Category Archives: Spirituality

Less Known Temples of Kerala – 3: Thirunavaya, Trippadam, Hanuman Kshetram

The three temples  are near one another and can be comfortably covered within two hours.   (between kottakkal & kuttipuram on Mangalore  – Cochin rd ‘ 19 km from kadampuza ). Ed visited these temples in June 2011. PS: Roads in … Continue reading

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There’s a full moon over India and Gandhi lives again…

Source: __________ There has been a lot of discussion in the media about Gandhian methods and their efficacy. There have also been references to Gandhiji’s fads and quirks — especially his ideas about sex and continence. I was attending … Continue reading

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Annai Vailankanni Besant Nagar :Our Lady of Good Health Church

FES FESTIVAL TIME: The faithful converged at the Annai Vailankanni Our Lady of Good Health Church in Besant Nagar for the annual fest. It is held as part of the birthday celebrations of Mother Mary. The celebrations began at the … Continue reading

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Public Service: Silently

Club for a CAUSE The Monday Charity Club, Which Helps People In Need Priya M Menon | TNN This group of housewives gets together once a month, always on a Monday. And though they do take the time to catch … Continue reading

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Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

An article courtesy  TOI, of  17 March. It is very very rare to see such frank opinions on extremists, root cause for extremism, especially when linked to a religion with more than its share of violence and man made tragedies. … Continue reading

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Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar

Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar Bosco Dominique | TNN BIRTHDAY GIFT: S Sambanda Sivacharyar, Sanskrit scholar and research assistant of French Institute of Pondicherry Puducherry: He has been working more than 10 hours a day for the past … Continue reading

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Losing Temper

Mr Watwani has sent this mesage Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence. (Most importantly the last sentence) There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag … Continue reading

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Aurangzeb :: The worst thing to happen to the “Idea of India”

Acceptance of the havoc created by Aurangzeb, and in general by other followers of orthodox Islam, is key to having a progressive dialogue to make movement forward towards religious harmony in India. This article refers to research conducted by Francois Gautier, by studying Mughal references archived in Bikaner Museum. The author then tries to link this with a case to muslims softening their stand on Babri Masjid, suggesting voluntary relocation of some key flash points such as the Babri Masjid, as a radical step by the community to win over the confidence of the hindus, who have over the decades and centuries been in complete acceptance of Islam and demonstrated this by adoption of the mystical Sufi traditions and saints as their own. Continue reading

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