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Purushartha and Punishment
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Purushartha and Punishment

A shift in education from rights based approach to a focus on fulfillment of purusharthas will lead to a paradigm shift in the way we function as a society.

Max Weber’s afterglow
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Max Weber’s afterglow

Romila Thapar's recent lecture on Max Weber, in which she rightly pointed out the many misrepresentations of Hindu society in his body of work, demonstrates why ideological adversaries in scholarship should not be branded as evil. Rather, engaging them with reason and objectivity is a much more useful and productive course of action for both sides of the debate.

False claims about Krshna
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False claims about Krshna

In accordance with the long standing colonial tradition of denigrating Hindu deities, Scroll's recent article on Krishna indulges in wild speculation, ignoring glaring evidence, about how Krishna was a 'tribal' deity, later appropriated by Brahmins to preserve their ever weakening authority.

The unpredictability of spiritual life
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The unpredictability of spiritual life

Jyotiṣa is a powerful and systematic method of predicting future events whose accuracy is highly dependent on the depth of the astrologer's intuition. However, it reaches its limits when it confronts adhyatmic (spiritual) dimensions of a person's life.

Challenging Western Universalism
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Challenging Western Universalism

What is universal cannot be sectarian but what is sectarian can be made to look like universal. In search of global domination, the western world has, for centuries, done just that with other peoples and cultures.

कृष्ण से भगवान तक
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कृष्ण से भगवान तक

श्री कृष्ण की भक्ति, ज्ञान और योग के सिद्धांतों को सहजता प्रदान करती है और आधुनिक युग में विशेषतः सहायक