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Nehru Says – “We don’t need a defence policy. Our policy is Ahimsa. We foresee no military threats. As far as I am concerned, you can scrap the Army’

Source: - @pynchoniama / twitter. Book Reference: - "War in High Himalaya: The Indian Army in High Crisis, 1962" written by Major General D K Palit. Page 20. ‘Rubbish! Total Rubbish! We don’t need a defense policy. Our policy is Ahimsa. We foresee no military threats. As far as I am concerned

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‘Bringing Our Gods Home: Reclaiming India’s Stolen Treasures’ — A Talk by Vijay Kumar & Anuraag Saxena

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Vijay Kumar and Anuraag Saxena at Press Club Of India. The topic of the talk was 'Bringing Our Gods Home: Reclaiming India's Stolen Treasures'. Here is the complete talk and Q&A session. TALK: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNesbXL_YwM&t=2007s Q/A Session: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hkgalf55_E&t=485s

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‘Moving towards a Swachh Bharat with #Shramdaan’ — A Talk by Temsutula Imsong and Shailesh Pandey

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Temsutula Imsong and Shailesh Pandey on the topic ‘Moving towards a Swachh Bharat with #Shramdaan’. The mission called Shramdaan brings together groups of people in different cities to voluntarily adopt public places, clean them up and maintain them on a regular basis. Here is the complete

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Menstruation Practices in Hinduism: What & Why? — A Talk by Nithin Sridhar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFpVu3e-N9A?cc_lang_pref=ta&cc_load_policy=1 So, today’s topic is Menstruation Practices in Hinduism, What & Why? Yes, it is an offbeat topic, but I think nevertheless it is equally a very important topic. Menstruation is one of the, you know, all the adult woman go through it, affects them, influences them at a very deeper

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Why Jesus cannot save the converts

Courtesy:- This article was published in Indiafacts.org , written by Kalavai Venkat. Snapshot:- Professing your belief in Jesus is totally unnecessary. You can commit the foulest offenses against Jesus or the Holy Spirit without worrying about the consequence because Jesus has anyway irreversibly predestined whether you go to heaven or hell! Christian fanatics

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Operation Jihad Mafia: Kerala’s conversion factories unmasked : India Today Report (Excerpt)

Courtesy:- India Today Report on Kerala's Conversion Mafia and YouTube To Read the Full Report Please visit -> http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/love-jihad-kerala-conversion-factory-islamic-state/1/1079334.html In public, it proclaims to be a champion of diversity and equality. Kerala's Popular Front of India (PFI) has consistently denied accusations of religious conversions, hawala funding, murderous assaults and terror links. But India Today

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Demystifying Ramachandra Guha

Source:- Anand Ranganathan / Twitter. https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/912189095358509056 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/914497675290042369 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/914499660277891073 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/914504195117547524 https://twitter.com/i/moments/914548241697509377 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/919189175756132353 https://twitter.com/i/moments/920605240805564416 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/920630341211111426 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/924545613680623617 https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/924550077158277121

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Kabo valley was LEASED to Burma in 1834. Nehru gave it up WITHOUT Parliament’s consent

Source: - The Indian Interest / Twitter. https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/717353836189364225 https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/808999701970157568 https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/809001156428984320 https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/809001632201515008

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How Sanskrit Led To The Creation Of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine How the two-dimensional structure of Sanskrit could have led to the creation of the periodic table. It is an amusing fact that the original names used by Mendeleev for gallium and germanium are eka-aluminum and eka-silicon, where the eka, Sanskrit for one, has the sense of beyond. The prediction for

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Dattatreya Parvatikar: The Musician as a Mystic (Excerpt)

Source:- http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/DjnP4LCD9jTBYQ20t8ci8H/Dattatreya-Parvatikar-The-musician-as-a-mystic.html Encased in a glass cabinet at the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s headquarters in New Delhi is a unique instrument. The Datta veena, which was once played by the country’s first president, Rajendra Prasad, is the only known piece of its kind today. It bears the inscription “1961”. The instrument appears

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The Enduring Appeal Of The Great Indian Epic Song Tradition

Source:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya magazine SNAPSHOT The poetic narrative of human characters with superhuman qualities executing superhuman tasks are found in the earliest Indian tradition. Indian aesthetics stresses self-transformation, and the heroic stories recounted in the epic songs are intended to inspire the listener to self-transcendence. This is the first in a four-part

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‘Essences’ About India Have Been Created By The West; It’s Time We Unshackle Ourselves From Them

Source:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT Neither by embracing a false history or by rejecting it altogether can the Indian mind be cleansed of the encrustations placed on it by the colonialist Western narrative. The past must be confronted on its own terms and, once that is done, India turns out to

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Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part II

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT This is the second part in a four-part series about the important contributions of Kashmir to Indian culture. It describes at length the significant influence of a profound book from Kashmir, Yoga Vasishtha, over Indian philosophical and scientific thought. Another book from Kashmir which has

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Western Philologists Were Responsible For The First Steps In The Devaluation Of Indian Culture

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine. SNAPSHOT In the first part of this series, it is explained how the first Western philologists sowed the seeds for the denigration of Indian texts and culture. Europe’s task was to separate Indians from their “decadent” culture so that they could get connected to the “superior”

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The Colonial Influence: How The British Triggered The Illiteratisation Of Largely Literate India

Source: - Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT Macaulay’s famous minute on education (1835) led to the establishment of a colonialist system of education that is still in force. It replaced the traditional system of village schools, which created near-universal literacy, to a system that led to school dropouts in large numbers. This is

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A Vedic Touch To Logic In Indian Thought – Part Two

Courtesy:- Subhash Kak / Swarajya Magazine SNAPSHOT The important role that logic has enjoyed in the Indian cultural area is due to belief in the overarching Vedic system that knowledge is of two kinds: objective and subjective. All objective knowledge is governed by logic, whereas the knowledge related to the experiencing subject is

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Distorted Notions of Secularism in Indian Education – Dr. Bharat Gupt – India Inspires Talks

Bharat Gupt, a former Associate Professor in English at the College of Vocational Studies of the University of Delhi, is an Indian classicist, theater theorist, sitar and surbahar player, musicologist, cultural analyst, and newspaper columnist. Here he talks about the wrong ideas that are paraded in the garb of secularism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXItoeHZTHo&t=5s Bharat

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Religious Demography of India – India Inspires Talk – J K Bajaj

Dr.J.K.Bajaj shares religious demographic data of India of last one hundred years. He speaks about how religious demography plays a defining role in shaping destiny of country. He explains how growth rate of population belonging to various religious members have larger impact on culture of country. He claimed that partition of

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