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Bomb Hiroshima Changed the World

Cannot help mention that, but for the atom bomb, our World to-day would have been very different.   Democracy would have disappeared, back to ‘might is right’. I lived through the second World War years, the contempt for other nations that … Continue reading

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“Konthikku Kulam Naasthi”

Pattar is a term of much respect, it was the Zamorin of Calicut who gave this title to very wealthy, aristocratic Iyers, in his service, as advisors, treasurers etc.   Thus we had Swaminatha Pattar Kariakkar (my friend Swaminathan’s grand-father), Eena … Continue reading

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Maya to Moksha – The Magic of Maya & Marvellous Reality

‘Reality’ is all-pervasive ONE AND ONLY (Brahman), it includes ‘Maya’ also, the deluding potency.   In the language of science it is ‘matter’, subject to and limited by its properties, having a beginning and end.   ‘Maya’ misleads us to misunderstand it … Continue reading

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The mimetic, the mythic and the theoretic

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/the-mimetic-the-mythic-and-the-theoretic/article19332593.ece I want to refer to the Upanishadic wisdom of ‘Vidya’ (Science) and ‘Avidya’ (Nescience). The first facilitates and leads to the other. To illustrate, use boat to cross a river, the ladder to climb, the scaffolding to build or … Continue reading

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Endless Cycle of Birth, Death & Re-Birth

When a salt-doll jumps into the sea, what happens to it? Same fate awaits when a soul merges in Brahman, it no more has identity other than Brahman. On an international flight or passenger-ship, there are several hundred passengers bound … Continue reading

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Supreme Court hear Sahara-SEBI refund dispute

Surprisingly, no one has laid claim to this money. Looks like there were no depositors, the entire thing was a hoax. Unique way to hide black-money, by showing fictitious deposits from non-existent persons and pretending to service it, systematically. Remember … Continue reading

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The Deadly Global War for Sand

Could it be that enough research has not gone into converting desert- sand, say from Rajasthan and Thar, into acceptable buiding-quality sand? Whereas beach-sand is reportedly unfit to replace river-sand due to its bonding-incompatibility,, desert sand does not have this … Continue reading

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