• Upanishad

    The Story of DA

    Buried beneath and interspersed among the numerous layers of terse and detailed philosophical expositions are the thousands of amazing stories in the Upanishads. It is indeed a tragedy of our modern education system—that treats the human as no better than a component of economic production—that these stories have completely vanished from our school syllabi, supplanted instead by mindless Christian moral

  • Purana

    The Indian Conception of History

    Do Indians have a sense of history? No is pretty much the received wisdom even today in major sections of the academia, media and the rest. If you as much as question the sources, the roots of this received wisdom, you are branded with the choicest of Leftist labels but that’s the least of our concerns. Before looking at a

  • Sheldon Pollock Book

    Why Hindus shouldn’t take Western Indology Seriously

    Introduction More than five years ago, Wendy Doniger bestowed a rather flippant interview in Outlook India on the eve of the release of her book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, the same book which Penguin (the publisher) later agreed to pulp when it was faced with legal action initiated by Dinanath Batra. The title sounds sufficiently pompous, entirely faithful to Wendy Doniger’s career


  • …And The Award Goes To…

    Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this article are real. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is completely intentional. Real names of real people and real organizations have been suitably modified as occasioned by the demands of the article. Preface: B Raman loses the

  • 10 Most Loathsome People in India: 2007

    This post is courtesy an inspiration I got from this superb list of (deservedly) loathsome public figures in the US (thanks, Atanu). I don’t have time or patience to do brief, dirty-writeups on fifty most loathsome public figures of India. I’m limiting that number to

  • 10 Years for Screwing the Economy

    Is what Abdul Telgi gets in the first-ever conviction in the infamous Stamp Paper Scam–does anyone remember that? The kingpin of multi-crore fake stamps and stamp paper racket Abdul Karim Telgi was on Tuesday convicted by a special court for his role in a 1995

  • 10 Years of Phenomenal Growth & 10 Years of Scavenging

    Are death anniversaries celebrated? “Celebrated” is an unfortunate choice of word to use in the same breath as “death.” And no, that word choice is not mine. It is the media’s. Somebody’s death anniversary is not celebrated unless that person is someone like Stalin. Speaking