Rajarshi Nandy

About

He is a practising spiritualist, eternal pilgrim and, by profession, a technical writer. He does not belong or subscribe to a particular sect of Hinduism; he is open to the idea of exploring all of them. He volunteered to be our news editor; this is an honorary posting. He not only decides on the right reports from agencies but also contributes to the presentation of news items.

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Rajiv Malhotra’s half-truth on Raja Rammohun...

What excuse is there for a shoddy investigation into Raja Rammohun Roy by Rajiv Malhotra and his glossing over the side-lining of Sanskrit by the heroes of Hindutva?

Glory Of Lord Jagannatha

Jagannatha is the Lord of the Kali Yuga, the form Lord Visnu takes to...

Ekajata (एकजटा): Fiercest form of Shakti

Ekajaṭī or Ekajata (Sanskrit: “one plait woman”; one who has one knot of hair),...

Vipassana Can’t Lead To Nibbana

I tried a 10-day vipassana course recently during my yearly spiritual breaks. Having heard...

Beef advocacy blocks Mamata’s Jagannath Puri...

Puri: A controversy erupted over West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress head Mamata...

Temples desecrated, idols broken in Bengal

Kolkata: Late on Tuesday night, a group of miscreants went on a rampage in Haldia...

Dhulagarh witnessed Hindu-Muslim riot, say locals

Dhulagarh: Communal riots broke out between Hindus and Muslims in Dhulagarh area on 13 December,...

Internationalism For Enlightened Few, Nationalism For...

There is a prevailing concept among certain sections of pop-spiritualists, like in this article...

Lotus Born

Doubtlessly, the most powerful and legendary master of Tibetan Buddhism is Padmasambhava - the...

Chhath: Worshipping Setting & Rising Sun

The annual Chhath puja dedicated to the veneration of the sun god and his wife, Chhathi Maiya,...

Malegaon: Courts, Investigators Contradicting One Another

On 8 September 2006, a series of bomb blasts killed 37 and injured 125...

Holika Leaves JNU’s Leftists Brain-Burned

Holi, easily one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals, has unfortunately been targeted...

An Academic With Agenda Is Politician...

After Smriti Irani's reference to Sarmila Bose during a recent debate in Parliament, Bose...

Mahishasur Shahadat Drivel

During the course of Smriti Irani's powerful speech at Parliament on the issue of...

Sabarimala Discreet, Not Discriminatory

The ancient shrine of Sabarimala on the Western Ghats in the Pathanamthitta District of...

Pujas On Diwali

Dipawali, arguably the most popular of all Hindu festivals, is also the festival of...

Durga Puja: Faith, History, Ritual

During the period of the Sharadiya (Autumnal) Navaratris, Durga Puja starts from the sixth...

Intricacies of mantra sadhana

Among the various practical methods of spirituality that have become a part of Sanatana...