Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Birthday of the Man Who Created the World’s Largest Democracy

Birthday of my maternal grandmother’s uncle today. The man who created the Union of India. Sardar Patel of Karamsad. The people of the village of Karamsad have a certain reputation of not being very good at taking orders and of

The Birthday of the Man Who Created the World’s Largest Democracy

Birthday of my maternal grandmother’s uncle today. The man who created the Union of India. Sardar Patel of Karamsad. The people of the village of Karamsad have a certain reputation of not being very good at taking orders and of

Can Indian Thought Save the World?

‘Can Indian thought solve the world’s problems?’ This is the title to my panel discussion on Sunday at the South Asian Literature Festival. And by Indian I of course mean Vedic. So can it? ‘It is already becoming clear that

Can Indian Thought Save the World?

‘Can Indian thought solve the world’s problems?’ This is the title to my panel discussion on Sunday at the South Asian Literature Festival. And by Indian I of course mean Vedic. So can it? ‘It is already becoming clear that

A Manifesto for a Superpower

It sometimes astounds me when reading an article I or others have written, that someone can read the exact opposite of what was actually stated. So now that the British Government has decided to fully engage with the Government of

A Manifesto for a Superpower

It sometimes astounds me when reading an article I or others have written, that someone can read the exact opposite of what was actually stated. So now that the British Government has decided to fully engage with the Government of

Gujarat – always a tough place for the British

Gujarat has always been a problem for the British. I’ve just returned from there, from the Gandhi Ashram. Ever since there has been a Mahatma and a Sardar Patel, Gujarat has been a problem for the British. I am Gujarati.

Gujarat – always a tough place for the British

Gujarat has always been a problem for the British. I’ve just returned from there, from the Gandhi Ashram. Ever since there has been a Mahatma and a Sardar Patel, Gujarat has been a problem for the British. I am Gujarati.

My Top Three Books

I was asked for the South Asian Literary Festival to list my top 3 books: Gita – of which Einstein said ‘"When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." Radhakrishnan’s

My Top Three Books

I was asked for the South Asian Literary Festival to list my top 3 books: Gita – of which Einstein said ‘"When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." Radhakrishnan’s

What I’m Reading: Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture: The Planet’s Earliest Civilization and How it Influenced the World

This book shows how the planet’s earliest civilization lead the world in both material and spiritual progress. From the Vedic culture of ancient India thousands of years ago, we find the origins of such things as mathematics, especially algebra and

What I’m Reading: Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture: The Planet’s Earliest Civilization and How it Influenced the World

This book shows how the planet’s earliest civilization lead the world in both material and spiritual progress. From the Vedic culture of ancient India thousands of years ago, we find the origins of such things as mathematics, especially algebra and

In support of the Indian Woman

The amazing Australian PM, has gone viral in her rightful attack on the Leader of the Opposition’s sexism. I found an email I had written to a dear friend, a wife and mother, about a year ago – I think

In support of the Indian Woman

The amazing Australian PM, has gone viral in her rightful attack on the Leader of the Opposition’s sexism. I found an email I had written to a dear friend, a wife and mother, about a year ago – I think