The Karma Factor

Belief in the adage of ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’ is strongly embedded in Indians’ minds – and overlaid by multiple beliefs and superstitions that influence their behaviour and decisions on a daily basis Indians are disposed to believe in supernatural influences, particularly with regard to life’s successes …

Will. Power.

Dhriti, which can be translated as ‘determination’ is a quality that the Bhagavad Gita holds up as admirable in women. The ability to endure adversity and tenaciously pursue a goal is something that most women seem to be born with. It is a quality that helps them overcome grating, everyday …

Spiritually Yours

The idea that all living things are interconnected is the basis behind India’s many values and practices, which Indians follow even today. These practices reveal a deeper layer of interpersonal bonding, and are essential to establishing understanding and empathy in the larger society The sense of a connection to something …

A Note for the

Music is often used to convey and reinforce the sentiments of patriotism and nationhood – we explore examples of how the medium was used in India over the ages Sound can uplift and empower, as it can evoke strong emotions. Combined with words, it becomes a huge force. Thus, music …

A Woman of Intelligence…

Although intelligence is traditionally not readily associated with femininity, the Bhagavad Gita extols the advantages of Medha – intelligence – in a woman. In the late 19th century, a girl from anordinary family made history by becoming the first woman graduate in India. Although the system threw up repeated roadblocks, …