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Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation is a yogi, mystic and spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serve as a reminder that inner sciences are not esoteric philosophies from an outdated past, but a contemporary science vitally relevant to our times.
 
Indian Noir (@indiannoir on Instagram & Twitter) is a critically acclaimed, chart-topping podcast featuring thrilling crime and horror audio stories set in India, featuring Indian characters. Indian Noir has been featured in the CBC, The Hindu, Times of India, ABC National Radio, Mashable, Reader's Digest India, Men's World, Your Story and other media outlets. It has won rave reviews on major podcasting platforms from critics and listeners alike and is a chart-topper on the global Apple & Sp ...
 
The Bhagavad Gita, is a manual of living that provides guidelines for attaining the heights of human excellence. The text contains the essence of the teachings of the ancient scientists of life - the Rishis. The wisdom of the Gita makes us not only wise but also enlightened human beings. This podcast contains Bhagavadgita Discourse by Swami Nikhilananda of Chinmaya Mission. The discourses were given in English from March 2010 to December 2011 at Chinmaya Mission Delhi. Swamiji explains in si ...
 
Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894). Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Web: http://www.vedantany.org iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-itunes Google Play: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-google-pla ...
 
Intrigue, murder, highwaymen... A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India, and the Hindu faithful regard it as their religious duty to reclaim the jewel at any cost. Als ...
 
Broken English is a mobile podcast hosted by me, Andrew Mahar in and around Chicago, Illinois. This first season is a mixture of interviews from people who have immigrated to the U.S. ranging from Mexico to South Africa to Turkey to Bolivia. With the Trump administration creating such a negative connotation around the word “Immigrant” now more than ever, immigrants need a voice to share their side of the story. Broken English is here to be that voice.
 
Krishnadevaraya (Kṛṣṇa Deva Rāya) was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529. He is the third ruler of the Tuluva Dynasty. Presiding over the empire at its zenith, he is regarded as an icon by many Indians. Krishna Deva Raya earned the titles Kannada Rajya Rama Ramana (lit, “Lord of the Kannada empire”), Andhra Bhoja and Mooru Rayara Ganda (lit, “King of three Kings”). He became the dominant ruler of the peninsula of India by defeating the Sultans of Bijapur, Golcon ...
 
The Ramayan(a) is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
Ancient Worlds is the audio series of the Ancient Art Podcast where we choose a single work of art as a launchpad for inspiration. Here we unpack the stories, history, myths, and culture from antiquity through a modern lens and with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The Ancient Art Podcast explores the art and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean World with host Lucas Livingston. Uncover the truths and unravel the mysteries of the civilizations that shaped our modern world. Each episode featur ...
 
The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It is the story of Rama, who emabrks on an epic journey followed by the fight with Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The epic depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and ...
 
Michael Douglas Neely, a Sanskrit and Eastern religion/philosophy enthusiast, walks you through the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most profound religious/philosophical texts ever written and very important in understanding the ancient and present culture of India. He highlights the basic story and concepts of the text with sidebars on its original language and philosophical implications. The podcast was produced for everyone, even someone with no previous knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit ...
 
Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Name of God in the Qur'an.Kabir was influenced by the prevailing religious mood of his times, such as old Brahmanic Hinduism, Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, the teachings of Nath yogis and the personal devotionalism of South India mixed with the imageless God of Islam. The influence of these various doc ...
 
Kabir (1440 - 1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.The name Kabir comes from Arabic Al-Kabir which means 'The Great' - the 37th Name of God in the Qur'an.Kabir was influenced by the prevailing religious mood of his times, such as old Brahmanic Hinduism, Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, the teachings of Nath yogis and the personal devotionalism of South India mixed with the imageless God of Islam. The influence of these various doc ...
 
Akhanda Bharat - Stories of a Greater India is a show in Marathi and English languages. This show takes you on a journey to a misknown land, of which, what's left today is called - India. The episodic format brings to life stories from the Vedic period while analysing its history and the origin of many myths. Akhanda Bharat is a production and part of the Deccan Tales network. Visit deccantales.com for listening to the show and for detailed show notes. A theoretical ground is set in the Wedn ...
 
This book is one of a series that aims at describing other cultures to children in an entertaining way that honors the culture, educates the child and keeps their minds open to the possibility of other people living wonderful lives in far off places. "Our little cousins of Hindustan are charming little people, even though their manners and customs and their religion are so very different from our own. India is a big country, and there are many different races of people living within its bord ...
 
Conversations between a daughter, Jane Craigie, and her father, Iain Craigie. Iain spent a career in Intelligence from the late 1950s until the early 2000s, living in the UK, Cyprus, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Labuan. The podcast covers the technology used, the methods of spying, the targets, the relevance of place and time and the historical context. The observations and intrigues of a life in surveillance make compelling listening, as well as what it was like having an adve ...
 
Inspiration and Transformation from the Banks of the Ganges - The Musings of an American Sanyasi with Host Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Welcome to Inspiration and Transformation from the banks of the Ganges with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, an American Sanyasi living at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Sadhvi is President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, a charitable organization bringing education, vocational training, upliftment and empowerment programs to women and children. ...
 
MyIndMakers is your weekly destination for insightful podcasts on Indian and US politics, history, literature, strategic affairs and more. Do subscribe and do tune in every week. MyIndMakers (www.myind.net) is a Startup Platform for the exchange of Ideas; a place to argue and dissect status quo and most prominently to inspire everyone to contribute to public life.
 
Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
 
This unit will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of Religious Studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported ...
 
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India-China relations stand at a crossroads after the border crisis in 2020. Where do relations go from here, and how should India engage with China going forward even as it confronts a widening power gap with its neighbour? A new paper by a group of six authors including a former Ambassador to China, economists and scientists outline what the auth…
 
In today’s episode we are in conversation with author Sanjaya Baru about his new book India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural Revolution. The ascent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national arena has disrupted politics as we knew it and the BJPs’ subsequent dominance over political discourse has led sociologists and political commen…
 
India-China relations stand at a crossroads after the border crisis in 2020. Where do relations go from here, and how should India engage with China going forward even as it confronts a widening power gap with its neighbour? A new paper by a group of six authors including a former Ambassador to China, economists and scientists outline what the auth…
 
On Friday (April 9), India said it protested a U.S. decision to conduct a navy patrol in India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean. The Ministry of External Affairs highlighted India's position on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that the Convention does not authorise other States to carry out mil…
 
On Friday (April 9), India said it protested a U.S. decision to conduct a navy patrol in India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean. The Ministry of External Affairs highlighted India's position on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that the Convention does not authorise other States to carry out mil…
 
In the last episode of our series analysing each State where Assembly elections are taking place, we’re looking at Assam and giving you an overview of the major issues at play there. The battle for Assam has big implications for the Congress and BJP. For the latter, gaining a second term in Assam would cement the party’s hold on the northeast where…
 
In the last episode of our series analysing each State where Assembly elections are taking place, we’re looking at Assam and giving you an overview of the major issues at play there. The battle for Assam has big implications for the Congress and BJP. For the latter, gaining a second term in Assam would cement the party’s hold on the northeast where…
 
Sadhguru describes the multifaceted nature of Krishna, and how different people in the Mahabharat experienced him in different ways. Sadhguru talks about Leela, the path of the playful where one can explore the most profound and most serious aspects of life, playfully. If we are to taste the essence and be touched by the consciousness of what Krish…
 
Where Real Wealth and Abundance Lie Air Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati at Parmarth Niketan discusses the following topics and answers questions from seekers from around the world, during her daily Satsang from the banks of the holy Ganga River: ~ Where Real Wealth and Abundance Lie ~ The “I’m N…
 
We recorded this episode on the day that Kerala is going to vote in the 2021 Assembly Elections to recap the major issues and dynamics at play in the election. The CPM-led LDF is hoping to buck Kerala’s long anti-incumbency trend by returning to power on a combination of factors such as efficient administration, welfare programmes and heavy investm…
 
We recorded this episode on the day that Kerala is going to vote in the 2021 Assembly Elections to recap the major issues and dynamics at play in the election. The CPM-led LDF is hoping to buck Kerala’s long anti-incumbency trend by returning to power on a combination of factors such as efficient administration, welfare programmes and heavy investm…
 
Aadit Kapadia is joined by author and columnist D V Sridharan who has most recently written the book Good News India. they are also joined by Praveen Tiwary from Bloomsbury India which has published the book. The books talks about The Heroes who have made a huge impact across India with their activities with a positive impact on ecology, environmen…
 
Sadhguru explains that action should always be the way the situation requires it, but whatever our action, we can remain joyful within us. Life is not a trap, "everything that you do is actually an act," Sadhguru says. Either you do it consciously or compulsively. If you do it compulsively, you think it is real. If you do it consciously, then it be…
 
In this episode, we continue our state by state analysis of this set of assembly elections currently underway and we look at Tamil Nadu which goes to vote on April 6. We often frame the question, for each state, in terms of what has changed politically since the last assembly election in 2016 and nowhere has the change been as dramatic as seismic a…
 
In this episode, we are in conversation with author and wildlife conservationist Neha Sinha about her new book Wild and Wilful in which she chronicles tales of 15 iconic Indian species which are in need of conservation. To celebrate nature’s beauty and to also highlight the trauma that humans are inflicting on animals and birds, is a requisite attr…
 
In this episode, we continue our state by state analysis of this set of assembly elections currently underway and we look at Tamil Nadu which goes to vote on April 6. We often frame the question, for each state, in terms of what has changed politically since the last assembly election in 2016 and nowhere has the change been as dramatic as seismic a…
 
Issue #11 of real life paranormal experiences and Indian urban myths shared with Indian Noir. Unadulterated terror delivered right to your ears. You can support Indian Noir by donating via https://ko-fi.com/U7U03JREM to cover the web hosting and sfx costs. Indian Noir Podcast is @indiannoir on Twitter and Instagram. You can also send me audio messa…
 
In this episode, we look at China's plans for a Digital Currency, officially titled the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP), also known as the digital RMB (the Renminbi is China’s currency). In February, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) launched the latest round of pilot trials, with reported plans of a major roll-out by the end of the year…
 
In this episode, we look at China's plans for a Digital Currency, officially titled the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP), also known as the digital RMB (the Renminbi is China’s currency). In February, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) launched the latest round of pilot trials, with reported plans of a major roll-out by the end of the year…
 
Last year, after several months of COVID-19 positive cases on the rise, India saw a decline in cases after September, even though lockdown restrictions were lifted, and economic and other activity resumed. From March onwards this year however, there has once again been a steep rise in infections, in what many are terming the country's 'second wave'…
 
Last year, after several months of COVID-19 positive cases on the rise, India saw a decline in cases after September, even though lockdown restrictions were lifted, and economic and other activity resumed. From March onwards this year however, there has once again been a steep rise in infections, in what many are terming the country's 'second wave'…
 
Measuring Your Spiritual Progress Air Date: Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati at Parmarth Niketan discusses the following topics and answers questions from seekers from around the world, during her daily Satsang from the banks of the holy Ganga River: ~ Relationships in the Reality of the Self ~ What Is…
 
In this episode, we begin our state-by-state analysis of the Assembly elections and we begin with the biggest story perhaps, of this whole election cycle, the battle for Nandigram in West Bengal where polling took place today. And that battle is of course between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamamta Banerjee and her one-time close aide Shuvendu Adhik…
 
In this episode, we begin our state-by-state analysis of the Assembly elections and we begin with the biggest story perhaps, of this whole election cycle, the battle for Nandigram in West Bengal where polling took place today. And that battle is of course between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamamta Banerjee and her one-time close aide Shuvendu Adhik…
 
In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with Prof Chris Fici. What sets Chris apart is that he manages to stand balanced authentically in a couple of worlds that don’t always, shall we say, play well together: The academy and the world of devoted Hindus. He was born a Catholic and went on to be a monk in the Gaudiya Vaishnav lineage, before embarking …
 
Over the course of this week and the next we begin our detailed analysis of the assembly elections in four states and one union territory where voting has already begun in some cases and some where it is just around the corner. Before we look in some detail at each state going to the polls though and break down the flavour of each contest we though…
 
I speak to Mahua and Soumyadipta from The YouTube and Instagram Page, "Stories of Bengali Hindus", and Samir Kalra From The Hindu American Foundation, about the atrocities committed by the Pakistani army on mainly Hindus in now Bangladesh in 1971. According to many estimates, 2-3 million people lost their lives, around 10 million(mostly Hindus) wer…
 
Over the course of this week and the next we begin our detailed analysis of the assembly elections in four states and one union territory where voting has already begun in some cases and some where it is just around the corner. Before we look in some detail at each state going to the polls though and break down the flavour of each contest we though…
 
In this episode, we examine the takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh, and the range of bilateral issues on the agenda from the Teesta river waters and border killings to trade and connectivity. We also explore the broader significance and political symbolism of the visit, which was timed to mark the 50th anniver…
 
In this episode, we examine the takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh, and the range of bilateral issues on the agenda from the Teesta river waters and border killings to trade and connectivity. We also explore the broader significance and political symbolism of the visit, which was timed to mark the 50th anniver…
 
Sacrifice. ## You can support Indian Noir by donating via https://ko-fi.com/U7U03JREM to cover the web hosting and sfx costs. Indian Noir Podcast is @indiannoir on Twitter and Instagram. You can also send me audio messages via anchor.fm/indiannoir/message This podcast is rated R 18+. It may contain classifiable elements such as violence, sex scenes…
 
In today’s episode, we give you some immediate reactions and then a larger grounding to understand today’s decision by the Supreme Court not to stay the sale of electoral bonds before Assembly elections in five States. The judgment by a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde said that since the scheme began in 2018 and continued in 201…
 
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