Category Archives: Personality

Pandita Ramabai is an example of excellent creations that fulfilled every condition for which our life is meant. She lived her life on her terms and proved the world that everything is possible. Here I will give a glimpse of her life which will make us think and live the best way we can. 1.She was the first woman to be awarded the title of ‘Pandita’ & ‘Sarasvati’ for her excellence in the Sanskrit language (1878). 2. Born in Marathi speaking Brahmin family but acquired the skills of speaking 7 different languages. 3. Her parents and siblings passed away when she was very young. She was a self-made woman who raised herself with courage and a positive outlook towards life. She traveled to America to educate herself in global language, knowledge, and cultures. 4. She changed her religion to Christianity on founding her religion insufficient for her deeds. 5. She…

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Cinema is vast. It is impossible to learn every aspect of it from a book, article or a blog. It is only through experiences that we can know the depth of the cinema. In this blog, experiences(film making & directions) of Satyajit Ray has been selected from his book ‘Deep Focus” published by Harper Collins. Satyajit Ray(1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. His first film Pather Panchali(1955) won an award at the Cannes film festival and established his reputation as a major director. He is the only Indian to receive Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.    Area of focus would be ‘The Film Maker’s craft”. In the words of Satyajit Ray, ‘A film must achieve its objective.’ Further essential tools of film-making are collected in fragments here: Cinema is a Language. There is also a Language of images, sound and culture.  (Satyajit Ray)Gregory currie believes in cinema…

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Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was a 19th-century Contemporary Indian monk, Nationalist as well as a Philosopher. He was the closest disciple of Mystic saint Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. On his guidance, Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math. Vivekananda Chicago conference on World Religions has awakened the world and gave a new direction to the Meaning of Life. Epistemology Everything in the world should have some reason, even Religion. So, Vivekananda approach to life is Rationalistic. It could be made clearer by the following phrase: “For it is better that mankind should turn atheist than blindly believing in 200 billion Gods on the authority of anybody” Metaphysics Vivekananda believes in the Theory of the origin of the Universe as explained in the Theory of Samkhya and Vedanta Philosophy. Religious Views Though Religious views of Swami Vivekananda is vast and divine. We have tried to compress it to be effective for the welfare of Humanity. According…

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A reformer is always remembered for his contributions in society. Today I would be writing about a social and spiritual leader who has made a long-lasting impact on society culture and beliefs. Former name of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was Mulasi Dayaram or Dayashankar. At the age of 14, he observed something startling which has taken away his beliefs towards Hinduism practice of idol worshipping. At the night of Maha Shivratri, when ceremonial fasting is observed and Jaagrata(full night waking) is held, he saw a rat taking away the offerings made to Shiva idol. On this, he concluded that idols aren’t supposed to protect us on bad times as they can’t even protect their very own offerings. He decided to come out of all wrongly held beliefs in the Brahman community and search for the actual truth. For the completion of his mission for the search of truth, he set out…

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Guru Ghasidas was the Indian philosopher & a social reformer of the late 18th century. He was born in Chhattisgarh, Raipur at village Girod. Chhattisgarh celebrates Ghasidas Jayanti(birthday) on 18th December every-year. His philosophy is similar to Sikhism and he promotes the ‘path of Satnam’ or ‘the path of truth’. To promote his philosophy further, he created ‘Jaistambh’ or ‘Satya ka Stambh’. It is made with a white painted log of wood and a white flag on the top. Log of wood indicates a man and the white flag indicates truth. Its complete meaning is the man who follows the path of truth. He travelled extensively throughout the regions of Chhattisgarh to promote his philosophy and reach out to people. Guru Ghasidas childhood was miraculous. Since his childhood, he had a long-lasting effect on the people. He saw the prevalent caste system in India and tried to eradicate the casteism.…

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