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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna Breaks the Great Bow – LXXVII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts a rale from the Bhagavatam about how Krishna broke the great bow of Kamsa. His men tried to catch Balarama and Krishna but they both took up a piece of the broken bow and beat up their assailants. Kamsa was worried, says the author, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Krishna in Mathura – LXXVI

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Balarama and Krishna in Mathura from the Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “A city must be very new for Balarama, Krishna and his friends. Till now they were just living amidst nature.” Parikshit reflected. “Oh, yes,” Sukadeva said, “it was all very new […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vision of Akrura – LXXV

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Spread the love           Nilanjana recounts the tale of Akrura’s vision, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Akrura was so lucky that he got to ride Balarama and Krishna!” Parikshit observed. Sukhadeva responded, “Yes, he was even blessed with a divine vision! When he was riding the chariot that was taking Balarama and Krishna to Mathura […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Akrura visits Krishna – LXXIV

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of Akrura and Krishna, from the Srimad Bhagavatam, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  Parikshit asked, “So now Akrura was on his way to fetch Balarama and Krishna?”  “Yes,” Sukhadeva responded, “but he had could not get any sleep the night before his journey. He was […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Vyoma and Krishna – LXXIII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the take of Vyoma and Krishna, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now, it was Vyoma’s turn to prove his loyalty.” Parikshit remembered, “Oh yes! Another from Kamsa’s entourage.” Sukha narrated the story, “Vyoma was perhaps one of the last Kamsa loyalists who had been sent […]


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Tales from Srimad Bhagavatam: Backup Plans of Kamsa – LXII

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Spread the love            Nilanjana recounts the tale of a backup plan of Kamsa, aimed at killing Krishna and Balarama, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sukha smiled, “Now Kamsa began to call all his ministers and keep backup plan ready. He called Mushtika, Chanura, Shala, and Toshala. He also summoned his mahout (elephant trainer).” Parikshit […]


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An Inward Journey to Bodh Gaya: An Awakening of the Self

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Spread the love           The Buddhist temples built by many South Asian countries here are unique for pervasive tranquillity that penetrates even the heart of an atheist. The silence is so deep that you can hear our own breathing and heartbeats. It leads one to dive deep into one’s own unconscious mind, perhaps unknowingly. This is one […]


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Revisiting the Idea of School Education of Rabindranath Tagore

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Spread the love            Tagore wanted to defend freedom he enjoyed in his family, for all humanity. He remained firmly opposed to colonial education that aimed at material prosperity. He believed that only education could promote freedom of humans and made real effort to carry out his educational mission almost unaided and alone. He was fully […]


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Rabindranath Tagore: An Inquiry into Ideas and Ideals

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Spread the love140          140Shares In order to acquire a worldview for himself, Tagore strove to achieve a balance between Humanism and Naturalism, Individualism and Determinism, Hedonism and Asceticism, all of them being the various ways of apprehending the ultimate reality. This balance helped him determine his own perspectives on life and times, and his role as […]


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Rustling Silks and Flamboyant Hues at Maharashtrian Weddings

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about Marathi weddings, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Marathi weddings are middle-level affairs, a sharp contrast from the big fat Indian wedding projected by the innumerable soap serials on television channels. Firstly, an engagement ceremony Sakhar Puda is held.  In a gathering of close friends and relatives saris and sweet […]


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