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Usha Rātri

Usha Rātri

Shashti - Dawn and NightBoth philosophers and scientists agree on many things. One of them is that the universe is a play of time and space. Both do not exist in reality. They are, to put in mathematical terms, determining line segments in an endless line.Like the dots which mark the lines on a line segment, changes mark time and space. In time, those dots are day and night, moon cycles, years and other natural astronomical and terrestrial occurrences. Among all of them, dawn and nightfall are experienced the most regularly. Not only do humans sense the passing of time...

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Soorya

Soorya

All of us are essentially sun-powered. In the very first few science classes I took, I learnt about the food chain. The sun rays support and feed all of us. The plants and other photosynthetic beings convert the energy from the Sun to consumable compounds. As so the food chain begins.

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Aranyā

Aranyā

Chaturthi - Forests Most of us forget quite often that we too are animals. For some absurd reason, we always wanted to distance ourselves from the other animals. But when remember our origins, the call of the forests become very strong. Though we, humans, do not live in the forest, it still provides and protects trillions of beings. From the majestic elephant to the small velvet worm, all live in a cycle of interdependence. Mothers never stop loving their children. Even if the child leaves the mother, the mother will continue to provide and protect the child. Similarly, the forests...

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Prithvī

Prithvī

Tritiya - Earth A mother is always there for us, she is always there with us. So is the Earth. She is always there for us, she is always with us. She is there with us from the start to the end. Even in the end, we return to her lap, as the Bible says, ‘Dust thou art, and unto dust thou returnest’. After that fatalistic perspective let us look at what she does as we live. Every monsoon the farmers of the land go to their fields to plough. Before they do so they offer a small worship to...

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Anna

Anna

Dwitiya - Food   Food is not just a necessary resource for survival, but also a reason for enjoyment, for happiness. Many regard food as a necessity and never even go to the level of enjoyment. Some others only give importance to the taste and the feel of the food and forget to give it the respect that it deserves.  But, a wise person will find a balance between the two, respect and enjoyment. One should appreciate the smell, texture, taste and share the experience with others. All this should be done keeping in mind the respect that we need...

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