Shihan Rohit

The five pledges…

पाँच प्रण – Five pledges. 1. A developed Bharat. 2. Complete removal of the colonized mindset 3. Pride in our culture and civilisation 4. Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat – unity 5. Civilian Duty & Responsibility As the Prime Minister outlined the roadmap for the next twenty-five years, he spoke about these five principles – simple …

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Yugas – the chronicles of time…

The following article by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is adapted from Astrology of the Seers, by David Frawley Who knows now and who can declare the paths that lead to the God; only their lower habitations are visible, who dwell in regions of supreme mystery. Rig Veda III.54.5 According to the Vedic seers, life on Earth is …

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Of rakhis and copycats…

Two movies released today. One spoke about bonds and relationships, the other is a copy of an American movie. One is a simple story about a lower middle class family and it’s challenges. The other is an intellectual pretender . one is from a director who makes movies rooted in emotions, the other is helmed …

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रक्षाबन्धनवर्णनम् – true rakshabandhan

Rākhī derives from the Sanskrit rakṣikā, a join: rakṣā protection. Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August. The expression “Raksha Bandhan,” Sanskrit, literally, “the bond of protection, obligation, or care,” is now principally applied to this ritual. Until the mid-20th-century, the …

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Of staples and scarcity…

From the past few months, there has been increased talk on food scarcity. Apparently, a very few countries in the world account for a majority of the supply of our staple foods, and a couple of these countries are now at war. Staples aside, as a species, we have been eating much more than ever …

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22 and counting!

A few months back, I had written about our haul at the Olympics. Today, as the Commonwealth Games come to a close, we wrapped up this session with a record haul. We won in the usual suspects such as Weightlifting, Badminton and Boxing, with new categories added in steeplechase of all things – a discipline …

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Music Teacher

Today’s post is very short. It’s about a movie on Netflix that most of you may have missed seeing on Netflix – and it’s called Music Teacher. A small movie about a small town and a man who failed to realize his potential in singing. Nothing very complicated, but strikes a chord. And the music …

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