Dr. Mohini Shinde

Dr. Mohini Shinde

About the Author
Dr. Mohini Shinde is a professor of religions of India and has taught Hindu religion and world religion in several US universities before her retirement. Her research was on religion and politics in South Asia. In her research engagements, she lived several years in India where she studied vedas and upanishads. She lives in California with her husband.

Sanatan Dharma

Setting the Record Straight: Refuting Udhayanidhi Stalin’s False Claims About Sanatan Dharma

By Dr. Mohini Shinde Udhayanidhi Stalin, the sports minister of Tamil Nadu made comments about Sanatan Dharma that sparked a wave of controversy. He has accused Sanatan Dharma of being a regressive ideology that divides people on the basis of caste and religion. He has also called for it to be eradicated. He also compared Sanatan Dharma to “malaria” and …

Swami Vivekananda was a spiritual leader and philosopher

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” Swami Vivekananda By Dr. Mohini Shinde

Swami Vivekananda, an Indian spiritual leader and philosopher who believed that self-belief and faith were closely connected. He famously said, “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself”. This statement encapsulates the idea that before we can have faith in something larger than ourselves, we must first understand our own worth and have faith in ourselves. Let us …

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” Lao Tzu By Dr. Mohini Shinde

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” Lao Tzu By Dr. Mohini Shinde

This thought-provoking quote by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu was first said around 500 B.C. and has now been echoed by others in various ways down through the centuries. In similar words, Aristotle said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. A famous declaration from the Upanishads, “Tat Tvam Asi,” or “Thou Art That,” encapsulates this profound spiritual truth. It …

Father Of The Nation - Gandhi ji

No Justification of killing The ‘Father Of The Nation’ By Dr. Mohini Shinde

On January 30th, 1948, Hindu extremists Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi ji, the most well-known proponent of nonviolence in the world. Where there is extremist ideology, innocent people will always be killed Religious fanaticism in our day and age is a danger to world peace Due to the allure of the future, we are currently being forced backwards The wall of …

Anti-India Sentiments in the US by Dr. Mohini Shinde

DisInfo Lab, a company with the motive of unveiling fake news, just came out with its own research report titled, “Operation Tupac – Decoding The Longest War” in response to the USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom) report where USCIRF labeled India as a “Country of Particular Concern’ (CPC)” and clubbed India with known terrorist countires like China, …


Abortion: A Hindu Perspective by Dr. Mohini Shinde

Looking through the Hindu lens at abortion in the wake of the Roe versus Wade reversal From the earliest times, Hindu scriptures have clearly denounced and condemned the practice of abortion unless the life of the mother was in danger due to a complication in pregancy. Hinduism believes the fetus is a living entity, a conscious being who deserves to …