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Krishna’s aborted concert is no help to Modi or BJP

Carnatic music, TM Krishna, AAI, Modi, Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, Salman Rashdie, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, Sonal Mansingh, Islam, Christianity, Fatwa

Krishna's aborted concert hurt BJP

Carnatic vocalist Thodur Madabusi Krishna has been thrust into national consciousness because Airports Authority of India (AAI) has ducked its responsibility

Horrid twist to Modi’s gift of cows to Rwanda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rwanda, Girinka, Kulbushan Jadav, Waseem Rizvi, UP Shia Waqf Board, Islam, IndianExpress, The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times, 1857 War of Independence, British Empire, Article 48, Indian Constitution, pitra-paksh, Hindu Pakistan, Hindu Taliban, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uniform Civil Code, Polygamy, US, Sharia, Quranic

Modi: gift of cows to Rwanda

First there is a picture. Then there is a narrative.

Hindus killed in Afghanistan: Try telling it to Indian Express

Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sikhs, Hindus, Indian Express, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Christoislamic, Lutyens Media, Rohingyas, Kashmiri Hindus, balkanized, Communists, Joseph Stalin, Soviet Union, Narendra Singh Sarila, Kathua, Mombatti Gang, lynchings, Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU, Baba Ramdev, semen-filled balloons, Jallikattu, Holi, Diwali, BJP, RSS, Islamic State

Hindus killed in Afghanistan; but not for Indian Express

Jalalabad in Afghanistan suffered a horrific bomb attack on Sunday. Out of the 19 killed, 17 were Sikhs and Hindus.

Why Gandhi fell out with Arya Samaj

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi, Radhakrishnan, Kabir, Nanak, Chaitanya, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Brahmo Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Adi Sankaracharya, Romain Rolland, Vedas, Vedanta, Purana, Upanishads, Islam, Christianity, Satyarth Prakash, Ram Prasad Bismal, Swami Shraddhanand, Bhai Parmanand, Nehru, K.M. Pannikar, Shyamji Krishna Varma, Har Dayal, Sohan Lal Pathak, Ghadar Party, Gurukul Kangri, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Kathiawar, Banares, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar, Mad

Swami Dayanand Saraswati death anniversary falls this week

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, whose death anniversary falls this week (October 30, 1883), deserves attention from all Indians.

Folly of equating Vande Mataram with religion

Partition, India, Jinnah, Pakistan, Vande Mataram, Maulvis, Maulanas, Muslim, Islam, Allah, Hindus, British imperialism, Congress, Muslim League, Mohammad Ali, Jinnah, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Abdul Hameed, Ashfaq Khan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, A. R. Rahman

Which Indian doesn't have tears in eyes on Rahman's Vande Mataram?

The Partition divided India. Jinnah went away as soon as he made Pakistan. But the poison remained in Free India.

Guha and the Gandhi he hides

Rahul Gandhi and the “colonized mind”

Rahul Gandhi, RSS, Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads, Sonia Gandhi, Raajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dharma, Humpty-Dumpty, Michel Danino, Macaulay Doctrine, Fake Aryan Invasion Theory, Gregory series, Pell’s equation, Siddhantic period, Aryuveda, Siddha, Harappan times, Ananda Coomaraswamy, BJP, West, colonists, Islam

Reading sacred texts for political fights. Pic courtesy AsiaNet.

So we read this comic-tragic news the other day that Rahul Gandhi is reading Bhagwad Gita and Upanashids to counter Rashtriya Swayam Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiy

Padmavati: History as per se Times of India

 Times of India, Romilla Thapar, Irfan Habib, English mainstream media, AMU, Delhi University, Left-Congress, Saraswati River, Aryans, Dravidian, Sanskrit, Vedic literature, Kalinga War, Ashoka,  Mohanjodaro, Harappa, Kalibangan, Hanumangarh, Rakhigarhi, Itihasa, Rishis, Yogis, Smriti, Shruti, Hindusim, Abrahamanic religions, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, West, Akhlaq, Rohith, BJP workers, Padmavati, Khilji, Kamala Devi, King Ramachandra, Devagiri, Amir Khusro, Khazain-ul-Fatuh, Jazia Tax, Malik Kafur,

Let's know first what's History

My first instinct on reading this Times of India (29.1.2017) headline was that the likes of Romilla Thapar and Irfan Habib have been pressed into service by

Durga Puja : Violent attacks on core Hindu belief

Shakti, durga puja, Hindu, King of Mysore, Chamundeshwari Devi, Goddess Gauri, Mahamaya, Chinnamastika, Savitri, Varahi, Lalita, Sarvamangala, Kalika, Kamakhya, Jayanti, Bodos, Gorkhas, Kali, Durga, Sisodias, Mewar, Rana Pratap, Sri Aurobindo, Guru Govind Singh, Chandi, Aurangzeb, Veer Savarkar, Subhas Chandra Bose, Abrahamic religions, Islam, British, Akbar, Shivaji, Tulja Bhavani, Chandi Di Var, Chandikaamba, Jayastute, RAB Bangladesh

Durga Puja: The violent attacks we barely know

There are violent incidents against religious Hindus during the Durga Puja in the Indian sub-continent and there is a history behind it.

Why “Shaktimaan” matters and not cows

Shaktimaan the horse, cow-slaughter, Hindutva, RSS, BJP, VHP, Indian media, anti-Dalit, anti-Muslim, anti-beef, Hindu fundamentalist, Indian constitution, Supreme Court of India, Kerala cow-slaughter, NorthEast cow-slaughter, beef trade, wikipedia, Mughals, Babar, Akbar, Shahjahan, Jahangir, Ahmed Shah, Aurangzeb, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Hyder Ali, bakri-id, Indra, Agni, British Raj, communal riots, Arya Samaj, Dayananda Saraswathi, Sambhaji, Shivaji, Ranjit Singh, Sikh Empire, Mahatama Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Ti

Why Shaktimaan matters; and not cows

When Shaktimaan the horse is injured to death, our media’s hysteria lasts over a month. When millions of cows are illegally slaughtered, not a word is written. Why?