Bharat Ganrajya Relaunch and India Aware Association

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Bharat Ganrajya Relaunch and India Aware Association

Post by Muns » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:51 am

First of all I would like to thank Dileep for giving us the opportunity to keep this public forum alive. We can all appreciate the crisis that the closure of the general discussions forum at BR had for all of us. Within 48 hours it seems Dileep had this forum up and running. For two years it was a vital link to where many of us could come and really read behind the news as to what is really going on. Now that elections are done and Modi has returned with an even larger mandate, many of us I’m sure have breathed a sigh of relief. Yet, I think that we can all appreciate by watching the news on the daily basis, much work has yet to be done. Bharat Ganrajya, became my primary site over the last two years when it came to really trying to follow and unraveled many of the hidden stories behind the news to try and get a feel as to what is really going on. However, that is really because of it valuable members.s

While things may have slowed down here post elections, I always figured that they would ramp back up over the next few months considering election fatigue. News stories may come and go but we need all of your help to break down these stories and provide your analysis to really get an insight.
Imagine my surprise when three days ago I came to login and I saw a big banner as to the forum closure. It instilled a sense of worry about where can I get the online analysis that I have come to trust. Where are those members who have taken the time and have the experience to post their views that mean so much. Right from the general discussions forum at BR and leading to Bharat Ganrajya it has shaped my views and hence to a large extent the associated news portal at India Aware. What you post here, to a large extent gets translated via your views to writers and videographers. While many of them are not posters here on the forum, the team still has the same vision as guided by the forum. It has become an integral part. With no members and analysis to guide us, it felt like large hole had suddenly opened up. One that we had to fill back.

Dileep was kind enough and remains kind enough to guide us through this process as the India Aware team trying to take on a new task of managing the forum and integrating it into our social media family. We are a small team, but yet remain dedicated and have a dream to become a nationalistic news portal. However, as the news shows on a daily basis we need your help more than ever. Please continue to search out news that you think is vital and offer your comments.

I would also hope that some of the forum moderators come back to evaluate us through this transition process.
The Voice of the Republic will continue and I hope continue to be a vital cog in our news reporting.

Vande Mataram!

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Post by Narasimha » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:10 pm

Good work Muns and tganks to Dileep.
I was feeling sad tgat BG will be closing but was pleasantly surprised to see it is continuing. Jai Hind

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Post by Narasimha » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:11 pm

Good work Muns and thanks to Dileep.
I was feeling sad that BG will be closing but was pleasantly surprised to see it is continuing. Jai Hind

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Post by Primus » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm

Great Job, Muns. Let us keep this flame burning, like the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

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Post by ArjunPandit » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:47 am

Muns ji thanks a lot for keeping the cave alive...wanted to connect with you over email..can we talk over PM?

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Post by Muns » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:19 pm

Sure, please go ahead and PM me. If there are any technical issues, then you can always mail me at india.aware1(at)gmail

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Post by Muns » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 am

I just realized that there is no PM on the forum. That may be something that we activate for the next few months. Probably the best way to reach me is the email above. Also just let me know that email got sent so I can search for it. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Post by Dileep » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:17 am

Ask! And you shall get!

Private Messaging is enabled now. Click the 'bubble' next to Contact on the user info panel to the right of the post and select Private Message.

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Post by Muns » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:55 am

Dileep, once again thank you for enabling this. As a first PM I sent it to you as a test! Thank you again and look forward to hearing from you.

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Post by Kabir » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:52 pm

Hi Muns, in light of the above discussion I wanted to share an idea which I had been thinking of since I started using wikipedia. As you may be aware many articles on wikipedia especially on India have a western influence or thought process and many of them can be challenged. Since times are changing and people (like Devdutt Pattnaik) are trying to bring rationality, authenticity and credibility to Indian cultural dialogue, history and tradition, there is huge opportunity to have a wikipedia like portal for India. The knowledge is there but is scattered across the internet including on BRF/BGF. By wikipedia I mean anything and everything that is in reference to India/Indian sub continent. Wiki is arguably the authority on authenticity for basic information or the go-to site. A similar model can be followed with an open source for information and publishing. Just wanted to know what fellow BGF members think of this or if a similar exercise of this scale has already been in progress elsewhere?

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Post by Muns » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:52 am

To be honest I don't think that an online open source project like this specific to Hinduism has really taken off or is available. I do remember just for information say that a large scholar group headed under the IHRF organization with Kapil Kapoor took a massive project called the Encyclopedia of Hinduism as a print project with various scholars contributing. However, an open-source project where everybody contributes online is something that I have not really heard about. Perhaps such a project can be taken online or everybody can regrow this from an Indian perspective. I do think it’s a great idea although I do have my reservations about trying to reinvent the wheel if Wikipedia is already serving this purpose. I know how some members might feel about Wikipedia being a little bit biased, but equally so from what I understand people can go ahead and change the article backed by some sources right?

Other concern that I have with anybody trying to do this for an Indian portal is that because Hinduism is such a syncretic religion, IE Dvaita vs Advaita vs Bhakti, it could rapidly denigrate by those who were not really have the time to study such knowledge and rapidly change these articles for everybody’s benefit depending on their experience.

Unfortunately, what has worked for Indian system and schooling for so long is the guru parampara model which over the last few hundred years I feel has been thoroughly degraded and destroyed. There are a few online portals from portals that offer such teaching.
In any case, a good idea but some concerns remain as to its implementation as well as moderation.

https://theencyclopediaofhinduism.com/

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Post by Muns » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:30 am

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Post by Muns » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:26 am

There is just a small note to say that over time I hope India Aware will serve to be another Dharmic Indian news site that holds content especially related to the difficulties that Hindus had to face from a violent as well as Abrahamic oriented news media.
To some extent it started off as a blog and a small site and every day we seem to be making progress. However if you do see something that is not in line with what the writers are doing, please bring it to my attention here so that we can act on it. If you see something that you think we should write about me surely will. If you would like to contribute any opinion articles please post here or private message me or even use the contact form on the website.
Thank you.

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