Category Archives: News & Politics

Tracing the Origins of Hinduphobia (Parts I-IV) – Indiafacts

Tracing the Origins of Hinduphobia (Parts I-IV) – Indiafacts — Read on http://www.indiafacts.org.in/analyses/tracing-the-origins-of-hinduphobia-parts-i-iv/

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European Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2663 The Commission today proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Politics of Funeral Pyres

Covid-19 has clutched hard on humanity’s lungs since almost 2 years now. The virus has spread its deadly tentacles across the globe shattering the fragile lives in countries as far apart as China, Italy, Brazil, US, India and countless others. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ancient India: Its Language and Religions by Hermann Oldenberg

Ancient India: Its Language and Religionsby Hermann Oldenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good book to understand the history of Sanskrit studies in West. How it started and which personalities made clear inroads into that field is all detailed … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Book Review – Black Wave by Kim Ghattas

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle Eastby Kim Ghattas My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a brilliant, well researched book that unravels everything which is the cause of so much turbulence in … Continue reading

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Book Review – Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change by Jared Diamond

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Changeby Jared Diamond My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this book last year at Dalkey Book Festival where Jared Diamond gave a stirring keynote address on the crisis facing world today … Continue reading

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Book Review – Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities, and the Inside Story of the Irish Response by Tony Connelly

I found this book by Tony Connelly to be an excellent primer on Brexit and in it the author has covered in detail the potential impact of Brexit on Irish state. Brexit is perhaps the greatest economic and foreign policy … Continue reading

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Book Review – Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel

I’d read Night before when I was quite young and don’t think had then grasped the depth of depravity described in this profound memoir. Reading it again now, when I’ve accumulated perhaps a bit more wisdom made this book shine … Continue reading

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Book Review – Why I’m A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor

This book is a light primer by an Indian politician covering the basic tenets and sacred texts of Hinduism. I’ve read Shashi Tharoor’s earlier works, some of which I can vouch to be pretty good, but this book has been … Continue reading

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