The Story of King Indradyumna


The story of Gajendra Moksha, where Vishnu saved Gajendra, the King of elephants, from the clutches of a crocodile is well known. Gajendra, in his previous birth lived on the earth as King Indradyumna. The King was born in the lineage of Svayambuva Manu, and ruled the Pandya country.

(The above is not narrated in the Mahabharata, but in Bhagavatam, Canto 8).

King Indradyumna, due to his good deeds, secured a place in the heavens after his life on earth.

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A time came when the King’s merits were exhausted, because of which he fell down from heaven.

The King then approached Markandeya, a Chiranjeevi (immortal) living on earth and asked, “O! I have fallen from heaven as I exhausted all my merits. Do you know who I am?”. Markandeya replied, “No, I do not know you”.

Indradyumna asked, “Do you know anyone who has lived…

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Perhaps Tomorrow Never Was

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“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

If I see an article title “Is the Future Already Written?” and it starts out saying that “A conscientious cosmologist rejects Einstein’s notion that time is an illusion and the future is set,” – well, I just have to read it.

Einstein and time [travel] are topics I love. That long article is in the June issue Discover magazine, but I saw it online last spring.  If you’re not going to make it through the article or even this post, here is the PowerPoint bullet version: Einstein suggested  that the future is just as real as the past and this cosmologist posits that the future remains a collection of possibilities until it merges into the present. That cosmologist is George Ellis and he is concerned…

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China’s ‘White Lies’ on Tibet


By Tejaswi Ravinder

M_Id_272517_Tibetans_protesting_against_Chinese_rule From The Indian Express

New Delhi, October 28China’s white paper doesn’t portray the reality in Tibet. The document is an attempt by the Asian giant to put itself in the good books of other nations.

The white paper titled, “Development and Progress of Tibet,” with six chapters covering the past six decades focuses on areas including economy, people’s livelihoods, political systems, cultural preservation, religious freedom and environmental protection.

It begins by digging into the history, describing the region prior to 1950, “as dark and backward as medieval Europe,” and blames Tibet’s poverty and economic stagnation on ‘feudal serfdom’. The report hence distorted the historical facts of the traditionally rich Tibet, whose unique civilization and culture are widely spread beyond the borders of Himalayas to Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar.

On the region’s current situation, it says, “Today’s Tibet is developing economically, making progress politically, has…

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Deer in the Woods — Ivan Generalic

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Money and growth will not fill your internal hollow

Acharya Prashant - Words into Silence

Acharya Prashant: A nice question has come to us. Our friend is saying that greed is making people work. If we remove greed from people’s life, they will not grow.  So I’m asking him, ‘What is growth?’

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Firangi TV – Second Chance

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second chance firangi tv


The story features Pedro José Donoso, a wealthy old man in love with a gorgeous younger woman, Isabel Arroyo. He dies suddenly, but returns to Earth through transmigration: (the passing of a soul into another body after death), in the body of Salvador Cerinza , a handsome (yet poor) family man. Pedro José searches for everything he lost, uncovering secrets, truths and deceptions. Ultimately, he must set things straight and save those who truly loved him.

Major characters

  • Pedro Jose Donoso- a wealthy industrialist who,thinks he has everything he ever wanted. He has a gorgeous young wife, despite the age difference and opposition from his only daughter, Ángela.
  • Salvador Cerinza – a farmer who lives a sad life with his stingy wife Cantalicia and their son Moncho. Then everything changes when he suffers a mysterious accident.
  • second chance firangiIsabel Arroyo- a sensual, ambitious woman who loves her husband,Pedro Jose…

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Finland: Frosty Fairytales in White Winter Wonderland

Ticket to Adventures

Winter in Finland – YES, it does get cold! But: Finns do not suffer and survive winter, they live and enjoy it. Even if the thermometer reads -29° C, it does not feel as cold as you might think. This is due to the dry continental winter climate that does not feel as cold as the damp cold winter weather of Central Europe for example. Besides, Finnish people are used to the cold winter weather, so life and all things run more than smoothly.helsinki_finland_winter_08helsinki_finland_winter_05

For some travellers winter visits might be totally out of question because of the cold. However, if you are brave enough to encounter the crispy winter weather, you will most likely have an experience of a lifetime and surely you will

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