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My rebuttal of ARUN SHOURIE’s book on Vijayvaani

In his recent book ‘Does He Know a Mother’s Heart?’ Arun Shourie discusses how religions deal with the question of  human suffering. In the chapters on Hinduism, Shourie criticizes the karma theory, attributes a wrong understanding of mayavada to Adi … Continue reading

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Demonisation of Hinduism and Brahmins in Tamilnadu School Textbooks

Yesterday, during my visit to a local school in Coimbatore, the social science teacher at the school brought to my attention the blatantly offensive anti-hindu and anti-brahmin content being taught to poison the young minds through the Samacheer Kalvi textbooks … Continue reading

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Book Review published in the April 2012 edition of The Vedanta Kesari

My review of 3 books on the Ramayana,  published in the April 2012 edition of The Vedanta Kesari Titles: 1. Historical Rama (ISBN: 93-80592-17-5) 2. Ayodhya – War & Peace (ISBN: 93-80592-19-1) 3. Ramayana in Lanka (ISBN: 93-80592-18-3) Authors: D.K. … Continue reading

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My Review of the book Breaking India as published in The Vedanta Kesari – October 2011

This book is a wake-up call for every Indian to think deeply about the future of India and stand up to these threats, within and without, so that we may allow our future generations to benefit from the fountain of eternal wisdom that is Sanatana Dharma. Continue reading

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Review: The Mahabharata and the Yugas – India’s Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages

Review: The Mahabharata and the Yugas – India’s Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages Continue reading

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Review: Stay Hungry Stay Foolish by Rashmi Bansal

A train journey in India, as Robert Blackwill (former US Ambassador to India) commented, is a philosophical experience. More so, when you have a book like Stay Hungry Stay Foolish for company. Few books have had such a powerful impact … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family and the Nation by Abdul Kalam & Acharya Mahapragya

Finally, I found some time to read Abdul Kalam’s much touted joint venture with Acharya Mahapragya. I had high expectations from both of them when I picked up the book. Also, having worked with the Swadesi Academic Council in Tamilnadu … Continue reading

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Review of Swami Ranganathananda Reader

Title: Swami Ranganathananda Reader Edited by Rajiv Mehrotra Publisher: Rupa & Co, New Delhi Website: http://www.rupapublications.com ISBN: 978-81-291-1448-8 Price: Rs. 295/- (476 pages, PB) (Originally published in The Vedanta Kesari, June 2009) Swami Ranganathananda touched millions of lives across the … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Hinduism

Title: A Tribute to Hinduism – Thoughts and Wisdom spanning continents and time about India and her culture Authors: Sushama Londhe Publisher: Pragun Publication, New Delhi. Email: pragun@dkpd.com; website: http://www.dkpd.com ISBN: 978-81-89920-661-1 Price: Rs. 895/- In the Mahabharata, there is … Continue reading

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Mantra – Hearing the Divine in India and America

Title: Mantra – Hearing the Divine in India and America Authors: Harold G. Coward and David J. Goa Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited Delhi Email: mlbd@vsnl.com; website: http://www.mlbd.com ISBN: 978-81-208-3261-9 Price: Rs. 195/- (This review was originally published in … Continue reading

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