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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......

'Maa tujhe salaam'

My mom is a rockstarOften think had I been a girl I would have been better human being. The only reason that makes me contemplate this preposterous idea is that I simply adore my mother so much......

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/during-ayodhya-movement-apart-from-many-other-propaganda-bjp//answers/15061813

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-the-27-or-28-constellations-have-been-named-/15061582/answers/13540834

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/drinking-is-a-very-much-part-of-indian-life-from-ancient-tim/13540729/answers/12999179

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-epic-is-the-longest-in-the-world/12999084/answers/11877227

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-the-longest-epic-in-the-world/11877222/answers/11047113

  Web results for Late Vedic Period
The secret life of Lord Shiva

Previous Next Use ← → keys to navigate Shiva is one of the most widely known and revered Hindu gods. Shiva is often worshipped as one... ...

http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-slideshow/seekers/faith-and-rituals/the-secret-life-of-lord-shiva
Springtime Navratra festival

Prof Vishwa Murti Shastri Chaitra Shukla Pratipada marks the beginning of the new Indian Samvatsara. On this very day Navratras begin which are... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/springtime-navratra-festival/
Hinduism is no fossil fuel, it's a renewable resource

The controversy unleashed by Penguin's decision to withdraw Professor Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, from circulation... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/stoi/all-that-matters/Hinduism-is-no-fossil-fuel-its-a-renewable-resource/articleshow/30494970.cms
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/if-half-the-worlds-population-is-miserable-can-the-other-half-rejoice/20140307.htm
Voice of a Generation

Taking on the task, in 2010, of writing the biography of a music doyen, who was already 90, was an edgy endeavour. In my passionate quest to... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/voice-of-a-generation/article5756659.ece

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