Yearly Archives: 2015

Modern Congress is only 38 (no, not 131) years old, & 8 more such astonishing facts about Congress | The Indian Sage

Those who are born in the 80s and 90s (around 65% of us), they don’t really know the complex post-independence political history of India, especially the Indira Gandhi Era, except if they are political science or history students, or someone just picked up a Ramachandra

Watch: Shashi Tharoor quashes Juvenile Justice Act in parliament May this year, and nails it!

There has been a lot of hue and cry over the release of “the juvenile” who was one of the five rapists who allegedly raped, tortured – and some say he was the main culprit who inserted the rod into her and took out her

Facebook is doing a scam on Indians & this is how you can still vote for Net Neutrality & Digital Equality | The Indian Sage

UPDATE – Sign this petition to save internet! I woke up this morning to receive a Facebook notification that three of my hundreds of friends have sent a message (copied at the end of the article) to TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) in support

Akbar’s Fort – A Photo Journey into History | Ajmer, Rajasthan | The Traveling Sage

Ajmer has a history dating back to 8th century AD, when it was founded by AjayRaj Chauhan, one of the prominent rulers of Chauhan Dynasty. Since then, Ajmer has thrived to become one of the great cities of South East Asia to being left to

16 Good Reasons to Travel Alone at Least Once in Your Life | The Traveling Sage

For a carte blanche life You have a carte blanche when you travel alone. You can go anywhere you wish to go, do all that you’d always thought to do once, and eat, drink, and smoke as per your wish. Basically, you become the owner

Photo Series: Mobile Photography from a moving bus | Jaipur to Ajmer Highway | The Traveling Sage

Like all the other highways in India, there comes a toll collection point as soon as we leave Jaipur. I wonder why government want us to pay toll tax, vat, service tax and other redundant taxes when we already pay income tax, house tax, electricity

Cow = Mother = Yamuna. Can we save Yamuna now? | Ghats in Vrindavan & Mathura | The Traveling Sage

Even after writing about the inspirational story of Widows of Vrindavan, the intriguing  love affair of Bengal, the happy story of 5 children of God, a creative evening spent at Bankey Bihari, and the never ending monkey menace in the town,  I still feel there is more to Vrindavan. As if the

Photo Series: Yamuna as it is seen in Vrindavan & Mathura | Travel Photography | The Traveling Sage

During the August monsoon at Vishram Ghat, Mathura, the only time when there is brimming water in Yamuna and it doesn’t look like it is slowly dying.   The Yamuna flowing behind the supposedly Kans Quila, Mathura. You can see the filthy shores of Yamuna,

Photo Essay: Bull Power in Vrindavan | Solo Traveling | The Traveling Sage

Two sacred bullocks (male of Cow) – one of them shedding tears – pulling a carriage full of girls coming back from school with “Bull Power” written on it. This photograph has been dear to me for more than one reason. On 15th August, 2015,

Widows of Vrindavan | Solo Traveling | The Traveling Sage

Hundreds of white cotton sari clad women, mostly aged, with red, blue, pink, violet, magenta border stripes, some wearing different shades of white and gray, some wearing dull colors, and rarely someone wearing flamboyant colors, were sitting all together in an atrium-turned-hall with a colorful

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