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Who is Hindu? What is Hinduism? Is the Hindu Right Wing different from Communists?

Looking at the way some extreme right Hindu groups are behaving after that BJP minister's speech on Taj Mahal, calling it a blot on India's history, I wonder if the Indian right wing is actually right. It seems more of fanatic nature to forget the past many years' history and fighting to bring back an era 1300 years old. They are giving a whole new meaning to Hinduism. I too feel confused now. Is Hindutva different from Hinduism? Aren't they all encompassing nature of Hindus? What are Hindus? Is Hindu a religion? If it is a religion, it should have at least one prophet or mesiah. Whom do we have? Who started Hindu dharma, if at all anyone did so? The name, Hindu, was given by rulers of Middle East. Likewise, West called them Indians. Hindu never was or is a religion. Some people imposed some rules and Sanatan Dharma was born. That too, due to people who wanted power over masses. Nay, the guys who think Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, etc are symbols of o

Were Mughals not Indians?

Dunno what I will be labeled for saying this... I am not too sure how to put it but let's try. When we spend our childhood or a significant part of our life at any place, that place owns a part of us. We go live our early career years in the USA only to acquire part of its culture. A foreign student who studied in Benaras Hindu University, will keep coming back for those ghats, temples, and culture. Based on the above deduction, I think it is alright if Mughals ruled India for 800 years. Maybe Babar was an outsider but he settled here in India, his following generations were born here and thus, are part of Indian culture. They did force people to convert and many converted. But forced conversions still happen. Besides, we love Mughal structures - Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Mughlai cuisine - Biryani, Haleem, etc. So what's the point in hating them? I think it's time we stopped seeing Mughals as outsiders and accept them as part of Indian culture. There

What is a BEST browser?

Have you been researching on browsers? I tell you, all of them are same. Except for Google Chrome because it uses too much of RAM. Also, it records everything you do on different webpages & sends the details to Google. Firefox attempts to preserves your privacy...although "privacy" is just a fancy word once you connect to the Internet. Internet Explorer is dead because Microsoft killed it to promote Microsoft Edge. However, in front of all big brands, Edge seems just like a pacifier given to a kid. What I am trying to say is that despite all the speed tests, incognito mode, and all, there is no difference among current day browsers.

Pollution issue in India: Polluting the minds of innocent

BAN CRACKERS? I didn't want to comment on that, hoping for greater good. But when our very intellectuals make it a communal issue, one is forced to talk. Why is it that Supreme Court interferes only with Hindu festivals? In his tweet (see screenshot below), Shashi Tharoor says goats are lesser beings and that Muharram processions hurt only themselves. Then why did Supreme Court set the dahi handi height limit? Wasn't that to stop people from getting hurt? Basically, the followers of Lord Ram are supposed to stop using water on Holi. Diwali is something a kid waits months in advance and now he can't use fireworks and crackers because fireworks cause pollution. 1. If it is really pollution, install dust collectors all over Delhi? 2. What about illegal factories operating from residential colonies all over Delhi? 3. Why are old vehicles still on roads? 4. Why can't government use permanent remedies instead of pushing a particular community to the corner?

Next Operating System from Microsoft might be completely cloud based

Microsoft is right now racing in the cloud computing scenario. Though Satya Nadella said it would be "mobile first" for Microsoft, emphasis is clear on its cloud systems. It (Microsoft) is promoting and receiving a tremendous response for all its cloud based products, especially Office 365 & Azure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently leading the cloud market with Microsoft and Google close at its heels. We had earlier observed that not only is Microsoft neglecting mobile phone market, it isn't showing much interest in Windows 10. Incidentally, Microsoft has now made it official that Windows phones won't receive any more support (budget). Probably, it is working on a cloud based operating system - OS as a service. The concept would be to boot up local devices using firmware and connect to the cloud operating system. We are already seeing a shift in Microsoft offerings - from local to cloud. Could it be that Microsoft is focussing on cloud before g

Sons of Lord Rama - Was Kusha born to Lord Rama?

It is well known that after being exiled by Lord Rama, Sita was offered shelter by Rishi Valmiki. Sita stayed in Rishi Valmiki's Ashram and gave birth to Luv. Only one child. But we know there was Kusha too. And that both Luv and Kusha were twins. So how did it happen that Sita gave birth to a single child and yet there were twins? After giving birth to Luv, Sita went about performing her duties in the Rishi Valmiki's Ashram. In course of her duties, Sita once went to forest with a Maharishi. She had to do something by the river side so she gave Luv to the Maharishi and told him to care for the child while she did her job. The Maharishi agreed to look after Luv until Sita returned from the river side. While performing her work, Sita suddenly felt afraid for Luv. "What if the Maharishi goes into samadhi (meditation) and some animal takes away Luv?" With such thoughts, she ran back to the place where she left Luv. She saw that the Maharishi was indeed dee

When Buddhists picked up guns!

Buddhism is said to be the most peace loving religion among all religions on this planet. But hey, welcome the new age liberals. For them, the only peace loving cult is Sunni Muslims. They (the hardcore Muslims) get special treatment all over the world. They are peace loving, most tolerant (rather, tolerated) cult on earth. Much advanced. They take direct actions. They are the fish that soil the water. They can't stand Hindus because Hindus worship idols and not their Allah. They say there is one God and He is Allah. But don't you dare call Him with any other name. They'll kill you without thinking twice. Why do you think Buddhists in Myanmar took up guns? Because everything has its limits. These Muslims were on mass killings and gang rapes spree. The Buddhists have to protect themselves. Their Buddha, unlike our Gandhi, never told them to let their women get raped if Muslims want so. Their Buddha, unlike our Gandhi, never told them to get killed if Muslims wa

How to get motivation?

How to get motivation? In my honest opinion, there is no such thing called motivation. All those motivational quotes and posters are BS. If your brain is good enough to be charged with a quote or two, you don't need any motivation. On the contrary, if you are a tired soul, nothing can motivate you - except circumstances. There may be motives behind every action or inaction. But thinking that going through a few quotes, watching a movie, or reading a book, will give you necessary strength is stupidity. It's not motivation. It's the strength you already have. This strength is within everyone. Motivation is "I have to do it." If there are no other options and you have to do it, it is motivation. In other words, motivation is awakening your strength and getting down to work in either of these cases: 1. You seriously (desperately) want to do something - in which case you don't need any external motivation 2. You are left with no options; you have to d

हिन्दू या मुसलमान होना आवश्यक तो नहीं है। है?

Someone asked me to call him if I am a brahmin. Well. No. I am not any brahmin. Neither Hindu. Nor Muslim or Buddhist. Not even atheist. बड़ी मुश्किल से निकला हूँ जातिवाद में से। नहीं हूँ ब्राह्मण या श्री वैष्णव। नही बनना मुझे यह सब। दिखावा है। आडम्बर। अगर किसी से कोई नाता है तो इंसानियत का। बाकी तो आता जाता रहेगा। इस जन्म में हिन्दू श्री वैष्णव के घर पैदा हुआ। क्या जाने अगले जन्म में किसी मुसलमान के घर पैदा हो जाऊँ। तब क्या करूंगा? कोई भी क्या करेगा? धर्म, जाति, लिंग, देह - सब माया है। उद्देश्य ईश्वर की प्राप्ति होनी चाहिए। ऐसा कोई नियम नही है किंतु मुक्ति चाहिए तो कुछ करना ही पड़ेगा। कुछ ऐसा करें कि पाप और दुष्कर्म का फल कम हो। कर्म और कर्म फल के बीच ईश्वर भी नहीं आते। यदि पाप हुआ है तो दंड भी मिलेगा। इस जन्म में न सही तो अगले जन्म में। आप अधिक से अधिक, उस कर्मफल को टाल सकते हैं। लेकिन फल तो मिलेगा। अवश्य मिलेगा। आपको क्या लगता है? क्या श्रीकृष्ण चाहते तो महाभारत रुक नहीं सकता था? रोकना नहीं चाहे। अभी के लिए बस इतना ही। जय माता की, ~ Arun Kumar 26/09/17 - 1444 hours (IS

Why pray to Lord Ganesha before any task?

*Why do we invoke Lord Ganesh before performing any task?* There are two reasons. One is known widely & is based on Hindu religion. The other reason is scientific. First, let's talk about the reason you already know. Lord Ganesh is also called विघ्नहर्ता (remover of all obstacles). If you have been celebrating Shri Ganesh Chaturthi, you know that Mother Goddess designated Him as Agrahari... That is, people pray to Lord Ganesh so that their tasks are completed without many or any obstacles. The second reason lies in Chakra system of meditation. You might already know that there is this Sushumna nerve (something more like a pipe) inside human spine. Actually, there are three pipes - Ida, Sushumna, and Pingala. When you perform pranayama, you breathe in and out using Ida & Pingala alternatively. We'll talk about pranayama in a separate post. Coming back to Sushumna nerve pipe, yogis say there are seven main centers in the spine that connects tail bone to the bul

Concept of giving (help) in Hinduism

न कोई मरता है न कोई मारता है न कोई जीतता है न कोई जिताता है मैं तो सिर्फ निमित्त मात्र हूँ। ॐ इसलिये हे मानव, गर्व न करो के तुमने किसी की सहायता की। You can't help anyone. You cannot help even yourself. The only thing you can do, is for yourself. Your body is an instrument. Keep it fit & strong so that God can use it to provide for others. Don't revel that you helped others. You just can't help anyone. You expect returns. You expect that the person you helped will be grateful to you. That is not help. The moment you expect something in return, it is trading. Help is much above trading. It takes full understanding that you are just an instrument that God is using for providence. You can serve God better by being in a position where God can use you to provide for others. इसलिये गर्व न करो। Be honest to yourself. God placed you in that position so that He can provide for others, providing for you in the process. Like I said earlier, these are not my

Significance of OM in Hinduism

Why do we use OM before beginning any mantra? It is so widespread that we assume OM is part of mantra. It is not. OM is prefixed to each and every mantra in Hindu scriptures. Since we've been listening to it for long, it appears OM is part of every mantra. There are two reasons for beginning mantras and prayers with OM. The first one is well known by Hindus of any religion. The OM symbolizes Godhead. We all pray to different gods and goddesses. These gods are supposed to be in charge of different laws acting upon universe. But these gods too, have to dissolve into the Supreme God at some point of time. The Godhead is beyond human comprehension. You cannot and should not associate Godhead with any form - human or otherwise - because Godhead is not your God only but God to everything in this universe. If you associate a human form, and give God a name, you might spend rest of your life jumping from one form to another, changing religions, taking pride in your religion and be

Significance or Meaning of Swaha and Ithi in Sanskrit Mantras

You might have noticed that all mantras begin with the sound of "OM". What you might have ignored or failed to notice that mantras in Sanskrit end with "ithi" or "swaha". Some of you end mantras with just a "namah". Not to scare you, but if you fail to use "ithi" at end of each mantra or at the very end of any stotra (hymn), the mantra & related offering (sacrifice or prasadam) doesn't reach the god being prayed. The word "ithi" marks the end of mantra, and urges gods to accept whatever you are offering. The word "swaha" is used more in havans (rituals were you put offerings/prasad directly into fire). Since people put offerings into fire while saying "swaha", many of us associate it with "destruction". When anyone says "sab kuch swaha ho gaya (everything became swaha)", it does and should not be concluded that he or she lost things. It is a wrong notion that associates &qu

Best app for Android phones - Clean Master from Cheetah Mobile

After five years of testing different multipurpose apps for Android maintenance, I realize Clean Master from Cheetah Mobile is the best maintenance app for Android phones. Not only maintenance, Clean Master offers you much more than you can expect from a single app. For a while, it felt the "All in One for Android" is good. But turned out it leaves out add-ins even after you remove it. What is available in single code in Clean Master of Cheetah Mobile, is available as add-ins in All in One app for Android. When you uninstall All in One app, the add-ins continue to run in RAM. I could not find any method to remove them as they were not visible in any App Managers. I had to do a factory reset and that was when my doubts were removed and I acknowledged Clean Master of Cheetah Mobile is the best option for Android phones. Lock Screen Here are features at a glance. Let's start from Lock Screen. Replacing your phone lock screen, you can set up Clean Master Lock Scr

How to get salvation (moksha)?

From God we came, into God we will go. Salvation is guaranteed for every soul. It is not reserved only for intellectuals. It is for each and every human. No, not just humans! Salvation (Moksha) is destination of all souls living, as gods, as humans, as animals, plants, and even the single cell amoeba. Everything is an expansion of God. Whatever theory you believe, you know you are formed of the same material as that of which the universe is composed. Universe and all creation is just like the sandbox of a child. He creates things out of that sand, plays with them, and then dissolves the creation to create another game in the same sandbox. You also know what you see is gross, just a small part of the entire creation. You cannot even see the subtle you. You, as a soul, are invisible to normal people. Yogis can talk directly to you as soul because they've practiced a lot. But that's not the main thing here. The main thing is salvation is guaranteed. The time taken t

Google Drive closing down - CLARIFICATION

🤖 CLARIFICATION: Regarding Google closing down the Google Drive service, the Google blog was ambiguous so people couldn't interpret it properly. In fact, Google Drive is *not closing down*. Only the PC and Mac apps of Drive storage have been upgraded and given new names. There are two versions of Google Drive service available. The first one is being named *Backup and Sync* and works the same way as current Google Drive app works. To check it out, simply uninstall Drive app from your PC. Go to and select _Download Backup and Sync_. You'll notice there is no difference except for the icon. The second version is for people who don't want to store files locally. That version opens and saves files directly on Drive, without having to download entire file and lock it for editing. This method allows simultaneous editing of files by multiple users. Please let me know if any of you have questions about it. ~ Arun Kumar

Intolerance among Hindus - The Mask

It has NEVER been Hindu tolerance. It was and is  just weakness, and ostrich mentality. In fact, they've got used to slavery. First they were slaves to kings and petty zamindars, then Mongols and Mughals. Then came British and now they worship the Gandhi (Nehru) dynasty. Keep your eyes closed hoping the fire wont burn you. *You* are the guys responsible for the current state of affairs. *You* were responsible for partition. *You* were responsible for all the riots in India. *You* raped Nirbhaya n supported her rapists. *You* want special privileges for minorities to appear liberal and broad minded; *You* will b responsible for total system collapse in India... like it happened to USSR. Why? Because the 'neutrality' you wear on your face is in fact, inaction. And inaction against evil is supporting the evil. ~ AK Posted via phone so SMS Lingo. May correct them later.

Google Drive Closing Down in December 2017

⚡ Flash: Google is closing down Google Drive in Dec, this year (2017). Google Drive allows you to store files both on device and on cloud simultaneously. Google Drive will be replaced with two cloud only solutions. They will allow you to save files to cloud but there won't be a local copy. You will have to work on cloud files directly, much like file streaming. While this seems like good news because it will save space on your device, it will create two unwanted issues: 1. Slow devices' users may suffer due to speed; they'll have to upgrade their devices and maybe will have to increase their Internet limit too, because they'll be uploading and downloading regularly 2. Data usage charges will go up if you use cellular data for accessing your Google cloud stored files. It sounds good for those having unlimited Internet plans and high end devices. For others, it would be more like Office 2016 connected with the OneDrive. If you have used it, you know y

Online Piracy and Cloud Storage

Google Drive may scan its users' contents after an expose by security agencies that it is being used for piracy. Online Piracy through Google Drive It has been brought to the notice of Google that pirates are storing all their stuff on the cloud storage space offered as Drive. Trends suggest people uploading illegal music, videos, software etc to Google Drive. After uploading them to Google Drive, pirates are sharing them using links. Earlier, it was easier to get pirates by scanning the Internet. Since services like Google Drive, Onedrive, and Dropbox are secure storage systems, cyber police cannot scan them without warrant. Pirates are taking advantage of this feature and are using Drive storage to upload and distribute illegal content. The terms and conditions of almost all cloud storage services have a clause asking users to refrain from uploading what they don't own. But since it cannot be ascertained if the files on cloud or legitimate or not unless searched

Future of Microsoft Windows

I personally, don't think Windows has any future unless they draw it from scratch again. They messed up Windows 10. Everyone seems to hv a buggy copy. There are known issues like things popping up or cursor random movements, but the developers are not tending to them. Did you say bye to Windows OS? Going by the hints Microsoft dropped, it will be a cloud based operating system by 2020, when the mainstream support for Windows 10 ends. You can get an idea of the cloud based Windows if you look at Windows 10 S. As of now, it is just a stripped down version of Windows 10 that allows apps only from Microsoft Store. Going by that, it is going to be a highly limited operating system just like its counterpart iOS. The leading operating system in the world is Android as of now. I said that in an earlier post too. Coming back to Windows operating system, will you be interested in a cloud based operating system that charges you monthly? It is not yet confirmed th

What is society and should you listen to it?

Why does every emotion boil down to sex and things like that? What's the meaning of love? Physical intimation? How many of you get intimate with God? What's that supposed to mean? Why can't you simply love anyone without thinking about physical and social relations? Because it's the social fabric that tells us whom to love and whom to hate. I too hate plenty of people, based on my prejudice; my thoughts that are/were influenced by others. I grew up hating people, even dad. Just because I was told they were bad. But love too has its own origins. You are told to love your near and dear based on how your parents feel about them, based on social norms. Every relationship has a name, definition, and comes with a rule of do's and dont's. If you try to break the rules, you are disgusting. You are not worth any respect from anyone. You try hard to feed yourself the concept of family, society, good, and bad. But deep inside, you know it is just hypocrisy. You

Review of Clean Master for Android

📌 Android app Clean Master from Cheetah Mobile is one app for multiple tasks to enhance phone performance. Features of Clean Master for Android: 1. Cleaning junk files 2. Clearing app cache (CCleaner can't do it on Android 6+) 3. Real time malware protection 4. App lock 5. App Dairy lets you check amount of time you spent on different apps 6. Hibernate Apps to save battery 7. Charge Master to guide battery charging 8. CPU Cooler feature 9. Notification Cleaner to get rid of unwanted notifications that slow down your phone 10. Cloud storage 11. Whatsapp Cleaner 12. Gallery Cleaner ...... and more There are some other apps with same name. Make sure you download the right one by Cheetah Mobile (CMCM). ~ AK

Mother, Father, Allah, and God

There is one Mother who cares. For everything. For everyone. You just have to call Her. Many a times, you don't even call Her. She Herself manifests into different people - not necessarily female. She loves me. In form of one of you. Or in form of strangers. I don't get it quick. But I know it's my Mother. You call Her Krishna. I address Her as Amma. That's the only difference. You don't like Her as Mother Goddess, because you are too busy praying to Her in form of Venkatesh or Ram or Krishna. There are people who don't want Saraswati Stuti, but won't miss on Ma Laxmi's prasadam. What ideology is that? Do you really believe there are 33 crore gods? All of them are manifestations of my Mother. Call Her by any name. Draw Her in any shape. She would not mind. Because She is my Mother. You unnecessarily fear Her, dragging Her down to a personality, assigning Her some attributes that your books say. But I know my Mother Goddess. She is much abo

Caste system in India - How great is your lineage?

Yesterday, someone held my hand for a moment. It triggered mixed emotions. I dunno whether to curse myself for not following social rules or to shirk aside all emotions. In the past, one of you allegedly told mom that if I like kids, I should have my own. I never stepped into your house after that dialog. I don't trust mom either. I don't know what part of her life was true and what was just her imagination. She had schizophrenia. Nevertheless, it has been over a decade since I stepped into your house. I am afraid, you see?! I don't want to get attached to people who are not legally mine. I feel afraid because my upbringing is totally different from that of South Indians. I just wanted to do "kanya puja", a form of prayer for Mother God's blessings. But you shot allegations at me. And you made Nirmala cry. I still don't have anything against you or your kid. Just that I can't trust you anymore. Forgive me for that. I understand why you repri

Permanent Relations - Universe is a family

There are moments when you feel intense emotions for "yours". But at the same time you know everything is more temporary than the word "temporary" itself. It gives you pain the very next moment - the moment you realize it. Happens always to me. There are two ways to deal with this. You can forget that it is maya and indulge in whatever you fancy. That doesn't stay for long though. But you can enjoy the moment. People say there is nothing called "yours". They mean the carriers of soul. They look at physical things and tell you that nobody is your own. Maybe they are right. I have a different point of view. I try to see things as God's creation. Maybe the material bodies are temporary but souls are their own, or rather God's children - human or anything else. If you look at things that way, you are God's; that is God's belonging; I am God's child. Thus, we are all connected... up to eternity because then you are looking f

Baba Ram Rahim vs Congress Sleeper Cells

If you think they are Baba Ram Rahim's supporters burning Haryana, you have the right to be informed that Congress (Indira) has its sleeper cells all over India, activated since 2013 itself. Z+ security to the Dera chief was provided by Congress so you can now understand how close he is to Congress. Plus his own son is son in law of some congressman. I predicted in 2013 itself that the sleeper cells of Congress (I) will be activated. I told people to expect riots, arson, and damage to public property as well as life. I can't dig out those posts from 2013/14 but they are somewhere in the archives if you have the patience to dive deep into that old tweets of @PowercutIN. That was the time when even Anonymous India supported me. But then I told them the government is working for some Russian elements and they could not bring themselves to agree with me on that point. Four years later, Wikileaks too said some MPs from UPA were on payroll of Russians. It's a different ma

My Allah vs Your Allah

We all are born beautiful. But then we start thinking. Beauty ends where brain starts. A priest is the happiest person on earth, because he doesn't question his beliefs. He believes in the same verses at 80, that he learned at 8. A priest is beautiful. But you and I think. We have questions about God. We have questions about our life. We question things. Therefore we are ugly. Only something that doesn't think is beautiful. As long as you don't question your parents and uncles and aunts, you are a beautiful being. The moment you stop blind beliefs, you become ugly, hated by your own. I don't really believe I am born for some special purpose. It is philosophy, designed to put you at ease. You can wait all your life for the purpose and die without knowing it. There is no purpose as such, except for what is laid out according to your religion. When you are just a kid, you pray to God. Hanumanaji is as much the God as is Durga Ma or Ram or Jesus or Allah. As you g

The Terror Attack Life Cycle - What to expect!

"हम अपनी अच्छाई से उनकी घर्म ग्रन्थ को बदल देंगे।" I must admire the positivity of world leaders. They're hoping they'll change Koran. Can't believe this is happening again. See my piece after London attack. I wrote this after London attack. And it's repeating. It's just iterations of the same drama. Just like software development life cycle, here is a breakdown of terror development: 1. Kill people 2. Condemn the attack 3. Hold a candle vigil 4. Start offering free hugs 5. Goto 1 I don't know what is happening. Was this supposed to happen? It's high time Islam is declared a cult and rescue its followers from the hold of power holders.

Why does life repeat itself

Life does repeat itself. We often face similar circumstances and events recurring. People say life repeats itself because it has a lesson to teach you. So until you understand and learn that lesson, it will keep coming back. I don't know if it is true. I've been turning into ashes every few years. All my hard work goes into dustbin. Then there is a brief period of inactivity. Then I build things from scratch again. It happened three times since 2010. But I don't see any lesson. It just happens without any reason. Maybe, it is the way of life. People can either fight life or go with the flow. So far, I've hardly seen anyone winning. People who adjust according to circumstances are the ones at peace. I read somewhere that life is not complicated until you want to control it. I do not know which route is good. It's not to discourage you or anyone but I find adapting to circumstances is much easier than trying to fight and control things. Life takes it own rou

Forced Nationalism? I dont feel it anymore

I know people don't care about my opinion but I share it anyway. What's an opinion that you keep a secret? Nationalism is fed to us just like religion and caste feelings. We are made to feel superior. We connect to the symbols, audio visuals etc and get a sense of belonging. We believe ours is the best culture. And the spirit (emotion) is invoked each time those power centers need our support for justifying their actions. Long thing short, nobody really has time for religion and nationalism. We all are running without any guidance, to achieve things and status we don't really need. And the most important part is that those corporate houses and political parties know how to arouse such emotions. It's not new. If you read "Julius Ceasor", you know the power of speech over masses. The very people wanting to rebel were convinced that Ceasor was killed for good. I don't feel nationalist or patriot anymore. I feel it is just a gimmic

How to find God - Connect to the Universe

People can be at ease if they don't question their beliefs. While there are no rules in Hindutva, questions still arise in the human mind. It is better to keep faith in God and ask Him for guidance than approaching people in charge of religions. There are Vedas and the Bhagwad Gita that give a direction to your thoughts allowing you to think clearly. Even the Abrahamic religions have holy books that their followers refer to, when in doubt. The only issue is that caretakers of all religions are against updating these holy books. Books can help only up to an extent. They make you think, help you get started, and give food to your thought so that can find answers. You need to connect to the Universe to receive answers. Books can guide to a point. There is nothing like an all inclusive book that contains solutions related to all the problems of humanity. The Vedas and Gita have latest interpretations based on current circumstances. There are many interpretations if y

Does India have a refugee policy?

These new forms of attacks emerging in Europe is pretty disturbing. People can be arrested if found with bombs. You cannot simply arrest truck drivers until after they strike. All thanks to Europe's Immigration Program. Barcelona Attack ISIS terrorism according to "The Guardian" Now, India is settling Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants illegally in Jammu and Hyderabad. They are already there in West Bengal and Assam. Kashmir is already burning because of misguided Muslim youth. West Bengal too is going Kashmir way. In my opinion, lack of a proper refugee policy amounts to inviting disasters like those in Europe. Wonder why governments don't see it. Or probably they see it as a good thing because it will keep them in business until eternity. ~ AK

Islam needs reforms urgently: Why are governments ignoring it?

Their holy book says kill people to attain heaven? What kind of cult is that? Do they really believe they'll reach heaven by killing innocent who do believe in God but with a different name? My question is, why are world leaders turning blind over Islamic terrorism? What kind of cult propagates killing people? Is that really a religion? Why not ban Islam until it is reformed? No. Islam has no scope for reforms. It can only get worse. There was Islam as a nice religion in beginning but it's "caretakers" have now brainwashed the followers. Barcelona terror attack van (Courtesy: Twitter) I get to meet some real Islamists who tell me about the finer aspects of Koran. It makes sense. Then I wonder about the verses that call for eliminating the Infidels. Who is infidel? Almost everyone has faith in God. They just address Him with a different name. How's that infidelity? Islam has to reform. But I don't think the power holders will allow it as they will l

Caste system in India and its religions

It is not Brahminism that ruined our society. Those Ambedkar and Periyar followers are wrong. Brahmins are just like any other caste. Like Dalits. All of them need some sort of identification so they can get a feeling that they belong to a certain group. This tendency is there in animals & birds too. That is why you see animals in groups. Then there are sub groups. Dogs of a locality have their territories marked. They won't let in dogs from outside into the territory, unless the newcomer is holding its tail down, ready to serve the authoritian Jdogs of that territory. When Lord Krishna spoke, He spoke of Varnas and not Castes. Now, Varnas are different. They are decided based on the type of work a person does. A king is a kshatriya. A teacher is brahmin. A businessman is vaishya. Someone doing things like cleaning up is shudra. Lord Krishna never spoke of untouchability when explaining varna system. He said people were recognized and got a place in society (v

Equality is not desirable

Imagine equality. How do you define it? The easiest way would be to think of equality as contentment, where everyone is at peace with no positive or negative forces acting on them. How desirable is that? It feels good in theory that everyone is content; everyone is at peace; everyone has everything he or she wants. Believe me, you wouldn't want everyone to achieve that state. Because it leads to inertia. There won't be any type of action - positive or negative. There would be a state of suspended animation: people alive but not able to do anything because they do not want anything. Creation is based upon disbalance. I had a friend tell me that world would hv been pleasant if God was nice to everyone in general. Think about it. Isn't tension necessary for action to take place? That action could be creation or it could be destruction of something. But there would be action. In case of all prevalent contentment, there won't be any action. Nobody will want to bre

What is your dharma Karma and Sanyas yoga

In times when people are fighting on what to call God, let's look at Maha Nirvana Tantra. First thing is, who dared name God? Anyone claiming that that God has a special name is blasphemous. Names are but an easier way to identify things. God is much above that. Coming to Maha Nirvana Tantra, there are two types of dharmas. One is grihasth (गृहस्थ) or householder. The other is Sanyasi (सन्यासी) or people who renunciated everything to spend their time in learning and teaching about God. It is difficult to remain in world, fulfill your duties, and reach God. It is nevertheless possible. People who believe in karma and take care of dharma while being grihasth or householder reach the same destination that a yogi who renunciated everything would reach. There are four yogas mentioned that take you towards the Ultimate. Householder or grihasth is toughest of them all. Because under this yoga, the person has to stay in world & yet take care of his duties, that too, without a

Modi and Corruption - Where does India stand after all these years?

It saddens me to see the sorry state of current affairs. If we don't unite, Modi can't do anything even if he tries. Just like Modi eating food will not satisfy your hunger, he going ahead and announcing schemes won't help until there is unity among persons responsible for implementation & use of those schemes. This post is prompted by the depression arising out of transfer of DIG of Prisons to Traffic department. It shows the deep rooted corruption in every system. Why was the DIG Prisons transferred? Because she told us about special treatment being given to Sasikala, lodged in one of Karnataka prisons. Not only was the DIG Prisons transferred, the DG too has been sent on indefinite leave. Some 42 prisoners were also sent to other prisons so that no one can give any statement on the special treatment given to Sasikala. The report on Sasikala was presented yesterday & within 24 hours, so much happened. It kind of sends signals of distress & despair amon