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Role of teachers in the context of COVID-19
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Role of teachers in the context of COVID-19

July 3, 2020

By Dr. N.N. Prahallada, Former Professor in Education, Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru The role of teachers is highly significant in the present context of COVID-19 because it is the teacher who acts as a Learning Facilitator of the young minds and guides them through online education. Teachers have been considered the cream of society,…

Four-headed Vishnu of Kashmir
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Four-headed Vishnu of Kashmir

June 25, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The Chaturmukha Vishnu is a very rare form of Vishnu once worshipped in Kashmir from the 8th and 9th century, when it was an important centre of Hinduism. The image shows Vishnu with four heads. Three clear faces are those of Vishnu, the Narasimha or the…

Land Reforms will Change Socio-economic Landscape
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Land Reforms will Change Socio-economic Landscape

June 19, 2020

By Girish Baga, Athena Educational Services Agriculture is the sole source of livelihood in rural India. It not only puts money in the pockets of villagers but also feeds India. On March 19 this year, the Karnataka Government brought an amendment to Section 109 of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act 1961,  which allows industries to…

Partial Solar Eclipse on June 21
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Partial Solar Eclipse on June 21

June 18, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer ‘Sky Watching’ is one of the most fascinating, appreciating and thrilling experience. Winter sky is the best time to watch the night sky, as it is very conducive for observing night sky. One of the most captivating astronomical occurrences in Astronomy is the observation of an ‘eclipse.’  Eclipse…

The Love-God’s Mother
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The Love-God’s Mother

June 18, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Between the 5th and 10th century C.E., we find the development of Puranic literature. Many stories explained the relationships of Vishnu’s many avatars. One story that merits attention is the story of Pradyumna, the son of Krishna and Rukmini. The story is told very differently in…

Lockdown, Let Loose…
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Lockdown, Let Loose…

June 14, 2020

By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist Lockdown, sealed down, quarantined, COVID, Corona… these are sickening words. We are almost hearing everywhere 24X7 about mask, sanitise, wash and these are dictums. It is a dreadful period. A small sneeze from a little dust blown around is enough to either send you to a quarantine or everyone keeping away…

When the Vedas Reached South
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When the Vedas Reached South

June 11, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The mention of Southern States is conspicuously absent in Vedic literature. Hymns of the Rig Veda date back to 1500 BCE. They refer to the Saptasindhu or Indus Valley region. Shatapatha Brahmana, dated to 800 BCE refers to a movement towards what is now Bihar. In…

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