Sabha Parva : Part 2 The Rajasuya Yagna comes to a completion and The game of Dice begins!

The Rajasuya Yajna comes to a completion After the Rajasuya yajna and the elimination of King Sishupala by Sri Krishna, and Sri Krishna receiving the highest honour as part of the yajna, all the kings leave. Yudhishthira is not very happy. As the saying goes, ”All is well that ends well. ” But this has not ended well. A king […]

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Nature vs nurture : Is everything predestined for us? So the question is a classic question,”So what is our own nature, our swabhava, what is it that we pick from outside, which includes others, our environment, our family, everything else. And if, there is something like “our own” we also see many things we have picked up from outside and if there is something like we have picked up from outside, we also observe there is something called “our own”. There is a specific difference. Let us see what they are.

Nature vs nurture : Is everything predestined for us? (Adi ji) So the question is a classic question,”So what is our own nature, our swabhava, what is it that we pick from outside, which includes others, our environment, our family, everything else. And if, there is something like “our own” we also see many things we have picked up from […]

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Yuva Spot : Having the Big Picture Many people just want to work in a company, they want to be in a good family, they want to go slowly, and yet contribute to the larger society and not be swayed by the nature of life. Is this possible? This is a beautiful and very practical question, which Adi ji answers with a personal story.

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) 2016’s Vikasa saw quite a few participants who were aspiring leaders. In one of the sessions, a participant shared his experience and observation that not everybody in society aspires to get into positions of leadership; only a few do. Many people just want to work in a company, they want to be […]

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Q & A: The Verity of the Indian Itihasa This is a very interesting and eye-opening discussion on how the deep traditional sciences (shastra) and history (itihasa) of the Indian civilization have been groundlessly invalidated and termed “mythical”, thereby leaving us no room to even explore and verify their validity.

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) This is a very interesting and eye-opening discussion on how the deep traditional sciences (shastra) and history (itihasa) of the Indian civilization have been groundlessly invalidated and termed “mythical”, thereby leaving us no room to even explore and verify their validity. These sciences are vast and use different kinds of metrics to […]

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Do Prayers work? To the question "Do prayers work", Adinarayanan Ji answers by narrating a story from the Mahabharata. Quite a lot of work happens in the background when we pray.

  Q : So many people have this question, whether our prayers are actually being answered. So we go to the temple, pray for something, but sometimes what we pray for happens but sometimes it doesn’t happen, so is there something that is going on in the background? Okay, this becomes a very important question, because especially since now our […]

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TEDx Talk: Cognitive Impact of Yoga In this TEDx talk, Shri. Adinarayanan narrates the cognitive capabilities of Bhishma and how Yoga when practiced by us can enhance not just our physical and emotional capabilities but can immensely benefit our cognition.

Ellarkum Vanakkam! One thing after another All of us want to be successful, and want to become great persons. The new age definition of greatness is in terms of being capable of handling cognitive load, with a heart. It so happens that, during our 10th standard, we are told,”Do your 10th standard well.” And that life will be good. Right? […]

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Clean Energy in India This article explores the clean energy options that can be implemented in India

A brief history of energy The industrial revolution in the late 18th century was fuelled largely by coal. Since then, global industrialisation has been accelerated by the utilisation of energy extracted from coal, fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas, and nuclear sources such as uranium. Oil, natural gas, coal and uranium are rapidly being depleted. Current scientific estimates […]

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Building Successful Businesses This is an excerpt from the talk delivered by our Founders at Kapargam University to MBA students.

India: A Land of Opportunities From time immemorial India has been a land of opportunities. Many have this view that we were primitive people in the past and western influence has helped us to prosper. The opposite is true, in many ways. Let’s take a simple example. The GDP of India was estimated at 25% of the world GDP in […]

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A Memo about the Women in the Mahabharata This article looks at some inspirational women in the Mahabharata in the context of the Anti-Diversity Memo circulated by a Google Employee

A recent controversy has erupted in Google with an employee writing an internal memo against gender diversity and equality. Its now known as the anti-diversity memo. This memo was 10 pages long and has been going viral on social media. Google has fired the employee and the VP of Diversity, Integrity and Governance has issued a statement on Google’s commitment […]

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Talk at VIF Bootcamp: Part 2 Packed with life experiences and anecdotes, Shri. Adinarayanan talks about Culture and Civilization from a personal point of view.

How do we be friends with our own emotions? That is a very very important thing. For now, what has happened is, most of us, suffer ourselves. We suffer ourselves because our emotions are obviously in a state of imbalance. Health, just as it needs to be in a state of balance, emotion as well needs to be in a […]

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