Burning Issues

Burning Issues India and the World is Facing

Are You a Nationalist? (What Makes You Think So?)

“I am a Hindu nationalist.” The Indian prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s statement, created a lot of controversies once. People started asking each other, “Are you a nationalist? What kind?” TV news channels conducted debates about nationalism, and still, nobody can answer who is a nationalist and who’s not. Let’s keep the politics behind nationalism …

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Loudspeakers And Religious Sentiments: Are They Interconnected?

My mother once asked me: “How about organizing a ‘Jagaran?’” (a musical-night honoring Goddess Durga). “Well, that’s a nice idea, but I shall disconnect the loudspeakers as soon as the clock hits ten since speakers are not allowed post 10 pm. The musical group can sing the ‘Bhajans’ and ‘Bhents’ the whole night but without …

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Ghar Wapsi (Why Blaming Muslims and Christians Won’t Help)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke. Ghar Wapsi. It happened in Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Few notable Hindu organizations welcomed back Muslims (former Hindus) into Sanatan Dharma. They termed it ‘Ghar Wapsi’—homecoming. “Those Muslims were either converted by force or …

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Don’t Blame The Government (A Brutally Honest Advice)

Blame the Government: Indian Flag

You blame The Government for: Corruption. Unemployment. Potholes. Dry taps. Mosquitoes. And whatnot. Blaming the government for everything is the norm. We—as a society, as a country—are habituated to criticize the government. And why wouldn’t we? What’s easier than finding fault with the governments? When we bash the government—the councilors, the MLAs, the MPs, the …

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Nirmal Baba Exposed: Lies. Bigotry. Propaganda

Nirmal Baba Exposed

Nirmal Baba Exposed. That was the headline. A news channel was grilling a self-proclaimed guru cum Hindu spiritual leader, Nirmal Baba. “Who is this godman, Nirmal Baba?” “Is Nirmal Baba a fraud?” “How did Nirmaljit Singh Narula become Nirmal Baba?” “How come Nirmal Baba’s net worth is skyrocketing?” “Today, we are going to expose Nirmal …

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