When given sufficient care, a flower will stand tall and proud. Its petals will be bright and colourful. When, however, it is not given this care, the head of the flower will start to droop. The petals may become brown. The flower will not be in good health. The dangers of inactivity, and some solutions … More Reflections on Inactivity
One of the most notable controversies to emerge from the Labour leadership campaign has been Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to commit to the principle of collective defence. As the UK is a member of the NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, it is obliged to follow this principle, as enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington … More Jeremy Corbyn, Sanghatan and the Mahabharata War
Today, Hindus across the world are celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan. What is Raksha Bandhan? In Sanskrit, it means ‘the tie of protection’. The word ‘raksha’ means protection, whilst ‘bandhan’ is the verb for tying. It is both a Hindu and secular festival which celebrates the close connections and duty between not only blood brothers … More A Sense of Community
Over 2000 people. More than 300 tents. Three days. Sanskaar, Sewa, and Sanghatan. Fifty years of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK) celebrated at Sanskriti Mahashibir. These landmark three days are not the end of fifty years, but a crossroads. In the last half-century, Sangh has instilled universal family values to build characters who have the capacity … More This Is Only The Beginning
The length of the hiatus between this and my previous post is testament to the rigours of a term at Cambridge. To say that we’re a little pushed for time is an understatement. In the UK, both Sangh and NHSF have done a very good job of putting the idea of sewa (selfless service) across. … More Dharma and Artha: Chicken and Egg?
I have always felt that the New Year is a time for reflection and a refreshed approach to life. For those who were there, Sangh Shiksha Varg 2015 was an important part of 2015 upon which we ought to reflect. It is all well and good applying what we learnt over the course of ten days … More 24/7 Swayamsevak
This has been another academia-related hiatus, for which I must, as always, apologise. Law degrees are known for their heavy workloads, and it is naturally the most difficult at the very start, when everything, including one’s very environment, is completely new. This last challenge is what I shall focus on in this post: the way … More Social Bubbles