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Monday, October 18, 2021

Rajesh Kochhar

Kochhar is author of ‘The Vedic People: Their History and Geography’

This is what’s wrong with state-backed educational institutions offering courses in astrology
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Rajesh Kochhar writes: They should equip their students for productive and enlightened roles, not propagate discredited ideas and train them to cash in on other people’s insecurities

Slave trader monument memorialised mindset that has no place in modern world
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Slavery treated the enslaved as sub-human, nothing more than muscle power. Banning a practice through legislative action does not affect that mindset. Changing it requires coordinated action on legislative, executive, social, and economic fronts.

Protests in BHU against hiring of a Muslim Sanskrit professor speak of dismal times
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The protesters know that the selection committee could not possibly have said that even though Khan was the best candidate for the position, he should not be offered the job due to communal considerations. If the selected candidate was, say, European, nobody would probably have raised any objection.

In Good Faith: Hinduisms of India
Mon, Feb 11, 2019

The harsh religion of today is based on illiteracy of texts, is divisive.

A forum for pseudo-science
Mon, Jan 14, 2019

The Science Congress has lost its way. There is a strong case for abolishing it altogether

Past perfect and a future tense
Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Legitimising suspect ‘traditional knowledge’ and passing it off as proven wisdom is perilous.

The land of soma
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Botanical clues show the shared heritage of the Rig Veda and the Avesta.

The Aryan chromosome
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Where did the Aryans come to India from? When did they migrate? Genetics is now beginning to affirm archaeological and literary evidence.

Reform, Despite Nay-Sayers
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The history of the abolition of sati is instructive for the triple talaq debate

The enigma that was Ramu
Wed, Jul 25, 2007

Most people came to the bar to unwind, for him it was a solemn place