The Future Of India By Swami Vivekananda – Excerpts

This is the land from whence, like tidal waves, spirituality and philosophy have again and again rushed out and deluged the world, and this is the land from whence once more such tides must proceed in order to bring life and vigor into the decaying races of mankind. It is the same India which has withstood the shocks of centuries, of hundreds of foreign invasions, of hundreds of upheavals of manners and customs. It is the same land which stands firmer than any rock in the world, with its undying vigor, indestructible life. Its life is of the same nature as the soul, without beginning and without end, immortal; and we are the children of such a country.

COVID 19 Vaccination: Hope or Hype?

2020 will be remembered not only for a virus that changed our lives, some of our perspectives, our working conditions, health care but also for the fear, the panic, the doubts, the questions and as the year ends, maybe some hope… The ‘hope’ seems to be in a vaccine and there seems to be an unquestionable faith in it. The world seems to be happy with an ‘untested’ vaccine as long getting vaccinated will ensure that they can travel, party and do all the things they could before 2020.

When the Mountains Beckon, no height is too High

Mountains have always been associated with adventure. No wonder men and women have attempted to conquer mountains so to conquer themselves. When it comes to mountaineering, these daughters of India have proved that they are not far behind in scaling mountains and conquering heights.

Atrocities in Meghalaya in the name of Inner Line Permit(ILP) – Is the rest of India okay with it?

ILP is an official document that one needs to possess to enter the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur. It is issued by the respective state governments to allow travel of another Indian citizen for a limited period. There have been ongoing demands for the introduction of ILP in Meghalaya to regulate the entry of outsiders into the state. The demands and its implications need serious evaluation.

Lachit Borphukan – Assam’s Hero who fought and Defeated the Mughals

The city of Guwahati had been lost to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1663. Lachit Borphukan recaptured it in 1667 and recaptured all the areas that were lost to Mughals. He defeated the Mughal army 17 times despite having limited resources. The Battle of Saraighat was a naval battle fought in 1671 between the Mughal Empire, led by Raja Ramsingh I, and the Ahoms, led by Lachit Borphukan on the Brahmaputra River at Saraighat, in Assam. The Ahom Army defeated the Mughal Army by using clever tactics, intelligence and by exploiting the weakness of the Mughal army.

Vibrant Manipur – Immersed in Shades of Culture and Tradition

Manipur, the land of jewels can proudly boast of its natural beauty as well as it’s diverse and rich cultural heritage. The Manipuris, from a linguistic point of view, are divided into two groups - the Meiteis and the Bishnupriyas. The language of the Meitis is of Tibeto-Burman group while that of the Bishnupriyas is of the Indic group. Although Meitei is the official language of Manipur, Bishnupriya Manipuri people have their own language, and belongs to the Eastern group of the family and is written in the Bengali–Assamese script, and though it is close to Bengali and Assamese, it is a distinct language.

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