World Water Day reflections

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In the Northern hemisphere, months of April, May and June mean summer. At the peak of summer, most lands look parched and dry. Availability of water in summer becomes a problem in different parts of the globe. Perhaps, as a warning of this oncoming problem, the world observes World Water Day on March 22nd every year…. Read more »

Significance of Shivaratri

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Since time immemorial Indians have commemorated certain days and festivals as ways and means to reunite with the Universe and remember its Divine aspect. These festivals become gateways to connect with the Divine. Shivaratri is the festival to connect with Shiva or the Shiva Tattva. Ithihasa Purusha-Historical Personages Among the Indian pantheon of divinities, few are historical and… Read more »

Section 377 – Man, Woman & The Other

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The Section 377 of Indian Penal Code has become the focus of debates around what constitutes permitted sexual act in human beings. The article, dating back to 1870, was introduced in India by the British colonial rulers to criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual acts. The debate is whether this archaic… Read more »