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Video : Indian Clubs | Training at Suria Akhara

Training at Suria Akhara This video is a collection of training footage recorded at Suria Akhara, Varanasi, India. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone Training at Suria Akhara for allowing me to record this video ...


Weapon Worship in India

There is an interesting cultural element of worshipping weapons in India. It is called Shastra Puja or Ayudha Puja, which literally means weapon worship. It takes place during an Indian religious annual festival in September. ...



Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial: All you want to know about statue to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi

Despite the political hullabaloo, there are many fascinating things about the statue, so here’s all you want to know about the memorial Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to lay the foundation for Chhatrapati Shivaji...


Video : Acing Silambam in a Saree

Most urban, young women today see the saree as a dress for special occasions. Compared to modern attire, the saree is rather restricting and limits one’s movements. Not to mention how difficult it is to get a perfect drape if...



A brief talk on the history of Hampi by Sadhguru

During his travels, Sadhguru makes a stop in Hampi, the historic capitol of the Vijayanagar Empire. Surrounded by magnificent stones, cave carvings over 4000 years old, and exuding an aura of fascination, this city was once des...


The ‘Hindoo’ Mind : Colonised by Macaulayism

‘ Macaulayism ‘ the term derives from Thomas Babington Macaulay, a member of the Governor General’s Council in the 1830s. Earlier, the British Government of India had completed a survey of the indigenous system of...



Koh-i-Noor diamond not ‘gifted’ to the British, says Dr Subramanian Swamy – ANI

“Expressing his frustration at the law officers of the government, [Dr Swamy] said that he was ashamed of them for claiming that this was a ‘gift’ to the British when the truth was miles away from it.” – ANI Following...


Did the British save Hindus ?

 The idea, however, that the British have wrested the Empire from the Mohamadans is a mistake. The Mohamadans were beaten down — almost everywhere except in Bengal — before the British appeared upon the scene; Bengal they ...



Defying age with a sword: Meenakshi Gurrukkal, Kerala’s grand old Kalaripayattu Dame

Meenakshi Gurukkal crouched low, sword poised; her eyes unblinking as she faced her opponent in the mud-paved ‘kalari’ or arena. From the tree tops, a mynah’s call resonated in the silence. In a flash she move...


This Is Spardha: Ancient Monastic Wrestling and the Rise of Indian MMA

When an Indian Kushti wrestler rolls in the earth, his hair and body become covered in the burnt-umber hue of soft clay. It’s said that he becomes “of one color.” This is meant literally of course — his black hair i...