If you want to get inside the mind of Steve Bannon, and thus understand the political rise of Donald Trump as well as the worldview of some of Trumps most ardent supporters American Dharma does that. What the film unfortunately doesnt do is push back on Bannons apparent limited understanding of the concept of dharma.
From October 3-5, 2019 I was invited to speak at the Yeoju EcoForum, in Yeoju, Korea. The following talk was prepared for presentation during the panel session The Potential Role of Independent Spiritualists on October 4th.
This past weekend a group of Kashmir Pandits protested outside the Washington Post offices in Washington, DC. They decried as one-sided the coverage by the Post of the ongoing tense situation in Kashmir resulting from the Government of India repealing two articles of the Indian constitution, which ended the semi-autonomous status of the state of […]
While the meaning or intent behind the label of Hindutva may not always be obvious, the impact is. Labeling is being used to discredit Hindus, and override legitimate concerns. It paints legitimate Hindu American efforts to self-define as inherently suspect and robs them of their agency to engage in the public square...
Hindutva, right-wing, nationalist, fundamentalist, supremacist — these are the tired monikers all too familiar to advocates identifying as “Hindu” in the public square. A well-worn narrative it may be, but it is tone-deaf to conversations that occupy the vast space between “left-elite” and “right-wing-nationalist”...
Bernie Sanders wants to win the Democratic nomination to be president. Bernie wants to reorient U.S. foreign policy to one that privileges diplomacy over military entanglements. Bernie wants peace in South Asia. Maybe it was the audience — he was one of only two presidential candidates speaking at the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) […]
The recent actions by the Government of India to repeal Articles 370 and 35A were a decisive and momentous step towards attempting to bring peace and prosperity to Kashmir. This is what you might be asking yourself and need to know about what’s happening. 1. Didn’t the Government of India need to consult the people […]