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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

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

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

Gandhi and Einstein: Two great minds with shared values

4/17/2019
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Two of the greatest minds of twentieth-century were Mahatma Gandhi and Einstein. One was a statesman and other a scientist, But they had quite a number of things in common. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about some interesting anecdotes related to Gandhiji and Einstein and some of the values they shared. Transcript of this podcast is available at https://nariphaltan.org/gandhiandeinstein.pdf

Duration:00:06:18

Why should we teach ethics and moral science in our schools

4/16/2019
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Today, society is putting more focus on money, hoarding, and buying of goods and this is naturally reflected in the behavior of the children. Lots of children are involved in petty theft, drinking, and serious physical violence. If the children are taught ethics and morality as a part of all courses, it may help in changing their character. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about how we can mould children for better behavior.

Duration:00:06:57

Is deep sleep like meditation?

4/16/2019
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Sleep remains a mystery despite all the research done so far. Science says it helps to consolidate our memories and remove unnecessary information. That during sleep, when inputs from our five senses are almost zero, the ‘mind-brain’ takes stock and helps consolidate memory learned during the day. However, Dr. Rajvanshi thinks we sleep because it is like forced meditation; it invigorates and charges our batteries. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about how deep sleep is similar to...

Duration:00:05:41

Revenge of Karma

4/16/2019
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Karma is defined as an ecosystem in Indian philosophical thought. All actions one does or has done in the past have consequences for the present and the future and is loosely called Karma. Most of the treatises on it are silent on what exactly Karma is, how it affects our actions and what its nature is. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi tries to explore it in the light of modern scientific and technological advancements.

Duration:00:05:12

Cellular basis of yogic exercise

4/15/2019
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Yogic exercises are normally done to tone the body and the nervous system. Yogic exercises come under Hath Yoga system which is one of the eight limbs of “Ashtang Yoga” as enunciated in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Hath Yogis have believed that the body toning is a result of nerve stretching. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi discusses some scientific facts supporting this belief. He also explains how yogic asanas can possibly help in curing cancer

Duration:00:05:41

Cellular basis of yogic exercise

4/15/2019
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Yogic exercises are normally done to tone the body and the nervous system. Yogic exercises come under Hath Yoga system which is one of the eight limbs of “Ashtang Yoga” as enunciated in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Hath Yogis have believed that the body toning is a result of nerve stretching. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi discusses some scientific facts supporting this belief. He also explains how yogic asanas can possibly help in curing cancer

Duration:00:05:41

Time and universal consciousness

4/6/2019
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This podcast is the chapter 3 from the book “Nature of human thought“ by Dr. Anil Rajvanshi. A conceptual framework is attempted in this book to show how deep human thought, space, time, matter and Universal Consciousness are related. Time is a strange thing. It is everywhere and is always running and always goes in one direction -forward. All living entities have a concept of time. In fact, consciousness is a result of time. Imagine that time can be removed from and introduced into the...

Duration:00:09:01

Deep thought in higher dimensional space

4/5/2019
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In this podcast which is chapter 2 from the book “Nature of human thought“ by Dr. Anil Rajvanshi, he presents a uniquely scientific perspective on the nature of human thought, its production, transmission, and interaction with matter. A conceptual framework is attempted to show how deep human thought, space, time, matter and Universal Consciousness are related. In this podcast he shows how deep thought can exist in higher dimensional space and be very stable. The transcript to this podcast...

Duration:00:17:26

Nature of human thought

4/4/2019
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This podcast is the chapter 1 from the book “Nature of human thought“ by Dr. Anil Rajvanshi which presents a uniquely scientific perspective on the nature of human thought, its production, transmission, and interaction with matter. A conceptual framework is attempted to show how deep human thought, space, time, matter and Universal Consciousness are related. In this podcast Dr. Rajvanshi tries to show what is thought and how is it generated and transmitted. The traanscript to this podcast...

Duration:00:22:14

Cosmology according to Sankhya and Science

4/4/2019
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Since time immemorial human beings have been intrigued about their origin and that of the Universe. Various reasons ranging from God to big bang have been given for the creation. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about an old Sankhya philosophy which provides a possible explanation for the origin of Universe. The transcript to this podcast can be found at: https://nariphaltan.org/origin.pdf

Duration:00:05:14

Brain-Gut Connection

4/3/2019
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In a previous podcast "The three minds of the body - Brain, heart, and gut " Dr. Rajvanshi talked about how three minds of body-brain, heart, and gut work together to produce a healthy body and happiness. In this podcast, Dr. Rajvanshi talks about some more scientific conjecture to support this conjecture and shows how the brain-gut connection takes place. Transcript to this podcast can be found at: https://nariphaltan.org/braingut.pdf

Duration:00:04:30

1970s America - An Indian Student's journey by Anil K. Rajvanshi; Audiobook- Epilogue

4/3/2019
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This is the last chapter called Epilogue from the book "1970s America - An Indian students journey". Dr. Rajvanshi in this podcast narrates some of his experiences in Phaltan till 2008 (when the book was written) and why he decided to come to Phaltan and was it worth it. This book narrates the story of a young idealistic student of IIT Kanpur who in 1974 at the age of 24 went to USA to pursue higher education. He left a very lucrative career in US to come back and work in rural India in 1981...

Duration:00:15:35

1970s America - An Indian Student's journey by Anil K. Rajvanshi; Audiobook Chapter 12 - Decision to go back to India

4/2/2019
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This is chapter 11 titled "Reaching at UF" from the book "1970s America - An Indian students journey". Dr. Rajvanshi in this podcast narrates his visit to various research organizations in India to work at and How he choose Phaltan as a place to work This book narrates the story of a young idealistic student of IIT Kanpur who in 1974 at the age of 24 went to USA to pursue higher education. He left a very lucrative career in US to come back and work in rural India in 1981 and in the process...

Duration:00:26:47

1970s America - An Indian Student's journey by Anil K. Rajvanshi; Audiobook Chapter 11 - Teaching at UF

3/30/2019
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This is chapter 11 titled "Teaching at UF" from the book "1970s America - An Indian students journey". Dr. Rajvanshi in this podcast narrates some stories while he was a faculty member in UF. This book narrates the story of a young idealistic student of IIT Kanpur who in 1974 at the age of 24 went to USA to pursue higher education. He left a very lucrative career in US to come back and work in rural India in 1981 and in the process of developing technologies for rural applications discovered...

Duration:00:21:16

1970s America - An Indian Student's journey by Anil K. Rajvanshi; Audiobook Chapter 10 - Graduate studies

3/29/2019
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This is chapter 10 titled "Graduate studies" from the book "1970s America - An Indian students journey". Dr. Rajvanshi in this podcast narrates about his graduate studies in UF and about the various research he had done while in UF. This book narrates the story of a young idealistic student of IIT Kanpur who in 1974 at the age of 24 went to USA to pursue higher education. He left a very lucrative career in US to come back and work in rural India in 1981 and in the process of developing...

Duration:00:28:28