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Endangering Secularism: Hindu Temples for Sale

Endangering Secularism: Hindu Temples for Sale

Hindu temples in India are facing a big challenge on multiple fronts. They need to oppose constant loot of their properties, take back control of temple operations, and educate Hindu devotees about the ongoing cultural assassination of the Hindu community. The big...

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Dalits in South Asia: What’s next for them?

Dalits in South Asia: What’s next for them?

Discussions about minority groups in the global context often hover around the condition of Dalits in South Asia. While it is accepted that Hindu society in India has failed to integrate the Dalits after independence in 1947, the complete story of this marginalized...

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Minorities — Victims of Blasphemy in Pakistan

Minorities — Victims of Blasphemy in Pakistan

For the past 30 years, blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad has been punishable by death in Pakistan. There have been 1,549 known cases of the most serious charges —either blasphemy against Muhammad or desecration of the Koran — according to Pakistan’s Centre for...

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Demystifying Caste

Demystifying Caste

A debated topic in Hinduism and South Asian culture is the ‘caste’ system. Even today, there are many people who fallaciously believe that Hinduism has an unfair, dogmatic system of hierarchy. This is far from the truth, as will be explained below (feel free to skip...

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Reclaiming South Asians’ Mathematic Contributions

Reclaiming South Asians’ Mathematic Contributions

The Importance of Reclaiming the Indigenous Hindu Knowledge of South Asia. The great Italian mathematician Fibonacci wrote in the Liber Abaci (The Book of Calculation) that “In this book, I have established the entire doctrine of numbers according to the method of...

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Exquisite South Asian Temple Architecture

Exquisite South Asian Temple Architecture

As part of our South Asian architecture series, we have collected pictures of some amazing architectural works of temples in South Asia. We would like to give credit to twitter handle @LostTemple7 and @Raghuna60111601 for these nice photographs. We encourage original...

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Census Discrimination: The minority in Indonesia

Census Discrimination: The minority in Indonesia

Indonesia is often cited as a country that has not forgotten about its Hindu and Dharmic history, but in the process of making such a sweeping statement, the discrimination that is meted out to Hindus by the Indonesian State is ignored. Indonesia discriminates against...

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“I don’t believe in caste”

“I don’t believe in caste”

A phrase parroted by the millions of self-designated woke is one I, very much so, am bemused by. A parroting that I myself am a veteran of. Often echoed by those who see no purpose for introspection into the terms they are stating, as they are convinced this is but a...

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Silence from “South Asians”

Silence from “South Asians”

South Asian Groups’ Response to Hindu Persecution in the Indian Subcontinent The heading gives it away. I, a young Hindu, want to know where the groups that propound to care about human rights in South Asia are when it comes to matters of Hindu persecution in the...

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COVID or KOVIDA?

COVID or KOVIDA?

In Sanskrit, the word “Kovida” refers to one who is intelligent, wise and philosophically inclined. To appropriately respond to COVID, we each have to become Kovida. How do modern Hindus become intelligent? Is it by going back to University? It is to realise our true...

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