He was born in Govindpura, a village near Muzaffargarh in the Punjab province of British India, renamed Basti Bukharian in present-day Pakistan. He had 15 siblings. His parents and 3 siblings were killed in the violence during the partition. He escaped to Delhi in 1947 and lived with his sister’s family for some time. At the age of 22, he joined the Indian army after attempting and failing 3 times in the recruitment tests.
His was introduced to athletics when he was stationed in the army campus at Secunderabad. As a child, he had run 10kms to and from his school. This gave him the physical and surely, the mental tenacity to withstand rigorous cross-country run for new recruits.
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Spiritual Dimensions Of Environmental Sustainability
A complaint went to Emperor Krishnadeva Raya. The famous Tirupati temple was located within his kingdom and he was a great devotee.
VIVEKANANDA KENDRA KANYAKUMARI, PRANT - DAKSHIN, VIBHAG - TAMIL NADU
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATIONS
REBIRTH OF INDIA
India, Great and Free Series - 45 Swami Vivekananda’s attempts of Igniting work for the rebirth of India
When I was Principal in Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya at Kanyakumari, I had made it a point to go to all the classes in a week. I used to take ‘moral science’ classes. Whatever is to be told to children to mould them and develop proper attitude and good habits in them I used to tell through stories. After experimenting with various suggested courses, I came to the conclusion that a story can be the most effective tool. So, I made my plan that in each class a specific great principle of our culture should be communicated through suitable stories.
Milkha Singh-The Flying Sikh (Born : 20th November 1929-Died : 18 June 2021)
Momentum aka Milkha Singh was a renowned Indian track and field sprinter who represented India at various international events between the years 1958 and 1962.
India is a Land of Yoga
From time immemorial, India has been identified as the land of Yoga, many rishis, sages and saints in Bharat practiced Yoga and enjoyed the benefits of Yoga. They have become Yogis. Yoga is both a science and art, it has been a science of this world for physical health and of the other world for spiritual health. In between, it is the science of the psyche, intellect, willpower, and devotion. So much so India itself breathes the spirit of Yoga Geographically, it is a symbol of Yoga.
A sister and a lady with the lamp
The room in Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama in Sasthamangalam appears small but bears all marks of subtle nobility. There are pictures of the divine trio – Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada, and Swami Vivekananda – on the walls as well as some memorabilia and books on a bed. A frail woman in her mid-eighties sits in a corner chair, her eyes faintly lighting up as she smiles in welcome.
Swami Vivekananda And The Pandemic Panic
Epidemics and pandemics have devastated the human race throughout its existence. From prehistoric times to the present modern-days we have noticed numerous pandemics and medical emergencies. While some even turned as devastating as the fourteenth century ‘’Bubonic plague ’’ which was also known as the Black Death causing millions of human lives and is regarded as one of the most fatal pandemics in human history. Some similar conditions have evolved in the last one year and especially in last month and a two due to the Wuhan originated pandemic COVID-19 as the death toll surpasses three million mark worldwide and the arrival of a new variant or what is regarded as double mutant strain of the coronavirus has just kept the public and the governments on toes throughout the globe. However, while talking about India in particular the vaccination drive has reached close to a century but with alarming hard days, we need something which can strengthen us psychologically and emotionally too. Our search can get a halt when we come across a one hundred twenty one years old ‘Plague Manifesto’ written by the warrior sanyasi Swami Vivekananda during the Bengal Plague in 1898.
Utsarati Iti Utsava
Guru Purnima: We all enjoy festivals. Utsavas - festivals are for cultural continuation, for expressing the joy of life, strengthening the collectives like family, community, society, and nation and for expressing the gratitude towards the creation.
SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
CULTURE IS THE CUMULATIVE VALUE OF GENERATIONS
Beyond Traditional and Modern
JYOTI BHATT is a celebrated and awarded artist, best known for his work in painting and printmaking, as well as his photographic accounts of rural Indian culture and folk art. He and his colleagues founded the “Baroda School” of Indian art. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019, and has been honoured with five Lifetime Achievement Awards. In August 2021 he had a conversation with ANANYA PATEL, musing about his life and his art. Excerpts from that conversation are presented in this 2-part series, along with some of his work.
THE GAME CHANGER
INSIDE DHD’S RECORD-SETTING DURAMAX
MR. OLYMPIA FAT-LOSS STACK
Building Community Through Education
KIRAN BIR SETHI is changing the experience of childhood in Indian cities through her education curriculum and initiatives to build healthy relationships between students and their communities. Here she is interviewed by KASHISH KALWANI.
Granny Chic Galore!
A homeowner’s holiday décor is an homage to Christmas at her grandma’s house.
INDIANA NOTIFYING 750K AFTER COVID-19 TRACING DATA ACCESSED
Indiana health officials said they are notifying nearly 750,000 state residents that a cybersecurity company “improperly accessed” their personal data from the state’s online COVID-19 contact tracing survey — a description the company disputed as a “falsehood.”
JAW TRAINING FOR STRIKERS
NEWS FLASH: FIGHTERS GET PUNCHED IN THE JAW! THE JAW AND ITS HINGES, ALONG WITH THE CHIN, ARE COMMON TARGETS FOR KNOCKOUT ARTISTS. A WELL-PLACED PUNCH TO THE JAW CAN RENDER AN OTHERWISE TREMENDOUSLY CONDITIONED ATHLETE UNCONSCIOUS IN A HEARTBEAT.
5 EXPERT TIPS
HOW TO RACE IN LIGHT WINDS WITH TIDE
What is My Stereo's Gender?
Readers will recall, distressingly, that I have tried their patience on just about every topic that marginally relates to audio. LP grooves, CD bumps, flat response, boomy bass, warm recordings, cold binary bits—I have waxed philosophically on all of them. Which bring us to today’s audio topic: gender.
One of my closest friends in my hometown had a love marriage, which many considered to be a rebellious act against our small society.