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Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

Aug 31, 2015

Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

The devout Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar, allowed Santhara, or Sallekhana, as the ultimate test of spirituality, will power, whose ultimate goal is purifying body and mind and facing death voluntarily. #India #Religion #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #High Court #Rajasthan High Court #Indian laws #Jains #LongView #Jainism #Wes-inspired Indian laws #Indian religions
Rajiv Malhotra's Indra's Net: Seven big ideas and Hinduism's integral unity

Aug 07, 2015

Rajiv Malhotra's Indra's Net: Seven big ideas and Hinduism's integral unity

Rajiv Malhotra's book Indra's Net has be criticised by some for failing to provide adequate attribution for some ideas. But more important than these allegations are the core ideas he presents in the book. The author says there are 7 big ideas #Hinduism #Swami Vivekananda #Being Different #Rajiv Malhotra #LongView #Indra's Net
When will India replace cricket with baseball? The best comments from a mistaken Indian story on baseball Reddit page

Jul 24, 2015

When will India replace cricket with baseball? The best comments from a mistaken Indian story on baseball Reddit page

Here are the funniest comments about an Indian news story about Hindusim that was accidentally posted on a baseball Reddit page in USA. #BuzzPatrol #India #Hinduism #Baseball #Reddit #Ashok Singhal #Shareworthy #Washington Nationals
Wendy's revenge: Plagiarism charge against Rajiv Malhotra is a red herring

Jul 18, 2015

Wendy's revenge: Plagiarism charge against Rajiv Malhotra is a red herring

Accusations of plagiarism against Indian American author Rajiv Malhotra are a smoke-screen for a generalised attack on Hindu intellectuals. #Hinduism #Plagiarism #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Indra's Net #Western Academics
It's Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga Day

Jun 11, 2015

It's Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga Day

The government has gotten itself into a curious yoga posture. Its an asana known as the Catch-22 asana where they are damned if they do and damned if they dont. #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #Yoga #International Yoga Day #suryanamashkar
Honest effort or photo op? Critics, experts have mixed views on International Yoga Day

Jun 08, 2015

Honest effort or photo op? Critics, experts have mixed views on International Yoga Day

India is all set for a mega event on 21 June, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead around 40,000 people at Delhi's Rajpath performing asanas to mark the first International Yoga Day. While yoga experts have welcomed the governments decision to observe the day with grandiose, critics have called it Modi's PR strategy. #India #Hinduism #TheySaidIt #Yoga #Sri Sri Ravi Shankar #Sanjay Nirupam #International Yoga Day
Modi's International Yoga Day plan: Great idea but keep Hinduism out of it

Jun 05, 2015

Modi's International Yoga Day plan: Great idea but keep Hinduism out of it

Yoga in schools is a great, though not novel, idea. It is a healthy prescription for children used to sedentary lives, stress of competition and pollution in the environment. Just as students are expected to study pre-decided subjects, at pre-decided hours, there is no harm in making yogic postures and breathing exercises part of the curriculum, at least for those who are medically fit for them. #Religion #Narendra Modi #Hinduism #CriticalPoint #Yoga #secular #National Yoga Day
Dalit groom forced to wear helmet as upper caste Hindus hurl stones

May 12, 2015

Dalit groom forced to wear helmet as upper caste Hindus hurl stones

The fallout of caste discrimination across India are usually extremely sad and distrubing, but in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam casteism took a bizarre turn, when a Dalit groom rode on a horse to his wedding wearing a helmet. #ThatsJustWrong #Hinduism #Dalit #Madhya Pradesh #Ratlam #helmet #Groom
Beef ban: After Maharashtra, Jharkhand to enforce prevention of cow slaughter

May 05, 2015

Beef ban: After Maharashtra, Jharkhand to enforce prevention of cow slaughter

Jharkhand will strictly enforce the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 2005, to stop cow slaughter and sale of beef in the state. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Hinduism #Maharashtra #Jharkhand #communalism #Cow slaughter #Jharkhand CM #Raghubar Das #beef ban