East Meets West: A quest for answers

East Meets West: A quest for answers

This iSpirituality Show special is designed as a free-wheeling conversation between Professor Nawal K. Prinja in London and Dr Meena Mahaajjan in New Delhi, who explore some interesting concepts that should awaken Global Indians and perhaps galvanise them into action.

Prof. Prinja is a world-renowned scientist who specialises in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in engineering and mechanical and civil design codes and standards used in the nuclear industry worldwide. He is also the author of definitive books such as 'Explaining Hindu Dharma: A Guide for Teachers'.

Dr Mahaajjan is a well-known and respected spiritual teacher, holistic wellness expert, TEDx speaker, keynote speaker, a philanthropist and a leader of change. She has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to spiritual texts and translating them into powerful leadership programs. She is a strong proponent of Vedas and Upanishads and uses the teachings of Sanatana Dharma to help individuals and organisations live a purposeful life.

Episode 1


If the modern scientific discoveries have not contradicted the teachings of ancient Indian philosophy, then how is it that modern discoveries are mostly made in the West? What has happened to the knowledge in India? This episode goes through a number of explanations and make a distinction between higher knowledge (spirituality based) and lower knowledge (physical sciences based) that has driven the Indian thought.

Episode 2

Covid and Spirituality

If the emphasis in the Indian thought is on spirituality, then how does it help us to face the real world challenges like the Covid pandemic? Covid is not just a physical disease or challenge any more. It has become a mental and spiritual challenge. How can spirituality help with post-Covid healing process? Here is an explanation of spirituality and the use of the tools like meditation and mindfulness.

Episode 3

Prana: Psychology and Physiology of Yoga

The tools like meditation and mindfulness are all parts of Yoga. It is a wonderful gift India has given to humanity. But how does it work? What is the psychology and physiology behind Yoga? How can Yoga exercises like breathing (pranayam) help calm the mind and heal the body?

This episode offers deep insights into psychological and physiological workings of Yoga in simple terms.

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