Tag: Hinduism

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  • The myth of nationalism

    The myth of nationalism

    The list of India‘s unknown heroes and heroines whose cumulative sacrifices won our freedom from colonial yoke is worn by every Indian on his/her sleeve. Being Hindu is one thing; to imbibe and propagate the inclusivity of Hinduism (as distinct from an aberrant Hindutva) and economic and social progress are the unique and stellar tests of nationalism, as much as it is the constitutional duty of a government to assure India's cosmopolitan view of life.

    April 14, 2019
  • Hindu Secularism

    Hindu Secularism

    The East has no native concept of the 'secular'. Whether Arabic, Persian or Urdu, there is no synonym for the word 'secular'. Islam is an all-embracing prescription for life, whether individual or collective, social or political, religious or otherwise. The question of separating any of them does not arise. In contrast, Christianity provided in the Bible itself that Hinduism has no need of separating anything from the State. It has no concept of the secular. For the simple reason that the Hindu State has never had anything to do with the priest or worship or temple.

    February 17, 2019
  • Civilisation & Nature

    Civilisation & Nature

    It is not possible to shed the veneers of civilization, or go back to a pagan age in a time-machine; but if mankind consciously tries to weave Nature into the fabric of mechanised existence, he will be more at peace with himself

    January 7, 2019
  • Citizenship conundrum could inflame North-east

    Citizenship conundrum could inflame North-east

    If the Centre does not handle issues arising out of the controversial Citizenship Bill adroitly, the backlash could affect India's Act East policy initiative.

    December 24, 2018
  • PM Modi hits back at Rahul Gandhi over ‘Hindu knowledge’ remark

    PM Modi hits back at Rahul Gandhi over ‘Hindu knowledge’ remark

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit back at Rahul Gandhi’s “knowledge of Hinduism” remark which the Congress president had made during a rally on 1 December in Jodhpur.

    December 3, 2018
  • Hope we never have to learn meaning of Hinduism from Rahul Gandhi, says Sushma Swaraj

    Hope we never have to learn meaning of Hinduism from Rahul Gandhi, says Sushma Swaraj

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Rahul Gandhi after the Congress president questioned the ‘Hinduism’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    December 1, 2018
  • Do not pollute rivers after festive season is over

    Do not pollute rivers after festive season is over

    Fall in love with rivers and save fresh water source.

    November 14, 2018
  • Riverine divinity to polluted lifeline

    Riverine divinity to polluted lifeline

    This river is no ordinary image in which the divine has come to dwell. She is celestial – unmediated and immediate. Whatever is holy, whatever is merciful, whatever is utterly auspicious is already there. (Ganga: The Goddess Ganges in Hindu Sacred Geography by Diana L. Eck) The Ganges, from being a riverine divinity to an …

    October 18, 2018
  • Exclusive | Verdict rejected value of diversity: Devdutt Pattanaik on Sabarimala

    Exclusive | Verdict rejected value of diversity: Devdutt Pattanaik on Sabarimala

    In an exclusive interview to Thestatesman.com, Devdutt Pattanaik speaks on mythology, Sabarimala, Ram temple, Section 377 and many other subjects.

    October 16, 2018
  • Death and After~I

    Death and After~I

    One of the many questions asked by Yaksha to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, during a mythical conversation, was, ‘What is the greatest wonder’? Yudhishthira replied:, “Day after day, countless creatures are dying, yet those remaining behind believe themselves to be immortal. What could be more wonderful than this?” This attitude of most of …

    August 22, 2018
  • Rishi and the Yogi~II

    Rishi and the Yogi~II

    The great American philosopher, Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862), met Ralph Waldo Emerson for the first time when Emerson gave his lecture “The American Scholar” to a crowded house at Harvard in 1837. Emerson’s talk moved Thoreau so profoundly that he introduced himself to Emerson and the two became good friends. …

    August 20, 2018
  • Harappa trilogy author Vineet Bajpai on Indus Valley Civilisation, Hinduism and religious strife

    Harappa trilogy author Vineet Bajpai on Indus Valley Civilisation, Hinduism and religious strife

    The first two books of the series, ‘Harappa - Curse of the Blood River’ and ‘Pralay - The Great Deluge’, have been received with all-round critical appreciation.

    August 8, 2018
  • ‘BJP bringing bad name to Hinduism’

    ‘BJP bringing bad name to Hinduism’

    Criticising the recent incident of lynching by self-proclaimed ‘Gau Rakshaks’ (cow vigilantes) in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed BJP for bringing a bad name to Hinduism and urged senior leaders to control their partymen instead of giving statements in the Parliament against lynching and vigilantism. Quoting Union home …

    July 24, 2018
  • Rebirth and Evolution

    Rebirth and Evolution

    The writer is an IAS officer, presently posted as Commissioner of School Education, West Bengal. The views are personal and don't reflect those of the Government.

    July 8, 2018
  • The Personal God

    The Personal God

    Treading on the dolorous path of quotidian existence and the attendant vicissitudes of life, the human being after protracted travails and suffering in one or many births, attains perfection already immanent in him. This is the dominant belief in the philosophy of Hinduism. To attain this perfection is of necessity an unrelenting effort, pre-eminently through …

    May 19, 2018
  • Una’s flogged Dalit family to embrace Buddhism

    Una’s flogged Dalit family to embrace Buddhism

    Following in the footsteps of the Constitution’s author Dr BR Ambedkar, survivors of the infamous bashing of a Dalit family by cow vigilantes in Una would embrace Buddhism to escape caste oppression under Hinduism. Four members of a Dalit family in Una of Gir Somnath district were beaten mercilessly and paraded half-naked through the streets …

    March 19, 2018
  • Understanding Hinduism

    Understanding Hinduism

    It is universally acknowledged that Hinduism is conceptually the most scintillating solitaire in the diadem of the religious philosophies of the world. The concern of Aryadharma is with man as such, and not man cut up into caste, creed, sect or race. Man is potentially divine. Man is the highest point of evolutionary ascent with …

    February 18, 2018