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The Indian mind

Because India is blessed by a warm climate, a rich soil, abundant productivity and easy communication, the ( traditional) Indian mind feel in harmony with the nature, with the universe. Contrary to the western mind that assigns great importance to the … Continue reading

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Zarathustra’ s guide to good living

In the VI° and V° centuries BC, five of the greatest religions of the world are born ( or have been strongly reformed). These were buddhism, jaïnism ( both in India), taoism, confucianism ( both in China) and zoroastrianism in Persia ( now … Continue reading

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In India, tribal languages are on the verge of extinction

In India, the state of Orissa is famous for its monuments, its beaches and its tribes. Unfortunately, tribal languages of Orissa are fast becoming extinct. While 62 tribal languages existed at the time of Independence ( in 1947), only 22 have … Continue reading

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About leeches, maggots and medicine

Since thousands of years, ayurveda is the medical science of India. The first practitioners ( many hindus consider them as saints) who taught this system said that leeches were useful to cure abscesses, tumors, sclerosis, piles, headaches, skin disorders, throat disorders, … Continue reading

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Shamanism in Nepal

More ancient than any religion, shamanism is followed in diverse ways throughout the world by peoples fortunate enough to have been overlooked by the institutional religions. Variously described as medicine men, witch doctors or oracles, shamans perform mystical rituals to … Continue reading

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Colonial influence on Indian textiles

The textile of the Indians were used by their colonial masters for their own purposes, leading to the exploitation of weavers and the creation of a cultural hotch-potch. Native cultures the world over have been affected by imperialism and its … Continue reading

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For long, hindu scriptures have glorified the trees

“Trees are like good people who care for others. They have to keep standing in the sun but they give shade to others. Whatever fruits they bear they do not eat themselves, but give them to others. How kind they … Continue reading

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