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.

Important Rituals of Deepavali

Deepavali is perhaps the most important festival in the religious calendar of the Hindus. The festival of lights consists of at least five days of celebrations and rituals, commencing from the Trayodashi of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwayuja and going up to the Dwitiya of the Shukla Paksha of the Kartika masa. Out of these […]Read More

Narakasura Vadha – Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya

One of the important festivals that is part of the Deepavali celebrations is ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’, observed on the 14th day of the waning moon phase of the month of Ashwayuja. While also known for the offering of the ‘tarpana’ to Yama, the day is more widely celebrated as the day when Sri Krishna killed Narakasura, […]Read More

Civilization Goals Independent of Electoral Compulsions

Recent developments have shown that electoral victories and the hold over power is never permanent. While ideology may sometimes bring victories, political and economic factors determine the outcome on other occasions. Whatever may be the underlying reason, one can never assume a permanent hold on power.  Such being the case, it is always prudent for […]Read More

Bipin Chandra Pal: Hindu Nationalism – What It Stands For

Source: Nationality and Empire – A Study of Some Current Problems, Thacker Spink & Co, 1916 Chapter II of the above book written by Bipin Chandra Pal, written in Calcutta, January 1912 ======================================= The East and the West One of the most striking achievements of the Nineteenth Century has been, it seems to me, to […]Read More

Hindutva: Mere Materialism?

There have been a number of opinion pieces published in the past few days in which the authors, some of whom have a considerable foothold in the current establishment, have declared that there is a new version of Hindutva in place now – one that is focused solely on the safety and material welfare of the people […]Read More

Fundamental Rights – As Recommended By The Sapru Committee

The makers of our Constitution never intended the Fundamental Rights related to the practice of religion and administration of educational institutions to be discriminatory in nature i.e. they were never meant to be anti-majority. We have especially seen how the minority leaders themselves, during the Second Round Table Conference of 1932, asked for only equal rights and […]Read More

Bhima Karna Yuddha – Part 2

After the resounding defeat of Karna in the first duel between them on the 14th day of the great war, Bhima desired to proceed towards Arjuna as per the orders of his elder brother. However, Karna was unable to tolerate the humiliation of the first defeat. He alighted a new chariot and came back to have […]Read More

Bhima Karna Yuddha – Part 1

On the 14th day of the Mahabharata war, Bhimasena is ordered by Yudhisthira to go look for Arjuna after Satyaki fails to report Arjuna’s well-being on time. Bhima immediately obeys his brother’s orders and heads out in search of his younger brother. He is stopped by Drona twice and challenged to a duel. Both times, […]Read More