In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.
Narendra Dabholkar killing: CBI gets 90 more days to file charge sheet against murder accused Vikaram Bhave
A special court here on Thursday gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) another 90 days to file a charge sheet against Vikram Bhave, an accused in the murder case of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar
Kerala to introduce anti-superstition bill aiming to eradicate practices like black magic; draft submitted to state government
The Kerala Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices, Sorcery and Black Magic Bill, 2019 has been submitted to the CPI(M)-led LDF government. The draft bill, proposes stringent punishment for any kind of evil practice and cheating in the name of black magic.
The snake sells for upto 2 crores in black — prized for its value in medicine, the fashion industry & black magic.
Kerala floods: Call for religion-centric donations amid disaster absurd, disservice to people in distress
Amid the Kerala floods, a section of people has been calling for donations for Hindus, claiming that Muslims and Christians have enough help. Such messages on social media have been widely decried.
Assam to launch awareness programme 'Sanskar' against superstition after lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district
The Assam government plans to introduce an awareness programme — 'Sanskar' — in all development blocks and panchayats in the wake of incidents triggered by superstition and ignorance including the lynching of two persons in Karbi Anglong district.
Four-month-old infant girl in Rajasthan branded with iron rod to 'cure' cold and cough, hospitalised
A four-month-old girl was hospitalised in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district where she was branded with an iron rod to “cure” her of a severe cough and cold.
The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the much-awaited anti-superstition bill to prevent and eradicate "inhuman evil practices" and said it would be tabled in the next state Assembly session for approval.
Monitor lizard and Gangetic dolphin: Human greed and superstitions driving them closer to extinction
Use your power of protest — write to the media, write to the concerned officials and get others to do the same. Otherwise we will lose these animals just as we lost the cheetah to extinction before
Swacch Bharat mission hits superstitious hurdle in Bihar: Gazipur village residents shun toilets to keep sons 'alive'
It may sound strange but this is the hard reality of Gazipur village in Nawada district of Bihar.
Video Volunteers: In Jharkhand women are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2,097 murders were committed between 2000 and 2012, where the motive was “witch hunting”. People, mostly women, are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village – be it death, disease or drought. Witch doctors known as Ojhas, mostly men are called upon to undo the supposedly evil influences of a witch. Many a times, victims and survivors of witch hunting are also women suffering from mental illnesses.
Jawaharlal Nehru has become unfashionable. That is hardly surprising at a time when even Mahatma Gandhi is despised
Politicians in India have always had a disturbing obsession with superstitions like black magic, <em>vaastu</em> or the dark arts.
A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was kidnapped and killed by man, who hit her head against the floor of a temple in west Delhi's Ranhola area on Monday.
Lack of infrastructure, logistical constraints, and myths and stigma attached to organ donation are the major hurdles keeping the rate of heart transplant in India at an "abysmal low" vis-a-vis in the west, according to health experts.
It’s thanksgiving time for Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and the god-fearing leader is set to leave the state’s exchequer poorer by around Rs 6 crore.
A new complaint was on Wednesday filed at the suburban Borivali police station in Mumbai against 'godwoman' Radhe Maa alleging her involvement in promoting superstition.
A day after five women were lynched on the allegation of practising witchcraft, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday said lack of education leads to the delusion of superstition.
In a shocking incident of alleged human sacrifice to propitiate the gods for money and happiness, two brothers conspired with a woman tantrik to torture and kill their mother.
Bodies of four women were handed over to police by the staff of 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Barwala in Hisar and two other sick persons, including an infant, were taken to a hospital were they died, police said here today.