Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
The idea of development is not just about GDP statistics, startup revolution or corporate tax, but also about the openne of the people living in a society. The anti-women remarks of a monk named Taru...
Walk of Hope_Sri M
In 1893, Swami Vivekananda travelled from India to Chicago by boat to take part in the Parliament of Religions. His opening line, "Sisters and Brothers of America", continues to echo throughout the world. Today, 122 years later, the Parliament of Religions that just concluded in Salt Lake City focused on a shift from prayer to action. Rather than exhorting audiences only to live together peacefully, the leaders at this Parliament emphasised in myriad languages, myriad contexts and myriad themes that we must act and serve for each other.
I am often asked why, at the age of 66, I am walking across India. A total of 7500km through 11 states, charting 15-20km a day in gruelling and fast-changing climatic conditions. It's a 500-day soul-seeking journey through the villages and towns that constitute the world's largest democracy. The Walk of Hope is a prophecy come true.
It goes without saying that India has a rich philosophical heritage — its philosophers, saints, mystics and poets have put considerable effort pondering about time, happine , knowledge, love, god, and...