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Mesmerising Elephanta Experience

Ten nautical miles away from the busy city of Mumbai lie the enigmatic Island of Elephanta.  Water bodies tend to have a soothing effect on me and but not this time. The heat and the moisture made the atmosphere in the boat extremely oppressive. I was more troubled by the number of food packets, plastics and coconut shells which went floating past. However, we reached the island within forty-five minutes and then took a tram

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A Lifetime Spent

It was her 25th marriage anniversary. They had decided to throw a party in the evening. However, instead of being ecstatic she was in a reflective mood. Thinking, wondering, pondering…a whole series of events and images came to her mind. Not all of them were pleasant but definitely memorable. Sitting with a cup of tea in her hand in the small yet cosy balcony she mused about her marriage to a stranger whom she had eventually befriended.

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Orthodoxy or Science? The True Story Behind Hindu Rituals

Being the youth of 21st century we often devalue our culture, we often laugh at our parents for their orthodoxy behavior. But have we ever thought where this rituals came from? What was the science behind these? Lets discuss few of them Why we are not allowed to marry our brother/sister/close relatives: The problem in such close relative marriages occurs when one of the partners carries a defected gene which is the reason for some form of

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Say NO to Kanya Poojan

Shubh Navratri Readers! I am glad that I managed to draw your attention to this post, and that is precisely what the role of the misleading header was. Isn’t is true that these days we have been so exposed to and drawn towards negative and controversial news posts on the web that clicking on them has become a subconscious part of our daily routine? Aren’t we all in some way or the other feeding on

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Hinduism and Secularism

The word ‘secularism’ is a western concept. The word and its meaning were crafted to tackle a crisis in the west where churches would have dogmatic control over state laws. During the dissemination of Christianity in the west, the belief that God bestowed ‘truth’ to the church was being propagated. People were made to believe that Christianity is the only vehicle that will enable a person to achieve God, defying which will propel them towards

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#BetterDemocracy: Please #SupportPK and ban #BoycottPK

So I went to watch PK with sky-high expectations. By the time I had made my mind, almost everyone in the country was talking about it. Leave Twitter, both #SupportPK and #BoycottPK was trending even on the real social network #Facebook. Some of the reasons for #boycottPK were as absurd as this. “Unless the filmmaker decides to also degrade #Islam, we will not let it run #BoycottPK”. Clearly, the guy writing this had decided to

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Rameswaram: A Place with Mystifying effects

Located in the southern district of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is touted to be a famous religious pilgrimage site. I am not religious, but I am attracted to the mysticism of religion, the spiritual aspect of it. Rameswaram is precisely located on the Pamban Island, which is also known as the Rameswaram Island and it is in the Gulf Of Mannar, at the tip of the Indian Peninsula. This was a family trip giving my family

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Who Am I?

After the debatable formation of the Telegana, India currently comprises 29 states, spanning at an area of 3,287,590 sq. km. with a population of 1,270,272,105 (1.27 billion). Such is the diversity of this nation that on official count there are 22 dialects spoken and six major religions preached. As of 2011 census, almost 80% of India’s population practices Hinduism followed by Islam (a merely 13%) with others sharing far lesser percentages. Among the states, Uttar

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