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George Clooney blasts Daily Mail over 'irresponsible' story on fiancee's mom

Jul 09, 2014

George Clooney blasts Daily Mail over 'irresponsible' story on fiancee's mom

Hollywood star George Clooney has written a column to blast reports suggesting his fiancee's mother is opposed to their marriage because of her religious beliefs. #NewsTracker #George Clooney #Amal Alamuddin #Druze religion
Everybody chill: BJP says Hindi is mix of Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali

Jun 21, 2014

Everybody chill: BJP says Hindi is mix of Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali

BJP on Friday sought to defend the government's move to promote Hindi, saying it seeks to bind the nation together and should not be construed as an "insult" to English. #India #Religion #BJP #NewsTracker #Tamil #TheySaidIt #Hindi #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Modernizing madrassas: A cheap option which won't work

Jun 21, 2014

Modernizing madrassas: A cheap option which won't work

There is no reason why madrassas should be turned into hybrids --neither full-fledged seminaries nor proper mainstream educational institutions --by forcing them to take on a role they are not equipped for. #India #UPA #Religion #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Education system #Muslims #BJP government #Madrassas
Pune techie murder: Tharoor expresses concern over incident

Jun 04, 2014

Pune techie murder: Tharoor expresses concern over incident

"Our country has come to a point where somebody can be beaten to death for what he has said on Facebook is a very serious indictment of some of the extreme beliefs that are allowed to take hold in the imagination" of some people, Congress spokesperson Shahsi Tharoor said. #Religion #Congress #NewsTracker #Shashi Tharoor #Pune #Murder #techie #Muslim techie #concern
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

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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

Jul 20, 2014

Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Jul 18, 2014

Beliefs: Examining the Growth of the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’

Four recent books offer perspectives on Americans who want some connection to the divine but not traditional religions...
Imagining India: A sacred geography bound by Hinduism

Jul 19, 2014

ISIS Forces Last Iraqi Christians to Flee Mosul

An era of tolerance for different religions appeared to have come to an abrupt end as minority sects sought sanctuary from militants in Christian enclaves... #Mosul #Iraq