Category Archives: India Themes

Random Thoughts On Buffalo-slaughter controversy.


As one who was brought up as a strict vegetarian I am instinctively repelled by any kind of meat. Also, because of my sectarian cultural up-bringing I find cruelty to animals abhorrent. Therefore for me, there is really no difference … Continue reading

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ON CNN’S AFFRONT TO THE HINDU WORLD


CNN’s broadcast (Sunday March 5, 2017) on Hinduism by a so-called religious scholar did disservice to the cause of peace and understanding. With obviously no knowledge of Sanskrit or Tamil, he had the gall to report on Hinduism to a … Continue reading

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Homage to Yashodhara


My eyes are full, my garments wet, tears fall, As my husband nectar-like, do I recall. He went leaving our son, I now remember Dows this world together such as I? From a folk poem on Yashodhara (translated by Ranjini … Continue reading

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On India’s Mission to Mars


     We live in a world of political tensions, economic crises, environmental degradation, and religious hate. In the midst of all this there are also billions of people who go about their routine chores and millions too who are also … Continue reading

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On the Election Results in India


It should a matter of great rejoicing for people whose hearts are with India – whether they are currently Indian citizens or once were – that elections with the largest population were held there in an orderly manner, leading to … Continue reading

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Michele Marie Desmarais, Changing Minds: Mind, consciousness, and identity in Patañjali’s Yoga-Sûtra and cognitive neuroscience, New Delhi: Motilal Benarsidass Publishers, 2008.


The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali is a classic work in humanity’s heritage.  It is the time-honored treatise that expounds the conceptual and spiritual basis of yoga which is one of the major contributions of India to world knowledge and culture. Over … Continue reading

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Sarasvati


We use words to talk. We enjoy music. We play with numbers. All these are wonderful, they make us happy, they enrich our lives. How can we say Thanks for these meaningful experiences? In the Hindu framework, there is the … Continue reading

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