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‘Vanamuthassi’: The Grandmother of Forest

Lakshmikutty, a member of the Kani tribe, lives in a small, thatched hut in the forests of Kallar near Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram. Even at the age of 75, she ventures into the woods to collect herbs needed for treatment. Lakshmikutty Amma is an inspiration for the coming generation devoting her life to preserving traditional knowledge of medicine and natural healers.

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भारतीय परम्परा की सनातन दृष्टि

संस्कृति मूल्य-दृष्टि और मूल्य-निष्ठा होने केसाथ-साथ मूल्यों के अर्जित करने की प्रक्रिया भी हैI यह भारतीय परम्परा की मूल-दृष्टि हैI

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Sakti Worship in North-East India: A Historical & Cultural Perspective Part-II

In the face of these and numerous other challenges, it has now become all the more important to work towards the preservation of the traditional systems of religious beliefs and practices of different groups and communities of people in the North-East. It is also important to understand the fact that although influenced by various local elements, these practices and beliefs are not different from Sanatan Vedic practices.

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Different Colours of Holi Celebrations from North-East India

Holi, for Hindus, is the time when we meet one another, play with colours, have fun, laugh, and most importantly, welcome the summer heat after the chilly winters. Holi in North-East India would perhaps remain incomplete without talking about the famous Doul Utsav festival of the culturally-rich Barpeta district in Assam.

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Sakti Worship in North-East India: A Historical & Cultural Perspective (Part 1)

The Sakta cult of Ma Durga is also widely prevalent in Manipur among different sections of the Meitei Hindus. The travelogues of the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Huien Tsang in the 7th century A.D. have several references of Manipur in the context of the Kámárupá and Kámákhya.

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Book Review on “The Dawn of Everything”

“A Book which is eye-opner for those who think on the name of social equality and security they have achevied a lot with the help of so called “scientific knowledge”, has actually brought humanity at that juncture from where we have forgotten that we are human not mechnines.”

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The Occasion of Sheetala Ashtami

The Sheetala Ashtami is observed in India exactly eight days after the colorful festival of Holi. The name of the Goddess, bringing steadiness, freshness with happiness in life during deadly situations, derives its name from the Sanskrit root- “Sheetal” meaning cold and calm.

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North-East India & the War Against Drugs, Guns and Missionaries

Who are the real enemies responsible for creating instability and unrest in the North-East, especially the hill states, where a significant chunk of the population identifies itself as Christian? Will Bharat be ever able to defeat these forces detrimental to the security and the safety of her citizens?

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Panpsychism: How It Changes Our Worldview

Panpsychism has the potential to transform our relationship with the natural world. If panpsychism is true, the rain forest is teeming with consciousness.

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A Book Review of Debra Soh’s “THE END OF GENDER”

The UK reported a 4,400 percent rise over the previous decade in teenage girls seeking gender treatments in 2018. In the same year more than 2600 scientists including 9 noble laureates signed a petition endorsing gender spectrum theory. In US 3 year old kids are being put on hormone therapy. Debra Soh in her book attempts to dispel some of these anti science woke myths.

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