Why Did Indians Forget The Value Of Urine As A Fertilizer?

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: https://swarajyamag.com/economy/why-did-indians-forget-the-value-of-urine-as-fertilizer India has known the efficacy of urine as fertilizer for centuries. Why then, did we not take the lead in developing urine-based methods of irrigation?In the past fortnight there has been a huge controversy around Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s speech about the usage of urine as fertilizer for plants. […]

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Jauhar-Shaka: When The Enemy Was At The Gate

If there is one ritual that epitomizes heroism, defiance and conjugal love in the face of brutal onslaughts on Rajput kingdoms, it is Jauhar-Shaka. Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: http://indiafacts.org/jauhar-shaka-enemy-gate/ When the enemy was at the fort gates, when rations ran out, and when defeat was certain, Rajput kingdoms, especially in northwestern India followed a […]

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जौहर-शाका: जब दुश्मन दहलीज पर हो

राजपूत साम्राज्य पर भयानक आक्रमण की स्थिति में एक प्रथा जो वीरता, विद्रोह और वैवाहिक प्रेम का प्रतीक बनकर उभरी वह जौहर-शाका है। Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: http://indiafacts.org/jauhar-shaka-hindi/ जपूत राज्य के किले के द्वार तक जब दुश्मन पहुँच गया हो, किले के अन्दर रसद खत्म हो गए हों, और जब हार निश्चित हो,  तब, […]

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How Did Modern Sanitation Lose Its Way?

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: http://indiafacts.org/best-practices-in-indic-hygiene-sanitation-and-environmental-protection/ There was a time in ancient India when recycling nutrients in human waste was deeply understood and implemented. The practices encoded in Indic texts could have been used to extract global ‘Best Practices’ for sanitation and wastewater management. Abstract: The world is in the throes of a sanitation crisis […]

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A Teacher Who Reigned In Students’ Hearts

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: http://indiafacts.org/a-teacher-who-reigned-in-students-hearts/ Among the countless teachers and gurus who moulded Bharata, there was also my grandfather. He played with students, yet disciplined them. He worked hard to reveal the treasures locked in ancient Sanskrit texts, yet never shunned western contributions. Here is his story. When my grandfather Shri G.K. Timmanacharya retired […]

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भारतीय कास्ट-व्यवस्था में दुनियाभर के लोगों की इतनी दिलचस्पी क्यों ?

अन्य देशों के विपरीत भारत में कास्ट-व्यवस्था को सामाजिक विशिष्टता के रूप में प्रस्तुत करने की एक अनोखी प्रवृत्ति रही है। जाहिर है, पश्चिमी दुनिया में व्याप्त सामाजिक उंच-नीच(अनुक्रम) और बहिष्कार के इतिहास पर पर्याप्त ध्यान नहीं दिया जाता है, न ही ब्रिटिश उपनिवेश के अधीन भारत में सामाजिक वर्गीकरण के अनोखे विकास की पूरी […]

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A Unique Conference on Indic Chronology

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: https://swarajyamag.com/announcements/a-unique-conference-on-indic-chronology Snapshot Houston-based Indian History Awareness And Research is collaborating with Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts headquartered in New Delhi to organise a unique conference on Indic chronology from 22 to 24 February 2019. To comprehend chronology is to comprehend context. In our personal lives, the chronological unfolding of […]

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How The World’s Largest Toilet Programme Is Changing India

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: https://www.sirfnews.com/how-the-worlds-largest-toilet-programme-is-changing-india/ For many Indians, it is a matter of shame that the pervasive international image of India has been one of filthy streets, polluted rivers, and open defecation due to lack of toilets or people’s lack of will to use them. This is in stark contrast to how India was […]

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Day Zero Is Upon Us – Can India’s Water Crisis Be Reversed?

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/day-zero-is-upon-us-can-indias-water-crisis-be-reversed A dried up reservoir in Chennai (@Jay_Apoorva18/Twitter) Snapshot Even though a part of the country is reeling under floods, the truth is that many Indian cities are heading towards Day Zero. When the waters recede, the dry days always come back with greater ferocity.India really needs a massive programme to […]

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Vyasatirtha: The Guru With A Phenomenal Legacy

Author: Sahana Singh Press Release: http://www.indictoday.com/long-reads/vyasatirtha-guru-phenomenal-legacy/ It is troubling, even tragic that many Indians are unaware of the huge contribution of Shri Vyasaraya to the rich intellectual and cultural traditions of the land. Acclaimed for being almost unrivalled in the whole field of Indian thought, the Guru’s influence has touched many domains. A week ago, […]

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