Akhand Gyan

Highlights of December 2017

'रक्तबीज' के पास था क्लोनिंग का वरदान!

'वैदिक विज्ञान' स्तम्भ द्वारा 'अखण्ड ज्ञान' अनेक शास्त्रीय घटनाओं को विज्ञान और तर्कों के आधार पर आपके समक्ष रखती रही है। ... ऐसा ही एक विषय इस माह हम आपके समक्ष लेकर आ रहे हैं- 'क्लोनिंग'। क्लोनिंग में आधुनिक विज्ञान यूँ तो अभी अपनी शैशव अवस्था में ही है। परन्तु इसे लेकर लोगों के भीतर चिंताएँ हैं। एक भय है। यदि मानव की क्लोनिंग सफल हो गई, तो यह ज़रूरी तो नहीं इससे मात्र सद्वृत्ति वाले लोग ही जन्म लेंगे। यदि हिटलर और मुसोलिनी जैसे तानाशाह पैदा हो गए, तो उनकी अपराधिक और हिंसक प्रवृत्ति से इस धरा को कैसे बचाया जा सकेगा? इस सन्दर्भ में एक शास्त्रीय आख्यान है। यह दृष्टांत…

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भूकंप में भी नहीं हिले प्राचीन मंदिर!

    प्राचीन मंदिर केवल आस्था के प्रतीक नहीं हैं, भवन निर्माण के क्षेत्र में कला व विज्ञान के बेजोड़ संगम माने गए हैं। ये केवल अपनी भव्यता के लिए मशहूर नहीं, बल्कि वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि से भी बेहद ज्ञानवर्धक व रुचिकर हैं। इन मंदिरों के गर्भ में मूर्तियाँ ही नहीं, इतिहास के किस्से-कहानियाँ व घटनाएँ भी विराजमान हैं। समाज, विज्ञान, भूगोल, खगोल की कहानी कहने वाले ये मंदिर कौन से हैं अथवा कैसे हैं? आइए जानें... सबसे पहले बात करते हैं उन अभूतपूर्व मंदिरों की, जिन्हें 'भूकंप रोधी' तकनीक द्वारा बनाया गया। इस सूची में सर्वप्रथम नाम आता है- रामप्पा मंदिर 800 वर्ष पूर्व, 13वीं सदी के आसप…

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मशीनी हुई माँ की गोद!

एक समय था, जब 'माँ' कहते ही बहुत से नाज़ुक अहसास दिल में जाग जाते थे। माँ की गर्म और नर्म गोदी! ममता भरी थपकियाँ! चाँद और तारों की दुनिया से उतरी लोरियाँ! राजकुमार-राजकुमारियों की ढेरों कहानियाँ! फूलोँ सी खिली मुस्कान... ! समरसता और शीतलता का जीवंत भाव थी माँ!  पर... अब वह बात कहाँ? आधुनिकता के इस दौर में माँ का आँचल भी इलैक्ट्रॉनिक हो चला है।  मशीनीकरण ने माँ की गोद तक को मशीनी बना दिया है। भागम-भाग में 'माँ' या 'मइया' कहीं खो गई है। 'मम्मी' या 'मॉम' नए-नए डिजिटल अवतारों में अपनी ममता जाता रही है। देखिए... यह है 'वीडियो मॉनीटर। इस उपकरण के कारण माँ को हर समय अपने शिशु के सा…

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Flags- Not Just A Piece Of Cloth!

Are flags just a piece of cloth? Obviously not! Since wartime, these banderols have been serving as a symbol for instilling patriotism and pride for the nation among people. They are an icon of unity, honour and freedom. There are countless people who have derived inspiration from flags and subsequently, have spread it too. One such incident was scripted in Poland when it was invaded by Nazi Germany during the 'Poland Campaign' in the period 1939-1945. The Polish were captured, imprisoned and brutally tortured in the Nazi death camps. A nine-year old boy was abducted from his house to be thrown into a death camp in Dachau. For live barbarous years, he saw people in a condition that would throw shivers down one's spine. "Living on breadcrumbs, sawdust and human wastes had given them a thorough brush with death," said the hollow cheeked. The atmosphere was filled with hopeless sobs and prayers for death. But destiny gifted them redemption in the year 1945, when the U.S. army liberated them from the hell of Dachau. People were nursed for several days, after which they had to be transported to safer domains. The Haggard boy, with the traces of strength, was dragging his feet to be taken to Munich for further treatment, when the American tank commander came and helped him walk. He gently wiped his dusty face and offered him his own share of food. The boy bent in his feet and dropped his first tears in 5 years. The commander kneeled, offered him a piece…

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A pioneer in the field of Education and Politics

Today, we are going to interact (virtually scripted) with someone who has several honours to his credit. Here are a few hints for you to guess that great personality- •   He was the founder of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India. •   He was the one who popularised the slogan Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone triumphs). •   A postage stamp was printed in his honour in the year 1961. •   MANIT*, one of the reputed institutions of technology in Jaipur, India has been named after him. •   He was the one to take initiative and was also successful in introducing Hindi in official work, courts of United Provinces and schools. •   He started the publication of 'The Leader') and 'Abhyudaya' Papers. •   The construction of Bharati Bhawan Library is also credited to him. Although the list is huge and expensive, yet the hints and expensive, yet the hints are perhaps sufficient to identify the well-respected and distinguished personality, who was an eminent educationist and politicians and played a notable role in the Indian independence movement- Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. His impressive persona and oration would leave the listener mesmerised whenever they heard his talks and speeches. Once, Dadabhai Naoroji (also known as the Grand Old Man of India) happened to attend one of the conventions in Kolkata in the year 1886, where Pt. Madan Mohan Malviy…

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What's a plant based diet?

Plant products come with innumerable benefit. They also induce diversity to the food we eat. One can try cherishing these benefits by following a plant based diet that nature provides us. The team "vegan" is coined for people restricting their diet strictly to plant based foods. Some of the preferred foods include tempeh, seitan, tofu, kale, broccoli, quinoa, ground flaxseeds, ground cheap seeds, raw almonds and walnuts, raw almonds butter, olive oil, all kinds of berries, figs, avocados, tomatoes, lentils, black beans, spirulina, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, organic soymilk, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, apples, peaches, mangoes, pineapple, garlic, red wine, green tea, brown rice, sprouted (floorless) bread, brown rice, steel-cut oats. Why Should I Change? Some Beneficial Aspects of Vegan Diet Health With ageing, health deteriorates and one is impaired by the clutches of obesity, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. It has been proven that plant based diet is helpful in all these problematic dimensions, provided one keeps hands off the processed foods. The processed foods with flour and sugar, along with fried foods, aren't healthy even if it's all plants. The soundest populations health-wise, with best longevity, are seen following the plant based diet. For instance, the Okinawans, who traditionally eat mostly plants such as sweet potatoes, soya beans, lots of veggies; the Sardinian, who eat beans and veggies mainly; and, the vega…

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