Book Announcement


(New York, NY)  Metanexus Institute announced today the publication of Indic Visions in an Age of Science as part of its continuing series of publications.  Indic Visions is the tenth book by the scientist and humanist Varadaraja V. Raman.  The book provides a detailed introduction to India’s religions with thoroughly contemporary interpretations thereof consistent with […]

Ten Years After


     It came like a brutal bolt from the blue and changed the heartbeat of history. It was like a stray asteroid striking the two towers that stood like symbols of a nation, within sight of the Statue of Liberty. The structures were brimming with business like the nation’s market-places, facilitating finance, providing jobs for […]

Religion’s Nature: Depends on Your Emphasis


In January 2010 Sam Harris and Karen Armstrong had a debate on Religion. Here are my comments on it: As often happens when two intelligent people debate both are right from their respective understandings/convictions/definitions of the issue they are debating, each impervious to the other’s perspective. To Sam Harris the word religion evokes witchcraft, cannibalism, […]