Ramana Maharshi and the most important question in life - Maria Wirth

Ramana Maharshi and the most important question in life – Maria Wirth

Arunachala Hill, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

Sri Ramana Maharshi

“Ramana Maharshi showed a direct way: ‘Find out who you are,’ was his advice. It is the core of his teaching. Many might have noticed only then that they did not really know themselves and that the ideas they held were not tenable when deeply questioned. Was it possible that they were something completely different from what they thought they were?” – Maria Wirth

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The term ‘Hindu’ rooted in Sanskrit - Bhikhu Patel

The term ‘Hindu’ rooted in Sanskrit – Bhikhu Patel

The origin of the name Hindu is indigenous with the Sanskrit root “Ind.” Not only that, “Ind” is the root word for Indostan, India, Indies (Indias), Indian (Indoi), Hindu, Hindosthan and Hindustan. – Bhikhu Patel 

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A ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is not a theocracy - Rakesh Sinha

A ‘Hindu Rashtra’ is not a theocracy – Rakesh Sinha

“The connotation Hindu is inclusive in its origin and evolution. Any effort to draw a parallel between Hindu nation and theocratic states needs to be contested. India is the only nation in the world which is co-terminus with a civilisation. In other words, India is an organic example of continuity of age-old civilisation. ” – Rakesh Sinha

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Israel: Victimhood and moral blindness - Taki

Israel: Victimhood and moral blindness – Taki

“Let’s … look at the moral blindness that has afflicted Israelis in their denial of Palestinian rights. Roger Waters, the courageous musician whose father died fighting the Nazis, has been called a Nazi for pointing out that the Israeli Army subjugates an indigenous population by using lethal force, including the murder of women and children. The Messianic claim of religious nationalists who…

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How to make India post-colonial, the Supreme Court way - Madhav Nalapat

How to make India post-colonial, the Supreme Court way – Madhav Nalapat

“It is a burst of fresh air that the Supreme Court has warned the authorities against reflexively sending to jail those accused of crimes against women, such as dowry harassment. Because of the North Korea-style laws that have been passed by the NAC-certified “liberal” Manmohan Singh regime, almost the first action taken by the police is to lock up the presumed offenders, who frequently remain in…

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Need to overhaul our justice delivery system - P. M. Ravindran

Need to overhaul our justice delivery system – P. M. Ravindran

“I had been shocked earlier when the CJI, R. M. Lodha, castigated the Government headed by you, in the matter of not recommending the name of a tainted advocate for appointment as a judge of the apex court. To say the least, it was unbecoming conduct on the part of the CJI. In fact, specifically about R. M. Lodha, people like me are shocked how such people, without apparently even the basic 

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Pew Poll: Hindus not liked by Americans - Narayan Lakshman

Pew Poll: Hindus not liked by Americans – Narayan Lakshman

“Hindu-Americans appeared to exemplify a community towards which feelings were more positive when respondents personally knew a member of the community. Those who knew a Hindu gave the community a rating of 63, whereas those who did not gave it a rating of 47, on average.” - Narayan Lakshman

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Hinduism and The New York Times’ sewage problem - Vamsee Juluri

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Hinduism and The New York Times’ sewage problem – Vamsee Juluri

“The real danger of the Times’ most recent cheap shot at Hinduism is not so much that it perpetuates an old Katherine Mayo-style arrogance about the heathens and hurts modern Indians’ self-perception. It perpetuates something far worse, something that is historically and at least partially and indirectly responsible for the terrible sanitary conditions that millions of people in India face today.…

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VIDEO: Himalayan Academy’s History of Hindu India is a valuable resource - Murali Balaji

VIDEO: Himalayan Academy’s History of Hindu India is a valuable resource – Murali Balaji

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“Himalayan Academy, which publishes the acclaimed
Hinduism Today magazine, produced the video and the textbook in “response to the problem of negative portrayal of Hinduism and India in school textbooks,” and their approach relied on academic expertise and vetting. The primary author was Shiva Bajpai, professor emeritus of history at California State University-Northridge, while noted religion…

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A Marxist critique of the Modi government’s ICHR nomination - Koenraad Elst

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A Marxist critique of the Modi government’s ICHR nomination – Koenraad Elst

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for having a low opinion of diplomas and having more respect for achievement. That is why he nominated Smriti Irani, underqualified but a proven hard worker, to the Human Resources Development ministry, who in her turn thought of Prof. Rao as the right choice for the ICHR. Let us hope that she knows of qualities of his that we have yet to appreciate.” – Dr…

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Budget 2014: Jaitley reluctant to jettison the junk - Virendra Parekh

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Budget 2014: Jaitley reluctant to jettison the junk – Virendra Parekh

“It must be said without mincing words that the budget has belied expectations of a radical change and bold measures. Barring some laudatory references to Indian civilization and River Ganga, Mr. Jaitley’s budget speech could have been read by any Congress finance minister. Grandiose talk of a brilliant future, the gesture of tossing something to every vote bank, multiple schemes with token…

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CBSE Sanskrit Week: Tamil parties with Sanskrit ‘Dravida’ names oppose mela – Jayasree Saranathan

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CBSE Sanskrit Week: Tamil parties with Sanskrit ‘Dravida’ names oppose mela – Jayasree Saranathan

"Our ‘Dravida’ leaders are worried that Sanskrit would hurt ‘national integrity’. It is funny that  the self avowed guardians of Tamil have not known that Tamil is actually a language integrated with Sanskrit!" — Jayasree Saranathan

Maldives exporting jihadis to India – Tufail Ahmad

"The recent arrest of Sri Lankan national Shakir aka Zakir Hussain in Chennai revealed that he made 20 reconnaissance trips to India to facilitate terrorists from the Maldives to attack Israeli and US consulates in Bangalore and Chennai." - Tufail Ahmad

Muslim radicalism as a simple phenomenon – Moorthy S. Muthuswamy

The fiction of SC status for converts - Rakesh Sinha

The fiction of SC status for converts – Rakesh Sinha

Dalit Christians

“Is it not incomprehensible that  Dalit Christians/Muslims want to be delisted from the OBC list and included under the presidential order of 1950? Besides, no one has a convincing answer as to what should be  the cut-off date for SC converted to Christianity and Islam.  The hidden agenda of conversion is behind such demand, which is morally and legally untenable.” - Rakesh Sinha

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