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Mastering Chaos – Thoughts on Civil Disobedience Escalation
Archives, Commentaries

Mastering Chaos – Thoughts on Civil Disobedience Escalation

Surendra Chandra- March 23, 2020

Questioning the sources of income for important members of the protest works very well. Read More

From a falsehood, anything
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

From a falsehood, anything

Surendra Chandra- May 29, 2019

That the Hindutva project of the Sangh Parivar is catalyzing a nation’s rising above such differences would be a cause for celebration in any rational ... Read More

The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010 – A Primer
Archives, Commentaries

The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010 – A Primer

Surendra Chandra- October 9, 2018

In this essay, we lay out the background behind the FCRA regulations, explain some of the data that is collected. Then we go on to ... Read More

After millennia a Tradition is Reborn
Archives, Indology

After millennia a Tradition is Reborn

Surendra Chandra- June 12, 2018

Such is Banswada, a small town in Rajasthan. It was here that a whole recension of the Rig Veda has been discovered, thought to have ... Read More

Shastras and the tale of Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval
Archives, Indology

Shastras and the tale of Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval

Surendra Chandra- January 10, 2017

The story of Sridhara Ayyaval indicates that both rituals and act of charity have their own place and importance in Dharmic worldview. Read More

A Very American Tradition
Archives, Commentaries

A Very American Tradition

Surendra Chandra- November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Day mainly features gift-giving and a large Thanksgiving dinner, the center-piece of which is the consumption of the turkey carcass. Read More