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How Jains observe penance, to express solidarity with the millions of animals that are slaughtered on Bakrid

Jains across the world observe a difficult fast, Ayambil or refrain from consuming dairy products as a mark of tribute to the slaughtered animals.

Jainism making inroads in Japan, thousands of people travel to India to embrace Jainism by taking Deeksha

Thousands of Japanese turn to Jainism, many are readying themselves to take up monkhood.

India has a civilisational responsibility to provide citizenship only to persecuted followers of Indic religions: Here is why

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (CAB-2016) was introduced in Parliament which since lapsed.

Milind Deora found guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct for comments on Jains

The returning officer has asked for suitable action against Milind Deora for his remarks. The Election Commission has sought a reply from the Congress candidate demanding an explanation from him on how he has not violated the MCC.

The Swastika in Charlottesville: the symbol needs to be reclaimed from Nazis

This article elaborates upon the Indic perspective regarding the 'Swastika Controversy' in the Western world.

On Guru Purnima: Thirty-four meanings of the word ‘Guru’

The origin and various meanings of the word 'guru' that commonly is used for 'teacher' or 'learned'.

Series | Decoding Indian Belief Systems: Does Hinduism believe in one God or 33 crore Gods?

While the texts might have meant 33 Supreme Gods (including elements of nature and the abstract aspects of the self), they have been lost in translation and many Indians since then believe that Hinduism has 33 crore Gods.

Series | Decoding Indian Belief Systems: Is this world just a dream?

The purpose of the lives of the Indian philosophers was the exploration of the eternal truth. And the eternal truth was not to be found in the world outside, but the world within.

Series | Decoding Indian Belief Systems: Circle versus Line

The major difference between the Western and the Eastern thought is on how they view life: as a line or as a circle

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