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The main administrative building of the Vishnugupta Vishwa Vidyapeetha | Photo courtesy Vishnugupta Vishwa VidyaPeetha on Twitter

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
The battle of Kurukshetra in Mahabharata | Commons

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.
Representational image | Wall painting in Raja Mahal, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh | Wikimedia Commons

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.
Indus Valley Civilisation | Commons

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.
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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.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

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’.
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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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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