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राजनीति में धर्म का हस्तक्षेप।| Communalism in Politics.

राजनीति में धर्म का हस्तक्षेप भारत राष्ट्र बहुत प्राचीन राष्ट्र है।  यहाँ पर सभी धर्मालम्बी एवं विभिन्न भाषाओँ को बोलने वाले लोग निवास करते हैं।  भारत-भूमि पर अनेक युग-पुरुषों ने जन्म ले लिए जैसे - मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम राम, श्री कृष्णा, भगवान महावीर स्वामी, गौतम बुद्ध, गुरु नानकदेव आदि।  समस्त युग-पुरुषों ने मिल-जुलकर रहने का सन्देश दिया।  प्रत्येक धर्म के ग्रंथों में जैसे वेद, उपनिषद, गीता, रामायण, कुरान, बाइबिल, गुरुवाणी आदि में प्रेम से रहने का एवं मानव धर्म को सर्वश्रेष्ठ बताया है।   प्राचीन समय में जब हम ग़ुलामी की ज़ंजीरों में जकड़े हुए थे उस समय हम सभी आपस में मिल-जुलकर रहते थे।  एक-दूसरे के सुख-दुःख में सहभागी होते थे। उस समय हमारा धर्म मानव-धर्म था। उस समय एक ही लक्ष्य था कि हम अंग्रेज़ों से छुटकारा कैसे पाएं , हमारा राष्ट्र कैसे जल्द आज़ाद हो। यही सपना प्रत्येक भारतवासी अपने मन में संजोये हुए था। काफी संघर्ष एवं सहस्त्रों महापुरुषों के बलिदान के बाद १५ अगस्त, १९४७ को हमारा देश स्वतन्त्र हुआ।   हमारे राष्ट्र में प्रातः सूर्य उदय हुआ , दुर्भाग्य से ग्रहण भी उसी दिन लगा। 

The Abundant Nature of Kanha National Park

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Water-grass at Tailing Dam in Kanha environs In the lists of the best national parks around the world, Kanha justifiably gets the top spot. A well-managed wildlife conservation programme, robust tourism and critical support from the local communities are key factors which ensure continued growth of Kanha National Park. Although most people come to Kanha to see the mighty Royal Bengal Tiger, a handful others are interested in the 'others' of the jungle - the many different types of birds and small animals and plants, all of which play critical roles within the ecosystem. However, that is not all. Today, I would like to tell our readers about the magnificent and lush countryside of Kanha, a phenomenon which in itself is worthy of sincere attention despite stiff competition from its close cousin - the protected jungle. Inhabited by tribal communities who live in beautiful houses, criss-crossed by wooded pugdundees and nourished by gently winding creeks, a journey throug

Birds of Serenity Jungle Retreat: A Photo Gallery

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Central India has close to 450 species of birds spread over its beautiful landscapes. It also has the benefit of falling in the path of some major flyways of Asia, Africa and Australia. The post-monsoon months give us the chance to better gauge the migratory patterns of the birds of this region and, as such, a good pair of binoculars and a spotting scope come in extremely handy to observe the size, colour and plumage of the birds. These aviators have mesmerised the human psyche for thousands of years and their existence has been immortalised through the works of artists, poets and historians alike. A Young Specimen of the Oriental White-Eye A morning walk around the lush campus of Serenity Jungle Retreat gives the Birder ample opportunities to get familiar with the resident birds of Kanha National Park. I woke up at 5:30 am yet again and having gathered my equipment went about the business of watching, observing and photographing these winged friends. Seen in the picture ab

The Simple Joys of Butterfly Watching

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A filtered sunrise on a misty morning in Kanha National Park My alarm went off at five thirty this morning. Groggy and half-eyed, I stepped out of the bed and pulled the blinds off from my bedroom window. A pall of dark blue with a faint promise of the oncoming sun. Good. As I began to take in the morning light, the gentle taps of a purple sunbird against the window pane reminded me why I had actually risen so early today in the first place, Butterfly-watching.  Now, this is no ordinary instance, for I am staying at a nature resort in the pristine environs of Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India. Kanha is famous all over the world for its charming Sal forests and Savanna meadows in which live the mighty Royal Bengal Tigers. Surprisingly, it is also the only ecosystem in the world that supports a healthy population of the Hard-ground Swamp Deer - Barasingha. But, regardless of the usual hullabaloo over must-see animals, I was here for the lesser greeted denizen

Baiga Dancers of Kanha: Between Eco-tourism and Contemporary Art

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The Baiga Artists in their traditional attire. The indigenous ‘Baiga’ tribal community inhabits the forested regions of eastern and southern Madhya Pradesh. While the geopolitical pressures during the British Raj restricted their sovereignty to especially demarcated reservations, the Forest Protection Act of 1980 resulted in forceful eviction of several tribal communities from the ‘core’ zones of the proposed National Parks. The non-voluntary displacement and staggering government rehabilitation programmes enforced dynamic shifts in the lifestyles, material culture, and art forms of the Baiga people. They have had to adapt with industrial zest and acute foresightedness in order to eke out a dignified survival in today’s times.  Tribal artists performing at the welcome of lodge guests. One particularly striking adaptation which I wished to document is the active Commercialization of the  karma  dance - a prominent form of Baiga performing arts - alon