Archive: Aseem Shukla
The wrongheaded pyrotechnic stunt in Gainesville was ignored throughout an indisposed Arab world and other predominantly Muslim lands, but ignited hysteria in Afghanistan because President Karzai chose to light the match to burn his own land.
By Aseem Shukla | Apr 8, 2011 9:11 AM | COMMENTS (0)
It saddens me to think that in a predominantly Hindu society, where on one hand, women are exalted through the reverence of goddesses, on the other, they are ostracized simply due to their gender.
By Pooja Deopura | Apr 14, 2011 11:22 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Bin Laden’s death appeals to that same primal void once filled by the satisfaction of just revenge and returns--but like all good things, it cannot last.
By Aseem Shukla | May 5, 2011 3:42 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Oprah’s is not a new message, a new commandment or new god, but rather a message heard over eons of time, reverberating from the Himalayas where ascetics passed on wisdom for the ages in an oral tradition continuing today.
By Aseem Shukla | May 26, 2011 1:08 PM | COMMENTS (0)
In the tragedy of sex-selection, witness a conflict between social practice and religious reality.
By Aseem Shukla | Jun 2, 2011 10:03 AM | COMMENTS (0)
Nearly every day, I perform a circumcision.
By Aseem Shukla | Jun 10, 2011 9:21 AM | COMMENTS (0)
The benefits of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and self-realization are open source, not encoded behind secret passwords, where the username is a certain ‘religion.’
By Aseem Shukla | Jul 8, 2011 11:06 AM | COMMENTS (0)
The Hindu and Abrahamic conception of time, human origins, and creation, then, are diametrically divergent. Hindus conceive of creation as part of an ongoing cycle of creation and destruction.
By Aseem Shukla | Aug 24, 2011 4:57 PM | COMMENTS (0)
As always, the prayer before dinner transcends the mundane struggles of identity and personal aspirations, and we will recite from the Holy Upanishads:
By Aseem Shukla | Nov 24, 2011 8:39 AM | COMMENTS (0)