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After expressing displeasure with toilets and cooking gas, The Wire now trains its gun against Assamese Gamosa

Wire is wrong in saying that Gamosa has become a symbol of insecurity in Assam

Zealot Christians dub missionary who risked the existence of the entire Sentinelese tribe a ‘martyr’

The Sentinelese have been on the radar of Christian Missionaries for a while now.

Kerala government lifts restrictions at Sabarimala after High Court order

The court said travelling in groups and chanting 'Ayappa Keerthanam' is a part of the pilgrimage and cannot be prohibited.

The Sentinelese Tribe: Caught between isolation and the march of humanity that waits for none

Sometimes, the best we can do for people is stay away from them. The issue revolving around the Sentinalese tribe is one such instance.

Sabarimala: VHP warns Kerala government of Ayodhya-like movement to save Sabarimala and protect Hindu devotees

The VHP accused Pinarayi Vijayan of trying to turn Kerala into a Hindu-free state like Kashmir.

‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’: Intellectual transformation of vile bigotry and fanaticism into supposed ‘noble pursuit’

"Smash Brahminical Patriarchy" is a product of the abyss called Postmodernism and at its core, Postmodernism is just communism on steroids.

‘Hypocritical to act as a vicious political activist and claim the privilege of an artist’: Veteran artist Sonal Mansingh on TM Krishna

Veteran artist Sonal Mansingh has written an op-ed in Indian Express slamming TM Krishna

Organisers postpone TM Krishna’s New Delhi concert, the event had faced backlash for Krishna’s Hinduphobia and bigotry

Several members raised their objection against using public money to hold music shows involving TM Krishna, who allegedly holds objectionable views about India, its culture and art forms

The Mahaparva of Chhat Puja: Here is what it means

History of the Chhath or Sun worship goes back to the Ramayana period when Mata Sita had performed the Chhath with fasting and sun worship.
Protests after Sabarimala verdict

The Sabarimala debate: Jnana vs Bhakti

Worship is not only about the deity but also geography and form specifically and this should be understood in Sabarimala's context

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