As a part of the Students forum for Indian heritage tours, this time we visited many temples of Tamil Nadu including Madurai, Rameshwaram, Srirangam, Tanjavur , Kumbakonam etc. Danushkodi is an island between India and Srilanka. 31 km from here via sea takes you to Srilanka. It is for the first time in my life… Read More My visit to Dhanushkodi
Vishu marks New Year in Malayalam Calender (Medam -1st). It comes in the second week of April. Vishu is celebrated all over Kerala and some districts of Karnataka. For me Vishu is so special due to its versatility from other festivals. The celebrations begin one or two days before the New Year. People start… Read More Happy New Year to all Malayalees
It is really enlightening to listen to the Upanishads. I would like to share some of the beautiful ideas from the Chāndogya Upaniṣad commented upon by Shankaracharya. The world around you is a combination of five great elements. These five come from ‘Sat’ (Pure existence). That is and that alone is the substratum of all… Read More From the Upanishads
“One of the basic mistake about science -It makes the assumption that the World is real. Vedanta doesn’t make this assumption. Thus Vedanta is more scientific than our modern science!” This is one of the fascinating lesson that I learned after attending the sessions by Bala Sir . I pondered a lot on this statement. … Read More Is this world real???
Question : India has a record number of engineers and scientists graduating every year; inspite of this increasing trend, there is a concern about lack of exposure to local problems and technological innovation to solve them. Do you subscribe to this view? Present examples (with data to support where possible) to support your view. What… Read More Technological Innovation
It is the festival of celebration of nine days in India. After the ninth day, the tenth day is called as Vijayadhashami. Here vijaya doesnt mean victory. It is the breaking of the shackles of the mind and the attainment of complete freedom. Navam also means new. We wash away all the papas in our… Read More Navarathri
It is for the first time in my life that I am watching a Manipuri Dance. And it was awesome. Darshna Javeri, the great Manipuri dancer’s lecture on the dance and her experience added more color to the programme. Manipuri is one of the six classical dance styles of India, the others being Bharata-natyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, and… Read More Mind blowing Manipuri