The Gaddi community

Originally posted on The C Minds :
The Gaddi community, living primarily on either sides of the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh, is among the most enigmatic anthropological groups inhabiting the Indian subcontinent. Gaddis have lived and supplemented the greater mountain culture of the region for centuries, and yet maintained a very distinct identity for…

Chanakya – key advisor and councilor of Chandragupta Maurya

Chanakya is derived from his father‟s name Rishi “Chanak”. Chanakya was born to Chanak and Chaneswari, the Maga Brahmin couple in the village of Chanak in Gola district of Magadh. In Indian history, the centuries to come and that passed by, are recorded many great persons and legendary characters who shaped time through their extraordinary deeds and their excellence in every skill. But among of them, Chanakya may be the only one personality who has been respected and accepted as a brilliant person not only by Indian scholars but also western Scholars too.

Japan Airlines (JAL) – world’s best airline for its on-time performance service

Image Credit:  YOSHIHARU UEKI – PRESIDENT of JAL Japan Airlines (JAL) is the world’s best airline for its on-time performance service, according to FlightStats Inc., an independent aviation performance-tracking company, which today presented JAL with its Major International Airlines On-time Performance Service Award for 2015. The predecessor of our current company, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd….

Gompas – The Buddhist Temples

Gompas are Buddhist temples, located in Tibet, Ladakh (India), Nepal, and Bhutan. Their design and interior details vary from region to region, however, all follow a general layout of a central prayer hall containing a Buddha statue, benches for the monks or nuns to engage in prayer or meditation and attached living accommodation. Most of these Gompas are located in remote areas, usually at great heights. Either the Mahayana or the Hinayana Buddhist sects built most monasteries in the Ladakh area of Kashmir. Monasteries in Ladakh are perched on high cliffs.

Om Mani Padme Hum

The Mani mantra is the most widely used of all Buddhist mantras, and open to anyone who feels inspired to practice it – it does not require prior initiation by a lama (meditation master).Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent…

The Pythagorean Theorem

The Pythagorean Theorem was one of the earliest theorems known to ancient civilizations. This famous theorem is named for the Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras. Pythagoras founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics in Cortona, a Greek seaport in Southern Italy. He is credited with many contributions to mathematics although some of them may have actually…