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'Rahul Gandhi confused about his religion': Sushma Swaraj slams Congress chief for comments about Narendra Modi
Politics

'Rahul Gandhi confused about his religion': Sushma Swaraj slams Congress chief for comments about Narendra Modi

"I pray to God that the day should never come when we have to learn the meaning of being Hindu from Rahul Gandhi," Sushma Swaraj said.

Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community
India

Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community

And yet, every time the community has fought back and reasserted its rights in a dominant upper-caste society, they have managed to reunite under the canopy of the term 'Dalit' rather than any other nomenclature that the non-Dalits may have tried to ascribe to the society.

Sabarimala temple row: Rehana Fathima's attempt to enter Ayyappa abode earns her wrath of Hindus, Muslims alike
India

Sabarimala temple row: Rehana Fathima's attempt to enter Ayyappa abode earns her wrath of Hindus, Muslims alike

While Rehana Fathima’s adventurism has been seized upon by the extreme right as another example of how Muslims are attacking Hindu traditions, it appears to be far from the truth.

Shashi Tharoor clarifies comment on 'good Hindus' not wanting Ram temple, claims 'malicious distortion of words'
India

Shashi Tharoor clarifies comment on 'good Hindus' not wanting Ram temple, claims 'malicious distortion of words'

Shashi Tharoor cautioned that people may have to face "more unpleasantness" over religious subjects like the Ram temple controversy ahead of the elections.

'No place for Hindus in Hindustan,' claims Swami Paripoornananda, BJP's likely CM face for Telangana polls
Politics

'No place for Hindus in Hindustan,' claims Swami Paripoornananda, BJP's likely CM face for Telangana polls

Inspire by Narendra Modi to enter politics, Swami Paripoornananda, who is all set to join BJP, says his foremost agenda is talk about 'Hindus and their rights' and sacrifice himself towards good politics.

Courting god: The Supreme Court attempts to rescue India's temples
India

Courting god: The Supreme Court attempts to rescue India's temples

On 6 January 2014, the SC ruled that no government had the absolute right to take over the management of temples' trusts

Shiv Sena, Hindu organisations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurugram citing Hindu sentiments during Navratri
Politics

Shiv Sena, Hindu organisations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurugram citing Hindu sentiments during Navratri

The Shiv Sena and another Hindu organisation claimed to have forcibly shut around 400 meat and chicken shops at different locations in Gurugram on Wednesday, demanding that they remain closed during Navaratri.

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim man and family embrace Hinduism in bid to get police to probe son's death
India

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim man and family embrace Hinduism in bid to get police to probe son's death

Akhtar, resident of Badarkha village under Chhaprauli police station area, switched over to Hinduism on Monday along with family members and subsequently submitted an affidavit to the area sub-divisional magistrate, testifying to their voluntary change of religion, officials said.

Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women
India

Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women

Despite the Supreme Court order on two occasions that eligibility for the priesthood should be knowledge of rites and traditions and not caste and clan, the Sabarimala shrine has failed to comply with the order so far.

Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majority
India

Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majority

One could officially deny Christians and Muslims some political rights under a Hindu rashtra, however, because a Hindu rashtra also erodes the power and the rights of the majority of Hindus, one can be assured that this is not something that the BJP, or any other force can do

Sabarimala verdict: Religion should be left to the faithful, but SC has full authority to protect fundamental rights
India

Sabarimala verdict: Religion should be left to the faithful, but SC has full authority to protect fundamental rights

In the aftermath of the Sabarimala verdict, it is important to ask: Since when did religion become more significant than the rule of law in the country?

Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala temple: Nationalised religion cannot be the answer to bigotry
India

Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala temple: Nationalised religion cannot be the answer to bigotry

Supreme Court's judgment on the Sabarimala temple issue is the decent, honourable thing. But the decent thing isn’t necessarily the right thing.

At RSS conclave, Mohan Bhagwat’s pitch for Hindu rashtra as symbol of unity disregards principles of diversity
India

At RSS conclave, Mohan Bhagwat’s pitch for Hindu rashtra as symbol of unity disregards principles of diversity

For some reason, the media has greeted RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speeches and comments at the organisation's conclave with a mixture of confusion and adoration

Day after RSS' dogs-and-lions analogy, Venkaiah Naidu stresses on preserving true values of Hinduism to alter 'ill-informed' opinions
India

Day after RSS' dogs-and-lions analogy, Venkaiah Naidu stresses on preserving true values of Hinduism to alter 'ill-informed' opinions

Some people are trying to make the word Hindu 'untouchable' and 'intolerable', Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday at World Hindu Congress in Chicago as he stressed on the need of preserving the true values of Hinduism to alter 'ill-informed' opinions and attitudes

Sweet surprise for World Hindu Congress delegates: Ladoos that convey message of unity
World

Sweet surprise for World Hindu Congress delegates: Ladoos that convey message of unity

Delegates at the World Hindu Congress being held in Chicago received a sweet box in their welcome packet containing two ladoos.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for unity among Hindus, says wild dogs can destroy lone lion
World

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for unity among Hindus, says wild dogs can destroy lone lion

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, speaking at the second World Hindu Congress (WHC) which coincides with the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of World Religions in 1893 in Chicago, called on the world's Hindu community to come together in a tighter embrace although it is a "difficult" task.

Shashi Tharoor's flashy performance and idealistic prose at JNU can't mask glaring contradictions in his discourse
India

Shashi Tharoor's flashy performance and idealistic prose at JNU can't mask glaring contradictions in his discourse

Several contradictions between speech and practice—regarding centrism, student politics, Hinduism, government policy and the NSUI—went largely unanswered in the polemics of Shashi Tharoor’s prose of idealism

Kanwar Yatra: As annual pilgrimage concludes today amid violence and vandalism, a primer on Kanwariyas
India

Kanwar Yatra: As annual pilgrimage concludes today amid violence and vandalism, a primer on Kanwariyas

Every year during the month of Shravan, devotees of Shiva, Kanwariyas, take part in annual Kanwar Yatra travelling all the way to pilgrimage sites on the banks of river Ganga to collect Ganga water in canisters, and then travel back to their villages to empty them on shiva temples

What Freedom Looks Like: How political art in Rajasthan's havelis captured a new nation's anxieties
Life

What Freedom Looks Like: How political art in Rajasthan's havelis captured a new nation's anxieties

These collages were painted by women artists and featured cut-outs of political figures like Gandhi and Nehru. Each of them is a commentary on the politics of the time: likening independence to the return of Ram to Ayodha, depicting India as Bharat Mata — a new, unorthodox goddess

NRC in Assam: India ignored 'Atithi Devo Bhava' tradition, 'Hindu humanity' in citizenship verification process
India

NRC in Assam: India ignored 'Atithi Devo Bhava' tradition, 'Hindu humanity' in citizenship verification process

Even if someone is the child or grandchild of a Bangladeshi or even a Bangladeshi migrant themselves, then so what? My culture and my religion tells me that I must treat them with humanity. I don't think we are showing this Hindu humanity in the process of NRC, writes Aakar Patel