I disagree with Shekhar Gupta. Indian Media is not doing a stellar job!

In his essay, “Why is the Indian media so negative?”, former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam argues that the Indian media is full of negativity. It does...

Why is Bhagavad Gita more relevant than ever

Let’s start with a verse from Bhagavad Gita (chapter 1, verse 30) गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव...

Vedanta – Going beyond the Vedas

“In Hinduism, Vedas are the ultimate source of truth,” asserted my friend and colleague, while arguing with his boss (not a good idea), over my...

A historical perspective on Humour: Chatrapati Shivaji and Arjuna

On April 2, 1779, the great Maratha king Chatrapati Shivaji wrote a letter to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. A few lines, in the beginning, read as follows: This firm and...

Book Review: Amish Tripathi’s Dharma – a lesson for today’s youth.

In the year 2020, on the occasion of India’s honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi birthday, some Twitter activists trended the hashtag #NationalUnemploymentDay....

Orwell’s Animal Farm – a tale of the hidden beast

What was the Author’s allegory? I recently read the George Orwell classic novella ‘Animal Farm’. It was written during World War 2 but denied publishing by...

Decoding Dharma – Beyond Good and Bad

The Ottoman dream First things first. This article is inspired by this video. There is a classic stereotype: Democracy is good, while dictatorship isn’t! However,...

Remembering martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai attack

Every sacrifice made while fighting the ghastly 26/11 Mumbai attack is worth a salute. However, two of them stuck with me. While the first one is well known, the second...

When Krishna saved Arjuna; war with Bhagadatta

11th day of Kurukshetra war On 10th day of the Kurukshetra war, Bheeshma, the commander of Kauravas fell. He was succeeded by Dronacharya. However, the Kaurava army was...

Ladakh – Present from the Past

Ladakh is rife with conflicts since a few months, even more so in recent days. Quite a diversion from its culture, which is a pinnacle of peace and tranquility. Peace...