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The Aryans : Review in The Hindu

The latest short film “The Aryans” directed and scripted by Ranjan Kumar Singh though short in duration, 20 minutes in all, highlights several unknown facets about this community residing in remote areas. Capturing the life of this dwindling tribe, the … Continue reading

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Sun Temples and the Growth of Agrarian Society

Transcript of my paper entitled “Sun Temples and the Growth of Agrarian Society” presented at the International Seminar on Archaeology and Language held at Deccan College, Pune. While there are innumerable events – from the advent of Harappan culture to … Continue reading

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Why VISAs are being refused to Indians?

My VISA was refused by the UK High Commission in India. In fact, it has been refused for the second time in a row, whereas it had been recommended by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations of which I am … Continue reading

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Bharat or India – Crisis of Identity

Which of the countries are known by two different official names? Apart from Bharat, that is India, I can recall none! Ever since its independence in 1947, it has been called both Bharat and India. With utmost regard to the … Continue reading

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हम डूबे तो क्या, वह भी तो डूबा!

मेरी एक आँख फोड़ दो ताकि पड़ोसी की दोनों आँखे फूट जाएँ. भारतीय राजनीती की धारा कुछ ऐसी ही है. हारने के बाद बेशक सभी पार्टियां कहती हैं कि यह वक्त उनके लिए आत्मावलोकन और आत्मालोचन का है, पर सच … Continue reading

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Leaders win; People lose

We have been hearing them shouting in the house. We have been seeing them fighting in the house. We have seen them taking bribes for raising questions. We have seen them tearing apart the law papers. We have seen them … Continue reading

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Be Happy, Become Contented

We all want to be happy. Don’t we? We look for reasons to be happy. We wait for our birthdays and anniversaries to rejoice; we wait for Eid, Holi or Christmas to eat, drink and be merry; we wait for … Continue reading

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