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January 3, 2021

(This article was first published in the English daily newspaper Telangana Today, on 5th May 2020)

One day. That is all it took. For what? To overcome my Islamophobia. How? Before that, a little background, though these days everyone understands what one means by Islamophobia. Still, here goes.

February 14, 2017


December 21, 2016

Hindutva Is Different From Hinduism” caption from

  Many do not know the difference between Hinduism and Hindutva, and so it is disturbing to read and hear about ‘Hindu fundamentalism’.

June 12, 2016

Multiculturalism describes the existence, acceptance, or promotion of multiple cultural traditions within a single jurisdiction, usually considered in terms of the culture associated with an 

June 12, 2016

 ‘E Pluribus Unum’ – From many one.
That’s what’s stamped on the  American currency. It means that it acknowledges that it is a pluralistic society. Not so much a melting pot but a stew. A society in which minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions and where no one minority imposes its views on the other.

April 24, 2016

Write up provided by Dr. D. Samarender Reddy

(Edited from an extensive discussion on the Advaitin List Dec. 2000 – Jan 2001. This was triggered by the following quotation from Swami Dayananda Saraswati:

February 5, 2016
December 21, 2015

Some of the arguments in this may seem to be inconsistent since the piece has more than one source and there are some arguments about Simone De Beauvoir which have been changed due to reading her differently. The reader is advised to keep a note of this while reading the piece.

There are some thinkers who are, from the very beginning, unambiguously identified as philosophers (e.g., Plato). There are others whose philosophical place is forever contested (e.g., Nietzsche); and there are those who have gradually won the right to be admitted into the philosophical fold. Simone de Beauvoir is one of these belatedly acknowledged philosophers.

December 14, 2015

Jean Paul Sartre was born in Paris where he spent most of his life.

December 9, 2015

 Article first published by the author in 29 November, 2015

"Magical language is adept at constructing metaphors that establish symbols and link magical rituals to the world "

Development is a magic word that seems to be really working in India for the last year or two!
We love to believe in magic. And even if we don’t, we want to!

December 9, 2015

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