Fanatic Hindu, fanatic Muslim, fanatic Sikh, fanatic Christian, Jew, or Buddhist! These are the labels we often hear or assign … More
When repeatedly or overused in conversation or even in writing, words, phrases, and expressions fall in the lexical toolbox called … More
Tomasz Kamusella, The Conversation After the 1989 fall of communism in the Soviet bloc, five self-declared communist states remain today: … More
The story goes like this: A donkey and a tiger got themselves involved in a heated argument. The donkey insisted … More
There it is in the back of my bedside drawer. Have I abandoned it? Not honestly. I’m keeping it but … More
Separate and scattered non-political voices of dissent against Modi’s push to fundamentally transfer India to dictatorial rule will not help … More
Growing up in India, the most nutritious food item loaded with protein besides vitamin A and other healthy stuff was … More
THE SPIRIT OF JAMMU IN REVOLUTIONARY MARTYR UDHAM SINGH: I belong to Jammu, the city in the state of Jammu … More
In my school days, as the bell rang, all the kids assembled for the morning prayer, which was relatively secular. … More
-by Promod Puri An episode happened when late Dev Anand, one of the most prominent and talented Bollywood stars of … More
(Warning: 992 words to step on this reading. 5 to 8 mts. reading) What is ego? It is the nature … More
By Promod Puri I often feel perplexed if the worldwide surge in climate campaigns and protests is approaching the desired … More
As a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen is much in the news lately and projected by the media as a … More
(Based on an essay by Mekhi Dhesi in the blog Rationalising The Universe) Does humanity face a permanent extinction tomorrow, … More
As they govern or misgovern their respective countries under one political system or the other, several world leaders, while embedded … More
It is disgraced and dreadful evil that is marking a permanent stain on India’s social fabric. The evil is the … More
Yesterday, it was Daughter’s Day, and now it’s Son’s Day. Tomorrow will be another ‘Day,’ a particular ‘Day’ dedicated to … More
A Red thread around the wrist is the new fad of Hindu ritual identification. Called Mauli or Kalva, a priest … More
Recently, in a bombshell announcement about Punjab’s top ruling shakeup, most of the Indian newspapers carried the banner headline that … More
By Promod Puri The other day for a nostalgic childhood recreation, I bought a medium-size kite from Amazon. The order … More
Paldi, named after a small town in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab, is located about seven miles southwest of Duncan, off … More
From Netflix to the menu in a Chinese restaurant, buying a car or house, vacations or vitamins, Roma tomatoes, Beefsteak … More
9/11 is the anniversary date of a significant terrorist attack on American soil on September 11, 2001. 9/11s have happened … More
The expression, it’s Covid-19, stupid, has not been introduced yet. But its relevancy smacks well in the current Canadian election hubbub.
Things get created; things get destroyed. In other words, what seems to be created is a step towards its destruction, … More
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By Promod Puri Living in Canada for the past 45 years, my nostalgic window often opens…
News with views is a different story. But a selective pick of news and reading it with mindset views add … More
By Promod Puri The palpable answer is no one! The dark cloud seems to have a lengthy stay. It overcasts … More
Two simple words, Satnam Waheguru, carry profound spiritual significance. A companion in solitude, Satnam Waheguru, offers the universal Truth of … More
Leftists and Rightists, as per their ideological and political commitments, are poles apart. And they stick to their stakes. No … More
Guess Who Won. Almost 70 years ago, Walter Plywaski fought for the right of atheists to become U.S. citizens – … More
While we can condemn America’s involvement in Afghanistan, on a positive note, during its 20-year occupation, Afghan women got their … More
It is not an attempt to give motivational advice. But coming up with an idea, in line with the basic … More
“It did not take long to realize that the ‘modern’ world we inhabit had evolved not in one of its … More
They are the perfect landing pads for birds to take a break from their flying activities or relieve themselves. That … More
Sunita Viswanath and Deepak Joshi One of the core principles of Hinduism is ahimsa, or non-harm. And yet we are perturbed by … More
by Promod Puri I am not enthusiastic to celebrate Canada Day this year, but I am not in favour of … More
Beijing is calling on the United Nations to investigate crimes against Indigenous people in Canada in response to Ottawa’s call … More
There is an argument with a stereotyped conception that ethnic communities create ghetto formations and bring along old baggage while … More
I heard our neighbours south of the border are now going to public places and leaving their masks at home. … More
by Promod Puri It is wrong to assume anti-Muslim hatred in Canada only exists on the fringes of the far … More
Consciousness is the most crucial aspect of our lives that certifies us to be living and fully aware of internal … More
As we look at his personality behaviour, especially since he came on India’s national scene as prime minister, the signs … More
Hosting summer or winter Olympics is not worth the trouble or the cost and the risks involved for a hosting … More
The big challenge to India’s integrity, democracy and secularism is not Modi but leaving behind his legacy of Modi-Bhagats.
Both Israel and Hamas claim victory. Then who is the loser? Ask the mothers who lost their children in 11 … More
I’m too radical for the Right and too conservative for the Left. Promod Puri
Leftist and Rightist ideologies create mindset behaviour resulting in political fanaticism. On the other hand humanism, rationalism, and being ethicist … More
Netanyahu says the bombing of Gaza will continue till “they get the message.” And “They,” the Hamas, is talking in … More
Nitasha Kaul, University of Westminster India has set an unenviable new world record. More than 348,421 new infections were recorded … More
He could never go back to his place of birth, the home of his childhood and youth years in the … More
Besides mass gatherings of people, like religious festivals, election rallies or cricket matches, as the super spreader of Corona and … More
The Indian population of over 1.3 billion cannot be isolated from the rest of the world. We are in the same boat globally when it comes to Covid-19 or its variants.
There has been a remarkable shift from the traditional reading channels. Reading printed books or magazines can be a nostalgic pleasure. Most of the information, knowledge, or wisdom we receive on a day-to-day basis is through the internet.
In this toolkit, “Hindu Khatre Main Hai.”
Women grow as much as 80% of India’s food – but its new farm laws overlook their struggles Bansari Kamdar, … More
Whereas tributes go to the man who enriched contemporary India’s literary and poetic landscape, salutations are also to the composers and artists who immortalized his lyrical genius superbly wrapped up in their musical and singing arts.
By Promod Puri World Wide Web originally meant creating a free connected web of interlinked or hyperlinked online sites worldwide. … More
When the ongoing tragedies of human sufferings do not get A line in the poetry of poets, A page in … More
by Promod Puri Why are there so many gods and goddesses in Hinduism? Why worship an idol? Is going to … More
by Promod Puri Is it a crime not to have citizenship? Or more precisely, having no formal documents to prove … More
Why Indian farmers’ protests are being called a ‘satyagraha’ – which means ’embracing the truth’ Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University For … More
In creating divine residency in our intellect and consciousness, Hinduism offers a humanistic and enlightened walk paved with disciplined and ethical karmas.
Lisa Hajjar, University of California Santa Barbara “The Mauritanian,” directed by Kevin Macdonald, is the first feature film to dramatize … More
By Promod Puri Obsessed with his impulsive cause based on insufficient knowledge and limited perception of Hinduism, Prime Minister Narendra … More
Anthropogenic changes cover human activities related to biophysical environments, natural resources, global warming, environmental degradation, ocean acidification and ecological collapse.
The execution of Karma in Hindu thought influences or has a consequence on society as well. For that reason, societal … More
Does consciousness or ‘Atma’ die too after bodily death? Or it survives to re-enter a new body. A Los Vegas … More
by Promod Puri Republic Day on January 26 is an official colossal event in India every year to celebrate the … More
Is the Bible or other religious volumes have ritualistic values only on such occasions. Or they offer spiritual inspirations as well. Whatever the reason is, politics has a dependency on religion both for ritualistic functioning and spiritual guidance.
History tells us there have been many wise people, especially saints with divine attribution, who did not go through a voluminous reading of books. But their minds did the reading.
Nathan Ahlgren, Clark University Editor’s note: Nathan Ahlgren is an assistant professor of biology at Clark University. In this interview, … More
Meditation in Hinduism is secular in its participation and spiritual in practice.
When an entire structure has a fragile foundation, shaky frame, and dangerous to live in, it needs total demolition immediately. … More
As the year 2020 departs just at the moment clock hits midnight, we welcome the arrival of 2021. Two images … More
A roof over our heads, for some more roofs than their heads. Enough bottled or running water for our thirsts … More
It is the government of the foursome, rerouting the democracy into Oligarchy.
The toy of her joy disappeared from her tender arms somewhere at the hotel while on vacation with her family. … More
The People’s Power is a juggernaut when it starts moving; it can pull aside all the barriers and face the bullets to crush despotism.
Corona invasion has disciplined our lives, from masking to six feet distancing and restricting travels, socials and shopping.
Joys, engagements and ease of life navigated new options. A circadian lifestyle is one where a daily routine is possible with the least of disturbances and distractions.
In simple words, poet Shailendra wrote great poetry with deepest thoughts, feelings, and emotions. His ‘shikva’ meaning complaint to God … More
They say Vinyl is back. With that news, my memory goes back to the golden era of listening to music … More
Communists and Leftists all over the globe are fanatically in love with Cuba’s leadership. Their only source of information about this island nation is its propaganda machinery, an effective weapon of misinformation used by authoritarian rulers.
Nationality, caste, colour, creed, ritual-based religion: do we still have to wear these badges? When these identities become obsolete, dead, … More
I was sitting by myself in the neighbourhood community centre’s Sauna room when a man walked in. “Good morning, how … More
Conceived opinions and judgments influence our mindset viewpoint. And most of the time, our actions and reactions are based on retrieving the intellect from the installed position.
In its theology, Hinduism generated a range of systematic ideologies covering various studies in ethical and metaphysical perceptions. Within these profound discernments, Hinduism’s outstanding feature is the doctrine of “Purusarthas,” advocating four complementary engagements in an individual’s life.
Taking advantage of the Black Friday shopping bargains at Walmart, we bought a long overdue ironing board. Till now, we … More
by Promod Puri Karma is one of the most fundamentals of Hinduism. The actual word is ‘Karm’ with a firm … More
Moksha or Mukti denotes freedom. It is a much-hyped Hindu traditional thought. In essence, it represents ardent purity to seek … More
The universe is a totality, indivisible; it is an organic whole. The parts are not separate, we are all existing … More
Maintenance, maintenance, and maintenance are the mantra that sustains us practically in most aspects of our lives. From personal health … More
God and religion are the two synonymous influences subjected to evolution in humankind’s ongoing social construction. In this evolution, atheism … More
Natasha Mikles, Texas State University As many Indian Americans celebrate the election of the first Black and South Asian woman, … More