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  • CME credits
    on Sep 7, 2014 in Medical Musings
    In the western countries, I know that many websites exist where the CME credits can be obtained for free. Medscape provides such CME hours for free even for foreign doctors like us which can be obtained at the comfort of one’s residence sitting in...
  • Need for cybersecurity policy
    on Jan 13, 2014 in Geek
    Computer security (also known as cybersecurity or IT security) is information security as applied to computers and computer networks. The field covers all the processes and mechanisms by which computer-based equipment, information and services are pr...
  • Sreyas - A Great Spiritual Resource
    on May 16, 2012 in Resources
    I stumbled upon a great online resource for Hindu spiritual resources. In fact the majority of the site is in malayalam. But there is a lot of content in English too. You can download a lot of ebooks, audio and videos which are of excellent quality.
  • Kubuntu with emerald theme manager and compiz
    on Apr 12, 2011 in Geek
    Go to synaptic and install emerald theme manager. Open up a terminal window. Issue the command emerald –replace To auto start emerald while starting up, add the following to the startup application list. Name: Emerald Description: Emerald S...
  • Century Post!
    on Feb 13, 2010 in Musings
    Its been a long time since I put a post in my blog. I was quite busy with many things that required more attention than this blog.In fact I was wondering what my 100th blog post would be. I would just like to say to myself the intention of creating t...
  • Open Source Community for Vedic Audio Resources
    on Jul 27, 2009 in Resources
    Wisdomspeak is an open source community collection of audio resources on Vedic culture. You can listen to mantras, bhajans, spiritual discources etc 24x7 via online radio. If you are a shoutcast radio user, you can easily find the streams by searchin...
  • Goddess Saraswati - Legends
    on Jul 25, 2009 in Legends
    The Goddess of learning and speech is Saraswati, also known as Sarada, Bharati, Brahmi etc. I've always been confused about the origins of this white complexioned goddess dressed in white or yellow and accompanied by a swan as her vahana. Even thoug...
  • Kerala's Carnatic Music Learning Programme in Malayalam
    on Jun 11, 2009 in News
    In today's hectic world, it is very difficult for a common man to find enough time to master the fine arts like carnatic music. Also it is not possible everywhere to find a suitable guru to learn it from. It is in this scenario the electronic media i...
  • Sacred Saligramam ( Saligrama )
    on May 24, 2009 in Articles
    If you ever happened to have a look inside a Vaishnavite's Pooja room, you might have had a glimpse of a black stone called Saligramam being worshipped. It is usually black in color with the symbol of sudarshana chakra. The chakras can be seen both o...
  • The real loser
    on May 21, 2009 in Musings
    It was another orthopedic case where I had to advice an elastocrepe bandage and pain killers. As usual I was about to return to my duty room when I noticed the nursing attendant put something away into the table drawer. I was curious to know what tha...
  • Namakarana - Naming ceremony
    on May 17, 2009 in Articles
    Naming a baby is a religious ceremony for the Hindus. In Kerala, usually a baby boy is named on the 27th day after birth and a girl is named on the 28th day after birth. The right day for the ceremony is defined by Gruhyasutras and there are differen...
  • East - the most sacred direction
    on Apr 29, 2009 in Articles
    Of the four directions, east is the most sacred for orthodox Hindus. The ancient Indians believed that one magnetic field passes from the south to north and another one in east to west directions. The latter force field is considered essential for th...
  • Harivarasanam - A nostalgic and divine lullaby
    on Apr 27, 2009 in Prayers
    Harivarasanam was written by Kumbakudi Kulathur Iyer in 1950. Swami Vimochanananda recited this song for the first time at Sabarimala in 1955. This beautiful song originally has 16 padas of which only the first 7 are sung at Sabarimala. This song is...
  • The Technique of Transcendental Meditation
    on Apr 22, 2009 in Articles
    Since I have already given an Introduction to Transcendental Meditation in my previous blog post, I would like to discuss the steps involved in the technique in this post. The technique of TM is taught in seven systematic steps. Step 1 – Introd...
  • 28 Hindu temples to be relocated
    on Apr 22, 2009 in News
    In Malaysia, Hindu activists have protested severe repression, including forcible conversions and the destruction of scores of temples. Frustrations among the country’s Indian minority has been bubbling under the surface for decades. Adding to the...
  • Introduction to Transcendental Meditation
    on Apr 21, 2009 in Articles
    In today’s hectic world with extreme day to day stress, the ways to alleviate stress is vital for a peaceful life. Meditation has always been practiced in India in many different ways and is a proven means to ease the stress. His Holiness Maharishi...
  • A moral story
    on Apr 21, 2009 in Philosophy
    I could not help sharing this video after seeing it in Krishna's blog. I was touched, deeply moved and above all highly inspired. This reminded me not to judge anybody by their external appearance and not to be cynical. It also reminded me that dream...
  • Aarti - Om Jai Jagadeesh Hare
    on Apr 20, 2009 in Prayers
    The word Aarti brings to our mind the very familiar song – Om Jai Jagadeesh Hare. It can be even said that it is the most popular prayer sung in most Hindu households. Ever wondered who created this popular prayer. It is the work of Pt. Shardha R...
  • Chadayamangalam - Here fell the great Jatayu
    on Apr 9, 2009 in Pilgrimage
    After all the mega serials on the television, almost everyone knows the story of Jatayu from Ramayana. For those who don't, I'll brief the story to give an idea. Jatayu is the son of Aruna and nephew of Garuda who has the form of a vulture. When Ra...
  • Indo - American Faith Support
    on Apr 7, 2009 in Resources
    A unique marriage of Indian culture with that of the west – That is what Jennifer Kumar’s "Alaivani" is. She is the first American to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work from Madras Christian College. She has been an indophile since 1994. Her...