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Ayaan, Ambedkar And Ayodhya: The Clash Of Civilisations

Ayaan, Ambedkar And Ayodhya: The Clash Of Civilisations

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia but grew up in Nairobi. The Somali community in which she lived was infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood who transformed Ali and her teenage friends from believers into Islamic activists. Yet in 1992 she claimed asylum in the Netherlands as she escaped a forced marriage Following the 11 September [...]

February 8, 2024 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, News updates, World Focus 0

Why India needs a new independence movement

Why India needs a new independence movement

As the world was embracing Indian thought more and more, we seemed to be abandoning it. Perhaps the greatest challenge for India today is that its independence movement was only half-accomplished. While India is politically independent, intellectually it still is labouring under the shadow of outside influences that keep the country and its people divided. [...]

August 24, 2015 Vamadev Shastri Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

At a recent discussion group, attended by UK born Hindus in our 30s, some of whom have young children, a recurring theme was the way in which we would like our children to relate to their Indian cultural and religious heritage. We inevitably drew on, recounted and considered our own experiences and exposures to Indian [...]

March 6, 2015 Rajesh Patel Spirituality/Culture 0

Vedic Rishis: The ancestors of all Indians

Vedic Rishis: The ancestors of all Indians

“Is it not time that Indians wake up to the treasure hidden in their scriptures which are much older than what western scholars estimated? Those scholars were influenced by the Christian belief that the world was created only some 6000 years back. The Rishis had always thought big and their estimate of the age of [...]

June 8, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Homosexuality and Hinduism

Homosexuality and Hinduism

Hindu texts have discussed variations in gender and sexuality for over two millennia. Like the erotic sculptures on ancient Hindu temples at Khajuraho and Konarak, sacred texts in Sanskrit constitute irrefutable evidence that the whole range of sexual behavior was known to ancient Hindus. When Europeans arrived in India, they were shocked by Hinduism, which [...]

December 12, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0
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