Indian Education: “Challenge from Macaulay to Moksha”

India needs both quality and quantity education. Given 1.25 billion population out of which 400 million are youths, the importance of quantity education is quite obvious but quantity alone can take us only up to a point. Beyond a point, it is the quality of education that makes all the difference. For example, Harvard universityContinue reading “Indian Education: “Challenge from Macaulay to Moksha””

महावीर… महावीर स्वामी

आज महावीर जयंती है… एक सवाल मन में चल रहा था सुबह से ही – एक व्यक्ति जो अहिंसा की बात करता है, जिसने कोई युद्ध नही लड़ा वो महावीर क्यों कहलाया? पढ़ने बैठा तो ध्यान गया कि नमोकार को जैन परंपरा ने महामंत्र कहा है। नमोकार नमन का सूत्र है, यह पांच चरणों मेंContinue reading “महावीर… महावीर स्वामी”

Hinduism: A Religion or Dharma

When the question of “who is a Hindu?” is discussed today, we get a multitude of confused and contradictory answers from both laypersons and from Hindu leaders. That we have such a difficult time understanding the answer to even so fundamental a question as “who is a Hindu?” is a starkly sad indicator of theContinue reading “Hinduism: A Religion or Dharma”

Time to rediscover Gandhi and to redefine Non-Violence.

My dear friends, I am thankful to the members of Gandhi Peace Mission 2015 for inviting me to attend the inaugural session of International Peace Summit at Beliaghata, Kolkata, a place which symbolizes inter-community harmony and coherence. To stand and speak in this historical Gandhi Bhawan, where Gandhiji lived during his visits to Kolkata andContinue reading “Time to rediscover Gandhi and to redefine Non-Violence.”