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  • When Guru Nanak visited Haridwar

    Haridwar is one of the Hindu pilgrimage centres situated on the banks of River Ganges. As the sun comes out in the morning, people get down into the river and start throwing…

  • Simplicity of Shastriji

    Lalbahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India. He was the personification of simplicity, honesty and nobility. Many incidents in his life inspire us. This is an incident which shows his…

  • Alexander and Diogenes

    Now when Alexander the Great appeared before the Greek leaders in Corinth, they greeted him warmly and paid him lavish compliments – all of them, that is but one. A funny fellow,…

  • Towering humility

    The dramatic photograph of Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Everest went around the world. Later people wondered why there was no similar picture of Hillary. The explorer wrote that he had…

  • Faith

    Once there was a drought-hit village. There were absolutely no rains for three to four years. The villagers, who were solely dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, were almost starving to death.…

  • Frugal life

    The great Greek philosopher Socrates believed that the wise person would instinctively lead a frugal life. He himself would not even wear shoes; yet he constantly fell under the spell of the…

  • The forgetful genius

    Albert Einstein’s name is synonymous with ‘genius.’ We know he was a simple soul but it is hard to believe that the propounder of the most complex Theory of Relativity and quantum…