RMF Summary: Week of November 28 - December 4, 2011

November 28
A Raja reading "Breaking India" in Tihar Jail
This infamous leader of the Dravidianist party (DMK), has started transforming from "seasoned politician into philosopher," says this article. It states: "His...

November 28
India/China compete for Buddhism's Soft Power
Rajiv Malhotra: I have personally lobbied Indian leaders over this for many years, and Infinity Foundation funded numerous programs that India's govt refused to sponsor (including under the BJP leader M.M. Joshi). For example, the 2005 Sanskrit World Conf in Bangkok which I co-chaired with the Thai Crown Princess. Now it seems India is re-claiming the status as the home of Buddhism because China started to make the claim. Karan Singh is calling this his top priority, but his approach is politically driven by domestic vote bank politics. It is reactive rather than visionary - like the typical politician's.

November 28

Pak Defense site posts BEING DIFFERENT review
They have re-posted the review that appeared in Biz India - see url below. So BD is on their radar. ...

November 28
Shrinivas Tilak's discussion on BEING DIFFERENT at Univ. of Mumbai e
Please find as attachment a copy of Dr. Shrinivas Tilak's presentation at WAVES Mumbai meeting....

November 28
Religion News Service Press Release: New Book Challenges Western Uni
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December 2
Announcement of major event: My book discussion with Francis Clooney
The following press release was sent out by Bal Ram Singh. The event will be televised and streamed live on the internet. I do not yet know the url, but I will...

December 3
Review of BEING DIFFERENT in India's largest Hindi daily newspaper
The review below by Prof. Girishwar Mishra (who chaired my talk at Univ. of Delhi) has appeared in India's leading Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar, December 3,...
Also see this thread.
December 4
Rajiv Malhotra's U-turn theory - How the West appropriates Indian cu
I am posting this talk given by Rajiv in Univ of Delhi 5 years, for those keen to know more about his U-Turn theory. [Rajiv: Thanks for doing this. I have...

December 4
Article on BD in Dainik Jagran, another major Hindi daily
Please see attached article in Hindi....


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