October 2020


Kushmanda: India’s First Female Physician, Kadambari Ganguly

On Day 4 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke Kushmanda - the goddess from the radiant smile of whom the universe was conjured. The Devi’s spirit is embodied by Dr Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first female physicians of India.
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Chandraghanta: Closer to the Moon, Kalpana Chawla

On Tritiya of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke and Devi Chandrghanta. Her fortitude by divine blessing reflects through India’s daughter Kalpana Chawla. A notable astronaut and engineer of many accomplishments.
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Bramahcharini: Gargi Vachaknavi, A Formidable ‘Brahmavadini, From Ancient India

On Day 2 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke Maa Brahmacharini, the one who constantly dwells in Brahman. The conception of Maa Brahmacharini echoed in Gargi Vachaknavi, a formidable ‘Brahmavadini’ from Upanishadic era. By Sreejit Datta, Assistant Professor, Director of Civilisational Studies Practice & Resident Mentor at Rashtram. On Dwitiya,...
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Shailputri: Daughter of Mountain, Anshu Jamsenpa

On Day 1 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke and worship Maa Shailaputri, “Daughter of the Mountain”. We find the earthly manifestations of such divine grace. One such example Smt Anshu Jamsenpa, an Indian mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest within a record time of just five days.
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The Global Debate on Poverty – Claims, Contestations and Causality

The discourse on poverty is a complex one with multiple contestations and conflicting public narratives. Starting with a contested terrain in the 1970s, the neoliberal push for poverty alleviation got a shot in the arm with the disintegration of the USSR, fall of the Berlin Wall and ‘perceived’ prosperity in...
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Sita Ram Goel and the ‘Ghar-Wapsi’ of the Indian Postcolonial Intellectual

Sita Ram Goel was an oasis of original thought in the midst of a veritable desert of agenda-driven discourses produced by Marxist historians. As a first-rate thinker and writer, he produced a vast range of works in history, and philosophy, which brought the focus of Indian intellectual activity back to...
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APJ Abdul Kalam: From Rameshwaram to Rashtrapati Bhawan

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam was one of those rare public figures whose love and concern for India and its people were heartfelt and nor merely pretentious. In a long and distinguished career as a scientist and then as the President of India, Kalam contributed immensely to the Nation.
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World Mental Health Day: 10/10

Mental health is used to denote imbalances or diseases related to mind. Ideally, Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the WHO's definition of health: "A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely...
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Increasing the strength of IAF: Rafale and Beyond

The intrusion of China in the Galwan valley flared up Indo-Chinese border. India is exploring the diplomatic channel while preparing itself for other eventualities by executing strategic deals like that of Rafale.
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Father of The Nation: Gandhi’s Legacy

The International Music Day was incepted by the virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin who, for the most part of his life, harboured a deep adoration for the ethos and holistic spiritualism of India. Menuhin discovered Yoga and under the watchful eyes of his guru (BKS, Iyengar, Founder of Iyengar Yoga), he...
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