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In Kolkata, a group of Hindu priestesses storm a male bastion and confront patriarchy, caste
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In Kolkata, a group of Hindu priestesses storm a male bastion and confront patriarchy, caste

'Shubhamastu', a Kolkata-based collective of priestesses led by Dr Nandini Bhowmik, Ruma Roy, Semanti Banerjee, and Paulomi Chakraborty, has been presiding over Hindu ceremonies of weddings, memorial services, housewarming rituals, among others, for over a decade now.

BHU students call off stir on fifteenth day of agitation; RSS earlier backed appointment of Muslim professor to Sanskrit department
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BHU students call off stir on fifteenth day of agitation; RSS earlier backed appointment of Muslim professor to Sanskrit department

'The Sangh is of the opinion that opposing Dr Firoz Khan is wrong', said Jayprakash Lal, Vibhag Sanghchalak, RSS Kashi

Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical order
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Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical order

It would be inadequate to merely quote Ambedkar's emphasis on inter-caste marriages, while ignoring his other warnings and apprehensions.

Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestyles
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Indus Valley Civilisation continues to provide crucial insight into Indians' ancestors and their lifestyles

Till the 1920s, Indians did not know about the existence of the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says people have started showing gotra, janeyu to become prominent in politics
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Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says people have started showing gotra, janeyu to become prominent in politics

Addressing a gathering on Saturday, Yogi Adityanath said that the people who had described themselves as accidentally Hindus were now realising that they were Hindus in the real sense and it was a victory of Sanatan faith.

Stephen Hawking Foundation trustee dismisses Union minister Harsh Vardhan's claims, reports The Telegraph
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Stephen Hawking Foundation trustee dismisses Union minister Harsh Vardhan's claims, reports The Telegraph

A founding trustee of The Stephen Hawking foundation has reportedly refuted the claims of Harsh Vardhan, who said that Hawking had said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to Albert Einstein's equation e=mc^2.

Union minister Harsh Vardhan claims Stephen Hawking said Vedas had concepts superior to Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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Union minister Harsh Vardhan claims Stephen Hawking said Vedas had concepts superior to Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Harsh Vardhan on Thursday claimed that cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who passed away this week, had said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to Albert Einstein's equation

Mann Ki Baat: Narendra Modi applauds women power, ventures against social evils in 1st radio address of 2018
India

Mann Ki Baat: Narendra Modi applauds women power, ventures against social evils in 1st radio address of 2018

Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat on Sunday said that for the first in history heads of 10 ASEAN countries joined India's Republic Day celebration

IIT Kanpur's decade-old website on ancient Indian texts sees sudden surge in traffic due to viral WhatsApp message
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IIT Kanpur's decade-old website on ancient Indian texts sees sudden surge in traffic due to viral WhatsApp message

IIT Kanpur's faculty was left surprised when its decade-old website containing ancient Indian texts started registering a massive uptick in readership.

Mohan Bhagwat calls for need to popularise Vedas as they 'have all the solutions to the world'
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Mohan Bhagwat calls for need to popularise Vedas as they 'have all the solutions to the world'

Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday called for conservation of Vedic culture and said that there is need for research in this field to make India a superpower again

Beef politics and religion: Why the idea needs to go beyond just cow protection
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Beef politics and religion: Why the idea needs to go beyond just cow protection

To posit the ban on beef as something imposed only by a Brahmin caste on society is unfortunate. There is a strong case for providing all animals the protection from an over-expanding animal husbandry industry and excessive meat-eating

Panel on Sanskrit recommends laboratories to find out if Vedic sacrifices can induce rainfall
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Panel on Sanskrit recommends laboratories to find out if Vedic sacrifices can induce rainfall

In its latest attempt to project a scientific base to a component of ancient Indian culture, the second Sanskrit commission has recommended laboratories for corroborating traditional beliefs

Aryabhatta discovered gravity before Newton, says former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair
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Aryabhatta discovered gravity before Newton, says former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair

Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair today propounded the theory that Aryabhatta knew about gravitational force much before Issac Newton.

Answering the ultimate question: Who is a Hindu?
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Answering the ultimate question: Who is a Hindu?

“I am a Hindu” are words that some of us have pronounced countless times. But what does this Hindu identity really entail?

HRD Min Smriti Irani wants ancient texts included in school syllabi
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HRD Min Smriti Irani wants ancient texts included in school syllabi

Irani has directed HRD officials to develop material which shows the contribution of ancient India to various fields like science, philosophy, language and mathematics