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A short while ago, a very dear friend told me that he goes to temples. Taken aback is an understatement for what I felt in reaction to it. None of my close friends go to religious places of any sort and I had come to expect that as a norm for "rational ...
KOCHI: Athira, a 23-year-old woman who left her home in Kasaragod to convert to Islam, said that she plans to return to being a Hindu as she realized that she had been misled by people. The resident of Uduma had left home on July 10, leaving a 15-page ...
“The person probably knows something, maybe something superficially, about Hinduism and they probably don’t like the fact that I am practicing Hinduism,” Patnaik added in the report. The report said that neighboring business owners praise Patnaik as ...
It doesn’t take too much to offend the cultural commissars these days. So when renowned hair stylist Jawed Habib’s Kolkata salon put out an advertisement of goddess Durga relaxing on its premises with her children, the Right-wing got into a right ...
FOR TOO LONG, the world of Hindu religious discourse has been dominated by sententious old men presuming to redeem modernity from its perils, routinely incomprehensible scholars, and holy babas with unholy agendas. So when a 30-year-old BITS Pilani alumnus ...
Ask former aspiring Catholic priest Jeffery Long why he became a Hindu and he offers this analogy: “Did you ever have a pair of shoes that don’t fit very well ... and then you finally get a pair of shoes that just fit perfectly?” he asked ...
Athira, a Hindu girl from Uduma in Kasaragod who embraced Islam after leaving home in July, has declared that she is returning to her original faith. Addressing mediapersons here on Thursday, Athira said she had realised her mistake and hence decided to go ...
US-based filmmaker Jayan Cherian's Malayalam film, Ka Bodyscapes, was consistently denied certification by the CBFC since April 2016 on the charge that it glorifies homosexuality, vulgarity and depicts Hinduism in a poor light. Cherian moved the Kerala ...
Lankesh saw Hinduism not as a religion open to change but as a hidebound hierarchy ranged against women and the lower tiers of society. Gauri Lankesh It is an easy explanation for her death at the hands of suspected Hindu extremists that Gauri Lankesh ...
It is an easy explanation for her death at the hands of suspected Hindu extremists that Gauri Lankesh stood for secularism, gender equality and human rights, which offended her foes. These are all causes associated with Indian liberals who oppose Hindutva.