Purvapaksha

Measuring Purush(ARTHA) – a Purvapaksha of Economic metrics – Part 2

Author: Arun Subramanian. Read part 1 here Essential Consumption index The computation of this index will indicate the production and consumption of essentials (one can define a set of 10 essentials covering food and health), and must be measured bottom-up in the country to indicate how the basic physiological needs …

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Measuring Purush(ARTHA) – a Purvapaksha of Economic metrics – Part 1

Author: Arun Subramanian. Does the economy exist for people, or do people exist for the economy? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global economic event and game changer, comparable to some of the most challenging milestones of this century. We have seen the level of panic manifest in the public …

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Hinduism Through Its Scriptures-7 – Mutual Respect

Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Read the earlier parts in this Series by Shri Ananth here Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures …

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Is Āyurveda Videshi or is it just another case of Greediocy ? The Battle for Āyurveda begins …

Author: Dr.Priyanka Shandilya. Editorial Note: This article is part of a Series on the purvapaksha of Western interpretations of Āyurveda. The claims and arguments made in the paper “AGNI AND SOMA: A UNIVERSAL CLASSIFICATION” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. Serious claims as to Ayurveda’s “foreign” origins are made by Wujastyk. The interesting and …

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California v. Cisco – “Caste” in the Valley

Are caste identity and casteism the defining feature of Indian American ethnic and religious interaction? Should American companies mandate caste sensitivity training courses? Those who scoff at the absurdity of such questions should perhaps pay attention to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), a state agency charged with enforcing….

History needs to be History ! .. We need an Alternative To History

Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. History as it is In Indian history curriculum, Emperor Ashoka is an important figure, being the only other emperor in India apart from Akbar to have received the honorific “Great”. The following is an excerpt on Ashoka from a typical NCERT history text book used in Indian schools. …

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Enter the Kurukshetra – 2

Eden Frontier Dichotomy – It refers to a Biblical Christian myth that where the life of Christians is civilized, developed because of providence is Eden, and whatever is beyond their influence is a Frontier, land of the “others”, pagan and Satan worshipers, evil and

Enter The Kurukshetra – 1

Rajiv Malhotra ji has pioneered a new movement and kindled reawakening of Hindu Dharma against various existential threats it is facing in the modern Kurukshetra. He has successfully inspired and motivated many for this cause by his path breaking brilliant