Emblems in India's history have always been a combination of temporal and sacred unlike what we see in modern independent India today.
The New York Times headlines were used to mislead readers, blame the victims, and clean up after the mass murder of the CRPF jawans.
India's was unique in its idea of self-governance in village communities where people from all spheres of life had a say while candidates needed to be supremely learned and in tune with the Dharmaśāstra-s to contest for positions.
Though there are several possible plants that can claim to be the bearer of the Soma elixir, presently there is only one that meets the prerequisites.
Soma's philosophical meaning can be deconstructed to showcase its entheogenic properties as the elixir of immortality.
The strange rationalisation by Shashi Tharoor of defending Islamic colonialism while criticising British colonialism is an exercise in fallacy.
The recent verdict on the entry of women in the Sabarimala shrine serves as a grim reminder of the wide gap between the colonial moorings of the modern Indian State and the spiritual aspirations of the Indian people.
A powerful concept for the Karma Yogi though mentioned only once in the Gita.
The Mahabharata, as well as the Hitopadesha, both depict how secular liberal societies fail to address the challenge of intransigent and invasive dogmas.
Ilayaraja's view on the resurrection of Jesus Christ compared to his beloved Ramana Maharshi has sparked debate.