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Bharat Mata

Dukh, Depression and Journeys of Life Part IV – Journey of Bharata

I have always been in awe of how Bharat as a country has treated any Dukha or sorrow. From the time our civilization has started, our country has been unique in the way Dukha has been given acceptance and respect so much that we even had one philosophy or religion based on Dukha – Buddhism. While most other countries and civilization were more interested in Bhog-vilas (success and luxury), we were more interested in accepting and handling Dukha. One could even say that our explanation of Karma was in a way aimed at explaining why we have Dukha and how we can prevent ourselves from having it in the future.

Expounder of Vedas

इतिहास पुराणाभ्यां वेदं समुपबृंहयेत्। बिभेत्यल्पश्रुताद् वेदो मामयं प्रहरिष्यति।। 1.267,268।। The above verse in the Mahabharata is a declaration by its composer Krishna Dwaipayana(Vyaasa) regarding the purpose of the Epic itself.…

A Brief Introduction to Puranas

It’s obvious that being an Indian, most of us have come across this word Purana. Books, television, internet, general talks, banners, public gatherings, temples and what not, word Purana is…


Roots and Shoots is a competition for grandchildren and grandparents. Outside of the classroom, grandparents are the greatest source of learning for children. Learning that is timeless. Learning that is infused with values. Learning…