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Joy of sharing

In India, the sharing of food with others is an ancient important concept; yet sharing does not stop there, writes Naina.

Temples bare of idols

Naina discovers the historical background and significance of Assam's Namghars, the ethnic community prayer halls.

There are always two sides to any story

Excerpt from Arjuna’s (John Hogue’s) recently released book, 'Trump Strikes Syria: and North Korea?'

Osho Chair: Significance

A brochure written by Satya Vedant about the Osho Chair, its meaning and importance in today's world.

The Ass and the Elephant

Iam Saums writes about the illusion of choice, reality and fear, ultimately resulting in manipulation and the totalitarian approach.

Jesus in Kashmir

Much evidence has been shown in books and documentaries about Jesus not having died on the cross but having traveled to India where his remains are kept, writes Bhagawati.

Consumer Craze for Assault Rifles

With soaring sales of military assault rifles for personal use, the gun debate is still sharply divided in the USA, writes Prem Geet.

NFL 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime: The Chakra War

Super Bowl 50 is an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL).

In Praise of Poetry

Priya Huffman's thoughts on a not-much-talked-about subject.

Playing with Words

Language is a great tool that offers many fascinating possibilities beyond simple daily communication. Here, Kaiyum's playful way with words.

The Sacred Bael

Naina explores the history of the wood apple, a fruit tree native to the Indian subcontinent and considered as being very sacred.

Invitation to the Mother Goddess

Naina writes about Durga Puja, the worship of the mother goddess, one of the most important festivals of India.

Celebration Dissolves Terror

Prem Geet on how only continuous global celebration can dissolve the error of terror.

Muslim Society Needs a Lysistrata

Can Muslim Women Defuse their Testosterone Crazed Men, asks Sarmad

Music in the Key of Soul

A critical look at contemporary music by Iam Saums.

Greco-Buddhism

Marc documents the little-known interactions between Greece and India 2,000 years ago: East meets West, West meets East.

Tending the Roots in a STEM-Crazed World

Prartho's essay on poetry and creativity in education - and the capability of amazement.

You Know, I Mean, It’s Like …

About the incessant use of filler phrases...

Kamakhya

Naina explains the history and present-day worship surrounding Kamakhya in Assam.

Donyi-Polo

Naina takes an in-depth look at the animist religions in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

A Rare Matrilineal Society

Naina writes about one of the last remaining matrilineal societies on the planet in Meghalaya, one of the seven sister states of North-East India. Meghalaya means 'the abode of [...]

Altamira: Mystery of Art and Colours

Altamira (meaning high view in Spanish) is an ancient cave located in Northern Spain, situated 19 miles west of the port city of Santander in Cantabria province; it was designated [...]