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Jay Jina

Jay Jina

Jay Jina is a UK-based third generation NRI. After a business career, most recently as a European IT Director with a multinational, Jay is now an independent consultant and a part time university academic in Technology Management, Business and Mathematics. Jay's interests span history, current affairs, the Indian Diaspora and the history and politics of Science.

Oh, the intolerance! Where’s the evacuation flotilla?
Archives, Blog

Oh, the intolerance! Where’s the evacuation flotilla?

Jay Jina- June 4, 2019

Oh, the intolerance! Bharat Mata ki Jai? - My oh my, have you ever heard such rabid Communal Hindu Nationalism? SO hateful and hurtful it ... Read More

Privilege and the Pagan: The road to Tirumala
Archives, Commentaries

Privilege and the Pagan: The road to Tirumala

Jay Jina- June 16, 2018

In India, behold the privilege that a minority secular theocracy exercises. Imposed on citizens, as only a doctrine founded on a confessional theology can be, ... Read More

(South) Asians?  Who?  Us? –  Astitva and Asmita
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

(South) Asians? Who? Us? – Astitva and Asmita

Jay Jina- June 1, 2016

To the South Asianist school, the mere thought that Indians (and therefore Hindus) self define themselves is a display of “chauvinism”, “revanchist”, “saffronisation” and worse, ... Read More

Lords Of The Lies
Archives, Rights (Discrimination & Appeasement)

Lords Of The Lies

Jay Jina- April 7, 2016

It is indeed true that the House of Lords views Religious Freedom and Human Rights as important ideals to promote – EXCEPT in the case ... Read More

Hinduism is the Last Hope for World Peace
Archives, Indology

Hinduism is the Last Hope for World Peace

Jay Jina- January 5, 2016

Let’s instead pretend that the various social problems of the planet faces can be cured by a mode of multiculturalism that trumps hard fought liberties ... Read More

The Spirit of Shambo (2007) Lives on: The Bull about Beef and a Metaphor for Dharmic Ethics
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

The Spirit of Shambo (2007) Lives on: The Bull about Beef and a Metaphor for Dharmic Ethics

Jay Jina- October 13, 2015

(Some events within this piece are a flashback – they occurred in July 2007.  They are a TRUE dialogue based exclusively on an e-mail conversation ... Read More

The BBC and its chums stress out over Yoga
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

The BBC and its chums stress out over Yoga

Jay Jina- June 30, 2015

Sandwiched between these two items which were each over five minutes long, was the item about International Yoga Day. Read More