Burning Issues

Burning Issues Bharat (India) is Facing

Loudspeakers, Hooliganism, and “Religious Sentiments”

Once upon a time: “How about organizing a Jagaran?” My mother asked me. “Why not? That’s a nice idea, mom. So, you mean, hiring a professional team, with lighting, and loudspeakers, and all that stuff, right?” “Yes, of course! So let’s discuss the details in a day or two, OK?” “Sure. Oh, one more thing: …

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Ghar Wapsi: Why Blaming Muslims and Christians Won’t Help

Ghar Wapsi

Ghar Wapsi. It happened in Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Few notable Hindu organizations welcomed back Muslims (former Hindus) into Sanatan Dharma. And they termed it ‘Ghar Wapsi’—homecoming. “Those Muslims were either converted by force or were duped into Islam,” they reasoned. Fine. But why Ghar Wapsi now? Why Ghar Wapsi? (Why Some Hindus …

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

Don't Blame the Government

“Don’t blame the government?!” “But why?” “Why shouldn’t I blame the government? What’s the point of a democracy if we can’t even criticize and blame the government? Isn’t it the government’s responsibility to figure everything out?” Relax. I can understand your anger, frustration, and disappointment. So many things that should have happened in your neighborhood …

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