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Raw Deal for India’s Sportswomen

By Tripti Nath

Indian sport has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Even as the scams associated with the Commonwealth Games began figuring in the media, there was a spate of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct made by leading Indian sports women.

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New Health Studies on A-bomb Survivors

By Dr KS Parthasarathy

On August 6, 2010, Hiroshima observed the 65 anniversary of the atom bombing. The anniversary of Nagasaki bombing was on August 9. For the first time, United States sent an envoy to Hiroshima.

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The Bharyas of Lord Krishna

By Dhananjaya Bhat

One of the greatest puzzles of Hindu mythology, especially in the two epics, ‘Ramayana’ (saga of Lord Rama) and ‘Bhagavatham’ (chronicle of Lord Krishna), has been the number of spouses /Bharyas attributed to the two avataras of God Vishnu. In Ramavatara which was in the Tritya yuga era he was Eka patni Vrata - or had only one wife - Goddess Sita.

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Strange Beliefs and Happenings

By Antony Kuriakose

India is home to seven major religions. And spread over the vast sub continent are nearly quarter million shrines of these faiths. Innate piety and complete belief in God is the hall marks of these holy edifices.

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Meira Kumar: Accountability Vital

By Suraj Saraf

Transparency and accountability are the driving forces of good governance. The latest to emphasise this is Lok Sabha speaker, Ms Meira Kumar. Inaugurating a national seminar on ‘Legislature-Audit Interface’ in New Delhi recently, she drew attention to the serious gaps in the accountability framework for government flagship programmes implemented through private agencies.

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Mango: The Ritualistic Tree

By Vinayak Khedekar

an is bound by nature, which has a thriving impact on his socio – economic life. The conventional customs of a religio-spiritual nature stress for the use of diverse items gifted by the bio-diversified range of that particular region.

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The Snakes and Ladders of Life

By Sadhguru

When awareness arises within you, love and compassion will be the natural follow-up; then each breath becomes a step towards growth.

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Analysing Indian Character

By Khushwant Singh

If you have not read Sudhir Kakar’s analysis of Indian character, you have missed out something very precious. I have read every book he has published and eagerly await for the next one. He is India’s best-known psychoanalyst and a very handsome man to whose charm many beautiful women have succumbed.

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Interesting Uses of Flora

By Dr Kasturi Desai

we have reached the third Sunday of Shravan. Locally, the leaves used for Aitar pujan are very interestingly named such that they are very easy for the kids to identify and collect.

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Secret Teachings of the Vedas

Author: Stephen Knapp

Reviewed by: Romaika Karandikar

 This is a book that provides one of the best reviews of ancient Eastern philosophy and gives access to some of the most important spiritual knowledge found anywhere.

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