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Fountain pens are friends again on ‘World Fountain Pen Day’!

Nov 6,23Uncategorizedby Dr. Subroto Roy

As the human world is being swept by artificial intelligence (AI) lending even typing redundant, the reappearance of writing with fountain pens underscores the permanence of continuity. Although one cannot go down the same flowing river twice, we still call it by the ‘name river’ and still use the water to quench our thirst.

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Is Khayāl A Dhrupad Form?

Present is a working paper on how Indian music was Islamised, but only on the surface as the Islamists did not have the knowledge, skill, or imagination to go beyond nominal changes. Yet most Indians, uneducated in our ancient traditions lapped this narrative up and gave it currency. Here are arguments to show that Khayāl is a name given by the Islāmists, to a rather attractive Dhrupad  form of singing which existed before the plunder of this part of the world began.

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A Review of The Kashmir Files

This is a hybrid variety of film which documents, yet dramatises it enough to make it a Melodrama - actually a Tragedy, yet with rays of hope trickling in.

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An Appeal from a Tibetan Activist

Presently, Tibet is under the illegal occupation of the People’s Republic of China and is without any United Nations’ representation. A full-fledged embassy status would help to take their peaceful freedom struggle to the next level.

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What’s Ailing Indian Private Universities. The Case of Liberal Arts Schools.

The Vice Chancellor of a Liberal Arts University had once asked me whether I had ‘benchmarked’ the Performing Arts School’s curriculum with current international practices as chair of the curriculum committee? The question actually was ‘Did you copy foreign university practices?’

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The Varna Value System

In the varna Value system there is no low and high ‘caste’. Even Valmiki in his Ramayana declares that even a Shoodra is ‘Arya’. This not only demolishes the Aryan invasion/migration theory, but also demolishes a vertical hierarchy of varna as opposed to a horizontal classification.

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‘Raiders in Kashmir: Story of the Kashmir War’. A Book Review.

Pakistan not only betrayed the author of this book - a professional army man by twice putting him behind bars, but the tribesmen were also badly let down by the wannabe Pakistani military establishment during the 1947 misadventure. 

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Misplaced Insistence on Science

The insistence of explaining everything in Veda through current science or to dismiss Bhakti as ‘emotiveness’ are born out of complete misunderstanding the difference between science, psychology, and divinity. Again, to dismiss everything that has no ‘scientific explanation’ is dogmatic.

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Will the Modi Government Integrate POK?

India has to act and take POK into its fold. This view has been expressed in no uncertain terms by many a Kashmiris.

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Using Gundecha Moral Turpitude to Undermine Bhāratiya Traditions

Top bands of USA have serious allegations pending against them, yet leftist vultures who want to shred all our Sanatana systems to pieces, do not have the guts to call them out in their hypocritical statements all over the social media.

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