Posts Tagged with: "india"

Staring Down Droughts

Staring Down Droughts

In just seven years, with a modest one-time investment, BAIF, Dharwad (Karnataka) has lifted 10,000 people to good lives. It […]

The Dawn of Freedom

The Dawn of Freedom

(The following speech was made by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on the eve of taking a pledge on the night of 14-15 […]

A Task Unaccomplished

A Task Unaccomplished

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

Recently an article appeared in the New York Times commenting on the “greatest show on earth” – the Indian elections. […]

Freedom is My Birthright

Freedom is My Birthright

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was sentenced to six years imprisonment for seditious writing in 1908 and was sent to Mandalay jail […]

Education for Perfection

Education for Perfection

Our religions have proclaimed from the very beginning that each human individual is to be regarded as a spark of […]

Towards Freedom

Towards Freedom

(Lala Lajpat Rai had left India in 1913 and gave the following reason for his departure: ‘I began to suspect […]

Living the Praise

Living the Praise

How often do we find that praise turns upon itself, wiping itself off the slate in the bargain? Swami Vivekananda […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – V

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – V

Literary Sources: The Vedas Our discussion so far is based mainly on archaeological and scientific discoveries. But a more extensive […]

India’s Pride

India’s Pride

In different forms of the media, in a single week, this is what was expressed in various contexts: “India’s Picasso” […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – IV

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – IV

Recent Discoveries and Evidence We have discussed some of the arguments against the Aryan invasion model. Let us now look […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – III

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – III

The Aryan Invasion: Was there any? (continued from the previous issue) However, before proceeding further with our discussion on the […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – II

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – II

The Aryan Invasion: Was there any? This brings us to the important question: Who are the builders of the Indus-valley […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – I

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – I

The origin of ancient civilizations like India is shrouded in a cloud of mist. What we have at present on […]

History of India – Towards a New Approach

History of India – Towards a New Approach

Of late, the study of history has become either a dry academic exercise or else mired in political controversies. What […]

Being Indian

Being Indian

This is what happened to me when I was born 46 years ago. I was born to Tamil speaking parents, […]

The New Approach to Education in India

The New Approach to Education in India

“In any country, the best education to give to children consists in teaching them what is the true nature of […]

Sanskrit and India’s Self-Development

Sanskrit and India’s Self-Development

India can best develop herself and serve humanity by being         Herself and following the law of her own nature. […]

Where are We Going?

Where are We Going?

Where are we going? It is given to certain seers, Rishis, who can look beyond the barriers of physical space […]

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

As for the recent controversy surrounding the national song of India, those who object may be right in voicing their […]

Evaluating Sanskrit

Evaluating Sanskrit

There are two forms of knowledge of which those who know Brahman have spoken: the higher and the lower – […]

To Speak or Not to Speak?

To Speak or Not to Speak?

“If you have to adopt a language, why not adopt the world’s greatest language?” (1) A striking suggestion in favour […]

Sculpting the Past with the Present

Sculpting the Past with the Present

“A small bronze statuette of a dancing girl in the buried city of Mohenjo Daro in Sind shows that the […]

Old is New

Old is New

You may have seen them on stage or the telly. Five or six unmistakably Indian men in colourful oversized turbans. […]

My Indian Heritage

My Indian Heritage

Since Independence there has been a great deal of exhortation, effort and expenditure directed towards Indianising something or the other: […]

Sanskrit

Sanskrit

Sanskrit is a language of antiquity. The roots of many languages of the world are found in Sanskrit. It is […]

Sanskrit: A Creative Force

Sanskrit: A Creative Force

When we speak about the greatness of Sanskrit we often underline the importance of ancient culture, religion, literature, poetry, science, […]

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

One often hears of the high prevalence of child labour in our country. Of the many reports I have read, […]

Sanskrit – A Self-existent Truth and Power

Sanskrit – A Self-existent Truth and Power

Life is infinite and rich in its possibilities. All language is an attempt to formulate and communicate the variety and […]

Rise of India

Rise of India

Mother India, when Thou rosest from the depths of oceans hoary, Love and joy burst forth unbounded, life acclaimed Thee […]