Idea of Bharat Mata is European import: Irfan Habib

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Idea of Bharat Mata is European import: Irfan Habib  VIKAS PATHAK                   ‘Bharat’ was first used in an inscription of King Kharavela in Prakrit, says the historianWading into the political controversy around the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ (glory to Mother India), veteran historian Irfan Habib said here on Monday that the idea of Bharat Mata was an import from Europe and there was no evidence of any such imagination in either ancient or medieval India.“Bharat Mata has nothing to do with India’s ancient or medieval past. It is a European import. Notions of motherland and fatherland were talked about in Europe,” Prof. Habib said, delivering a lecture in the memory of late historian Bipan Chandra at Jawaharlal Nehru University.This statement comes at a time when leaders of the BJP and its…
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Why Kerala Eats With its Hands

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 You may have often wondered why people eat with their hands in Kerala. Eating food with your hands feeds not only the body but also the mind and the spirit. That is the Vedic wisdom behind Kerala's famous Banana Leaf Experience whose pleasure can only be appreciated fully, it is said, if one eats with hands and not fork and spoon. (10 best Kerala recipes) Traditionally, Indians -- not just in Kerala -- have always eaten with their hands but the experience and its virtues have been elevated to a gastronomic art by the chefs at Vivanta by Taj Bekal, a picturesque 26-acre resort in the northern Kasaragod district of Kerala, flanked by the famous backwaters and the Lakshadweep Sea. (Celebrating Onam: A Taste of Kerala in Restaurants All Over…
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Internet Blocked? A Baker’s dozen Hacks to Free Internet

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Courtesy : http://lifestyle9.org/learn-how-to-unblock-blocked-websites/ Blocking the user access to various social media websites and other internet services have become one of the most common tactics that is followed widely in organizations and educational institutions like schools and colleges.These usually involve websites like Facebook, bebo, MySpace and so on. When it comes to the question how to unblock blocked websites, you must have already heard about different techniques. When all those tactics fail to bypass the internet filters, just give a try to the following tricks. It works!Trick No: 1Access the restricted websites using unblock website proxy serversDo you have any idea on how web proxies work? No? Let me explain now. It acts like a middle man or an inter-mediator between your system and  the internet. It downloads your requested pages directly…
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Hail the Queen of Mathematics!

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Hail the Queen of Mathematics! by: Mahbub GhaniIn today's world what Friedrich Gauss called the queen of mathematics plays a crucial role in providing internet security. Here we look at some of the Muslims who worked on number theory.What is special about these numbers: 6, 28, 496 and 8128? What is the nature of the relationship between the following pairs of "amicable," numbers, as they are rather exotically denoted: 220 and 284, 17296 and 18416, 9 363 584 and 9 437 056? Why are the numbers 2, 3, 5, 7 drawn from a special infinite series referred to as the "atoms of arithmetic?" These numbers, and many other kinds besides, are the subject of what Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 – 1855) – one of the greatest Mathematicians to have ever lived –…
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