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January 31, 2005
Where are the poor Hindus?
'Not only will India lose its unique soul and just become another Western clone in the developing world, but the earth will lose something very precious.'
January 09, 2005
In defence of Hindu gurus
'The greatest curse of Hinduism throughout the ages has been its disunity.'
October 18, 2005
Conversions threaten a way of life
'They erase centuries of tradition, teach people to despise their religion and look Westwards to a culture which is alien to them, with disastrous results.'
October 18, 2005
Who are the real Dalits of India?
'Many Brahmins were chased out of Tamil Nadu in the early sixties. It is very difficult nowadays for a Brahmin to find a job in government.'
September 28, 2005
Will Sri Sri Ravi Shankar get the Nobel Peace Prize?
'Bono has done good work, but it pales compared to the scope, universality and breadth of Sri Sri Ravi.'
March 9, 2005
Auroville's relief effort
'Many children from Auroville schools have been cleaning villages in the worst affected of the coastal communities.'
January 25, 2005
Cry, my beloved India
'Today I feel sad, sad for India, sad for the world. For India is in mortal danger, its eternal Sanatana Dharma is under threat. And if India dies spiritually, the world will also die.'
December 30, 2004
Auroville rallies to help Pondicherry fisherfolk
What is needed is Rs 250,000 per family, and there are 225 families involved.
July 30, 2004
Who cares for the Pandits?
'They don't make their voices heard: they don't blow up buses full of innocent civilians and don't fire Kalashnikovs at crowds.'
June 7, 2004
Cry O my beloved India!
'India is in mortal danger, its eternal sanatan dharma is under threat from its own people. And if India dies spiritually, the world will die also.'
May 20, 2004
The white woman and India
'Why this craze for 'fair' brides? If you find the answers to these, you will understand why the fatal attraction for Sonia Gandhi and Mother Teresa.'
May 1, 2004
The Sonia Club
'Sonia Gandhi is unaware of the greatness and genius of India, for she does not embrace its ideals of dharma and spirituality.'
March 23, 2004
Cricket: Creator & Destroyer
'There is no way India can become a superpower unless it becomes a Sports Great. But for this to happen, cricket will have to be put on the backburner.'
February 3, 2004
The Importance of being J M Lyngdoh
'When he appears on the BBC to say that not a single Indian politician is uncorrupt, not only does he say an untruth, but he does a lot of harm to India's image.'
December 1, 2003
Are we cows to be milked?
'Does the Indian government think it is going to earn the goodwill of foreign tourists and guarantee their return, when they are discriminated against?'
October 21, 2003
Where's India's holocaust museum?
'Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists have also suffered a terrible holocaust, probably without parallel in human history. We would like to build an Indian Holocaust Museum.'
May 14, 2003
The spirit of Natchiketa
It is only when the Indian press becomes a little less negative, a little more proud of its roots, that Western correspondents will be positively influenced.
March 19, 2003
Iraq and Hinduism
'There is no such thing as a good Bush and a bad Saddam. The tendency of the intelligentsia to portray America as an evil empire and Iraq as a persecuted nation makes one uneasy.'
March 11, 2003
Heed the new Hindu mood
'To take the Gujarat episode and make it an absolute theorem of Hindu fundamentalism is unfair and highly biased.'
February 09, 2003
Cricket, the Destroyer
'It is time the government enforces a limitation on the number of cricket matches played abroad and starts focusing a little more on other sports.'
Deember 20, 2002
Marxism and the Saffron wave
'If this is a Nazi trend, then the millions of Gujarati Hindus: upper and middle class, low castes and tribals, who voted for Narendra Modi, are all Nazis.'
October 10, 2002
Being Indian abroad, II
'India has a thumping Hindu majority, yet, India has today a Muslim President, the third one since Independence. Did the US ever have a Muslim President?'
August 23, 2002
Being Indian abroad, I
'Hindus in USA should start regrouping themselves under an "Hindu American" banner. Not only will it rekindle in them an ancient beautiful and powerful identity, but also grant them protection.'
July 18, 2002
Mr Greenway, please listen...
'To equate Hindu extremism with Muslim fundamentalism is highly unfair.'
November 8, 2001
A world upside down
'Does the BJP not realise that they are going to be hounded out of power at the next election and that India will be back to square one? That today may be its last chance to make good with its pledges?'
October 1, 2001
Bush's five mistakes
'The US might ultimately succeed in killing him, but will not other bin Ladens surface elsewhere in the world?'
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