The General Elections of the United States of America 2020 has seen the incumbent – Donald Trump question the electoral process and alleged that there has been widespread fraud. While the legal challenges to the election of Joe Biden are still underway, it broadly seems like the Trump presidency is poised to fold. Closer home, […]Read more "Integrity and Digitization of the Electoral Process in West Bengal"
(As part of the Satyanveshi initiative, we recently interacted with members of the Hindustani Christians’ Manch, a nationalist Christian group where almost all members are Swayamsevaks. We have tried to conduct this interview impartially, to ascertain the perspective and views of Nationalist Christians who are part of the Manch, with the composite responses of Jerome […]Read more "Standing against Forced Conversions and Regressive Exclusivism"
Yoga is one of the most popular strands of Indic tradition that has taken a modern face and form, and attracts people from across countries, cultures, civilisations to adopt it. Some see it as primarily about Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (regulated breath) while others speak of moralistic renditions of Yamas (abstinences) and Niyamas (rules of […]Read more "Retrieving The Essence Of Yoga"
Emperor Ashoka was the scion of the Mauryan dynasty who reigned from 268 to 232 BCE. The Edicts of Ashoka are the primary sources describing the life and times of Emperor Ashoka [1, 2]. Besides these Edicts, biographical information about him relies on works that were written centuries later – Ashokavadana (in 2nd century CE) […]Read more "When Did Emperor Ashoka Embrace Buddhism?"
Francois Gautier is a vocal and visible Dharmic voice, a lover and defender of Hindus in India and abroad. He is an eminent journalist in his own right, and has worked with Le Figaro, DNA and Outlook India. He has written books such as The Guru of Joy and India’s Self Denial. He has in […]Read more "Standing up for Hindus: In Conversation with Francois Gautier"
This is the Quantum Age! There, I said it. With the diversification of theoretical and experimental forays into realising quantum technology, the race to create the first fully functionable and marketable quantum computer has heated up. Today, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Hitachi, Toshiba and various other companies are using everything from superconducting qubits to photonic systems […]Read more "Let us make India more QuTech-friendly"
ज्ञान शक्ति है और शिक्षा सतत प्रगति की नींव है। जैसा कि बेंजामिन फ्रैंकलिन ने एक बार कहा था, “ज्ञान में निवेश सर्वोत्तम ब्याज का भुगतान करता है”। सामाजिक और आर्थिक प्रगति को किसी भी समय अपने आबादी के मानव संसाधन मापदंडों की आनुपातिक प्रगति के साथ निरंतर और टिकाऊ बनाने की आवश्यकता है। भारत […]Read more "आइए हम ज्ञान के लिए शिक्षा को फिर से परिभाषित करें न कि केवल साक्षरता के लिए"
In India, since times immemorial, we have always believed in the principle of holistic well-being – physical, mental and even spiritual. Among our civilisational claims to fame in the times of yore are the ancient medical science known as Ayurveda (that arises from the Sanskrit words Ayur or life, and Veda or science) as well as […]Read more "Speak up for, not Stigmatise, Mental Health"
We are living in an age where there is a perennial rush to become, not be. Often at the expense of everything that makes us human – charity, humaneness, love, respect, compassion and appreciating existence itself. While becoming is, by definition, a natural process of evolution to go from one state of being to another, […]Read more "Are we human anymore?"
Veda is not knowledge of Satya – the Absolute Truth. It is Satya itself! That may seem like a fairly inaccessible statement, ere the expansion and exposition of its nuances that I intend to undertake in this essay. Many identify the ritualistic aspects of the Vedas as primary, others the naturalistic nuances highlighted by European […]Read more "Niṇyāvacāṁsi: Essence of the Vedas"