In a frivolous PIL filed in the Supreme Court by some demented idiot, the petitioner argues that the morning prayer of Kendriya Vidyalaya is in violation of the constitution and "impedes nurturing of reasoning and scientific temper among impressionable young minds". No, that's not a joke. The joke is, that instead of trouncing the petitioner … Continue reading Justice may be delayed or denied but must diss everything that is even remotely Hindu.
An amicable, out-of-court settlement over the Ram Temple issue was a better course of action, said a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul claiming it is a sensitive and sentimental issue and it's best that it is settled amicably. This was in response to BJP leader Subramanian … Continue reading Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is inevitable! How? … time will tell.
Maa Saraswati (सरस्वती) is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to create, maintain and regenerate-recycle the Universe respectively. The earliest known mention of Saraswati is in … Continue reading माँ सरस्वती – विद्या, संगीत, कला की अधिष्ठात्री देवी !!
When you sit and think about what all is wrong with India and our mindset, the question has a potential to leave you mad, without offering any solution.One of them is the one in which I am indulging right now, i.e., posing too many questions. But this time, it's more confessional in nature than a … Continue reading India fails its heroes, every time.
If I say that the majority of us Indian children since the late 1960s have learned the majority of our religion, mythology and history from the comic book called the Amar Chitra Katha (Immortal Illustrated Stories), it won't be an overstatement. The creator of these hugely popular comics, a master storyteller, Uncle Pai, was an … Continue reading Uncle Pai – The Master Storyteller
A lot of ink has flowed over the question how to define Hinduism. There is no other religion for which the question of definition is so difficult. A Roman Catholic could be defined as a person who is baptized by a priest ordained within an apostolic succession going back to Jesus, and who accepts the … Continue reading Who is a Hindu? What is Hinduism?
फगुआ मतलब फागुन, होली। बिहारका फगुआ जम कर मौज मस्ती करने का पर्व है। जब मैं बिहारी होली की बात करता हूँ तो उसका मतलब बिहार की चौहद्दी से नहीं है । बनारस से उत्तर की तरफ गोरखपुर होते हुये अगर नेपाल की सीमा तक जायें और वहाँ से पूरब मुड़कर सीतामढ़ी, और फिर दक्षिण की … Continue reading बिहारी होली .. फगुआ !!
There is an outrage going on against a documentary made by Leslee Udwin of BBC called 'India's Daughter'. The documentary will be broadcast on Storyville on BBC Four on Sunday 8 March at 22:00 GMT. It was also scheduled to be shown in India on NDTV at 21:00 local time. Government of India has issued … Continue reading Glorifying rapists: A repugnant idea !
Makar Sankranti is famous for its sesame sweets and kite flying. But there is much more to this festival that is a celebration of the Winter Solstice. Sankranti literally means movement. Let's look at the significance of this festival of movement, and know how it is based on a profound understanding of cosmic and human … Continue reading Makar Sankranti : Rituals, celebration and significance.
Diwali is near. While I was waiting for the ‘Green-Diwali‘campaign from the usual suspects and the #SayNoToCrackers brigade to teach us how to celebrate our age-old festivals, in yet another colossal judicial overreach, Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi till Diwali this year. The Supreme Court says that ban on firecrackers in Delhi … Continue reading The hypocrisy of “Happy Diwali BUT No Fireworks” !