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Category archives: History

Why Bhagavad Gita is the Final Authority and Law Book of Hindus

Why Bhagavad Gita is the law book of Hindus (Sanatan Dharma) as per Veda Vyas (the compiler of Vedas). The Vedas and Bhagavad Gita were spoken by Veda Vyas and recorded in written by Lord Ganesha more than five thousand years ago. Before that it was not in written form but in oral form. The people during that time were shrutidhar, which means that they could learn anything without mistake […]

Taj Mahal: Which attracts up to 70,000 visitors a day, is crumbling

IN THE past 350 years the Taj Mahal has successfully contended with attacks, robberies and neglect. But the stunning marble mausoleum in Agra, northern India, is struggling to cope with its modern-day enemies: toxic air and filthy water. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj once had a pearly white exterior. This has changed, in part if not in whole, […]

World Cartoonist’s Day: Mickey Mouse to Tintin - Celebrating our favourite cartoons

Reading our favourite comic strip in the newspapers or magazines is something of a habit with most of us. But how often do we sit and think about their origins or the impact they have had on pop culture. It was on May 5, 1895, that the first colour cartoon The Yellow Kid, created by Richard F Outcault was published. On World Cartoonist’s Day today, let’s pay a homage to […]

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus The concept of gurus has always been an integral part of Eastern spirituality. Guru Parampara, or the lineage of masters, exists in Hinduism, some sects of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. However, this concept finds wide-scale use in other religions too – ranging from the institution of Pope to Sufi and Tao masters. The concept of the ‘guru’ is famously celebrated each year […]

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection In a recent study conducted on the weapons used in the Bronze Age, the iron that was used to make the weapons and the artefacts from the Bronze Age are claimed to have an extraterrestrial origin. This somehow explains the fact about how our ancestors were able to use metal and make weapons out of it without smelting the same. The research has […]

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast A REAL life sea monster “from the age of the dinosaurs” has caused waves in the scientific world after being caught off the Algarve coast. The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere have now dubbed the shark a “living fossil” as the species dates back 80 million years. According to the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, the captured shark measured […]