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The language and living system of Chakravarti world order


By Bal Ram Singh, PhD A system of chakra enlightened life needs life experience-based communication with others around us. Communication is a reality for humans, animals, plants, and even microbes. We all communicate things in one way or the other. Terms related to communication are community, commonality, communism, etc. The word communication is derived from the...

Sanskrit: An ancient language every Indian must learn


By Basab Dasgupta  The language day is celebrated in Bangladesh every year on February 21 in memory of all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives defending their mother language, Bengali from the Urdu-speaking Pakistani government. The United Nations later designated this day as the International Mother Language Day, to be celebrated across the globe. On this occasion,...

Indian student at Cambridge solves Panini’s 2,500-year-old Sanskrit grammatical problem


A grammatical problem that perplexed scholars since the 5th century BC has been solved by a Cambridge University student and could “revolutionize the study of Sanskrit”, a professor said, Independent reported.  Indian doctoral student Rishi Rajpopat, 27, decoded a rule taught by Panini, master of the ancient Sanskrit language who lived around two-and-a-half-thousand years ago,...

BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute inaugurated in New Jersey


New Jersey: On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the B.A.P.S Swaminarayan Research Institute, USA, was inaugurated in Robbinsville here at the site of Swaminarayan Akshardham-North America.   In the morning, hundreds of swamis and devotees gathered to participate in a ‘Satsang Diksha Homatmak Path.’This unique yagna involved offerings in a sacred fire while selected verses from...

Now Google can translate into Sanskrit


San Francisco: Google has added 24 more languages to its Google Translate language-translation tool. Translate currently covers a total of 133 languages used around the world. New Indian languages being introduced include Assamese, Bhojpuri, Sanskrit, Dogri, Konkani, Meiteilon (Manipuri), Mizo, and Maithili. Google is also adding Quechua (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador), Guarani (Paraguay and Bolivia, Brazil...

Makar Sankranti: The Festival of Charity


Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the auspicious time of the year and is celebrated with different names across India. By Shastri Kosalendradas   santoṣastriṣu kartavyaḥ kalatre bhojane dhane, triṣu caiva na kartavyaḥ adhyayane japadānayoḥ In Indian culture, charity is synonymous with ‘Dharma’ (religion in the sense of duty). The above quote is from Samayochita-Padya Malika, which translates to “one should...

The Mathematical Language of Magic


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattachar Imagine a language that embeds its understanding of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, botany, physiology, ecology and other sciences into the etymology of words. That language is Sanskrt. With layers and layers of subtle mathematical nuance in tone, cadence, and rhythm, Sanskrt is a language done well, meaning it has perfectly encompassed...

Indian-origin New Zealand MP takes oath in Sanskrit


Dr Gaurav Sharma, one of the youngest and newly-elected MPs in New Zealand, on Wednesday took oath in Sanskrit in the country's Parliament. Dr Sharma, 33, hailing from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, was recently elected as the Member of Parliament from the Labor Party for Hamilton West in New Zealand. India's High Commissioner to New Zealand and...