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The elite apathy of self-consumed Indians and self-identified ‘South Asians’

The truth is that none of this lot feels a thing when the name Hindu is napalmed, no, irradiated like Chernobyl actually, because it doesn't affect them much.
Odisha's Raja festival celebrating the earth's womanhood

Raja Parba: Odisha’s unique festival celebrating the earth’s womanhood

As a mark of respect towards mother earth during her menstruation days, all agricultural works, like ploughing and sowing are suspended for the three days.
Bishop Ezra Sargunam

Meet the controversial anti-Hindu evangelist, Bishop Ezra Sargunam, who wanted to punch Hindus in the face

The Bishop urges the group to take up the challenge and spread the word that there is no such thing as Hindu religion. If at all anyone does oppose to this, the Bishop without hesitation asked the group to punch them in the face and make sure they bleed.
Temple elephants in Kerala are revered, celebrated, loved and mourned by its people

Kerala villagers want to keep an elephant alive, media sees ‘rise of BJP’ in the state

Kerala had loved and wept for its elephants much before BJP or the RSS became stakeholders in the state's politics.

While the first ‘witch’ was executed today in 1692, the puritan spirit that drove the Salem Witch Trials executions is well alive and thriving

June the 10th has special significance in this regard as it was on this day all the way back in 1692 that the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials was executed by hanging.
Some media portals consider 'secularism' can be achieved only by slandering Hindu festivals and hailing festivals of other religions

Dear ‘secular’ media, hailing Eid is good, but why so much negativity on Hindu festivals

The so-called secular media organisations have often posted sharply critical posts on Hindu festivals, actively indulging in shaming Hindus for celebrating those, while the festivals of 'secular' religions are hailed with words likes 'peace, brotherhood and love'.

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint distorts history: Claims Mughals introduced grapes to India, social media schools the author

Grapes have been part of Indian cuisine centuries before the Mughals invaded India

The Great Cultural Revolution: The debate surrounding Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s legacy is symbolic of it

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a product of his circumstances and viewing his words and actions in their proper context is important.

The quest for Bhartiya Asmita and the war against imperialist narrative

The imperial narrative and the imperial hegemony are inseparable. For the colonialist hungry for regime changes, it is essential to establish a 'supremacist' and 'saviour' narrative.

The side of Rabindranath Tagore that ‘Liberal Intellectuals’ don’t want you to see: Here is what he thought of Islam

Rabindranath Tagore was an extremely complicated man born into an extremely complicated era. Unfortunately enough, he became a victim of the newly minted artificially secular regime's revisionist project

India, Tibet and China: The Eternal Triangle

India needs to stand together with the Tibetan people who have reposed their faith in India’s leadership for the last 6 decades and fight for the diplomatic rights of the Tibetans which are acknowledged in the 1961 UNGA resolution.
I am a Bengali 'Jai Shri Ram wala', and I am offended at Pritish Nandy's disdainful attempt to divide Hindus in the name of Gods

I am a Bengali ‘Jai Shri Ram wala’, and I am offended at Pritish Nandy’s disdainful attempt to divide Hindus in the name of Gods

'Eminent journalist' Pritish Nandy took to Twitter today to vent his frustration towards 'Jai Shri Ram walas'.

Love Jihad is not a figment of the ‘right wing’ imagination, it is a real and present danger

The Love Jihad phenomenon has been dismissed by the self-proclaimed "liberals" as a figment of the "right-wing" imagination. However, what is the truth? Does Love Jihad truly exist? 

Thousands gather for the foundation stone-laying ceremony for Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple

The seven emirates of the UAE would be represented by the seven towers of the temple in Abu Dhabi

The history of the Anglican Church that everybody should know

A few months ago the Church of South India’s Bishop Thomas K Oommen wrote a scathing letter about the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule and claimed that life is “miserable” under the NDA rule.

Notre Dame deserves to be mourned, but spare a thought for India’s own temples that bore the onslaught of invaders

When a historical monument is harmed, it is not just the damage to the structure, but a massive blow to the culture, heritage and sometimes to even the civilization.

India’s ‘Constantine moment’: Our choice now will decide the fate of our civilisation

While everyone knows about the persecution of Christians between 200-400 CE (mainly), few know about the violent suppression of the “pagan” gods in the 15 or so centuries thereafter. This is why no one even bothers to ask “why were no temples to Apollo, Jupiter, or Athena built in the last millennium?”

The history of the Notre Dame: From a Pagan Temple to Gothic Cathedral

In a tragic event, the historic medieval Cathedral in Paris, Notre Dame, was ravaged by fire recently that caused colossal damage to the structure.

Ayodhya Dispute: Feasibility of mediation around religious conundrums

It would be ignorant and offensive to deny that the dispute revolves around faith and dignity of faith for all the parties involved matter equally.

Operation Meghdoot on the Baisakhi in 1984 : A tale of valour of Indian Armed Forces at Siachen Glacier

In the year 1699 on the day of Baisakhi, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh had formed the Khalsa Panth of warriors to protect the people from religious persecution by Muslim rulers.
Protests after Sabarimala verdict

BJP Manifesto promises to secure and protect faith, traditions and rituals related to Sabarimala

BJP promises to secure constitutional protection on issues related to faith and belief in its manifesto

Bengaluru: Art exhibition titled ‘Nude with Mangalsutra’ draws severe criticism, complaint lodged against organisers

The controversial art exhibition titled ‘Nude with Mangalsutra’ was scheduled to be held from March 22-31 at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru.

‘Borrowing from ISIS playbook’: Into the mind of the Christchurch terrorist

In a terrible terrorist attack in New Zealand, two terrorists opened fire at two mosques which resulted in the death of at least 49 people thus far and injured many others. The mass shootings took place at the Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park and another at the Linwood Mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Here is why Muslim petitioners won’t budge on Ayodhya dispute

Most believe that the Supreme Court-mandated mediation process in the Ayodhya dispute has little chance of succeeding.

Getting lost and finding oneself at Kumbh

So much has been written and talked about Kumbh and yet it seems so little

Khajuraho, Islamic invaders and Mahatma Gandhi

One thing which strikes you about Khajuraho is extreme Islamic vandalism it has suffered.
Rana Ayyub uses the 2015 murder of Akhlaq to peddle fear and victimhood for Muslims, ignores Hindus killed for their religion

Prime Minister Modi and the Hindu symbolism behind the air strikes against Pakistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a Shakti Upasaka, like the great Chhatrapati Maharaj and under current circumstances, every move he makes assumes a greater significance.

The World and Hinduism: 33 stamps that depict the glorious roots of Hinduism, while we dabble in ‘secularism’

Stamps present just the opportunity to showcase the glorious heritage of Hinduism

Banned by Mughal ruler Akbar 450 years ago, Panchkosi Parikrama restarted at Prayagraj Kumbh

The three-day long yatra involves the darshana of various ancient religious places starting from Akshayvat to the Ashram of Hrishi Bhardvaj.

Inspired by Indian Railways, Japan set to engrave ‘Madhubani’ art on its trains

Japan authorities have requested the Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry to send a team of Mithila artists so that Japan can emulate the art form on its trains. 

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