Narasimha Mehta (Circa 1414–1480)

In spite of the fact that numerous works of note have been composed in “Gujarati”  arlier, it is customary to regard Narasimha Mehta as the Father of Gujarati poetry. This may be due to the fact that many of Narasimha’s poems– the Prabhatiyans (poems to be sung at the dawn of the day) in particular, have been handed down to us from… Read More Narasimha Mehta (Circa 1414–1480)

Wages of Sin

Sultan Mahmud committed the worst type of crime by polluting the holy places, demolishing temples, disregarding the deities and even violating the chastity of innocent women. God cannot tolerate such a heinous crime for a long time under any circumstances. For the quarter of a century Lord Almighty offered time to the Hindus for making preparations, being united, and then teaching… Read More Wages of Sin

Sanskrit and The Shastras

Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi a great votary of Sanskrit, in his opinion piece, in The Times of India (25 April, 2016) stated- “Ambedkar wanted Sanskrit as national language”. In fact, it was well-known that in the Constituent Assembly, Ambedkar supported Sanskrit as national language, but with a rider that English should be the official language, at least for 15 years… Read More Sanskrit and The Shastras

Hindu Shipbuilding

Hindu wood has castes– The Hindu wood like Hindus have 4 castes– Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaisya, Sudra. There are also Varnasankar or mixed woods partaking of the character of two or more different classes. Ship built of Kshatriya wood are specially suited to long and difficult voyages. One steamer was 180 ft. long, 90 wide, and 90 deep. Another steamer carried 700 passengers, the third… Read More Hindu Shipbuilding

Test for Yogi from Babasaheb book

The Telegraph, 15-5.2017, reported as follows : About 50 Dalit families in Moradabad have threatened to convert to some other religion if the Yogi Adityanath government fails to take immediate measures to stop attacks by the “saffron brigade” on their caste brethren. The statement of intent echoes a milestone protest over half a century ago when atrocities against Dalits had  prompted Babasaheb Bhimrao… Read More Test for Yogi from Babasaheb book

Water Crisis : Causes and Cure

In its ‘Make India Water Positive’ initiative, the Times of India addresses wastage and mismanagement of water. Subodh Varma| TNN | Updated: May 23, 2017, 01.57 PM IST reports the following under the caption India uses up more groundwater than US and China. In the ‘High Lights’ he mentions that 1) Agricultural production over the years has mostly been fueled by heavy use… Read More Water Crisis : Causes and Cure