Culture and History

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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. 

Hashtag: The social media summit, a social media and youth conclave by Incredible Bharat Foundation

OpIndia is the digital partner in the English media space for the event.

This year’s Kumbh saw thousands abjuring lucrative vocations like Engineering, Management to become Naga Sadhus

More than 10000 people are expected to renounce the world and embrace the Naga sect in this year's Kumbh
How Rani of Jhansi escaped the Nehruvian hammer of oblivion

How Rani of Jhansi escaped the Nehruvian hammer of oblivion

Rani of Jhansi herself was a subject of great attention by the Colonial authors, historians and missionaries.

A history of India as it happened: Not as it has been written

The revisionism of India’s history books has gained ground in recent decades. Among many such soldiers of truth is Francois Gautier, a foreign French journalist who loved India so much that he stayed put in this country since 1971.

The art of propaganda: The articles associating Kumbh Mela with unemployment is the latest step in a civilizational war

Business Standard recently published an article associating Kumbh Mela to unemployment

Business Standard bigotry: After Kanwar Yatra, the Kumbh Mela gets linked to ‘unemployment’

The Business Standard's bigotry towards Hindu festivals is scarcely ever hidden.

Ayyappa Bhaktha Sangamam: Kerala sees one of the largest congregations of Hindus against Communist govt’s desecration of Sabarimala

Mata Amritanandmayi said the root cause of the problem at Sabarimala was 'lack of knowledge about temple traditions'.

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