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Science and religion

When I was in high school in Germany, I had a recurring phantasy. I imagined that some fine day the anchor in the news broadcast announces that science has found proof that God exists. This was at a time when doubts started creeping in whether it was true what I had believed so strongly in […]

Are jihadis to blame for attacking us?

The fear of lone wolf attacks has changed the atmosphere in Europe. Especially women feel insecure while walking alone, but even men are not keen to go out alone at night. The security business is booming. Pepper sprays and other articles for self-defense are sold out. More security, more police is seen as the solution […]

Lives in Himalayan villages

„Would you like to come to some villages around Chamba?“ a friend asked. I happily said yes. He wanted to visit the kin of former servants of his family and bring them gifts before Diwali. After buying boxes of sweets and drawing money from an ATM, three of us set off from Mussoorie. The air […]

What do Western atheists feel about Hinduism?

It seems truth cannot be told anymore. I had written an answer to the above question on quora, but after over 11k views it was taken down, allegedly violating the “be nice, be respectful” policy. I cannot see anything objectionable in my answer. Why would they let it ‘collapse’? Here is the text: Hinduism or […]

Hindu Dharma needs to spread

Intellectual integrity and truth are obviously unwanted in our times. These have been displaced by political correctness. Why this happened is a mystery, but mainstream media and other agencies vehemently enforce the politically correct opinion. They drum into us powerfully what we should think even if it goes against common sense. Let me give an […]

डॉ. झाकीर नाईकांना उत्तर

This is the translation of my last post “A reply to Dr. Zakir Naik” into Marathi by Sri Manohar Railkar सामान्यतः अन्य संप्रदायांवर हिंदु कधीही टीका करीत नाहीत. उलट, ख्रिस्ती आणि इस्लाम संप्रदाय हिंदुधर्मावर नुसती टीकाच करतात असं नाही, तर ते त्याची निंदाही करीत असतात. डॉ. झाकीर नाईक, म्हणजे असल्या प्रकारात मोडणारं उदाहरण होय. भारताबाहेर […]

A reply to Dr. Zakir Naik

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. […]

What Hinduism is lacking

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 […]

Terror in the name of God?

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 […]

Calling unacceptable what is unacceptable

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 had sent in a proposal. Dr. Yvette Rosser who had been given the opportunity to speak, felt that my proposal was […]