The Legacy of Buddha

Originally posted on India Travel Blog:
Gautam Buddha and Maharana Pratap- The two heroes of World and Indian History May is a special month for Indian history. May, of course, is also one of the hottest months of the Indian subcontinent but for now, we will focus just on history and not geography. It is in May that two of India’s two greatest leaders-one philosophical and the other a military/political leader- were born. We all know about Gautam Buddha but, outside India, not many people know about Maharana Pratap. But, first we will understand the legacy and heritage of Gautam… Continue reading The Legacy of Buddha

The Legacy of Buddha

Gautam Buddha and Maharana Pratap- The two heroes of World and Indian History May is a special month for Indian history. May, of course, is also one of the hottest months of the Indian subcontinent but for now, we will focus just on history and not geography. It is in May that two of India’s two greatest leaders-one philosophical and the other a military/political leader- were born. We all know about Gautam Buddha but, outside India, not many people know about Maharana Pratap. But, first we will understand the legacy and heritage of Gautam Buddha. The fundamental difference that Buddha … Continue reading The Legacy of Buddha

Our Sensibilities…are they changing?

Last month,on the 16th, a most horrible thing happened-a young girl along with her companion was brutalized and , despite the best efforts of the doctors in India and abroad, she passed away.Her male companion of the unfortunate night survives and he should be thanking his angels every day . This incident and the subsequent ones indicate that there might be shifts in our sensibilities towards not just the victims of rape but the way we perceive this issue as well. I am not a trained sociologist but being a voracious consumer of media-offline as well as digital-have my own … Continue reading Our Sensibilities…are they changing?

Purana Qila tales- 5000 years of History narrated

The Purana Qila, or the Old Fort straddles quite a significant part of the space between the Supreme Court and Sunder Nagar in Delhi. Very few people visit this citadel and the only ones that do are the love struck couples who find the madding crowds of Delhi difficult to handle. But, the same citadel was once the venue of the capital of the mighty Pandavas of the Mahabharata fame.In those days, it was called Indraprastha. Astrological studies have determined that the Great War or Mahabharata had occurred well over 5000 years back, so Purana Qila has quite a hoary … Continue reading Purana Qila tales- 5000 years of History narrated