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Spotlight: A Courageous Exposé

Spotlight: A Courageous Exposé by Kalavai Venkat The movie Spotlight won the Academy Award for best picture recently. It is an admirable movie for many reasons. It retells of a real-life story. It is, ... Continue Reading →
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The Straw Man Fallacy and the Battle for Sanskrit

The Straw Man Fallacy and the Battle for Sanskrit Kalavai Venkat The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive? (TBFS) is Rajiv Malhotra’s latest book, ... Continue Reading →
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A Review of “An Atrocious Biography”

A Review of “An Atrocious Biography” Aron Aronite From the grammatically inaccurate term ‘Lives’, gets unleashed this narrative style of insinuations about Sri Aurobindo- as if the Mystic ... Continue Reading →
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A Response to Intellectual Aggression by Peter Heehs

A Review of An Atrocious Biography by RY Deshpande  [This is a book critiquing Peter Heehs’s The Lives of Sri Aurobindo published by the Columbia University Press, US, in May 2008.] There are any number ... Continue Reading →
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Hating Hindus as a Fun Activity

Hating Hindus as a Fun Activity A Review of ‘Introducing Hinduism’ by Vinay Lal (2005), Totem Books, USA. By Vishal Agarwal The book under review combines cartoons with text – an attractive and light-hearted ... Continue Reading →
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The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi”

The Hindu Philosophy of Life Through the Movie, “The Life of Pi”   This Q&A was prepared by the author to introduce the concepts of Jagat, Māyā and Samsāra in the Hindu worldview to middle ... Continue Reading →
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Hans Henrich Hock – A Scholar Lying Through His Teeth

Hans Henrich Hock A Scholar Lying Through His Teeth Hans Henrich Hock, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Sanskrit at the University of Illinois, and a prolific speaker and crusader for certain points ... Continue Reading →

Of course, He knows every Mother’s heart!

Of course, He knows every Mother’s heart! (A critique of Arun Shourie’s book ‘Does He know a Mother’s Heart?’) M Pramod Kumar 12 December 2013 Source: Vijayvaani.com, http://www.vijayvaani.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=3040 Having ... Continue Reading →
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Wendy’s Hindu-Phobia – Withdrawal of Book and Anti-Hindu Propaganda

WENDY’S HINDU-PHOBIA (Dhiru Shah) Withdrawal of Book and Anti-Hindu Propaganda After deliberation for nearly four years, Penguin India compromised on February 4, 2014 in an out of court settlement to ... Continue Reading →
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The Doniger Book Controversy

Penguin India reached an agreement with a litigant and agreed to voluntarily withdraw Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History from the market within six months. Doniger decried the decision, ... Continue Reading →