Hindus generally don’t criticise other religions in spite of the fact that Christianity and Islam not only criticise, but demean Hinduism badly. Zakir Naik is only one example. Do Hindus know what is preached in the innumerable churches and mosques across India? I know for sure that Hindu gods are called devils by Christian missionaries. […]

There seems to be some “defect” in Hinduism, because worldwide, it is clearly not as respected as Christianity and Islam. Hindus struggle to get a fair representation for Hinduism in the media or in textbooks whether abroad or even at home. This is hard to understand, because Hinduism has the best philosophical basis of all […]

There is no doubt that we have a problem in today’s world. It’s a big problem. The strange thing is that apparently we don’t want to solve it, because we close our eyes to the problem and to its root cause. This closing of our eyes is officially endorsed by almost all governments in the […]

During the Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh 2016, a Vichar Maha Kumbh, an International Convention, was organized from May 12 -14, and a Universal Declaration was released in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I felt grateful that I had been invited and had sent in a proposal. Dr. Yvette Rosser who had been given the […]

This is the Marathi translation of https://mariawirthblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/truth-and-political-correctness/ काही निमित्ताने मी जर्मनीमध्ये गेले असताना माझ्या प्राथमिक शाळेतील मित्रमैत्रिणींची भेट झाली. त्यातल्या दोघी जणींची तर गेल्या ५० वर्षांत भेट झाली नव्हती. आणि इतक्या दीर्घ काळात आमच्यांत खूप बदल झाला होता. त्यामुळं ओळखणं कठिणही जात होतं. असो. तर आमच्या बोलण्याची गाडी गावातील तुर्की समाजाकडे वळली. ६,००० वस्तीच्या त्या गावात […]

Some years ago, on a visit to Germany, I met with a few friends from primary school times. Two of them I hadn’t seen for over 50 years, but we were quickly familiar again after we got used to our new (elderly) look. The conversation veered to the Turks in town, around 600 of the […]

During the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2010, a Frenchman exclaimed, “Oh, it must have been so different then” when he came to know that I was in 1986 at the Kumbh already. “No, it was not”, I realised. It was very much the same. It may have been the same for centuries. This year, […]

Today it is not uncommon for westerners to come to India for spiritual inspiration. Even big-wigs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg have come. Yet this was not the case in 1935, when a 29 year old woman embarked on the long journey from Austria to India and never went back till she died 50 […]

This is the Marathi translation of my recent post “Of course Hindus won’t be thrown into hell” by Manohar Railkar काही दिवसांपूर्वी एका बातमीनं माझं लक्ष वेधून घेतलं: कॅथॉलिक चर्चकडून दलित ख्रिश्चनांमध्ये भेदाभेद केला जातो, याकरता भारतामधील दलित ख्रिस्त्यांनी व्हॅटिकनविरुद्ध संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघाकडे एक परिवेदिका (तक्रार) दाखल केली आहे. सदर परिवेदिका राष्ट्रसंघाच्या दिल्लीस्थित माहितीकेंद्रात दाखल झाली […]

Some time ago, a news item caught my attention: Dalit Christians had filed a complaint with the United Nations against the Vatican because of caste based discrimination of the Catholic Church in India. The complaint was filed with the UN Information Centre at New Delhi. It made me feel that a suggestion I had made […]

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