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Dharmic Knowledge: Essence and significance in the modern age

Conversation | Posted On: 26 Jul 2018

The lack of understanding of Dharmic knowledge and its gradual dilution has left a void in our society which has been filled by self-proclaimed experts who act as scholars.

ICT Samvad - Episode 2 (Padmanabhaswamy Temple)

Webcast | Posted On: 02 Jun 2018

Ravilochanan Aiyangar of the Indic Collective speaks with Ravish Ratnam about the proceedings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple case in Kerala HC while also addressing the broader aspects of state interference in the management of Hindu temples...

ICT Samvad - Episode 1 (Ram Janmabhoomi)

Webcast | Posted On: 01 May 2018

Ravish Ratnam speaks with J. Sai Deepak, lawyer of the Indic Collective Trust (ICT), about the history of and latest developments in the Ayodhya Ram Temple case, perhaps the most high-profile and politically consequential case being heard b...

Knowledge makes India incredible

Webcast | Posted On: 17 Apr 2018

Researching the ancient texts of India through a cross-disciplinary approach yields amazing solutions to contemporary problems.

Linking Indian traditional wisdom with modernity

Interview | Posted On: 28 Feb 2018

An enlightening interview with Shri Raghu Ananthanarayanan on the relevance of Indic knowledge in the world today.

Modern challenges to an ancient civilization

Conversation | Posted On: 17 Jan 2018

An interview with Jagadguru Shri Nishchalananda Saraswati ji, Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Math of Puri.

Uniform Civil Code: Freedom or denial of religion?

Video | Posted On: 14 Dec 2017

Uniform Civil Code or the idea of a common civil law for the whole nation is not alien to the traditional principles of jurisprudence in India.

The greatness of Sanskrit

Webcast | Posted On: 02 Dec 2017

Sanskrit forms the substratum of all achievements of the Hindu civilization. In order to access the immense knowledge of the ancients and then applying it to solve problems of the modern era, the revival of Sanskrit is absolutely necessary.

Indian art after independence

Webcast | Posted On: 25 Oct 2017

Indian art must reconnect with the masses and for that we need individual artists, corporates and the state to contribute to the yajna of revival.

Bharat Ek Chetna

Video | Posted On: 17 Oct 2017

A pathbreaking documentary by Saraswati Films on the leftist stranglehold on the socio-political discourse in Indian academia and its perverse influence on the Indian intelligentsia.

India: A cultural decline or revival?

Conversation | Posted On: 16 Aug 2017

Seeing through the schizophrenic constructs of the Nehruvian state and rediscovering their heritage is the only way for Indians to deal with modernity without losing their distinctness.

Education in India: challenges and way forward

Conversation | Posted On: 30 Jun 2017

There is absolutely no rationale in denying ourselves the knowledge of our ancient civilization, and infusing our educational curriculum with Indic knowledge is the only way to channelizing the energy of the teeming masses for the purpose o...

Ganesha's Spiritual Influence

Video | Posted On: 06 Jun 2017

The symbolic meaning of Lord Ganesha is well known, but the mantras designed to invoke him can help guide a person towards spiritual growth.

Lachit Borphukan - The Hero of Assam

Video | Posted On: 19 Apr 2017

A quick look at the life and times of Lachit Borphukan and his glorious contribution to the Ahom Kingdom of Assam

Ram Temple and the 'Idea of India'

Conversation | Posted On: 22 Mar 2017

In this first of a two part interview, we speak with Dr Koenraad Elst about his areas of research, his books and his interest in Indian history, triggered by the politics around the Ram Temple in the late eighties.

Lost in translation

Video | Posted On: 10 Feb 2017

Accepting interpretation of non-practising scholars/writers damages the integrity of Hindu spiritual concepts.

Challenging the dominant discourse on dating of epics

Video | Posted On: 24 Jan 2017

A detailed presentation of his theory of dating Mahabharat to 6th millennium BC and Ramayan to 14th millennium BC by Nilesh Oak.

Dating of Mahabharat and Ramayan

Debate | Posted On: 19 Jan 2017

How far back in the past did the events described in the epics really take place?

Aryan-Dravidian Culture & Critique of Sheldon Pollock

Video | Posted On: 15 Dec 2016

In this enlightening interview, Dr. R. Nagaswamy & Rajiv Malhotra discuss the roots of Aryan-Dravidian culture as well as the misinformation spread by Sheldon Pollock.

Distortion of Indian History

Webcast | Posted On: 09 Dec 2016

India's history has been under relentless assault for centuries and the only way to see through the distortion is to re-examine the available evidence and write a new unbiased account.

Indic civilization and knowledge

Conversation | Posted On: 14 Nov 2016

Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley) speaks with us about his journey into Hinduism and Indic knowledge traditions.

Do you know your India?

Video | Posted On: 20 Oct 2016

Indians are generally either unaware or misinformed about their civilization and how it shaped the world historically.

How Evangelists Invented ‘Dravidian Christianity’

Video | Posted On: 03 Oct 2016

Dravidian Christianity is a myth constructed from the narratives derived from colonial pseudo-scholarship.

Why Swadeshi Indology?

Video | Posted On: 13 Sep 2016

Indians must take ownership of their own culture and heritage if they are to prevent it from getting digested and distorted by scholars who have no inkling of the real ethos of our tradition and who use alien theoretical approaches to inter...

The question of cow

Webcast | Posted On: 26 Aug 2016

The reverence for cow in the Indic tradition comes from a deep ecological awareness that does not place the human being at the center of the cosmos.

The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

Video | Posted On: 16 Aug 2016

The amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water, are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water mega-projects.

Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism

Video | Posted On: 02 Aug 2016

The relationship of India with Tibet is one of a benevolent Guru with an able disciple. The ancient university at Nalanda had a tremendous impact on the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Tibetan culture.

Yoga in the contemporary global context

Video | Posted On: 04 Jul 2016

We must understand the history of flow of ideas and practices from India to the west to be able to accurately situate Yoga in the contemporary globalized world.

Hinduphobia in Academia

Webcast | Posted On: 01 Jul 2016

The source of misrepresentation of India in popular arts or the media is a deep-rooted hatred of many academicians for Hinduism, which comes from their blind faith in colonial era pseudo-scholarship.

Amazing discoveries about Ancient India

Video | Posted On: 21 Jun 2016

Latest findings in archaeology lend much credence to India's grand narrative.

19th to 25th June

This Week That Year | Posted On: 20 Jun 2016

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

5th to 11th June

This Week That Year | Posted On: 07 Jun 2016

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

29th May to June 4th

This Week That Year | Posted On: 31 May 2016

A look back at some of the major events from years gone by that have shaped our present..

Left, Right and Dharma

Webcast | Posted On: 09 May 2016

Exploring the evolution of political ideologies across the political spectrum and questioning its validity in the Indian context.

Great Minds on Indian Education System

Excerpt | Posted On: 20 Mar 2016

Views expressed in a time gone by about the state of India's education system still resonate loudly and perhaps are even more true now, than they were then.

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