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Apr 14, 2018
From Baishakhi to Noboborsho, take this quiz to know about alternative calendars and their new yearsAs several communities will be celebrating the traditional new year (Baishakhi, Noboborsho, etc) on the 13 and 14 April, here's a special quiz.
Apr 13, 2018
Democracy In India Part 3: Caste and politics continue to collide, sometimes violently, in a cyclical struggle for powerWith the Indian democracy emerging as a dominant player, some social and political changes have been seen. But caste and politics continue to collide.
Apr 09, 2018
Democracy In India Part 2: Use of religion by ruling parties overwhelms secular character of Indian StateThe Indian State, guided by the Constitution, does aspire to be secular. But in practice, religion has deeply penetrated its apparatus and democracy.
Apr 07, 2018
The 'impurity' of women; or how men preserve their stranglehold over sacred institutionsIn India, women continue to be left out when it comes to religious rites, entering some temples and making the rules | #FirstCulture
Mar 29, 2018
Kerala students' decision to refrain from reporting caste, religion on admission forms a great leap forward in current climateAround 124,000 students in Kerala had not reported either caste or religious affiliation in admission forms. This is a great leap forward in the current climate.
Mar 26, 2018
Amit Shah on two-day visit to Karnataka to counter Siddaramaiah's Lingayat card, calls CM 'Ahindu' for dividing religionShah said that the proposal, which was rejected by the then Manmohan Singh government at the Centre in 2013, was only aimed at creating confusion among people
Mar 09, 2018
Mamata Banerjee government to include Swami Vivekananda’s famous 1893 speech in Class IX to XII syllabus from next yearThe West Bengal government decided to include Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech at the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago in the Class IX to XII syllabus from next year.
Mar 01, 2018
Pennsylvania church blesses AR-15 rifles during commitment ceremony two weeks after Florida school shootingCrown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church.
Feb 19, 2018
Why I Am A Hindu: Shashi Tharoor's sentiments are those of a liberal trying to reclaim the religion from the fringeBooks such as Shashi Tharoor’s 'Why I am a Hindu' simply take sides in the Left vs Right unproductive struggle, without adding much of intellectual value to the socio-political issues confronting India today | #FirstCulture | #BookReview
Feb 12, 2018
Kamal Haasan at Harvard: 'Fed up of complaining about govt inaction; demanding good governance is my right'Kamal Haasan delivered the keynote address at Harvard's India Conference 2018, discussing politics, the state of Tamil Nadu and alliance with Rajinikanth