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Video of Talk on India’s Educational Heritage

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May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Retracing my roots in Ahichhatra

After having written a little on the history of ancient India, I am now delving into my own family history. Some of you know that I am a Singh only … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

India’s deep but forgotten roots in South-east Asia

Twenty years ago, when I moved from India to Singapore with my husband, I found myself marvelling at the many reminders of home after the initial strangeness of being in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jauhar-Shaka: When The Enemy Was At The Gate

When the enemy was at the fort gates, when rations ran out, and when defeat was certain, Rajput kingdoms, especially in northwestern India followed a code of honour that inspires … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

When It Felt Good To Be A Hindu

“Oh I am not a temple goer.” “I only visit temples if they have some history.” “I only go to temples when there is nice dinner served.” This was me … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thailand’s King Passes Away – Leaves a Void in People’s Hearts

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-ruling monarch (1946-2016) is no more. He was no ordinary king. A fine inventor and innovator, he deployed many of his inventions for development. … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste

  Republished from India Facts In her book, The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste, Sahana Singh shakes the dust off … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

From ancient centre of learning to Ivy League of Terrorism

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Discovering Myanmar

Myanmar was a total revelation to me. I did not expect to find such a beautiful country steeped in Indic traditions. From the clothes people wore to their spirit of … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?

  There is an obsessive tendency to project the caste system as a form of social exclusivism found only in India. Clearly, not enough attention is being directed to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment