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Hindu calendar: Its complexities & benefits

Humankind has always been fascinated by all things that spur wonder; none more so than the concept of time and space. There have been multiple space explorations and inspired stargazing has always been done to search for patterns, regularities and the irregularities, periods, and intervals in order to measure time in congruence with the astronomical […]

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Ancient India’s contribution to Surgery

Surgery seems, and is most likely known, to be an invention of the modern age to most. Given its common prevalence in the present day-n-age, many assume that ‘plastic’ surgery is a modern luxury even though the desire to attain physical beauty and a general curiosity regarding the human body have been a human endeavour […]

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Science Behind Upvas (Fasting)

Intermittent fasting seems to be a ‘buzzword’ in the health & nutritional realm with the keyword being searched on the most popular search engine nearly one million times a month and is said to be a breakthrough in the world of “dieting” and “weight loss.” Others like “juice cleanse,” “water fasting,” ‘Partial Fasting,” and “Calorie […]

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Vaastu Shastra and the Science Behind It

Vaastu Shastra is an ancient Indian planning and architecture guide that prescribes desirable characteristics for sites and buildings based on flow of energy (‘Prana’ in Sanskrit) that are related to the properties (Natural Energies) of Earth among many other principles. It’s essentially based on the philosophy that the sources of energies are to be open […]