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Veer Savarkar- A Hero is Born

(Veer Savarkar has been one of my heroes. One of the most fascinating, multi talented personalities ever. Freedom fighter, nationalist, activist, thinker, writer and sadly a very misunderstood personality too. Here was some one who braved the worst form of … Continue reading

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Ramana Maharshi

Arudra Darshanam, a festival observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi, primarily during December to January.  Essentially a Shaivite festival,celebrating the cosmic form of Shiva, in the Nataraja form. It takes place on the full moon night, and is also … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 50,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Redeeming Ganga: Is it about us or about the river?

Prime Minister Modi has taken up an ambitious target of redeeming Mother Ganga. His intentions are noble but talks to redeem Ganga are not new, around 20 thousand crores has been spent since 1986 under the Ganga action plan but … Continue reading

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Poets and literature in the Vijayanagara Period – Annamacharya

Annamacharya is a household name within the Telugu sphere. This poet who lived in the fourteenth century endeared himself to scholars and commons alike through his immortal compositions dedicated to the Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati. With the literary nature of … Continue reading

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A Mirror to India

Quite often, whatever the articles we have seen in the media or for that matter even in some of the more well known blogs, are either too celebratory, chest thumping sort or  too negative, pessimistic.  Either India is the world’s … Continue reading

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

One of my favorite authors is Jules Verne in my childhood and even now also. I had already mentioned this in my review of Around the World in 80 Days . Another Verne favorite of mine is 20,000 Leagues Under … Continue reading

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