Thursday 08th December 2016,
Hindu Human Rights Online News Magazine

Sanatana Dharma

How To Spell Success: New Ways Forward For Hindu American Children

How To Spell Success: New Ways Forward For Hindu American Children

For several consecutive years, a Hindu American contestant of Indian origin has won the National Spelling Bee in the United States. Preparing for the National Spelling Bee is undoubtedly no small task with contestants studying for many hours a day over several years in order to have a realistic chance at winning. It is no [...]

March 4, 2016 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

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 simplistic views of Hinduism exposed – Sandhya Jain

The West’s simplistic views of Hinduism exposed – Sandhya Jain

“Prof Vamsee Juluri faces Hinduism’s critics frontally, be it the categorisation of Amarnath as a “penis-shaped lump of ice”, pornographic depictions of Ganesh, or Wendy Doniger’s flawed writings that put the Vedic people at par with the white settlers who destroyed the Native Americans and Hitler’s Nazis. While anti-Hindu writings of the colonial era can [...]

May 26, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights 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

The Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat

The Dharma Civilization Foundation’s Strategic Retreat

On 5-7 February 2015, the Dharma Civilization Foundation (DCF) organized a brainstorm conference called “Strategic Retreat” in SVYASA outside Bengaluru. Coming in the first year of the reputedly Hindu government of Narendra Modi, it could not but serve as an occasion for guiding and correcting the thought informing the present policies. The organizers themselves had [...]

March 18, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst World Focus 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

Seeing Hinduism with Clarity

Seeing Hinduism with Clarity

In these last decades, the world has been changing. The phenomenon called “Hindu Awakening” has created a growing favorable interest towards Hinduism not only in India, but at global level. Simultaneously, we have seen that in Western countries there has been a considerable development of the neo-pagan movements and the resurgence of ancient native religions [...]

January 5, 2014 Mataji Parama Karuna Devi Understanding hinduism 0

Hindu Rituals & Philosophy: What’s the Confusion?

Hindu Rituals & Philosophy: What’s the Confusion?

My mom normally does the daily puja in the house. And when she can’t my sister does it. But last weekend my parents were away and my sister couldn’t do the puja for some reason either, so I said that I’d do it. Well to be honest, she could but I wanted to do the [...]

September 23, 2012 Rudra Spirituality/Culture 0

Sanskrit institute gets IITians’ help

Sanskrit institute gets IITians’ help

CHENNAI: A curious coincidence led 62-year-old V Ravi to read about the Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute attached to the Madras Sanskrit College in Mylapore which is languishing for want of funds at a time when he had just begun learning Sanskrit. An email thread, circulated on the subject, had made its way to the mailing [...]

June 19, 2012 HHR Archives, News updates 0

Hinduism, Not Simply a Monotheistic Religion

Hinduism, Not Simply a Monotheistic Religion

Hinduism is not simply another monotheistic religion, as a few groups seem to be implying today. [...]

May 13, 2012 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights 4