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6 March 2011

Discipline of Economics, as it is currently studied, is descriptive and shuns being normative. Hindu Economics, in contrast, is normative. It starts from the fundamental philosophical questions about human being. It is a holistic view of life. The author reads through Shrimad Valmiki Ramayan to understand the paradigm of Hindu Economics. The mini-book is a must-read for all those who are interested in understanding Hinduism and also for students of economics.

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This is a proposal for a workshop to teach the fundamentals of Hinduism from a scientific perspective. Anil Chawla moves beyond bhakti movement. He is critical of the illusionism of Shankaracharya. According to him, Hinduism is truly the world's most practical, down-to-earth, scientific religion. The workshop is for all those who are keen to understand Hinduism. Organizers / participants need not be Hindu or even persons of Indian origin.
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31 December 2006

The message of love that Jesus gave is more important than the life and person of Jesus. Anil Chawla looks at Jesus from the perspective of a Hindu. He calls for liberating Jesus from the church and the clergy. He accepts Jesus as a Son of God but does not accept the Bible.

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25 November 2009

Hindutwa - the political extension of Hindu Dharm - faces challenges at this time when the world is coming to grips with Islamic expansionism. This article (in Hindi) takes a global view and suggests the role that Hindu organizations as history enters a new phase.

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Vijayadashmi, 12 October 2005

Dev and danav are terms that are fundamental to Hindu thought. A dev gives away without any selfish motives, while a danav grabs all that he can. A dev apparently keeps losing strength, while danav keeps becoming more powerful. The paradox is that in spite of this apparent weakening of dev, it is the dev who ultimately wins. A special article on the occasion of Dussehra.

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15 February 2005

Valentine Day is not a Christian festival. It is a pagan festival. Hinduism is a pagan religion. Time that Valentine Day is recognized as a Hindu festival!

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12 December 2000

Hinduism has been defined in a number of ways by many thinkers. Here is an attempt to define Hinduism. Author believes that Hinduism is the most scientific religion in the world and its true nature needs to be understood.

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3 January 2001

Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Supreme Court of India seem to believe that Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. An article that disagrees with this view.

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20th December, 2000

Vishwa Hindu Parishad has published a book "Explaining Hindu Dharma - A Guide for Teachers", which caused Anil Chawla to remark, "Oh God, if this is Hinduism, I would rather be a Christian." A critique of the book.

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4 December, 1999

Cow Slaughter is an extremely sensitive issue with many Hindus. Arguing against the commonly accepted view, the author favours a new look at cow slaughter in the light of philosophy of Gita. Also read what Swami Vivekananda had to say on the subject.

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26 October 2001

An article about organized religions as instruments of power and the role of clergy. Written in the aftermath of attack on WTC towers.