Historical and Civilisational Studies
Swami Vivekananda’s Idea of Service

What is the concept of service? Swami Vivekananda says: “This is the gist of all worship — to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva; and if he sees Shiva only....

Swami Vivekananda and the New Gospel of ‘Manliness’

(This Commentary has been written to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Before the new generation misconstrues, Manliness is truly defined as ‘Purusharth’. - Ed) On the occasion of the 156th birth annive....

संवाद – भारत और जापान ने साझे मूल्यों पर दिखाया एक जैसा रुख

अक्टूबऱ 2018 में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की आधिकारिक जापान यात्रा ने भारत-जापान विशेष रणनीति....

SAMVAD Series of Conferences - India and Japan Find a Common Language on Shared Values

Prime Minister Modi’s official visit to Japan in October 2018 has greatly cemented the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. The two countries are building a relationship on common values rooted in their ancient cultures. The Vision....

संवाद – टोक्यो में संपन्न चौथी संगोष्ठी – रिपोर्ट

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे ने टकराव दूर रखने और एशियाई क्षे....

Lead, Kindly Light! - The Importance of Teachers in Our Lives

India has always bowed in veneration before the teacher. Why? Ancient Indians considered Creation itself a great sacrifice on the part of the Cosmic Being. This act of sacrifice is to be replicated by human beings in all their actions to uphold this ....

In Defense of Nationalism

In 1917, Rabindranath Tagore came out with a booklet on nationalism. It was a collection of three articles and a poem. Two of these, ‘Nationalism in the West’ and ‘Nationalism in Japan’, were lectures delivered in the USA in 1916-17 and in Ja....

Samvad: the Fourth Symposium held in Tokyo - A Report

In 2015, Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe of Japan had mooted a unique idea of a holding a regular dialogue on ‘Samvad’ amongst Asians to discuss conflict avoidance, and philosophical and cultural heritage of Buddhism and Hinduism, the ....

योग और नैतिकता का भारतीय स्वरूप

सितंबर, 2014 में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा में गए और पूरी दुनिया अचंभे मे....

Constitution, Judiciary and the Memories of Congress Rule

Recently in a TV interview, Mr. Harish Salve said that to a few Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders he had said, “you may have got the absolute majority but please do not underestimate the destabilising powers of media, political activists, and pe....

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