Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Culture

The Story of Sthambheshwara

In the present era where Europe is desperately struggling to keep its civilization and history alive, the Seven Years’ War is largely consigned to...

The Hindu Code of War Ethics and Jihad

In the previous essay, we have seen the three main classifications and ethics of war and their respective features as defined...

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...

T M Krishna: The Musical Urban Naxal

What ails T M Krishna?Wrong question. The right answer: T M Krishna is himself an ailment. To those who have followed Thodur Madabussi...

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....

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...

What Happens when a Hindu Temple is Destroyed

In the previous part of this series, we saw how Hindu temples show a remarkable sense of unbroken continuity and cultural...

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...

Christianising Carnatic Classical Music: The Madras Enablers of Cultural Appropriation

And just as I had predicted, the Ideological Iyengar has exploded in his naked, phoney fury and revealed himself in full technicolour craziness. Don’t...

The Shakespearean Mists that Cloud the Colonised Indian Elite

Apart from being a great leveller, social media like sunlight, is a great disinfectant. In the heydays of blogging, if you bluffed, you would...

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 is the doctor...

Does Sanjay Leela Bhansali Have the Guts to tell the Full Story of Ala-ud-din Khilji?

And so it begins again. As the release date for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest opium-addled celluloid perversity approaches, all manner of politicisation has erupted once...
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