Category: History

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...

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...

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...

Freedom: thoughts on Independence day

Let us go back to certain fundamentals on this Independence day. Micro to Macro The theory of fractals vouches for ‘self-similarity’ i.e. from microcosm to...

Remembering Hiroshima Day after 75 years

What did Individuals go through? The two nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were monumental in annals of mankind. Those events changed the world forever....

A Guiding Soul: Remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

A Guiding Soul called Dr APJ Abdul Kalam “Who would read his idealistic views these days?” said the bookseller, dismissing the book ‘Guiding Souls’ from...

The benevolence of Warkaris

I live in the hearts of my devotees~ Srimad-Bhagavatam (9.4.57) I have grown up in a warkari style spiritual atmosphere. Hence, I have always admired their simplicity...

Nepotism is a problem, but entitlement is a bigger one.

The death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput sparked a row on Nepotism. However, let’s go to the root of Nepotism and analyze it objectively, especially in the...

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