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Russell is into Hinduism: Katy Perry

May 6, 2011

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PTI, Friday May 06, 2011 (Los Angeles) Singer Katy Perry saya she is gravitating towards meditation because of husband Russell Brand, who is into Hinduism. Brand, who married Perry in India last year, even sought the blessing of a Hindu guru before the wedding. Perry, who had a strict Christian upbringing, says she is very […]

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 […]

The spiritual leader was considered a living god by his followers: City mourns death of Sathya Sai Baba

April 26, 2011

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KOLKATA: As news of the death of Sathya Sai Babaspread on Sunday, the city plunged into mourning. Special prayers were organised by devotees and vibhuti was distributed among people. Bhajans played in Sai Baba temples and hundreds held prayer sessions at home, burning incense sticks and candles. Some even equated the spiritual leader’s departure with the death and […]

Political view of Rabindranath Tegore and impact in Bengal

January 7, 2011

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Tagore’s political thought was complex. He opposed imperialism and supported Indian nationalists. His views have their first poetic release in Manast, mostly composed in his twenties. Evidence produced during the Hindu-German Conspiracy trial and later accounts affirm his awareness of the Ghadarite conspiracy, and stated that he sought the support of Japanese Prime Minister Terauchi […]

Remembering Veer Savarkar

August 17, 2010

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Introduction In the history of struggle for Indian independence, V.D. Savarkar’s place is unique. He had a firm belief that only a strong, armed revolt by Indians would liberate India from British. An extraordinary Hindu scholar (he is one who coined Indian words for telephone, photography,  the parliament, among others), a recklessly brave revolutionary (tried […]

India Vision 2020

August 16, 2010

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India Vision 2020 was initially a documanet prepared by TIFAC under the chairmanship of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul kalam and a team of 500 experts. Dr.Kalam further gave shape to this concept through his seminal work along with Dr.Y.S.Rajan – “ India 2020 : Vision for the new millennium “. Dr.Kalam in one of his speeches elaborates the […]

Quotes from ‘Integral Humanism'(Pandit DeenDayal Upadhyaya)

August 16, 2010

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“It is essential that we think about ‘Our National Identity’ without which there is no meaning of ‘Independance”. “The basic cause of the problems facing Bharat is the neglect of Its ‘National Identity”. “Opportunism has shaken the confidence of People in Poltics”. “Opportunists with no principles rein in politics of our country” “We had taken […]