Monday, 5 December, 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.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.