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Sanskrit Dictionary

By Kshitij Sharma, September 7, 2014

There are a lot of good books on Vedic Astrology in Hindi and other languages, as compared to the quality and quantity of books in English. The books in English are directed towards Western countries and to expose them towards this ancient science. These books are frequently written on basic topics, like how to cast a chart, how to interpret signs, planets and houses, and how to use the predictive methods. There are very few astrologers who have both the command on astrological principles as well as command on language. Shri David Frawley and Shri PVR Narsimha’s books are brilliant. Frawley’s book “Astrology of the Seers” is superb for its philosophical angle and Narsimha’s book is great for its application, being written by his students as class notes. In my very humble opinion, they are *the* books to start learning astrology.

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Continuity of the civilization and lessons for future

By Kshitij Sharma, May 30, 2012

I would like to bring to the readers’ attention this paper on Indus Valley Civilization and a blog in New York Times. It talks about the collapse of the Harappan Continue reading


First Reads on Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, May 21, 2012

There were couple of posts asking for how to start learning Astrology. Please refer to the list below. I have tried to review each of these books in the reference book section and you can look up the publisher information.

Beginner: For beginners, I would suggest to go through the books in the order given below. Once you have gone through the list, you could move to the reference book section and then so on.

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Ramdev is missing the whole point

By Kshitij Sharma, June 5, 2011

Baba Ramdev, who has woken up against the Indian Government on the issue of corruption and black money is missing the whole point. I am afraid that all his posturing will eventually get the better of him and he will become inconsequential.

He has no idea of the black money economy in India. It is not about Continue reading


Return of the blogger

By Kshitij Sharma, May 24, 2011

I am planning to restart this blog again with few blog posts a week. I have been neglecting this page for quite sometime now and this has resulted in my Astrology knowledge going down. I can’t read charts as well as I could last year. Hopefully, it will improve again with practice.

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The Verdict – II

By Kshitij Sharma, October 9, 2010

To further my claim in the previous article that there is no scope for “unbiased” and “independent” research in this country, I would like to draw the attention of the readers to this article in Times of India, How Allahabad HC exposed ‘experts’ espousing Masjid cause. You can find relevant part of the judgment here – http://www.rjbm.nic.in/sa/Judgment%20RJB-BM%20Vol-15.pdf Continue reading


The Verdict

By Kshitij Sharma, October 1, 2010

The day came and went and India remained calm. We all got home early from work and were glued to the television screen to hear the verdict. I heard it on the television and then rushed to the computer to download the PDF file of the verdict from the Allahabad High Court website. Read it, made some sense and then sat thinking – have I really moved on or have I stopped caring.

I distinctly remember the day of 6th December 1992. Continue reading


Difficult Times

By Kshitij Sharma, November 29, 2008

It was not an ordinary day at work and colleagues pointed out to each other that Bangalore Oberoi and the Taj West End are directly visible from our office. I looked out of the window and shuddered. Even when I was aware that I am a thousand odd kilometers removed from Bombay, I felt scared.

There was a feeling of disgust when Bangalore was bombed. However, it is a different feeling now. It is a feeling of Continue reading


The Bangalore Blasts

By Kshitij Sharma, July 26, 2008

I was very sorry to hear about the blasts in Bangalore in the afternoon of 25/07. Sitting around the television in the company cafeteria, a bunch of colleagues continuously changed channels to get more information on the location and effect of these blasts. It initially started with news about two blasts and gradually the tally increased to seven. The sense in among colleagues at work was not necessarily that of fear, but that of Continue reading


How to Judge a Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, August 8, 2007

I am not being pretentious by keeping the title of my post same as the name of books by Dr. B.V. Raman on subject of astrology. I think it was necessary given the reaction to some of the posts on the yoga category. Anand observed in one of the comments to the post – Good Results by Rahu and Ketu that

… what Kshitij has done is to merely state combinations Continue reading