Total Posts : 32 posts


Mahashivaratri: The Night when Yoga happened to the First Yogi

8.7% of US adults – or 20.4 million – practice yoga.  Another 44.4% of the US adults are “Aspirational Yogis” – those interested in trying yoga.  Unfortunately, Yoga for almost all has remained an exercise, when it could have been a tool for complete transformation of a being.  Today, Americans

17 Feb 15 5 min read

Hinduism growing in Africa without Proselytizing

Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated in GhanaInterestingly, Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Ghana.  And no one is involved in the business of converting anyone.  Kwesi Anamoah, national president of the African Hindu Temple, discusses the spread of Hinduism [http://www.indiaafricaconnect.in/index.php?param=news/3610/india-in-africa/117]

28 Sep 13 4 min read

Hinduism in China: Influence that goes back many millennia

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA once said “India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” In Spiritual and Philosophical terms, that is very true.  You can either include the other in yourself by Conquering, or

05 Aug 13 4 min read

Massive Ethnic Cleansing of Hindus going on in Bangladesh after purging in Pakistan is almost complete

After Pakistani Hindus have been ethnically cleansed by the Muslims there, now it is the turn of Bangladeshi Hindus.  Many temples and hundreds of houses of Hindus have been vandalized and destroye [http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Bangladesh/Bangladesh-Hindu-temples-homes-attacked/Article1-1025762.aspx] d. > Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad, a group which looks

13 Mar 13 3 min read

Tale of Two Losers: Javed Akhtar and Kancha Ilaiah

At the Jaipur Literary Fest, a tiff happened between Kancha Illiah and Javed Akhtar.  Here is a description of what happened: The tiff erupted after Akhtar, who was in the audience at a packed venue, interjected during the session on ‘God as a political philosopher: Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism’, saying

25 Jan 13 8 min read

After 60 years of Khalistani and Islamic Terror against Hindus because of Congress policies, 10 Hindus commit crimes means LACK of Saffron terror not its presence!

For last 65 years of India’s independence, India has been mainly governed by Congress and its allies for most part.  Kashmir issue was created by Congress.  Its mess was perpetuated by Congress under Nehru, Indira Gandhi and then Rajiv Gandhi. Khalistan problem was also created by Congress. In the

23 Jan 13 3 min read

US-wide survey of religions gives interesting stats on Hindus

An new study – “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS) [http://rcms2010.org/]” by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) – looks at the congregations and the religious adherents across the US.  The statistics for Hindus are very interesting. (link [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/

30 Dec 12 3 min read

Chanakya’s speech on how to keep Hinduism alive

Chanakya TV series was one of the best ever.  Many people I know still go back to it.  Chanakya was an inspiring personality in his own time and even now.  He brought the nation of India together in a way that no one had done before him or later.  He

10 Dec 12 2 min read

Om Jai Jagdish Hare – Text and Audio

Om Jai Jagdish Hare is the most popular aarti in every household.  Here is the audio file in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor https://drishtikone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/om-jai-jagdish-hare-Mahendra-Kapoor.mp3 ॐ  जय जगदीश हरे –  Om Jai Jagadish Hare ॐ जय जगदीश हरे, स्वामी जय

13 Nov 12 1 min read

The Business of Death: Cremation vs Embalming

The Dead in a pot – Cremated.Unbeknownst to many who don’t live in the US, Death is a very lucrative industry. And if the Indians think that the Haridwar-based Sati-Ghat side Panda (pandit) is asking for too much when he demands Rs 2000 (~$40), then one has to look

27 Jan 12 3 min read

The Story of who wrote the Om Jai Jagdish Hare aarti

On Diwali and other festivals, every household in North India specifically recites the Om Jai Jagdish Hare aarti. However, very few even know the history of this most popular Religious Poem of modern times. You can listen to it here: Om Jai Jagdish Hare – Text and Audio [https://www.drishtikone.

01 Nov 05 3 min read

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