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Living, learning, sharing Hindu values for a cohesive and plural British society.

Vichaar (vi’chār) -Ideas, thoughts;
Manthan (man’than) - Churning

Vichaar Manthan is a non-profit public discussion platform based in the United Kingdom. Our mission is to host in-depth public discussions that lead to new ideas on challenges facing society grounded in a (sustainable) Dharmic lens.


Understanding the Policy Shapers

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Think Tanks are powerhouses of ideas, whose sphere of influence reaches and shapes government policies. Thus, think tanks can quietly have a major impact on public life.

Through this Fireside conversation, we delve into the inner workings of a think tank. We explore their innovative research strategies and gain insights into the processes that ensure objectivity while balancing their interests.

Join us in London with special guest Tim Eaton, senior research fellow with Chatham House’s MENA Programme, where we will explore what structures and processes make think tanks the go-to resources for policymakers. We will examine the practicalities of shaping UK foreign policy in a post-Brexit world and ask: How do think tanks influence the foreign policy of the UK?

Tune in for an earnest conversation!

The VM Podcast

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Through in-depth interviews with some of the best thinkers of our time, the podcast explore how we can better understand dharma, our lives, and recapture the ancient and classical ideals of sustainability, liberty and flourishing.

Tune in for an earnest conversation!

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Our Themes

Dollar Bills

Over the past three centuries we have seen wealth harnessed by individuals, organisations and governments to drive the engine of progress, yet there is a growing consensus that we need to fundamentally shift our paradigms around wealth creation and align market players to more sustainable ends.


Government Building Columns

Governance concerns the structures and institutions necessary to order human interactions in nation-states, corporate bodies and other organisations, to ensure accountability, transparency and protect freedom.


Open Books

A civilisation’s corpus of literary and artistic work acts as a storehouse of collective cultural experience and learned wisdom, against which we can examine and evaluate the sustainability of modern phenomena such as identity politics. This vertical aims to use sustainable measures of progress, which may be encoded in ancient literature, to challenge both the postmodern upheaval of ideas and also grand institutions like the scientific method.

Culture & Literature

Brahma Temple

Religion continues to be a major force in the world. Ideas of divinity or the transcendent have major worldly consequences and thus, any understanding of the world is incomplete without an understanding of its religion, which continue to shape the modern world and the lives of those in it.


Law court

Civics explores how we interact with each other and the state to harmoniously coexist. It concerns our responsibilities to each other and nature, alongside the educational and familial institutions we need to fulfill them.


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