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Chai tea, turmeric latte & ‘scientific’ pranayam: Indians rage at America’s disrespect

Pranayam is a yogic practice that involves controlled breathing to calm one's mind. A US science magazine says the same of a technique called 'cardiac-coherence breathing'.
Participants take part during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016

Exercise, food & plants: Best ways to prepare your body and home to fight India’s toxic air

While they can’t cure the problem of particulate matter or pollution, these three things can help strengthen the body and fortify the home against outside air.
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To woo students from US & Europe, Modi govt to start yoga, Sanskrit courses in universities

The courses, which are a part of the HRD Ministry's ‘Study in India’ programme, are likely to be of 4-6 week duration.
Health challenge

PM Modi says yoga powerful unifying force in strife-torn world

He said World Yoga Day had become the biggest mass movement across the globe "in the quest for good health and wellbeing". Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed Yoga with over 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus here, saying the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. Addressing the large gathering in the backdrop of the iconic British-era building of FRI, Modi said yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe. He said in fact the Yoga Day has become the biggest mass movement across the globe in the quest for good health and wellbeing, which is crucial to the creation of a peaceful world. "Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, Himalayan highlands or sunburnt deserts, Yoga is enriching millions of lives all over the world. "Yoga fosters amity in societies which...
Patanjali CEO Acharya Balakrishna (left) and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev (right)

Baba Ramdev and aide bring in cyber experts to plug Kimbho holes

While the initial release proved popular in terms of downloads, Patanjali’s first foray into technology was quickly criticised online by experts as a 'joke' and 'security disaster'.
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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.
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Islamic university in Iran wants India’s help to boost yoga & ayurveda

Yoga is hugely popular in Iran, but there is scepticism about its history and connections to Hinduism and Buddhism, especially among the Islamic orthodoxy.
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Baba Ramdev just had his yoga mat pulled out from under him by 3D- Narendra Modi

India exhales in relief, now that Modiji is leading us into the heaven of fitness where the anti-national mind is with fear but the body is without backache.
Americans celebrating International Yoga Day at Times Square

‘Cool’ Christian American millennials in the US are waging a war on yoga

There is growing group in the US, who say anything that did not originate in the US, or Christianity, is not worth doing, such as yoga.
Exam warriors

Modi’s Exam Warriors: It’s all about politics, stupid!

In the charged and polarising atmosphere that we inhabit, Modi has chosen the most non-divisive issue to tackle in his book.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

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Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?