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 Ayodhya reflections  

A Mosque stood in Ayodhya, it was built in the 15th century – since then, Tulsidas, the writer of the Ramayana, (that is the story of Lord Ram) did not write that Lord Ram was born in the precise place the mosque stood, Swami Vivekananda, the Icon of Hinduism did not mention it. The surveys did not indicate that, nor[Read More…]

Poisoning Your Children

Poisoning Your Children

Do you have the right to screw up your children’s lives by poisoning them against fellow humans, in our case, fellow Americans?  If you are biased towards others, that is entirely up to you, but you have the choice to free yourself and enjoy the rest of your life or carry it to your grave or crematorium. A doctor kid,[Read More…]

Hindutva loses in the US congress 

Hindutva loses in the US congress 

Ms. Suhag Shukla, Executive Director of the Hindu American Foundation was upset with the congressional hearings on October 22nd, 2019, about Modi government’s  gross violations of  Human rights, democratic norms and abrogation of the article 370 without the consent of the governed. All their expensive and powerful lobbying effort went down the drain at the hearing.  Even though the Asst[Read More…]

A difficult dialogue about Kashmir Conflict

A difficult dialogue about Kashmir Conflict

Bethesda, Maryland, Sunday, October 6, 2019 — The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) organized an open dialogue titled, “If You Could Make a Plea, What Would it Be?” The First topic was about Israel and Palestine Conflict – presented by three speakers; Hal Kassoff, Kay Halpern, and Dan Spiro. The second topic was about the Kashmir Conflict – Presented[Read More…]

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Derogatory statements about Hinduism

Derogatory statements about Hinduism

You might cringe when someone makes an idiotic remark about Hinduism and Hindu practices. A majority of Indian Muslims will never make a negative statement about Hindus or Hinduism. Indeed, they will defend it as Hinduism is one of the most misunderstood religions like theirs. They are driven by the wisdom found in the Quran, 6:108 (Itani), “Do not insult[Read More…]

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 Can Modi save India from a looming disaster?

 Can Modi save India from a looming disaster?

          The early warning signals are blaring, and a disaster is in the making. It will tear the nation apart severely impairing the economic prosperity gained in the last twenty years. Terrorism in the likes of Afghanistan was never a part of India, but the conditions are ripe to give birth to it. The United States has much to lose, first[Read More…]

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Can Modi Sarkar allay the fears of Indians?

Can Modi Sarkar allay the fears of Indians?

  There is not a single human being out there who do not want to feel secure about his/her faith, race, ethnicity, culture, and other uniqueness. Indians are no different. The 2019 election not only has shaken a majority of the Indians, but it even surprised the winners with the landslide referendum the Indians gave them. The results have created[Read More…]

Narendra Modi’s speech and political pluralism

Narendra Modi’s speech and political pluralism

Whenever I can, I listen to the speeches of political leaders and I have done the same with a few speeches of Prime Minister Modi. The following video is about 70 minutes long. The speech was made around May 24, 2019. Prime Minister Modi is unquestionably one of the greatest orators of this decade. I watched his full speech to[Read More…]

New Zealand Muslims to follow Prophet Muhammad

New Zealand Muslims to follow Prophet Muhammad

Forty Nine people have been shot dead and 20 injured. The tragedy in New Zealand invokes Muslims to follow the Prophet, Muhammad. The man was called a Mercy to humanity, and his words, deeds, actions, and prayers reflected his character; mercy.  Many Muslims proudly keep the beard believing it was the tradition of the Prophet. Indeed, it was, now it[Read More…]

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American Muslim Agenda – Why This Book?

American Muslim Agenda – Why This Book?

You and I have a responsibility to create a world where, you, me, and our grandchildren can live without apprehensions. No matter where we go, we should feel secure about our faith, race, ethnicity and our political and sexual orientation. Would this book bring attitudinal change among Muslims? Yes, it will, it’s akin to planting a seed and nurturing it[Read More…]

India’s prosperity hinges on Religious Freedom

India’s prosperity hinges on Religious Freedom

The Indian-Americans have a moral duty to prevent India from being labeled as a “Country of Particular Concern” by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). If India were to be ascribed with such a label, it would hinder the flow of foreign direct investments and subsequent reversal of economic prosperity achieved in the last twenty years. This[Read More…]

Fake Saviors of Hinduism:  World Hindu Congress in Chicago

Fake Saviors of Hinduism:  World Hindu Congress in Chicago

The World Hindu Congress held a conference in Chicago in the first week of September 2018, and it was attended by about 3000 Hindus from around the world. Unfortunately, many speakers fouled, here is an accounting of the two who are divisive and sowed the seeds of ill-will between Indian communities. Every faith group holds similar conferences, as Americans, we[Read More…]

Whitewashing India’s Religious Freedom

Whitewashing India’s Religious Freedom

India has an impeccable history of welcoming the stranger and giving refuge to the oppressed, rejected and the evicted. She has welcomed Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians and the Baha’is. Indeed the very first mosque built outside of Arabia was in India by a Hindu King in the state of Malabar. The Tibetan Buddhist refugees found a home in India; the Ahmadiyya[Read More…]

Is Trump’s Immigration policy based on Racism?

Is Trump’s Immigration policy based on Racism?

  Is racism at the heart of separating children from the parents? Trump doesn’t care about anyone except himself. After all, these immigrants are less human than him, and he is adept in gathering support from those who are quick to dehumanize others. Is this the stinky disguised racism? Are we are more privileged than others? The only right thing[Read More…]

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