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Video of Talk on India’s Educational Heritage

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Retracing my roots in Ahichhatra

After having written a little on the history of ancient India, I am now delving into my own family history. Some of you know that I am a Singh only … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · 5 Comments

Jauhar-Shaka: When The Enemy Was At The Gate

When the enemy was at the fort gates, when rations ran out, and when defeat was certain, Rajput kingdoms, especially in northwestern India followed a code of honour that inspires … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

When It Felt Good To Be A Hindu

“Oh I am not a temple goer.” “I only visit temples if they have some history.” “I only go to temples when there is nice dinner served.” This was me … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thailand’s King Passes Away – Leaves a Void in People’s Hearts

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-ruling monarch (1946-2016) is no more. He was no ordinary king. A fine inventor and innovator, he deployed many of his inventions for development. … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste

  Republished from India Facts In her book, The Educational Heritage of Ancient India – How an Ecosystem of Learning Was Laid to Waste, Sahana Singh shakes the dust off … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discovering Myanmar

Myanmar was a total revelation to me. I did not expect to find such a beautiful country steeped in Indic traditions. From the clothes people wore to their spirit of … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why is the world so obsessed with India’s caste system?

  There is an obsessive tendency to project the caste system as a form of social exclusivism found only in India. Clearly, not enough attention is being directed to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Blessings of the intense kind

It is only after so many years that I was struck by the intensity of blessings in Vedic wedding ceremonies. I always knew vaguely that the mantras being chanted were … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Hinduphobia Rears Familiar Head In American Academia

Every community has had to struggle against prejudice and bias that gets entrenched in institutions, and masquerades for a time as the truth – the Jewish community has had to … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment