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Hindu deities, Shakespeare gave company to Mandela in jail

Hindu deities, Shakespeare gave company to Mandela in jail

When Nelson Mandela spent almost three decades in solitary confinement he was not alone — he had the pictures of a few Indian deities and the writings of William Shakespeare for inspiration.  Locked in jail on Robben Island, newspapers were banned and letters from loved ones a rare treat. Where did he find the inspiration [...]

December 9, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates 0

Assault on Hinduism reaches the European Parliament

Assault on Hinduism reaches the European Parliament

In the classic children’s story Goldilocks went into someone else’s house to eat and sleep uninvited. To her horror she was confronted by the owners, which happened to be three bears. Discovered she fled.  At no point were negotiations on the agenda. It was after all pretty indefensible. This is a bit like the manner [...]

October 20, 2013 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 0

The Murder of Two Swamis

The Murder of Two Swamis

The brutal murder of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati (1927–2008) was blamed for sparking of a wave of killings where rampaging Hindus massacred innocent Christians in India’s eastern state of Orissa. At least that was the view from reading the western media outlets which rely heavily on extremist and hardcore fundamentalist Christian outfits for their information. [...]

March 21, 2013 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, News updates 0
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