Category Archives: Dharma

The extinction of Brahminism.

Question: Who is a Brahmin’s worst enemy? Answer: Another Brahmin. Continue reading

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Diwali … get your fundas right!

The how and why of Deepavali. If you really want to celebrate Deepavali, then do it right. Continue reading

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Dasha Hara … once again!

Once again, the festival of Nine Nights comes by, and once again I find myself in the home of the Ravindranath family, to enjoy their spectacular Golu display. For those of my readers who are unfamiliar with this festival, herewith … Continue reading

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A matter of Faith … or is it confirmation bias?

Is faith a psychiatric disorder? Sometimes, I’m inclined to think so. In my country, there are more places of worship than schools, more godmen than scientists, more ashrams than hospitals. In my country, stone idols drink milk, dead men are … Continue reading

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Acharya Devo Bhava … Salutations to the Guru.

The scriptures tell us that if you see your Guru and God together, then fall at your Guru’s feet first. This is because your Guru shows you the way to God. And that is why the word ‘guru’ means ‘remover … Continue reading

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