DIALOGUE WITH THE MASTERS – 2016 SERIES
I am having many dialogues with the most influential Hindus in spirituality, politics, media, academics, arts, etc. My purpose is to bring out the key ideas and tattva from each of these important voices.
Most of these dialogues were on Facebook Live and they got a large viewership. Typically, each video got at least 20,000 views and many got over 200,000 views. The highest viewership of a dialogue was in excess of 500,000 views. (My Fb page is: RajivMalhotra.Official. I now have aprox 1.5 million followers there.) Later on, the same videos with edits were also loaded on my Youtube channel.
Whether I personally agree or disagree with a given master is unimportant. My main criteria is to select Hindu leaders making an important impact in the mainstream.
I want each voice to shine in his/her glory in my dialogues. My role is to drill deep and bring out the essence of their ideas clearly articulated for my audience.
We Hindus need to be able to discuss openly with each other on our own terms, without Hinduphobics or other outsiders meddling or wanting to play the role of referee. I also want this to be a way to create a network of voices that can at some level support each other in dealing with the outside world.
The 17 masters featured in the videos below are among the best with whom I had the honor to dialogue in 2016. I hope to do many more similar ones in 2017.
Some individuals write back asking why I did not interview some person X. The fact is that I have approached numerous persons who did not accept the invitation, or whose schedule could not accomodate me. For example, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev said he is not willing to be interviewed by me.
So if you want me to dialogue with person X, then please ask that person to invite me. I am available and enthusiastic to do this with any and every Hindu voice that is prominent in the mainstream public. I promise to be fair and courteous in pulling out important views and positions from each individual I can.
I hope you will take the time to view these important videos. Your investment in time will inform you of this diversity of voices. Please pass this on to your friends.
1) Kanchi Shankaracharya:
2) Yogi Amrit Desai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVpxhtCQdA
Organized into multiple topics:
3) Dr Satyanarayan Das (organized into multiple topics):
4) Swami Nithyananda:
Interview 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07rLdtPRbEE
Interview 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNAHZpRl3go
6) Mahant Sri Narendra Giri, Head of Akhada Parishad:
7) Dr Subramanian Swamy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr29r9gnq6A
8) Francois Gautier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfvmj7QyAfQ
9) Sonal Mansingh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5sHrOViVq0&t=4s
10) Madhu Kishwar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fhrU0xoCgk
11) Monica Arora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsq9jAEpAY8&t=1s
12) Chamu Krishna Shastry:
13) General Bakshi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W3kmjNG_K8&t=1s
14) R Nagaswamy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1RnPcyk_e0&t=1s
15) Prof. R Vaidyanathan:
16) Mohandas Pai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZPY_rTJLU&t=1s
17) Dr HR Nagendra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b96t52xbmO8&t=1s
Source: World Hindu News (WHN)