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Yes, Hindus are idol worshippers: But what’s wrong with that?
India

Yes, Hindus are idol worshippers: But what’s wrong with that?

The projection that the worship of the idol by Hindus is wrong has been going on for more than a couple of centuries

First Draft | Indian history is badly distorted: Here’s how it can be rewritten
India

First Draft | Indian history is badly distorted: Here’s how it can be rewritten

Since Independence it has become almost a religious dogma of Indian and Western historians to rewrite history and to project ancient Indian/Hindu civilisation as a remarkably and uniquely inhuman civilisation, whose only characteristic was an iniquitous caste system

US Islamophobia Bill: A diabolical Western game plan to subvert India’s rise
World

US Islamophobia Bill: A diabolical Western game plan to subvert India’s rise

The US Islamophobia Bill aims at intensifying ongoing American efforts to destabilise India and installing a more cooperative government in New Delhi by inciting Islamic terrorism and street violence

Southern Baptists agree to create database of accused sex abusers
India

Southern Baptists agree to create database of accused sex abusers

The vote came three weeks after the release of a blockbuster report by an outside consultant on the long-simmering scandal, revealing that Southern Baptist leaders mishandled abuse cases and stonewalled victims for years

Right Word | Delisting the converted tribals will undo a historical wrong
India

Right Word | Delisting the converted tribals will undo a historical wrong

It is high time to apply the same provision for the Scheduled Tribes that applies to Scheduled Castes in India as far as delisting of the converted is concerned

In Your Face | USCIRF aims to demonise Sanatan Dharma and canonise Christianity and Islam
Opinion

In Your Face | USCIRF aims to demonise Sanatan Dharma and canonise Christianity and Islam

Conversion via faith in a religion is not an issue in India, but conversion through coercion, allurements and money is a big concern for the Indian government

BJP president accuses Left government in Kerala of ‘encouraging Islamic terrorism’
Politics

BJP president accuses Left government in Kerala of ‘encouraging Islamic terrorism’

JP Nadda also alleged that religious communities, especially Christians in Kerala, are concerned about the demographic changes taking place in the southern state

Dharma Files | Understanding conversion and dharma in the wake of Lavanya’s death by suicide
India

Dharma Files | Understanding conversion and dharma in the wake of Lavanya’s death by suicide

The concept of conversion is not only alien to the people of dharma, but also its application to Indic culture requires qualification at almost every step

The Nehruvian nightmare: Why Nehru acted like a bloated Brown Sahib who distrusted Hindus and Hinduism
Politics

The Nehruvian nightmare: Why Nehru acted like a bloated Brown Sahib who distrusted Hindus and Hinduism

Jawaharlal Nehru wilfully believed that Hindus should stand accused in every situation, no matter who is the real culprit

Lavanya episode shows how deep the missionary rot is in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
India

Lavanya episode shows how deep the missionary rot is in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

A study released by the Centre for Policy Studies, a Chennai think tank, in 2016 revealed that Tamil Nadu was the most favourable state in India for the growth of Christianity

In new book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik explores Judaism, Christianity, Islam: 'My work is helping people access other people's stories'
Arts & Culture

In new book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik explores Judaism, Christianity, Islam: 'My work is helping people access other people's stories'

In his latest book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik looks at Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through his unique Indian perspective.

At UN, India urges nations to recognise 'Hinduphobia'; calls drone attack in UAE 'blatant violation of international law'
India

At UN, India urges nations to recognise 'Hinduphobia'; calls drone attack in UAE 'blatant violation of international law'

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti said the practice of several UN members labelling terrorism into categories such as racially motivated, violent extremism and right wing extremism, will take the world back to the pre-9/11 era

How to interpret sacred Hindu texts: Making the case for a Hindu hermeneutic
India

How to interpret sacred Hindu texts: Making the case for a Hindu hermeneutic

The Vedic Saṃhitās are first and foremost a body of spiritual-sacerdotal texts, then they are literary texts due to the high aesthetic and poetic quotient of the mantras

Right-wing activists vandalise Christian school in Madhya Pradesh, allege students were being converted
India

Right-wing activists vandalise Christian school in Madhya Pradesh, allege students were being converted

Police have registered a case of rioting against unidentified persons after the incident took place in the premises of Saint Joseph School in Ganjbasoda

Pope criticises West's
World

Pope criticises West's "irresponsible policy of enforcing own values on others"

Pope Francis, however, inadvertently cited Russian President Vladimir Putin while speaking about America’s drawdown in Afghanistan

In Syria, volunteers prepare for tourists' return to one of the oldest Christian settlements
Arts & Culture

In Syria, volunteers prepare for tourists' return to one of the oldest Christian settlements

Before Syria's war, Maalula drew in thousands of visitors a year, to visit its churches and monasteries and to hear its inhabitants speak Aramaic.

For medieval Christians, understanding lunar eclipse was a complex affair: A sign from God or a scientific phenomenon?
World

For medieval Christians, understanding lunar eclipse was a complex affair: A sign from God or a scientific phenomenon?

There are numerous surviving scientific discussions of eclipses written by Christians from across the medieval period.

In Israel, vaccinated worshippers throng Jerusalem church for Holy Fire as country lifts COVID-19 restrictions
World

In Israel, vaccinated worshippers throng Jerusalem church for Holy Fire as country lifts COVID-19 restrictions

The faithful gathered at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, waiting for clergymen to emerge with the Holy Fire from the Edicule, a chamber built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after being crucified.

Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader reunite after 22 years for three-year web series about origins of Christianity
Entertainment

Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader reunite after 22 years for three-year web series about origins of Christianity

The series is based on the Apostles and on the Apocrypha, revealed Paul Schrader, adding it would be "dramatised" retelling.

Christmas 2020: History of festivity, Christmas tree; all you need to know about birth of Jesus of Nazareth
World

Christmas 2020: History of festivity, Christmas tree; all you need to know about birth of Jesus of Nazareth

The Christmas tree tradition made its way from Germany to the United States in the late 18th century, when Hessian troops joined the British to fight in the Revolutionary War.