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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.