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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Swami Agnivesh

The writer is a Vedic scholar and social activist

Post-COVID, religion must be God-centred and priest-free
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Worship must be to spiritual life what breathing is to physical life. Just as there are no middlemen in our breathing -- except the deadly middleman of pollution -- in the spiritual breathing of worship too, there must be no middlemen.

When poverty became visible
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Risks born out of squalor of the poor –and its consequent health implications for the rich -- will be addressed post-Covid

Coronavirus has forced us to fall back on ourselves
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

It is asking us to open the box of our inner lives.

Fit India should also mean the courage to ask tough questions
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

How can we create Fit India, the PM needs to ask, if we do not pay at least equal attention to developing an intellectual culture? Medical sciences aver that physical fitness is incomplete without mental and intellectual fitness.

Corporates are the ones suffering poverty in more ways than one
Wed, May 15, 2019

Corporates owe banks, and the public, crores. They’re the ones suffering poverty in more ways than one.

BJP’s attempt to use national security as its poll plank betrays its desperation and fear
Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Intelligent voters will, given that Modi has failed to deliver on all promises made in 2014, conclude that “crying wolf” about a neighbouring country.

For Sri Sri, mediation in Ayodhya could be a double-edged sword
Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Mediators in Ayodhya must stand steadfast on spiritual foundation in a charged atmosphere, where religion has been superseded by politics and the dynamic of mediation overshadowed by triumphalism.

As We Celebrate The Brave
Tue, Mar 05, 2019

Our public life is, increasingly, being configured by fear.

Belief without truth
Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Religion and superstition are mirror images. Superstition can, therefore, pass for religion, especially when the people know only rituals and practices — all priestly inventions — and are ignorant of the ethical and philosophical principles embedded in scriptures.

Why I have been assaulted
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

My ideal of social justice runs counter to the casteism of Sangh Parivar. But my disagreements are spiritual, not political.

Faith Vs Blind Faith
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Without reason in our religious outlook we let the clergy manipulate us

Godman’s Burden
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Bhayyuji Maharaj’s suicide highlight pressures that overtake the spiritually inclined

A perverse ploy
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

I am a man of faith. The cynical political calculation of Ram Janmabhoomi movement is intolerable to me.

About dignity
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.

In good faith: Superstition caricatures God
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Light of the Vedas is an antidote to ignorance.

Real Freedom Of Religion
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

To help India, contemporary spiritualism must break the shackles on its own soul

Why Baba Ramdev would do well to go into vanvaas
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

What Ramdev has done is criminal. He is sowing seeds of horrendous violence in the minds of unsuspecting people within an ambience of faith. This is incitement of the most dangerous kind.

Who cares about temple entry?
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Male-dominated ‘places of worship’ are, in fact, places where god doesn’t reside.

BJP vs Sonia: The Great Indian Show
Thu, Jul 24, 2003

It is not my call to defend anyone in particular. But it is certainly my call to defend good sense and fair play in public life. I find it d...

Reforming Hinduism from within
Wed, Oct 30, 2002

It is a great pity that the radical spiritual legacy that Swami Dayanand enunciated as the Arya Samaj movement more than a century ago could...

Courage at other’s cost is no courage
Fri, Jan 21, 2000

Mushirul Hasan's article ``No Hindu Machismo, please'' (IE, January 12), calls for a clarification regarding references to the Arya Samaj....