Media mischief mongering over Church attacks in India

Lets be clear. All attacks on schools, places of worship and sexual violence deserve condemnation and punishment. However the vivid media depictions of these isolated incidents as attacks religiously or politically motivated – even before police investigations have revealed who the likely perpetrators are – cannot be described as anything other than mischievous. Over the […]

Hindus in Pakistan: What history books won’t tell

– There is a lack of awareness across the world about the very existence of a significant yet dwindling Hindu community in Pakistan. Presently it is estimated that Hindus make up 2% of Pakistan’s population. This is at least five times the number of Hindus in Britain. – Before the end of colonial rule in […]

Motives of people who boldly proclaim Ishrat Jahan couldn’t have been a terrorist…

First of all a brief background for the uninitiated; Ishrat was a young Muslim lady from Mumbai, who according to official version of events was shot dead by Gujarat police along with 3 men who she was accompanying, near Ahmedabad, namely Javed Sheikh, Amjad Rana and Zeeshan Johar. The incident took place on 15 June 2004. […]

India to cede 10,000 acres of territory to Bangladesh

Did you know that the Congress is trying to do a deal which will see us in effect give away 10,000 acres of our country to Bangladesh, forever? And that this is likely to take place by the end of this year? Please read on… Most Indians do not know this, but the Indian National […]

Muzzafarnagar Riots – the truth that the media is hiding

The way in which the English language media has been reporting the Muzzarnagar riots has been taking the art of misleading the public to a whole new level of shamelessness. The average Indian will not know the facts behind the riots, and we have the right to know the truth. Please read the articles (at […]

Modi offers hope, but please play your part too…

I remember a talk by Shri Pandurang Shastri Athavale, in which he was simultaneously joking and lamenting the weak and selfish way that many people who should know better conduct their lives. One comment that really struck me is as follows: People sometimes ask me “When will Kali Yuga end?” I tell them “How can […]

The Conversion and Reconversion game

On 22 June, 602 Christians reconverted to Hinduism in the Indian state of Odisha. The event was organised by the ‘Hindu Jagran Samukhya,’ and took place in the presence of the Shankaracharya of Puri, who blessed the reconverted persons and delivered a speech on basic principles of the Hindu religion. The reconverted persons included 207 […]

Interview with Koenraad Elst

Dr Koenraad Elst is a noted Belgian scholar and writer, specialising in coverage of Hindu contemporary issues, Indian history and comparative philosophy. He has authored at least 20 books, including the monumental ‘Decolonising the Hindu Mind’ and ‘Saffron Swastika: the Notion of Hindu Fascism’.  What first made you interested in India? Its funny, Muslims never ask people who […]

What is the best way to ensure Hindu survival: Nationalism or Universalism?

Hindu nationalism The term “nation” is defined differently by various sources. One definition is: “A people who share common customs, origins, history, and frequently language.” Hindu nationalism can be defined as the tendency of Hindus to define themselves as a nation. It is often said that the late 1980’s and 90’s saw an upsurge of […]

Winston Churchill reconsidered

If there’s one man who’s remembered as a Western hero par-excellence, surely it’s Winston Churchill. He has been promoted not only in Britain but also throughout much of the world as the symbol of resistance against the most hideous war criminals in history, the Nazis. This reputation may be deserved. However there was another side […]

Remembering Swami Vivekananda – 150 years on

Many years ago a young penniless man with barely a possession in the world sailed out to the West, armed only with the intense desire that the spiritual wisdom of his motherland should be known and respected throughout the world. He was the first Hindu in the modern age to travel to the West and […]

Not so Intelligent: Intelligent Life Magazine

(Originally published in Hindu Voice UK – July 2009) “Intelligent Life” (?!) Recently I received a copy of “Intelligent Life” (Spring 2009 Edition), a quarterly lifestyle magazine from The Economist Group. As its name suggests, the makers of the magazine fancy it to be a particularly intelligent magazine! The Economist Group of publications is a […]

Afghan Hindus: history being decimated before our eyes

An excellent and rare article on the Guardian website, by Afghan author Reza Mohammadi, gives a brief account of the present day state of the country’s Hindu minority. Says the author: “Hindus are clearly among the oldest inhabitants of Afghanistan. They are the native people, whom Islamic fundamentalism has turned into unprotected strangers. Strangers, who […]

Was the British Empire beneficial for India?

The idea that British rule over India was a force for good is not uncommon in Britain and even in certain sections of westernised Indian elite. Read right-of-centre British newspapers and you will regularly find articles and columns that glorify Britain’s colonial past, giving the impression that Britain was spreading the light of Western Civilisation […]

Is China trying to break up India?

An article published on a Chinese think tank’s website suggested that it would be in China’s interests to break up India into 20-30 smaller states, and this could be achieved with just a minimal push. The website called ‘International Institute for Strategic Studies’ said: “To split India, China can bring into its fold countries like […]

Hindus, the “Tebbit Test” & Terrorism in London

As the Indian and English cricket teams clash today, it can once again be seen that the overwhelming majority of Indians who live in the UK, including Indians born in Britain, passionately support India over England! This has annoyed some British politicians, who have proposed the “Cricket team test” to test loyalty of immigrants. They […]

Remembering the Ugandan Indian exodus

It was on the 6th August 1972 that the government of Uganda, then headed by the infamous Idi Amin, announced that all of the 80,000 Indian origin people living in the country had 90 days to depart, after which their businesses and homes would be handed over to native Ugandans. If any Indians were seen […]

Remembering Shivaji, our great hero & saviour

The present generation of Hindus owe much to Shivaji. Although he is famous throughout the length and breadth of India, in the West many Hindus, will not even have heard of him. This article is a tribute to the great King, whose life has had a profound impact on history, and who was an emblem […]

Are Hindu widows meant to burn themselves in husbands’ funeral pyre?

“Why is it that Hindu women have to burn themselves when their husbands die?” This question was relayed to the Hindu speaker at an event in Brighton University. The speaker smiled and asked the largely Hindu audience if they had actually heard of any woman amongst their family or friends who had burnt herself when […]