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Why we JOURNEY. No. 1
There is always something rather fantastic and joyful about discovering mysteries of a land, a people and their faiths about how the world began and works today. A Journey gains a great deal of energy and fun from our journeys.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
A million plus ways of being a Hindu
I am always a bit flabbergasted reading tweets or hearing people saying "I am proud of being a Hindu" or "Garv sey kaho hum Hindu hain". It is by accident of birth that one is born a Hindu.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
India probes ID card for monkey god
When he looked at the photograph he realised it was probably a prank. It is not clear who the iris scan and fingerprints on the card belong to.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Of Hindu, Hindustan, Hindi
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.
.com | Caste discrimination at Indian crematoria must end
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.
Pitru Paksha: Importance and guidelines for the period of Shraddh
Pitru Paksha or the period of Shraddh is a term of 16 days in the Hindu calendar that is wholly dedicated to the forefathers and ancestors. During this era, homage is paid with all due respect to forefathers and their souls in terms of donation.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
'Love jihad': Shiv Sena blames 'global conspiracy' to destroy Hindus
Summary Backing BJP leader Swami Adityanath, the Shiv Sena today said 'love jihad' is part of a "global conspiracy" to destroy Hindu culture. Backing BJP leader Swami Adityanath, the Shiv Sena today said 'love jihad' is part of a "global conspiracy" to destroy Hindu culture.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Asia News Network
New Delhi: 100 days of Modi: Between rhetoric and reality
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.
Aalishan Pakistan: Exhibition of products from across border
From textiles, jewellery and accessories to carpets, furniture and agro products -- the second edition of Lifestyle Pakistan exhibition, Aalishan Pakistan, with about 300 exhibitors, promises to offer treats galore in the capital starting Thursday. The event, which is expected to bring a huge delegation from Pakistan to the country, is part of the larger aim of its organisers -- the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan - to further build on the efforts of the governments of Pakistan and India to normalise trade relations between the two countries.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Hinduism's Universal Sway
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.
Gender & Love Jihad
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.
Australia returns lost ancient art to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the return by Australia of two ancient Hindu art treasures that were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu. During a meeting with Modi in New Delhi on Friday Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott handed over a 900-year bronze statue of Shiva Nataraja and a stone statue of Ardhanariswara , also from circa 1100.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Indian Express
One of the main points on the agenda was to convince Kasim and Ibrahim to return to Hinduism.
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
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.
RSS bid to woo Dalits
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.
Author recounts her memories of turbulent Pakistan
As Pakistan slips into turbulence yet again, Saaz Aggarwal, author of a book on the Sindhi experience of Partition, recalls visits to the land her mother once called home in this first person account. There are times when you reach into the wardrobe, grope around expectantly and encounter only its impassive, wooden back.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
The Times of India
Sagarika Ghose's Blog: Love can build a new social contract
"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.
The Bat Cave of Bali
Whenever treading sacred space, one treads through the misty landscape of myth as well. The island of Bali, Indonesia, has nine sacred temples.
The Daily Beast
India's Al Qaeda NightmareBy Tunku Varadarajan
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.
The Times of India
UP's Mainpuri bypoll: Bhogaon riots have Yadavs on toes
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.