Raghu Bhaskaran

Raghunandhan (Raghu) Bhaskaran is a Bharathi and like many today, he for long, ignored his heritage and was focused towards Artha, to the exclusion of the other Purusharthas and is yet another IT consultant. But now he is increasingly a seeker of what it means to be a Hindu, a follower of Dharma in every sphere of life - personal, social, cultural and political. Towards this, he uses writing as a sadhana, to attain clarity and shares his learning with others, learns from others. He considers himself as the 'Mongoose of Mahabharatha', from the Ashwamedha Parva. Serendipity has led him to some yagna-salas, the works/company of some wonderful people - from heritage, family, friends, teachers and even on social media. He rolls around in the crumbs of their wisdom and some stick to him. And he shines in parts, from those borrowed crumbs of knowledge.

Freedom or Parole – Hindu Temples

PoW, the abbreviation for ‘Prisoners of War’ is also suitable for the 1991 Places of Worship Act, which prohibits changing the religious character of any place of worship as it existed on the 15th August 1947, excluding only Ayodhya. While all other nations who have had intercommunal tensions and conflicts, dealt with it by having […]Read More

No Waqf, No Fawq, just some FAQs on Hindu Temple

Who is the owner of a Hindu Temple and its properties? To whom does a Hindu temple belong? Temples are NOT public property, Temples are NOT Government property, Temples are NOT Hindu property, Temples are NOT community property. Temples are NOT private property, Even if all the above have donated, patronized, sponsored the temple, the […]Read More

Concerns of the Colonized – Freedom for Temples

When the political independence of India was being discussed, there were many bigoted Britishers like Churchill who said that Indians were incapable of ruling themselves. “If Independence is granted to India, power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will […]Read More