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My India

An overview of Historic Processes affecting India

I grew up wanting to know and for some reason I could never accept what was presented as truth in our social history and my schoolbooks. I also wanted to know the the why of many mystical experiences that I was having and find some context. The fact that I grew up in a remote corner of the planet didn’t do me any favours although in reflection perhaps the advantage was that it made me sceptical of everything.

Like most young people I was confused by the bigotry and double standards displayed by social representatives so I learned to walk lightly. My journey eventually led to India and its chaotic colour filled me

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Indian History

Myths, Legends and Deliberate Misinformation

Published on: 16 Apr 2016 updated May 26 2018

One of India’s most famous temples in Maharashtra

If you were to ask a random selection of Indian people about the history of the India, you would get as many different stories as people to whom you asked the question. This is because as the history of the world and human origins remain a mystery, India seems like the epitome of all mysteries.

When we look back and think if we evolved from the apes, some of the evidence says maybe but some of it says not. We may have spread out of Africa or Australia, this remains unclear. When we look at the global

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Hair is Beautiful

Increasing numbers of women quit shaving

We all love the hair that grows on our heads and we spend a fortune over a lifetime looking after it. Some people even spend small fortunes trying to retain hair when nature decides otherwise, but then there are varying aspects to body hair.

We have some insight from our history books that the Egyptians and Romans extended personal grooming from basic cleanliness to various hairstyles to the trimming of beards and other ascetics like plucking eyebrows and removing undesired here from other parts of the body.

There is a wide variance between peoples in terms of how much body hair individuals may have. The actual amount is determined by body chemistry, inheritance and

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The Mother of Nations

A 75000 year history

Updated May 24 2018 from April 2015 Bhārata is the official Sanskrit name of the country we call India. The name is derived from the Puranas; ancient Indian texts referring to the land that comprises India as Bhārata varṣam, and uses this term to distinguish it from other varṣas or continents.

Scientifically the entire out of Africa theory for the populating of the world is looking more unsound as it is the Big Bang theory and the entire story of our creation. There is no doubt that evolution is a fact, however the way in which this universe, this solar system and life on earth have evolved is still a mystery.

There is evidence that

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The Worlds First Universities

Great Universities of Ancient India

Updated May 24 2018 from Jan 2016

Nalanda in Bihar

Most Indians today are well aware of the two famous ancient universities of India which also are one of the oldest universities in the world – Takshashila University (Taxila) and Nalanda. But are these the only knowledge centres that existed in ancient India? Education has always been given great prominence in Indian society since the times of the vedic civilization, with gurukul and ashrams being the centres of learning. And with evolving times, a large number of centres of learning were established across ancient India of which Takshashila and Nalanda are the most famous ones known today. Below is a list of major ancient

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Buddhist mantras

To generate peace, wisdom, love and compassion

A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a prayer, a celebration, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or group of words in mostly in Sanskrit or Tibetan that have psychological and spiritual powers. Sanskrit and Tibetan represent two of the world’s first languages and describe the technology of how to become more fully human.

Most people are content with the peace of mind that comes from repeating these phrases but to get more out of them, it helps to know more of the actual meaning so that you set your mind on a journey for the truth of life and these mantras have nothing to do with the common conception of prayer.

Within

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Syria in Perspective

A land continuously fought over

Students at an educational institution destroyed by US missiles as part of a US humanitarian aid package April/May 2018

In the land of Syria you can step back to places like the Göbekli Tepe* tentatively dated to around nine thousand BC and we can see that peoples like the Hittites and Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks also laid claim to parts of Syria and of course Alexander trampled over the whole damn show.

Syria fell under Islam and the Ottoman Empire before being ravaged again with world Wars one and two, French occupation and finally a semblance of independence under which the country actually flourished.

A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts,

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Who are the Rohingya?

And what’s their problem?

Updated May 22, 2018

Most media sources and wiki describe the Rohingya as the world’s most persecuted people, a population of about 1.1 million people who live predominately in Rakhine state within Myanmar.

The Rohingya people say they are descendants of Muslims, perhaps Persian and Arab traders, who came to Myanmar generations ago but they are mostly ethnic Bengali’s who’ve been Islamised for many generations. But unlike the Buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the Bengali dialect of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

Looking back over 1000 years of history we cannot be precise. It is well documented that Southeast Asia was more influenced by Hinduism over the first few centuries of the B.C. era

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Adlaj Vav, Ahmedabad

Excellence in water conservation

The lowermost level of the Adlaj Vav

Set in the quiet village near Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, the Adlaj Vav is one of hundreds of step wells built by rulers to help the population survive drought and seasonal water shortages.

The Vav (meaning well) at Adlaj has served as a refuge and resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along the trade routes that went through the town. Today is is a mere tourist attraction, an example of an Islamic flavour applied to Hindu construction and a footnote in history.

As per legend, the Hindu ruler Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty reigned over this territory known at

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Hemorrhoids

Facts, causes and treatments

Hemorrhoids are more commonly known as piles, they are swollen, enlarged, prolapsed and/or inflamed blood vessels within or occurring inside or outside the anus. They are very common and while sometimes people may not notice them, they often cause a great deal of discomfort along with rectal bleeding.

Internal haemorrhoids may only become apparent due to discomfort and/or bleeding when passing stools although they can also protrude like an external haemorrhoid.

External haemorrhoids are usually seen as protruding lumps or bumps located around the entrance to the rectum. As with internal haemorrhoids they can be painful and or bleed when passing stools.

Their nature is akin to varicose veins and there

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