Defining a Kavya

Kavya-ki-atma, the essential element of a literary composition, is a concept that has been consistently evoked by all theorists.

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The Amrutheshwara Temple of Amruthapura

An interesting feature of the temple is that the lamp inside the temple has been burning for the past 200 years! It consumes almost a litre of oil daily.

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The Boy Who Recalled Dying in World War II. Exploratory Studies in Reincarnation.

James, a boy born to educated American parents Andrea and Bruce Leininger, started having nightmares when he was two. He would scream in terror and would say, “Airplane crash, on fire, little man can’t get out.”

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In the Footsteps of Hind Swaraj. The Oeuvre of the Historian and Political Thinker Dharampal – 2

In an attempt to comprehend the immediate causes for the disoriented functioning of Indian state and society, Dharampal began examining the proceedings of the Indian Constituent Assembly (1946-1949). This investigation was published as a cogent monograph in 1962.

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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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A Brief History of Indian Science. Some Underlying Principles.

The connection between the outer and the inner cosmos is seen most strikingly in the use of the number 108 in Indian literary and artistic expression. It was known that this number is the approximate distance from Earth to the sun and the moon, in sun and moon diameters, respectively.

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She Remembered Her Killer from Her Previous Life. Exploratory Studies in Reincarnation.

Sunita had gone with her grandmother to a neighbouring village, to attend a condolence meeting. She was playing with other children outside the house. When a certain woman came to the house and joined the condolence meeting, Sunita became frightened. She ran and clung to her grandmother saying, “She will kill me again.”

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The Secret Thirst for Chance

Most of our modern institutions seek to reinforce the standard order of things. This, Taleb, argues goes against our innate nature that craves randomness and uncertainty.

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Dishonesty of Colonial ‘Scholars’: The Case of Monier Williams

In this interesting piece, Dr Subroto Roy raises many questions about the authenticity of the work produced by European Indologists and argues that were driven by an agenda.

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The Chennakeshava Temple – the Marvel of Belur

This is the third part of the travelogue series by Brigadier A.P.Singh on the beautiful temples of South India.

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