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Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. From China’s Problem to Global Crisis For days people ignored #ChinaCoronaVirus – it was at best a footnote in most discussions. In early days people referred to it as the Wuhan Coronavirus and most thought that it would remain localized to China – so let the Chinese
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Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay In the previous part, we had delved into the concept known popularly as religion. We had analyzed the characteristics of God, Prophets and Holy Books. We had then shown some of the common features of Islam and Christianity, and we had provided a generic definition of religions.
Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
IKs examine TMK’s latest offering of Hinduphobic atrocity literature. This is Part 2. Read Part 1 here. …. With TMK, there seems to be no clarity of thought on whether the focus is on the “dishonesty” of the brahmin mridangist who wants to revere the cow and at the same
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Editorial Note: IKs examine TMK’s latest offering of Hinduphobic atrocity literature. We are grateful for contributions from Kavitha and Sreejith Who is T M Krishna T M Krishna or TMK as he is usually addressed as in musical circles, is considered a musical genius born into a “Tamil Brahmin family”
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Author: Raj Maddali. Editorial Note: Relevant as ever, Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s views on conversion. The article below features a case study, reiterating Swamiji’s call to end conversion. Hindus just never seem to wake up. The Mauritius Declaration was signed in 2018. Despite the awakening of the global Hindu diaspora, mainstream
Raj Maddali
Author: Koenraad Elst. Editorial note: Dr. Koenraad Elst wrote this for the Infinity Foundation Mandala project almost two decades ago. The recent interview of ex-Christian Esther Dhanraj has provoked lots of discussion. This essay by Dr. Elst, in his own inimitable style, we hope, will add more perspective. Read Part
Koenraad Elst
Author: Koenraad Elst. Editorial note: Dr. Koenraad Elst wrote this for the Infinity Foundation Mandala project almost two decades ago. The recent interview of ex-Christian Esther Dhanraj has provoked lots of discussion. This essay by Dr. Elst, in his own inimitable style, we hope, will add more perspective. It will
Koenraad Elst
Author: Arvind Kumar. In December 2017, I published an article entitled ‘Law aiding Monsanto is reason for Delhi’s annual smoke season‘ in the Delhi based newspaper Sunday Guardian. The article explained why the Delhi metropolitan region had been blanketed by smoke from burning fields in Punjab every November since 2009.
Arvind Kumar
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Third Part Here. Today as the nation salutes the real architect of Indian Independence the intrepid Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 124th Birthday, the CAA completes six weeks of being passed by our Parliament. सभी के दिलों में हमेशा अमर रहेंगे महानायक – नेताजी |
Gopal Vinod
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Part 2 here. Narrow Focus on Just Three Neighbouring Countries (PAB Countries) Argument Secularism! Non-refoulement! Secularism! Prashant Bhushan! Secularism! Harakah al-Yaqin! Secularism! ARSA! Secularism! Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi! Secularism! Burma Bazar! Secularism! CAA! Secularism! No, no! No one is getting schizophrenic here.  Actually, this happens when
Gopal Vinod
Author: Gopal Vinod. Read Part 1 Here. The North-East Issue & CAA Argument Thirty-four years of Assam accord makes it a senior of most, if not all, the fulminating students. Most of these protesters were not even conceived when, in 1985, that accord was signed by Rajeev Gandhi, the father
Gopal Vinod
Author: Gopal Vinod. It has been a few days since our Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) into law plunging our democratic country into incessant protests. A keen survey of these protests throws up an assortment of grouses. From the regional strife in North-East to destruction of secularism to
Gopal Vinod
Author: Giuliano Morais. To Read Second Part of Article, Click Here. III – Some responses 1) Symbolical unity and Primordial Traditional: Hindu teachings, while making use of symbols, do not invest them with the garb of reality itself. Symbols can be used in poetics, aesthetics and even as directed means
Giuliano Morais
Author: Giuliano Morais. To Read First Part of Article, Click Here. II- Departing from Dharma The question of reincarnation             Guénon openly departs from dharmic doctrines sometimes, as in the case of punarjanman (reincarnation), the existence of which he denied.  His point of view was also endorsed over the years
Giuliano Morais
Author: Rabinarayan Swain. Editorial Note : The arguments being given against the CAA are changing by the hour. This is a rebuttal of the major ones in vogue currently. As new arguments appear, we shall update this article. After a long time, a great civilisational wrong has been corrected by
Rabinarayan Swain
Author: Giuliano Morais.             This article offers a short, but essential, description of René Guénon’s point of view about Hinduism and succinctly points out why his position cannot be considered dharmic, and how he contributed to the “sameness” approach (Malhotra, 2011, Ch. I) and to the digestion of dharmic traditions
Giuliano Morais
Author :- Shivoham (@integralunity). (Original version published here in 2012) Read First Part Here. The Bandhu Principle How does Integral Unity make Hinduism antifragile? For that we turn to the Bandhu principle, which is described in ‘Being Different’ as follows: “Bandhu is a concept used to explain how the whole
Shivoham
Author :- Shivoham (@integralunity). (Original version published here in 2012) Author’s Note: This post is not intended to be viewed as a ‘celebration’ by the Hindu society of ‘succeeding in surviving continually for a very long time’. Barely surviving is not a cause for high-fives. Indeed, as Rajiv Malhotra remarked
Shivoham
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Editorial note: Originally written by Rajiv Malhotra nearly two decades ago, the essay is a showcase of incisive analysis. The arguments made and the questions raised are as relevant now as they were then. Nothing much seems to have changed in the kurukshetra. The recent AAR 2000
Rajiv Malhotra
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. 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 [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman
Author: Divya Nagaraj. The term “Difference Anxiety” as defined by Shri Rajiv Malhotra in his book ‘Being Different’ is as follows:  “The mental uneasiness caused by the perception of difference combined with a desire to diminish, conceal or eradicate it”. This phenomenon holds profound relevance in the lifestyle of millennials today. As
Divya Nagaraj
Author: Raj Maddali. You stupid Hindus you deserve to die Because you bought into every lie Some from your own kith and kin Some other, from marauders who broke-in You thought the desert scorpions were pious Their beliefs are arrogant and atrocious You were blind to those weeds noxious You
Raj Maddali
Author: Madhu Purnima Kishwar. Editorial Note: – An article written much earlier by Madhu Kishwar ji triggered by events in the News, burning of the Manusmriti , protests triggered by Bollywood movies , Court rulings and the like. Though the context seems to have changed in 2019 , the arguments
Madhu Purnima Kishwar
Author: Ujjwal Kislay. To Read First Part, Click Here. Eden Frontier Dichotomy 9 – 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
Ujjwal Kislay
Author: – Ujjwal Kislay. Introduction 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 books – Invading the Sacred
Ujjwal Kislay
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. 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 [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman
Author: Akaash Dheer. There is a disturbing reluctance within the Indian National Congress to make any attempt to move on from its deeply ingrained sycophancy to the West. This has been made all the more clear by the recent actions of the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) in meeting with well-known
Akaash Dheer
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. 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 [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts from the angle of
Ananth Sethuraman
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. The run up to the elections in Karnataka in 2018 saw an interesting turn of events in which Lingayats were declared to be a separate religion and were accorded the status of a minority which was eventually quashed by the Central Government. Independent India has often faced
Girish Balasubramanian
Author: Sri. Rajiv Malhotra. The Hindu re-awakening movement must improve its game in the intellectual Kurukshetra. Unfortunately, we suffer from a deficiency of competent scholars and institutional mechanisms. Hindus are often being represented by substandard voices. Emotional bombast and political patronage are depleting prana and overshadowing vigour and originality. The
Rajiv Malhotra
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. 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 [Ref 2]. The course imports some concepts of Christian theology into
Ananth Sethuraman
Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Featured Image Credit: Thesaurus.plus 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 [Ref 2]. The course covers some concepts
Ananth Sethuraman
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. The word dharma is often translated as religion. But as scholars like Rajiv Malhotra have pointed out, dharma is a Sanskrit non-translatable and cannot be translated as religion[i]. Let us first try to understand what religion is. The Oxford Dictionary defines religion as [ii]: The belief in
Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author : Ananth Sethuraman. Featured Image Credit: Thesaurus.plus 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 [Ref 2]. The course covers some
Ananth Sethuraman
“The churning of the milky ocean or ‘Samudra Manthana’ shows the eternal struggle between the two poles of order(personified by devas) and Chaos(personified as asuras). The nectar is produced only after a pot of poison emerges from the ocean-demonstrating the interdependence between good and bad. The myth points the way
Divya Nagaraj
Author: Raj Maddali This Uni was founded to promote great learningBut was named, bugger,  after a man known for his great failingsBitching, flirting, scheming, drooling and dreamingThis man, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a disaster from the beginning The Uni inherited the Nehru legacyStudies are at anarchist’s mercyIn learning and knowledge there
Raj Maddali
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. What is Soul? According to Cambridge dictionary, soul is “the spiritual part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after their body has died”. The word is classified under the category “Souls, spirits & ghosts” and some of the common synonyms
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