Articles in: India, my Love

The Ideal of the Karmayogin

The Ideal of the Karmayogin

(A hundred years ago, India was like a raft in a rocky sea in the middle of a storm — […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – V

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – V

Literary Sources: The Vedas Our discussion so far is based mainly on archaeological and scientific discoveries. But a more extensive […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – IV

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – IV

Recent Discoveries and Evidence We have discussed some of the arguments against the Aryan invasion model. Let us now look […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – III

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – III

The Aryan Invasion: Was there any? (continued from the previous issue) However, before proceeding further with our discussion on the […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – II

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – II

The Aryan Invasion: Was there any? This brings us to the important question: Who are the builders of the Indus-valley […]

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – I

The Beginnings of Indian Civilisation – I

The origin of ancient civilizations like India is shrouded in a cloud of mist. What we have at present on […]

History of India – Towards a New Approach

History of India – Towards a New Approach

Of late, the study of history has become either a dry academic exercise or else mired in political controversies. What […]

Being Indian

Being Indian

This is what happened to me when I was born 46 years ago. I was born to Tamil speaking parents, […]

Dayananda: The Man and His Work

Dayananda: The Man and His Work

Among the great company of remarkable figures that will appear to the eye of posterity at the head of the […]

Sanskrit and India’s Self-Development

Sanskrit and India’s Self-Development

India can best develop herself and serve humanity by being         Herself and following the law of her own nature. […]

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

Bande Mataram – A Song Divine

As for the recent controversy surrounding the national song of India, those who object may be right in voicing their […]

The Meaning of Indianness

The Meaning of Indianness

Is there something like Indianness? The answer is relative depending on the perspective. Here is a point of view based […]

Sculpting the Past with the Present

Sculpting the Past with the Present

“A small bronze statuette of a dancing girl in the buried city of Mohenjo Daro in Sind shows that the […]

My Indian Heritage

My Indian Heritage

Since Independence there has been a great deal of exhortation, effort and expenditure directed towards Indianising something or the other: […]

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

A Land of Children Dancing in the Rain

One often hears of the high prevalence of child labour in our country. Of the many reports I have read, […]

A Quiz

A Quiz

Ancient India has excelled in the Arts, in Commerce and Industry, in Administration and Warfare,  in Science and Medicine, in […]

Rise of India

Rise of India

Mother India, when Thou rosest from the depths of oceans hoary, Love and joy burst forth unbounded, life acclaimed Thee […]

Are Indians Corrupt?

Are Indians Corrupt?

Are Indians Immoral or is it the System? Firstly, let us examine the question of morality. If it is indeed […]

A Wake Up Call

A Wake Up Call

“When Politics becomes lifeless, the triple Veda sinks, all the dharmas (i.e., the bases of civilization) (howsoever) developed, completely decay. […]

Make that Tryst with Destiny

Make that Tryst with Destiny

In borrowing both the title of this article and the choice of an address, I am not in any way […]

History, Amnesia and Public Memory: The Chittagong Armoury Raid 1930-34

History, Amnesia and Public Memory: The Chittagong Armoury Raid 1930-34

I shall divide this essay into three parts: in the first, I shall attempt to reconstruct the main outline of […]

My Life is Yours

My Life is Yours

    Independence day came and went. Yet another one…and as always, we underwent the predictable ‘rituals’ that come along with […]

Indian Art

Indian Art

“The theory of ancient Indian art at its greatest – and the greatest gives its character to the rest and […]

India of the Ages

India of the Ages

In what field indeed has not India attempted, achieved, created, and in all on a large scale and yet with […]

Building of the Indian Nation

Building of the Indian Nation

There are four questions that remain foremost in our national agenda: concept of the self; models of nationhood; strategies of […]