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US city sued for denying permission to build mosque

Aug 28, 2014

US city sued for denying permission to build mosque

The US federal government hassued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony in the state ofMinnesota for violating a law by rejecting permission for aproposed mosque #Religion #US #mosque #federal government #Minneapolis #US city #place of worship
Hindu temple might be demolished in Pakistan in name of development

Aug 28, 2014

Hindu temple might be demolished in Pakistan in name of development

A 79-year old Hindu temple in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, may be razed to make way for an educational and housing complex #Religion #Pakistan #temple #Hindus #Rawalpindi #Hindus in Pakistan
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar in a tight spot over state's bikini politics

Aug 27, 2014

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar in a tight spot over state's bikini politics

But judging by the goings-on over the last two months or so, the two-piece bathing accessory now appears to have come to haunt Parrikar's Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government #India #Religion #BJP #Bikini #Goa #Hindutva #Modi #Manohar Parrikar #Hindus #MGP #christians #beaches #conservative politics
Love, jihad aur dhoka The Hindu woman's body as rightwing battleground

Aug 25, 2014

Love, jihad aur dhoka The Hindu woman's body as rightwing battleground

Apparently bombs are pass. Make love, not war is the new jihadi strategy. And it can work better even than the promise of a Ram Temple when it comes to firing up the electorate. #India #Religion #Congress #BJP #Kerala #Women #Hindu #Muslim #Mathura #Muzaffarnagar #Love jihad
Dry Kerala Inclusion of wine in liquor ban takes communal turn

Aug 22, 2014

Dry Kerala Inclusion of wine in liquor ban takes communal turn

Ezhava social leader Vellapaly Natesan was the first to come out against wine when he told reporters Friday that some religious institutions (Christian churches) use wine and it should also be banned. #Religion #Kerala #Christianity #Whiskey #Church #wine #alcohol ban #rum #Holy Mass #communal colour

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If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Dec 19, 2013

If religion is paraded in public, why can't it be publicly criticised?

Religion is supposed to be a personal equation between man and God. But is it actually? #OnOurMind #World #India #Religion #Blasphemy #Public life
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Jun 21, 2012

Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

A scholar of Hinduism at Harvard envisions India as a "sacred landscape" that existed as a geographical entity in people's cultural imagination long before cartographers, and modern historians, gave it a formal form. #Religion #Hinduism #Faith #Geography #Diana L. Eck

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Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Aug 28, 2014

Appeals court overturns hate crime convictions in Amish haircutting case

Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Aug 23, 2014

Ten Commandments part of history, N.M. city leaders to say in appeal of court order

The small, northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield is choosing orders handed down to Moses over one issued by a judge, but they say it is a matter of history, and not religion...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Aug 22, 2014

Ten Commandments part of history, N.M. city leaders to say in appeal of court order

The small, northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield is choosing orders handed down to Moses over one issued by a judge, but they say it is a matter of history, and not religion...