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Why is Spiritual Element Necessary in the society?

“When did spiritual element become necessary to the society? Go ask a beggar on the street if he needs that,” said one of my acquaintances. Those were wise...

Guru Purnima: When great Gurus inspired great transformations

Yaksha: By the study of which science does man become wise? Yudhishthira: Not by studying any shaastra does man become wise. It is by association with the great in...

Inside Bill’s Brain: revisiting the documentary

What’s Inside Bill’s Brain? One such winner is Bill Gates. ‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’ is a Netflix docuseries that brings...

Indian diplomacy and strategic thinking reminds us of Balarama

Recently, at UNSC India abstained from voting on the Israel-Hamas conflict. And today I read this article. As reported, the Israeli head of counter-terrorism urges India...

I disagree with Shekhar Gupta. Indian Media is not doing a stellar job!

In his essay, “Why is the Indian media so negative?”, former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam argues that the Indian media is full of negativity. It does...

Why is Bhagavad Gita more relevant than ever

Let’s start with a verse from Bhagavad Gita (chapter 1, verse 30) गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव...

Vedanta – Going beyond the Vedas

“In Hinduism, Vedas are the ultimate source of truth,” asserted my friend and colleague, while arguing with his boss (not a good idea), over my...

A historical perspective on Humour: Chatrapati Shivaji and Arjuna

On April 2, 1779, the great Maratha king Chatrapati Shivaji wrote a letter to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. A few lines, in the beginning, read as follows: This firm and...

Book Review: Amish Tripathi’s Dharma – a lesson for today’s youth.

In the year 2020, on the occasion of India’s honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi birthday, some Twitter activists trended the hashtag #NationalUnemploymentDay....

Orwell’s Animal Farm – a tale of the hidden beast

What was the Author’s allegory? I recently read the George Orwell classic novella ‘Animal Farm’. It was written during World War 2 but denied publishing by...