Monthly Archives: January 2011

The power of Indian music

A raga a day keeps the doctor away. There live some pied pipers in India who believe in the self healing nature of human body. For thousands of years they have used ragas to cure people from unrecoverable fatal diseases. Read my latest article on the-NRI

Sanitation in ancient India

I know some foreign returned Indians who find it difficult to pass stool in Indian toilets. “I need to a dump in a western toilet”, they say. Biologically, squatting is the best position for addressing to nature’s call. It’s natural after all. For a long time through human evolution, we squat. Sitting in a chair-like is relatively new progress. While it is completely one’s personal preference, it is also funny to note that the western-style toilets were actually invented in India.  Continue reading

Khalil Gibran on Children

And a woman who held a baby against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children.” And he said: “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. Continue reading

Quality of pure metals

Blacksmiths of ancient times never had the microscopic or technical tools to analyze the micro-structure of metals. All they could do is ensure quality only at the physical level. It is no secret now, that Indians used many more types of Irons than what modern metallurgists of today. Same was the case of most other metals. Continue reading

Orkut vs. Facebook

It was only 5 years back when Orkut was the primary mode of being connected with old and new friends, at-least for us Indians. It was Orkut that introduced Indians to the idea of social networking. The terms ‘orkutting’, ‘scrapping’, ‘testimonial likh na’, ‘fan ban ja’ were a part of daily jargon for Indian youth. Then, suddenly someone else stole Orkut’s thunder. Continue reading