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THE SECULARIST MANIFESTO : An Essential Guide to Understanding P-Secs, Sepoys, and Other Colonized Indian Minds

THE SECULARIST MANIFESTO : An Essential Guide to Understanding P-Secs, Sepoys, and Other Colonized Indian Minds

By Prashant Parikh [...]

May 27, 2016 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, India, World Focus 0

Yoga Cannot be Identified With Any Religion: Rajnath Singh

Yoga Cannot be Identified With Any Religion: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said yoga cannot be identified with any religion and people who think so lack integrity, coordination and balance. The Minister said yoga has a universal appeal and more than 170 countries, including 66 Muslim nations, had backed the resolution on the International Yoga Day in the [...]

April 23, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

Is Hinduism a Religion or a Way of Life ? Its Both and Much More

Is Hinduism a Religion or a Way of Life ? Its Both and Much More

It’s becoming popular to say that Hinduism is not a religion but simply “a way of life”, or not a spiritual tradition but a cultural phenomenon…like the current yoga trend in America. This helps Hinduism keep a sort of cult status which is incorrect. Hinduism is hardly a cult. Many Hindus do not know enough about their own Hindu [...]

July 15, 2015 Sean Bradrick Spirituality/Culture 0

Marriage in the Bible: Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves

Marriage in the Bible: Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves

“The God of the Bible explicitly endorses polygamy and sexual slavery and coerced marriage of young virgins along with monogamy. In fact, he endorses all three to the point of providing detailed regulations. Based on stories of sex and marriage that God rewards and appears to approve one might add incest to the mix of [...]

July 8, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

The historical roots of our ecological crisis

The historical roots of our ecological crisis

Prof White was a historian of medieval Christianity who conjectured that Christian influence in the Middle Ages was the root cause of the ecological crisis in the 20th century. He gave a lecture on December 26, 1966, called “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis” at the Washington meeting of the American Association for the Advancement [...]

June 26, 2015 HHR 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

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ? Part 1

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ?  Part 1

Since time immemorial there have been strong and influential Western women who have been drawn to and been inspired by Hinduism, and who have taken up the mantle of Hindu Dharma, becoming great leaders, swaminis, and gurus as keepers and vanguards of this ancient culture. Today one can witness thousands of Western women turning vegetarian, [...]

March 7, 2015 HHR Spirituality/Culture 1

Go for the Hindu vote!

Go for the Hindu vote!

“The BJP, instead of trying to craft a secular face and hoping to regain the 8 per cent of the minority vote it lost in 2004, needs to consolidate its Hindu equity by 2014. Inclusive secularism is redundant. Obama won by polarising America. Narendra Modi is sure to polarise the Indian popular vote. Those who [...]

February 21, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Re-conversion to Hinduism was approved by Acharyas in Udupi in 1964-65

Re-conversion to Hinduism was approved by Acharyas in Udupi in 1964-65

“In 1964-65, all shankaracharyas, mahants and saints of the religion met in Udupi in Karnataka and decided to allow re-conversion. This was the first public declaration made by the leaders of the Hindu society. Before that there was almost a social ban on conversion in the Hindu community.” – M. G. Vaidya In a surprising revelation, [...]

January 17, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, India 0

What is our “Religion”? What is ‘Dharma’?

What is our “Religion”? What is ‘Dharma’?

I would like to discuss briefly my ideas on the English terms like religion, faith and culture and Indic terms like dharma, sanatana dharma, vaidika dharma etc. and also touch upon what we should call ourselves. Different cultures have had different experiences which have conditioned them in different ways, and thus the categories they create [...]

September 15, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0