"Artha" refers to not just wealth but also meaning. To pursue artha means to pursue both wealth and meaning, that is, to pursue wealth in a meaningful way that creates value.
Indians in the twentieth century, victims of propaganda that urban industrial development would bring them prosperity and well-being, neglected the Vedic principles of God consciousness.
This video is a strong reminder of how a global economy doesn’t mean everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Cocoa farmers on the Ivory Coast earn their living growing the beans. It’s hard work and they earn very little money for their harvest. Many of them do not even know what the cocoa beans are used for. So when this journalist gives them chocolate for the first time, it’s a revelation.
There’s more to a Big Mac than meets the eye -- besides killing innocent cows. The following video takes a look at the real cost of a Big Mac burger, from the health factors to economic contributions.
Breaking tradition, top American graduates are heading to India to find jobs and opportunity. Many believe that having experience in India is an important addition to their resume in this increasingly globalized world. Some say that its easier to find a good job in India than in the United States, as India's economy is growing while the US economy is predicted to shrink within the next year.
Once confined to the mystic spirituality of India, terms such as guru and pundit are now chic designations all over the world. Consider this headline from the UK news source Telegraph.co.uk published during last year’s U.S. presidential campaign, “The 50 Most Influential US Political Pundits.” The article begins, “Among those who help Americans decide are the ubiquitous political pundits who help drive the national conversation and shape public opinion.”
Tuscon, Ariz. - There's a road out there and it stretches into the distance. It's a road that leads to more roads, creating a web of concrete that crosses the country's spine. It connects suburbs to downtowns and zigzags back out again to exurbs. It's out there waiting to be explored. And it was made for a car.
Those enjoying Krishna Lunch this week may have received something extra with their meal — a flier. On Monday, meal servers began handing out the fliers, detailing the economy’s impact on meal costs.
MUMBAI: The economic slowdown has kicked many in the stomach, but few as directly as the Midday Meal Project in Mumbai. That's what one of the providers, the ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (FRF), is figuring out the hard way.
Pastor Rudy Rasmus recently called the staff of St. John's Methodist Church downtown together for a meeting. The news wasn't good, and the timing couldn't be worse.
Between Christmas and New Year's Day, the staff of 40 will be reduced by 20 percent.
"If you're having a little trouble coping with what seems to be the complete unraveling of the world's financial system, you needn't feel bad about yourself. It's horribly confusing, not to say terrifying; even people like us, with a combined 65 years of writing about business, have never seen anything like what's going on."