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Diwali, the festival of lights is here with its message of celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. As Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, “Diwali is essentially celebrated to lit the light of wisdom in every heart, the light of life in every home and bring a… Read more »

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

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October begins with Gandhi Jayanthi, the birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi more popularly revered globally as Mahatma Gandhi. He was called the Mahatma – the great soul – for the principles by which he lived his life and shaped the freedom movement of India . One such principle, rather tool, that… Read more »

Why do we need to meditate: Sri Sri

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar elaborates on what is the need of meditation in today’s modern life. WHAT IS MEDITATION Settling the surface mind is meditation. Living in the present is meditation. Relaxing deeply is meditation. When you are really happy, reposing in love, you are meditating. Meditation is that space when the thoughts have subsided,… Read more »