HYMN OF CREATION (Nasadiya Sukta)

Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterward, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen? Whence this creation has arisen—perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not – the one who looks down on it, in…

QUANTUM THEORY AND OM

Ever wonder why we chant “om” before our yoga practice or prayer? Check out this interesting take on how Quantum Theory can help us understand the significance of Om. This is perhaps the first time in the studies of Hinduism that an attempt has been made to establish a relationship between the sound of Om…

धार्मिक गुलामी से मुक्ति पानी होगी

“सड़े हुए विचारों को जब तक हम निकाल बाहर नहीं करेंगे, तब तक भारत कभी आगे नहीं बढ़ सकता। परमात्मा इंसान के खुद के अंदर है, परमात्मा का मतलब है एनर्जी आफ ट्रूथ, एनर्जी आफ लव एंड जस्टिस। जब से इस बात को मैंने समझा, किसी मंदिर में नहीं गया। 70 साल से बिल्कुल ठीक…

MANUSMRITI AND WOMEN

Since bias knows no boundaries, Manusmriti not only expounds the social distance between the upper and lower castes, but it also delineates the status of women by curbing their rights. It lists guidelines for men in selecting marriage partners and puts a stamp of their superiority by creating gender inequality. In chapter 3 with numbered…

CORRIDOR OF PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

By Promod Puri It is hailed as a “Corridor of Peace” between India and Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor to be ready by November of this year is also a long-awaited and welcome historical development for Sikhs worldwide. The much-desired Corridor will connect the border town of Dera Baba Nanak from the Indian side and Gurdwara Kartarpur…

CORRIDOR OF PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

By Promod Puri It is hailed as a “Corridor of Peace” between India and Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor to be ready by November of this year is also a long-awaited and welcome historical development for Sikhs worldwide. The much-desired Corridor will connect the border town of Dera Baba Nanak from the Indian side and Gurdwara…

SABARIMALA TEMPLE CONTROVERSY:

A Renaissance in South Indian Hindu Tradition “the entry of two women, including a Dalit woman – Bindu and Kanakadurga – into the temple in the early hours of January 2, 2019, stands as a symbolic historical corrector that marks a small victory reminding one of the colossal efforts ahead to take many such remarkable…

Ganges: sewers could be making water quality of India’s great river worse

Courtesy: The Coversation David Milledge, Newcastle University and Josh Bunce, Newcastle University The Ganges is a lifeline for millions of people who live within its catchment as a source of water, transport and food. During the Hindu pilgrimage known as Kumbh Mela the Ganges plays host to the largest human gathering on Earth as 120m…