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Today is Maagh shuddha saptami- Rath Saptami. It is celebrated as Surya Jayanti- birthday of the Sun God. Following is a chart of the ten positions in the Surya Namaskar and the Mantras- The pictures are of the Sun temple at Konark, Odisha. Filed under: miscellaneous
Knowledge Is That Which Liberates “?? ?????? ?? ?????????|” – Most of us have heard this quote at some time or the other. This is the motto of quite a few educational institutions. The complete verse which is from the
“A 9-year-old girl studying in a BMC school at Govandi was allegedly molested in the school’s toilet by an unknown man on Thursday. The 2nd standard student, who studies in the Urdu-medium section of Shivaji Nagar Mahapalika School, went to use the toilet at about 5.30 in the evening, half an hour before classes got over for the [...]
This morning’s newspaper brought the interesting news that “a 15-year-old Icelandic girl is suing the state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. Apparently, Iceland has specific rules regarding what names can be given to a baby. There are 1,853 female names and 1712 male names that parents [...]
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 grow! After a series of thrilling adventures, with the help of the lovely Blue Fairy, Pinocchio succeeded in [...]
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. In the Mahabharata, after Yudhishtira lost to Duryodhana in the game of Dice, the Pandavas had to spend twelve years in the forest [vanavas]. After that, [...]
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 condemn them …but no accused has been protected and all the culprits have been extended… [...]
“You can never have enough ” seems to be what everyone thinks nowadays. It is a legitimate ambition to covet the latest electronic gadgets, or buy the fastest bikes. It is the ‘in thing’ to wear clothes with international labels, and to … Continue reading ?
Today, I’ve decided to bore my blogging friends with a couple of riddles in Sanskrit. No one really knows who composed these Subhaashit-riddles, they have been passed down by one generation to the next for many centuries. See if you can … Continue reading ?
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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Sant Tukaram, a 17th century spiritual poet of the Varkari tradition in Maharashtra, declared ”??? ???? ??? ??????? ????, ???? ???????? ?????????|” Compassion (???) means protecting all creatures, sustaining them (??????? ????). Compassion is not just sympathising with someone who is suffering.
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. Millionaires, Presidents, even Kings Can’t get along without everyday things Were you president, king, or
When we lived in the City, some friends and I used to conduct a Sanskarvarga for children in an underprivileged area. I have written about it earlier in this post. One thing that we had to remind most of the children … Continue reading ?
Here we stand here looking through the windows of your homes watching you live your commonplace lives reading, playing, arguing without fear navigating your mundane troubles relishing your ordinary joys.. Here we stand, mere shadows of what we could have been … Continue reading ?
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 … Continue reading ?
Earlier this year, 172 farmers from Maharashtra were sent abroad ‘as part of the Maharashtra government’s initiative to “educate” them. While the state government funds half their expenses — upto Rs 1 lakh — the farmers are expected to pay … Continue reading ?
Falsehood comes in many forms. Take the horrific case of Apna Ghar shelter in Rohtak, Haryana. Last month, the Incharge of the home Jaswanti Devi, was arrested. A National Commission for Protection of Child Rights questioned 28 of the inmates. Almost all the … Continue reading ?
Today we remember one of the greatest Indian freedom fighters- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Born this day, the 28th of May, in the year 1883, Veer Savarkar started taking part in nationalist activities while still a teenager. While a student in England he wrote ‘The Indian … Continue reading ?
February 2012. Darya Ganj. Delhi. ” Arya Anathalaya at Darya Ganj in central Delhi has become the epicentre of a massive controversy after an 11-year-old girl died following alleged sexual abuse at the orphanage. According to a report by HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, a majority of children – both boys and girls — the NGO interviewed, [...]