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An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”
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An Instance of Hinduphobia in Edwin Bryant’s “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”

Jayaraman Mahadevan- May 3, 2022

(Image courtesy: businessinsider.in) It is unfortunate that most Yogasutra classes in universities, colleges, and yoga institutions happen through English in India. Teaching of the Yogasutras ... Read More

Cow Slaughter And The British Raj
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Cow Slaughter And The British Raj

Manu Kohli- April 26, 2022

  (Image source: istockphoto.com ) “Though the Muhammadans’ cow killing is made the pretext for the agitation, it is in fact directed against us, who ... Read More

Reclaiming Yoga
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Reclaiming Yoga

Hiral Dave- April 22, 2022

  (Image: istockphoto.com) In an interview with The Wall Street Journal recently Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he uses non-sleep deep rest, or NSDR, ... Read More

“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar
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“Secular” Distortions of The Syncretic Bengali Calendar

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- April 18, 2022

(Image: istockphoto.com) In recent years, it has become a tradition of sorts for certain online media portals to recycle old articles during major Hindu festivals ... Read More

Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies
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Amy Waxes Incoherent: It is the Poison in the Ivies

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 17, 2022

(Picture credit: kolumbus24.com) Ah, yes! These days we cannot have even a moment’s respite from the world as we are constantly bombarded with the blathering, ... Read More

Holy Shit! – Manufactured
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Holy Shit! – Manufactured

Madhava Madanapalli- April 13, 2022

(Image courtesy: HuffPost India) The American Society of Microbiology on March 31 published a research paper titled “Are Unique Regional Factors the Missing Link in ... Read More

Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction
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Dalit Narratives in the US: Fact and Fiction

Dr. Ramesh Rao- April 5, 2022

(Image courtesy: janataweekly.org) Dalits are the new cause célèbre here in the United States of America, which now has become a new center for hatching ... Read More

India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement
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India Facts – 2022 Fellowships — Announcement

India Facts- March 31, 2022

We are pleased to offer ten fellowships this year, with durations of one month or three months. One-month Fellowships Number of fellowships: Five Duration of ... Read More

The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth
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The Kashmir Files: An Inconvenient Truth

Jay Jina- March 23, 2022

(Image courtesy: Reuters) Many in the diaspora who know of Birmingham, England, will be aware of its links to the Kashmir issue. In 1984, Indian ... Read More

Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva
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Decolonization and Resurgence/Revival/Reawakening of Hindutva

Dhvanit Goswami- March 21, 2022

(Image courtesy: Curlytales.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

“The Kashmir Files”  — A Review
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“The Kashmir Files” — A Review

Shrikant Talageri- March 16, 2022

This is a review, and not an advertisement or publicity piece of a truly revolutionary film by a truly great nationalist filmmaker. It is revolutionary ... Read More

An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate
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An AI-Based Approach to Monitor, Expose, and Counter Anti-Hindu Hate

Ramsundar Lakshminarayanan- March 13, 2022

Anti-Hindu sentiment has been on the rise in recent years. It is a sentiment that advances, amplifies, and articulates hatred against Hindus and Hinduism (1). ... Read More

“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers
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“India on the Brink”: An Agenda Driven “Summit” of Fearmongers and Mischief-makers

Hiral Dave- March 11, 2022

It was the same coterie of anti-India communists, leftists, and Muslim and Christian apologists and supremacists, with their same old anti-Hindu diatribes, that gathered at ... Read More

Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice
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Recalibrating and Understanding Hindu Philosophy: God Does Not Play Dice

Virender Kapoor- March 8, 2022

(Image courtesy: genius.com) Editor’s Note: Through the ages, Hindus, or whatever we have called ourselves, have been reformists. Some have compared Hinduism to an “open ... Read More

A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again
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A “Summit” of Crooks, Criminals, Conspirators, and the Cussed: Hinduphobes Gather to Provoke, Once Again

Dr. Ramesh Rao- February 27, 2022

Image Courtesy: dreamstime.com Tanks are rumbling into Kyiv/Kiev, missiles are raining down on the besieged capital, and world leaders are scrambling to figure out what ... Read More

God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment
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God Save the Hindus: Need for a Constitutional Amendment

Shrijeet Phadke- February 24, 2022

(Image courtesy: indusscrolls.com) The hijab controversy in Karnataka has now been referred to the full bench of the Karnataka High Court. Supporters of hijab wearing ... Read More

The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary
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The Saptapadī Rite of the Hindu Wedding: A Modern Commentary

Sahishnu Bhattāchāryya ‘Pārāsharya’- February 24, 2022

Photo/Image courtesy: Subir Adhikary Photography Editor’s Note: This article is in the series of articles on Hindu wedding ceremonies which we have published in response ... Read More

Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia
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Bringing Caste Discrimination to American College Campuses: A Ploy to Fan Hinduphobia

India Facts- February 17, 2022

(Image courtesy: onmanorama.com) “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr There are two kinds of controversies: one which ... Read More

Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover
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Hijab: “Freedom” and “Rights” Under Cover

Mayura Rao- February 12, 2022

(Image courtesy: dnaindia.com) The Hijab row in Karnataka seems to be stirring more political hornets than enlightening us about the religious sanctity or its social ... Read More

Philology versus Misology
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Philology versus Misology

Venkat Nagarajan- February 4, 2022

According to the ancient Greeks, philology is the study of ancient myths and tales to understand one's immortal nature and relationship to the divine. Indologists ... Read More

Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi
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Islamic Sources and the Myth of Kamala Devi & Deval Devi

Yogendra Singh- January 20, 2022

Character assassination of a medieval Hindu queen and a princess in modern historiography based on a preference of Islamic sources… Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of ... Read More

What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong
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What The Haridwar Conference Got Wrong

Aravindan Neelakandan- January 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Swarajya on January 12, 2022. Reprinted with permission. Let us not mince words. The Haridwar Sammelan was ... Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha
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The Rise and Fall of the Hindu Mahasabha

Sukrit Banerjee- January 10, 2022

INTRODUCTION The 20th century, in the history of India as well as that of the world, will always be remembered as a tumultuous century of ... Read More

“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review
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“What Does it Mean to be ‘Indian’?” – A Review

Jay Jina- January 7, 2022

Who do you think you are? Ask this question of the ordinary small town or rural vernacular-schooled Indian and they instinctively point to traditions, rituals, ... Read More

British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)
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British Raj and the Defaming of India since the 1800s (III)

Manu Kohli- January 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is the third in the three-part series of articles summarizing Dharampal’s work on the British origins of demonizing and undermining India and ... Read More

The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism
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The Haridwar Sannyasi Assembly: An Emergent Face of Hinduism

P. Ramanathan- December 31, 2021

When we say “fundamental face” of a religion in this article, we mean that the “Means of Knowledge” is their scripture (Quran, Hadith, Bhagavad Gita, ... Read More

Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah
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Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah

Hiral Dave- May 14, 2022

(Image source: Big Dick Energy Coaching) In February 2022, Big Dick Energy Coaching, a Surrey (British Columbia, Canada) based company was under fire for inappropriately ... Read More