Hariprasad N

Hariprasad N is based out of Bangalore, and works in the Software Industry, mainly on Cloud Computing and Operating Systems. He has special interests in the areas of Spirituality, Politics and Law.

M Vishweshvarayya: National Character

Source: Chapter XVIII, Memoirs Of My Working Life, M Vishweshvarayya, 1951 ======================== The way to build a better nation is to build better individuals.  A successful nation is usually composed of citizens, the majority of whom are efficient, of good character and possess a reasonably high sense of duty. An individual who aspires to be trusted […]Read More

Evolution of BJP’s Policy Towards Educational Institutions

In this post, we look at how the policy of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its predecessor organization – the Bharatiya Jana Sangh – has evolved over the years with respect to the administration and management of educational institutions. These stances of the party have been sourced from the publicly available policy documents and manifestos. […]Read More

Sri Aurobindo: India’s True Swaraj

Extract from a Letter to Parthasarathi Aiyangar, 13 July 1911 Source: Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest, The Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo ================ Be very careful to follow my instructions in avoiding the old kind of politics. Spirituality is India’s only politics, the fulfilment of the Sanatan Dharma its only Swaraj. I have no […]Read More

Syama Prasad Mookerjee: Lok Sabha Speech on Kashmir

Speech delivered by Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee in the Lok Sabha on the 26th of June, 1952 concerning the full and final integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. Source: Parliament of India, Lok Sabha Digital Library ================================= Dr S. P Mookerjee: There are many questions relating to the working of the […]Read More

Hindu temple as a religious, spiritual centre

Since a few weeks now, the issue of freeing Hindu temples from the clutches of Government control has been actively discussed. While prominent personalities like Sri Sadhguru JV have launched a campaign highlighting the plight of temples under Government control, leaders such as Sri M Nageshwara Rao (retired CBI Director) have proposed a framework for […]Read More

Educational Rights According To The Makers Of Our Constitution

Over a number of articles, we have seen the various phases of development of Article 30 during the framing of our Constitution. In particular, we have looked at how the text of the Article, as it stands today, was derived heavily from a memorandum submitted by a group of minority leaders during the Second Round Table Conference of […]Read More

The All India Hindu Maha Sabha – Its Aims and

Source: Extract from a write-up contributed by Mr. G. V. Ketkar Editor Mahratta Hon Secretary, All India Hindu Mahasabha – Indian Annual Register, 1941, January ================================ The Origin The first Hindu Sabha was established in the Punjab in the year 1907 with the following objects:- “(1) To Promote brotherly feelings amongst the various sections of the Hindu […]Read More

Issues with Constitutional Interpretation Styles

In the judiciary, various techniques or styles are deployed when it comes to interpretation of the Constitution. A study of these ‘Constitutional Interpretation’ methods help understand the approach taken, and the reasoning behind, the judgement arrived at in any particular case. Although interpretation styles can be attributed to any judgement, they become especially relevant in […]Read More

Festivities: Opening the Door to Moksha

The ultimate goal of every individual following the path of sanatana dharma is to obtain moksha — salvation — mukti. To be free from samsara — the cycle of birth and death. To be part of HIM. Or be a part of HIS abode. Or be like HIM. Or just be close to HIM. But then, not everyone gets moksha. Not […]Read More