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Beyond Sutras And Kama: India's Timeless Wisdom in Love, Relationships And Marriage

India's most profound view of love is that it be defined by one's knowledge of the other; the emphasis of Indian treatises on love, including the famously elevated -- and excruciatingly dumbed-down -- Kama Sutra, is about anchoring relationships upon an intimate awareness and respect of a partner's personality, desires, thought process, physicality and even the gentlest of nuance. As ever, in the Indian psyche, playfulness subsists hand-in-hand with sanctity, sensuousness with respect, earthly passion with ethereal divinity.
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India's Unsung African Blood

Growing up in India, I never met or heard about Indians with African lineages. Then in 2005 I watched a dance performance by the Sidi Goma, a group of musicians from an African Indian community, and I was astonished and mesmerised. Since then I've discovered that India's African roots are much older than the Siddis, and are not only evident in numerous other communities, but percolate through direct descent in the blood of at least 600 million Indians.

5 Life Lessons From Water

Vedic wisdom has always emphasised that the human body is a microcosm of the universe. No wonder then that just as about 70% of the human body is composed of water, so is 70% of earth's surface. And there are some truths about the nature of water, which when applied to life, will most certainly help you thrive.