The boy who walked on water and the power of belief

At the tender age of eight, Shankara takes Sanyas, the sainthood. Later, he traveled around India, building spiritual centers and preaching to people. A great thinker and orator, and an advocate of Advaita philosophy, Shankara ardently encouraged of the path of devotion (Bhakti) too. While Advaita suggests that man and the God are not different entities, the path of devotion suggests…

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Omnipresence

When this emptiness haunts me, I know I am not fully empty. I still find some noise within, And look upon you, to find you. And I look at the sky, to find you, To feel you, in the emptiness. While my eyes find nothing there, My heart feels your presence.

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A dreamy honey-making invention goes viral

Turn a tap on and pure honey starts dipping from a beehive into a jar. Incredible, right? But this has become a reality, thanks to a decade-long effort by an Australian father-son duo. Harvesting honey is tedious work. You blow smoke to sedate the bees, squash some that try to sting you, squeeze and spoil…

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Bridges for wildlife, new lessons for us

When the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced the construction of five animal crossings over Goregaon-Mulund Link Road last September, the move was rightly welcomed as being both appropriate and progressive. It is expected that these crossings  will help to dramatically bring down the incidence of roadkills. Image courtesy: Montana Department of Transportation Victims of roadkill:…

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