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Gandhi - an NRI child's perspective by Ashley Raina

Once upon a time, an ordinary person by the name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi didn’t know that his name would be known all over the world, and also changed by his people. He was born as a little spoiled kid because of the way his mother, nanny, and three elder sisters would treat him. However he soon had to become mature because he got married as a young teenager, which Gandhi wasn’t pleased with for many reasons. He couldn’t focus much on his studies but gradually he got better at concentrating on one of his favorite subjects: Law. So he was sent to London and there he was trained as a lawyer. More...

Yamunashtak by Vallabhacharya - Sanskrit text


Yamunashtak is a a 9 versed Sanskrit poem by Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya. His collective work in poetry is known as Shodash Granth. His followers are known as Pushtimargi Vaishnavas. Reading the Yamunashtak and praying to Yamuna Maharani helps in winning over personal weaknesses, suggests, the 16th century Bhakti saint, Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya...
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House guests in Lucknow?

House-guests could well be Lucknow’s answer to extending Lucknawi Mehman-nawazi to foreign and domestic visitors in a big way.

Chikan embroidery and Kebabs may be enjoying international fame, but Lucknow’s tehzeeb that originally lured many in search of El Dorado to settle right here, is yet to reclaim its claim to fame. Lucknow as a cultural destination is hugely undersold, feel eminent Lucknowites. More...

Bhaktivardhini by Vallabhacharya, Sanskrit text

Bhaktivardhini is a Sanskrit text written by Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya. This poem advocates for devotion as a tool for spiritual development. Vallabhacharya was the founder of Pushtimarg, a Vaishnav tradition that considers love to be a primary tool for knowing God. More...

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