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No, Hinduism Is Not Behind India's 'Rape Crisis'

Parth Parihar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Parth Parihar

We must understand the nub of the problem and do all that we can to alleviate it. But bashing Hinduism in order to do a slipshod hatchet job on the current Indian government? No, that's not helpful. That's just Hinduphobia. Plain and simple.

What We Can Learn From the Indian Scriptures

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Alka Pratap

India has produced a phenomenal array of scriptures and religious texts. They span the whole range of the human thought process, from the dry and logi...

he Hindu Scriptures: Perennial Sources of Wisdom

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The scriptures in Hinduism are a multifarious collection representing the mundane and the esoteric, the everyday and the mystical.

It Hasn't Been a Good Day: William Dalrymple, Bosnia, Punjab, Zimbabwe and ... Robin Williams

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.

Essential Wisdom for Our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, the Eternal Quest

Chris Fici | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Chris Fici

The Mahabharata is considered one of the oldest and of the greatest epics of antiquity. Composed more than 5,000 years ago by the great Vedic sage Vyasa, the Mahabharata tells the story of what is both a heart-rendingly personal and catastrophically collective battle that threatens the very structure and fabric of civilization.

Dharma, Enlightenment And Hakuna Matata

Pratik Dattani | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Pratik Dattani

Our lives begin to end the day we fall silent on the things that matter. Like Mahatma Gandhi once said, we do not need to wait to see what others do, but we ourselves must to be the change we want to see in the world.

Time Travel to the Future Is Real

Louis A. Del Monte | Posted 05.28.2013 | Science
Louis A. Del Monte

Humankind's fascination with time travel dates back thousands of years, and although many people believe that time travel is strictly science fiction, it is not. Actually, as odd as this may sound, we are all time travelers.

"But... I Love My Meat": Hinduism And Vegetarianism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.09.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Animals live and care for each other as much as humans do... How is it that we can be so callous towards these creatures of God?

Death: The Elephant In The Room

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The Hindu scriptures explain that we come into this world with a certain number of breaths and the countdown begins the moment we exit the womb. Every moment should be lived to prepare our consciousness for the final moment.

Modernity, Memory And Mantra

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 06.17.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Recently, our local center of worship announced a Bhagavad Gita chanting contest. In light of a growing concern over my shrinking memorization capacity, I signed up immediately.

How Hinduism's Mahabharata Can Help Restore Ethics in India

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Whether it is reigniting teachers' commitment to service or rooting out endemic corruption, the principles of leadership and commitment to the weak and poor of India's epic heroes found in the Mahabharata are needed today more than ever.

Batman Comics Writer Renovates India's Ancient Epic

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Betwa Sharma

Grant Morrison, author of comics like Fantastic Four, Batman and Superman, and Indian artist Mukesh Singh, are putting a high-voltage spin on the Sanskrit saga.

Plugging the Integrity Leak: Business Ethics and Lessons from the Mahabharata

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

What strikes me about the Mahabharata is the emphasis on character development and integrity before skills are bestowed. Were this rule applied in business schools today, the BP rig leak may never have happened.

Ganesha - God of Knowledge and Wisdom (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

Ties to Ganesha run deep in Hindu families where he is often viewed as a member of the household.

Meatless Monday: Lighten Up For Diwali

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Namaste, as yogi know, is Sanskrit for I honor the light in you, you honor the light in me. This week, Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, honors th...

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As I travel through Sri Lanka, covering the nation as it seeks reconciliation among its diverse population after decades of conflict, I am receiving e-mails from my friends at home asking me to review the basics.