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Buddha TV Serial Review

August 9, 2017
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Quite simply, the Buddha TV Serial is the best and the most inspiring that I have seen on Indian TV. As an Indo-Canadian, I don’t find Indian mythologicals very inspiring – they are too full of supernatural happenings, and we cannot relate to them in real life. The Buddha serial is different. Like all great…

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IIT Kanpur Batchmates Directory

December 28, 2016
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IIT K Batch mates

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Reminiscense

December 17, 2016
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IIT K and the batch of ’63 moved in the campus together. What comprised the campus then were the Guest House, some type III quarters for the handful of Faculty, workshop and just one Hall of Residence with rooms of single occupancy. The main gate as it is today came much later and entry was…

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A Brief History of India

December 16, 2016
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Written by somebody who was a genius but failed the IIT Entrance Exam The original inhabitants of ancient India  were called Adidases, who lived in two cities called Hariappa  and  Mujhe-na-Darao  . These cities had the best drain system in the world and so there was no brain drain  from them. Ancient India was full…

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The Frontier Batch:Fifty Years Later

December 14, 2016
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Table of Contents Introduction Foreword Preface Where are they now? Where is the faculty now? Personal Stories:How the IIT K experience helped us Personal stories: Interests and Hobbies Volunteer Work Family life    

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The Art of Racing in the Rain:Book Review

October 27, 2016
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ONCE in a blue moon, you come across a book that makes you want to jump out of your socks and float in the air. “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, by Garth Stein, is one such book. The title is innocuous, and if I saw the book in a library or bookstore, I wouldn’t…

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President Trump Visits Canada

June 6, 2016
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The year is late 2017. After more than six months in power, President Trump finally embarks on his Canadian visit. Like most of his decisions, it is not without controversy. In reality, the prez wanted to visit other countries first. But all Muslim countries said a resounding No. The Chinese were lukewarm about the idea,…

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The Ashram Diet

November 7, 2015
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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” MICHAEL POLLAN ——————————————————————————– This book has been thousands of years in the making. The work began many, many centuries ago in the ashrams (spiritual retreats) of India. The yogis who lived in these ashrams developed the most perfect healthcare system in the world, designed for…

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The Physicists: A Review

July 8, 2015
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The Physicists is a brilliant dark comedy with multiple layers of meaning, written by the Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt. Set during the cold war era in the 1960s, the entire action takes place in a sanatorium with just three inmates. One of them is a scientist pretending to be Isaac Newton; the second behaves as…

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The Vipassana Blog

June 30, 2015
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Our Vipassana retreat was cut short as we left after 5 days. Anila had such strong spiritual experiences that her body could not take it any more. So we both left. However, we both learned the meditation technique and now, we practise it at home. It really works, it is very simple and very powerful.

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