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All posts by Dr. Ankur Kakkar

The Historical Approach to the Mahabharata

Join us on 9th July when Prof. Vishwa Adluri and Dr. Joydeep Bagchee will talk about the scholarship on the Mahabharata.

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Most Popular Articles of June 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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Most Popular Articles of May 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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Most Popular Articles of April 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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Most Popular Articles of March 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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Most Popular Articles of February 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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Most Popular Articles of January 2021

In this letter, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your continuous engagement with Indic Varta.

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The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray: A Book Review

Today, it is fashionable and virtuous for us to stand for blacks, gays and women. But in doing so, are we creating more social problems than we expect to solve? Read this brilliant book by Douglas Murray to find out.

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Our New Education Policy: Progressive or Regressive?

What is common between Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs? To start with, they were creative geniuses and they loved science, music, and art. But the deeper connection between these luminaries is that their creativity was a product of the interaction between science and art. In fact, they did not see a conflict between their scientific and artistic tempers. This would seem surprising to many of us who have long believed in the dichotomy of science versus arts, logic versus creativity, or, left brain versus right brain. Now, the theory that people are either left-brained or right-brained is no longer accepted, even in scientific circles. Yet, it is precisely this idea that has shaped our education policy for over a century. The new education policy is a refreshing change in this respect. Read on to know why.

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Will Corona Virus cure our Colonial Hangover?

As the novel Corona Virus threatens to disrupt our lives, most of us are wary and pessimistic about what the future holds. But our traditional wisdom tells us that a moment of crisis is also a moment of transformation. This may be especially true in the domain of education that has witnessed a huge impact by the novel Corona Virus. Schools and colleges remain closed in almost all countries of the world and some fear that educational institutions will remain closed for a long time even after the lockdown is lifted. What are the solutions? Read on to know more.

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