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Glimpse of India- Who Invented ZERO?

Who Invented ZERO? Zero or the digit ‘0’ is present everywhere. We can’t imagine the evolution and development of technology without the humble ‘Zero’. Do you know that Zero was not known to European people until the twelfth century! What about the other countries including India? They say that Zero was known to Indians since […]

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Glimpse of India- Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation Yoga has become an inseparable part of our lives. Either you are practising it or watching others doing the same. Health gurus recommend Yoga as one of the best alternatives to cure many ailments. Community parks today are the popular hubs for Yoga enthusiasts. What is Yoga and from where did it […]

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Glimpse of India- eXplore India in this Lifetime

eXplore India in this Lifetime Don’t get confused by the title of my post (*wink;) You would need more than a lifetime to explore every corner of vibrant India. There’s so much to see in this single country. Snow-clad mountains, pristine rivers, tea gardens, beaches, a great many historical sculptures, monuments and what not! You […]

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Glimpse of India- Where India Lagged

Where India Lagged India is a beautiful land of diversity. Our glorious past speaks of the greatness of the people who lived here. The country is rich in minerals, fertile soil and human resources. India gave many renowned scholars who did commendable work in arts, science and technology. Craftsmen, artisans from India are famous all […]

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Glimpse of India – Vedas and Upanishads

Vedas and Upanishads Vedas are considered to be the most ancient written texts on the earth. Upanishad is a part of Veda. They are primary texts in Hinduism and have a large impact on Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Let me take you on a brushing-up journey to the ancient texts:) source 🌷 The word ‘Veda’ […]

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Glimpse of India – United We Rock

United We Rock I’m trying to connect with the citizens of my country as well as the world through my ‘Glimpse of India’ posts. India, as all of you know, is a vast country with 130 crore people living here. Indian people 🇮🇳 Diversity is the flavour of India. Colours of contrasting landforms, cultures, religions […]

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Glimpse of India – History of Science and Technology in Indian Subcontinent

History of Science and Technology in Indian Subcontinent Hand-propelled Wheel Cart (3000-1500 BCE) source Some of the earliest developments in science and technology are credited to the Indian subcontinent and this makes me feel proud. 1) Going back to the pre-historic period. Indus Valley Civilisation (3300-1300 BCE) existed in this part of the world and […]

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Glimpse of India- Land of snake charmers?

Land of snake charmers? Ask westerners and they can tell you that India is a land of Snake Charmers. Though a huge number of Indians have not spotted a single charmer in their lifetimes, the foreigners have an assurance that these mysterious persons are quite a common sight in India. I’m sure many people reading […]

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Glimpse of India- Beauty of Rural India

Beauty of Rural India Most of India’s population lives in villages. The whopping proportion of 2:1 with urban areas defines the difference. If you want to experience raw, untouched India, head to its villages. There are farms, cattle, mud houses and a whole lot of simple people who toil night and day in farms to […]

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Glimpse of India – Qissa Kursi Ka, The Political Drama

Qissa Kursi Ka, The Political Drama source The largest democracy in the world, India elects its leaders after every five-year via national-level polling. The elected leaders form the government and control the working of the nation on a set of regulations. India has a multi-party system where many political parties run for general elections and […]

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Glimpse of India- Parents Who Pamper, Preach And Expect

Parents Who Pamper, Preach And Expect The other day, I was writing on the importance of family bonding, sacrifices and blessed togetherness. Indian family values teach a person virtues of patience, sympathy and empathy naturally. These values have an ancient connection when it was necessary for people to stay together. Family became the smallest unit […]

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Glimpse of India – Om- Wisdom Decoded

Om – Wisdom Decoded Ever noticed that Indian prayers and hymns contain the word ‘OM or ॐ’ as a ritual and absence of OM leaves a sense of incompletion. We utter the word and our body and soul get a dose of ultimate peacefulness. Considered the most sacred symbol in Hinduism, OM is the essence […]