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HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY More HEALTH AND WELLNESS – POWER OF POSITIVITY<p>Health<p>Read More<p>How to Make Natural Energy Drinks to Boost …

How Indian sages viewed violence (and why western mythology has such different ideas about it)

In Greek myth, violence is part of a movement from chaos to order. But Indian myth lays out that as long as violence exists, it will beget …

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Letting Go Of Shame And Self Criticism

I was much older when I first recognized the voice of the inner critic. I'd known it for so long that I believed it to be my own.<p>My later studies in psychology and working with wonderful women made me realize that we all carried this voice in our heads. Denying it or challenging it was often a …

13 Neutered Dogs Who Are Totes OK With No One Wishing Them Happy Father’s Day

One of the best things about being a neutered dog living with nice humans is having zero responsibilities. All you have to do is exist, maybe accept …

Putting Together or Pulling Apart- identity, ethnicity and nationhood

The advent of the Aryans, the Tibeto-Burman speaking Mongoloid groups, the Kushans, the Sakas, the Greeks, the Huns, the Arabs, the Persians, the …

Embracing the Identity of India

Cultural identity is important for a country, where the country’s nationals share the same cultural identity, the nation finds stability as opposed …

The Indian Epitome of Culture

India has a diverse culture, which is 5000 years old and is the oldest civilization in the world. A civilization, which had spread from Afghanistan, …

Ananya Nanda

This blog is managed by Ananya Nanda. Currently persuing Bachelors in Political Science Honors from Delhi University. I have particularly started …

Distorting the history of the Freedom Movement

<i>This is the fourth part of the IndiaFacts series on distortions of Indian History.</i><p>Just as ancient and medieval history has been distorted under …

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Big Empty Italian Castles For Sale

<i>T</i>here is an Italian real estate agency that currently has 70 castles up for sale on its books. That’s an unusually high amount of castles, wouldn’t …

How the West came to love Indian film music

From 'Awara Hoon' to 'Jai Ho', the US and Europe have gone Bollywood.<p>Though it may be hard to believe there was a time when the brash, in-your-face, …

Grisly Peshawar Slaughter - Who Created Taliban, Who Still Funds Them?

<b>December 16, 2014</b> (Tony Cartalucci - LD) Taliban militants stormed an army public school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing over 100, …

Hardline facts about First Family of India

Bandhu Awaaz / 13 yrs ago /<p>2<p>On June 19th 1949, ten days after delivering a baby boy in a Roman Catholic convent at Bangalore, Shraddha Mata flew back …

When The People You Trust Hurt You (And How To Stop It)

By Deepak Chopra<p>Cruel or cutting remarks from strangers can be hurtful, but 99 percent of the time, we are hurt by someone we know, and these injuries are deeper and more painful, because a person who should be the source of love suddenly betrays that love -- intentionally or otherwise. It's hard …

Inside Punsari: A model Indian village

<b>A typical Indian village conjures up images of mud houses, narrow potholed streets, with no drainage system and no running water.</b><p>Unless one is talking about Punsari - a village of 6,000 in Sabarkantha district, some 90km (56 miles) from the western city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.<p>Punsari has …

80 landmarks in 80 years: the people and events that shaped our world

Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in opinion as it is unifying in themes.<p>Eighty key moments that shaped the world have been chosen by a multicultural group of scientists, writers, artists, …

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank

To The Boys Who Told My Daughter She Couldn't Play Volcano Because She's a Girl...

I get it.<p>Girls have cooties and whatnot.<p>I understand that at 3 and 4 years old, you have already established that girls should only play with dolls and make cakes out of sand and have tea parties. I understand that we, as parents, have done this to you by buying gender-specific toys and clothes. I …

4 Strategies to Deal With a Guilt Tripper

Guilt trippers are world class blamers, martyrs and drama queens. They know how to make you feel badly about something by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm and throw you off your game. This gives them a sense of …

People have a lot of assumptions about the Indian Goddess but very little data: Devdutt Pattanaik

India’s best-known writer on mythology explains the relationship between his latest book and feminism, and questions a Western view of Hindu …

The birds of Bharatpur and the babus of Delhi

Any newcomer to officialdom in New Delhi would discover soon enough that at work he has to watch his step lest he slips and falls, causing more than …

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The Modi Express: a modern spectacle, and an attempt to leave the leader's dark past behind

The Modi Express was wreathed in garlands of flowers, mango leaves swaying auspiciously above the <i>Do Not Smoke</i> signs. The 12-hour train left Melbourne for Sydney on Sunday, en route to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s stadium-sized community address last night. The train itself was a spectacle, …