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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

The lotus in Indian Art

The Lotus in Indian Art

In the vast repertoire of Indian ornamental motifs, among the symbols and devices that recur in traditional art and architecture, the lotus occupies pride...
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...
ORAL TRADITION IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION

Transmitting Knowledge: Oral memory, practice and methods of communication of India

In India, oral transmission of knowledge still continues to be the most important method by which we communicate messages, educate our children on early...
BhaskaraAcharya

Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who...
Sage Kanada - Father of Atom Theory

Acharya Kanad – The Father of Atomic theory

John Dalton (1766 – 1844) is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory. However, It would be surprising for many people today...
Alexander the Great

Failed Indian invasion by Alexander of Macedon

In 326 BCE a formidable European army invaded India. Led by Alexander of Macedon it comprised battle hardened Macedonian soldiers, Greek cavalry, Balkan fighters...
Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

Destruction of The Indian System of Education by British

During the time of the East India Company and later, in the British rule, there seem to have been two motives working in the...
Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan – The Unsung Hero who Stopped Mughals From Conquering...

Assam was the only State in India which defeated successive attempts at invasion by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors. The state survived 17...
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...
Universities of Ancient India

Universities of Ancient India

Most Indians today are well aware of the two famous ancient universities of India which also are one of the oldest universities in the...

EDITOR'S PICKS

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...

Ahmedabad: Calling You for Fun

Ahmedabad: Calling You for Fun   Ahmedabad is the city that is one among those places settled in India that are seemed to be flooded with...

Places to Visit in Gangotri and Yamunotri

Places to Visit in Gangotri and Yamunotri Gangotri and Yamunotri Yatra form two of the most crucial and scenic pilgrimage destinations in India and probably...

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Kumari Kandam- The Lost Continent

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...
Five Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism

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...
Hindu templs stand on a straight line

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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