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Think tanks help the nation's intellectual churn

I still believe that it is a good thing that think tanks are mushrooming in Delhi. They provide a platform for discussion, even if they shed more heat than light. With Parliament almost incapable......

If half the world's population is miserable, can the other half rejoice?

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya’s take on International Women’s Day. “The birth of a daughter was not a source of anxiety during the vedic period, in the post vedic phase, becomes a......

People need a whole lot more than statues

In a country where 68.7 per cent people live on less than $2 a day, statues are not exactly the most important task on the list. A statue won’t make our problems go away. Investing that money......

Our intellectuals are in a state of denial

After 800 odd years of Islamic and British rule, the Indian elite and intellectuals are copybook examples of the Fanon phenomenon: Living, breathing purveyors of a sordid ideology, says Jay......

Former PM Chandra Shekhar cremated

Amidst chanting of Vedic hymns, the mortal remains of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar were on Monday consigned to flames with full state honours on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi.The last......

Why our education system needs a fix!

'He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.' ~ Friedrich NietzschePink Floyd's We don't need no education was not just a song of a genre or a generation. It became an anthem for a......

Commonwealth Games opening to have spiritual touch

The opening ceremony of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, on October 3, will have a spiritualtouch.Azaan,Vedic and Buddhist chants will be played in the background as......

  People speak for late vedic period

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Q. During Ayodhya movement, apart from many other propaganda, BJP tried to propagate that Muslims came from outside and so they do not belong to this country. This was countered by some with the argument that Aryans also came from outside and therefore they also do not belong to this country. That is when the theory of India being the country of Aryan origin was started. In support of this theory, books were written, websites were floated, articles were published. Though well known scholars had refuted this with justifications, do you feel that this issue should be clarified in school text books?
:  A. This idea - totally foreign to the history of India, whether north or south - has become almost an unquestioned truth in the interpretation of...... more

Sankar  Mitra
Q. How the 27 or 28 constellations have been named ?
Sankar Mitra:  A. The Rig Veda has a list of 27 (or 28 stars/asterisms) (naksatra), also associated with the path of the moon, and also beginning with the Pleiades...... more

vinay vaidya
Q. Drinking is a very much part of Indian life from ancient times starting from Vedic Indians, Imperial Hindu period, Mughal & British periods and post independence. It is prevalent amongst the lower & higher income groups. It was and is not done openly amongst the middle class. They do it in hiding. But now it is gradually opening up and includes women due to economic emancipation. But still it is unacceptable to majority Indians and that is 70%. Unless this gap is reduced, the barbarism of Mangalore will continue. We must take care of economy to get rid of such social virus. Do you agree?
Vinay Vaidya:  A. As Indian economy is moving forward after decades of failed socialism the fascist tendencies are raising their head. Could there be worst lie in...... more

Sankar  Mitra
Q. which epic is the longest in the world?
Sankar Mitra:  A. You are right; Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world. It is a Sanskrit epic written by the sage Ved Vyasa. It has more than 74000 verses and...... more

ishita dhanua
Q. which is the longest epic in the world?
Ishita Dhanua:  A. Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world. It is a Sanskrit epic written by the sage Ved Vyasa. It has more than 74000 verses and has 1.8...... more

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