February 4, 2016

Here are some of the best quotes and poems from the famed 13th-Century Sufi mystic, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, on life, love, death, friendship and more. Read more

February 3, 2016

Nelson Mandela is one of the heroes of the modern age. An icon of freedom and the epitome of forgiveness and statesmanship, he is a larger then a life figure in today’s world. Here are a few wonderful quotes from this eloquent and charismatic man who led South Africa through its freedom struggle and first years as a democratic nation. The Best Nelson Mandela Quotes We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy. […] We have condemned racialism no… Read more

September 22, 2014

Before we get to Swami Vivekanada’s quotes, lets learn a little about him. Swami Vivekananda is one of India’s most inspiring human beings. He wrote extensively about a range of subjects that dealt with the human predicament. He was one of the wisest men of the last few centuries and is widely credited with revitalizing Indian nationalism and the Hindu way of life, with the guidance of his Guru, the mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Here are 101 inspirational Swami Vivekananda quotes… Read more

April 5, 2019

There are various branches of Judaism. One branch related to mysticism is Kabbalah, which is thought to have been around as an oral tradition since 1000BC, and it bears many striking similarities with the Hindu way of life. In this post, we look at a few of these amazing parallels. Similarities between Judaism and Indian culture The idea of emptiness or nothingness is important in certain traditions of Judaism, especially Kaballah. It is called Ayin in Hebrew, and literally means… Read more

February 23, 2019

Economic Indicators compared in first four years of NDA, UPA-I and UPA-II     UPA I   UPA II   NDA   Overall GDP Growth %   8.9%   7.2%   7.3%   Agriculture GDP Growth %   3.8   4   2.4   Industry GDP Growth %   10.3   6.4   7.1   Services GDP Growth %   9.9   8.3   8.8   Inflation   5.8   10.4   4.7   Bad loans   52,000 crore  … Read more

February 22, 2019

India Pakistan Timeline Since 1947 Basic Stats Population of pre-Independence subcontinent: 400 million The British had ruled India (as a whole or parts of it) for 190 years officially, since the 1757 Battle of Plassey. Lead up to Partition The idea of Pakistan was as a homeland for Muslims, thought of in the late 1930s. An act of British parliament proposed a date for the transfer of power into Indian hands in June 1948. Plans for a partitioned India were… Read more

February 21, 2019

The Incident On Feb 14, a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2547 CRPF personnel left Jammu and headed to Srinagar. A 270-km journey on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Around 3.30pm, an Scorpio car laden with explosives driving alongside the convoy crashed into one of the vehicles at Awantipora, 30 km from Srinagar. 42 CRPF personnel were killed. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), claimed responsibility for the terror strike. The suicide bomber was Adil Dar, a 22-year-old Kashmiri local and high-school dropout. He had been… Read more

January 21, 2019

KM Munshi’s death anniversary is approaching in a few days. I thought a post on his efforts to rebuild the Somnath temple would therefore be apt. Here’s a short history of the temple till today. History & Location The linga here is called. Someshwara. Near the temple at Somnath there is a triveni, where the Hiran and Kapila Rivers join with a third, the mystical underground Sarasvati, just before they flow into the sea. The temple is at the edge… Read more

January 19, 2019

Below is the video from the Jiddu Krishnamurti channel, titled J. Krishnamurti – Is there a meditation that…. Enjoy! For more of J Krishnamurti’s videos check out the Krishnamurti video tag.J. Krishnamurti – Is there a meditation that… – VideoJ. Krishnamurti – Is there a meditation that… – TranscriptKrishnamurti: I hope you can hear.Is it quite clear?Yes?Good.Would you mind taking away the camera?We have a lot of ground to cover this eveningso we won’t go back and repeat what we… Read more

January 12, 2019

Below is the video from the Jiddu Krishnamurti channel, titled J. Krishnamurti – Sorrow is part of our self-centred activity. Enjoy! For more of J Krishnamurti’s videos check out the Krishnamurti video tag.J. Krishnamurti – Sorrow is part of our self-centred activity – VideoJ. Krishnamurti – Sorrow is part of our self-centred activity – TranscriptKrishnamurti: May we continuewith what we were talking about last Sunday.I think one must emphasise- you can’t hear? Right.They can’t hear you sir.We were talking about… Read more

January 5, 2019

Below is the video from the Jiddu Krishnamurti channel, titled J. Krishnamurti – Thought and time are always together. Enjoy! For more of J Krishnamurti’s videos check out the Krishnamurti video tag.J. Krishnamurti – Thought and time are always together – VideoJ. Krishnamurti – Thought and time are always together – TranscriptKrishnamurti: May we go onwith what we were talking about yesterday evening?I suppose you are here for me to talkaren’t you?So we will have a talk.It is really not… Read more

December 29, 2018

Below is the video from the Jiddu Krishnamurti channel, titled J. Krishnamurti – What is our brain. Enjoy! For more of J Krishnamurti’s videos check out the Krishnamurti video tag.J. Krishnamurti – What is our brain – VideoJ. Krishnamurti – What is our brain – TranscriptKrishnamurti: This is a dialogue between usa conversation between two friends.So this is not a lectureto instruct inform or guide.We are going to talk over togethermany thingscertainly not to convince you of anythingnot a propagandanot… Read more

December 15, 2018

Below is the video from the Jiddu Krishnamurti channel, titled J. Krishnamurti – Bombay (Mumbai) 1985 – Public Q&A 1. Enjoy! For more of J Krishnamurti’s videos check out the Krishnamurti video tag.J. Krishnamurti – Bombay (Mumbai) 1985 – Public Q&A 1 – VideoJ. Krishnamurti – Bombay (Mumbai) 1985 – Public Q&A 1 – TranscriptKrishnamurti: It is a bit early in the morning isn’t it.Several questions have been put- here they are.I haven’t looked at them.It is important one thinks… Read more




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