Naveen first saw Malu on December 8, on the second day of his nearly 700km pilgrimage by foot from the Mookambika temple in Kollur, Udupi to the Sabarimala shrine in Pathanamthitta. Naveen had no way of knowing then that he had found a friend of a lifetime, who would stay by his side through thick [...]
' A beautiful and visionary book of rare Vedic secrets transmitted in an engaging story. Communicates the deeper knowledge in a fascinating narrative. Inspiring reading for all. We are happy to see such creativity coming forth.' Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) [...]
Imagine you're working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do?
Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension.
But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiously talk to the kids [...]
How can one define “Hinduism” one may ask. Is it a religion? A philosophy? A collection of myths? A way of life?
Lets look at the term Hinduism first: the fact is that the name “Hindu” was given to the inhabitants of the Indus Valley by foreign invaders. From there the term Hinduism [...]
The women participating in the online campaign, #ReadyToWait, argue that each temple has a unique custom, and that cannot be standardised just because the so called liberals who proclaim to be atheists don’t understand it. In the backdrop of the celebrations that has accompanied the Bombay High Court’s verdict allowing women to enter the Haji [...]
And other converted brides with new names. Madhuparna Das travels to 4 Bengal districts and finds out how Hindu groups sheltered and ‘purified’ these Muslim women before marriage to Hindus Sister married a muslim, brother ‘paid them back’ Ummekulchum Khatun, 22, now Antara Bachar Ummekulchum married Rajshekhar Bachar, an RSS worker from Sundarban village in [...]
NEW DELHI: In what could turn out to be the rekindling of half-century-old embers, a Delhi-based cow protection group is planning a massive memorial day for those killed in police firing in a 1966 agitation in Delhi. On November 7, 1966, thousands of people led by naked Naga sadhus and other Hindu religious leaders had [...]
Acharya Shyamji Upadhay, a lawyer from Varanasi has been arguing and drafting his legal cases in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. Acharya Shyamji Upadhay, a lawyer from Varanasi has been arguing and drafting his legal cases in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. While many believe that Sanskrit is a dead and defunct language, Upadhyay refuses [...]
This is the video I made to show the process of creating my Sri Hanuman Chalisa Book. It goes step by step from the inspiration to the carving of the blocks to the printing, painting and digital design. It is accompanied by a Hanuman Chalisa being sung by David Estes (Ananda Rasa kirtan) and me. [...]
So, it turns out that Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder loves Ramayana. Specifically, the 1992 animated Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Ram. In fact, he loves it so deeply, he has been ‘borrowing’ from it as far back as his break out movie 300. Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you. But look what [...]