Quotes on India : They said it

Whatever you can rightly say about India, its opposite is equally true. -- Teacher of Prof. Amartya Sen India is a pluralist society that creates magic with democracy, rule of law and individual freedom, community relations and diversity. What a place to be an itellectual! ... I wouldn't mind being born ten times to rediscover … Continue reading Quotes on India : They said it

Pass Notes : Sarasvati – The lost river of desert

For last few decades, many scholars of Indian history have started to argue, sometimes with official patronage, that Indus civilization was not only Aryan, but also Vedic or even post-Vedic. To make their view credible they tried to prove, among other things, that the 'Rigveda' was composed around 3500 BC, a date contemporaneous to with … Continue reading Pass Notes : Sarasvati – The lost river of desert

(Almost) The first advertisement featuring a cricketer in India

From : Back page of 'Bombay Pentangular', S. K. Roy (1945) featuring C. K. Rayudu - India's first great cricketer. Major C.K. Nayudu, once again, as on the first day of the match, was the idol of the huge crowd. Whether ‘C.K.’ played a ball, sent down a delivery or did some fielding, everything was … Continue reading (Almost) The first advertisement featuring a cricketer in India

A Note on Sankrit : Root of ‘Daughter’, Idea of Devata

Daughter The theory goes like that English 'daughter', German 'Tochter', Greek 'thygater', Irish 'dear', Lithuanian 'dukte', Russian 'doch', are common derivation with the Sankrit root 'duh' (to milk), so the word was, according to this theory, originally 'dogdhri' = she who milks, to indicate that it was the daughter of a primitive aryan family who … Continue reading A Note on Sankrit : Root of ‘Daughter’, Idea of Devata