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VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Shastras, Vedas, Non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi

Terror calls for a hard martial response. And that should entail no guilt

A misguided interpretation of Hinduism has idolised non-violent retaliation or ahimsa. There is a far greater tradition of martial valour to protect the nation and fight for the just cause.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Einstein, Pseudoscience, Vedas, Stephen Hawking

Does India's Science minister really believe Stephen Hawking said Vedas had theory superior to Einstein's?

Did Dr Harsh Vardhan receive a WhatsApp forward?

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ancient India, Upanishads, Vedas

How India can popularise 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' like its yoga and Diwali

Nothing validates this ancient thought more than today's interconnected world.

VOICES

 |  9-minute read
Narendra Modi, Upanishads, Vedas, Liberals

I support Modi because he is India's best bet for development

If Hindus have done bad, I must say that the proponents of Islam have done worse.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Vedas, Hindus, Hinduism

Why do Hindus light lamps?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Singh for your supper  |   Long-form
India, Mahua, Wine, Alcohol

A short history of India's drinking culture

[Book extract] From the Vedic period to the time of the Persian invaders, the country has had a heady past.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Superstitions, Vedas, IIT Kharagpur, Vastu Shastra

IIT Kharagpur to teach Vastu Shastra to students - what in the name of science

One can only hope that a Vastu puja will eliminate the 'doshas' that have sullied the ignited minds of the institution.

LIFE

 |  12-minute read
Mythology, Vedas, Hinduism, Hindutva

Is Hinduism the same as Hindutva?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Mythology, Vedas, Manusmriti

What exactly is the Manusmriti?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

LIFE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  4-minute read
Sanskrit, Vedas

Why are women not allowed to chant or study the Vedas?

I am being taught to recite and chant by a pandit who is only interested in my commitment.