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15th August: Reconciliating Identity with Conscious Creativity

It is anybody’s guess that the free spirit is not manifest yet in the nation. We are caged by past imprints on the Bharatiya chitti.
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Approaches in Economics to Human Nature and a Case for Artha

From the time of Adam Smith to the more recent Behavioural Economics, there has been considerable churn over the last 250 years in the economic approach to understanding human nature. The article briefly examines the treatment of Indian Knowledge Systems into Human Nature and the promise of Artha, an Indian...
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On Vinaya

By Sreejit Datta, Assistant Professor, Director of Centre for Civilisational Studies & Resident Mentor Would it not be a conceited gesture, highly counterproductive to the purpose at hand, if one were to commence some kind of an ‘exposition of vinaya’ – a formulation which implicitly carries an air of being an...
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In Search of the Real Guru

The auspicious day of guru-purnima is a remarkable day of spiritual force to accelerate the whole inner process of preparation for finding the true Guru and to be in constant communion with him. Herein lies the deeper significance of the celebration of guru purnima. To commemorate this day we present...
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