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Indian Muslims divided over Delhi HC's wedding age ruling
India

Indian Muslims divided over Delhi HC's wedding age ruling

The Delhi High Court ruling has sharply split the community, with clerics backing the law and virtually everyone else against it.

Caught raising hell, South Korean monks quit
World

Caught raising hell, South Korean monks quit

Six leaders from South Korea's biggest Buddhist order have quit after secret video footage showed some supposedly serene monks raising hell, playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking.

In the battle against cancer, Chavez turns to Christ
World

In the battle against cancer, Chavez turns to Christ

Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness.

Kerala’s new Islamic powerhouse
Politics

Kerala’s new Islamic powerhouse

A cleric lays siege to Kerala capital and positions himself as a major Muslim voice.

We are a nation of minorities. Let's scrap Article 30
Breaking Views

We are a nation of minorities. Let's scrap Article 30

When it comes to religious and linguistic institutions, the state has no right to interfere with any of them - majority or minority.

With prayers, choruka, kanji, Kerala observes Good Friday
India

With prayers, choruka, kanji, Kerala observes Good Friday

Good Friday is observed as a day of prayer, penance and fasting to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ nearly 2,000 years ago.

US missionaries celebrate Adoniram Judson’s journey to India in 1812
World

US missionaries celebrate Adoniram Judson’s journey to India in 1812

The American missionary impulse crossed boundaries into Asia when Adoniram Judson sailed from the United States to India 200 years ago.

Religion being misused: Vikram Seth on Rushdie row
India

Religion being misused: Vikram Seth on Rushdie row

Novelist Vikram Seth today said the Rushdie affair was whipped up because of "power", "politics" and "misuse of religion".

Rushdie pulls out of Jaipur lit fest, cites threat to life
Politics

Rushdie pulls out of Jaipur lit fest, cites threat to life

In a statement released by his representatives in India, Rushdie confirmed that he will not be attending the festival as he has been told that paid assassins were on their way to Jaipur in a quest for him.

Surya namaskar a yogic exercise unconnected with religon: Digvijaya
India

Surya namaskar a yogic exercise unconnected with religon: Digvijaya

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday took to twitter to air his views on the row over fatwa against yogic exercise Surya Namaskar.

Pope decries commercial glitter of Christmas
World

Pope decries commercial glitter of Christmas

Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialisation of Christmas, urging the faithful to look beyond the holiday's "superficial glitter" to discover its true meaning.

Cabinet approves 4.5% quota for minorities within OBCs
India

Cabinet approves 4.5% quota for minorities within OBCs

The move comes ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Destroyer and deliverer: The true meaning of Vishnu's Kalki avatar
Ideas

Destroyer and deliverer: The true meaning of Vishnu's Kalki avatar

Vishnu acknowledges the end of the world, engages with it, even participates in it. While as Parashurama and Ram and Krishna, he struggles to hold on to dharma, as Balarama and finally Kalki, he lets go and allows the world to collapse. This is wisdom, knowing when to act and when to withdraw.

'In Arun Shourie's imagination, God has to offer explanations'
Ideas

'In Arun Shourie's imagination, God has to offer explanations'

How can extreme suffering be so commonplace if there is a God who knows everything, who is all-powerful and also compassionate? Respected mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik offers answers that intrigue and surprise.

Answer to Arun Shourie: 'Suffering is also a blessing'
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Answer to Arun Shourie: 'Suffering is also a blessing'

How can extreme suffering be so commonplace if there is a God who knows everything, who is all-powerful and also compassionate? We put these and other spiritual questions to renowned spiritual scholar and Gandhian Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.

Hindus in America: Rich, smart, and pious
World

Hindus in America: Rich, smart, and pious

Statistics show that American Hindus happen to excel at making money and earning degrees.