Saturday 21st October 2017,
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Yoga Day

Yoga Day is Modi government’s way of reclaiming India’s traditional culture

Yoga Day is Modi government’s way of reclaiming India’s traditional culture

It shows that the older spiritual idea of India is still strong and is undergoing a resurgence. Today two different ideas of India are struggling with each other in a cultural war that is likely to continue for some time. The first can be called the “Nehruvian idea” of a modern post-independence India as a [...]

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Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn’t: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn’t: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

In a recent column, Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury denounced the International Yoga Day as a shallow lifestyle gimmick and an attempt to Hinduise India’s diverse society at the cost of attending to serious problems like poverty. Though he concedes that yoga might be beneficial to the individual’s health and [...]

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