Mahabharata Kingdom Map

Mahabharata referred Indian subcontinent as Bharata, not just the India we have today. At that time the entire Indian subcontinent was ruled by different kingdoms within and they all together were identified as different parts of Bharata.
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These are some example Mahabharata and Ramayana kingdoms which were located outside today’s India –

1. Sita was born in Mithila, Nepal, which is in today’s Nepal.
2. The Kekaya kingdom was located in today’s Pakistan
3. Madra Kingdom was located in today’s Pakistan.
4. Gandhara Kingdom was located in today’s Afghanistan.
5. Kambojas Kingdom was located in today’s Iran.
6. Parama Kamboja Kingdom was located in today’s Tajikistan.

Refer to the linked Wikipedia entries for further information:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithila_(Nepal)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kekaya
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madra_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhara
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambojas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parama_Kamboja_Kingdom

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What is Wealth?

What is Wealth?

People often get sucked into a way of thinking about things that makes them think that a reasonable standard for measuring whether someone is wealthy or not is appropriately measured relative to Mark Zuckerberg or the Google guys or whatever.

But there’s another angle to this, and that is to ask what “wealth” means. People who equate wealth in any serious way with “amount of money that you have” are missing a lot of richness in how humans value things.

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What I think people most value (or ought to most value) is rich and interesting life experiences. On that level, there is no doubt that I’m growing rich every month, and much richer than one might imagine from my relatively meagre (compared to billionaires of Sarafa/Sadar bazaar!) 

it is all a matter of perspective. One can learn to stay happy.

P.S – I travel a lot. That’s how i learned..