Aseem Shukla




Stories by Aseem Shukla
A Hindu guide to love

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES A “love lock” is viewed on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of thousands that have been placed … Continued

The beef over beef: A student protest devolves in India

NOAH SEELAM AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Hindu devotee makes an offering of food to a sacred cow on the eve of … Continued

Mahatma Gandhi, Mormon?

Is Mahatma Gandhi in heaven or hell?  Where will the Dalai Lama sojourn in the afterlife?  Will two thirds of … Continued

In Diwali celebrations, Hindus assimilate in America

Christmas, Yom Kippur and, increasingly, the Eid celebrations after Ramadan are ingrained in the national consciousness as days of significance. … Continued

Abortion: pro-choice and pro-karma

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Political monotheism and the slippery slope to Tucson

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Hinduism is not cast in caste

Millenial questions haunt various religious traditions, and their adherents are too often forced into the roles of apologist or antagonist. … Continued

Failure of marriage marks a society’s rot

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Obama right on Indonesia, wrong on “Muslim world”

President Obama’s charge to Indonesia last night was to rise above platitudes. It was to be billed as the second … Continued