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The Gita ‘As It Is’ - A Travesty of Caste
by BS Murthy
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It is a safe bet to say that while most might have heard about Bhagavad-Gita, hardly any would have read it (much less apprised it as can be seen ...

Dichotomy Between Hindu Religiosity ‘n Gita's Spirituality
by BS Murthy
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Long before the advent of the Torah, not to speak of the Bible and the Quran that followed it, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad had it that “.. since he (man) created ...

State of the Art
by BS Murthy
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The Indian legend has it that goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswathi respectively bestow wealth and learning on earth. It was the belief that both the goddesses would never bless the ...

Absurdity of Bhagvad-Gita’s Caste Biases
by BS Murthy
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To the uninitiated, Bhagvad-Gita was a discourse between Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, on the eve of the battle of Mahabharata, chronicled by ...

India’s Chase of the Secular Mirage
by BS Murthy
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The secular cliché of ‘unity in diversity’ is the political myth that at long last has been done in the postcolonial India. But in reality, India is a habitat ...

Dad's Trophy
by SHAMIM MERCHANT
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"Bhaskar, don't you lie to me! It was you who forgot to plug out the hot iron. If you've made a mistake, admit it!"Bhavisha was scolding her fifteen year ...

Warts in Mahatma’s Atma
by BS Murthy
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“Won’t it remind one of Gandhi’s experiments with truth?” “I have no quarrel with Gandhi the man but I have problem with the Mahatma of his,” he said and ...

Underbellies of Indian Polity
by BS Murthy
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Winston Churchill felt that the Indian polity was not ripe enough for independence but Mahatma Gandhi pressed for swarajya nevertheless. Some fifty-five years after Atlee freed India off the ...

The Electoral Psychology in the Indian Democracy
by BS Murthy
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In 2014, it was on the plank of ‘high hope’ that Narendra Modi, with self-belief, sense of purpose and Herculean effort, had navigated his party to power through the ...

Student Met In Park
by Mullan A
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Mumbai Chanon Road Chan Road | Many citizens used to walk in the park in the evening. Krishnaji Arjun Keluskar Guruji also used to visit Charni Road Park every ...

Incongruities in Indian constitution
by BS Murthy
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Muhammad Ali Jinnah got what he wanted for Indian Musalmans though in time, their Quranic zeal turned Pakistan into a Rogue State. What of India, the product of an ...

Decoding the Cynical Method in Mamata’s Political Madness
by BS Murthy
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Ernst Röhm, the boss of Brown Shirts, whose rough shoulders carried Adolf Hitler into the German Chancellery, was keen to induct them into the Wehrmacht that was set to ...

Character of Dr. Manmohan Singh
by BS Murthy
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While it was Annie Besant, the English woman, who helped the Congress form, Antonio Maino, the Dame de Italian, could cause its eventual liquidation. If not the maturity of ...

Gandhi to Modi - India’s Nationalistic Quest
by BS Murthy
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In his Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, quoted Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s idea of nationalism in his own words thus: ”I call myself a nationalist but my nationalism is ...

Media and Literature
by BS Murthy
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Being a land of many languages, India’s media is no monolithic phenomenon. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the regional differences, the vernacular media has a uniformity of character. Thus we can broadly ...

Political Hurdle to Indian Nationalism
by BS Murthy
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The raise of Narendra Modi in the Indian political firmament has brought to the fore the debate on nationalism and anti-nationalism, like never before, and that too with a ...

On Writing ‘n the Writers
by BS Murthy
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In his savage state, mere sounds could have been man’s communicative tools to vent out his raw feelings, limited to such as hunger and anger and pain and pleasure. ...

Islamic Assault ‘n Christian Retreat
by BS Murthy
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In what could probably be the most ironical ‘irony of silence’, the mighty Western world, in the face of the Quranic assault against its Christian faith in the mosques, ...

Islamic Assault ‘n Christian Retreat
by BS Murthy
  • 252

In what could probably be the most ironical ‘irony of silence’, the mighty Western world, in the face of the Quranic assault against its Christian faith in the mosques, ...

Irony of India’s un-nationalism
by BS Murthy
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That 9/11 in 2001, when some of the 44 passengers aboard the Al Qaeda-hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 came to know about the carnage of the World Trade Center ...

Insensitivity of Left-lib Hypocrisy.
by BS Murthy
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While in his personal disposition, a liberal is ‘open-minded, not prejudiced’ (his heart), his ideological underpinnings are ‘favouring individual liberty, free trade and moderate political and social reform’ (his ...

How Good is the Indian Muse?
by BS Murthy
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Where to look for the soul of India in print? Is it in the writings of those for whom the muse is their mother tongue or those who happen ...

Hindu Theocratic State – Canard of the Libtards
by BS Murthy
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After the millennia grind under foreign yokes, first that of the Islamic invaders and then of the British colonizers, Bharat Varsha, the ancient land of the Hindus, regained its ...

Genesis of Skullcap Secularism
by BS Murthy
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Contrary to the current crop of skullcaps even on the tender heads of the Muslim kids, till the recent past, this religious symbolism was seldom on the public view ...

Double ‘Hindu’ Jeopardy
by BS Murthy
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Sadly for Bharat that is India, even as its ancient ethos was corrupted by inane interpolations in Bhagavad-Gita, its philosophical source, its post-colonial political course in its Constitution was ...

Capital punishment - Doctrine of Torture and Kill
by BS Murthy
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That hundred and forty years after Fyodor Dostoyevsky enlightened us against capital punishment, we still persist with it in some parts of our planet, belies our insensitivity towards the ...

અતિત ના સંસ્મરણો (ભાગ-૨) - છેલ્લો ભાગ
by Keyur Patel
  • 483

ભાગ -૧ થી ચાલુ … હવે આગળ..ફોન ડિસ્કનેક્ટ થયા પછી .. સુરેશલાલે પોતાનું ખાણું બનાવ્યું અને ડિનર લીધું ..અહીં યુએસએમાં, આલોકે તેની પ્રિય પત્નીને એક સારા સમાચાર આપ્યા કે ...

A Marital Advice to Daughter
by BS Murthy
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“If you’re not interested in this match, so be it, but if I don’t show you life as I’ve seen it, I might be failing you,” Ramaiah said in all ...

અતિત ના સંસ્મરણો (ભાગ-૧)
by Keyur Patel
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આ એક વૃદ્ધ માણસની વાર્તા છે .. એક પિતા અને એક સાચો પતિ જેણે  પુત્રની ઇચ્છાઓને પૂર્ણ કરવા માટે આખું જીવન આપ્યું પણ ક્યારેય પોતાના અને પત્ની વિશે વિચાર્યું ...