Janmashtami

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Krishna’s historicity The people of this country never had any doubts about the historicity of Krishna until the colonial invaders projected Krishna as a mythical figure cooked up by wonderful stories. Colonial Hangover The story of Krishna is deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of India and the people of this land revere Him as… Read more »

True Independence

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Swatantrata We have all heard this word, being mentioned frequently in connection with the freedom struggle of India against the British. The word Swatantrata is easily understood to connote independence. Meaning If you break the word Swatantra, it has two components to it, swa and tantra. Swa denotes self and tantra stands for sciences, techniques,… Read more »

World Water Day reflections

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In the Northern hemisphere, months of April, May and June mean summer. At the peak of summer, most lands look parched and dry. Availability of water in summer becomes a problem in different parts of the globe. Perhaps, as a warning of this oncoming problem, the world observes World Water Day on March 22nd every year…. Read more »