Tag Archives: secularism

Sītā in the pyre

It was quiet, early Saturday evening. Vidrum, Jukuta, Sharvamanyu and Lootika were hanging out on the parkway of Somakhya’s house. They had assembled there for some curricular preparation on differentiation. Somakhya and Lootika had covered the chain rule and the … Continue reading

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Some notes on the extra-military aspects of the Islamo-Hindu confrontation

Under the modern Indian practice of secularism it is common to hold the view that Mohammedanism and the sanAtana dharma can come close together to forge something termed as the Indian identity. Abroad, especially in the Anglosphere, it is common … Continue reading

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The conversion

It was many many moons ago. We were seated upon the wall near the viShTa-parvata when the kR^iShNa-shUdra materialized in front of us. He was looking agitated. Just a few days before the English teacher had asked the class to … Continue reading

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Reading the downward turn of the yuga-chakra

A conversation, tinged with sorrow and pleasure at the same time, reminded us of a pickle of chillies that was so artfully crafted by ST in her flourish of sUpakalA. But one thing was clear that the yuga-chakra was turning … Continue reading

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