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Ramayana when it Rains

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In Kerala, the traditional month of Karkidakam that falls in July-August is associated with heavy rains. It used to once be a time of scarcity, wetness and disease. There was no work in the fields and staying at home doing nothing meant boredom and quarrels for no reason. To cope with this, people began reading the Ramayana. So the month became renowned as the Ramayana month.

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What Is ‘Indianisation’ Of Education?

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What we choose to teach our children reveals our prejudices and our hierarchies: it shows us up - what we consider to be true and worthy knowledge and what we dismiss as irrelevant and false - whether we are parochial, global or cosmic in outlook.

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Mother Brahmi

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When I hear stories of how Ganesha acted as a scribe and wrote down the Mahabharata dictated by Vyasa or how Hanuman wrote his Ramayana on leaves, or the name of Rama on the rocks used to build the bridge to Lanka, I wonder what script they used?

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