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SRMD Global Youth Festival brings together world-renowned mentors


Over 3500 youth from 20+ countries participated in this unconventional 24-hour festival held at a virtual auditorium. Youth from over 20 countries engaged in an immersive experience at the SRMD Global Youth Festival, organized on February 14 by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SMRD) and envisioned by founder Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai. The festival marked the dawn of a new...

Sonam Wangchuk creates solar-powered tent for Indian Army


Ladakh-based engineer Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired the character of ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ in Bollywood blockbuster “Three Idiots”, has developed a mobile solar-powered tent, accommodating 10 soldiers, for use by the Indian Army in high-altitude locations. How did Wangchuk come up with the innovative idea? “Indian and Chinese troops are being withdrawn from friction points. Disengagement is happening....

Wash your hands? Indians have always been doing this – and more


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya In ancient times, Ayurveda was aware of the importance of hygiene. Ancient prescriptions recommended emptying the bowels and bladder in Nature, then covering the excrement with earth in a secluded space. As there was often no water body nearby, it necessitated conscious attention to obtaining water. A person would be seen leaving...

Ritu Phogat shares 5 essential self-defense tips for women


The knowledge of self-defense is a basic human right that everyone should have access to, especially women, believes ‘The Indian Tigress’ Ritu Phogat, a wrestling champion and a superstar from India. From a young age, she was taught how to wrestle by her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat. Since then, she has gone on to...

India-US joint military training exercise held in Rajasthan


By Prakash Bhandari Jaipur: The joint military exercise between the Indian and U.S. armies, ‘Exercise Yudh Abhyas-20’ concluded on Feb 21 at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges near Bikaner in the Thar desert. This was the 16th edition of the joint exercise that began on Feb 8 with the aim  to focus on counter-terrorism operations under the UN...

Anuvrat in aid of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


By Arvind Vora Anuvrat means a small vow - anu means the smallest and vrat means a vow. In the Jain code of conduct, one finds 12 vows prescribed for lay persons of which five are Anuvrat.The five Anuvrat described in detail in the 7th chapter of the Tattvartha Sutra and prescribed for lay persons are:1.     Ahimsa – nonviolence, which means refraining from...

Sensing the Elements Around Us


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya Ayurveda separately emphasizes clean senses in its definitions of a healthy being. Unlike other holistic systems that discuss the Being as body, mind and sometimes the soul, which Descartes removed from the domain of medicine in 1648, Ayurvedic philosophy also focuses on a fourth component, the indriyas as the interactive tool connecting...

Abode Of The Beloved


- By Sant KabirSakhiya Wah Ghar Sabse Nyara, Jaha Puran Purush Humara Jaha Nahi Sukh Dukh Sanch Jhuth Nahi Pap Na Pun Pasara Nahin Din Reyn Chand Nahi Suraj, Bina Jyoti UjyaraNahin Tahan Gyan Dhyan Nahin Jap Tap Ved Kiteb Na Bani Karni Dharni Rehni Gehni, Yeh Sub Jahan HiraniGhar Nahin Aghar Na Bahar Bhitar, Pind Brahmand Kachu Nahin Panch Tatva Gun Tin Nahin Tahan, Sakhi Shabd...

Learn to let go and be free


This article has been selected and reprinted from Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s book, Spiritual Pearls for Enlightened Living, an inspirational collection of stories from the world’s great wisdom traditions. By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji MaharajOnce upon a time, there was a man who lived alone. He kept his money in a special jar so that no...