Saturday, October 19, 2019

Culture

The Sanatana Life of Sri Sheshanna Shrauti – A Contemporary Vedacharya

Preface The auspicious Vyasa Purnima (or Guru Purnima) concluded earlier this week. However, the equally auspicious...

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...

The Ideal, Conception and Practice of Chakravartin Shows the All-Encompassing Unity of Bharatavarsha

Read Part 1: 10 Features Showing the Fundamental and All-encompassing Unity of Bharatavarsha: A Ready Reckoner Chakravartin or...

10 Features Showing the Fundamental and All-encompassing Unity of Bharatavarsha: A Ready Reckoner

One of the seminal seeds of mischief that the British and Maculayite education system sowed on the Hindu psyche is the phony claim...

Deewaar: Disarming Hindus via Billa No. 786

For all his copious verbal and textual nonsense, even Jawaharlal Nehru, the Granddaddy of secularism in India, couldn’t have come up...

Deewaar: The Classic Cinematic Textbook Celebrating the Worst of Nehruvian Secularism and Communism: Part 2

The first and greatest thing about Deewaar is the fact that it truly is a fantastic piece of cinema. It is...

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...
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