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Kolkata will take a century to recover from Mother Teresa

Kolkata will take a century to recover from Mother Teresa

My own wish would be to reclaim Kolkata from Teresa—to sever the automatic connection of the two names as the whole wide world sees it. Kolkata’s image under the yoke of Mother Teresa will take a century to recover. In the last 50 years, the city has lost an unimaginable amount from the loss of [...]

September 11, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, Missionaries 0

The True Story Behind Valentine’s Day

The True Story Behind Valentine’s Day

“The association of St. Valentine with romantic love can in many ways be traced to the poetry of medieval writers, the most notable among them being Geoffrey Chaucer. In his poem ‘The Parliament of Fowles,’ it is on St. Valentine’s Day that the birds choose their mate before the arrival of Spring. … The association [...]

February 14, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Remembering Swami Chinmayananda

Remembering Swami Chinmayananda

“Swami Chinmayanda was an exemplary teacher – clear, convincing and with a lot of humour. On one of his Jnana Yajnas I took notes and wrote a long article for a German magazine. Later I gave its English translation to him. Swami Chinmayananda read through it and acknowledged that I had conveyed the teaching well, [...]

May 5, 2015 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0
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