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  • India’s secular construct~I

    India’s secular construct~I

    The Indian structure has created incentives for various religious denominations to start and maintain schools, impart religious education, and receive partial but significant financial support from the government. Similarly, the government has established statutory institutions to regulate and financially administer the Islamic Central Wakf Council, historical Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, and certain Christian religious institutions.

    February 13, 2020
  • Sabarimala conundrum

    Sabarimala conundrum

    Right to equality is not a religious issue. It is a social one. By opposing the 28 September verdict of a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court lifting the decades-old ban on women in the age group of 10 to 50 from entering the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, the Travancore Devaswom Board, administrator of …

    October 22, 2018
  • Society and the Shrine

    Society and the Shrine

    Some of the Hindu temples, pre-eminently Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati, Siddhi Vinayak Temple at Mumbai, Sai Baba Shrine at Shirdi, and Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi together have combined assets worth more than Rs 1.32 lakh crore, according to a recent study. The wealth is much more than the asset value of India’s richest …

    August 30, 2018
  • The much maligned Mughal

    The much maligned Mughal

    The latest installation in the dark pantheon of Hindutva’s anti-heroes is the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Had he lived, he would have been exactly 400 years old this year. Dead, he has become the target of barbs poisoned with prejudice. Generations since Aurangzeb’s death in 1707 have been force-fed the stale gruel that Aurangzeb, the monarch …

    March 10, 2018
  • Hindu temples attacked near India-Myanmar International Border

    Hindu temples attacked near India-Myanmar International Border

    A Hindu temple on the Indian side of the India-Myanmar International Border was attacked on Wednesday, causing concern among local officials and people. The second largest temple in the Northeast — and popularly known as Shiva temple — was attacked with a powerful remote-controlled bomb around 8.45 am, police said. No casualty was reported. The …

    March 29, 2017
  • Hindu temples in Britain ban new £5 note over ‘animal fat’

    Hindu temples in Britain ban new £5 note over ‘animal fat’

    A number of Hindu temples in Britain have banned the new £5 note after it emerged that it contained animal fat.  The National Council of Hindu Temples said the new currency “ceases to be a simple medium of exchange but becomes a medium for communicating pain and suffering and we would not want to come …

    December 5, 2016