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Jun 15, 2017
Video Volunteers: In Jharkhand women are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the villageAccording to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2,097 murders were committed between 2000 and 2012, where the motive was “witch hunting”. People, mostly women, are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village – be it death, disease or drought. Witch doctors known as Ojhas, mostly men are called upon to undo the supposedly evil influences of a witch. Many a times, victims and survivors of witch hunting are also women suffering from mental illnesses.
Nov 14, 2016
Remember Jawaharlal Nehru for his contribution to democratic institutions and traditionsJawaharlal Nehru has become unfashionable. That is hardly surprising at a time when even Mahatma Gandhi is despised
Oct 27, 2016
Samajwadi Party crisis, Jayalalithaa's health, black magic and everything in betweenPoliticians in India have always had a disturbing obsession with superstitions like black magic, <em>vaastu</em> or the dark arts.
Oct 25, 2016
Delhi: Man kills two-year-old girl at temple, claims she was possessed by spiritsA two-and-a-half-year-old girl was kidnapped and killed by man, who hit her head against the floor of a temple in west Delhi's Ranhola area on Monday.
Sep 29, 2016
World Heart Day: Poor infrastructure, superstition continue to keep Indians away from donationLack of infrastructure, logistical constraints, and myths and stigma attached to organ donation are the major hurdles keeping the rate of heart transplant in India at an "abysmal low" vis-a-vis in the west, according to health experts.
Jul 28, 2016
Why atheist Siddaramaiah and other CMs find it tough to pass anti-superstition lawsMaking laws against specific superstitious practices has been easy, but a wholesale ban of superstitions is not.
May 11, 2016
Oh My God! Puducherry and TN candidates are obsessed with all things superstitiousThe most prominent example is that of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's. She is often seen in either a green or a maroon saree, and people close to her say she believes that these two colours help her.
Jan 27, 2016
Seven cultures, seven superstitions on moneySuperstitions are a thing of the past, especially when there are more efficient ways to invest in growing our hard-earned money in a couple of years.
Dec 14, 2015
Rituals in times of drought: KCR’s expensive thanksgiving to cost Telangana Rs 6 crIt’s thanksgiving time for Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and the god-fearing leader is set to leave the state’s exchequer poorer by around Rs 6 crore.
Aug 14, 2015
What the outrage against 'godwoman' Radhe Maa's clothes tells us about 'sanskari' IndiaArray