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The Meditation Way

Meditation, in India, has been an age old practice. The Hindu sacred texts have prioritized meditation as a means to enlightenment, and the common people have meditated to relax and emotionally rejuvenate themselves.   Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Maharaj, a famous Indian spiritual Guru, is probably the most famous exponent …

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Portrayal of Women in Movies and T.V. Shows

The heinous Delhi gang rape case of 2012 had outraged public sensibility, and since then the position of women in the Indian society and culture has been critically questioned.  The image construction of women in song lyrics and ‘item numbers’ has come public scanner and strongly condemned for objectifying women. …

Travel Hotspots

Bhangarh Fort – The Most Haunted Place in India

” I went to Bhangarh with my friends… The ruins were looking like a set of horror films… It was dark and silent… We were walking to the old temple and then we felt that someone is following us… .” P.K. Singh, Director, Infotech Company.   The grandma stories about …

Good Samaritans

Mother Teresa’s Nirmal Hriday

The famous English essayist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson has said – ” Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” Altruism is intrinsic to being human, and even if a person is not your favourite or is a stranger to you, yet you can feel compassion for him. …

Art Beat

Mappa dell’ Inferno

“Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here.” In Dan Brown’s Inferno, the Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon finds in his Harris Tweed pocket a small container with a biohazard sign. It contains a tiny medieval bone cylinder with a carved image of three- headed, horned Satan who is in the process …

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The Print Versus Digital Books Debate

The whole print versus electronic debate alludes to the larger contention between tradition and technology. Tradition is something that the present generation inherits from the previous one, and which carries with itself a sense of continuity with the past. Technology comes with a hint of revolution and novelty. Tim Wu, …

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Five Brooklyn Hipsters Bent on Making Vodka Irresistible!

When it comes to impressing the palate, vodka is not exactly our booze. We usually need to mask its odourless, neutral taste with sugary mixers like cranberry juice and Redbull. Well, vodka lovers and not- so -vodka lovers, here’s good news! This is the story of five Brooklyn nerds, the …


Lady Chatterley’s Lover : D.H. Lawrence’s Classic Revisited

At the outset I must indicate that this is not just a review. Lady Chatterley’s Lover was first published in Italy in 1928, and since then it has been reviewed numerous times. Why I chose an old classic instead of a fresh release is because, I believe, that the novel …