Variety

There is more to life and politics and current affairs. In this section, we attempt to bring you articles that talk about issues and experiences that matter on a more human and personal level

Nindāstuti: A Dharmic Paradigm of Devotion through Apparent Censure

Nindāstuti is a form of Shleshakavya - a poetic composition that is laden with double-entendres and is looked upon as a form of Dvesha-bhakti

Read about the valorous tale of 1965 Param Vir Chakra winner Abdul Hamid – ‘The Tank Destroyer’ – on his birth anniversary

Abdul Hamid is remembered for his extraordinary bravery in the battle of Asal Uttar, one of the fiercest tank battles fought during the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

Bahuda Yatra: Lord Jagannath in Puri is returning to his temple today, read about the festival and rituals associated

Bahuda Yatra is the festival where Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra are brought back to their temple in their respective Rathas.

The battle of Rezang La: When 123 Indian soldiers faced impossible odds against 3000 well-armed Chinese and fought to the last man

On a freezing and unforgiving November night, 123 Indian soldiers – frostbitten, weary, hungry and heavily outnumbered – defied the might of the rampaging Chinese Army. On 18 November 1962,…

Why does only Hinduism mention the universe but no other religion?

It is important to understand why only Hinduism mentions the universe.

A cow was slaughtered in temples every day, Hindu places of worship were razed to the ground: The truth about Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

Toeing the orthodox line, Nizamuddin Aulia had condemned the Hindus of India to the 'fires of hell'. He had also written that even if the non-Muslims embrace Islam, the faith…

Did you know? Lord Jagannath in Puri is now under ‘quarantine’ till Ratha Yatra. Read details of the ‘Anasara’ ritual of the ancient Hindu temple

At the Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri, Odisha, every year after the Devasnana Purnima, the three deities of the temple - Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balabhadra, go into…

Comparing African Americans to Muslims in India is like reading history upside down

In other words, Indian ‘secularism’ has been a yoke on nearly everyone’s shoulders. On the shoulders of Hindus, backward castes, women, LGBTQ, the poor. Indian ‘secularism’ has only ever helped…

Buddhist rock carvings vandalised by Islamists in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan flag painted on ancient artwork

Islamists vandalise Buddhist rock carvings in Gilgit-Baltistan by writing Islamic slogans on the rock-art from 800 AD.

Nightmare of Nehruism – a ‘tribute’ to Jawahar Lal Nehru by Sita Ram Goel

Excerpts from the book "How I became a Hindu" by Sita Ram Goel in which he talks about how he felt about independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and…