The vice-president also called for a total rejection of the Macaulay system of education, stating that it imposed a foreign language as the medium of education in the country and confined education to the elite
Although we have become accustomed to routinely translating the English and European word 'religion' with the Sanskrit or Indic word dharma, the semantic ambience, or even flavour, surrounding the two words is different
TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges
In the stunning Edict Project, TM Krishna has sung the lines that Ashoka engraved in rock and pillar millennia ago.
The edicts are sung in the original Magadhi Prakrit by TM Krishna, in ragas drawn from the Carnatic music tradition.
How cultural-political vision of BJP, RSS for new India is coded in Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech
While the Opposition was trying to shout down such mentions, the government was using a financial jargon and technicality-packed Budget speech as a code for the cultural agenda of new India.
Narendra Modi govt should revamp education system to instil discipline and nationalism in youth, not focus on military training
According to media reports, the Narendra Modi government is planning to train 10 lakh youth under the National Youth Empowerment Scheme (N-YES) to instil a sense of "discipline and nationalism" and making that an essential qualification for jobs in defence, paramilitary forces and police
Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday said Gautam Buddha walked across India and went to countries like Japan, Myanmar and Tibet to spread the message of peace and harmony
On Amish Tripathi's attempt to connect India's past, present, and the Brahminism of his Ram Chandra series
If Amish Tripathi’s enormous popularity means that a sizeable part of the educated class shares his attitudes, it could be a cause for alarm | #FirstCulture
The hysteria among some right-wing trolls over Saifeena's choice of the name for their newborn is typical of selective reading of history, deep-seated bigotry and typical rage over the fact that raiders from the West could scythe through this land of incapable warriors and kings.
In a new book, Sanjeev Sanyal tells us the story of how the Indian Ocean shaped human history