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This is the podcast of Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi. He is currently the Director and Hon. Secretary of NARI. He has more than 38 years of experience in renewable energy R&D and rural development. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Mech. Engg. from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 1979. He was also on the faculty of University of Florida (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) for 2.5 years before returning to India in 1981 to work at NARI. Besides the technology work he also has interest in spirituality, holistic living and sustainable development as evidenced by his book on the subject and his various writings which appear quite frequently in Speaking Tree (Times of India) and Huffington Post. Dr. Rajvanshi has been writing about the interaction of human thought with matter since 1970s and those ideas (in diary form) have been distilled in the writings given in the spirituality section. He believes that spirituality with high technology should be the mantra of India’s development and practices what he preaches. Thus he lives a simple life in rural Maharashtra while developing high technologies for rural poor.

This is the podcast of Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi. He is currently the Director and Hon. Secretary of NARI. He has more than 38 years of experience in renewable energy R&D and rural development. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Mech. Engg. from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 1979. He was also on the faculty of University of Florida (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) for 2.5 years before returning to India in 1981 to work at NARI. Besides the technology work he also has interest in spirituality, holistic living and sustainable development as evidenced by his book on the subject and his various writings which appear quite frequently in Speaking Tree (Times of India) and Huffington Post. Dr. Rajvanshi has been writing about the interaction of human thought with matter since 1970s and those ideas (in diary form) have been distilled in the writings given in the spirituality section. He believes that spirituality with high technology should be the mantra of India’s development and practices what he preaches. Thus he lives a simple life in rural Maharashtra while developing high technologies for rural poor.
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This is the podcast of Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi. He is currently the Director and Hon. Secretary of NARI. He has more than 38 years of experience in renewable energy R&D and rural development. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Mech. Engg. from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 1979. He was also on the faculty of University of Florida (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) for 2.5 years before returning to India in 1981 to work at NARI. Besides the technology work he also has interest in spirituality, holistic living and sustainable development as evidenced by his book on the subject and his various writings which appear quite frequently in Speaking Tree (Times of India) and Huffington Post. Dr. Rajvanshi has been writing about the interaction of human thought with matter since 1970s and those ideas (in diary form) have been distilled in the writings given in the spirituality section. He believes that spirituality with high technology should be the mantra of India’s development and practices what he preaches. Thus he lives a simple life in rural Maharashtra while developing high technologies for rural poor.

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Episodes

Australia Diary 2018

5/17/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his visit to Australia in 2018 with his wife Dr.Nandini Nimbkar to attend the international conference on Leucaena. The transcript to this podcast is available at: https://nariphaltan.org/australia2018.pdf

Duration:00:07:34

Kolkata, Kharagpur, Sikkim Dairy

5/17/2019
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In this podcast, he talks about his experience visiting Kolkata and Kharagpur in 2011, where he was invited to give an institute lecture. He also talks about experience visiting Sikkim which is notable for its biodiversity. The URL of this podcast is at: https://nariphaltan.org/sikkim.pdf

Duration:00:13:05

Penang Diary

5/17/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his experience visiting Penang, Malaysia in 2010. Penang is a beautiful island west of main Malaysia peninsula. It is a tropical paradise with tropical forest and flora and fauna in the northern part of the Penang. Transcript to this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/penang.pdf

Duration:00:08:38

Binsar Diary

5/16/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his visit to Binsar, Uttarakhand in 2009. Binsar is a trekkers paradise and one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas. Transcript of this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/binsar.pdf

Duration:00:08:16

Stockholm Diary

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about this experience visiting Swedish capital Stockholm to receive the globe award for sustainability. Transcript to this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/stockholm.pdf

Duration:00:10:02

Australia Diary

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his visit to Australia in 2008 with his wife Dr. Nandini Nimbkar to attend the 7th international conference on safflower. They visited Cairns, Sydney and Wagga Wagga. Transcript to this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/australia.pdf

Duration:00:12:38

Spain Dairy

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his visit to Spain in 2008 with his wife Dr. Nandini Nimbkar. Transcript of this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/spain.pdf

Duration:00:11:28

Beijing Diary

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his experience from his visit to Beijing in 2007 at the invitation of the Office of National Energy Leading Group (ONELG). transcript of this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/beijingdiary.pdf

Duration:00:08:28

Char Dham Yatra

5/13/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about Char Dham yatra he and his family did in 1997. Char Dham yatra is a religious yatra to four main religious centers in India called Dham, which are Jamnotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Transcript for this podcast is available at : https://nariphaltan.org/kedarnath.pdf

Duration:00:12:09

Chanting shlokas could reduce risk of alzheimer's disease

5/6/2019
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Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain where clumps of misfolded protein fragments called amyloid-beta produce plaques around synapses – the connecting point between neurons. These plaques stop neurons from communicating, thus destroying memory. Nobody knows how these plaques are formed and the world over research is being conducted on how to remove them. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about a possible solution for reducing the risk of alzheimer's with the help of some ancient...

Duration:00:03:55

Cloud computing as a theory of reincarnation

5/6/2019
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Through ages, mankind has been intrigued by theory of reincarnation. Various theories have been provided in all civilizations but most have been silent on what passes from body to body during reincarnation. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi gives an interesting insight regarding the process of reincarnation using the help cloud computing technology. Transcript to this podcast is available at : https://nariphaltan.org/cloudcomputing.htm

Duration:00:06:29

My take on Jawahar Lal Nehru

5/6/2019
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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister and one of the main architects of Independent India. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about some rare anecdotes related to Pandit Nehru which he heard about him from some of his close associates. Since 2014 was 125th anniversary of Nehru's birth, Dr. Rajvanshi thought of narrating these anecdotes The transcript of this podcast is available at: https://nariphaltan.org/nehru.pdf

Duration:00:20:05

In praise of long walk

4/26/2019
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Walking is like meditation. It helps us to focus the mind on a subject. A lot of people go for walks in the park both in the morning and evening either alone or with various friends, family, and acquaintances. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about the art of walking and how long walks alone and without any company are the best to think and contemplate various issues. Transcript to this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/longwalk.htm

Duration:00:03:30

Revival of Vedic sciences?

4/26/2019
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In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about his experience of attending the 3rd world Congress of Vedic science held in Pune in 2018. Based on his observations in the conference he wrote an essay on why we Indians have this fascination with Vedas. This podcast is about what are the scientific issues in Vedas and Dr. Rajvanshi shows that though the fascination is fine but we should know the limitations of the so called knowledge in these scriptures. Th transcript of this podcast is available...

Duration:00:07:26

Web of love

4/26/2019
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In every religion getting into Mayajal or web of love is frowned upon. They all insist that renunciation, the breaking of bonds, etc., frees the soul for ultimate salvation and liberation. We should realize that this planet earth is our permanent home and is all that we have and this is both heaven and hell. In This podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about a web of love of this planet, of which we all are part of and there is nowhere else to go. If we take this view then we will change our...

Duration:00:08:40

Think positively; Live happily

4/19/2019
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Anytime you ask people about some of the happy moments in their lives, they have to really think about them. However if you ask them about some unpleasant or sad moments they will tell you hundreds of instances.In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about the basis of such a thinking process using the Science of neurobiology. The transcript of podcast is at; https://nariphaltan.org/positivethoughts.pdf

Duration:00:04:45

Giving back to society brings happiness

4/19/2019
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An important aspect of a good life is to give something back to society. Not only does giving back to society help the less fortunate; it also brings to the giver a tremendous sense of satisfaction and happiness. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about how one should live a happy and dharmic life and leave the world as happy human beings, knowing that they have contributed in some way to make a qualitative difference to the lives of others. Transcript to this podcast can be found at...

Duration:00:04:35

Lessons in Tehzeeb

4/19/2019
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Tehzeeb means politeness, Cultured attitude and where the hallmark of many leaders like Atal Behari Vajpayee. But unfortunately, this tehzeeb is missing in present leaders and other discourses. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about some incidents related to various leaders showing tehzeeb and how can we impart this quality in the next generation. Transcript to this podcast can be found at https://nariphaltan.org/tehzeeb.pdf

Duration:00:05:29

Sociobiological basis of corruption- Relevance to corporate world

4/18/2019
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This podcast is about a public lecture that Dr. Rajvanshi gave in Pune on 9th August 2011. Here he has tried to show that we need to reduce our greed to help fight corruption. Thus he discusses the biological basis of greed and how through yoga and meditation one can reduce it. He also discusses how the corporate world can reduce their greed and help in overall development. The transcript of this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/indsearch2011.pdf and the video of the lecture...

Duration:00:28:41

Bring people together; Gandhian art of dialogue

4/17/2019
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All his life Gandhiji tried to bring people from different communities together because he believed in all-inclusive growth and development; something that was possible only when everybody worked for the common good. Why have we lost this art of dialogue and the ability to take all the people together? In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about how Gandhiji’s example holds the mirror to present leadership. The transcript for this podcast is available at:...

Duration:00:04:56