Monday, May 20, 2019

Sandeep Balakrishna

Writer, author, and translator. Author of the bestselling "Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore," "The Madurai Sultanate: A Concise History," and "Seventy Years of Secularism." English translator of Dr. S L Bhyrappa's blockbuster Kannada novel, "Aavarana".

Getting Jacked

Twitter Inc cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey visited India. And got Jacked. There's just no other way to say this but it appears that Jack Dorsey seems dense or incompetent or...

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...

The Politics of T M Krishna: A Ready Reckoner

One of the immoral Kannada proverbs goes thus: ಅನ್ನ ಹಳಸಿತ್ತು ನಾಯಿ ಹಸಿದಿತ್ತು (The food had rotted, the dog was hungry). This proverb pretty much accurately characterises the musical urban...

The Ayodhya Dipotsava Diaries: An Introduction

Preface Nothing prepares you for Ayodhya. Nothing. Not even when you go there bearing in mind such lofty slokas as अयोध्या मथुरा माया काशी कान्ची अवन्तिकापुरी द्वारावती चैव सप्तैता मोक्षदायिका: ॥ Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Kashi,...

It is Time to Establish a National Institute of Liberal Pathology

If you’re a Hindu and you have a grown-up daughter, make sure that she doesn’t work in the degeneracy-infested, rootless, soulless Indian English media, especially, the Lutyens variant. If...

Spiritual Freedom and the Sacred Geography of Bharata

The concept of Purusharthas is one of the most singular and unique contributions to world culture,  civilisation and human living. This is perhaps one of the best models for...