Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna: Spiritual Entrepreneurs


Whatever one may say about Baba Ramdev’s spiritualism and politics, it is impossible to dismiss his success as an entrepreneur

Yogic Nonsense

Why a minister’s cure for cancer is worse than the disease

Dancing by the Yamuna

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the art of oversized soft power

Disguised Hinduphobia

Meera Nanda should learn to get her facts about the Hindu tradition straight, and from original sources.

The Ludicrousness of ‘Taking Back Yoga’

Meera Nanda’s original essay on the origins of modern-day yoga have provoked some fairly extreme reaction. Here she joins issue with the HAF’s Swaminathan Venkataraman, and says “facts are stubborn things and have to be respected.”

The Audacity of Ignorance

The HAF counters Meera Nanda’s “not-so-old, nor-so-Hindu” argument about modern-day yoga

Not as Old as You Think

…nor very Hindu either. There is telling evidence to debunk this nationalistic myth

Fusion Footwork

Dance is a test of endurance, says Pandit Chitresh Das, creator of a unique brand of dance that he calls Kathak Yoga.


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