Swamiji’s relevance

The 19th century Bengal Renaissance had been the force behind the influx of Western rationality and thought in India. Fed up with the superstition accumulated over the ages, educated Indians decided to do away completely with ‘religion‘. It is now fashionable to speak of ‘secular education‘ – where the word ‘secular‘ is interpreted to mean devoid of any particular religious beliefs whatsoever. But this apparently ‘neutral‘ stand has often sucked out the life-giving components from culture and education. In the attempt to remove the weeds from a plant, the very plant has been cut down, as it were

1 dead, over 20 shot in Chicago

At least one person was killed and over 20 others were shot when a group of people gathered to celebrate Juneteenth at a parking lot in Chicago, police said.