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What to expect in the USA after leaving India for higher education

Self-help and independent research to dig up information becomes a ritual in the American life. The society is ingrained with values of being independent and the associated self-respect that is derived from getting works promptly in an efficient society of the first-world. Timeliness becomes yet another alien habit to master for people from the country of chalta hai.

Bhagavad Gita on Caste – An analysis

The Bhagavad Gita is arguably the most revered text in the Hindu religious tradition. It is almost universally regarded as one of the three canonical texts of Hindu philosophy (Prasthanatrayi) with the other two being Badarayana’s Brahma Sutras and the Mukhya Upanisads. This essay is an attempt to trace down all references to either caste or “Varna” in the Bhagavad Gita, and understand the context, meaning and implications of these references.