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Climate Change and New Indian Crops
August 31, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Climate Change and New Indian Crops

In the village of Huddu, its ancient terraces are indeed sprouting a new crop — organic potatoes. They’re being cultivated alongside traditional crops.

Are Trees Sentient Beings?
August 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Are Trees Sentient Beings?

This one beech tree was cut 400-500 years ago by a charcoal maker, but the stump is still alive. The only explanation is that it has been supported by neighboring trees for more than four centuries.

Girls’ Education in Vrindavan
June 29, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Girls’ Education in Vrindavan

On June 15th, Marie Avgeropoulos, a renowned actress and one of the stars of the popular Emmy-nominated sci-fi series “The 100” hosted an event to benefit Food for Life Vrindavan in Los Angeles.

Lord Sankarshan Comes from Tirupati to Govardhan
May 18, 2017 – 3:07 am | No Comment
Lord Sankarshan Comes from Tirupati to Govardhan

A massive deity of Shri Sankarshan Bhagwan (a form of Dauji Maharaj) is being installed at Sankarshan Kund in Govardhan.

Spirituality and Social Change
May 1, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Spirituality and Social Change

What kind of political activism does spirituality promote?

Holi and the Mormon Spring Break
April 20, 2017 – 12:33 am | 12 Comments
Holi and the Mormon Spring Break

Simply put, the organizers understand everyone at the Festival to be praising Krishna, while the majority of the Festival goers understand themselves to be at a fun dance party.

First Gaudiya Institution Organized by Female Devotees
April 10, 2017 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
First Gaudiya Institution Organized by Female Devotees

This ashram is mainly run by the women sevaits and regular weekly classes are organized where women from various localities of Kolkata assemble to take a course on the teachings of Gaudiya Acharyas, The Gaudiya Philosophy and much more.

The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan
April 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 8 Comments
The Dalai Lama Visits Vrindavan

Hinduism and Buddhism have many common features, especially in the practical basics of the inner-directed life of self-abnegation and meditation, spiritual discourse and promotion of the spiritual virtues.

The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities
March 27, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Ganga and Yamuna are Living Entities

The Uttarakhand high court on Monday declared the Ganga and Yamuna living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person, a move that could help in efforts to clean the pollution-choked rivers.

What We Cannot Know
March 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
What We Cannot Know

Science promises answers to the fundamental questions. But does knowledge have limits?

Physics, Biology, and the Multiverse
March 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Physics, Biology, and the Multiverse

The multiple universe argument is very much similar to the argument establishing evolution by natural selection as the centerpiece of biology.