Samarth Bharat
  • Samarth Bharat
  • आइए, सोचें समझें और बदलें।


As one approaches death, there are two alternatives that one faces. Either one can look at enjoying life to the fullest and run after pleasures and experiences or one can try to do more and more good deeds. In the latter case one believes that life is merely a phase in an ongoing infinite journey, while in the former one looks at death as complete end with no afterlife. A Hindu can never look at death as a fullstop.

21 May 2017

A person who has gone through due punishment as prescribed by law should be treated as clean. It is wrong to continue to be harsh to such a person. This article was written when parents of a rape victim (Jyoti Singh also called Nirbhaya by media) were voicing demands for more stringent punishment.

22 December 2015

There are two contrasting views about origin of the universe. Judaic / Abrahmic view, shared by Christians, Muslims and Jews, believes that the universe was created by God or Allah. Scientific view rejects creation and believes in successive changes by means of natural selection. This article looks at evolution from a Hindu perspective, which accepts a Cosmic Being but does not accept creation at one point of history.

9 August 2015

Discipline of Economics, as it is currently studied, is descriptive and shuns being normative. Hindu Economics, in contrast, is normative. It starts from the fundamental philosophical questions about human being. It is a holistic view of life. The author reads through Shrimad Valmiki Ramayan to understand the paradigm of Hindu Economics. The mini-book is a must-read for all those who are interested in understanding Hinduism and also for students of economics.

6 March 2011

Astrology is a much-maligned branch of knowledge. It has suffered due to tall claims of astrologers as well as due to sledgehammer approach of pseudo-scientists. This mini-book attempts to define the first principles of astrology in a systematic manner. The author is not an astrologer, but a philosopher, who would like the mini-book to be read by one and all.

23 October 2004

Truth was interpreted by MK Gandhi in a very narrow sense of "speaking truth" or was interpreted to suit his convenience. Time has come to give a correct definition of Truth.

29 December 2001

Suicide bombers force one to relook at our philosophy of life and death. An article about the philosophy of death. Written after the attack on WTC towers.

26 September 2001

Cow Slaughter is an extremely sensitive issue with many Hindus. Arguing against the commonly accepted view, the author favours a new look at cow slaughter in the light of philosophy of Gita. Also read what Swami Vivekananda had to say on the subject.

4 December 1999