Appropriation


Traditional Knowledge

Bharatiya Traditional Knowledge: A Public Policy Perspective

Recently, twitter witnessed huge outrage over an article tweeted by American Scientific Association which referred to the ancient yogic technique of Pranayam as “Cardiac Coherent Breathing”. This article raises the…



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Science and Religion

When I was in high school in Germany, I had a recurring phantasy. I imagined that some fine day the anchor in the news broadcast announces that science has found…


new thought movement

Hindu Dharma and New Thought Movement in the US

Hindu bashing in the US has been going on for over a century. Katherine Mayo’s infamous book Mother India (1927) comes to mind.  Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus:  An Alternative History…


Yoga Day

Mischief on Yoga day

2014 is a momentous year for Bharatiya culture. It was the year that Mr. Narendra Modi took up office as the fourteenth Prime Minister of Bharat. Within the first six…




Koenraad Elst

Interview with Dr. Koenraad Elst – Part (IV)

This is the fourth and final part of my interview with Dr. Koenraad Elst. The following discussion covers an expansive range of topics. Adity Sharma: In a blog post dated…