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Brief Information about our Freedom Fighters
Articles on cultural diversity & History of India
|Smartivity S.T.E.(A).M. Learning
D.I.Y. Kits for 6 to 14-year old children to learn fundamentals of
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through playful engagement.|
Based on Theory of Successful Intelligence, every Smartivity
S.T.E.(A).M. Kit enhances Creative, Practical and Analytical
Intelligences of a child and prepares them for success in real life.
Each kit is designed around a core scientific principle.
|The Infinity Foundation is a
non-profit organization based in Princeton, New Jersey engaged in making
grants in the areas of compassion and wisdom. |
|A Video-On-Demand Service that
showcases a 5000 -Year-old civilisation where Centuries Co-exist, where
Fact and Fiction, Dream and Reality, Science and Spirituality, Art and
|Hastinapura Foundation in Argentina
is an educational institution whose main objective is to spread Faith
and the Love of God, affirming the basic unity of all Religions and the
presence of God in the hearts of all beings. Hastinapura means City of
Wisdom. Hastinapura has established a School of Philosophy and Eastern
and Western Metaphysics, a School of Yoga, and a School of Meditation.
Classes of Sacred Drama, singing and devotional music are also
offered. To spread the message and the teachings of the great
Spiritual Masters of Mankind, the Foundation has also a Publishing
organisation that strives to
get remedy for citizens particularly the
common man by use of the Right
to Information Act & fight
corruption at all levels.
magazine on Anti-Corruption
issues, for private circulation only for 3
months called "MAATTRAM" (Tamil)
was launched on 9th May 2009, 5.30 pm at
Kamaraj hall, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
Chennai. Starting 15th August 2009, both
"MAATTRAM" (in Tamil) and "CHANGE"
(in English) will be distributed through
stands and can be subscribed.
|Friends of River
construction of large dams on
the River Narmada in central India and its
impact on millions of people
living in the river valley has become one of
the most important social
issues in contemporary India. The Friends of
River Narmada is an international
coalition of organisations and individuals
(mostly of Indian descent).
The coalition is a solidarity network for the
Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save
the Narmada Movement) and other similar
grassroots struggles in India.
featuring images of the
original Bamiyan Buddhas
is a history, culture and heritage magazine
that will be published as a
Quarterly. Every issue will be of universal
appeal with its engaging narratives
accompanied with sketches, illustrations,
maps, photographs and paintings
of premier quality.
Support Centre (NFSC) is a
non-governmental, non-profit organisation,
registered in Chennai dedicated to the
promotion of Indian folklore research,
education, training, networking, and
publications. The aim of the Centre
is to integrate scholarship with activism,
aesthetic appreciation with
community development, comparative folklore
studies with cultural diversities
and identities, dissemination of information
with multi-disciplinary dialogues,
folklore fieldwork with developmental issues
and folklore advocacy with
public programming events. Folklore is a
tradition based on any expressive
behaviour that brings a group together,
creates a convention and commits
it to cultural memory. NFSC aims to achieve
its goals through cooperative
and experimental activities at various levels.
NFSC is supported by grants
from the Ford Foundation and the Tata
School Makes Sanskrit Compulsory
Article in Sunday Hindustan Times,
Mumbai, Feb 10, 2008
In the heart of London, a British
school has made Sanskrit compulsory subject for its junior division because
it helps students grasp math, science and other languages better.
"This is the most perfect and logical
language in the world, the only one that is not named after the people
who speak it. Indeed the word itself means 'perfected language."
--Warwick Jessup, Head, Sanskrit department.
"The Devnagri script and spoken Sanskrit
are two of the best ways for a child to overcome stiffness of fingers and
the tongue," says Moss. "Today's European languages do not use many parts
of the tongue and mouth while speaking or many finger movements while writing,
whereas Sanskrit helps immensely to develop cerebral dexterity through
|The Ancient Indus
pages by leading scholars
of ancient India and Pakistan and the ancient
Indus Valley Civilization
- including the very latest discoveries.
engravings, and archival film of India,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka before 1947.
|'The Sarasvati was
more sacred than Ganga'
has devoted his life
to studying Indian culture/heritage and
history, authoring several books
both in French and English on India. His
books examine key Indian
historical issues or wrestle with the cultural
concerns present-day India
faces. The Invasion That Never Was (1996)
looks at the theories about the
arrival/existence of the Aryans while The
Indian Mind Then and Now (2000),
Is Indian Culture Obsolete? are more
book, The Lost River:
On the Trail of the Sarasvati (2010) focuses
on the importance of this
once key river and its connection with Vedic
culture and Harappan civilizations.
In addition to writing, teaching and
lecturing, Danino is interested in
conserving nature and was able to jumpstart
a movement to protect the Shola
forest he lives by the side of.
meant for the average Indian...daily
updated India news and metro specific news to
business news, many Maps
of India, free ads for Indians, online games,
jokes, film reviews, astrology
and numerology, shopping, free ecards,
children section, Forum.
that discussed the famous historical novel
ponniyinselvan written by Kalki.
Krishnamurthy decided that the members of the
group would visit the places
described in the novel. It was during this
trip the group got the acquaintance
of Dr. Kalaikkovan, a renowned historian and
the convener of Dr. M.Rajamanikkanar
Centre for Historical Research. His guidance
and encouragement was instrumental
in the group learning to read inscriptions,
appreciate temple architecture
and sculptures. varalaaru.com,
a portal to share the learnings of the group
to the rest of the world was
launched on August 15th 2004.
|Rural Education and
Conservation of Heritage Foundation
fundamental objective of R.E.A.C.H.
is increasing the awareness about our villages
and the rich heritage.
R.E.A.C.H visualizes that the built heritage
at present is fast threatened
by the sheer negligence about heritage and
symbolic value. R.E.A.C.H will
canalize its resources in this area.
|Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan
& comperes many cultural
programmes and workshops. They celebrate all
poojas & festivals in
a grand manner and excel in Navarathri Golu.
Aseema Trust, Chennai was founded to
bridge arts and education, to
link rural and urban schools through folk
performing arts, to use performing
arts as tools of empowerment, teaching.
information on various
aspects of Indian culture - Art, Crafts,
Music, Dance, Folktales, Religions,
Pilgrimage, National Symbols, History,
Clothing, Food, Architecture, Monuments,
in 1997, Nirvana Adventures, an
adventure sport company is famous
for its pioneering paragliding activity in
the western region as well as
across the country and has been running
India's first full time paragliding
school at Kamshet since its inception.
Part 1: An
iconographical and textual
Part 2: Poems
By Peter de
19 colour plates,
13 B/W plates
iconographical and textual study
on the most famous Indian female poet
Karaikkalammaiyar, one of the 63
nayanmar or Saiva saints. This work is based
on research done in India,
Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia
is interesting for scholars
and specialists of South Indian art and is
the first complete publication
of this saint in English.
describes the dwelling place
of Siva Nataraja, the forest at
Tiruvalangadu in South India where Siva
performed his famous dance.
mythology tells us, Karaikkalammaiyar
formerly known as the beautiful Punitavati,
literally gave up her life
in this world to worship Siva and to
accompany him in his dance on the
cremation fields in Tiruvalangadu.
book shop which
specializes in the art and culture of India
and Southeast Asia
Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre, Singapore
organisation teaches free meditation
and also offers free courses on
positive-thinking, stress management,
seminars and various other topics for