Starting from the Vedic age and continuing throughout the ancient period, India admittedly had considerable scientific knowledge in various disciplines, including Ayurveda, mathematics and astronomy that the world has long come to acknowledge.
Controversy, thy name is Gandhi. Like a shadow, it pursued Gandhi , but sometimes, he himself initiated controversy, not intentionally, but by the sheer unconventionality of some of his actions. For example, his bold experiments in “brahmacharya” (celibacy as a spiritual sadhana in pursuit of Brahman), generated a strong public uproar.
In the century that followed the epochal messages brought to the United States by the reformist Hindu scholar Vivekananda near the end of the 19th Century, at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 and in lectures around the county – the swami’s vision of Hinduism’s precepts and practices attracted many Americans.
Notwithstanding the number of mea culpas by Neomi Rao — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the D.C. Court of Appeals — during her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Feb. 5, and her deep regret over her writings during her college days on date rape and sexual assault, South Asian American progressives remained unconvinced and called on the U.S. Senate to block her confirmation.