DEHRAUN: With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities on Thursday decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26.
The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar valley are being lashed by moderate showers. Continue reading
HYDERABAD: It is said one can honour one’s guru by excelling in the field and bringing laurels to the teacher.
With these thoughts in mind came a shishya from Texas to Hyderabad to pay tribute to his guru on the occasion of Guru Purnima. (Video below) Continue reading
IBHWISDOM: Vedic mantras went hip-hop in April this year in conjunction with Ram Navami celebrations. Continue reading
SRINAGAR: The Amarnath yatra from the traditional Pahalgam route commenced on Wednesday. Hundreds of devotees, including women and sadhus, embarked on the three-day journey through rugged hills from the base camp of Nunwan early in the morning, officials said. Continue reading
WISDOM COMMENT: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 A.D.) was not only one of the great Islamic philosophers, he is also considered to be, after the Prophet Muhammad, the foremost authority on Islamic theology and jurisprudence.
What most people don’t know, however, is that al-Ghazali wrote extensively on the topic of happiness. Indeed, his monumental Revival of the Religious Sciences, which runs over 6000 pages and 4 volumes, was reprised as a shorter text in Persian, labeled the Alchemy of Happiness. Continue reading
IBH WISDOM: I Be Happy (IBH) is all about seeking, being happy. Finding ‘Happy’ in the moments that we share, read, see, hear and do. Finding ‘happy’ in the midst of anger, bitterness, strive and pain.
Happy is inherent in people, progress, and politics. It is wisdom inherent to our soul and finds its space in music, dance, arts and soul lifting conversations and prayer. (Video inside) Continue reading
IBH WISDOM: There is wisdom everywhere, likewise hopes and desires. There is a road map for every high and every low. (Video inside) Continue reading
COMMENT: Indian civilization is at least 5000 years old and spread over the present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Burma and Nepal.
Some research says, Sindhu became Hindu in Persia and became Indos in Greek and the country was called as India by Greeks. Continue reading
CHENNAI: The Chinese translation of Tirukkural, a Tamil classic in couplets, and select poems of national poet Subramanya Bharathi has been completed, thanks to the efforts of Tamil University here.
The University had engaged Taiwanese poet Yu Hsi to translate the 1,330 couplets of the Tirukkural and chosen poems of Bharathi and Bharathidasan into Mandarin, the official language of the People’s Republic of China. Continue reading
MUMBAI: Despite strong objections from the Maharashtra Medical Council and Medical Council of India, the state government went ahead and enacted a bill authorising ayurveda doctors, unanis and homeopaths to practice and prescribe allopathy medicines in rural parts of the state. Continue reading