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Sansrod is a Muslim-majority village in Karjan taluka of Vadodara district in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is located next to national highway no.8.  On Id-Ul-Zuha day (also known as Bakra Eid)...

October 19 2013 / 2 comments / Read More »

Due to the tragic state of Hindus living in Muslim majority Pakistan, there are more and more hindus trying to seek refuge in neighboring India. However, due to many political influences the Indian...

May 4 2013 / 1 comment / Read More »

(CHAKRA) Extremist Muslim mobs  have attacked innocent Hindu temples, homes and shops of Hindus in four districts in Bangladesh. Since Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was handed down a death sentence for war...

March 21 2013 / 2 comments / Read More »

By Sandhya Jain (Niti Central) Amidst a near-complete media blackout and distressing silence from statutory bodies like the National Human Rights Commission, a serious communal flare up has taken place in South 24...

February 23 2013 / 16 comments / Read More »

(CHAKRA) The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) voiced serious concern today over the worsening plight of Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan, imploring the Afghan government to address the deteriorating religious freedom conditions in the...

December 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

By Francois Gautier (CHAKRA Blogs) I have fought for the Kashmir Pandits ever since I covered Kashmir in the nineties and saw them flee helpless and terrified. In 2005, I received the Natchiketa Award...

August 29 2012 / 7 comments / Read More »

By Sucheta Rustgi (CHAKRA) Raksha bandhan has been celebrated over generations with sisters tying rakhis-a symbolic string-around the wrist of their brothers. The significance of the string is to maintain a strong relationship...

August 2 2012 / No comment / Read More »

By Sucheta Patel (CHAKRA) Hinduism is an philosophical and spiritual religion. The spiritual and scriptural learning’s  are endless when it comes to Hinduism. The creators of the religion have put so much thought into every small philosophical...

July 29 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

(CHAKRA) “We won’t go back. Even if you shoot us we won’t go back,” cried out an elderly Pakistani Hindu woman living in the Dera Dhuni Baba refugee camp in the Indian capital...

July 7 2012 / 3 comments / Read More »

(CHAKRA) Hindus have strongly objected to Hindu deities being reportedly referred to as “false idols” on the opening day of the General Assembly of Church of Scotland on May 19 in Edinburgh (United...

May 21 2012 / 6 comments / Read More »

By Professor Vaidyanathan Normally reticent and mild mannered Manmohan Singh in an interview to Science magazine during February mentioned that American NGO’s are funding the protests against Kudankulam nuclear plant. He also blamed...

May 6 2012 / 23 comments / Read More »
In This Month

Shubh & Happy Hanuman Jayanti – Celebration of Shri Hanuman’s Birth – April 2014 »

Shubh & Happy Hanuman Jayanti – Celebration of Shri Hanuman’s Birth – April 2014 Hanuman Jayanti is the auspicious birthday of Shri Lord Hanuman Ji and is followed on the full moon (Purnima) day in the Lunar Hindu calendar month of Chaitra...

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Happy Vaisakhi (also Vesak and Vishu): The Birth of the Khalsa – April 2014 »

Happy Vaisakhi (also Vesak and Vishu): The Birth of the Khalsa – April 2014 Followers of the Sikh religion, as well as Indian Punjabis (Hindus and Sikhs) all over the world celebrate Vaisakhi (also referred to as Baisakhi) on a yearly basis....

April 14 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
Insight & Analysis

A Christian European Women’s Journey to Hinduism: How it Began »

A Christian European Women’s Journey to Hinduism: How it Began

“Can you imagine – in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba...

April 6 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »

Science, Vedanta and Free-will »

Science, Vedanta and Free-will

(CHAKRA Blogs) I am sharing some of my thoughts on Science, vedAnta and free-will. I will be...

March 16 2014 / No comment / Read More »

How Secular is Article 30 in the Indian Constitution? »

How Secular is Article 30 in the Indian Constitution?

By Adity Sharma The thirst for knowledge is present in each of us from the time we...

February 8 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

New Book Defends Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity – Indra’s Net »

New Book Defends Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity – Indra’s Net

(CHAKRA) It is fashionable among intellectuals to assert that Dharma traditions lacked any semblance of unity before...

December 26 2013 / 2 comments / Read More »

America’s Largest Hindu Rights Group Responds to Allegations Leveled by Islamist and Communist-Linked Groups »

America’s Largest Hindu Rights Group Responds to Allegations Leveled by Islamist and Communist-Linked Groups

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was made aware today that the internet portal calling itself the Coalition...

December 17 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Castes in Buddhism – Is Caste Only a Hindu Problem (Part 4) »

By OP Sudrania “Hans Wolfgang Schumann has statistically proven that almost all of Buddha’s disciples were high caste people and that the brahmanas comprised the majority of the sangha.” Edmund Weber I have split this monogram in three sections for ease of readers mostly to avoid monotony of a long continuous read in one stretch....

August 5 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »
Castes in Buddhism – Is Caste Only a Hindu Problem (Part 4)

A Christian European Women’s Journey to Hinduism: How it Began »

“Can you imagine – in Europe there are people who believe there is no Bhagawan (God)!” Baba Ramdev, a highly popular yogi, said this to a sea of thousands of Indian schoolchildren with an expression of genuine wonderment on his face. I saw it on TV and it made me smile. He is right. In...

April 6 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »
A Christian European Women’s Journey to Hinduism: How it Began

In Dharmic Spirituality, Liberation and Redemption are Important »

In spirituality, liberation and redemption from this world is a very important topic. Among all the religions of this world, the principal aim is God-realization, gaining salvation, and eventually entering the kingdom of Lord. The Saints tell that this objective has to be achieved in this life, here and now. The real devotee experiences the...

September 26 2012 / No comment / Read More »
In Dharmic Spirituality, Liberation and Redemption are Important

Is Caste Only a Hindu Problem? Potpourri of Castes in India (Part 5) »

By Dr. OP Sudrania Read Is Caste Only a Hindu Problem? Part 1 Read Is Caste only a Hindu Problem? Part 2 Read Is Caste only a Hindu Problem? Part 3 Read Is Caste only a Hindu Problem? Part 4 In this part I shall try to deal with some residual aspects of prevailing castes in other communities. I shall...

September 2 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Is Caste Only a Hindu Problem? Potpourri of Castes in India (Part 5)

Learning the Ropes to Happiness »

By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM With the permission of our readers, may I say again : Happiness is a state of mind.  That explains why I say it aloud every now and then: old boy, your mental make up says that you may not live long to be a Centenarian. I dismiss the idea as it...

April 6 2013 / No comment / Read More »
Learning the Ropes to Happiness

World News

Mahavir Jayanti: Happy Birthday Lord Mahavira – April 2014

Mahavir Jayanti: Happy Birthday Lord Mahavira – April 2014 »

Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is the most auspicious and celebrated event in Jainism. Mahavir Jayanti is the birth date of Lord Mahavir and falls under April...

April 13 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Hindu Temple and Houses Burnt by Muslim Mobs in Pakistan During Hindu Festival of Colours »

Hindu Temple and Houses Burnt by Muslim Mobs in Pakistan During Hindu Festival of Colours

On the eve of Holi, a religious festival known as ‘the festival of colours’ where Hindus around the world burn pyres symbolizing the...

March 18 2014 / No comment / Read More »

In the Heads of India Voters: What Makes them Vote for BJP, AAP or Congress »

In the Heads of India Voters: What Makes them Vote for BJP, AAP or Congress

(CHAKRA) The 2014 Indian National elections are around the corner and many people are wondering what makes a person vote for the...

March 2 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Ignored

Hindu Women Dead & Many Hindus Injured by Muslim Mobs in Meerut for Playing Music in Temple During Ramadan »

Hindu Women Dead & Many Hindus Injured by Muslim Mobs in Meerut for Playing Music in Temple During Ramadan

On Friday July 26, 2013, Many Hindus were injured and 2 people were killed, including a Hindu women who died when Muslim...

July 28 2013 / 3 comments / Read More »

Over 1500 Hindu Temples & Homes Damaged by Muslim Mobs in Bangladesh During January to March of 2013 »

Over 1500 Hindu Temples & Homes Damaged by Muslim Mobs in Bangladesh During January to March of 2013

(CHAKRA) Extremist Muslim mobs  have attacked innocent Hindu temples, homes and shops of Hindus in four districts in Bangladesh. Since Jamaat leader...

March 21 2013 / 2 comments / Read More »
Violent Muslim Mob Attacks Police and Stab Officer for Enforcing Law Against Cow Slaughter in India

Violent Muslim Mob Attacks Police and Stab Officer for Enforcing Law Against Cow Slaughter in India »

Sansrod is a Muslim-majority village in Karjan taluka of Vadodara district in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is located next to national highway no.8.  On Id-Ul-Zuha day (also known...

October 19 2013 / 2 comments / Read More »

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