An Encounter with a 55 BCE Lemurian alias Dravidian alias Periyarist

The name of Dr. BGL Swamy might perhaps be unfamiliar to a lot of folks even in Karnataka today. One introduction is that he was the son of D.V. Gundappa or DVG. And like his illustrious father, he was deeply learned in a variety of fields including...

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Old Temple

The Sacred Bonds that Bind Bharatavarsha

In an earlier essay, I had remarked that the only way to "understand" Santana Dharma is to live it. What had once been akin to breathing to Hindus has now become a thing to "understand."...
Bhagavad Gita

Hindu Ethics of War: A Gentle Introduction

Hemachandra Vikramaditya is that rare and solitary Hindu king of a unique category who rose from being a humble fruit-seller on the streets of Delhi to wresting its throne occupied for nearly 250 years...

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...
Old Kannada Inscription

Teaching Sanskrit to Children will Save our Languages and Hinduism

In his landmark and classic novel Roots, author Alex Haley traces his genealogy back to seven generations pegging his roots in The Gambia, West Africa. By all accounts, it’s the work of a lifetime,...
Sabarimala Ayyappa

Axing Sanatana Traditions One Judgement at a Time

Minister for Women and Child Development and Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Government of Karnataka, Smt Jayamala must be a happy woman. Even as the toxic losers’ formula of 38 + 78...

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The Destruction and Christianization of Carnatic Music Might Occur Sooner than Anticipated

As expected, it has happened. There’s a proverb in Kannada which roughly means, “light up your beedi from the fire that is burning down your neighbour’s house.” The thoroughly agenda-driven #Metoo charade has hit the Carnatic music circles as well ably guided, the charge led by the Radical Left’s latest...

HISTORY VIGNETTES

An Encounter with a 55 BCE Lemurian alias Dravidian alias Periyarist

The name of Dr. BGL Swamy might perhaps be unfamiliar to a lot of folks even in Karnataka today. One introduction is...

A Plea for Annam Bahukurvita: Abundance of Food

Note: This essay is the final part of The Dharma Dispatch series documenting the methodical and systematic manner in which the...

How the British Broke Our Charitable Institutions and Created a Nation...

Note: This essay is the second part of The Dharma Dispatch series documenting the methodical and systematic manner in which the British...