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Kanishka Sukumar While India is free from British rule, it is yet to be free from the hegemony of angrezi.  Angrezi atyachar  Angrezi, that is English, is more than a language of words in India. It is a language of status.  As old hierarchies dissolve, angrezi is a fine moat
Kanishka Sukumar, Purvapaksha
Sharda Narayanan For a long time Madras was known as the capital of Tamil Nadu, the city of traditional food, Bharatanatyam and silks, until it became Chennai, with the State Government changing its name in 1996. While Madras was the administrative capital of South India during the time of the
Hindu Temples, Sanatana, Sharda Narayanan
Jayakara Poojari Author’s Note: In my previous article Coloniality and Bharatiya Drishti: #NEP2020 is COLONIZED, I discussed about why the MHRD is important and why the keepers of Dharma need to understand the larger intellectual battles. They are far behind the strategies and tactics of the opposition. Here I discuss
Indian Grand Narrative, Jayakara Poojari
Abbakka Prerana Editorial Note: In a thought provoking article, reversing the gaze on Science from a layperson perspective, Abbakka raises some very important points about the nature of “Modern Science”, especially the influence of its roots and evolution. Just as adherents of Christianity claim it to be the Religion of
Abbakka Prerana, Featured Articles, Reversing the Gaze
Tejendra G C Author Note: My previous article described the dynamics of the BreakingNepal Forces and the associated Constitutional Abrahmisation. I now describe the factors that lie in opposition to reinstating a HinduState in Nepal. These factors need to be tackled and strategically addressed before Nepal can become a Hindu
Hinduphobia, Tejendra G C
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. The three ideas—aesthetics, morality and truth—have been inter-linked in Western thought. One finds numerous instances where a judgment about one is superimposed to implicate another aspect of that culture. That this was an “enlightened” view held by some of the greatest liberal thinkers of the West is
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Editorial Note : The book Dialectic Spiritualism presents a purvapaksha of thirty six Western Thinkers in incisive Srila Prabhupada style. A few select ones will be republished as part of the IK Masters Series. From 1973 to 1976 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, IK Masters, Purvapaksha
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 “The Path to Liberation through Yogic Mindfulness in Early Ayurveda” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. One of the traditional “tools”of the videshi trade
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology
Karthik Tamil, one of the oldest and most beautiful languages of the world should have been the pride of India alongside Yoga, Ayurveda and Sanskrit. However, like the other three, Tamil has been hijacked by vested groups to satiate their agenda of Breaking India based on manufactured fault lines. People
#BreakingIndia, Karthik Satyam
Editorial Note: Published in 2002 , this essay by Rajiv Malhotra , is a purvapaksha of the intellectual landscape of the “study of india”. Everything described nearly two decades ago, is as relevant as ever. The work and intellectual output of Rajiv Malhotra, since, resonates with the thinking articulated in
IK Masters, Purvapaksha, Rajiv Malhotra
Varun Raghav Note : This is a response to an article written by Mr.Devdutt Pattanaik and published in the Mumbai Mirror. “Who is a Hindu? – What they don’t tell you about Advaita”. The response appeared as a discussion thread in Infinity Foundation’s IF Satsang Mailing List. In his piece,
Hinduphobia, Varun Raghav
Ojasvi Mishra. Author Note : I discuss the perils of accepting feminism as an unquestionable and unaccountable ‘wave’ that shall represent women. Our acceptance and ignorance showcases the fundamental lack of understanding of the importance and root of equality and justice. Egalitarianism carried out in any name must be one
Hinduphobia, Ojasvi Mishra
Author: VVN Rao Here I use the term ’digestion’ in the sense of ‘appropriation of ideas without acknowledging their source” (See: Debating Digestion & Translation / Interview with Spanish Diplomat Dr. Oscar Pujol). Digestion & Translation There are numerous examples of digestion of Hindu literary, philosophical and scientific ideas across
Purvapaksha, VVN Rao
Abhisek Kumar Panda Author’s Note : In my previous article I talked about the foundational principles of the Hindu Rashtra as an alternate holistic model to the western concept of state and society. But the question is, why this model does not manifest in this sacred land of India even.
Abhisek Kumar Panda, Indian Grand Narrative
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. American attitudes toward the Native Americans were complex. Internal conflicts among influential Americans remained and pro-native voices definitely existed throughout this long saga. BUT NATIVE AMERICANS WERE NEVER IN CONTROL OVER THE DISCOURSE CONCERNING THEM, AND BOTH SIDES TO THESE DEBATES WERE WHITES. Whites for one plan
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Editorial Note : The book Dialectic Spiritualism presents a purvapaksha of thirty six Western Thinkers in incisive Srila Prabhupada style. A few select ones will be republished as part of the IK Masters Series. From 1973 to 1976 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, IK Masters, Purvapaksha
Author: Shruthee MS Author’s Note : Is the left vs right divide in India complicating things? Here I discuss the impact of reductionist identities’ on India. The left versus right battle is not visible just on the screens of idiot boxes, but has acquired a domestic, industrial, artistic, and what
Conversation, Purvapaksha, Shruthee
Tejendra G C Rajiv Malhotra in discussion with Tejendra The identifying features of the Constitution of Nepal 2015 are: 1) Secularism 2) Federalism 3) Republicanism. Alliances made outside Nepal were instrumental in making it happen. The backdrop of a 10 year long Maoist insurgency before the constitution was adopted, where
#BreakingIndia, Hinduphobia, Tejendra G C
K K Hebsoor Author’s Note: In this essay, the author lays out how one of the fundamental tenets of Christianity – the exclusivity of Christ’s divinity and the people’s blind acceptance of it – has wreaked havoc in American society and is largely the cause of the racial strife it
K K Hebsoor, Purvapaksha
K K Hebsoor Author’s Note : This article is the second chapter of the author’s book, “The Heart of Christ: Unraveling 9 Hard Sayings from the bible Through the Lens of Vedanta.” In this book, the author selects nine sayings from the Bible whose traditional explanations he finds rather underwhelming.
K K Hebsoor, Purvapaksha
Author: – Adithya Rajnarayanan. Editorial Note: The representation of Ancient cultures and ancient artifacts in popular culture and media is generally ridiculous. The deep Biblical idea of “God creating the Universe on 4000 bce” is the driving narrative. Anything that pop western (biblical) universalism cannot understand is attributed to Aliens.
Adithya Rajnarayanan, Hinduphobia
Author: – Akhil Kodali From an education standpoint, India is an anti-Hindu Nation, Secular Nation, Muslim Nation, Christian Nation, etc, recently a Jain Nation as well. It’s probably many other nations but not a Hindu Nation. Article 30 in The Constitution Of India 30. Right of minorities to establish and
Akhil Kodali, Hinduphobia
Author: Thai. Ra. Subbu. Editorial Note: Thai Ra Subbu , on the “swadeshi” tradition of deep scholarship. The boundaries of insider (emic) and outsider (etic) , do not exist for a true scholar. The true scholar is one who transforms and transcends these artificial boundaries. True scholarship is one that
Siddhanta, Swadeshi Indology, Thai. Ra. Subramanian
Author: Bhaskar Aspari. Editorial Note: Bhaskar Aspari , discusses the metaphysics of (karma) action and the source of Kshatra in the context of Dharma. Take a close look at the articulation of dissent in this picture. What does it tell us? Is this a genuine cry for justice backed by
Bhaskar Aspari, Purvapaksha
Author: Jayakara Poojari. Editor: Shruthee. Just a year ago, the 17th general elections concluded, with the BJP party, the only major  hindutva party coming back to power with a tsunami of votes. The so-called Right Wing of India celebrated the victory and as usual, rejoiced in their post election gala
Jayakara Poojari, Purvapaksha, Shruthee
Author: – Karthik TS. Let us assume we start making a list of successful companies that do not have a brand identity. Almost everyone will bet that such a list will be filled with white space. Humans have always had the affinity to listen to stories and that’s what brands
Indian Grand Narrative, Karthik Satyam, Purvapaksha
Author: Abhisek Kumar Panda. Editorial Note: Building on vocabulary introduced in the book Being Different , IK Abhisek Panda makes a very compelling case for alternatives to the regressive idea of a nation State. These kinds of ideas rooted in a sense of Sanatana and Dharma, will not provoke any
Abhisek Kumar Panda, Indian Grand Narrative
Author: – Krishna Ravishankar. Editorial Note : Young IK Krishna discusses the role of the Ramayana in the conception of the Indian Grand Narrative. As Rajiv Malhotra says , the Ramayana is the world’s oldest and most widely spread Grand Narrative. The reconstruction of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya
Indian Grand Narrative, Krishna Ravishankar
These are some initial reviews of the Breaking India course . We encourage all potential Intellectual Kshatriyas to enroll and complete this course. TestimonialsThe course on Breaking India was an extremely interesting one. We have heard of the ‘Divide and Rule’ policy of the colonizers. Here is a course to
BI E-Course, Reviews
Did you know that the essential characteristic of European society, until the beginning of 20th century, was the existence of a hereditary and rigid caste of slaves called ‘serfs’? The disgraceful institution of serfdom was formally and legally embedded in European cultures for hundreds of years. The poor caste of
IK Shorts, Team IK
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
Featured Articles, Purvapaksha, Vaidya Rammanohar
Bloomsburied tra.V : An ignominious act leading to unprecedented embarrassment, ridicule, humiliation, dishonour and supreme insult. In 2020 New Delhi went up flamesFueled by falsehood and driven by political gamesA lawyer dug up the truth, names and behind the scene brainsThat truth shattered through the cabal’s veins The cabal of
Hinduphobia, Lotus Pond
Author: K Sankaran. A brief discussion of the malady of India’s Higher Education is presented … There is a serious problem in the Higher Education (HE) Regulatory framework.The country still suffers from the legacy of Thomas Macauley’s introduction of the University of London Model (teaching shop model) rather than University
K Sankaran, Purvapaksha
Akbar is regarded as one the greatest emperors of Hindustan. He is celebrated as an icon of multi-culturalism, and a proponent of Hindu-Muslim syncretic culture. His rule (supposedly) epitomizes justice, equality, peace and progress. Much of what we know about him is false? Watch On For more such videos subscribe
Hinduphobia, IK Shorts, Team IK
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
Featured Articles, K Sankaran, Purvapaksha
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Even as the Native Americans were being killed, relocated, and systematically subjected to conditions of genocide, there was considerable interest in governmental and private circles for documenting and preserving important aspects of the culture in museums and books. This was sometimes fired by the quest for knowledge or
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra
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
Damo, Featured Articles, Purvapaksha
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
Featured Articles, IK Chintan, Keshav Rathnam, Purvapaksha, Videos
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
Arun Subramanian, Purvapaksha
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
Arun Subramanian, Featured Articles, Purvapaksha
Whenever we hear the word caste, we automatically associate it with India. But did you know that the word caste is from Spanish-Portugeuse casta and associated with the Catholic idea of blood purity? In fact, Europe has a long history of casteism and untouchability. Wherever they established colonies, the introduced
Featured Articles, IK Shorts, Team IK, Videos
Author: K Sankaran. Society runs on the basis of the Legislature-Executive-Judiciary as the power triad; as if, it is power that is all important. Added to it is the fourth estate, the Free Press. We need to recognize another key institutional organ of society that can shape society which is
K Sankaran, Purvapaksha
Author: – Divya Nagaraj. Divya Nagaraj on The Goal of Education. The Goal of Education This can be answered in two ways, through the western (adharmic) lens and the dharmic lens. Let us first examine this question through the western lens. In the Western sense, put in most simplistic terms,
Divya Nagaraj, Indian Grand Narrative, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze, Videos
Chandramouli Soorian A lot of Indian intellectuals including respected engineers seem to have a naive belief in the global “technology free market”. This will hopefully be an assertion of the gut feeling you might have always had, if not an eye opener. War was on in early 2000s It was
Chandramouli S, Purvapaksha
For the past four decades, China has grown relentlessly. But in recent times its growth has slowed down. China is facing internal dissent as well as external pressure. Is this just a mere bump on the road or a sign of distress? For more such videos, subscribe to our channel
IK Shorts, Team IK, Videos
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
Ananth Sethuraman, Hinduphobia, Purvapaksha, Siddhanta
Author: Adarsh Gouda. Be it designing new-to-market products, developing a novel technology or faced with an unprecedented product or system failure, as engineers, we all often find ourselves knee-deep into the absurdity of such problems that question our competence. We are dumbfounded, feel helpless, maybe even hopeless and completely lost.
Adarsh Gouda, Siddhanta
Calculus is an integral part of modern science and engineering. Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz are credited with its discovery. But what is not known is that many of the ideas related to calculus were already known to Indian mathematicians centuries before the West. Evidence also suggests that a
IK Shorts, Team IK, Videos
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
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology, Videos
Author: Adarsh Gouda. Editorial Note: The STEM disciplines ( videshi classification ) impact the real world in very deep ways. Though the media narratives and airwaves (for centuries now ..) are dominated by painful relentless rhetoric and shallow storytelling from the armies of non-STEM “intellectuals” , the actual impact of
Adarsh Gouda
India’s Islamic past is often referred to as the “golden age of India” and a period of cultural syncretism. But how much of our taught history is true? What do Muslim texts themselves say?”
IK Shorts, Team IK, Videos
Editorial Note: One of the powerful arguments wielded against any resurgent narrative using India’s civilization basis , is the bugbear of “Untouchability“. A very powerful “stick” with which to beat down any discussion of Bhaaratiya social structures , social values , societal resurgence based on native practices and principles. Powerful
Girish Balasubramanian, Hinduphobia, Kavitha, Praneeth Nerimetla
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Once the “merciless savage” had been uprooted to a contained area away from his land, laws and customs, he could then be “managed” and raised as a child. His savage religion could be replaced with superior Christianity. This was the culmination of an Enlightenment idea that saw
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra
Author: Akhil Kodali. All practices, traditions of Hindus can be classified amongst 2 groups: Those who live within society, and those who live outside of society – forests, caves, nomadic lifestyles, etc. These groups have found a harmonious and mutually respectable way to not only live with each other but respect
Akhil Kodali, Hinduphobia
Author: Prof. K Gopinath. Editorial Note: Prof. Gopinath in an incisive piece (with illuminating Notes), highlights the issues that need to be considered. not just in terms of strategy but also calls out to activists and public intellectuals to be honest and true to India’s civilizational pedigree, when pursuing efforts
Indian Grand Narrative, Kanchi Gopinath, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Damo. Editorial Note: Damo discusses the recent “caste” events in California. There are many serious implications to this. Serious issues for manthan . What is going to be the IK response ? Are caste identity and casteism the defining feature of Indian American ethnic and religious interaction? Should American
Damo, Purvapaksha
Author: Aditya D Thorat. Editorial Note: Young IK Aditya Thorat takes on the popular and dangerous notion of “No India before 1947”. Watch him discuss the thinking behind this article in a conversation with Divya Nagaraj. Questioning the existence of Bharat before pre-colonial times is an old game played by
#BreakingIndia, Aditya Thorat, Indian Grand Narrative, Videos
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. The greatest episodes of ethnic cleansing and genocide of Native Americans occurred in the period following independence that was dominated by Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Before Andrew Jackson’s presidency (and the massive “removal,” i.e., ethnic cleansing, of Native Americans) there was some debate between the Enlightenment
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. In early America, Christianity played a key role in forming the identity of the settlers and in justifying the brutalities against Native Americans once they refused to convert. But upon Independence, the generation known as the Founding Fathers of America was very much influenced by the Enlightenment. 
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Encounter with Native Americans Christianity, Enlightenment ideas, and greed often colluded to produce a result that annihilated the natives and built up America into a super nation. These three forces are summarized below:  Biblical Myths  ● Lieven explains that the biblical myths were a driving force for
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Mutations of the Myth  The Myth mutated from its Christian base to include an Enlightenment base over time. Between 1795 and 1830 the agrarian expansion was very successfully accomplished, and the Christian-eschatological substructure of the original Frontier Myth was overlaid with a more secular ideology. This and
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Speaker: – Eltibium. Please watch episode 2 of Yug Tales and read the transcript here. Namaste wonderful person, and thanks for dropping by For more than a decade now Journalist everywhere have been lamenting the rise of the global right Apparently, no one sitting on their ivory towers on the
Eltibium, Videos
Author: Shruthee. After coming to power in 2004, the Congress-Communist combine needed just one year to put these textbooks in place. The BJP hasn’t even made a start. But even more hateful than the BJP’s utterly wrong priorities is the dishonesty of the thousands of Bhakts who have been whitewashing
Conversation, Purvapaksha, Shruthee, Videos
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Americans not only have a deep and positive sense of history but are particularly invested in their own special place in the world. There is no need for the national myth to be explicitly stated as such and, in fact, leaving it implicit or denying its very
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Rajiv Malhotra. Editorial Note: As part of the IK Masters Series, we re-publish a 2009 paper (book chapter) by Rajiv Malhotra on American Exceptionalism, published in the book,The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects. Given current events transpiring in 2020, this paper is all the more relevant,
IK Masters, Rajiv Malhotra, Reversing the Gaze
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 “Medicine and Dharma” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. Videshi (by drishti) scholar Wujastyk, implies in his 2004
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology, Videos
Transcript: The Pen is Nastier than the sword PART 1 – Introduction Namaste Wonderful person, This is a series of videos based on the work of Shri Rajiv Malhotra What I found fascinating about his work is that he is not too hung up about providing answers but rather provokes
#BreakingIndia, Eltibium, Hinduphobia, Purvapaksha, Videos
Editorial Note: Rajiv Malhotra’s ideas are universal and can inspire all kinds of people. Eltibium, inspired by Rajiv Malhotra will soon be starting a new series of videos to explain some of his concepts in his own inimitable style. This is a teaser video for the launch a new video
Eltibium
Author: Swami Chidanandapuri. Editorial Note: The realities of the vicious State sponsored destruction of temples and the living culture of the Hindus. This is a state of WAR. Hindus are not realizing this. A detailed analysis by Swami Chidanandapuri. Swami Chidanandapuri discusses the Challenges in Kerala As the entire world
Hindu Temples, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives, Swami Chidanandapuri
Author: Rabinarayan Swain. In the era of intellectual imperialism, the Non-Left is slowly learning to give importance to ideas and it’s proponents, not just to politicians, but despite the Non-Left’s relentless trolling of people like Ravish Kumar or Romila Thapar or Devdutt Pattanaik, these divisive figures remain entrenched, which makes
Hinduphobia, Purvapaksha, Rabinarayan Swain
Author: Abbakka Prerana. || श्री || As I was reading the chapter व्यवस्था और अव्यवस्था (Order and Chaos) of the book विभिन्नता (Being Different), it reminded me of the few years that I spent in the US. We frequently get to know of experiences of foreigners visiting India and their
Abbakka Prerana, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Shruthee M S Editorial Note: IK Shruthee , calls out to Hindus. Please wake up from your slumber. The identity of anti-national voices are well established now. The question is, Are we ready? A few days ago, the statue of Bharat Mata, installed on a private land by a
#BreakingIndia, Conversation, Featured Articles, Shruthee, Videos
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. One of the biggest casualties of the current pandemic has been insaaniyat, which is often loosely translated as humanity. Strictly speaking such an equivalence will not be considered a halal interpretation by most purists. Even if we were to use an English equivalent, we should use the
Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Shivoham. Editorial Note : This article is best understood in the context of the earlier pieces on Hinduism and Antifragility here and here Acknowledgment: Thanks to the IK Editors for suggesting this article and for their valuable feedback and pointers. Covid-19: A Worst-Case Estimate The current Covid-19 Crisis is
#BreakingIndia, Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Genuine humanitarian crisis Migrant worker crisis is the latest divisive narrative being peddled by Indian mainstream media. A genuine issue about the plight of out of work laborers, on account of the coronavirus lockdown in India has been turned into a migrant versus native debate. For the
#BreakingIndia, Political Narratives, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Dr. Priyanka Shandilya. “All ancient Indian sciences have their roots in the vedas and strive toward a common goal, the moksha. Ayurveda and its paradigms too are robustly rooted in Vedas and in the ethico-cultural context of  “Bharata”, hence its association with the Vedas is indissoluble” Ayurveda, the Indian
Priyanka Shandilya, Purvapaksha, Swadeshi Indology
About Author: Abbakka Prerana. || श्री || In the current crisis of coronavirus, India seems to be doing better than the western world. Countries like US, UK, Italy which are expected to have better health facilities and hygiene have extremely high number of deaths. This has led everyone to think
Abbakka Prerana, Purvapaksha
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.
Featured Articles, Indian Grand Narrative, Purvapaksha, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay, Swadeshi Indology
Author: Esther Dhanraj. Dear Sanatanis, What is wrong with you? Why are you fussing all of a sudden? Why are you yelling, and screaming from social media roof tops? Don’t you know the world is not used to seeing you retaliate? You are expected to be that silent sufferer who
#BreakingIndia, Esther Dhanraj, Featured Articles, Hinduphobia
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Global Models The Mumbai-centric RBI believes in the “global” model of lower interest rates. Lower interest rates they say drives growth. The idea is that when interest rates are low, companies will borrow more at lower rates and expand their businesses. More employment will be generated. At
Indian Grand Narrative, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. The United States Commission on International Religions Freedom (USCIRF) is in the news and as guessed for all the wrong reasons. They have released their annual report for the year 2020 – in which India has been put under the Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) alongside countries
Girish Balasubramanian, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Hindu American. COVID19 has dramatically impacted the way we live. For the current millennial generation it will forever be their 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. All the things we have taken for granted- struck with a vicious blow in the form of a reality check. The way we shop, the
American Hindu, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Team IK Editorial Note: Shri Rajiv Malhotra’s recent discussion on the upcoming series of books on the UTurn theory and on the nature of Civilisational Digestion, has provoked deep churn. It raises serious questions on current narratives, which are designed to invoke awe of the white-man. As we try
Featured Articles, Murali KV, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Girish Balasubramanian. It has been almost four months since the first case of CoVid-19 was detected as per the official sources in Beijing, China[1]. However, unofficially it has been well over six months since the outbreak of the deadly virus. As on date, almost the whole world is in
#BreakingIndia, Girish Balasubramanian, Hindu Temples, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives
Author: Manogna Sastry. The year 2020, while entering the annals of humanity marked by the COVID-19 pandemic with origins in the Wuhan province of China, coincides with the 70th year of India-China diplomatic relations. The long advertisements across newspapers and the video message of the Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun
Manogna Sastry, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. China’s crimes and cover-up China must pay for sure. There is no question about that. They exported a deadly virus from Wuhan. They downplayed the danger. They silenced the whistleblowers. If China had taken action 3-weeks earlier, infected cases could have been reduced by 95%[i]. Instead they
Indian Grand Narrative, Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
Author: Divya Nagaraj. With Ramayana and Mahabharata back in the mainstream through our beloved national channel Doordarshan, there is a widespread resurgence in the discussion of values and morals upheld by these two great Itihasas of India and their correlation to current day events. India has largely lived on the
Divya Nagaraj, Siddhanta
Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. Islam and Jihad Muslims freely use terms like Kafir (infidel) and jihad (warfare against infidels), but Hindus are hesitant to use such words lest they be termed Islamophobic and accused of spreading communal divisiveness. So Hindus either avoid using the term altogether, or prefer to view jihad
#BreakingIndia, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
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
Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay
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.
Reversing the Gaze, Siddhanta, 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
Hinduphobia, Team IK
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”
Hinduphobia, Team IK
Author: Lotus Pond. 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
Lotus Pond, Purvapaksha, Siddhanta
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, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
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, Purvapaksha, Reversing the Gaze
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, Political Narratives, Reversing the Gaze
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, Political Narratives
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, Political Narratives
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, Political Narratives
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, Political Narratives
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
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
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
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
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
#BreakingIndia, Political Narratives, 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
Digestion, Giuliano Morais, Reversing the Gaze
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
Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham, Siddhanta
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
Indian Grand Narrative, Shivoham, Siddhanta
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
IK Masters, Indian Grand Narrative, Rajiv Malhotra, Sanatana
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, Purvapaksha, Siddhanta
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
Conversation, Divya Nagaraj
Author: Lotus Pond. 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
Conversation, Hinduphobia, Lotus Pond
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
Hinduphobia, Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Swadeshi Indology
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
Purvapaksha, 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
Purvapaksha, 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, Siddhanta
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
#BreakingIndia, Akaash Dheer, Political Narratives
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, Siddhanta
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, Hinduphobia, Political Narratives
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
Hinduphobia, IK Masters, Indian Grand Narrative, Political Narratives, 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, Siddhanta
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, Siddhanta
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
Reversing the Gaze, 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, Siddhanta
“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
Conversation, Divya Nagaraj, Purvapaksha
Author: Lotus Pond. 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
#BreakingIndia, Lotus Pond, Political Narratives
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
Reversing the Gaze, Siddhanta, Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay

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