Ram in Karbala through Morari Bapu

First Sri Sri Ravi Shankar went to Pakistan with his Sudarshan Kriya and the Art of Living, and now Morari Bapu will enter Iraq's Karbala and shares the Ram Katha (story of Ram) with the people there.Karbala is the third holiest city - after Mecca and Medina for the Shia Muslims. The necessary clearance has yet to come though.  Morari Bapu has shared the Ram Katha in many places and wants to continue to do so with a wish to raise the human consciousness and bring peace. The Ram kathakar has … [Read more...]

Happiness:Our right and our obligation

S.V.DivvaakarWhen we say that God made us all equal, what does it really mean?Does it mean that He meant for all of us to have the same things in the same measure? Perhaps, He meant for all of us to be able to attain Happiness despite all our surroundings and circumstances.What then is this Happiness?  I tried out a number of descriptions, even queried a few people I know can talk sense, particularly after a couple of swigs, and here is what I find most answers converging … [Read more...]

Western Hindu: What does Hinduism mean to me

Sometime back, I had a series of discussions with people who weren't born Hindus but now have embraced Hinduism. I wanted to ask them about their experience and reasons for taking such a journey. Here is a discussion with Tāṇḍava Nadesan, who runs a blog Western Hindu, which I am sure you will profit from. 1. How did you know for the first time that you were a "Hindu"?  What did it mean? This is a very difficult question to answer, because rather than "becoming a Hindu" for me it was more of a pr … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Sathya Sai Baba: Nagendra Rao

(The Article has been written by Nagendra Rao, MBA from Wharton and a Corporate Finance and Planning executive. He is also an expert in Indian Spirituality Practices of every type).I have been getting a raft of e-mail in the last few days about the whole Sathya Sai Baba sexual peccadillo allegations. I have not read the latest storm in a teacup, c.f. the Atanu Dey blog on the subject, nor am I going to do so any time soon.These allegations against Sri Sathya Sai Baba are nothing new. They … [Read more...]

Joining Anna Hazare’s Rally: a personal account

(Shared by Rohit Malik with our school alumni group)I had the privilege of being there at Jantar Mantar, and to witness a real revolution unfolding in front of me. It was a chapter straight from our History books. The satyagrah movement, revolutionaries lining the streets, chants of Vande Matarm, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Hum Honge Kamyab, Anna tum sangharsh karo, hum tumhare saath hain ...... ! For those 20 valuable minutes, which I managed to take out from my daily worthless routine, I … [Read more...]

Yoga: Indian Export for US Health Care Reform

Modern medical science now recognizes that conventional allopathic medicine cannot treat everything, especially chronic illnesses. It is a well-known fact that most allopathic treatments have undesirable side effects; some are even health and/or life-threatening. For this reason the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has been studying alternative systems of medicine. Research has revealed that traditional, non-allopathic systems and … [Read more...]

Free and fair investigation of "cases" against Swami Aseemananda

Petition letter addressed to Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (The Honorable President of India) - by Utsav ChakrabartyHonorable Madam,Naba Kumar Sarkar is in the news today. Son of Indian freedom fighter Bibhuti Sarkar, he was a M.Sc.student at Burdwan University in 1975 when the dark days of Emergency Rule, imposed by Indira Gandhi’s regime, crushed Indian democracy, curtailed fundamental rights, gagged the media and unleashed mayhem on civil liberties. An idealist youth, Naba Kumar Sarkar r … [Read more...]

The Great Telecom Scam: is it really a scam?

The entire 2G spectrum scam is a sham.Lets look at the numbers first, they are saying that the numbers that the CAG arrived at were notional but true - Can somebody please answer:If DoT gave away 6.2 MHz for 22 circles, i.e.136.4 MHz of spectrum at Rs.1,658.57 crore in 2008 at 2001 prices (at Rs.12 crore per MHz). How do you physically siphon off 176000 crore's which is 176000,0000000 rupees out of a system.The answer is you don't because its an imaginary number based on imaginary … [Read more...]