Rama riding Hanuman with his monkey army.

Indian Summer: The Political Colors of Hindutva

In this hour of the need, when every hope appears to be destroyed, we have to consider the past very carefully so that we can begin to reverse the actions…

Vincent d'Indy, Composer.

Traditionalism, le Wagnerisme, and Vincent d’Indy

Vincent d’Indy (1851 – 1931), an almost exact contemporary of Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934), studied under César Franck (1822 – 1890) at the Paris Conservatory and, on Franck’s…

Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks.

Power is Inside: Derrick Coleman’s Moving Ad for Duracell

If you’re like me, you loathe those ads that appear before almost every video now on YouTube, and fixate on the five second countdown until the click “Skip Ad” button…

shivaji

The Case for Indian Royalty

The West has trained the minds of those they have conquered to see democratic rule as the only way. Undoubtedly, democracy has brought us many benefits, but there is a…

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Hinduism: It’s Appeal to Westerners

While Islam is generally regarded as the fastest growing religion in the West (mostly because of immigration into Europe), Hinduism, according to a 2011 census, is Australia’s fastest growing religion….

Russian philosopher Azsacra Zarathustra with eagle.

Indo-Europe Rising: A Book Review

Containing 69 theses, Indo-Europe Rising by Azsacra Zarathustra (43 pages; published by Cyberwit, India) is a manifesto that lays the groundwork for a revolution of spirit and action in Asia and Europe. However,…

Hindu astrology

Astronomical Evidence and the Upanishads

A famous Flemish emeritus professor recently reacted to my off-hand mention of a date for the major Upanishads, viz. “second millennium BCE”. He thought that this should be 900-500 BCE,…

Voodoo People collage

Voodoo People: Sex, Power, African Faith And Fear in Popular Entertainment

Colored by fascination, fetishism, and even a degree of fear, Hollywood’s portrayal of this enigmatic and little-understood folk faith of the African diaspora throws up cliches about the African seductress,…

Egyptian nude protester, Magda al-Mahdy

Naked Revolutionaries in the Middle East

For French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984), a philosophy that answered the questions of modernity could emerge only outside of the West. The era of Western philosophy had already drawn to…