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How Culture of Ancient India Differs from the Rest

How Culture of Ancient India Differs from the Rest

(CHAKRA) Like any other country, the culture of India too is derived from her ancient history, more appropriately called the history of ‘bhAratha’. This culture or tradition is the result of a quest for “cause” unlike the quest for “effect” in most other cultures. This is evident if we take any field of interest, from […]

January 19 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis, Other | Read More »

Were the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World Designed to be One-Sided?

Were the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World Designed to be One-Sided?

(CHAKRA Blogs) Every school kid in India [at least in the 70s-90s] was indoctrinated with the “Ancient 7 Wonders of the World List” that appears to be solely created to obtain bragging rights for the West. The Colossus of Rhodes The Great Pyramid of Giza The Hanging Gardens of Babylon The Lighthouse of Alexandria The […]

November 29 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Negationism in Indian History: Its Lessons for the Arab Spring Dystopia

Negationism in Indian History: Its Lessons for the Arab Spring Dystopia

Until his death in 2003, Bhishma Sahni was one of India’s most renowned Hindi language authors and playwrites. His 1974 controversial and popular novel ‘Tamas’ (Darkness) won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975 and in 1987 was made into a television series for the national channel Doordarshan. Sahni wrote about the exodus of Hindus and […]

February 14 2012 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis, Sikhism | Read More »