Avatans Kumar

OPEN TO OPINION

A graduate of JNU and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Avatans writes on the Indic knowledge tradition, culture, history and current affairs.

VOICES

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Elitist, arrogant and exclusionary: A former JNU student laments what the esteemed university has turned into

One of India's premiere liberal institutions of learning, JNU now runs the risk of closing its mind rather than widening it.

VOICES

 |   7-minute read

The success of World Hindu Congress shows Hindu unity is a reality. Anti-Hindu forces can go eat crow

The alternative narrative that emerged is based on dharma and is as modern as it is scientific, progressive and liberal, but firmly rooted in Indian culture.

VOICES

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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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India's Trump Card: Why inviting the US President to Republic Day is a good idea

This is simply a move to smooth India-US relations. And no, it has nothing to do with India's 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Why liberals are so quick to mock ancient India's 'test tube babies' or 'plastic surgery'

Indians created great science well before the West. Mocking inventions by sages, philosophers and physicians only shows the ignorance of liberals.