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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Irish daughter of Mother India

Sister Nivedita

Of the many disciples of the great Guru Swami Vivekananda, there were a few from outside India who became famous and did some phenomenal work in the spiritual upliftment and education of the masses. Sister Nivedita from Ireland was one such famous devotee and disciple of Swami Vivekananda and that too during his times. Her 143rd birth anniversary falls this month on the 28th Oct 2010.

The Ultimate Diwali quiz

Rangoli

Shubh Deepavali to you and your family. Deepavali or Diwali ~ the Hindu festival of lights brings to our mind images of diyas, sweets, puja, colourful lights, fire crackers, feasting, new purchases, socializing and lots of fun. Here is a little quiz to remind ourselves about Diwali and the origins that makes Diwali the most popular festival of India.

Ancient wisdom behind Gandhi’s style of protest

Gandhi's Autograph

2nd Oct is birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who will always be remembered for his practice of rejecting violent means to achieve justice. While all freedom fighters were at war with the Angrez, Gandhi in particular championed a form of resistance against brutality and oppression in a unique way. This subtle style of resistance practiced by Gandhi was based on an ideal that was already an integral part of Indian ethos. While Gandhi’s birthday has now been adopted by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence, here is a look through the rear-view mirror at one of the key principles behind his ideology.

Why Indian food is not just “CURRY”?

masala dabba

Indian cuisine is probably the most diverse cuisine in the world but sadly the perception is that Indian food is just “curry”. The antiquated heritage of Indian cuisine goes back thousands of years and boasts of an assorted menu of cuisines and not just one cuisine. This includes a whopping 300 ways of cooking a potato. While “Indian food” is synonymous with ‘curry, naan bread and pappadoms’, there is certainly more to it. Today’s era of cultural understanding requires a better awareness of authentic Indian food which is more than just curry!!!

Why are we still talking about Ram Rajya?

Ram Rajya 1 ana Coin

Though Lord Ram lived and ruled Bharat some 10,000 years ago, his life and values are still cherished and extolled. There is hardly any King except King Ram of Ayodhya in the Indian history who is celebrated so much till today. The life of King Ram is thankfully covered through the itihaas of Ramayana and not our history books.

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