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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

renewable-energy-is-here-to-stay

RENEWABLE ENERGY IS HERE TO STAY!

18 hours ago
What and if are two simple words in the English language – as non-threatening as it gets. Now put them together, side-by-side, and they gain the power to haunt you for the rest of your life. What if..? What if we had not exploited the natural resources, but conserved, and my little daughter would not have been crying in the middle of the night right now all drenched in sweat. What if I had stopped and thought through when there was still time? What if we had come up with alternatives which were there to stay? What if? What if? What if? A sudden rush of emotions for that poor, little, yet-to-be-born being, and even h...
the-spirituality-of-creativity

THE SPIRITUALITY OF CREATIVITY

18 hours ago
The link: It is common knowledge that our brains have two halves – the left and the right. While the left side of the brain is associated with self-preservation, rational thinking, language, analysis, the right side of the brain is associated with creativity, imagination, feelings, and intuition. The right side of the brain is linked to creativity and in a way, spirituality also.  Our higher selves that we perceive as –God(s)/the universe/supreme power/soul/consciousness are processed and known by the right half of our brains.   While creativity is a result of a certain degree of spiritual awakening,...
the-ability-to--fight-disability

THE ABILITY TO FIGHT DISABILITY

a week ago
AT an age when boys go out to play cricket in the mornings of winter holidays, or football every day in the afternoon, I used to be suddenly bedridden for a couple of days each month, down with a knee pain. I did not find it pleasant, as the chirpy voices of my friends playing in the surroundings shouted, “Goaaaaal”, or “Ho’zaaaat!” But that was temporary. My parents found that most often the pain gained momentum during the fullmoon and new moon periods.  so on other days, during such winter holidays, or everyday afternoon, I played cricket and football, and much else as well, especially...
are-you-living--in-a-simulation

ARE YOU LIVING IN A SIMULATION?

a week ago
What if you were told that the world you sense and perceive on a daily basis is simply an elaborate simulation of the mind and consciousness? You probably wouldn’t take it seriously. But actually, scientists across the world are thinking along the same lines. That our reality could be a part of a simulation. What we perceive to be a three-dimensional manifest universe might actually be a two-dimensional one, projected across the cosmos through consciousness. From Indian schools of philosophy to modern day scientists like Robert Lanza, Computer scientists like Nick Bostrom and Innovators like Elon Musk, the simulatio...
mahatma-gandhi-and-the-sanitation-mission

MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE SANITATION MISSION

2 weeks ago
All through his life and work, Mahatma Gandhi insisted on cleanliness of conduct as well as of the mind. Just as violence for him meant both action and also thought. The idea of sanitation for him was not merely theoretical. For Gandhi, purity was also a physical reality. It meant revolutionary ideas like asking the ‘higher’ castes to clean up their own latrines. If Gandhi ever touched Uka, the scavenger at their home, his mother, Putlibai, made him take a bath. But Gandhi would argue with his mother: “Uka serves us by cleaning dirt and filth, how can his touch pollute me?” The plight of the people...
get-spiritualized

GET SPIRITUALIZED!

2 weeks ago
Spirituality isn’t a specific practice that one takes up. It is simply – a way of being. And just how the branches of a tree meet at the trunk regardless of direction, similarly, spirituality has many paths all leading to the same realization. Cultivating one’s mind, body, energies, and emotions to a level of maturity leads to the blossoming of spirituality within one’s being. An immature state of being doubts the process. Only when maturity is achieved in thinking, perceiving, and being, only then can one see everything in a completely different light.    Loving themselves and loving oth...
the-plight-of-our-collective-future

THE PLIGHT OF OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE

3 weeks ago
There are many issues plaguing our world that need our immediate attention. One of them is – environmental degradation. Since we are the generation that has encountered this problem, it is our responsibility to make the right decisions that would ensure an abundant life for future generations. We are currently stuck in a way of thinking that needs an urgent perspective shift in a modern world of ever-growing populations. Rather than being stuck in red tape that inhibits prompt action, and being trapped by the fear of losing individual material wealth, we could simply start looking at environmental conservation as an invest...
spiritual-ecology–an-emerging-field

SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY – AN EMERGING FIELD

3 weeks ago
Environmental conservation and protection are not only crucial for our collective survival as biological beings but also for the salvation of the spiritual aspects of us (The Soul). Like the ancient Hindu traditions believe that we are made of the five elements of nature, it follows that we are one with the environment we inhabit. Thus, it becomes necessary to introspect and realize that we need to address the spiritual facets of environmental conservation and protection as well.  Spiritual Ecology - - An emerging field in conservation, academia, and religion. Spiritual ecology acknowledges the spiritual aspect to al...
gandhi-and-the-sanitation-mission

GANDHI AND THE SANITATION MISSION

4 weeks ago
All through his life and work, Mahatma Gandhi insisted on the cleanliness of conduct as well as of the mind. Just as violence for him meant both action and also thought. The idea of sanitation for him was not merely theoretical. For Gandhi, purity was also a physical reality. It meant revolutionary ideas like asking the ‘higher’ castes to clean up their own latrines. If Gandhi ever touched Uka, the scavenger at their home, his mother, Putlibai, made him take a bath. But Gandhi would argue with his mother: “Uka serves us by cleaning dirt and filth, how can his touch pollute me?” The plight of the pe...
why-cleanliness-is-next-to-godliness

WHY CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS

4 weeks ago
Clean surroundings along with a clean mind are the perfect ingredients for holistic spiritual salvation. Cleanliness isn’t limited to germs and the body but also one’s surroundings. Whatever we perceive, we become. Constantly perceiving filth can create the same filth within one’s consciousness as well.  Since our perceptions and senses are so intricately connected to our experiences, it is imperative to evaluate what it is that we are perceiving and sensing on a daily basis. When one’s surroundings are filthy, one automatically makes a projection of the same in one’s mind, and this proj...
waterways-the-cheapest-mode-of-transport

WATERWAYS, THE CHEAPEST MODE OF TRANSPORT

5 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of the first of its kind, state of the art Ro-Ro Ghogha-Dahej and subsequently Hazira project (in phase-2) marks the beginning of a radical transformation of the transportation and logistics sector in India. The logistic costs in India are extremely high and tapping the full potential of waterways will provide a huge impetus to movement of people, goods, commodities and vehicles. By reducing cost and time this will have an immensely beneficial impact on India’s manufacturing and exports. For example, the highly challenging infrastructure project of Ro-Ro ferry plying the Gulf of ...
education-and-true-learning

EDUCATION AND TRUE LEARNING

5 weeks ago
With the Indian National Education Day approaching, we all need to introspect what education really means. The Indian National Education day on November 11 honours the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Independent India’s first Education Minister.   Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was not only an iconic politician but also a prominent scholar, an accomplished writer, and a creative genius. He believed in progressive ideas and set out to implement them after he took office as Education Minister. He understood the value of education and realised that it is crucial for the development and growth of Independent...