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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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“Take up one idea”

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Being Indian : the citizenship question

How does one become an Indian citizen ? Articles 5 to 9 of the Indian Consitution deal with the issue of who is entitled to citizenship. ( It was enacted in 1949 and came into effect in 1950.) Article 9 stipulates … Continue reading

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Pushkar, a town of legends in the Thar desert

It is no exaggeration to say that, in some parts of Rajasthan ( one of the many Indian states, and probably the most colourful), the income from cattle is almost equal, if not more, than the income from agriculture. The … Continue reading

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The end of the world is near but Shiva will save us

The Mayans have predicted the end of the world will occur on 21 december 2012. While some believe a cataclysm is going to destroy the universe, others may consider the time of Shiva has come.   For hindus, Shiva is one of the three most important gods. … 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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“Adults are not serious”

That’s what said Boris Cyrulnik, a famous neuro-psychiatrist from France. As a jewish boy during the WWII, he escaped many attempts by the nazis to send him to the concentration camps. Sometimes the Gestapo and French militiamen tried hard to arrest him ( and other … Continue reading

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