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Higher Education IS NOT Higher Learning

Author: K Sankaran. Society runs on the basis of the Legislature-Executive-Judiciary as the power triad; as if, it is power that is all important. Added to it is the fourth estate, the Free Press. We need to recognize another key institutional organ of society that can shape society which is …

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Education vs Dharma ? #Dharma_Is_Not_Optional

Author: – Divya Nagaraj. The Goal of Education This can be answered in two ways, through the western (adharmic) lens and the dharmic lens. Let us first examine this question through the western lens. In the Western sense, put in most simplistic terms, the goal of education is to attain …

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The Standards Cartel #NeoColonialism

Chandramouli Soorian A lot of Indian intellectuals including respected engineers seem to have a naive belief in the global “technology free market”. This will hopefully be an assertion of the gut feeling you might have always had, if not an eye opener. War was on in early 2000s It was …

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Is China a fortune cookie or a dead bat?

For the past four decades, China has grown relentlessly. But in recent times its growth has slowed down. China is facing internal dissent as well as external pressure. Is this just a mere bump on the road or a sign of distress? For more such videos, subscribe to our channel …

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Hinduism Through Its Scriptures-7 – Mutual Respect

Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Read the earlier parts in this Series by Shri Ananth here Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures …

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#DharmicEngineering, Inspiration from Yoga

Author: Adarsh Gouda. Be it designing new-to-market products, developing a novel technology or faced with an unprecedented product or system failure, as engineers, we all often find ourselves knee-deep into the absurdity of such problems that question our competence. We are dumbfounded, feel helpless, maybe even hopeless and completely lost. …

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How the West copied calculus from India

Calculus is an integral part of modern science and engineering. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are credited with its discovery. But what is not known is that many of the ideas related to calculus were already known to Indian mathematicians centuries before the West. Evidence also suggests that a …

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Is Āyurveda Videshi or is it just another case of Greediocy ? The Battle for Āyurveda begins …

Author: Dr.Priyanka Shandilya. Editorial Note: This article is part of a Series on the purvapaksha of Western interpretations of Āyurveda. The claims and arguments made in the paper “AGNI AND SOMA: A UNIVERSAL CLASSIFICATION” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. Serious claims as to Ayurveda’s “foreign” origins are made by Wujastyk. The interesting and …

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Engineer’s Dharma: Ethical Karma for Professional Engineers

Author: Adarsh Gouda. Editorial Note: The STEM disciplines ( videshi classification ) impact the real world in very deep ways. Though the media narratives and airwaves (for centuries now ..) are dominated by painful relentless rhetoric and shallow storytelling from the armies of non-STEM “intellectuals” , the actual impact of …

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