Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicVedas

Topic: Vedas

Twitter calls IIT Kharagpur 2022 calendar ‘mumbo-jumbo’, creator says it’s ‘colonial hangover’

Conceptualised by the Indian Knowledge Systems Centre, calendar challenges the ‘Aryan invasion theory’ through evidence ‘embedded in the Vedas’ to debunk ‘Western teachings’.

With Sanskrit medium, Veda lessons, new Karnataka varsity aspires to be modern-day Takshashila

Vishnugupta Vishwa Vidyapeetha in Gokarna, to be formally inaugurated on 26 April, will offer two-year courses and focus on providing integrated Indian education with a touch of the modern

Dalit Veda Vyasa was India’s first nation builder. He was the child of an inter-caste union

In ‘Makers of Modern Dalit History’, Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan write Veda Vyasa’s achievements show how Dalit communities have helped Hinduism revolutionise and reform.

India’s native horses disappeared by 8000 BC. But Rig Veda mentions them more than the cow

In ‘The Tale Of The Horse’, Yashaswini Chandra writes the story of horses in India — from the Vedas to wars.

Aryans did not invade India or destroy the Indus Valley Civilisation. This is proof

It is tragic that our history textbooks say Aryans came and wiped out the settlements of the Sapt Sindhu.

Why a new encounter with Adi Shankaracharya, India’s greatest intellectual, is essential

In his book, Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker, former diplomat Pavan K. Varma explores the continued relevance of his teachings by revisiting the sites he frequented.

Stop looking for scientific discoveries in holy books, be it the Vedas or the Quran

It’s either ‘everything scientific was once found in ancient India’, or ‘everything that is science was invented by Muslims’.

Meet the man who got Harsh Vardhan to believe Stephen Hawking endorsed the Vedas

Harsh Vardhan is wrong since Hawking’s journey from someone ambivalent about religion to completely establishing himself as an atheist is well documented.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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