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Reclaiming Hindu identity, again: A Dalit journey in America
India

Reclaiming Hindu identity, again: A Dalit journey in America

This is an unusual story of Aldrin Deepak, told in his own words. Deepak is a Dalit Hindu living in San Francisco, but for him ‘caste’ has not been part of his Hindu identity

A former Christian’s view of missionaries in India: Of lies, deceit and supremacist worldview
India

A former Christian’s view of missionaries in India: Of lies, deceit and supremacist worldview

In their attempts to convert Hindus, Christian missionaries use falsity, scare tactics, threats of poverty and starvation, ridicule of Hinduism, promises of immediate riches, and an eventual utopia after death

Acquitting Bishop Mulakkal, Kerala court says 'inconsistent versions' pose questions on survivor's credibility
India

Acquitting Bishop Mulakkal, Kerala court says 'inconsistent versions' pose questions on survivor's credibility

The court said that the survivor’s claim that she was raped on 13 occasions under duress cannot be relied on the basis of her solitary testimony

I am an Indian Christian and I do not feel persecuted in my motherland
India

I am an Indian Christian and I do not feel persecuted in my motherland

A few, isolated cases of Christian persecution cannot be generalised to be the plight of all Christians in India. It is the conversion that is the real trigger to the disharmony between Christians and Hindus

Christmas 2021: Who are the Three Wise Men or Magi and what is their story?
World

Christmas 2021: Who are the Three Wise Men or Magi and what is their story?

It is believed that the Three Wise Men — Melchior, Gaspar (also called Caspar) and Balthazar — gifted Jesus gold to signify his status as King of the Jews, frankincense representing the infant's identity as the Son of God; and finally, myrrh that touched upon Jesus' mortality

St. Stephen releases first cut-off list for undergraduate courses; interviews to be held online
India

St. Stephen releases first cut-off list for undergraduate courses; interviews to be held online

St. Stephen's College releases a separate cut-off list from the Delhi University that has 85 percent weightage, and the remaining 15 percent is based on online interviews

Police complaint against Kareena Kapoor Khan filed over title of her book Pregnancy Bible
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Police complaint against Kareena Kapoor Khan filed over title of her book Pregnancy Bible

Alpha Omega Christian Mahasangh has filed a complaint against Kareena Kapoor Khan and two others for "hurting religious sentiments" by using the word "Bible" in the book's title.

Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
World

Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark

A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.

After Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Punjab HC directs police to not take 'coercive actions' against Bharti Singh
Entertainment

After Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Punjab HC directs police to not take 'coercive actions' against Bharti Singh

The Punjab High Court has issued directions to not initiate any coercive actions against comedienne Bharti Singh, days after Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan were granted relief in the case

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports
India

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports

The Defence Ministry has dropped the traditional Christian hymn Abide With Me from the list of tunes to be played during the Beating Retreat ceremony

Farah Khan, Raveena Tandon apologise to Cardinal Oswald Gracias for allegedly hurting Christian sentiments
Entertainment

Farah Khan, Raveena Tandon apologise to Cardinal Oswald Gracias for allegedly hurting Christian sentiments

Farah Khan and Raveena Tandon met Indian Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Oswald Gracias to tender an apology after the duo, along with Bharti Singh, were booked for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the community in a TV show

Christian community protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh in Jammu for allegedly hurting religious sentiments
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Christian community protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh in Jammu for allegedly hurting religious sentiments

Following the objections and complaints, Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan had tweeted that they did not intend to offend any religion.

Raveena Tandon on complaint over hurting religious sentiment: Not a word can be interpreted as an insult to any religion
Entertainment

Raveena Tandon on complaint over hurting religious sentiment: Not a word can be interpreted as an insult to any religion

The Punjab Police on Thursday, 26 December, booked actor Raveena Tandon, director Farah Khan and others for allegedly commenting on Jesus Christ on a television show.

Citizenship Amendment Act: Mass awareness campaign need of the hour as misinformation on law fuels protests, serves vested interests
India

Citizenship Amendment Act: Mass awareness campaign need of the hour as misinformation on law fuels protests, serves vested interests

The fact is blatant misinformation about this Act has been spread by vested interests and this misinformation is bringing this country to the brink of a full-blown riot.

Kamal Nath says Citizenship Act amended to divert attention from economic slowdown, accuses Centre of practising ‘politics of distraction’
India

Kamal Nath says Citizenship Act amended to divert attention from economic slowdown, accuses Centre of practising ‘politics of distraction’

Addressing newspersons at the Indian Women's Press Club, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said he was most worried about the future of Indian youths

Citizenship Amendment Bill: From delinking religion to no geographical restrictions, National Register of Citizens is not CAB
India

Citizenship Amendment Bill: From delinking religion to no geographical restrictions, National Register of Citizens is not CAB

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is an instrument to grant citizenship to a particular set of illegal migrants while National Register of Citizens is an exercise to differentiate illegal migrants from bona fide citizens.

From The Wicker Man to Midsommar: Tracing the folk horror tradition and its recent renaissance in cinema
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From The Wicker Man to Midsommar: Tracing the folk horror tradition and its recent renaissance in cinema

It is impossible to talk about Midsommar without discussing its precedents, which pioneered the rich traditions and iconography of folk horror.

Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts
India

Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts

A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys' home here, police said

Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi rejects government direction to review award for cartoon about bishop accused of rape
India

Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi rejects government direction to review award for cartoon about bishop accused of rape

KK Subhash was awarded by the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi for his caricature of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of rape. The award led to protests and suggestion of reviewing their decision, which the Akademi rejected.