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Pilgrims, make some progress

Vithal C Nadkarni | June 29, 2013
As many a poet-philosopher has warned over the ages, pilgrimages can often be empty exercises in devotion.
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The Yogi at Gitmo

Vithal C Nadkarni | May 11, 2013
Agatha Christie, Harry Potter's autobiography in Guantanamo prison library.
FUTURE TENSE
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Let's drink to pralay, qayamat. . . whatchamacallit

Vithal C Nadkarni | December 15, 2012
Doomsday cults have an ancient pedigree. With so many gullible followers around, the nabobs of negativities are unlikely to go bust.
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Jamming, a la Ganga-Jamuna

Jamming, a la Ganga-Jamuna

Vithal C Nadkarni | September 8, 2012
'Fusion' and 'Sufi' are tired words - but this musical performance breathed fresh life into them.
dualistic philosophy
Why the duel over duality

Why the duel over duality

Vithal C Nadkarni | October 22, 2011
The Dwaita tradition regards the universe as consisting of two realities but emphasises their creative harmony
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Divine abstinence

Vithal C Nadkarni | September 24, 2011
Mythology throws up stories of gods, kings who overcame temptation of the flesh.
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