Dr. Nandini Murali

Dr. Nandini Murali is a communications professional,  author and researcher in Indic Studies.  She is a Contributing Editor with the HinduPost. She loves to wander in the forests with her camera. 




Western media

Pandemic Porn: Countering the Western media gaze

By hawking horrific images of death and dying, the Western media’s coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in  Bharat, particular the second wave, exposes several fragile fault lines of contemporary global…


Purva Paksha Being Different

Purva Paksha: Reversing the gaze

The antidote to Western universalism  that privileges Western gaze and reduces all differences to sameness, lies in the dharmic practice of purva paksha, a deep and respectful  engagement  with divergent…


Sati Orientalism

Sati: Reversing and reframing the colonial gaze

The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. –George Orwell  (1903-1950) Knowledge  and power are two sides of the…


Mary Suresh

How I become a Hindu/Sanatani – Part 2

In  the second part of  her interview,  the  eloquent and elegant Mary Suresh Iyer,  a Christian by birth, shares her challenging journey  towards embracing Hindu/Sanatana Dharma. She candidly admits that…


How I became a Hindu/Sanatani – Part 1

Mary Suresh Iyer,  a Christian by birth,  shares her personal journey of why she  embraced  Hindu Dharma and  is today a sanatani.  In a two-part series, the eloquent and elegant…



Oxford

Lessons from the Oxford and SOAS sagas

The recent  racist cyber bullying  and cyber lynching of Rashmi Samant  at Oxford University and the  furore in SOAS university, London, over the inadvertent use of the N-word by its…