June 27, 2015

Yoga and Brahmacharya

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Author’s note: The following text is my translation of a portion of Mahabharata called Shanti Parva. After grandsire of Kauravas and Pandavas – Bhishma – was put on bed of arrows piercing through his body by Arjuna at the behest of Krishna. Krishna then instructs Yudhisthira […]
August 3, 2015

Rendezvous with just another “Swami”

Had been to a very “Spiritual Hindu ‪Monastery” not far from Udupi (Karnataka, INDIA) which is know for its picturesque “‪Aashram‬” – yesterday. I just wanted to have a glimpse of the Ashram and then leave quietly without bothering a soul. But as soon as we began leaving a “‪Brahmachari‬” […]
August 5, 2015

Resolving “most intractable conflict”

Book review by U. Mahesh Prabhu Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be world’s “most intractable conflict”. Despite a long-term peace process and the general reconciliation of Israel with Egypt and Jordan, Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final settlement for peace. As per prevailing sentiments “two-state solution” is being […]
September 14, 2015

The Saga of Socialism and its Offshoots

Socialism was once regarded as a new faith for skeptical age. A faith that promised a world of harmony and abundance – if only – property was shared by all and distributed equally. The idea of socialism had spread farther and faster than any other political idea in history. Yet, […]