Books

Book Review: Mahabharata- Volume 9

Book Review: Mahabharata- Volume 9 By Abhinav Agarwal Mahabharata: Volume 9, Translated by Bibek Debroy, Penguin Temptation is a constant in the epic, though the lessons are never straightforward or along expected lines – succumbing to it does not always have negative consequences, and resisting it does not open the gates of heaven either, as Arjuna learned in heaven! Innumerable tales abound on h ...[Read More]

Follow That White Rabbit With The Fob Watch by Gautam Mukherjee

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Swarajya relives the magic of imagination Why is a raven like a writing desk? – Mad Hatter, at The Mad-Tea Party Alice had originally gone ‘underground’, as the title of the first version had it, following a hurrying White Rabbit in a waistcoat. A rabbit with a fob watch, muttering to himself, determin ...[Read More]

Sam Harris – Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Dennis Waite

Sam Harris in his book “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” does a great disservice to Advaita Vedanta (and probably to Buddhism also) by totally misrepresenting its aims and teaching. Though intelligent and well-written, it unfortunately lacks understanding. Sam Harris signally fails to achieve the aim of his title. A more appropriate title might have been: “Improving your body- ...[Read More]

English: Much Used, Most Maligned by Vikrant Pande

It is time we stopped thinking of English as a foreign language. It is simply another language in which a lot of people prefer to correspond and communicate Jarid Kintz makes a tongue-in-cheek comment in his book ‘This Book is NOT FOR SALE’: ‘What (sic) does it matter if you can speak two or more languages if you have nothing original to say in any language?’ There has been often-times heated deba ...[Read More]

From Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali

‘Gitanjali’ written by Nobei laurette, Rabindranath tagore is one of the masterpieces of literature. We are sharing a wonderful poem from the collection. Please read and enjoy.

Jijabai and Shivaji

Jijabai and Shivaji By Vikrant Pande In the Marathi classic Shriman Yogi, the author tells the story of Shivaji, the fearless Maratha. What many people do not know that Shriman Yogi is as much a story of Shivaji’s mother Jijabai and the influence she had on his upbringing, as it is of Shivaji. While there are many episodes which move you to tears, I have extracted some poignant moments from the no ...[Read More]

Some Delicious Recipes for the Foodies

Some Delicious Recipes for the Foodies Who doesn’t like to have good food. We share below some of the fine and delicious recipes from around the World. Try them and let your taste buds have a field day. BIG MAC™ Special Sauce Indian recipe book Arch Deluxe® Big X-tra® Breakfast Burrito Cheeseburger Chicken Fajitas Chicken McNuggets® e-book.KFC Recipes.Authentic.KFC.Recipes Egg McMuffin® File ...[Read More]

Plurality in Hinduism Shouldn’t be Used to Deny its Integrity

Plurality in Hinduism Shouldn’t be Used to Deny its Integrity By Ramesh N Rao Vamsee Krishna Juluri, Professor of Media Studies and Asian Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses his new book, “Rearming Hinduism”, and takes to task academics and media commentators for their concerted campaign against Hindus and Hinduism Prof. Juluri’s earlier work has focused on media and media influe ...[Read More]