THE JOURNEY OF SURVIVORS

70,000-year history of Indian sub-continent

REDISCOVERING INDIA

Unraveling the mystery of our roots to understand the present and predict the future.

WOMEN, SEX AND PREJUDICE

Do we have it in us to give the fairer sex the place they deserve?.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Change of world order. Religious Terrorism. Where are we heading?.

INCREDIBLE INDIA

Wanderlust Hodophiles.

Welcome to KHOJ: The search to know our roots and understand the meaning of our existence.

Prejudice is the biggest problem in the society. It can be it in terms of religion, cast, sex, skin-colour, status etc. Prejudice can also be in form of the feeling that human beings are the greatest creation, or even patriotism about artificially created borders. The motto of KHOJ is to gain knowledge and break that prejudice. But there is a word of caution for the readers. To break the prejudice KHOJ might throw upon you the concepts it believes in. If the reader believes on KHOJ’s perception without question, then KHOJ itself might incept a prejudice in the readers mind thus failing in it own motto. KHOJ is trying to break its own world of prejudice, but at times that prejudice might get reflected in its writing. Please do challenge them.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Soul Searching


In a recent post I questioned, ‘who am I?’. The question was left unanswered. Most scientists say we are what we think we are. The feeling of ‘I’ is a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But, many philosophers claim that we are not the body, but the soul. They claim that our soul is struck in the cycle of life and death, and it is thorough praying to god, or through good deeds, we obtain freedom and become one with the almighty.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Known - The Unknown.....Fight continues


Our world consists of the ‘known’ and the ‘unknowns’. The limit of ‘know’ is our territory within which we feel comfortable. Beyond that is the empire of the ‘unknown’, the realm of mystery. We relentlessly try to concur them and bring them under the rule of the ‘known’. Somewhere between the ‘known’ and the ‘unknown’ hides in silence the ‘unknowable’. Like the lost pages of history, like the randomness of nature, the ‘unknowable’ is the lost Atlantis. It is the hidden secret territory that we can never concur.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mind Nudity! [by Chintan]

This is the first guest post in KHOJ from a crazy kudi Punjab di with one big misconception. She is crazy because she is different…rarest of personality who does not dare to speak her heart out. She is adorable, she is charming, she can shock you with her sharp words, she is a true Sagittarian who wants to rule the world…What misconception? She once gave me an award for my ‘intelligence’. Without wasting any further time, here’s Chintan unleashed

P.S. The opinion below is that of the writer and not necessarily of Khoj....any one willing to write a guest post here can email me at subhrashis.adhikari@gmail.com >>>



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who am I?...


…It’s a question that has bothered humanity since the time they realized they are human beings. All the advancement of science and technology has failed to give a rational answer. The first question asked could well be the last one to be answered, if at all. Are we the body, governed by our brain? Or is there a conscience that controls the brain?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

STRANGE GOD


Once upon a time there lived a group of Creatures in a village called Parish. It was long ago, when God ruled the earth.  Eat, Pray and Love was the rule of life and God’s authority was never challenged. Every Creature lived by the rules; pain and grief were accepted as gifts from God.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A GLASS OF LIFE


Toddler: A glass of water, what shall I do with it?

Teenager: The glass is not half empty; the glass is full, half with water and half with air.

College Student: The glass is not half empty, the glass the twice the size than required.

Young Professional: The glass is not half empty, the glass is half full.

Middle-aged man: The glass is indeed half empty.

Old Retired Man: Holds the glass, drinks the water...

"I asked the right question as a toddler, but was looking for the wrong solutions all my life. I was thirsty and all I needed was to drink the water."

Moral of the story: Life is simple, enjoy it. Don't make it complicated by thinking too much.