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Ganesh Visarjan: Remember environmental crisis more critical than religious sentiment

Sep 15, 2016

Ganesh Visarjan: Remember environmental crisis more critical than religious sentiment

Ganpati visarjan was started and popularised by social reformer and lawyer Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1892 in an attempt to promote nationalism among people. It was meant to be a show of strength against the British. #Religion #Environment #InMyOpinion #Ganesh festival #Pollution #Aditya Thackeray #Ganpati #Ganpati visarjan
BJP MLA from Hyderabad threatens to cause 'unpleasant situation' over beef on Eid

Sep 12, 2016

BJP MLA from Hyderabad threatens to cause 'unpleasant situation' over beef on Eid

Controversial BJP MLA from Hyderabad T Raja Singh threatened to cause "an unpleasant situation" in the city if "you do not respect our religious beliefs". #Politics #ThatsJustWrong #India #Religion #beef #Telangana #Hyderabad #Eid #communalism #BJP MLA #T Raja Singh
President Pranab Mukherjee greets nation on the eve of Eid

Sep 12, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee greets nation on the eve of Eid

President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Eid with a message of universal brotherhood, peace and harmony. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Eid #President Pranab Mukherjee
Saudi cleric calling Iranians 'non-Muslims' and deriding Zoroastrians is religion-based persecution

Sep 08, 2016

Saudi cleric calling Iranians 'non-Muslims' and deriding Zoroastrians is religion-based persecution

Many moderate Muslims in the two countries are coming out to question the chauvinistic theocracy of Iran and Saudi Arabia. #Religion #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Muslims #persecution #Non Muslims #Zorashtrians
CIC sends notices to PMO, Gujarat govt on issue of disclosure of correspondence after 2002 riots

Sep 05, 2016

CIC sends notices to PMO, Gujarat govt on issue of disclosure of correspondence after 2002 riots

The CIC has issued notices to Prime Minister's Office and Gujarat government on the issue of disclosure of the correspondence exchanged between the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the aftermath of the 2002 riots. #India #Gujarat #Religion #NewsTracker #RTI #CIC #Godhra #2002 Gujarat riots #PM Narendra Modi
Burqa vs saffron scarf fight divides students in communally polarised coastal Karnataka

Sep 02, 2016

Burqa vs saffron scarf fight divides students in communally polarised coastal Karnataka

The latest round of burqa versus the saffron scarf has the disturbing potential of further dividing an already communally polarised coastal Karnataka. #Religion #NewsTracker #Karnataka #mangaluru #saffron influence #debate on burqa #Bellare
A deeper reflection on the Haji Ali case: Is Sufism disappearing from the Indian Dargahs?

Aug 28, 2016

A deeper reflection on the Haji Ali case: Is Sufism disappearing from the Indian Dargahs?

Is Sufism dying out even at the Dargahs and Khanqahs (Sufi shrines), which imbibed an egalitarian tradition of inclusiveness? #Feminism #India #Religion #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Bombay High Court #Women #Haji Ali Dargah #Muslims #Sufism #sanctum sanctorum
Haji Ali and Muslim women's fight for dargah entry is much more than just a gender issue

Aug 28, 2016

Haji Ali and Muslim women's fight for dargah entry is much more than just a gender issue

To view the victory of women activists, both Hindu and Muslim, in their fight for access to inner sanctum of places of worship as merely a fight for gender equality belittles the bigger message concealed within the development. #Religion #Islam #ConnectTheDots #Bombay High Court #Hindu #Haji Ali Dargah #Muslim #Quran #burkini #Shani Shingnapur #Haji Ali Dargah Trust