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Holy Shrine Shri Amarnath yatra

July 22, 2011

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Behind the discovery of the Holy Shrine lies an interesting story. Centuries ago Maa Parvati asked Shivji to let her know why and when he started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala), to which Bhole Shankar replied, “whenever you are born I add more heads to my bead”. Parvati said, “I die again and again, but you are […]

The Guru Purnima: How to Observe the Day

July 15, 2011

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Hindus attach paramount importance to spiritual gurus. Gurus are often equated with God and always regarded as a link between the individual and the Immortal. Just as the moon shines by reflecting the light of the sun, and glorifies it, all disciples can dazzle like the moon by gaining from their Gurus.What is Guru Purnima? […]

Amartya Sen’s Failed Attempt

April 29, 2011

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Dr. Vijaya Rajiva After winning the Nobel Prize for Economics (1998) Amartya Sen took a fateful turn at freelance writing about Indian history, politics, religion, culture and what not. In 2005 he produced a book ‘The Argumentative Indian’ which sought to contain Hindu India by a well known technique, that of appropriating the merits of […]

Importance of Dol-Purnima Utsav or Holi Utsav

March 20, 2011

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Holi, or Holli, is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul […]

Economic Consequences of Minority Appeasement

November 25, 2010

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SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY [Former. Union Cabinet Minister for Law & Justice] Economic science teaches us that only in a transparently regulated competitive market system, the allocation of the nations resources for alternative uses will be optimal and of maximum return on investment. This means giving to primacy to merit. However, those sections of society which have […]

Jyoti Basu and the unnecessary success of Indian Communism

November 15, 2010

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By Koenraad Elst Jyoti Basu’s demise is not the end of an era. The heyday of Communism in India is over, that turn has already been taken some years ago, with the electoral defeat of the Communist Parties of 2009 a major step downwards. Neither is the end near, for in India Communism is far […]

Partition of India

August 17, 2010

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What was that Independence? It is time to speak the TRUTH about it. To do so we must dispel the dark clouds of misinformation, brainwashing and falsehood that have gathered overhead and enveloped us for more than six decades. WHAT WAS THE TRUTH ABOUT INDEPENDENCE OF INDIA? To start with only two thirds of India […]