Friday, April 26, 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".

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...

The Four Key Pillars of Sanatana India that Sustains it

The first Europeans who set foot in India were astonished at the kind of diversity they noticed…indeed, it is also the first thing every foreigner notices upon his or...

The Cultural Weakening of India and the Hindu Civilisational Continuum

What is common to the two avoidable events that occurred recently, viz, the so-called #MeToo dog-and-pony show, and second, the pushback against and persecution of the lakhs of Sabarimala...