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What Stories Should We Share With Our Children?

What Stories Should We Share With Our Children?

Sep 30, 2021

In the battle over curricula, the Left tells stories that focus only on making the elite squirm in guilt, while the Right prefers glory by distorting history, but the victims remain voiceless

Vavar, Mahishi, And The Trail Of Blood

Vavar, Mahishi, And The Trail Of Blood

Feb 26, 2020

Indic religions, including Hinduism, privileged the male over the female in their quest for liberation. Sabarimala, its layered history steeped in inclusion, typifies this.

Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

Nov 21, 2018

In their self-reflexivity and referential nature, Ramayana and Mahabharata lie in unique harmony. Which came first is matter of which version you hold up to the light.

No Heaven For Women? | By Devdutt Pattanaik

No Heaven For Women? | By Devdutt Pattanaik

Oct 30, 2018

Patriarchy manifests most strongly in spiritual discourse­, and there’s no religion free from it

Don’t Blame The God Particle

Don’t Blame The God Particle

Dec 21, 2017

Nature was self-sufficient. It contained both platitude and violence. Humans begat God as a symbol, to derive meaning, to forge identity. Not God’s fault.

Middlemen In God’s Market

Middlemen In God’s Market

Aug 31, 2017

People largely err in finding their spiritual master. The guru shouldn’t be a rockstar with fans willing to obey anything. The case isn’t different outside India too.

God’s Marital Status

God’s Marital Status

Aug 10, 2017

Is celibacy or singleness a prerequisite to seek an ideal world? It’s another matter that marital pleasures are fine for temple deities with their consorts.

They Held Many Shields

They Held Many Shields

Aug 10, 2016

Ancient Buddhist traditions tolerated transgenders; many Hindu traditions still have them linked with deities. A fluid sexuality was a way of life for Indic culture.

Whither Saraswati

Whither Saraswati

Dec 21, 2010

Our ruthless pursuit of wealth at the cost of wisdom and equity bodes ill

The Party Didn't Happen

The Party Didn't Happen

Nov 29, 2008

Fear grips the city, smiles turn to frowns, people wonder if they should stay in, or in solidarity... go to work.

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