Why is there a hostility to our knowledge systems? It is due to the colonial stereotype that lower castes were denied access to them.
31 Dec 2018
India is the only ancient civilisation where knowledge was deified. But as a nation we have not done justice to Indian knowledge systems.
29 Nov 2018
The philosophy of minimised consumption, an antidote to greed-driven economic growth, is part of the Indian worldview.
22 Nov 2018
Harmonising the individual and the collective has been one of the most challenging problems human societies have had to tackle.
04 Oct 2018
Many cultures around the world hold nature and life sacred. India went further and integrated the concept into her art and rituals.
03 Sep 2018
We are not mere specks of dust, but are interconnected. What is the mechanism that accounts for this mysterious connection?
06 Aug 2018
Some scholars have proposed that this is nothing but the popular side of philosophico-spiritual systems that contemplated on the infinite.
06 Aug 2018
In the world of South Asian studies highly inflected with ideology and long-term political strategies, the word “civilisation” is rather out of date.
12 Jun 2018
Any decent book on ancient Greece will have chapters on science & tech created by that civilisation. Our books have nothing comparable
19 May 2018
Indian nationalism is not about ‘Hinduism’ but about acknowledging the cultural foundations of Indian civilisation
02 May 2018
If one protests acts of aggression against minorities, one is secular; if one points out Hindus have been victims too, one is ‘communal’
22 Apr 2018
There is, in reality, no Hindu majority; it is a construct of the colonial powers, who never missed a chance to pit Hindus against Muslims
02 Apr 2018
India’s brand of secularism denies equal rights to a perceived ‘majority’. It has no roots in the history of the land
19 Mar 2018
Did the SC miss a golden opportunity to resolve the conflict when it refused to hear a petition by 32 ‘public-spirited citizens’?
06 Mar 2018
Was our religion, which we consider ancient, constructed in the 19th century? And why is it tough to define Hinduism?
08 Mar 2017