An introduction to Jainism

An introduction to Jainism by Varun Soni , dean of Religious Life at the University…

Prakrit

Our article, published in The Speaking Tree (of Times of India)! In contemporary…

Chaturmukha Basadi

...the Portuguese conferred her with the title “Rainha de Pimenta” – The Pepper…

Palitana

In 1656 CE, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's son Murad Baksh (the then Governor of…

Fundamental rights of Birds

All jivas are formally different but essentially similar. Birds have the…

Aamir Khan on Jainism

"I have realized that Jainism is having a deep impact on me. It has some amazing…

The Jain perspective

An amazing article on The Atlantic, with a large inclusion of the Jain……

Section 377

Today is a historic day for India. A diversity of sexual expression is no longer…

Samanars of Tamil Nadu

Inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi at Perumalmalai and a Jain idol carving near…

Featured by LSE!

We got published in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)…

Happy Mahavira Jayanti

Happy Mahavira Jayanti to all our readers! Around two and a half millennia ago,…

Jainism & Buddhism

Jainism and Buddhism share historical roots and also have very similar ethical…

On violence

Independent thinkers often reach inferences that are remarkably similar to Jain…

Spiralling into soul: the Jain way of life and death

Though fundamental to our existence, life and death are still not well understood;…

Rethinking the world with Manish Jain

What would Jainism in practice look like in today’s world? How could core Jain…

A Jain perspective on food, fasting and liberation.

Non-violence as a core philosophy and a vegetarian diet as one of its outcomes are…

The ancient roots of Jainism

Jainism and Buddhism are not offshoots or versions of Hinduism. They are not even…

Brahmi: the mother of all Indic scripts

The origins of language in particular can be difficult to trace because language…

Staying Rooted

Neelam’s Journey

All the way to Timbuktu

I had the privilege of attending the first ever Vikalp Sangam at the Timbuktu…

An eclectic electrician

In September 2014, we were meeting people, scouting locations, and visiting various…

Awakening

In September 2014, we met a young svetambara nun, Sadhvi Risabh Ratna. At 29 years…

Becoming her worship

Once a year, around the monsoons in India, Jains observe the festival of Paryushan.…

A festival of forgiveness

A cornerstone of the Jain tradition is the awareness of the delicate…

From one family to another

Amar Shah, his wife Bina and their two children, Romal and Binal all took diksha…

Serendipity

In September 2014, we met a young svetambara nun, Sadhvi Risabh Ratna. At 29 years…

The monk who spoke about Ubuntu

Our journey to seek a wholesome understanding of Jain principles and philosophy…

Sea of white

Once a year, around the monsoons in India, Jains observe the festival of Paryushan.…

Ranakpur

Ranakpur is a village located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. The marble Jain temple…

A meeting with our mentor

Professor Madhusudan Amilal Dhaky is a most eloquent, well-spoken man radiating…