My 10-year-old and I watched J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in December. Our first film after the Supreme Court enforced the playing of the national anthem in theatres. "The nat...
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Time is not the most important measure of our days.
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The 41-year-old lawmaker from Himachal Pradesh has emerged as BJP's star debater.
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This post is a follow-up to my earlier article, “Terror Has No Religion – Debunking The Regressive Left’s Clichés. Here I want to focus on how Regressive Leftists are complicit in perpetuating the victimhood complex that fuels fascist ideologies such as Islamism and Hindutva.
India's most profound view of love is that it be defined by one's knowledge of the other; the emphasis of Indian treatises on love, including the famously elevated -- and excruciatingly dumbed-down -- Kama Sutra, is about anchoring relationships upon an intimate awareness and respect of a partner's personality, desires, thought process, physicality and even the gentlest of nuance. As ever, in the Indian psyche, playfulness subsists hand-in-hand with sanctity, sensuousness with respect, earthly passion with ethereal divinity.
In an interview with Dipin Damodharan, "literary popstar" Amish Tripathi, the author of the best-selling Shiva trilogy and the Scion of Ikshvaku speaks on several issues, ranging from the importance of gender equality and women in the Vedas to Lord Ram and atheism.
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Cows and beef are hogging the headlines these days - the hullaballoo around beef bans, beef protests, beef fests and beef protests is showing no signs of dying down. So far, I have refrained from commenting on this issue, but I felt I needed to present some facts when I read Dr MGS Narayanan's article titled "Here's The Unpalatable Truth About Beef And Hinduism" in The Huffington Post.
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Question is, when and how did the life of the supposed Holy Cow become bigger than the life a Hindu girl or a Muslim man in India? Do the Indian scriptures dictate such reverence for cows at the expense of human lives? Turns out not.
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This footage of a teacher thrashing and abusing an injured ten-year-old student has gone viral on social media. It was recorded in April. The young boy was allegedly hit for coming late to cla due t...
Growing up in India, I never met or heard about Indians with African lineages. Then in 2005 I watched a dance performance by the Sidi Goma, a group of musicians from an African Indian community, and I was astonished and mesmerised. Since then I've discovered that India's African roots are much older than the Siddis, and are not only evident in numerous other communities, but percolate through direct descent in the blood of at least 600 million Indians.
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The first of these is inclusivity. Hinduism excludes almost nothing. The arms of Hinduism are immeasurably long and embrace innumerable names, forms and concepts of the Divine.
One of the country's leading scientists and former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair today propounded the theory that some shlokas in the Vedas mentioned about presence of water on the moon and astronomy...
Vedic wisdom has always emphasised that the human body is a microcosm of the universe. No wonder then that just as about 70% of the human body is composed of water, so is 70% of earth's surface. And there are some truths about the nature of water, which when applied to life, will most certainly help you thrive.