Sunday 04th December 2016,
Hindu Human Rights Online News Magazine

Maria Wirth

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ? Part 2

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ? Part 2

While in India progress and modernity are defined as disowning one’s ancient roots from its Hindu culture and instead aping the West blindly, this comes across as both artificial and laughable, in the monstrous chimera it creates by that aforementioned process of deracination. Nevertheless, however comical it may make you look, for such deracinated individuals [...]

February 2, 2016 HHR Spirituality/Culture, World Focus 0

A Yogi Revives Yoga in India

A Yogi Revives Yoga in India

For the first time, an International Yoga Day will be celebrated on 21st of June this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested this honour for yoga and his suggestion got overwhelming support from 177 countries. Yoga has indeed become popular all over the world. Many millions practice it – from schoolchildren to senior citizens [...]

May 30, 2015 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0

Have Hindus been systematically written out of the script by the Mainstream Media in India?

Have Hindus been systematically written out of the script by the Mainstream Media in India?

A very interesting debate hosted by Dr Manish Pandit discussing secularism, monotheism, Narendra Modi and general Hinduphobia with Panelists: Maria Wirth, Dr Gautam Sen, Saiswaroopa Iyer and Prakash Shah. [...]

May 2, 2015 HHR HHR Videos 0

Coming home to intuition and reason – from blind belief

Coming home to intuition and reason – from blind belief

The topic of conversion has become centre stage in India – not because millions have been converted from their Hindu faith to Christianity and Islam in recent years, but because some 50 Muslim families came back to Hindu Dharma. ‘How dare Hindus do what only Christians and Muslims are entitled to?’ seems to be the [...]

December 30, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Please Hindus, don’t say: “All Religions are the Same”

Please Hindus, don’t say: “All Religions are the Same”

Observations by someone who grew up in the stifling atmosphere of dogmatic Christianity and appreciates the freshness and freedom of undogmatic Hinduism– and wonders why a section of Hindus are so apologetic about their religion when it actually is the best bet for a fulfilling life. Hindus used to say, “All religions are equal”. They [...]

November 7, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Decolonising India’s education

Decolonising India’s education

A national newspaper carried an article on July 1st that bemoaned (rightly so) the disparity in education between the haves and the have-nots, between the 20 per cent who study in English medium private schools and the 80 per cent who study in vernacular government schools. The author proposed an outlandish solution to bridge the [...]

July 11, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Are Hindus dangerous?

Are Hindus dangerous?

Whenever news about India make it to the local Nuremberg newspaper, my mother reads them out to me on phone. Usually, those news portray India in a poor light, like ‘people died from cold on the streets of Delhi’ or, especially in the past year ever so often, ‘another gang rape’, conveniently ignoring the gang [...]

April 18, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, World Focus 0

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

“When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu?”  got amazingly good response with thousands of facebook likes. However, some readers felt I made a mistake by not distinguishing between good, tolerant Hinduism, which is a private belief, and bad, intolerant Hindutva, which stands for the ‘communal agenda of an extreme right Hindu party’ that wants to [...]

February 25, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

How I essentially became a Hindu

How I essentially became a Hindu

“Can you imagine – in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba Ramdev, a highly popular yogi, said this to a sea of thousands of Indian schoolchildren with an expression of genuine wonderment on his face. I saw it on TV and it made me smile. He is right. In [...]

November 2, 2013 HHR ReBorn Again Hindus 0

Blind Spot of Modern Science

Blind Spot of Modern Science

Modern science has come to the conclusion that all is one energy. Long ago, India’s wisdom came to the conclusion that all is one awareness/ consciousness, i.e. the one energy of science ‘knows itself’. It is not inert, not dead. So far, science either does not know about the claim of the Indian rishis or [...]

October 17, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0