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.





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…


Geelani

Was Geelani involved in the Amarnath attack?

I have been disappointed by the lack of depth in the coverage of the Amarnath tragedy.  The same superficial “filmi” rendering is repeated by channel after channel.  A Muslim hero…



Kashmiriyat Amarnath massacre

Kashmiriyat Is Alive And Well

I am speaking of the “true” Kashmiriyat.  Not the “filmi” kind which is as real as the rabbit on the face of the moon.  The true Kashmiriyat is that which…


Veer Jawan

एक जाट वीर जवान की जुबानी

मेरे एक करीबी मित्र अभी भारत से लौटे जहाँ उनकी जाट रेजिमेंट के एक जवान से मुलाक़ात हुई थी | वह जवान कश्मीर के कूपवाड़ा में अपनी पोस्टिंग से अभी…


Stone Pelters

Understanding the role of Kashmir’s stone pelters

“The reinforcements have arrived!”  These are the words that every beleaguered military unit, facing superior enemy forces, and on its last stand, wants to hear. Reinforcements bring much-needed relief, and…


Veer Jawan

A Jat Veer Jawan Speaks

A close friend of mine just returned from Bharat, where he spoke to a Jawan of the Jat regiment who had just returned from a posting in Kupwara, Kashmir.  The…


Party of Gandhi

The party of Gandhi

My ambition is no less than to see the principle of cow protection established throughout the world. —Mahatma Gandhi, Young India, 29-1-1925 Background Yesterday, the Congress party of Kerala (youth…