Thai. Ra. Subramanian is a doctoral graduate trying to establish himself as an academic. He grew up witnessing conflicting portrayals of the hindu dharma in home and in books/popular culture. At one point the portrayal in books won and he spent his early/mid twenties being anti-vedic and anti-hindu. In retrospect, Thai Ra believes that it was his parents’ tapasya that made him search for ‘the other side of the story’, and he discovered Swadeshi scholarship which he found to be coherent, non-divisive and more credible. After years of analyzing contradictory narratives, he got back into his dharmic roots, and now feels that the dharmic perspective needs to reach more individuals. He is trying to do his bit by writing about issues that he feels are important.