Gathering NectarIssues in Hinduism: Diversity
There are a lot of things people could criticize any religion for. They range from silly to quite serious. One thing I can’t understand as a criticism of Hinduism: that it encompasses a variety of practices. Too much diversity? How is this a problem? Diversity is usually a sign of health. Diverse genes are healthier [Read More...]
Hindu 2.0Why International Yoga Day is So Important
It was a landslide victory for India at the UN General Assembly when the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day (or World Yoga Day). This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate yoga at the international level, in his maiden speech at the UNGA in September [Read More...]
The White HinduIndia’s Daughter, My Reaction
It took me some time to think about how I feel about this film India’s Daughter so I’m late to the discussion. Having thought it through, here is my reaction… Number one, it frustrates me a lot that programs like this make it sound like India is this horrible “other” place where terrible things happen to women [Read More...]
DrishtikoneE-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program
E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within the government system. In India, [Read More...]
Seeking ShantiHinduism and Caste: Explaining Caste-Privilege and Ending Caste-Based Discrimination
My fellow Hindu American Foundation member, Raman Khanna, recently posted on the subject of caste at Aerogram, refuting yet another piece that was written that equates Hinduism and caste. During my early years as a leader at the Hindu American Foundation, when I joined the Executive Council, the Foundation published a report entitled Hinduism: Not Cast in [Read More...]
God in the Age of KaliTyagaraja: The Poet Saint
Tyagaraja's music is indeed divine, and he not only wrote lovingly about his chosen deity, Sri Rama, but wrote more than a dozen songs on the nature and beauty of spiritual music.
Meditation for LifeOut with the Old
The miracle of recapitulation is that it creates a natural current of self-awareness that can bring transformation all by itself.