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April 26, 2017
Pursuing Pluralism to Promote Science-Based Policy
On Saturday, after celebrating Earth Day at my local Hindu mandir in Troy, I stopped in...
April 19, 2017
Religion and Science: Complementary Not Conflicting
During my childhood, my father referenced Albert Einstein often, with quotes like “Science without religion...
April 04, 2017
Peace and Justice: Seeking Shanti, Promoting Dharma
I sat in a Detroit church pew on Sunday, livestreaming the reading of a speech...
March 28, 2017
Happy Ugadi – A Hindu New Year for a Telugu from Troy
While Diwali marks the beginning of the new year for some Hindus, here in my...
February 28, 2017
Hindus in Hijabs or Showing Solidarity in Saris?
I recently watched a video of Hindu- and South Asian American activists showing their support...
February 15, 2017
Purushartha: Pursuing the Four Goals of a Human Life
My focus on doing the right thing(s) means that these days, my Facebook notifications and my newsfeed...
November 07, 2016
Vote Your Conscience, Vote with Pluralism
It's almost Election Day. I am reminded that I and many other Hindu Americans have...
November 01, 2016
An Enlightened Diwali: Saving the Sacred at Standing Rock
This Diwali weekend, I thought I would take the time to do something that is...
September 10, 2016
A Summer of Advocacy: an HAF Intern’s Story
September marks both the start of the school year, and the end of the summer....
July 01, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 3
As explained in the prior two posts, three of us from WISDOM - a Catholic, a...
June 28, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 2
The presentation by the WISDOM panel at the NACCC Annual Conference continues, where former WISDOM Board...
June 26, 2016
The Who, What and Why of WISDOM – Part 1
As an Advisory Board member of the Michigan-based interfaith organization, WISDOM, I had the opportunity...
June 06, 2016
Faith in Politics: Pluralism, Not Polarization
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Faith and the...
June 30, 2015
The Future of Hinduism in America: Publicly Engaging Pluralism for Peace
When I last wrote about the Future of Hinduism, I had become a voice for the...
May 13, 2015
Another Rite of Passage: Celebrating a Decade of Interfaith Activism
A week ago the Troy-area Interfaith Group celebrated its 11th annual National Day of Prayer...
April 13, 2015
The Good of Hinduism: A Solid Foundation of Pluralism
Editors' Note: This post is part of a Patheos symposium —What Good Is Religion? Read...
August 05, 2014
Hindu Activism in America: Moving beyond bias, with India’s election of the BJP and PM Modi
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on...
May 05, 2014
Five Years of Patheos and the Best of my Blog: A Hindu Path to Peace and Pluralism
As Patheos celebrates its 5th anniversary, I went down memory lane to pick a few...
April 21, 2014
Freedom Of Faith Act – Something for All Faiths
We have a common understanding that every American should be able to freely practice his...
February 02, 2014
Accepting an Inclusive Identity: On Being an Indian-American Hindu
I am a product of two republics: born in India, raised in America, I typically...
November 26, 2013
Faith in the Public Square: Inclusive or Exclusive?
In recent weeks, several high-profile religious leaders—including Pope Francis, Billy Graham, and Russell Moore—have expressed...
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