I was torn between defending my dharma at school and fighting with my parents about the same thing at home, thinking that the sum-all of Hinduism was its traditions and customs.
I wonder how it is that when someone pulls down something dear to you, even if you have been pulling it down yourself–your hackles are raised enough to defend it tooth and nail.
One can learn to tackle hate, but how does one cope with humiliation and the very negation of one’s identity?
The message has gone loud and clear that the poor of India, across religion and castes are eligible for the highest awards and offices of the country—our PM is OBC and our President belongs to SC.
Much like how India was symbolized by elephants and snake charmers, the Kumbh had been reduced to a spectacle of the Naga Sadhus.
While it is a known fact that recycling doesn’t reduce plastic waste, just delays its trash value, reducing and reusing are certainly are lasting solutions.
S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’
If you were to go by the Google search results, it would certainly appear so. But is it the true picture?
Most youngsters from the underprivileged sections of urban India dream of a career in the glamour world, as they fanatically follow the lives of their favourite stars.
Children are being pressured into joining coaching classes in the hope of getting into one of the prestigious engineering colleges – preferably IIT!
It is about time for us to find and showcase our treasures, from yoga to khichdi. Why wait for a foreigner to point them out to us or worse, sell them back to us, neatly packaged and labelled?
While the mind can make the body do its bidding, there are times when the body needs to be heard and heeded.