Insurgencies of the North East: Introduction

Note: Beginning with this essay, The Dharma Dispatch will publish a series aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the burning problem of insurgencies and instability in the North Eastern region of India. Northeast India is the easternmost region of India and comprises eight states:...

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What is a Hindu Temple: A Brief Introduction

The conception, origin, evolution, and development of temples as physical, architectural, and later, artistic structures is perhaps as old as the dawn of human civilisation as we know it. Temples embody one of the...

Vyasa Purnima: The Unsurpassed Educational Heritage of India

निधये सर्वविद्यानां भिषजे भवरोगिणाम् । गुरवे सर्वलोकानां दक्षिणामूर्तये नमः ॥ Salutations to Dakshinamurthy the Guru, Who is the teacher of all the world | Who is the doctor for all diseases And who is the storehouse of all knowledge...
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Christianising Carnatic Classical Music: The Madras Enablers of Cultural Appropriation

And just as I had predicted, the Ideological Iyengar has exploded in his naked, phoney fury and revealed himself in full technicolour craziness. Don’t take my word for it. Check his own tweet.  Thodur Madabusi Krishna’s...
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Amid the ongoing, spirited protest by the Hindu community against the SC Verdict on Sabarimala, is some good news of sorts. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced the much-awaited and much-needed restoration...

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Insurgencies of the North East: Introduction

Note: Beginning with this essay, The Dharma Dispatch will publish a series aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the burning problem of insurgencies and...

Did Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Really get India her Freedom?

After 150 years, the people of India are still groping in the dark to pinpoint the exact legacy of Mohandas Karamchand...

The Dravidian Fantasy as History and the Mythical Kumarikandam as Geography

For a backgrounder, read the following essays: How the Dravidianists Ravaged the Tamil Heritage and Gifted Tamil...