Monthly Archives: December 2010

Benaras- the city of Gods

American writer Mark Twain wrote: “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Continue reading

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Are we turning into robots?

Chat online, tickets online, banking online, mobile recharge online, books online, mail online, dating online, order food online, travel online, jobs online, shopping online, gaming online, socialising online, cinema online. Is our life restricted inside a plastic box? Continue reading

Freedom fighters from Jharkhand

Almost one hundred years before India’s First War of Independence (1857), the adivasis (tribals) of Jharkhand had declared revolt against the British colonial rule and their imperialist exploiting policies. The first ever revolt in India, against the landlords was led by Tilka Manjhi, a valiant Santhal leader from the tribal belt in 1771. Continue reading

Ancient Indian clothing

Although it is difficult to claim in which civilization clothes were invented. If we go by evidences, Cotton was cultivated in India since 5000 BC. Inhabitants of Mehrgarh wore fine clothes. Many experts agree that primitive gins and spinning wheels originated from India. The earliest samples of cotton fabric were found in the excavations of Harappa. A lot might clear up if we can understand their script. Continue reading

Jai Jharkhand!

Jharkhandi music has its own charm. Through out my school days I was in love with a song. I used to play it day and night (also because I had just turned 18)! I heard this song recently after a long time and could not control my emotions. I’d like to share this song with you. Continue reading

Rage against the media

Radia tapes and WikiLeaks – where is the media heading? Recently India witnessed two issues where the ethics and integrity of political journalism was called into question. Is the old school unbiased journalism gone forever? Read my latest article on the-NRI