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Kerala government to impose fine up to Rs 13 on devotees

Mainstream Media : The Enemy of the People

The manner in which the mainstream media has celebrated the desecration of Sabarimala is a complete and utter disgrace. They have sacrificed common human decency at the altar of liberalism.

Attack on Sabarimala traditions: Kerala church extends support to communist government’s ‘Women’s Wall’

The Jacobite Church intends to gather 1 Lakh women for the protest against Sabarimala which is nothing but an orchestrated act against Hindus.

Glorifying Aurangzeb and forgetting Guru Tegh Bahadur: The dangers of losing our identity

What was demanded of the ninth and penultimate Guru? That he yield to Aurangzeb’s demand of embracing Islam.
Rahul Kanwal and India Today peddle fake news about Gorakhnath Temple

Fact-Check: Are Dalits not allowed to enter the Gorakhnath Temple, as claimed by India Today

A worker of Gorakhnath Temple called Shravan invited Rahul Kanwal to visit the temple before making wild accusations
One out of three rape accused Christian Godmen, surrenders before Kerala police

Celebrations on Christmas and negativity during Diwali represents the Abrahamisation of the liberal mind

Not just Tharoor, even Times Now, after it spread rampant negativity during Diwali was in quite the festive mood during Christmas

The Pagan roots of Christmas: From Jesus’ date of birth to Christmas trees

The tradition of Christmas trees appears to have been borrowed from Pagan traditions as well.

From ‘Liberal’ Atheism to Hindutva: The story of my return to the Hindu fold

Once I became a Hindu again, Hindutva was the obvious political preference.

Are progressives normalising paedophilia? 11 year old dances at a gay bar while adults throw money at him

People on Twitter were horrified at the exploitation of Desmond by his parents. The Drag Kid's parents are being accused of brainwashing him to benefit themselves financially.

Kumbh Mela 2019: Railways gears up with 800 special trains, reduced fares and massive projects to handle pilgrim surge

The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and alternates between Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Haridwar every three years.

Abrahamism and SJWism: Both religions dangerous in their absolute forms

we have to remember that just like Abrahamic monotheism SJW ism tends to be very Utopian and Utopias are the most dangerous form of societal goals.

Roots of sexual exploitation lies in Abrahamic religions, says American professor

A professor from Minnesota, USA, Eric Sprankle decided to open a can of worms on Twitter by calling the Biblical God a sexual predator.

‘Not 100%, the Ram Mandir should be constructed 110%’: OpIndia speaks to Ayodhya residents

Contrary to reports by various media outlets, OpIndia.com discovered that Ram Mandir was still very much an issue for the residents of Ayodhya. Although it was quite clear that they do want other amenities but for them, it is not an either/or issue.

‘What is it with these pathetic Hindu festivals?’ asked Meeny

Eeny Meeny Mynie Meow talk about dust and smoke and tiring festivals that Hindus celebrate

Origins of Hindutva: Re-arming Hinduism in an era of nation states

Considering recent political developments and the rise in the political consciousness of Hindus which is reflected in Indian polity being remarkably vocal regarding Hindu concerns and interests, the achievement of Hindutva ideologues is truly unprecedented in history.

Slogan of ‘Mandir Wahin Banayenge’ echoes in JNU, Swadeshi Jagran Manch takes rally through the campus

The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has organised the ‘Ram Mandir Sankalp Rath Yatra’ in the run-up to the VHP's Dharma Sabha on December 9.

Karnataka government faces backlash for cancelling Hampi Utsav after lavish Tipu Jayanti Celebrations, reconsiders decision

The government will now reconsider its decision of not celebrating the Hampi Utsav this year owing to the pressure from different quarters.

Christianity’s verdict on Hinduism: It is incompatible with the ‘will of God’

Thus, we see that Christian missionaries have a clear critique of Hinduism based on their religious scriptures. To us, it appears bigotry but to them, it's the commandment of their God

Dear fellow LGBTQ members, this was a hate parade, not a pride march

As a proud homosexual man I can safely say that we as a society, irrespective of our political ideologies, caste, creed and religion, we should be subtle in our outlook and approach.
One out of three rape accused Christian Godmen, surrenders before Kerala police

Christian Evangelism and The Joshua Project: An existential threat to Hinduism

The Indian government needs to do something urgently to put an end to the menace of Christian evangelism and safeguard the nation from the perils of demographic instability.

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
Nagaland candidate wants to build churches all along Indo-Myanmar border

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

Here are the 4 kinds of people who can never understand the traditions of Sabarimala

But diversity cannot survive without exclusion and our constitution builders identified this need

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