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Did India (Hindustan) Benefit from the British Raj?

Did India (Hindustan) Benefit from the British Raj?

The idea that British rule in India was a force for good is not uncommon in Britain and even in certain sections of westernised Indian elite. Read right-of-centre British newspapers and you will regularly find articles and columns that glorify Britain’s colonial past, giving the impression that Britain was spreading the light of Western Civilisation […]

March 30 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis, Other | Read More »

Hidden Forces Uncovered Behind the Narendra Modi and Wharton School Fiasco? (Video)

Hidden Forces Uncovered Behind the Narendra Modi and Wharton School Fiasco? (Video)

By Janice C. (CHAKRA) In 2013, the prestigious  school of Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania had its annual Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF). The event organizers invited Narendra Modi to be their keynote speaker via live telecast, but due to later cancelled his invitation due to pressure from non-Wharton staff with opinionated and furious bias of […]

March 29 2013 | Posted in Blog, Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

Why is Kali dancing on Lord Shiva?!

Why is Kali dancing on Lord Shiva?!

Kali is one of the best known, but poorly understood forms of the Goddess. She is dark destructive and terrible in image. She is allied to the forces of death and destruction. The most common image of Kali shows her dancing on Shiva. This article aims to give an insight into Hinduism’s use of such […]

March 26 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

Where Can We Find Hanuman?

Where Can We Find Hanuman?

By Rajesh Patel At one point in the Ramayana, Indrajit (Ravana’s eldest son) launched a massive attack against a section of Rama’s army, causing massive slaughter. When Jambhavan (the commander) arrived at the scene to survey the damage, the first thing he said was, “Is Hanuman alive?” Hanuman subsequently arrived at the scene and Jambhavan […]

March 24 2013 | Posted in Blog, Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

Where Do Vedas Originate From?

Where Do Vedas Originate From?

This article was in reply to a question asked by a seeker, regarding the origins of the Vedas. (CHAKRA) Person XYZ asked: “Are Vedas God’s creation?”  Now let us analyze this in detail by looking at each word. ‘VEDAS’… What does one mean by Veda? The word ‘Ved comes from the root ‘vid’, which means […]

March 19 2013 | Posted in Blog, Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

The Meaning of OM (AUM)

The Meaning of OM  (AUM)

This is what we hear about OM: The past, the present and the future are OM, And That beyond these three is also OM. - (Mandukya Upanishad) OM is the most popular and universally recognised Hindu symbol and also the most popular word in Hindu chants and prayers. It is the Divine Word and the originating sound of the universe. […]

March 17 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

Why Hinduism? Why Bhagavad Gita?

Why Hinduism?  Why Bhagavad Gita?

By Vishnu Prakash Nangath (CHAKRA) Simple. Because Hinduism is not a religion; Bhagavad Gita is not a religious scripture. When we say “religion” here, we mean what it means today, and what the world knows by that term – a set of rules and guidelines that must be followed to enter heaven; a piece of […]

March 7 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

A Lesson in History: The Himalayan Valley of Kashmir

A Lesson in History: The Himalayan Valley of Kashmir

By Francois Gautier For two thousand years, the Himalayan valley of Kashmir in Northern India has been the home of Learning and Wisdom. From this small valley have issued masterpieces of history, poetry, romance, fable, and philosophy and many of the greatest Sanskrit scholars and poets were born and wrote in the valley. Kashmir flourished under some […]

February 9 2013 | Posted in Hinduism, Insight & Analysis, Other | Read More »

Musings on Hindutva

Musings on Hindutva

(CHAKRA Blogs) In the past decade, Hindutva and Hindutvadis have come under a lot of fire. This write-up is an attempt to clear some of the fog on why it happens, and some remedial measures against it. To begin with, in an Indian Supreme Court judgment delivered in 1995, it was ruled that “Ordinarily, Hindutva […]

January 31 2013 | Posted in Blog, Hinduism, Insight & Analysis | Read More »

Waking vs Dreaming – Dissertation on the Illusoriness of the World

Waking vs Dreaming – Dissertation on the Illusoriness of the World

By Vishnu Prakash (CHAKRA) This is extracted from second chapter [Vaitathya prakaraNa] of Shri GauDapAda’s kArikA converted into a question answer format. Point of discussion: Analysis of Waking and Dreaming states. Q: How do you say that waking state is similar to dream state? A: You can’t accept the similarity because you have never compared them. As […]

January 19 2013 | Posted in Blog, Hinduism, Insight & Analysis, Spirituality | Read More »