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Realms of paper written on these words! Our problem is that we look at these words from a non-Indic perspective. This article seeks to throw light on the subject.
Crematoria in the Indian city of Jaipur must not prevent lower-caste bereaved from performing funeral rites for their loved ones, a court has ruled, news reports said on Thursday. Public interest litigation had argued that the discrimination at many of the city-run crematoria was based on caste, in direct violation of the constitution, DNA newspaper reported.
The dichotomy between perception and reality appears more pronounced when one starts assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his performance in the first 100 days of his government. Is Modi really what he appears to be, or is he different? The man who talks of inclusive society and a riot-free India - does he mean it or is it just an attempt to deviate from his past? Is the PM really serious about South Asian solidarity or he is merely indulging in grandstanding? With more than a 100 days in office, the people of India are still struggling to decipher whether Modi is a perception or a reality ... or both.
Historians say Hindu Temples did not exist during the Vedic period . The ritual of idol worship which became popular at the end of the Vedic age may have given rise to the concept of temples as a place of worship.
Viewing women as persons with no agency, and Muslims as essentially sinister, are the twin pillars that support the concept of Love Jihad Love jihad is back in the news all over again. This time, it even featured as an item on the official agenda of the BJP's state executive meeting in Lucknow.
Destroying crops, social boycott and imposition of fine were among the measures discussed on Sunday by the Dalit community members, who met in Khaniyadhana in Shivpuri district, to prevent future conversions to Islam. The meeting was attended by over 500 Dalits from 101 villages of Khaniyadhana block in the wake of conversions to Islam, and the campaign launched by right-wing organisations to bring back to Hinduism those who have changed their faith.
Letters: Michael Kustow's thinking was bold, his ambition high Jeremy Isaacs, Tony Gordon, Bernard Regan and Mike Westbrook theguardian.com, Sunday 7 September 2014 16.17 BST Highbrow argument: Michael Kustow in 1968, as director of the ICA. Photograph: Chris Morris/Rex Jeremy Isaacs writes: Channel 4 was charged, by Act of Parliament, with providing a "distinctive" service; as its commissioning editor for the arts, Michael Kustow did much to make that promise good.
New Delhi, Sept. 6: RSS chief Mohanrao Bhagwat will tomorrow launch a three-volume work in Hindi on the "Hindu" identity of India's Dalits at a high-powered event to be chaired by Vishwa Hindu Parishad international president Ashok Singhal.
"Love jihad" evokes long-held stereotypes. Stereotypes of the con quering Muslim invader ravaging the innocence of Hindu women or a leering Mahmud of Ghazni type spiriting away local lovelies.
Whenever treading sacred space, one treads through the misty landscape of myth as well. The island of Bali, Indonesia, has nine sacred temples.
It's an ambitious new target for the terror network now stuck in ISIS's shadow, yet one with a chilling logic for its allies in Pakistan. But will Indian Muslims heed Zawahiri's call? Just a few days ago, India was in a relaxed, almost languid, state of mind.
MAINPURI: All is not well at Bhogaon - the assembly segment out of the four under the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat - where Mulayam Singh Yadav finished second in general elections earlier this year. Bhogaon has seen as many as three communal flare-ups in the past month-and-a-half while the other three assembly segments where Mulayam took big leads have been peaceful.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:15 pm
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