We know Mahabharata is one of the greatest scriptures of Hindu mythology but it is also the longest poem ever written containing about 100,000 verses. It is the depiction of the rivalry between the two sects of the Kuru dynasty- the Pandavas and the Kauravas. But why did this...
In September 2014, Gujarat Police arrested Muslim cleric Mehadi Hasan for calling Navratri a 'festival of demons'. When I read the above statement on a website, I guffawed. I could not fathom why and on what grounds he was arrested. India is inhabited by hundreds of millions of human beings....
Keshav Venkataraghavan, or Keshav, as he is popularly known, is a Chennai based cartoonist and illustrator, who is currently one of the chief cartoonists with The Hindu newspaper. He has more that over 15,000 political cartoons and over 10,000 illustrations to his credit till date, as one of the...
Life as we know it, emerged some billion years ago. With the possible explosion which Scientists today call “The Big Bang”, the universe came into existence. Since then many species walk this planet, got washed away by the nature and a new species emerged to occupy its place. While...
“POWER”- An attempt to define a term like this would be as futile as an attempt to define Psychology (the only science without a definition). It means something different to every individual, it is subjective. If we call him the most powerful man who conquers the world then what...
  Because I believe, the true manifestations of thoughts cluster only due to the intoxication of nature. While I am engrossed in perceiving those alluring and magical winds, what reflects is the vivid sight of the loquacious birds that seem to be relished by the refreshing air. The moment I...
Have you ever wondered how a foreign object becomes ever so familiar? But not as familiar as you don’t know the meaning it holds. The dream catcher is one such object. You can see the beautiful dream catchers available in markets close by. But none of them are below...
First Trip To Hill Station: Mussoorie Well seriously! There is something about the mountains which itself persuades the people that they WILL go there. As they say to look deep into the nature, and then you will understand everything better; and it holds true in every sense of the word. The tall...
There’s a stain on the window, It blurs my view, And darkens the world outside, The view is bleak, The streets are sleek, And the resemblance is striking.   There’s a stain on the window, It stops my thoughts, It restricts my love, Is the wind blowing? Is it not? There’s confusion inside, And the resemblance is striking.   The resemblance is striking, To my heart, My brain,my mind,my soul, There’s a stain, A stain so large, That the world seems small, And dark and bleak.   There’s a stain on the window, And then the sun rises, It blinds my eyes, Blinds my eyes by its magnificence and grace, It’s light so powerful, I feel cleansed.     The sun shines and I close my eyes, I open them after a while, And lo! The stain on the window, It seems to have gone.    
Is the story of the Hindu epic Mahabharata true? Or is just a cooked up. If it is true then the unnatural things that took place in the epic are not true or else it is a human lie. According to the epic the happenings that took place in it...
The small town near Bolpur in Birbhum district of Westbengal, India Santiniketan was owned by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore , while he was on boat journey to Raipur. The red soil and meadows charmed him and he decided to build a house there. He named his...
We all know that India as the country of festivals. For the reason that there are lots of celebrations comes in a year. The majority of the Indian Festivals are spiritual in origin because of its spiritual diversity. Among all Holi is one of the well-known festivals which Celebrated...
Holi celebration or Rang Panchami is one of the well known as well as oldest Hindu festivals which is celebrated with much splendor as well as joviality. Its reference can be set up even in the statues on walls of an old temples as well as ancient spiritual scriptures....
India has more than 1000 archaeological sites , many of which are accessible to travelers and tourists. Since ancient times these regions has seen several cultures flourish due to the endless conquest of the region between various empires and kingdoms. The different cultures have all brought different technological and...
Christmas has already started all over the world. It’s just month for Christmas everyone started to plan for Christmas. Before Christmas, Thanksgiving Day is the most important celebrated in west. A day to thank the special persons in our life with gifts. Let’s look some facts that were not...
Church is place where Christians offer their prayers to the lord. There is an amusing church in Czech Republic which is decorated with 40000 skeletons. Travelers with a macabre will have an exciting day at this gruesome chapel which is decorated with skeleton chandeliers, hipbone chalices and skull bunting. It...
Have you ever heard of Card Parties? A card Party that too on a Diwali evening. The Diwali card parties are mostly celebrated in northern part of India. It’s that time of year when the Diwali card parties are back again in most of the homes that illuminate the...
Have you ever thought what happens after death? What exactly death is? Is it life air everywhere and we still can’t see it? Death is the completion of life. The end of life is death. No one ever has found the answer for this question and I doubt will...
Also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, Sri Guru Nanak Gurupurab marks the birthday of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It’s one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Not only Sikhs, but Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak’s philosophy also celebrate this...
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh Guru. His birthday falls on Kartik Puranmashi, the full-moon day which occurs on different dates each year from October-November in the month of Katak. He set up a spiritual, social, political platform based on good human values. He...