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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Chandigarh, Philosophy, Education, Art

A tribute to two great men of Chandigarh

Satya Pal Gautam and Malkit Singh were well-known faces in their respective fields of education and art.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Academics, Intellectual, Philosophy

What is ailing the Indian intelligentsia?

They can either languish in irrelevance, severing themselves from society and hiding from accountability, or they can stand by the nation in this time of change.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  12-minute read
Philosophy, Sanskrit, Bhakti

Mint article on bhakti movement reeks of ignorance about Indian culture

This piece is an unfortunate result of someone who understands neither heritage nor the very concept.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Book Extract, Caste system, Philosophy, Mahabharata

When Vyasa forewarned dvapara yuga's end spells the collapse of dharma

Book extract from 'Harivamsha', translated by Bibek Debroy.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Lord krishna, Hinduism, Philosophy

We need to embrace Shri Krishna now more than ever

He was not simply a monk, a prophet or a saint, but a master of our full human potential.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Philosophy, Hitler, Politics, Crime

Were Hitler and Stalin criminals or geniuses?

Deviants in diverse fields fascinate because they are at once like and unlike us.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
ISIS, Religion, Philosophy, Friedrich Nietzsche

God and state: Nietzsche explained horrors of modern world best

Unable to deal with religion no longer being dominant, groups like ISIS are trying to recreate a world where reason can be denied.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Philosophy, Freedom of Expression, Religion, Hinduism

Hinduism promotes freedom of expression and dissent

It was responsible for creating an ecosystem of debate and honest inquiry.

POLITICS

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  7-minute read
Philosophy, Hinduism, Vedanta, Swami Vivekananda

Let Swami Vivekananda be remembered as the messiah of tolerance

The political appropriators of his legacy have conveniently forgotten his core philosophy.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Hinduism, Philosophy

16 Hindu rituals that celebrate human life with grandeur

These are a set of samskaras conducted at significant points of time of a person's existence.