My friend in the West recently saw a photograph related to my daughter’s engagement ceremony and told me: “It is very funny to see a person like you perform ancient tribal rituals…Your religion is plagued by enormous superstitions, wrong customs, bad and ugly rituals, ceremonial impurity and immoral traditions…It is high time that your religion is modernized and move according to time like the Semitic religions in the West…”. “I …Read the Rest
A relative of mine recently told me: “Uday, my husband has cancer – that too diagnosed in a very advanced stage. He has been very good and pious. He has helped everybody, loved everybody and done nothing wrong in his …Read the Rest
My friend Muthuswamy told me: “I have read almost all religious and spiritual scriptures. I have also visited most of the famous temples in India. I have done most of the rituals, homas (homam or havan) and poojas (prayer ritual). …Read the Rest
Few months ago I wrote my experience in a vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore. For those who missed it, I am adding it here. I have ordered for a plain “dosa”. I couldn’t eat that dosa fried in oil, …Read the Rest
This happened 20 years ago. I had developed a sudden pain on the left side of my stomach.When it had grown intolerable, we consulted a doctor. After initial checking he announced: “It is Appendicitis – a surgical emergency…Get admitted now, …Read the Rest
I have met Hamsakkoya in Dubai. He bought an apartment for 99 years lease and settled there. He had faced hardships in childhood back in India long ago. “My parents and great parents were idiots, maintaining loss making agri farm-fields …Read the Rest
Last year, while I was in USA, I received a WhatsApp message: “Uday sir, can you please advice me a mantra for health?” On further enquiry, I found that she was a regular reader of my website. “Proper food and …Read the Rest
Long ago, Roy Kurien, my college mate and close friend during PUC asked me: “How are you going to live without a secure government job?” He was concerned as I had not registered my name with the state government’s employment …Read the Rest
Gracy Wilson, my media friend in UK, is a very hot tempered person. She has issues with the editor, management and most of the people she meets. She reacts to each and everything in life. She just can’t tolerate any …Read the Rest
Reflect on these five facts 1. The width of USB port of your computer is 12 mm (A-plug) 2. At the age of 23, a doctor checked my blood pressure and said the normal is 80/120. After 20 years, the …Read the Rest
CAUTION: POSITIVE THINKING MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOU : Promod is an MLM (multi-level marketing) business man. He also runs a business of personality development. He told me: “Positive thinking has miraculous powers. Positive thinkers are successful in life. It …Read the Rest
YOU DON’T EAT A LION DOESN’T MEAN LION WON’T EAT YOU! One of my friends is working in a state-government’s administrative department. She is very honest, dedicated and hardworking. She cannot stand any manipulation or corruption. Her fellow workers in …Read the Rest
“Don’t be scared or sorry as these are the ways of destiny…”, this was the last words of Krishna as told to Jara, a hunter mistook former’s feet to be a deer and accidentally shot him with the arrow. For, …Read the Rest
An alarming report on increasing suicides in India is calling for urgent intervention and rethinking of our system. What’s wrong with Indians? Our country had shown the world the path to eternal happiness. And, now, Indians are an unhappy lot!…If …Read the Rest
His DNA can be traced back to man-eaters or invaders who raped and killed innocents. So, it is not his mistake. He is following his culture, his dharma. And I am following mine. So, I will up the site again and if he wants to hack and destory it again, let him do it. With maliciously corrupt DNA, a hacker cannot think anything else. He is simply doing his dharma. For the pig, the human shit is most tastiest food. You can’t change its mind-set.
There is a popular word – “Islamic terrorism”. Does it mean terrorism is an exclusive business of Islam? No. There are terrorists among Muslims. That doesn’t make all Islamic followers terrorists. Similar misconception can be seen in Hinduism when it …Read the Rest
The religions tend to condition our mind. The world around us is manifested based upon that conditioning. Religion has truly become a cut-throat business. The religious propagators are un-democratic than Hitler, but nobody wants to admit the truth. Religions exploit unsettled situation of the mind of a human being.
Vedic Astrology is a misnomer. There is absolutely no mention of Predictive Astrology in any of the four Vedas, Upanishads or Brahmanas. No authentic Hindu scripture ever support astrology.
Critics say this is western culture. But it is not. West has a decent culture. Don’t blame it on to the Westerners. Without understanding the truth, we imitate an ugly part of western life-style – imitating west won’t make us westerners. And it just makes us half-baked duplicates.
Those who historically murdered, looted, raped and pillaged and destroyed are today forgiven in modern India in the name of forgetting the past. What’s more those who destroyed our cultural heritage are provided with all luxuries and comforts in India. But Brahmins who historically gave their lives for the sake of dharma and the welfare of the society, are persecuted in modern India for their falsely alleged sins of the past.
The most difficult situation that I encounter during my travels in the West is getting vegetarian food. In some parts of the world chefs don’t even understand the meaning of vegetarianism. They would ask: “Vegetables? We would provide you veg salads with dressing on it…”
According to her (or anybody who doesn’t know about Hinduism), a religion need to have one Prophet, one Holy book and one God. The mind is so conditioned and rigidly narrowed down to such a notion that anything else is not acceptable. I understood her perception and concept about faith. You can’t compare Hinduism with any of the present leading religions where you have to believe in one concept of god.