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Hi my name is Ramachandran and I'm from India

I'm interested in History, Indian culture,  Philosophy, Science and Technology apart from Media studies which is my area of specialization. I  Love to listen to Yanni, Kenny G, Vangelis, Phil Collins, Boney M, Abba and Jim Reeves during my spare time

 

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  • ASHOKA AND CONSTANTINE: PROMOTERS OF TWO WORLD RELIGIONS
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    ASHOKA AND CONSTANTINE: PROMOTERS OF TWO WORLD RELIGIONS

    2 years ago

    They were Emperors who carved out not only vast empires, but also laid the foundations of two great religions. Though separated by time and space, there were many similarities in their lives. Both of them fought brutal...

  • ANCIENT INDIAN LEGAL PHILOSOPHERS: MANU
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    ANCIENT INDIAN LEGAL PHILOSOPHERS: MANU

    4 years ago

    Among the law givers of the ancient world, the most famous are Nebuchadnezzar, Solon, Lycurgus and Justinian. Nebuchadnezzar is considered to be the earliest. But only a few are aware that MANU was the earliest and most...

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN INDIA
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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN INDIA

    4 years ago

    AYURVEDA Medical care in India has a very long history. Some of the earliest evidences of medical practice are found in the ATHARVA VEDA and a later work ATREYA SAMHITA which was written by the sage named ATREYA. He...

  • STANDARDIZATION AND QUALITY CONTROL IN INDIA
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    STANDARDIZATION AND QUALITY CONTROL IN INDIA

    4 years ago

    Though the consumer protection act was intended to empower the average consumer, the difficulty that is normally encountered is with regard to judging the quality of products. It is in order to overcome this marks of...

  • GENES AND INHERITED DISEASES
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    GENES AND INHERITED DISEASES

    4 years ago

    Charles H.Barrow once commented ‘a man’s total life span is programmed in his genes: that somewhere imprinted in our internal computer cards are time tables for everything from first teeth to diabetes or old...

  • INDIAN PRESS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
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    INDIAN PRESS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    4 years ago

    The founding fathers of the Indian constitution had guaranteed freedom of speech and expression as a fundamental right in article 19(1)(A).This provision confers freedom of speech and expression to all Indians subject...

  • TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE
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    TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

    4 years ago

    One of the major challenges that independent India faced was how a traditional sector like agriculture could be modernized particularly amongst a group of people who were illiterate or semi-literate tradition bound and...

  • MIXED ECONOMY IN INDIA
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    MIXED ECONOMY IN INDIA

    4 years ago

    PRIMACY OF PUBLIC SECTOR Immediately after independence India adopted the soviet model of initiating planned growth. To achieve this THE NEHRU MAHALANOBIS model of economic growth was adopted. The emphasis was on...

  • INDIA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
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    INDIA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

    4 years ago

    VICIOUS CYCLE OF POVERTY India at the time of independence was trapped in a ‘vicious cycle of poverty’ owing to historical factors. The immediate concern therefore was how economic development could be...

  • FOUNDATION OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION
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    FOUNDATION OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

    12 months ago

    The concept of a republic is not alien to India, as there are evidences of its existence in ancient times. But a truly democratic republic came into existence, only after India became independent. After centuries of...

  • ARYAN SOCIETY
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    ARYAN SOCIETY

    4 years ago

    The origin of the Aryans in the Indian sub-continent is shrouded in mystery. There are many theories about the presence of Aryans in India. Though there are historians who claim that they were people who migrated to...

  • MAURYAN EMPIRE
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    MAURYAN EMPIRE

    4 years ago

    CHANDRA GUPTA The first great empire in the Indian sub continent was that of the mauryas, which was established by Chandragupta. Chandragupta’s antecedents are shrouded in mystery. But there are references to...

  • CONSTRUCTION OF HINDU TEMPLES
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    CONSTRUCTION OF HINDU TEMPLES

    4 years ago

    The construction of a Hindu temple is a complex and elaborate process. It is also considered to be a very pious act. The person who intends to construct the temple is called the YAJAMANA. It is he who chooses a STHAPAKA...

  • HINDU TEMPLES
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    HINDU TEMPLES

    4 years ago

    Hindu temples were built not only with the intention of it being the nucleus of religious life, but also social activity. In south India most of the temples were built on a grand scale. The BRIHADEESHWARA temple in...

  • EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA
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    EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA

    4 years ago

    Though recorded Indian history dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, not much is known about this period, as Indus valley script has not been deciphered. Hence we hardly know anything about their educational...

  • SCHOLARS OF NALANDA
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    SCHOLARS OF NALANDA

    4 years ago

    " a detailed history of NALANDA would be a history of Mahayana Buddhism ” some of the great philosophers of Buddhism who were intimately connected with this ancient university were NAGARJUNA, DINNAGA,...

  • BUDDHISM: ITS ORIGIN AND GROWTH
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    BUDDHISM: ITS ORIGIN AND GROWTH

    5 years ago

    Among world religions, Buddhism is the only one which does not dogmatically insist on the need to believe in one God or swear by the truths of revealed texts. More than metaphysical wrangling, Buddhism places emphasis...

  • MIGRATIONS AND ETHNIC CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN POPULATION
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    MIGRATIONS AND ETHNIC CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN POPULATION

    5 years ago

    Indian sub-continent has over the centuries witnessed a confluence of various races. Scholars like B.S.Guha have identified six major racial elements. They are Negrito, Proto-australoid, Mongoloid, Mediterranean,...

  • MERCENARIES
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    MERCENARIES

    5 years ago

      They are called adventurers, filibusters, soldiers of fortune, gunslingers, ronin, knights errant, dogs of war, the wild geese and now private military companies. But popularly they are...

  • MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
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    MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY

    4 years ago

    Universities of Paris,Bologna and Oxford where established during the middle ages, which was for long associated with the crusades and intellectual stagnation. Many were centers of excellence in Law, medicine and...

  • INDIAN ADMINISTRATION IN VEDIC PERIOD
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    INDIAN ADMINISTRATION IN VEDIC PERIOD

    6 years ago

    INDIAN ADMINISTRATION IN VEDIC PERIOD Aryan tribes were patriarchal in nature with the tribal chief as the leader. Owing to the constant need for protection, tribes elected the most capable as their chief....

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIAN ART
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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIAN ART

    6 years ago

    A Brief History of Indian Art Indian art is a blend of the sensuous and spiritual and has its origin nearly five thousand years ago during the heyday of Indus Valley civilization. Often referred as the...

  • PIONEERS OF AYURVEDA
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    PIONEERS OF AYURVEDA

    6 years ago

    PIONEERS OF AYURVEDA                 Ancient Indian medicine has a hoary past and traces its origin to more than 2500 to 3000 years. Some of...

  • EVOLUTION OF INDIAN HINDU TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE
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    EVOLUTION OF INDIAN HINDU TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE

    5 years ago

    EVOLUTION OF INDIAN TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE Indian temples have been a source of attraction, not only as a place of worship for the devout, but also as an architectural marvel for the curious tourist. Indian temples with...

  • GLOBAL WARMING: LAST CHANCE TO SAVE YOUR ONLY PLANET
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    GLOBAL WARMING: LAST CHANCE TO SAVE YOUR ONLY PLANET

    6 months ago

      GLOBAL WARMING: LAST CHANCE TO SAVE YOUR ONLY PLANET     Yes, heard that right…you have just one last chance to save your only planet…before things reach the point of no return....

  • ANCIENT INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS
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    ANCIENT INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS

    6 years ago

      Indian Philosophical Schools FOCUS OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY In ancient India, philosophy was known by different names. Around 900 BC philosophy was known as BRAHMODYA that is speculative discussion...

  • ANCIENT  ROMAN TRADE WITH INDIA
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    ANCIENT ROMAN TRADE WITH INDIA

    5 years ago

    ANCIENT INDO-ROMAN TRADE The legendary seaport of MUZIRIS, was once a bustling Indo-Roman trading center. It was   situated in the KODUNGALOOR-CHETTUVA belt in the South Indian state of KERALA and many...

  • ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICIANS
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    ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICIANS

    8 years ago

    Baudhayana ( 800 BC - about 740 BC) .Nothing much is known about Baudhayana, apart from the fact that he was a priest and a skilled craftsman. His interest in mathematics must have purely for ritualistic...

  • INDUS VALLEY SCRIPT
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    INDUS VALLEY SCRIPT

    8 years ago

    INDUS VALLEY SCRIPT 2600 BC– 1900 BC Two thousand inscribed seals were found in the ruins of Mohenjo-daro and Harrapa, and though it was known to scholars for more than 70 years they were unable to decipher...

  • INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION
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    INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION

    4 years ago

    Indus valley civilization thrived 4000 years ago, but around 1500 BC it suddenly disappeared. This hub describes the ancient urban culture known also as Harrapan civilization and characteristic features of Mohenjo-Daro.

  • ANCIENT INDIAN UNIVERSITY
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    ANCIENT INDIAN UNIVERSITY

    5 years ago

    NALANDA UNIVERSITY Formal education in ancient India was confined to two types of institutions namely Brahmanical and Buddhist. Study in a Brahmanical institution lasted nearly three decades whilst Buddhist...

  • EARTHQUAKES
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    EARTHQUAKES

    5 years ago

    EARTHQUAKES San Francisco, April 18, 1906 at 5-15 AM a massive earthquake measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale devastated most parts of the city. The havoc was magnified in its intensity by the fire that...

  • AYURVEDA: THE INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE
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    AYURVEDA: THE INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

    5 years ago

    AYURVEDA - THE INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE Ayurveda literally means the ‘science of life'. It is a holistic system of medicine in India which is more than 5000 years old. It forms part of the ancient Indian text...

  • ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICS
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    ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICS

    6 years ago

    ANCIENT INDIAN MATHEMATICS Hindu mathematicians were basically number theorists, and their mathematics an appendage to Astronomy. This was because of the need to advice on the right time to sow seeds in farms or for...

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