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.

Scriptural & Sculptural Evidences related to Rama in the Dvaita

In an earlier post, I had briefly mentioned about collating a list of scriptural and sculptural evidences in the Dvaita tradition of Sri Madhvacharya, in order to complement the exhaustive list of evidences compiled by Ms. Meenakshi Jain, in her book “Rama and Ayodhya”. The present post is an attempt at the same. In the book, a […]Read More

Abdicating Legislation to Judiciary?

I was recently reading the book – “The Vision of the Anointed” by Thomas Sowell. While discussing the issue of “Judicial Activism”, the author briefly makes a point about how, in the US, the “anointed” deliberately blur the concept of separation of powers and leave some parts of legislation unclear so that they could use […]Read More

The Narasimha Yajna of Bhimasena

It was the seventeenth day of the great war — the bhubhaaraharana kaarya of Sri Krishna was in full swing — ably assisted by the five Pandavas — and of course Ashwatthama. Karna had defeated Yudhisthira pretty badly, and the elder Pandava had to return to his camp to recover from the injuries, after being rescued by Bhimasena. Bhima sent Arjuna to the camp to enquire upon the elder one’s health. Arjuna and Yudhisthira […]Read More

SJW Laws: Designed for Misuse?

Three years back, the Supreme Court of India issued some landmark directions to curb the menace of misuse of the draconian IPC 498A. It has brought in a more rigorous review process, in the form of Family Welfare Committees, to reduce the problem of false cases and the consequent arrest of innocent people. Naturally, this […]Read More

Rationale Behind Equal Rights for All Institutions

This article is a response to the article titled “Jamia and the Rationale Behind Special Rights for Minority Institutions” published by The Wire on the 22nd of August 2017, in which the author has attempted to justify, with several arguments, the need for special status for minority educational institutions. A response is especially important since the author […]Read More

Difference in Interpretation between Religious Establishment Rights & Educational Rights

I want to highlight a strange difference in interpretation, by our executive and judiciary, of the Rights guaranteed under our Constitution for running our temples (religious establishments) and a section of our citizenry running educational institutions. Common structure between religious establishment rights and educational rights There is considerable similarity in the way rights related to […]Read More

Tilak: On Need For Hindu Unity

Speech delivered to the ‘Bharata Dharma Mahamandala’ at Varanasi, 3rd January, 1906 Source: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, His Writings and Speeches, Ganesh & Co, Madras ===================== I am sorry I cannot address you in any other language except Marathi and English. English should be boycotted for religious purposes. But I cannot help and hope you will […]Read More

Pramati: The Judgement that is changing India – Part I

From a #Core point of view, there can be no dispute that the “Pramati Educational and Cultural Trust and Others Vs Union of India and Others” judgement on the issues of validity of the 93rd amendment to the Indian Constitution and the validity of Article 21A/RTE Act is the single most important judgement in India’s […]Read More

Evolution of the NCMEI

The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) is a statutory body established by the Government of India in the year 2004 via an ordinance. Subsequently, the ordinance was converted into an Act by Parliament in 2005. In the years 2006 and 2010, two amendment Acts were passed by Parliament, and the current NCMEI Act […]Read More