At the time of writing the contest between the leader of the Conservative Party, and indeed prime minister of the UK, stands between Liz truss and Rishi Sunak. Normally the candidate’s experience, ideas, policies and calibre would be looked at. But this is no normal contest. Britain may have its third female prime minister and [...]
Amazon series Man in the High Castle is based upon a book by the same name. Deviating quite substantially from the original book by Phillip K Dick written in 1962, it nevertheless keeps the basics of the plot. This is a world in which the Axis powers have won the war, with Germany having developed [...]
Critically Interrogating the Hinduphobia Narrative: Transcript of Lecture at Massey University CARE Institute on 25 August 2021. https://fb.watch/7BZ-d-cMi7/ [Kinakota kataha?Maori] I am professor Mohan Dutta Director of the Center for Culture -Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) and I’m delighted to share with you my thoughts on Hindutva, the ideology of hate that [...]
With the growing calls for equality and tackling racism spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi soon became the target. His statue stands in Parliament Square in London, near that to Winston Churchill.
The latter has also become the target of protests. Churchill’s racist views are well-known, especially towards people [...]
The recent protests over American police brutality against blacks have reached around the world. This has also resulted in the toppling of statues with historical figures associated with slavery and racism, notably Confederate monuments in America. [...]
The rebel yell was a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, when charging to intimidate the enemy and boost their own morale. The South had seceded in order to protect its ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery which was increasingly under siege by powerful abolitionist forces. [...]
A very interesting debate from California with Professor Vamsee Juluri talking about hinduism, Indian politics, history and Tulsi Gabbard with Carlos from The Beer Experience 360 [...]
Despite the constant fake news about India being under the rule of a ‘right-wing extremist’, ‘fascist’, ‘Hindu nationalist’ Narendra Modi and his BJP, India continues to make foreign policy blunders which hardly fit even this negative image. If they were anything close, then the constant attacks would cease or at least be drowned out. [...]
In this era of supposedly free news and information we find that certain ‘dissident’ voices are ostracised and placed beyond the pale. Hence we have the case of Julian Assange.
He is not alone in facing the wrath of those who would rather that the public be kept in ignorance.
Then there is Tulsi Gabbard, Despite running [...]
Tulsi Gabbard has kept a cool head, enunciating a diplomatically balanced view of the importance of her role: "Hopefully the presence in Congress of an American who happens to be Hindu will increase America's understanding of India as well as India's understanding of America." One thing is certain: her election has electrified the estimated [...]