Excerpts from a well-researched post by Shankara that appeared on CentreRight.in:
*** “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 …
I'm not surprised that senior executives of Tata and Infosys, etc. are happy to fund corrupt Congress and BJP (I'm not sure how much but I suspect quite a bit – let like them to declare their political funding) but not those who oppose corruption. […]
The other day I jotted down a few thoughts on political strategy. Let me share these, and invite comment. These thoughts outline my approach to liberty in India, and to what should perhaps be FTI's approach, as well. […]
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 …
Every few months someone seems to send me some information regarding Arthakranti, wanting my views. But what exactly is Arthkranti? This is what their key proposal looks like: Proposal Withdrawal of existing Taxation System completely (except customs i.e. import duties). […]
Rs. 5 lakhs might not get you too many things these days. Maybe a small car. But that's not the significance I attach to this figure. To me the fact that 54 Indian citizens have put their hard earned money (they will receive no tax breaks for their contribution) represents an act of ACTIVE resistance […]
…or look within. We need to think.
Dear Chetan, earlier today, I chanced upon your column in ToI, “We the Shameless”. You started your piece by saying: “It’s time to stop blaming just our politicians for corruption and look within”. You went on to write, “..organisations like the IAC should also send out the message that it is a lack of values within us..that has turned India corrupt” And in your concluding paragraph, you said: “it is time we did an expose on ourselves”
That was what tipped me over.
Frankly, I’m sick …
I was astonished and shocked (actually delighted!) to read how well the Chinese education system is designed, and how brilliantly it is performing. This education system is China's real secret weapon. While India goes down the path of the worst possible education system, China has moved to the TOP of the world. That's enough said. […]