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Reverse Love

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It is a case of ‘reverse love’, or what the scriptures refer to as ‘vipreet-bhakti’, a state where you hate the enemy so much that you think about them all the time and it ends up being dedicated devotion.

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Hating Wendy

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In response to the decision of Penguin to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus: An Alternative History”.

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Saviour of Worthy Women?!

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If, as Krishna he saves a woman, as Parashuram he punishes a woman for a mere slip and as Ram he treats a woman unfairly for no fault of hers, why did the sages construct this complex narrative?

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Hindu, not Homophobic

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In Hinduism, God is both outside and inside, formless (nirguna) and of myriad different forms (saguna): mineral, plant, celestial body, animal, half-animal, half-human, male, female, even half-female.

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Beloved of Dushyant

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I am no theatre critic but it was interesting to see how the same mythic framework of falling in love, separation, anticipation, rejection and finally reconciliation can be applied to a romantic story between a man and a woman as well as between a man and a man.

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