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India has a rich tradition of wisdome which lits our day lifts our spirits. However, our digital space is devoid of this treasure trove. Is it not an irony that a country that has abundant digital resources can not bring its own intellectual and spiritual wealth on one digital platform?
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There are two major challenges before Indian agriculture today: ecological and economical. The conservation of our basic agricultural assets such as land, water, and biodiversity is a major challenge. How to make agriculture sustainable is the challenge.
M S Swaminathan

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The best way to perform a deed is learning the techniques from an expert.
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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Amartya Sen
Love is selflessness. Self is lovelessness.
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Preserve the best in your tradition and culture, and live for selfless devotion to your ideas.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sometimes the only kind of innovation comes when you have some solitude, when you step away.
Anand Mahindra
What greater worship can there be than nature's own festival of lights!
Kabir
Faith is of no avail in absence of strength. Faith and strength, both are essential to accomplish any great work.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Annonymous
Those who renounce ego and control the mind through penance are worshipped by all living beings.
Thirukkural
Those who once led their life by killing will live in poverty with dreadul diseases.
Thirukkural
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
William Shakespeare
Even a harmless lie can be considered as truth when it brings benevolent results.
Thirukkural
I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.
Noam Chomsky
You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?
Rumi
Our motivation is to help people out of poverty, not to be leading technology company.
Harish Hande
No one can be a yogi, maintaining a state of mental equilibrium, free from inner involvement in planned desireful activities, unless he has renounced identification with his ego and its unsatisfiable lust for the fruits of actions.
Paramhansa Yogananda
We are placed here as children playing in the lap of nature.
Teja Singh
If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible - only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too.
Osho Rajneesh
The heroes who fall in quest of victory or in defence of their faith are immortalized by the bards. But who remembers the widows they leave behind?
Mahabharata

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