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Caste no bar: Women, non-Brahmins will be priests in Pandharpur temple

May 29, 2014

Caste no bar: Women, non-Brahmins will be priests in Pandharpur temple

The decision to appoint non-Brahmins and women as priests was taken by the Vitthal Rukhmini Mandir Samiti earlier this month, following a Supreme Court judgment in January to a four-decade-long litigation. #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #Caste #Dalits #Warkari sect #Kashi #Vitthal Rukhmini templel Pandharpur
A parochial modernity: Why euro secularism is not for India

May 27, 2014

A parochial modernity: Why euro secularism is not for India

Secularism is a European construct unrelated to the Asian and Indic experience. The real question is if a non-secular modernity can give us meaning and a humane existence without losing freedom or truth. #InMyOpinion #Hinduism #Modernity #Secularism #European Universalism #Asian Relligions #Dharmic Religions
Country needs 'Bharat' model of development: VHP Chief Togadia

May 13, 2014

Country needs 'Bharat' model of development: VHP Chief Togadia

VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday said the country needs "Bharat model" of development. #Politics #NewsTracker #Hinduism #VHP #Pravin Togadia #Bharat Model
Of Hindus and Indians: Modi's refugee stumble on Times Now

May 09, 2014

Of Hindus and Indians: Modi's refugee stumble on Times Now

Under questioning from Arnab Goswami, Narendra Modi finally conceded that his party's manifesto was wrong to offer refuge to only Hindus of Indian origin. But he did so by hiding behind a disingenuous definition of Hindu and Hinduism. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #Hindutva #Hindu #foreigners #PIO #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Persons of Indian Origin
'My' Hinduism is a secure inclusive faith: So why isn't Modi's?

May 03, 2014

'My' Hinduism is a secure inclusive faith: So why isn't Modi's?

The Hinduism I grew up surrounded by, that I am still surrounded by, was warm, inclusive, embracing. #Politics #India #Religion #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Hinduism #Hindutva #minorities

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Why Wendy Doniger's book shouldn't be banned

Feb 11, 2014

Why Wendy Doniger's book shouldn't be banned

The problem is primarily that we do not write books about our history. We read books written by people of other countries to understand ourselves. Those works become subject of discussion. #Hinduism #LetterstoFP #Wendy Doniger #Wendy Doniger: The Hindus
Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Feb 11, 2014

Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

We are being pushed towards intolerance by constant media badgering of the right wing. They dont highlight anything good done by the so called right wing groups. They propagate a history which has been proven to be absurd and trash. #Hinduism #LetterstoFP #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus

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Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Jul 17, 2014

Hinduism is Arizona's second-largest religion

Comparatively, there are almost 2.3 million practicing Christians throughout Arizona...
Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Jul 15, 2014

Urban Outfitters Pulls Lord Ganesh Duvet Cover After Hindus Protest

(RNS) Urban Outfitters has pulled a new duvet cover featuring Lord Ganesh after an outcry from some Hindus. The cover depicted the elephant-head Hindu deity who symbolizes wisdom. It was only available online and was sold for $129-$169. Now, the webp... #Nevada #Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Silent majority should speak up

Jul 06, 2014

Books in India come under censorious eye

NEW DELHI -- The frail, 85-year-old retired school principal doesn't get out much. He walks slowly, reads books all day and watches patriotic soap operas by night. But India's liberal intellectuals call him a threat to the very idea of democracy. Din... #India #New Delhi #University of Chicago #Salman Rushdie #Delhi University
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