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गांधी और हिन्दू धर्म पर एक सोच

‘अहिंसा’ और ‘सत्याग्रह’ ऐसे घटक हैं जो सार्वभौमिक तौर से महात्मा गांधी के साथ जुड़े हुए हैं। एक आध्यात्मिक व्यक्ति होने के साथ, गांधी के हिंदू धर्म के प्रति विचार पारंपरिक हिंदू अनुष्ठानों से अलग थे; गांधी ने रस्मों और प्रथाओं की सदस्यता नहीं ली, जो हिंदू शास्त्रों मे एक एहम भूमिका निभाती है। उन्होंने बिना शर्त के वेद या भगवद गीता जैसे ग्रंथों की पक्षता भी नहीं ली। गौतम बुद्ध की तरह, गांधी ने

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Understanding Hinduism Vs Hindutva

In recent times, the idea of Hindutva being tagged as ‘Hinduistic’ in behavior has surfaced. However, both are completely different concepts and cannot be put on the same pedestal. It’s crucial to understand the difference between the two. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world. As noted leader and thinker, Shashi Tharoor says, “Hinduism is ‘Anant’. It has neither a beginning nor an end.” Swami Vivekanand’s speech at the ‘World Parliament of Religions’

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Without Bose Freedom would have eluded India maybe forever!

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose can arguably be called the ‘Father of Indian Armed Forces’ for he laid the seeds of what would become the Indian army, navy & air force. Bose’s aim to free India from British Colonialism found resonance in Germany & Japan, Britain’s enemies. While in Germany & Japanese controlled Singapore, Bose was able to put together Indian residents in Germany & Singapore as well as Prisoners of War (PoW) to form the

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Going the GI way!

Recently, West Bengal (WB) and Odisha had a fight over the ownership of the delicious sweet, Rasogolla. WB won the ownership owing to the fact that it was found to be Geographically Indicated (GI) in WB. Geographical Indicator (GI) ensures that an innovation or item that is produced within a country is protected in a manner such that its conception, creation and distribution is managed by the original innovator. GI is part of the original

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खाना वाकई मे खज़ाना है!

बचपन मे जब मैं खाना नष्ट करता था, तो मेरे परिवार वाले मुझे डांटते और कहते कि,“अन्न नष्ट करने का मतलब है किसी दुसरे को खाने से वांछित करना”। चूँकि मैं छोटा था, मुझे इसका मतलब समझ नहीं आया। जब मैं थोड़ा बड़ा हुआ और दुनिया दारी की मुझे समझ होने लगी, तब मुझे इस कथन का तात्पर्य पूर्ण रूप से समझ मे आया। अब मेरी कोशिश हमेशा से यही रहती है की यदि मैंने

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सुरक्षित बचपन, सुरक्षित भारत

हाल ही मे कैलाश सत्यार्थी बाल संगठन द्वारा आयोजित ‘भारत यात्रा’ समाप्त हुआ। यात्रा से जुड़े एक ज़रुरी संदेश को जनता तक पहुंचाने के लिए कैलाश सत्यार्थी ने लोकप्रिय कार्यक्रम ‘गली गली सिम सिम’ के किरदार एलमो से बात की। ‘सुरक्षित बचपन, सुरक्षित भारत’ के अंतर्गत ‘सही स्पर्श, गलत स्पर्श’ के बारे मे कैलाश जी ने एक कई ज़रुरी बातें बताईं। जब एलमो ने उनसे सुरक्षित बचपन का तात्पर्य पुछा,तब कैलाश जी ने बताया, “ सुरक्षित बचपन का मतलब है कि किसी भी व्यक्ति को किसी बच्चे

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Why Newton, India’s Oscar Nomination Film Isn’t A Copy Of Secret Ballot?

Newton, a rare film that shined in Bollywood for its sheer honesty and portrayal of an honest polling officer, committed to his duties and values. Earlier in the year, the film won numerous awards at British International Film Festival (BAFTA) and was highly anticipated. It opened up to great reviews, and especially Rajkumar Rao was praised for its brilliant acting. But… The game changed when it was announced that Newton would be the official entry

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Eating Ecologically, Saving Sustainably

Lush green fields filled with crops swirling thanks to the gentle breeze. The happy farmer who’s confident that he’ll get good money for his crops. A population consuming organic food that isn’t chock full of dangerous poisons. Agriculture turning humane and eco-friendly. Sounds idyllic, isn’t it? But it’s not something un-achievable.   In fact, if one were to take India’s history into perspective, organic agriculture is something that was traditionally followed. But with a gargantuan

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10 Best Foods For Fasting In Navratra

One of the most significant and celebrated Hindu festivals in the world is Navratra. It is celebrated twice in a year to mark the triumph of ‘good over evil’, and from idol worshipping to holding fasts (for seven days), there are different customs and rituals followed during the festival. Now, you don’t wish to feel lethargic during this joyous period as a result of fasting, so it’s important to pick right kind of foods. Ones that do

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Micro-Aggression Theory, Victimhood Culture and Article 370 as a Counter Radicalization Tool

For argument’s sake if we keep the violent insurgency problem in Kashmir aside for the reading time of this article, Kashmiri politics is primarily characterized by politics of identity and culture. While there are deep problems with defining culture and cultural analysis, sociologists and cultural theorists still attempt to theorize about cultural politics. One such theory is the micro-aggressions theory. Micro aggression[1] is a term coined by psychiatrist and Harvard University professor Chester M.Pierce in 1970

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