Six ways to follow varnam

If you have been following this blog regularly by visiting this website, you may not know that there other ways of following varnam using various social networks. Here are few ways by which you can follow the blog By e-mail. This link takes you to Feedburner which manages the e-mail subscription. Every time a post

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10 Years of Blogging

Today I complete a decade of blogging. Here is the first post which started it all.  Actually I used to have a blog on Blogger or some such entity before that in the final months of 2002, but can’t find any trace of it. So this is the start date. When I started blogging, I

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Comment Spam

This blog has been hit by the RSS Comment Spam. Due to this you will notice advertisments for medical products and maybe text books by Marxist historians in the feed. The RSS Spam division of INI has been notified and it should be resolved soon.    

Happy New Year

That’s the partial reading list for the first quarter.The Malayalam book is Marthandavarma, written in 1891 by C V Raman Pillai and the little green book at the top is The Travels of Sir John Mandeville & The Journal of Friar Odoric. Sometime after 1321, Friar Odoric, an Italian, spent time in Malabar, Cranganore, Kollam,

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Moved to WordPress

Finally this blog is running on WordPress on a new host. For the past one month, the ritual was to get up, finish the morning ablutions and mail my previous host – AN Hosting – to start the mySQL database which ran varnam. They would promptly do magic and the server would be up; but

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Satyameva Jayate

The blogger known as B. Shantanu, who blogs at Satyameva Jayate, has come out of the closet. Well, not in the San Francisco way, but he has revealed his identity and personal details. Shantanu is deeply concerned about India and writes about it with passion. If he is not on your reading list, please do

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My Op-Ed in Mail Today: Our Voice

My article, Our Voice in Our History, published in the Aug 2008 edition of Pragati was printed in Mail Today. Their editor sensationalized the title of the article to, We don’t quite get it, the first globalized civilization was in India which demonstrated that the person who did not quite get it was the copy

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Short Break

This blog is on a short two week break. Regular programming will resume approximately around Aug 25th. The history carnival will be published as scheduled on Aug 15th