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Thirst for knowing our past

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Since class 8th when I first learnt about our ancient history in our ICSE text books, I have always wanted to learn about the complete history of India. We (with reference to the Hindu religious scriptures) have a very long and elaborately recorded "history" here in India, which, though broken (seems to have lost) at many vital places, provides a great story (in journalistic sense of the word) ...

Mumbai Terror Attacks – No Fate

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I write this article with a very heavy heart. The thought flow in this article might appear haphazard and the sentences might seem lengthy and verbose. My apologies to the readers, as penning emotions is not an easy task, even for seasoned bloggers (and I am just a beginner). From the last four day I have been following the incidents related to the Mumbai terrorist attacks on all kinds ...

Fantastic ancients

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Just yesterday I was watching this serial "Prithvi Raj Chauhan" on TV. In the programme, Prithvi raj (a young student) enters the forbidden portion of his teacher's library and picks up a book on "shabd-bheydi band kala" (i.e. voice-piercing arrow craft). The moment he read out the name of the book, I experienced goose-flesh and a storm of previously learnt facts, lessons from history and a few portions ...

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