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Trotting Out the Caste Horse and Flaying It
Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Trotting Out the Caste Horse and Flaying It

Dr. Ramesh Rao- October 30, 2020

In a recent article (July 1, 2020) in The New York Times, Isabel Wilkerson asserts that three “caste systems” have prevailed/persisted in human history: “The lingering, millenniums-long ... Read More

India’s Icon: Let’s Take the Swastika Global Again
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India’s Icon: Let’s Take the Swastika Global Again

Rakesh Krishnan Simha- September 1, 2020

Considering the havoc that the misuse of an auspicious symbol has caused, India must educate the world about using the Swastika in the right way ... Read More

How Many Erdogan Inspired Aamir Khans in India?
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How Many Erdogan Inspired Aamir Khans in India?

Ram Ohri- August 24, 2020

Time has come for the Indian government to launch a multi-pronged attack on the tribe of fast multiplying Aamir Khans, both within and without Bollywood. ... Read More

On The Nair Community Of Kerala And Their Sambandham System
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On The Nair Community Of Kerala And Their Sambandham System

Akshay Shankar- August 21, 2020

The paternity of children had an important role in Sambandham unions, and if the paternity was not determined, it resulted in the ex-communication of the ... Read More

Modi, Ayodhya and Shyam Saran
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Modi, Ayodhya and Shyam Saran

Milind Sathye- August 19, 2020

As a Nehru Dynasty loyalist, Shyam Saran's opposition to the Ram Temple is understandable. But in so doing, he not only toes the Pakistan government ... Read More

The Academic Delegitimization of Hinduism: Some Influential Narratives
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The Academic Delegitimization of Hinduism: Some Influential Narratives

Saumya Dey- August 12, 2020

It could be that ‘Hindu’ is an exonym (a name of foreign provenance) and was adopted relatively late by my forebears. But all that this ... Read More

Un-Curious Case of a Symbol
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Un-Curious Case of a Symbol

Agrah Upadhyay- August 7, 2020

The theory of Aryan invasion and a common homeland of Aryans is long discredited; however, the association lingers on. It is time not to move ... Read More