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'Try renting an apartment using a Muslim name': Tharoor pens letter in response to Twitter spat with Kher

Feb 02, 2016

'Try renting an apartment using a Muslim name': Tharoor pens letter in response to Twitter spat with Kher

Shashi Tharoor defended his argument against Anupam Kher's comment in a column on NDTV calling it absurd. He pointed out that it was perhaps the minorities in the country who had to struggle much harder to be accepted, something that the majority Hindus take for granted. #Congress #Hinduism #Shashi Tharoor #GoodReads #Anupam Kher #Twitterm SAnghis #Twitter spat
Mahatma Gandhi thought India, in her impatience, created many anarchists, reveals new book

Jan 24, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi thought India, in her impatience, created many anarchists, reveals new book

Nearly four decades before Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was put on trial for conspiracy, the two had shared stage for Dussehra celebrations in London where one praised pacifist Rama and the other the demon-slayer Durga. #Religion #NewsTracker #Hinduism #Mahatma Gandhi #Durga #Veer Savarkar
'Hindu State is the only answer to Islamic State': 15,000-strong 'dharma sena' in UP readies for war with terror outfit

Jan 21, 2016

'Hindu State is the only answer to Islamic State': 15,000-strong 'dharma sena' in UP readies for war with terror outfit

In India, an army of 15,000 soldiers are ready to fight the Islamic State. Hindu Swabhiman, an outfit from the outskirts of India's capital to the Uttarakhand border, have trained an army to wage war against the terror organisation. #Uttar Pradesh #Islam #NewsTracker #Hinduism #Vishwa Hindu Parishad #Durga Vahini #islamic-state #Hindu state #terror outfits #Hindu Swabhiman
Pakistan was created to destroy India and Hinduism: 2011 video of Islamic cleric resurfaces

Jan 04, 2016

Pakistan was created to destroy India and Hinduism: 2011 video of Islamic cleric resurfaces

"Pakistanis should consider themselves fortunate that Allah has bestowed the honour to wage war against India to them," a prominent Islamic cleric and former banker Irfan-ul-Haq, was caught on video telling this to Pakistani audience during a lecture in 2011. #India #Pakistan #Islam #Hinduism #TheySaidIt #Shareworthy #Tarek Fatah #Islamic Cleric #Hatred Politics
State can't decide on appointment of temple priests, says SC: Here's the full text of the judgement

Dec 17, 2015

State can't decide on appointment of temple priests, says SC: Here's the full text of the judgement

The Supreme Court, in remarks which have much relevance in the present context, has observed that Hinduism allows for all kinds of beliefs. #Tamil Nadu #Religion #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Hinduism #SC #Adi Saiva Sirachariyargal Nala Sangam #judgment
Beef politics and religion: Why the idea needs to go beyond just cow protection

Oct 23, 2015

Beef politics and religion: Why the idea needs to go beyond just cow protection

To posit the ban on beef as something imposed only by a Brahmin caste on society is unfortunate. There is a strong case for providing all animals the protection from an over-expanding animal husbandry industry and excessive meat-eating #Vegetarianism #ConnectTheDots #beef #Hinduism #Cow #Vedas #Puranas #animal slaughter #India #Dadri killing #The Beef Debate
Religious freedom is more than just tolerance; coercion unacceptable: John Kerry

Oct 15, 2015

Religious freedom is more than just tolerance; coercion unacceptable: John Kerry

The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. #Islam #NewsTracker #Hinduism #Buddhism #Christianity #religious freedom #IS #USReport
Wendy Doniger all over again: Hindutva forces targeting scholar MM Basheer is plain wrong

Sep 07, 2015

Wendy Doniger all over again: Hindutva forces targeting scholar MM Basheer is plain wrong

The manner in which a Ramayana scholar MM Basheer from Kerala was targeted for writing a series on Ramayana reflected an intolerant mindset of the fringe. #Religion #Kerala #Ramayana #Hinduism #CriticalPoint #Hindutva #communalism #Lord Rama #Wendy Doniger #Life #India #MM Basheer
Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

Aug 31, 2015

Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

The devout Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar, allowed Santhara, or Sallekhana, as the ultimate test of spirituality, will power, whose ultimate goal is purifying body and mind and facing death voluntarily. #Religion #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #High Court #Rajasthan High Court #Indian laws #Jains #LongView #Jainism #Wes-inspired Indian laws #Indian religions #India