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India has a history going back thousands of years and a prehistory going back hundreds of thousands of years. almost five thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation had developed an urban culture. In the long march of centuries, India has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires and conquerors. There have been various dynasties fighting battles among themselves and against foreign invaders

Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari The Father of Surgery in Ayurveda

Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari – Father of Surgery in Ayurveda

Born in 1000 BCE, Kashiraj Divodas Dhanvantari is hailed as the Father of Surgery in Ayurveda, the oldest and the most holistic medical science...
Kalaripayattu - mother of all martial arts

Kalaripayattu – Mother of all Martial Arts

Martial arts are often attributed to South-east Asian countries, namely China, Japan and Korea. However few people know that the idea of martial arts...
Mathematics

Ancient India’s contribution to Mathematics

Mathematics represents a very high level of abstraction attained by human brain. In ancient India, roots to mathematics can be traced to Vedic literature,...
Sikh soldiers in Paris during World War I

Sikh Soldiers – The Forgotten Heroes of World War I

With the outbreak of war in Europe, India, the Crown Jewel of the British Empire, joined the Allies in battle on the 4th of...
History of Indian Rupees

How Rupee came into being

India was one of the first issuers of coins (circa: 7th/6th century BC), and as a result it has seen a wide range of...
Indian soldier in world war I

British enlisted Indian children as young as 10 during World War-I

Britain’s World War-I army included Indian children as young as 10-years-old fighting against the Germans on the western front, according to a new book...
The Divine Holy Waters

The Divine Holy Waters

Indian Riveres are not just part of epics, religious texts and myths but also guardians of her cultural wealth. - Bill Aitken From the beginning of...

EDITOR'S PICKS

A Guide to the temples on the way from Pune to Shirdi

A Guide to the temples on the way from Pune to Shirdi Like any other journey, a pilgrimage is also not just about...

7 Reasons Why Gold Jewellery Is Good To Buy & Wear

The practice of wearing jewellery is as old as mankind. The history of Indian jewellery can be traced back 5000 years. Indian...

Dharmasthala and Sringeri: More than just a paradise for Pilgrims

It was in the month of March last year when my parents wanted to visit Dharmasthala and stay at an ashram for a month....

Food for the Soul: Go solo and treat yourself with some “ME” time

Food for the Soul: Go solo and treat yourself with some “ME” time   In our ever-changing lives, filled with people and materialistic things, we often...

8 Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand

8 Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand Home to some of the most iconic and spiritual hubs in the world, Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is more...

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Kumari Kandam – The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, according to many of the ancient extant Tamil literatures and some of the Sanskrit literatures. Almost 100...
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Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
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Ancient Hindu Temples stand on a straight line

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity...
Mount kailash is a man made pyramid

Mount Kailash – A man-made pyramid?

Kailash is a sacred Tibetan mountain shrouded in mystery and legends. With an impressive height of 6718 meters, Mount Kailash represents the axis of...
Indian caste System

Misconception of Indian Caste System

Casteism in India has gotten a lot of criticism, and rightly so. The way casteism is at present should not even exist. We should...

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