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De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

De-colonization As De-contextualization: Why The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Argument Is Not About Yoga

To my chagrin and dismay, self-appointed defenders of oppressed cultures who cast contemporary western yoga as the second coming of the East India Company have attached themselves to the fabric of yoga discourse with the stubborn persistence of a burr on a sock. Consequently, perfectly serviceable yoga programs are now at risk of being run [...]

December 26, 2015 Guest Author Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 0

The West’s Grooming of Radical Islam Part 5 – The Trump Card

The West’s Grooming of Radical Islam Part 5 – The Trump Card

 The furore created by US presidential candidate, the populist and conservative Republican Donald Trump, who stated that Muslim immigration to America should be stopped, needs to be seen in a wider context. It has come hot on the heels of a refugee crisis as millions try and flee war torn Syria, caught between an embattled [...]

December 14, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, World Focus 0

Russia Today News: The Alternative Channel of Hinduphobia?

Russia Today News: The Alternative Channel of Hinduphobia?

 The anti-Hindu bias in western media outlets such as the BBC, CNN and Sky have been well-known. The situation was hardly likely to change for the better with Fox News and Al-Jazeera. Indeed it can be hard to differentiate between them. The BBC is regarded as establishment fodder, and with its ideological moorings to the [...]

October 12, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, Hindu Phobics 0

The Free Market Vs The Free Mind of Dharma

The Free Market Vs The Free Mind of Dharma

The Hindu tradition emphasises Dharma and Rta; to live in harmony with cosmic order by being aware of one’s karma. It is ideas like this which the western mind cannot grasp, denouncing it as nebulous and illusory. One of the common criticisms is that Indian spiritual traditions denounce this world as Maya or illusion. But [...]

September 8, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 0

Rationality, not nationality, is the need of the hour

Rationality, not nationality, is the need of the hour

“If the secularists didn’t control the bottleneck of information on India, the West would be far less anti-Narendra Modi. Without a constant stream of anti-Modi propaganda, … you will see the West turn business-like towards Narendra Modi soon enough. Like the East India Company of the early years, the West only sees India in business [...]

June 20, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, World Focus 0

Notorious Wendy Doniger hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Notorious Wendy Doniger hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

“On Hinduism is a treat. For those who already know and admire Wendy Doniger’s work, this is a handy (if hefty) compendium of many of her essays…. For those who are reading her for the first time, the book is a marvellous introduction to the multiple ways that Hinduism can be approached and understood through [...]

December 1, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 4

Assault on Hinduism reaches the European Parliament

Assault on Hinduism reaches the European Parliament

In the classic children’s story Goldilocks went into someone else’s house to eat and sleep uninvited. To her horror she was confronted by the owners, which happened to be three bears. Discovered she fled.  At no point were negotiations on the agenda. It was after all pretty indefensible. This is a bit like the manner [...]

October 20, 2013 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 0