THE GOOD SIDE OF ISLAM (versus the laissez-aller of Hinduism)

ARE HINDUS COWARDS ?
“Muslims are bullies and Hindus cowards”, the Mahatma Gandhi once said. He may be right – at least about Hindus: there has been in the past 1400 years, since the first invasions started, very few Shivaji’s and Maharana Pratap’s to fight the blood ...
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THE NICE ATTACKS: A WAR ON CIVILZATION
SAMUEL HUNTINGTON WAS RIGHT: A CLASH OF CIVILZATIONS IS HAPPENING NOW BETWEEN ISLAM AND THE FREE WORLD, OF WHICH INDIA IS AN ESSENTIAL PART, FOR HER CIVILIZATION IS NOT ONLY THE MOST ANCIENT, BUT IT HAS SURVIVED CENTURIES OF THE MOST SAVAGE ISLAMIC ONSLAUG ...
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SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR & THE YAMUNA CONTROVERSY
I was once traveling with Sri Sri Ravi Shankarby daytime train,from Delhi to Haridwar. As many of you know, both sides of the railway tracks are littered with million of plastic bags and rubbish. Sri Sri immediately said : « Do we have someone in this dis ...
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A REJOINDER TO GARDINER HARRIS’ NYT ARTICLE ON N.MODI
I HAVE had the privilege to live for more than 40 years in India. It has long been my opinion that India is very difficult country to grasp for a foreign correspondent, as it is so different from the West, full of contradictions, paradoxes, baffling param ...
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TEN 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES FOR HINDUS
Every 6th person on this Planet is a Hindu and Hindus still constitute the overwhelming majority in India – nearly 80% of the population. Humanity needs thus to re-discover the wonder that is Hinduism, the oldest spirituality still in practice in the ...
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EXPLODING THE MYTH OF MOTHER TERESA
It is quite extraordinary that Sushma Swaraj should go the Vatican for the canonization of Mother Teresa. The @BJP Govt seems to havel missed some relevant points, which could be summarized thus:
  1. What did Mother Teresa rea ...
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IS THERE A “SAFFRON TERRORISM”?
"I have been under imprisonment for the last five years and seven months. The case is yet to come up for hearing and hence far away from any conclusion... The entire case against me is fabricated and supported by stage-managed and planted evidences"…. ...
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ABOUT INDIA’S SUPPORT OF PALESTINE
One was very surprised to witness India’s condemnation of Israel at the UN. This was an old Congress cynical policy of supporting Palestine, with the idea that it will please Indian Muslims, who in turn would vote for the Congress. But for a BJP Govt to ...
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6 BILLION PEOPLE AND SECOND HAND OPINIONS
In the wake of the widespread support of the western intelligentsia for Palestine during the Gaza conflict (and the hatred for Israel and Jews), including statements by some famous Hollywood actors, such as Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, one has to refle ...
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THE SYMBOL OF AYODHYA
As the stingoperation by investigativewebsiteCobrapost on the 1992 BabriMosquedemolitionatAyodhya, isreleased, I thought I couldsharethis article on Ayodhyawhich I wrote in 1992 for the Mumbainewspaper Blitz THE SYMBOL OF AYODHYA How many of those wh ...
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NEEM, THE GREEN GOLD THAT INDIA IGNORES
The Neem trees (AzdirachtaIndica) have started to flower all over India. Small delicate white flowers that irradiate a subtle and beautiful scent. The Mother of Pondichery, who had given names to all the flowers, had called the flowers of the Neem tree, ...
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WHY DOES THE WESTERN MEDIA ABHOR NARENDRA MODI ?
In the light of the Economist’s editorial on a possible Modi govt (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/indian-a, or various articles in the French Press, such as the Nouvel Observateur http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20140404.OBS2715/inde-l ...
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Indian MUSLIMS : how to vote ?
Indian Muslims are today at a crossroad. They may vote for the same parties that have promised them heaven and given them nothing in return, or they can show that they are Indian first and Muslims second. They should look towards the USA, instead of hating ...
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THE SUPERHUMAN TASK BEFORE MODI
All right, especially after the Varanasi road show, it is a sure thing that Shri Narendra Modi will be India’s next Prime Minister. That’s the easy part The tough part is the task that awaits him, following the economic and administrative mess th ...
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LETTER TO AN AMBASSADOR
This letter was written to the Irish ambassador in India, after my wife was nearly denied a visa to Ireland, but it could be addressed to all the ambassadors of the Delhi diplomatic enclave, as most of them fall in the same category. LETTER TO AN AMBASS ...
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SMRITI IRANI & INDIANIZING EDUCATION
As a lover of Indian culture and spirituality, I am sometimes appalled at how westernized education is in India. I can only hope that the new Human Resources Minister will take-up the job to « Indianise, nationalise and spiritualise » education in India. ...
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TIPPU SULTAN, FRANCOIS RIPAUD & HINDUS
On the 8th of December 1988, an old trunk was discovered in the attic of the house of Elaine de la Taille Trétinville, who died at age 91 in her 14th district flat in Paris. Eliane was a descendant of the family of Les Ripaud de Montaudevert. Amongst the ...
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THE WHITE WOMAN AND INDIA
Both the Italian and Indian Government seem headed for a confrontation. It’s a mystery as to why at this particular juncture There is no doubt that Mrs. Gandhi has enjoyed for long a privileged relationship with the Italian Government. Travelling secret ...
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THE EMPRESS OF INDIA
Like Sonia Gandhi, I am a Westerner and a brought-up catholic. My father, a very good man, was a staunch Christian; my uncle, whom I doted upon, was the vicar of the Montmartre Church, one of the most picturesque landmarks of Paris. Like Sonia Gandhi, I ha ...
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MAHARASHTRA, THE THAKERAYS AND MAHARAJAS
With Bal Thakeray gone, one cannot help remember all the bashing in the Indian Media about the Thakeray family. Laughter, derision, mockery, horror, you find it all in the press. In fact, some of the Media has made a common practice of bashing-up all Thake ...
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