Vinay Kumar

Devout Hindu and practising brahmin, very interested in history and current affairs of Bharat. Do not believe in birth-based “caste” but rather varna based on swadharma and swabhava, and personal commitment to that varna’s dharmas. I don’t judge people by the religion they profess: every human being should be treated with equal dignity. At the same time, I don’t judge a religion by the people I know who profess it. A religion, like any doctrine, should be subjected to critical examination using facts and reason.



Khilji

Ala-ud-din Khilji and Somnath

Ala-ud-din Khilji is much in the news these days due to the Padmavati controversy.  While I do not wish to express any views on the movie as such, I wanted…



Kashmir Issue

What the Kashmir issue is all about, in one picture

Kashmir is burning….Kashmir is protesting….Kashmir is on the boil….Kashmir erupts….Kashmir this, Kashmir that. One wonders – after all, what do these Kashmiris want?  They already have more than any other…






Secularization

The Secularization Of Hindu Tragedies

I want to discuss the ‘filmi’ rendering of the recent Amarnath tragedy—where Hindu pilgrims were murdered by a group of Jihadi terrorists in a state where Islamism has taken deep…