Medha Editor Note: Below was first published at: http://indospheric.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-rajiv-malhotra-on-where-his.html Re-published here for wider circulation of this clear articulation of his position by author, the “Medha…
We inhabit an age of unprecedented access to information. We get news about anyone anywhere in the world moments after an elapsed event. We watch closely, and are watched in return. References, analyses, opinions, and revelations are instantly absorbed through the osmotic interaction of fingers and keyboard.
One would think these spectacular advances in communication technology would do wonders for mutual understanding. But the opposite is often true, for one basic reason: Most people want to be transmitters, not receivers.
Misunderstandings escalate with each successive reaction that springs from a rush to judgment and the haste to be heard. Stereotype- and prejudice-driven assumptions grow from self-absorbed dervishes of circular thinking to gale force xenophobia.
Medha Editor’s note: For those needing more background on the divisive antics mentioned here by Dr Kalyanaraman, please read this piece at Sulekha: http://nijatamizhan.sulekha.com/blog/post/2010/04/shame-on-sandhya-jain-and-radha-rajan.htm
Libelous and malicious comments from Sandhya Jain and Radha Rajan (against RSS, Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (HDAS), Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Jyotirmayananda and others)