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Indian Philosophy

Making Sense of Confusion: Indian Philosophy

Alka Pratap | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The philosophy of ancient India is quite diverse and complex in structure. So complex, in fact, that many, Indians included, give up on making sense of this kaleidoscope. This article is a humble attempt to present a streamlined simplification of this complicated set of ideas and concepts.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Race Matters in the Classroom

Deepak Sarma | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

I am successful when my students and conversation partners begin enclosing and confining these colonial categories in quotation marks, recognizing their construction and significance, historicizing them, disrupting them, and depriving them of their power.

What India Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

India has been described by some traditional texts as Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara, the first and supreme culture in the world. To this day, the S...

What the F*ck Was Lululemon Thinking?

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Gregoire

Trivializing and misusing a sacred tradition to sell luxury (not to mention sizeist) yoga clothing is not only embarrassing, it's offensive.

Ahimsa Eating Re-Considered

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Zero-sum" is when one's needs cancel out another's needs. I learned the meaning of this violent doctrine as a Russian kid playing "nozhichki." Nozhi...