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Modi's International Yoga Day plan: Great idea but keep Hinduism out of it

Jun 05, 2015

Modi's International Yoga Day plan: Great idea but keep Hinduism out of it

Yoga in schools is a great, though not novel, idea. It is a healthy prescription for children used to sedentary lives, stress of competition and pollution in the environment. Just as students are expected to study pre-decided subjects, at pre-decided hours, there is no harm in making yogic postures and breathing exercises part of the curriculum, at least for those who are medically fit for them. #Religion #Narendra Modi #Hinduism #CriticalPoint #Yoga #secular #National Yoga Day
Power brokers have looted funds meant for minorities' welfare since independence: Naqvi

Jun 01, 2015

Power brokers have looted funds meant for minorities' welfare since independence: Naqvi

In a veiled attack on Congress, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday alleged that since Independence funds meant for welfare of minorities were not well spent and "looted" by middlemen and "power brokers". #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Modi #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #minorities welfare #secular nation
After company denies job to Muslim graduate, corporator in Mumbai holds 'secular' job fair

May 24, 2015

After company denies job to Muslim graduate, corporator in Mumbai holds 'secular' job fair

After a Muslim graduate was denied a job with a company because of his religion, a corporator Mohsin Haider held a 'secular' job fair in Andheri. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Muslim #communalism #job #diamond export company #Zeeshan Khan #graduate #secular job fair
Yechury rules out alliance with Cong, want secular parties to unite against Modi

Apr 26, 2015

Yechury rules out alliance with Cong, want secular parties to unite against Modi

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda". #Congress #Sitaram Yechury #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #CPI(M) #Secular Parties
Modi and BJP should not run away from their pro-Hindu, pro-business image

Apr 20, 2015

Modi and BJP should not run away from their pro-Hindu, pro-business image

Whether it likes it or not, neither Modi nor BJP can wish away their pro-Hindu image. It is best to embrace it in order to be more believable in the other areas. #Congress #BJP #Sangh Parivar #Modi #Secularism #pro-business #Land Acquisition Ordinance #Church attacks #Modi Performance #Anti-Farmer
India's secularism cannot be shaken because of language: PM Modi

Apr 14, 2015

India's secularism cannot be shaken because of language: PM Modi

Against the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing German in schools, Modi said India's secularism is not so weak that it will be shaken due to language. #India #Germany #TheySaidIt #Sanskrit #Secularism #Berlin #PM Narendra Modi #German Language
Reaching out: Would be happy if CPM works with us on secularism, says Mamata

Feb 27, 2015

Reaching out: Would be happy if CPM works with us on secularism, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she was ready to work with opposition CPI(M) on the issue of secularism and warned her government would take stern steps if incidents of conversions took place in the state. #Mamata Banerjee #West Bengal #Trinamool Congress #CPI(M) #TheySaidIt #communalism #Secularism
No question of removing 'secular', 'socialist' from preamble: Govt to Lok Sabha

Feb 24, 2015

No question of removing 'secular', 'socialist' from preamble: Govt to Lok Sabha

Opposition on Tuesday raised a hue and cry over a Union minister's call for a debate on the words 'secular and socialist' in the preamble of the Constitution but government ruled out any proposal to remove these words. #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #Government #Constitution #Socialist #secular #Preamble
Tolerance has to cut both ways: The hidden message in PM Modi's speech

Feb 18, 2015

Tolerance has to cut both ways: The hidden message in PM Modi's speech

While assuring that his government will not allow anyone to threaten minority faiths, Narendra Modi also threw Church leaders a challenge of his own. But in coded language #Religion #ConnectTheDots #communalism #Secularism #Swami Vivekananda #Church attacks #Modi Speech at Christian Meet #Two Indian Christian Saints #Rig Veda #religious tolerance
Modi 2.0: Is the PM doing an Advani by donning a secular hat?

Feb 14, 2015

Modi 2.0: Is the PM doing an Advani by donning a secular hat?

The Delhi defeat seems to have triggered a strong churning for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who looks set to turn a new leaf and reinvent himself as a secular, visionary statesman. #Narendra Modi #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #LK Advani #Jinnah #secular #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #Attacks on Churches #Church Attacks in Delhi