ORIGIN OF RELIGION

Essentially, religion is a code of conduct for a civil society. It all started from here. With society’s progression, the code of conduct also evolved resulting in its expansion and formalization. As civilization started taking roots management of the society began. Origin of religion can be traced as part of human evolution. Ancient religious orders … Continue reading ORIGIN OF RELIGION

“Please Remove Your Shoes”: Is It Custom, Hygiene Or Both

By Promod Puri The sign on the front door read, “please remove your shoes.” It was not a Hindu temple, Gurdwara or a mosque, where such is the custom or a religious edict. But the newly-build home of a friend who had a house-warming party a few years ago. When we arrived, there already was … Continue reading “Please Remove Your Shoes”: Is It Custom, Hygiene Or Both

HINDU WORSHIPPING

Besides the devotional practices at dedicated places like temples, home or public shrines, a striking and environmental sensitive and gratifying feature of Hindu worshipping practices and reverence is the deification of natural landmarks like rivers, lakes, and mountains. There is divinity in all elements of nature as well as in plants and animals. The belief … Continue reading HINDU WORSHIPPING

Hinduism is being steered toward the Right where its intellectuality can be impacted.

Stairs Excercise Controls Blood Sugar And For Healthy Heart

By Promod Puri The fun in life includes some simple recreational activities in our daily life. And the one I like the most is just a few steps away as part of my every day up-and-down commute. These are the stairs leading up to our apartment. Over the years I have done this personal "Grouse … Continue reading Stairs Excercise Controls Blood Sugar And For Healthy Heart

Passion For Buying New Clothing, But How Much We Need

By Promod Puri I confess a feeling of guilt erupted within me after buying a pair of pant the other day. This despite the fact, in my otherwise sparse closet, there are enough pants to last till next five to six years or more. But I purchased it anyway with disregard to my needs. Adding … Continue reading Passion For Buying New Clothing, But How Much We Need

Will Removal Of Article 370 Solve Kashmir Problem?

By Promod Puri Some action is better than no action. But this action is a big one, shaking the very status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The dillydallying over the Kashmir problem for over 70 years got some kick from the government of India with the announcement that Article 370 is removed from … Continue reading Will Removal Of Article 370 Solve Kashmir Problem?

REMEMBERING MUSIC DIRECTOR KHAYYAM

by Promod Puri   In my warm tribute to accomplished Indian music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, who died in Mumbai August 20, here is one of my most favorite songs composed by him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXdJJvpgTvw It is sung by versatile singer Asha Bhonsle who won several awards for her classical presentation … Continue reading REMEMBERING MUSIC DIRECTOR KHAYYAM

ALASKA: A REAL ESTATE BARGAIN AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE

By Promod Puri In today's real estate many homes and even apartments in the world's big cities, including Vancouver, are priced over five million dollars. Now moving backward over a century ago, the US bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867. Still a bargain at $125 million in today's dollars for 370 million … Continue reading ALASKA: A REAL ESTATE BARGAIN AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE

Concept Of Rita In Hinduism

The word Rita is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘rta.’ In contemporary Hindi, the vocalic ‘r’ of Sanskrit is changed into ‘ri.’ Hence the word Rita, which has been a popular female name in India. Rita is a concept according to the Vedas, the ancient sacred scriptures of Hinduism. It is a physical order of … Continue reading Concept Of Rita In Hinduism

Article 370: Its Future In J & K, And For Rest Of India

by Promod Puri The revocation of Article 370, which covered the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir by giving it significant autonomy, has been received with protests from the Kashmir region while both Jammu and Ladakh are quieter over the issue. Did not Jammu and Ladakh savor the special status too? Of course, they did. … Continue reading Article 370: Its Future In J & K, And For Rest Of India

Separation Of Jammu from Kashmir Will Prune Kashmir Problem

Apple and oranges don’t mix. They grow in separate regions and in separate climates. They have separate shapes and separate tastes. Jammu grows oranges, sweet and juicy. Kashmir grows apples, luscious and crispy. Put them together in a box. And market it as a product of Kashmir. That is simply deceptive labeling. It should be … Continue reading Separation Of Jammu from Kashmir Will Prune Kashmir Problem

J & K NEEDS SPLITS AT PRE-DOGRA RULE STATUS

Historically the present geopolitical formation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir happened in the middle of the 19th century. Sikh ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh annexed the territories of Jammu region in 1819, and then sold it to his Dogra commander Gulab Singh in 1820, and crowned him the King. In 1834 Gulab Singh annexed … Continue reading J & K NEEDS SPLITS AT PRE-DOGRA RULE STATUS

DO WE NEED ARMIES

Armies are meant to defend leaders who create wars to engage the armies and arouse nationalism and patriotism by generating hysteria to justify their leaderships. Except to help people in natural disasters, do we need armies and spend millions, billions and trillions of dollars in the name of “defense”, from whom? Except for the defense … Continue reading DO WE NEED ARMIES

No-more Interest!

Some news from South of the border do not interest me anymore: 1.Trump rhetorics (senseless) 2. Gun violence (American culture) 3. US-China trade talks (drag-on) 4. The US-Iran verbal war (stale) 5. Mueller report (waste material for archives) 6. The Trump wall (Humpty Dumpty) -Promod Puri

Will Removal Of Article 370 Solve Kashmir Problem?

By Promod Puri Some action is better than no action. But this action is a big one, shaking the very status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The dillydallying over the Kashmir problem for over 70 years got some kick from the government of India with the announcement that Article 370 is removed from … Continue reading Will Removal Of Article 370 Solve Kashmir Problem?

THE GENIUS OF MY BROTHER – BALRAJ PURI

My eldest brother, late Balraj Puri, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, was a social and political activist all his life. In his activism he was a journalist, contributing writer to various newspapers and magazines and author of several books. He was a human rights crusader, organizer of many peace rallies and … Continue reading THE GENIUS OF MY BROTHER – BALRAJ PURI