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AYUSH Kwath & Immune Boosting : The “Empire Strikes Back” – without Evidence

Prologue I must confess that I winced, shocked at the maliciousness of the authors of the piece titled “AYUSH Kwath or Kadha cannot boost immunity to fight against COVID-19” that appeared in ALT News on 10th August 2020[i]. I had just taken my eyes off an engaging article published in …

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Varna –> Transcapitalism : We cannot Ignore the Reality of Varna

Author: K Sankaran. The “Caste” system in India is a big in-your-face existential problem. If honestly analyzed (ignoring the political, evangelical,vote-banking, colonial motives etc.), the problem that the “caste” narrative tries to address is larger – one of entitlement orientation. In this case, the entitlement on account of birth. If …

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Indians and Caste : “Made in the USA” Atrocity Literature

Author: Damo. Editorial Note: The obsession with Indians and the things Indian, lies deep in the American psyche. Indians are forever a deep threat (living “pagans”) to this new “Christian Nation”. The threat from the other group of Indians (100+ Million of them) was successfully seen off, thanks to the …

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In(dia)Culturation : A vicious Church Strategy

Author: Keshav Rathnam Editorial Note: Young IK Keshav , presents a video on the strategy of Inculturation in the context of present-day India. In Christianity, inculturation is the adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to other, mostly non-Christian, cultures and, in turn, the influence of those cultures on …

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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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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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