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Hindutva is not 'Hindu-ism' but 'Hindu-ness', says RSS

Aug 19, 2014

Hindutva is not 'Hindu-ism' but 'Hindu-ness', says RSS

Under fire for its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, the RSS on Tuesday said Hindutva does not mean 'Hindu-ism' but 'Hindu-ness'. #Politics #Religion #BJP #NewsTracker #Hinduism #TheySaidIt #Hindutva #Ganga #RSS
Preparing a blueprint to 'Indianise' education Dinanath Batra

Aug 01, 2014

Preparing a blueprint to 'Indianise' education Dinanath Batra

Dinanath Batra, an admirer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a new mission: preparing a blueprint for Indianising the country's education system and liberating it from the clutches of western education. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Hinduism #RSS #Dinanath Batra
Caste no bar: Women, non-Brahmins will be priests in Pandharpur temple

May 29, 2014

Caste no bar: Women, non-Brahmins will be priests in Pandharpur temple

The decision to appoint non-Brahmins and women as priests was taken by the Vitthal Rukhmini Mandir Samiti earlier this month, following a Supreme Court judgment in January to a four-decade-long litigation. #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #Caste #Dalits #Warkari sect #Kashi #Vitthal Rukhmini templel Pandharpur
A parochial modernity: Why euro secularism is not for India

May 27, 2014

A parochial modernity: Why euro secularism is not for India

Secularism is a European construct unrelated to the Asian and Indic experience. The real question is if a non-secular modernity can give us meaning and a humane existence without losing freedom or truth. #InMyOpinion #Hinduism #Modernity #Secularism #European Universalism #Asian Relligions #Dharmic Religions
Country needs 'Bharat' model of development: VHP Chief Togadia

May 13, 2014

Country needs 'Bharat' model of development: VHP Chief Togadia

VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday said the country needs "Bharat model" of development. #Politics #NewsTracker #Hinduism #VHP #Pravin Togadia #Bharat Model

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Why Wendy Doniger's book shouldn't be banned

Feb 11, 2014

Why Wendy Doniger's book shouldn't be banned

The problem is primarily that we do not write books about our history. We read books written by people of other countries to understand ourselves. Those works become subject of discussion. #Hinduism #LetterstoFP #Wendy Doniger #Wendy Doniger: The Hindus
Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Feb 11, 2014

Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

We are being pushed towards intolerance by constant media badgering of the right wing. They dont highlight anything good done by the so called right wing groups. They propagate a history which has been proven to be absurd and trash. #Hinduism #LetterstoFP #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus

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Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Aug 10, 2014

A Different Idea Of The Divine

Jonardon Ganeri discusses (NYT) how, in Hinduism, “a personal God does not figure prominently as the source of the idea of the divine, and instead non-theistic concepts of the divine prevail”: One such concept sees the text of the Veda as itself divi...