Sunday, Jan 29, 2023



When Julia Roberts revealed she was drawn to Hinduism after coming across a picture of Neem Karoli Baba

January 29, 2023 8:42 am

Julia Roberts first spoke about being a practicing Hindu who goes to temple to 'chant, pray, celebrate' in 2011.

Saffron & Hinduism: How the colour of purity and renunciation has come to be associated with the politics of Hindutva

January 08, 2023 10:56 am

As the 'Besharam Rang' controversy continues and a Congress leader comments on Yogi Adityanath’s saffron robes, a look at the enduring significance of Bhagwa in the Hindu religion and culture.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Why it's wrong to say that Hinduism is a product of colonialism

October 13, 2022 11:30 am

Discussion of Hinduism requires greater theological imagination, philosophical and historical subtlety

How a California law is set to undo swastika's appropriation by Nazism

August 25, 2022 8:04 pm

Despite its association for centuries with the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religions, many in Europe and America see the swastika only as the defining symbol of Adolf Hitler's Nazi ideology. What is the new California law on the swastika?

Activist on mission to cut Gordian knot of superstition by ridding women of their matted hair and stigma

August 01, 2022 9:41 am

Many followers of Hinduism wear dreadlocks as a physical sign of their faith as they believe that such hair is sacred.

Wendy Doniger at Idea Exchange: 'Ancient Hinduism is very liberal. What’s being said in its name today makes no sense historically'

June 21, 2022 9:58 am

As one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hinduism, Sanskrit and mythology, Wendy Doniger has also found herself at the centre of contentious debates on the politics of knowledge, the study of religion, the insider-outsider readings of texts and traditions. Her book The Hindus: An Alternative History had to be withdrawn after a campaign against it in India in 2014.

With eyes wide open, we’re hurtling into an abyss

April 26, 2022 10:49 pm

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: The new Hinduism is about widespread acceptance of vile prejudice, alignment of state with majoritarian power, contempt for rights, glorification of violence

A lesson from Madurai about the true heart of Hinduism

April 02, 2022 8:48 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: It lies in the easy confidence of the many ways of faith within

Karnataka textbook panel: Remove parts that 'hurt Brahmin sentiments', add info on Sanatana Dharma

March 31, 2022 8:20 pm

Committee suggests removal of part of a chapter from Class 8 textbook

Why we must recognise our multiple selves

December 27, 2021 4:08 pm

🔴 T M Krishna writes: Our present struggle is not a confrontation between the vile Hindutva-vadi and the tolerant Hindu. Our situation is far more precarious because these two personas exist within each one of us