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Brahma Astra

God Behind his weapon.
Dhakeshweri Temple, Dhaka.


Why I don’t eat beef?

This is a question I get a lot when I go out for lunch or dinner with colleagues or friends. I always tell them it is a religion thing as it is the easiest explanation but there is more to that story hence this post. 381 more words


General Elections 2014 and the Challenge of Communal Fascism

Noted critic and commentator Prof Purushottam Agrawal is a Senior Visiting Fellow at csds. His writings can be accessed at his website- purushottamagrawal.com. He made the following observations while addressing a National Convention on Democracy and Secularism on 27 February 2014 in Delhi. 1,726 more words


A Day of Silence: Nyepi

Nyepi: March 31, 2014

Nyepi is a traditional “Day of Silence.”  It marks the Balinese New Year in the Hindu calendar. This is the Hindu New Year and like the christian Easter, the date changes annually – though it usually falls during March and April. 324 more words

Balinese Offerings to the Gods...

Daily offerings to God are a fundamental part of every day for the Balinese, the majority of whom are Hindu.

It is a daily ritual of giving back what has been given to you by the Gods. 175 more words