What the hell is Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni?

What the hell is Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni?

There are only two types of people in this world. Those who learned music systematically from a teacher and those who didn’t. Unfortunately I fall under the second category. It is a scientifically proven fact that, learning music will improve the memory power. For some mysterious reason neither of my parents or their close relatives […]

Devadasi

Devadasi

Devadasi literally means “maid servant of God”. Devadasi is a girl, offered to or married to God to serve God for the rest of her life. The earliest mention about ‘Devadasi’ was found in a cave in Banaras and is believed to be from the days of Emperor Ashoka. The carvings on the cave reads: […]

The true story of Bajirao and Mastani

The true story of Bajirao and Mastani

The story of Bajirao and Mastani caught public attention after the release of the Bollywood movie Bajiro Mastani. In the absence of concise historic records, the story is infact a borrowed plot from the local folklore. Bajirao (born 18 August 1699 – died 28 April 1740) served as a Prime Minister and General to the […]

A Hindu Temple with Muslim Woman as deity

A Hindu Temple with Muslim Woman as deity

Jhulasan village, in the district of Mehsana in the state of Gujarat first caught world attention for its connection with American astronaut Sunita William’s paternal ancestors. In Jhulasan at least one person from every household either lives in Canada or US. Though the population of Jhulasan is only 5000 a recent headcount of people from […]

Indian Villages where prostitution remains a tradition

Indian Villages where prostitution remains a tradition

In a handful of villages in India, prostitution is a traditional way of making a livelihood. Parents, Uncles or brothers push the girl child into prostitution as soon as they think she can satisfy a customer. The tricks of the trade usually taught by the mother, the girl child begins her working life, with in-depth […]

How The Australian Newspapers reported the Indian Rebellion of 1857

How The Australian Newspapers reported the Indian Rebellion of 1857

India’s first freedom struggle, the rebellion of 1857 against the rule of East India Company, took place from May 1857 to June 1858. We all have read about it from our text books in India. But it will be interesting to know, how the British Establishment had viewed our freedom struggle. Below we have produced […]

The Significance of ‘108’ in India

The Significance of ‘108’ in India

The number 108 is long been considered sacred in India. One may wonder, why Indian prayer mala (japa mala, laces or rosary) come as a string of 108 beads. The number 108 is considered sacred by Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. With the 108 beads Japamala, a Manthra is repeated 108 times or multiples of it. […]

An Indian Mystery called ‘ Malayali’

An Indian Mystery called ‘ Malayali’

In 1957 the southernmost state of India, Kerala elected the second democratically elected communist Government in the world. Though communism has collapsed in the rest of the world, in Kerala Communism and its ideology are still a way of life rather than a movement. The major reason for the success of Communism in Kerala is […]

Mawlynnong – The cleanest village in Asia, where the women rules

Mawlynnong – The cleanest village in Asia, where the women rules

“Most come to see Mawlynnong’s drop-dead gorgeousness: its tropical gardens, waterfalls and ancient living root bridges, not to mention sweeping mountain views, landscaped cobblestone streets and thatched-roof cottages. Travel articles bolster its nickname, “God’s Own Garden,” calling it “the pride of India” and “the cleanest village in Asia.” This is what an article in New […]