Saturday, July 20, 2019

Culture

Deewaar: The Classic Cinematic Textbook Celebrating the Worst of Nehruvian Secularism and Communism: Part 1

Let’s look at two representative instances from the post-independence history of India drawn at random. Both concern the same people, both are related...

Agni Mattu Male: The Sound and the Fury of Perversion

By the time Girish Karnad wrote Agni Mattu Male (The Fire and The Rain) in the early 1990s, he had already...

Looting Hindu Temples: Suffer for 60,000 Years in the Gutter as a Worm

One of the distinctive features of the protracted Muslim rule in medieval India was the heartless manner in which it comprehensively impoverished Hindus—physically,...

Karnad Caricatures Yayati in the Black Hole of Existentialism

Yayati is Girish Karnad’s first play, written in Kannada when he was twenty-three years old. It is also his seminal work...

Vandalising Mricchakatika: The Artistic Fraud Called Utsav

In my memoriam essay on Girish Karnad’s death, I had remarked that Girish Karnad was a mediocre director and a terrible...

Forgotten Heroes: The Solitary and Courageous Fight of Baba Madhavdas against Christian Soul Vultures

Nobody—including me—perhaps knows who Baba Madhavdas was. Suffice to say that he was akin to the countless millions of Sadhus and...

The Yajna Bhoomi of Bharatavarsha: Brahma, Kshatra and Hindu Temples

In this Series: The Notre Dame Fire and the Hindu Civilisational Resilience: Europe on the brinkThe Christian...

The Profound World of Mythology and What its Loss Means to Indian Culture

सन्ति सिद्धरसप्रख्या ये च रामायणादयः ।कथाश्रया न तैर्योज्या स्वेच्छा रसविरोधिनी ॥The Ramayana, Mahabharata, and other classics of their calibre provide us...

The Perennial Saraswati of Sanatana Dharma

In this Series The Notre Dame Fire and the Hindu Civilisational Resilience: Europe on the BrinkThe Christian...

The Christian Darkness of the West and the Atman of Hindu Civilisation

Read Part 1: The Notre Dame Fire and the Hindu Civilisational Resilience: Europe on the Brink

The Notre Dame Fire and the Hindu Civilisational Resilience: Europe on the Brink

Victor Hugo is perhaps the most eminent writer who wrote that elegant and extensive ode to the grand Notre Dame Cathedral which went up...

The Story of Uddalaka – Aruni

निधये सर्वविद्यानां भिषजे भवरोगिणाम् । गुरवे सर्वलोकानां दक्षिणामूर्तये नमः ॥ Salutations to Dakshinamurthy the Guru, Who is the teacher of all the world...
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