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Prashant Parikh

Pornography Vs.Temple Art- A Farcical Comparison

Pornography Vs.Temple Art- A Farcical Comparison

Hariḥ Om. I have noticed a growing trend in many, of finding sanction for their desires by forcibly (and quite superficially) imposing it upon old, imagined norms. The discussion on Khajuraho temples were raked up last year following the misdirected and misinformed ‘Kiss of Love’ campaign, and now once again with the current topic of [...]

August 11, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

‘Favoring Sanskrit’- What the Detractors Don’t Quite Get

Hariḥ Om. There has been some uproar about the Government’s decision to have Sanskrit taught in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in place of German. The common argument is that in this more connected world we should accommodate foreign languages. But we already have- it’s called ‘English’, the official language of India. However, the matter at hand [...]

November 23, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

“Yoga” or “Not Yoga”- the Greatest Heist of the 20th Century

“Yoga” or “Not Yoga”- the Greatest Heist of the 20th Century

Hariḥ Om. I was recently involved in a controversial group discussion over e-mail on the topic of Yoga. The contention was whether Yoga- that is widely practiced today in the Americas is really Yoga, or is it “Voga”- a term coined by a close friend to describe the practices abroad that no longer carry the essence [...]

August 16, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, The Yoga Snatchers 0

Musings on Hindutva

Musings on Hindutva

In the past decade, Hindutva and Hindutvadis have come under a lot of fire. This write-up is an attempt to clear some of the fog on why it happens, and some remedial measures against it. To begin with, in an Indian Supreme Court judgment delivered in 1995, it was ruled that “Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood [...]

March 6, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 2

Secular India : A country where ‘Secularism’ does not exist

Secular India  : A country where ‘Secularism’ does not exist

The Western faiths have always catered to a difference in Science, Government and Religion; especially the latter two, wherein each tries to supercede the other. This struggle of power led to the rise of a concept called ‘Secularism’. Classically speaking, secularism, in plain words, was a separation of Church and State, where both entities aimed [...]

October 10, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0