India is a country of festivals. Without dancing and singing no festival is complete. And when it comes to such festivities, there are specifically two kinds of pollutions – air pollution and noise pollution, not to mentions the bucks spent like...

Of Indan Politicians and Godmen

In India custom and culture the politician and the godmen are all powerful. Since last two decades or so we increasingly find their influence grow considerably in the society. Both are interested in first acquiring power and then amassing wealth....

Why primary objectives are ingored?

Introduction: There, is one proverb in English which is about “shadow and the substations”. While searching for primary objectives of life, humans tend to leave important matters and run behind minor objectives. In this way, primary objectives...

Potholes on Roads are ATM's for Some

I grew up in a small town, after India's independence. whose kings were known to take care of their civic facilities. One of the features of this town was its wide roads which were of good quality. It used to rain very heavily during monsoon but I...

Domination Of Western Culture

India achieved its independence on 15th August, 1947. India had seen a lot of bloodshed for freeing itself from the clutches of the British. But, has India really got rid of the British? Isn't India still ruled by the British influence. Though the...

Today is 17/07/03. The dawn break was welcomed with heavy rainfalls than usual. Yes, today is the first day of holy month Karkidakam, as per Malayalam calendar and according to Kerala beliefs, customs and traditions, this month is significant by...

The Philosophy of Varkari Sampraday The Varkaris believe in Supreme devotion to Lord Viththala and that true atonement or Moksha can only be reached by Bhakti or devotion. This bhakti is duty based and is conveyed through means of remaining loyal...

Introduction Pandharichi Vari is an annual pilgrimage in Maharashtra that starts from Alandi near Pune and ends in Pandharpur, a distance of more than 205 kilometres. The word ‘Vari’ in Marathi literally means ‘to visit at regular intervals’,...

The bomb blasts at Bodhgaya in Bihar have once again focused attrention on the security of vulnerable installations in the country. All of us are acutely aware of the fact that a vast majority of Indians are not at all security conscious. Also we...

The recent natural tragedy that has struck many parts of Uttrakhand needs to be sympathised with.The thousands of trapped persons and tourists need to be safely evacuated. Man is totally incapable of facing natures wrath. There is no protection...

Recently Amitabh Bachchan addressed the audience in Cannes Film Festival in Hindi, because they were celebrating the hundred years of Indian Cinema. A fine gesture no doubt. But all the Indian media persons thereafter asked him questions in English...

What does annaprashan mean? Annaprashan is derived from the Sanskrit word, which means, "eating of the grain". It is the baby's first rice eating ceremony. It is known by different names in different states and countries. In Bengal it is known as...

Godh Bharai-Indian Baby Shower

What is Godh Bharai? Godh Bharai is a type of ritual in many Hindu families where it is celebrated to welcome the arrival of the unborn baby safely who still lay in their mother's womb and family member bless the mother for her motherhood and...

For the enthusiastic people living in Imphal Holi festival is a time to relax and chill out. Here, the Holi festival is celebrated for five days. Most of the institutes including the education institutions and media remain close for these five...

Needless to say physical contact or gesture, one way or the other, is essential to interactions between humans.This may be mere touch, a pat on the back, hug, caressing. Shaking hands is also a physical gesture. Kiss is most intimate form of...

In the 2013-14 budget presented to the Parliament, the Finance minister has announced the formation of a Bank that will cater "mostly" to women and shall also be staffed by women. As it was being announced the women Parliamentarians including...

The Indian society is plagued by many practices which unfortunately segments the society into many class divisions. This has been practiced since centuries. Even the coming of newer religions while absorbing many into its fold has not resulted in...

What is chastity The concept is chastity is very significant in religious, social and family relationship. This is closely associated with character of both men and women. The term is derived from 'chaste', which means 'pure, undiluted,...

Of all the places in Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam has the distinction of the fastest growing city. Located on the beautiful coastline off the Bay of Bengal, the city hosts a number of major industries. The deep natural harbour  at the...

Kambla and its tradition Kambla has been in existence for more than a 600 years but nobody can definitely say when this ritual sport was introduced in the history of this land. However , according to reports available the ritual and the sport has...

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