Hindu perspective of Gomata For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

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Kumbh: A mega confluence of different knowledge streams Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

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Rethinking History Education Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

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Followership Principles as discussed in Mahabharata The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let's see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let’s see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

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Dance of the Divine Palanquins: Sapta Vidanga Sthalam Do you know that there is a unique dance movement done while carrying the deities in each of these temples? Read about the Sapta Vidanga sthalams dedicated to Lord Shiva located near Tiruvarur.

Do you know that there is a unique dance movement done while carrying the deities in each of these temples? Read about the Sapta Vidanga sthalams dedicated to Lord Shiva located near Tiruvarur.

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Into the invisible: The Intriguing world of microbes From making the Earth suitable for life by producing oxygen around 2.5 billion years ago, to helping solve the unprecedented challenges that mankind is facing today, microbes play a much larger and more crucial role in the Earth’s ecosystem than we can comprehend or imagine. They hold the key to understanding and solving the most crucial issues right from soil fertility, to human health and water treatment. But where are these microbes? Read about them

From making the Earth suitable for life by producing oxygen around 2.5 billion years ago, to helping solve the unprecedented challenges that mankind is facing today, microbes play a much larger and more crucial role in the Earth’s ecosystem than we can comprehend or imagine. They hold the key to understanding and solving the most crucial issues right from soil fertility, to human health and water treatment. But where are these microbes? Read about them

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The Neuro Cognitive Science of Itihasa Purana While the benefits of the Itihasa-Purana go much beyond neuroscience, furthering research along these lines can help develop a contemporary understanding and appreciation for these deep works. This can also lead to multidisciplinary research areas that combine ancient and modern knowledge to solve problems that society faces today.

While the benefits of the Itihasa-Purana go much beyond neuroscience, furthering research along these lines can help develop a contemporary understanding and appreciation for these deep works. This can also lead to multidisciplinary research areas that combine ancient and modern knowledge to solve problems that society faces today.

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All about body odour, deodorants and the natural way forward Wake up. Brush. Flush. Bathe. Eat. Dress up. Spray. - has become the new norm Wait, but what’s the ‘spray’? Deodorants, ofcourse! Deodorants have moved from being just a niche personal care product to an everyday must-use product. Pleasant body odour today extends well beyond being just an indicator of good personal hygiene and also plays a role in one’s social life, personal confidence and presentation.

Wake up. Brush. Flush. Bathe. Eat. Dress up. Spray. – has become the new norm Wait, but what’s the ‘spray’? Deodorants, ofcourse! Deodorants have moved from being just a niche personal care product to an everyday must-use product. Pleasant body odour today extends well beyond being just an indicator of good personal hygiene and also plays a role in one’s social life, personal confidence and presentation.

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