Efforts to change Scrabble Letter Values; Are they worth it?

Many lovers of English language can’t escape the lure of Scrabble.  Central to the fun of Scrabble is its point system that each letter brings to the table.   The challenge of making words with the toughest letters to gain maxim

Why did Buddha select Sarnath to promote his teachings? (and other interesting insights – Audio)

This question and many other very interesting insights are brought out by this smart guy from Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal.  He traces Indian history back to the Ancient times and then looks at the current times and tries to connect d

Does Bob Ingersoll’s Agnostic Message work today as well in America?

Robert Ingersoll, was an agnostic of the 1800s.  He was probably the greatest American Orator of that time.  Does his message resonate today?  An interesting discussion on On Point Radio with two guests:

Susan Jacoby, author,

Vedas were Pre-Harrappan, Sunken Cities, their Architectures and Archeological Finds confirm a Great Indian Civilization

Was Harrappa Civilization Pre-Vedic, or was the, now completely rubbished “Aryan” Civilization, Vedic?  Or were the people after the Indus Valley Vedic?  This documentary goes in to detail of the cities and civilization bef

Study: Participating in MahaKumbh improves physical and mental well-being of Pilgrims; Positive impact remains even after the event

The MahaKumbh 2013 has been talked about a lot as it started this week.  It has attracted attention for its Naked Sadhus – the Nagas; the crowds, the celebs who have been and will be there.  The pilgrims who go there, go for a Sp

Indian Working Professionals are Horribly Vacation Deprived! (Infographic)

Conventional wisdom in India goes that Indians get a lot of vacations and holidays.  Well, it might be true that India has its official holidays on the higher side, but overall the working Indians – specially in the private sector