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Prophetic Monotheism: The Longest Running Pandemic in History

While the world is reeling from the Corona Virus pandemic which is barely months old, we all are suffering from another virus, of an ideological kind, which has been spreading across the world for the past two thousand years continuously. It has been spreading death, destruction, violence and destroying peace all this time. It has infected a majority of humanity barring a few countries like India and China. This ideological virus is Prophetic Monotheism. Read Pankaj Saxena making this apt comparison in this article.

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Hanuman – The Path to Ultimate Knowledge

In this article, Pankaj Saxena explains what Hanuman means to Hindus. How he is not just a character in a story. He is the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. He is the path to Self-Knowledge.

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21 Books to Read in 21 Days Lockdown – Literature

Indic Varta in this piece by Pankaj Saxena brings you the recommendation of 21 Greatest Books in Literature to read in this 21 Days Lockdown. Read away. There is plenty of time!

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The Traditional and the Secular Festival

This article compares the traditional and the secular festival and stresses the need to preserve and propagate the traditional festivals. While the traditional festival exhorts the individual to take part in the wider celebration of Nature, Culture and Cosmos, the secular festival drags him deeper into the mire of individualistic ego bolstering. This article discusses the distinction between the two.

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Is ‘Hindu’ the Right Word?

The word 'Hindu' is often objected to by many different shades of political ideologies. It is claimed that the word is foreign origin. Based on this premise it is also claimed that India is a British creation. This article delves into these questions of names and identities.

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The Moderate Muslim Test

It is often claimed that Islam should not be judged by its extremists, but by its moderates. It is a reasonable proposition which then necessitates the question: What is a moderate Muslim? Before we decide whether the moderate or the extremist Muslim represents Islam, we must first ascertain the qualities of the moderate Muslim. This article is an attempt to do just that.

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Indus University Awards D. Litt. To Shri Shrikant Talageri

Jan 26,20by Pankaj Saxena

Noted Indologist and author Shrikant Talageri was awarded Honorary D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) by Indus University, Ahmedabad at the 4th Convocation of the University.

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