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Serving Sanskrit, Serving Humanity: The Story of Martin Gluckman – Center for Soft Power

Serving Sanskrit, Serving Humanity: The Story of Martin Gluckman – Center for Soft Power— Read on http://www.softpowermag.com/serving-sanskrit-serving-humanity-the-story-of-martin-gluckman/ Martin Gluckman’s Sanskrit dictionary (www.sanskritdictionary.com) created by the Sanskrit Research Institute has had 1,564,823 visitors searching for 975,621 words from 207 countries. Some of … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Sir William Jones: The Man Who “Discovered” the Indo-European Language Family

We are here, discussing our Indo-European ties, due at least partly to an Anglo-Welsh polymath who was born on Sept 28, about 275 years back! That man, Sir William Jones, said, at a meeting of the Asiatic Society of Bengal … Continue reading

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Book Review – Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker by Pavan K. Varma

Jagad Guru Adi Shankaracharya (788-820 CE) was an early 8th century philosopher and theologian who led the revival of Hinduism and is credited with unifying and establishing the Advaita Vedanta doctrine in Hinduism. He successfully trampled the onslaught of contrarian … Continue reading

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V. S. Naipaul’s India Trilogy – A Tribute

I’d read Naipaul’s India Trilogy when I was in my late teens and at that young age, it did fill me up with profound hatred for the writer who in my opinion was spewing venom against my beloved country. Naipaul … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

Following is the text of Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella’s letter to employees. Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice … Continue reading

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Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Note

To Boddah Speaking from the tongue of an experienced simpleton who obviously would rather be an emasculated, infantile complain-ee. This note should be pretty easy to understand. All the warnings from the punk rock 101 courses over the years, since … Continue reading

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He escaped from Axis custody in WW2

This is the story of my grand father’s younger brother as published in Hindustan TimesChandigarh , July 16, 2012. He is still alive and I always look forward to meet him whenever I visit India. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Chandigarh/He-escaped-from-Axis-custody-in-WW2/SP-Article1-890068.aspx#.UFSGC-89zeA.facebook Ram Swarup of Behrampur … Continue reading

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My days in the Indian National Army by Lakshmi Sehgal

Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, who was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, died  today 23/07/2012 following a brief illness. Sehgal (97), breathed her last at a private hospital at 11.20am, her daughter and noted CPM leader Subhashini Ali … Continue reading

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Julian Barnes: my life as a bibliophile

I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through books that I first realized there were other worlds beyond … Continue reading

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