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Stories of Dharma – My Take On Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment Graph

There is a raging debate in the country today about capital punishment. India is not a Scandanavian country, her neighbors and demography has made her prone to frequent terrorists attacks, so capital punishment is unavoidable in India. Our society is like a functional living organism, and every human being in that society ...

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Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away During A lecture in Shillong

APJ Abdul Kalam

I am extremely happy that APJ passed away the way he did; he was one of the most popular men in India, he was the president of the largest democracy, had a long healthy life, inspired millions over 4 decades and above all had an instant painless death when he ...

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Nadars – The Rise And Rise Of Nadar Community

Kamarajar

On most topics I speak my mind without trying to be diplomatic, however caste is an extremely sensitive topic in India, so I will try and toe a fine line of diplomacy. Disclaimer: I am not a Nadar. Most leaders of oppressed communities advocate retaliation. Even the community members assume that ...

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Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms

Mass Extinction

We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million years. This is the alarming finding of a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The research was designed to determine how human ...

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MK Gandhi, His Hypocrisy And The Blood In His Hands

Gandhi

I recollect a program attended by Barack Obama at the Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. A student asked him if he could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who it would be. Barack Obama said if given a chance he would like to have a meal with his ...

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Treat Our Soil With The Respect It Deserves. Stop Treating It Like Dirt

Ploughing Of Every Kind is Bad For Our Soil

It goes without saying that our body is just a piece of this planet. Every cell in our body is technically made up of ingredients from soil and water. There is nothing more obscene than treating the mother beneath our feet with such indifference. Protecting our soil is far important ...

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Socialism and Human Rights, Tools Used For Deforestation

Redwood

The encounter killing of 20 woodcutters, mostly Tamils, in Seshachalam forest, near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh yesterday morning, has now snowballed into a major political controversy.  As expected the Human Rights Commission has jumped in, issuing notices to the AP government on this issue. The socialists, political activists and the self proclaimed protectors of ...

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A Scam Called as Vedic Mathematics

A Scam Called Vedic Mathematics

I am all for Indianization of education, we need to know and celebrate our history and ancient sciences. Ours is the land which gifted the world with ‘zero’ and modern mathematics. Our astronomers precisely calculated cosmic events much before Antikythera mechanism was developed by the Greeks. So I am clearly ...

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The Belief Behind Astrology and Astrological Predictions

Astrology

My friends constantly question my interest in Astrology. I always refrained from getting in to a debate about Astrology, because most of us are conditioned in such way that we refuse to acknowledge that ‘we don’t know‘ about something. Some will say that they believe in God and others will say that ...

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Do We Really Need a Cracker-Less Diwali?

Wish You all a Very Happy Deepavali

I see lot messages from friends asking everyone to celebrate a cracker-less Diwali. I stopped firing crackers on Diwali since 2002, not because of pollution but because of rampant child labor in cracker manufacturing industry. I now started firing crackers over the last two years after reforms in this industry. ...

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Women ‘to blame’ For Being Raped and Attacked

Women Oppression

Yet another incident of acid attack happened today, a youth from Madurai threw acid on a first year college girl. Another girl who came to protect the victim also got attacked. Both of them have sustained serious injuries in face and neck. Last week an 8th standard student hired a hitman to ...

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Kaushika, The Enlightened Butcher and A Spiritual Quest

Kaushika and Butcher

This story happened during the Ramayana period and was narrated several times in Mahabharata and is one of my favorite stories. Kaushika was born to a Brahmin parents, by the time he was born his parents were very old. Right from his childhood he had an inclination towards spiritual studies. ...

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Aren’t We All Shoe Makers? – The Story of Ashtavakra

Ashtavakra

This is the story of sage Ashtavakra, which my grand mother narrated me several hundred times during my childhood days. This story had a lasting impression on me, and this story is also the root of several other Zen and Buddhist folk stories in China. During a time of absolute harmony ...

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Kamarajar – The Man Who Shaped Tamil Nadu’s Destiny

Kamarajar

This article is a small tribute to the greatest CM of Tamil Nadu on his birthday. To some his story is synonymous to the rise of the nadar caste, to congress men it is the rise of their political clout, however for most Tamil people the story of Kamarajar is the stuff of ...

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Save The Animals From The “Zoo Of Death”

Poor Condition of Animals

We cannot call ourselves civilized unless we stop exploiting animals in the name of science, zoos and entertainment. We cannot call ourselves humane if we turn our backs on those who fight for the rights of these animals. The Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia was opened in 1918 by the Dutch ...

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