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Remembering Dr Richard Feynman

The best teacher I never had~ Bill Gates “I am going to give what I will call an elementary demonstration. But elementary does not mean easy to understand”...

Who was Adi Shankaracharya?

How he became Adi Shankaracharya “Who are you?’ asked Guru Govindapada to a 9-year-old boy named Shankara, sitting opposite to him. Of frail look and...

Vidura: the unsung hero of Mahabharata

For those who don’t know the epic character of Vidura, here is a short backdrop: Son of maid Somewhere in northern India, flourished the Kuru kingdom ruled by the...

Draupadi Swayamvar: Krishna’s best friend Uddhava

Prologue The Panchala king Drupada decides to offer his daughter Draupadi’s hand in marriage to Krishna. This leads to Krishna’s entrance in Mahabharata. I...

Krishna’s sister and wife of Duryodhana: Bhanumati

Prologue Before we proceed with this interesting tale, I strongly recommend you to read this story on how Krishna entered Mahabharata. In this story, the Panchala king...

Krishna in Mahabharata: the beginning

If you read any unabridged version of Mahabharata, it is evident Krishna enters the story in Draupadi swayamvara. Yet, reading through the story reveals that he entered...

The real strength of Rama

The Moolabala Sometime in 5600 BC, the kingdom of Lanka, present-day Sri Lanka was under attack by Rama, the prince of Kosala Kingdom, situated in present-day Uttar...

Indian Heroes behind Black Holes

The movie Interstellar, released in 2014, directed by Christopher Nolan and co-produced by Nobel Laureate Physicist Kip Thorne, caught every Physics lovers imagination....

An Incident from the life of Chanakya taught me ironing

Sometime in 400 B.C. emerged Nanda dynasty along the banks of the river Ganga, ruling over the Magadha Kingdom. It flourished for around 200 years with a great...

The Real Culprits of Mahabharata war

Some might blame the fabulous four of Mahabharata viz. Duryodhana, Dusshasan, Shakuni, Karna. One may claim it’s Dhritarashtra, while some may assert that...

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