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November 01, 2017
Hindus in America: Acting on Our Values, Alleviating Hunger
At the recent Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit’s annual gala, Kresge Foundation President Rip...
September 30, 2017
Finding the Goddess Within: Protect Us From Fear
Every year, during the festival of Navaratri, my local temple celebrates the Divine Feminine through...
April 19, 2017
Religion and Science: Complementary Not Conflicting
During my childhood, my father referenced Albert Einstein often, with quotes like “Science without religion...
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 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...
February 10, 2017
A Hindu’s Practice: Education, Meditation and Self-Realization
The recent vote by the Senate to confirm Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education bothered...
February 05, 2017
Wisdom from More Than One Guru
Hinduism may not have been started by a single prophet like Christianity or Islam, and...
January 29, 2017
The Story of God: The Proof is in Pluralism
The Story of God: Proof of God In the third and final episode of Season...
January 22, 2017
The Story of God: Seeking Heaven on Earth
In Season 2, episode 2 of National Geographic’s The Story of God, Morgan Freeman seeks...
January 15, 2017
The Story of God: The Chosen One(s), Parallels across Traditions
In the first episode of Season 2 of National Geographic’s The Story of God, Morgan...
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 05, 2016
Ganesha Chaturdhi and the Start of the Academic Year
Usually the Hindu holiday of Ganesha Chaturdhi falls in late August or early Sept. -...
August 31, 2016
Absent Mother God of the West: A Review
My first encounter with the writings of Dr. Neela Bhattacharya Saxena was her blog Stand...
July 31, 2016
Being a Hindu, Being an Ambassador for Hinduism
We live amid challenging times, where ignorance about your neighbor can lead to not just...
July 11, 2016
A Foundation for Constructive Interfaith Dialogue: Equity in Education
Fifteen years ago, I was a community activist who came into the space of actively...
May 04, 2016
Miracles in the Eastern Traditions: Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu Connections in the Story of God
In the last episode of National Geographic’s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Freeman...
April 27, 2016
The Story of God & Evil: Dichotomy or Complexity?
My father, an English professor, always told me that the opposite of love was apathy...
April 23, 2016
Shining a Light on Autism
As a Board member of a national Hindu advocacy organization, I have the opportunity to work...
April 19, 2016
The Hindu Story of Creation: Which One?
Host Morgan Freeman searches for the stories of creation as part of his understanding of...
April 13, 2016
Who is God? Pluralism is the Answer
In the upcoming episode of The Story of God, Morgan Freeman attempts to discover who...
April 06, 2016
Apocalypse, Rebirth or Self Realization: What is the Story of God?
Hindus commonly refer to Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma, or the Eternal Truth, and believe in...
January 17, 2016
Baby Shower And/Or Seemantham: Bundle of Hope and Joy
It is indeed special to celebrate the start of a new year, and the new...
December 29, 2015
The Reality of Santa Claus: Imagine Joy this Holiday Season
Christmas is a time when those of us who are not Christian also get to participate...
December 09, 2015
Daanam (and Seva) in December and Around the Year
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Charitable Giving. Read...
October 22, 2015
Vijaya Dasami – Embracing the Divinity Within
The nine days/nights of Navaratri are over: the celebration of the Goddess in her tamas, rajas and sattva forms ends...
July 20, 2015
Ethics of Vegetarianism: Evangelizing for the Environment
A recent NPR piece that someone shared with me reminded me why I no longer...
June 21, 2015
On International Day of Yoga, a Trip Down Memory Lane: The HAF Take Back Yoga Project
Namaste. International Yoga Day is today, and to celebrate, Suhag & Aseem Shukla, and Sheetal Shah, of the Hindu American...
May 06, 2015
Rites of Passage: A Hindu American Experience
Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Rites of Passage....
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...
March 30, 2015
Freedom to Choose: Conversion to Hinduism
At a recent HAF Awareness Event, a group of people came to learn about the...
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