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Why India needs a new independence movement

Why India needs a new independence movement

As the world was embracing Indian thought more and more, we seemed to be abandoning it. Perhaps the greatest challenge for India today is that its independence movement was only half-accomplished. While India is politically independent, intellectually it still is labouring under the shadow of outside influences that keep the country and its people divided. [...]

August 24, 2015 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Homosexuality and Hinduism: Beware of alien Christian morals

Homosexuality and Hinduism: Beware of alien Christian morals

“[Many Hindus] claim that having a liberal and enlightened attitude towards homosexuality means that we are giving in to Western influence and values. It is always intriguing when we hear uninformed people speak of homosexuality as a form of colonialism. Aren’t they aware of the apparent contradictions? Of all the institutions we have inherited from [...]

April 11, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

At a recent discussion group, attended by UK born Hindus in our 30s, some of whom have young children, a recurring theme was the way in which we would like our children to relate to their Indian cultural and religious heritage. We inevitably drew on, recounted and considered our own experiences and exposures to Indian [...]

March 6, 2015 Rajesh Patel Spirituality/Culture 0

Following Ram, the Prince of Ayodhya

Following Ram, the Prince of Ayodhya

“Where you are from? Do people there also know about Ram?” Some boys had discovered me sitting at the back of a shrine at the outskirts of Chamba near Tehri and typically for Indian kids, who are never shy, had asked this question. “No, where I am from people don’t know about Ram”, I replied. [...]

October 23, 2014 HHR Spirituality/Culture 0

Vedic Rishis: The ancestors of all Indians

Vedic Rishis: The ancestors of all Indians

“Is it not time that Indians wake up to the treasure hidden in their scriptures which are much older than what western scholars estimated? Those scholars were influenced by the Christian belief that the world was created only some 6000 years back. The Rishis had always thought big and their estimate of the age of [...]

June 8, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Why Christians and Muslims should vote for Narendra Modi – George Augustine

Why Christians and Muslims should vote for Narendra Modi – George Augustine

India, a secular democracy or a theocracy? In a secular democracy, as is professed by India, the state should not interfere in the personal beliefs of its citizens. The freedom of faith or religion is the right of an individual. So, it follows, in a truly secular state, all its citizens ought to be perceived [...]

March 25, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

First Ever Diwali Celebration in US Congress

First Ever Diwali Celebration in US Congress

WASHINGTON: The first ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the US Congress today amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest .Over two dozen influential lawmakers along with eminent Indian-Americans gathered at the Capitol Hill to lit the traditional ‘diyas’. The event — the first of its kind event at the Capitol Hill — [...]

November 2, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates, Spirituality/Culture 0

OPEN LETTER TO INDIA

OPEN LETTER TO INDIA

To the People of India, Greetings, I address you collectively as a nation, as nation builders, and as individuals capable of rationale and reasoning. As human beings, we are endowed with an enhanced intellectual faculty, which is really the only thing that confers us a distinct position in the animal kingdom. Genetically, we are 99% [...]

September 10, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0