Hinduism

OPEN TO OPINION

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Vedas, Hindus, Hinduism

Why do Hindus light lamps?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Hindutva, Hindustan, Hinduism, Hindu

How did Hindus become Hindu and why Hindutva is not Hinduism

Hindutva is not a religious idea, but a far-right political ideology, just as Zionism is the far right political ideology of Judaism.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Gauri Lankesh, Brahminism, Hindutva, Hinduism

Why it is important to reinvent Hinduism in order to save it from Hindutva

The exercise must begin with the overhaul of the education system.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Indian culture, Nehru, Hinduism, Secularism

Why secularism in India lost its meaning

In Nehru's India, secularism became synonymous with the idea that everything Hindu is bad and everything anti-Hindu is secular and good.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Puranas, Divorce, Hinduism

Is divorce permitted in Hinduism?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Festival, Hinduism, Shiv, Ganesha Chaturthi

Understanding the secret meaning of Ganesha

To worship Ganesha, we must become Ganesha, which is to let go of our outer minds and embrace the unknown higher knowledge.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read

LIFE

 |   Long-form
Book Extract, Hinduism, Ramayana, Hanuman

Why Hanuman Chalisa is the most powerful expression of personal Hinduism

[Book extract] Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies the ancient hymn for the contemporary reader.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Sage, Yogi, Hinduism, Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima: Spreading the message of India's gurus

The Guru has been one of India’s main exports to the world, with many traveling to teach and inspire millions around the globe.