Polarisation and riots: Dialogue is crucial to a healthy democracy. Its absence triggers confrontation and violence

Images of bloody communal violence have scarred Delhi. The violence comes barely weeks after a shrill and polarised election campaign in which anti-CAA protesters became the target of incendiary rhetoric by top politicians. When politicians described protesters as “desh ke gaddar” (traitors) the message was clear: there would be no […]

Don’t close the doors of your thinking!

By Swami Sukhabodhananda Whenever low self-esteem and depression raise their ugly heads in us, it is a good idea to boost ourselves by telling ourselves, ‘I am born to be successful, I am a great achiever, for I have great potential.’ This would produce temporary results, but in the long […]

India’s day of shame

Atithi Devo Bhava in Sanskrit means that the guest is God. The guest may be anybody, the lowest of the low or the mightiest of the mighty. At such times, one cleans house and welcomes the guest with open arms. On Tuesday, 25 February 2020, Donald Trump was visiting Delhi […]

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