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.”

An Evening with an Incurable Optimist in Communal Harmony – AU Asif

If there are a few people in this country who turn non-issues into issues and disturb the social fabric, tarnishing the image of India, there is no dearth of people who do vice versa. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Pro Chancellor, Shobhit University, whom this scribe met the other day on November 26, 2009, is a manContinue reading “An Evening with an Incurable Optimist in Communal Harmony – AU Asif”