Humdrum, boring and so very unsexy..

When I think about water, I wonder why this topic does not get more attention. But I guess I should not be surprised.
Water is humdrum; so very unsexy. There is nothing titillating about it. It hardly arouses passion – or gets someone in frenzy. It has zero glamour. Frankly, it is quite boring. […]

“The Myth of Islamic Contribution to India” – Excerpts

Excerpts from a well-researched post by Shankara that appeared on
*** “The myth about Islamic contribution to India” – by Shankara ***
Is it ignorance or agenda that drives Indian history narrative? 
…Let us clear the air on the Islamic contributions to India and Hindu society at large. Lets look at some broad categories that can be used as a framework to measure them.
Universities and colleges
Before the advent of Islam on Indian soil, India has as many as 20 large universities some of them which were international in nature, some of the …

तीर्थ १२ – एक यात्रा, Tirth 12 – A Journey

तीर्थ १२ – एक यात्रा
Dear Friends, this post was written in Hindi. It felt more natural. A rough English translation follows below.
प्रिय मित्रों, आप में से कई पाठकों ने मेरे राजनैतिक गतिविधियां व उससे सम्बन्धित प्रवासों के बारे में मेरे ब्लॉग पर लेख पढ़े होंगे | परन्तु आज जिस प्रवास के बारें में मैं बताने जा रहा हूँ, वह अत्यन्त विशिष्ट है – और मैं बहुत अरसे से इसके बारे में सोचता रहा हूँ |  अर्धांगिनी के सौजन्य से – व ईश्वर कृपा से यह इच्छा कुछ ही दिनों …