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Tag Archive: Hinduism

Jun 11 2014

Age of Kali – On Sati And History

“Despite my general opposition to the British Raj, I very much like Sir Charles Napier’s reply to Indians defending suttee: “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build …

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Mar 22 2014

Demonic Yoga

I often am irritated by the yoga brigade. Yes, yoga is a great exercise. I like it for that. Yes, meditation has benefits, we have seen some scientific evidence for the calming effects of meditationg. We aren’t saying Yoga lets you shoot fire and meditation lets you access a higher plane of consciousness. We are …

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Jul 02 2013

Denigration of Yoga

Yoga is a “big deal”. Let us get this straight. Yoga in it’s modern form is nothing like it’s origins. Which is fine, boxing is not like it’s origins either and fencing hasn’t resulted in deaths recently. Yoga is in effect a series of stretching exercises, resistance training and callisthenics that build up the flexibility …

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Jun 23 2013

Age of Kali – In the Wake of Disaster, There will Always Be Vultures

For those who are unaware, the Northern State of Uttarkhand in India has serious flooding and has lost more than 600 people to the floods with many hundreds still stranded there. And there will always be  vultures who try and profit from the death and suffering of others. Often to flog their stupid beliefs.

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Mar 29 2013

Atheism is Justified

It’s rare to see Hindus bash atheists but they do so rarely. This it’s that our Atheism isn’t Justified according to the Hindustan Times. I have taken five reasons why people don’t have faith in the existence of God. The first reason is the low or nil success rate of our prayers. Everyone prays from time …

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Feb 14 2013

Greatest Show on Earth – Kumbh Mela

If you hadn’t already heard, I was at the Kumbh Mela for 3 days. What is the Kumbh Mela? It’s arguably the biggest religious event in the Hindu calendar occurring every 12 years and it’s a ridiculously oversized event. This year 30 million people converged on the town of Allahabad. I was planning to cut …

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