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POLITICS

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Swami Vivekananda, Al Qaeda, 911, Terrorism

The contrasting legacies of two 9/11s

We have to choose between the contrasting messages. The one delivered by a Hindu monk in 1893 and the other by jihadi Muslim bombers in 2001.

VARIETY

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Hindu pride, Hinduism, Hindutva, Swami Vivekananda

5 reasons why Swami Vivekananda is the original Indian rockstar

This is the swag we are talking about.

VOICES

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Hindutva, Hinduism, Swami Vivekananda, World hindu congress

Why the World Hindu Congress in Chicago, to be the largest gathering of Hindu leaders to date, is important

The Conference seeks to understand the challenges facing Hindus globally and collaborate on possible solutions to those challenges.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, BJP, Swami Vivekananda, Bengal violence

Bengal is battling over its icons

The BJP and Trinamool Congress have been sparring over the ownership and legacy of the torchbearers of Bengal.

ART & CULTURE

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Margot: Sister Nivedita of Swami Vivekananda, Sister nivedita, Swami Vivekananda

Why Swami Vivekananda wished India's future had strong Muslim bodies and Vedantic souls

[Book excerpt] To Sister Nivedita, he mentioned his admiration for the Mughal policy of taking Hindu brides.

VOICES

 |  The Cynic  |  5-minute read
Shinzo Abe, Swami Vivekananda, Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is India's greatest living star performer

The identity of India has become the identity of this one man.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Sectarianism, Trolls, Narendra Modi, Swami Vivekananda

BJP trolls, follow Modi's advice on Vivekananda

On the 125th anniversary of the icon’s famous Chicago address, his message seems to be lost in translation.

VARIETY

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Relationship, Mother, Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda: Monk who never stopped loving his mother

If his life was unconventional, its traces could be found in his childhood itself.

VARIETY

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Swami Vivekananda

19 quotes of Swami Vivekananda every Indian must know by heart

His words offer an unending source of inspiration to move on in life.

POLITICS

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Hinduism, Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda, the monk who transformed India

The truth about Vivekananda is that he doesn’t quite fit our ideas of either a holy man or a sanyasi.