The writer is a Vedic scholar and social activist
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.
Risks born out of squalor of the poor –and its consequent health implications for the rich -- will be addressed post-Covid
It is asking us to open the box of our inner lives.
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 owe banks, and the public, crores. They’re the ones suffering poverty in more ways than one.
Intelligent voters will, given that Modi has failed to deliver on all promises made in 2014, conclude that “crying wolf” about a neighbouring country.
Mediators in Ayodhya must stand steadfast on spiritual foundation in a charged atmosphere, where religion has been superseded by politics and the dynamic of mediation overshadowed by triumphalism.
Our public life is, increasingly, being configured by fear.
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.
My ideal of social justice runs counter to the casteism of Sangh Parivar. But my disagreements are spiritual, not political.
Without reason in our religious outlook we let the clergy manipulate us
Bhayyuji Maharaj’s suicide highlight pressures that overtake the spiritually inclined
I am a man of faith. The cynical political calculation of Ram Janmabhoomi movement is intolerable to me.
A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.
Light of the Vedas is an antidote to ignorance.
To help India, contemporary spiritualism must break the shackles on its own soul
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.
Male-dominated ‘places of worship’ are, in fact, places where god doesn’t reside.
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...
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...
Mushirul Hasan's article ``No Hindu Machismo, please'' (IE, January 12), calls for a clarification regarding references to the Arya Samaj....