Secular Theology of Religions
This essay explores the possibility of re-formulating a secular theology of religion in the contemporary context of violence, violation, and virulence in the name of religion.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: How to Reunite India
The notion of an ‘Alliance of Civilisations’ is the guiding principle of many groups in various cities who wish to revive India’s syncretic traditions
Lord Ram and His not very Humble Abode
Does the grand Ayodhya temple ceremony ensure that the common Indian will find Ram in this temple?
I Will NOT Remain Silent…
We need to speak up, to write, to educate, to challenge and debate the idea of India, to remind our future generations of the Constitution of India, continually and with the largest possible outreach
It takes a village: Where religious harmony defies years of Kashmir strife
"This village is the best example of communal harmony...though Muslims are in majority, we never let our Pandit brothers feel that," says local activist and lawyer Arshad Baba
Ma Bonbibi, mother to humans and tigers
The jungle goddess of the Sundarbans in West Bengal demands that Hindus and Muslims unite in upholding her pact with the animal kingdom
As the rest of the country burns effigies of Ravan, the writer visits a Gond village in Maharashtra where the ten-headed king is worshipped as god.
How agnostic filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and guru Morari Bapu found common ground
The award-winning documentary director describes how he started a dialogue with the respected teller of tales from the Ramayan.