Breaking The Cycle of Chronic Dissatisfaction

Do you find yourself constantly chasing one goal after the other? Is it difficult for you to savor happy moments and rest in them? Do you immediately worry about the next problem once the previous one is solved? Are you constantly worried about something or the other? If you answered yes to most of these questions, chances are, you are chronically dissatisfied. Something gnaws at … Continue reading Breaking The Cycle of Chronic Dissatisfaction

Butter Tea ruminations at Norbulingka – Rukmini Sen

Photo Credit: Rukmini Sen It was raining ferociously when we reached our hotel somewhere between Mcleodganj and Dharamkot on the evening of fourth of July. We advised ourselves to stay indoors. You don’t step out on a rainy night in a terrain you don’t understand. My partner Suresh and I had settled for the TV show “The Durrells (based on “The Corfu Trilogy” by Gerald … Continue reading Butter Tea ruminations at Norbulingka – Rukmini Sen

The Indian Dalit (Being Indian)

The Indian Dalit is a perspective piece on the large Dalit community that exists in the country. In this video we speak to Dalits from various demographics and find out more about them. Though India has progressed through the years on various fronts, the ancient system of caste still seems to prevail in the minds of the masses in various parts of the country. This … Continue reading The Indian Dalit (Being Indian)

Conversions in Gujarat: Whom Does Modi Represent? – Badri Raina

In the wake of his conflict with Gandhi over the caste/Dalit question, B.R.Ambedkar, later to be the chief architect of India’s Constitution making, had determined, as early as 1935—the year the Government of India Act was passed—to leave the Hindu fold. Upon a deeply considered evaluation of the social content of all major religious faiths, Ambedkar chose the Buddhist faith as the most befitting social/spiritual … Continue reading Conversions in Gujarat: Whom Does Modi Represent? – Badri Raina

राम की शक्तिपूजा में पूरा सामन्तवाद है – कॅंवल भारती

बुद्ध ने अपने भिक्षुओं को हिदायत दी थी कि वे कभी भी उनके वचनों को छांदस (उस समय की सामन्ती भाषा) में न लिखें। निराला ने ‘राम की शक्ति पूजा’ छांदस हिन्दी (सामन्ती भाषा) में क्यों लिखी? उन्होंने नागार्जुन की तरह जनभाषा में कविता की रचना क्यों नहीं की? क्या इससे यह साबित नहीं होता कि निराला के सारे संस्कार सामन्ती थे? भाषा से ही … Continue reading राम की शक्तिपूजा में पूरा सामन्तवाद है – कॅंवल भारती