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  • ‘Family values, religious sanctity keep Indian marriages together’

    ‘Family values, religious sanctity keep Indian marriages together’

    "In spite of India's different regions and religions, there is a common thread in Indian marriages that has kept them intact in spite of the institution being under strain in various parts of the world. To my mind, there are five."

    August 23, 2021
  • Religion and Businesses

    Religion and Businesses

    Religion is a key determinant of not just social harmony but economic development too. A large number of studies from across the world have found some correlation between the economic development of a country and the predominance of religion in its social life.

    July 18, 2021
  • Gandhi and politics

    Gandhi and politics

    Gandhi, like Hobbes and Machiavelli, recognized that the pursuit of power is a basic human characteristic. All political institutions are merely instruments for the pursuit of power, whether directly or by the indirect manner in which they maintain and foster the ownership of property and provide the psychological incentives that they are connected with power

    March 25, 2021
  • Presenting Ganesha in an entirely new light

    Presenting Ganesha in an entirely new light

    The words "I will help you prepare yourself for the dangers that lie ahead" and Lord Ganesha's appearance in a dream ring ominously in14-year-old Tarun Sharma's mind as he and his family travel to a festival celebrating the elephant-headed god.

    March 17, 2021
  • Targeting Love

    Targeting Love

    Marriage is more a legal and social institution rather than a religious one, and any attempt by the state to interfere in the union between two consenting adults reeks of nothing but religious prejudice, vendetta and wilful disruption of social harmony

    December 17, 2020
  • Religion not to Blame

    Religion not to Blame

    The Hinduism which is preached and propagated these days is crafty with political motives. It ostensibly sacrifices truth and morality at the altar of untruth and subterfuge.

    October 24, 2020
  • Swamiji and Politics

    Swamiji and Politics

    Swamiji had, however, little faith in politics since it often reduced men to brutes who ‘in the name of politics rob others and fatten themselves by sucking the very life blood of the masses‘. None could deny this, looking at what is presently happening at various levels. Indeed, it is imaginable what therefore would have been his reaction had he seen politics suffused with lies and lust for power as it is today in this country.

    August 7, 2020
  • Madrasa Quarantine

    Madrasa Quarantine

    These institutions of learning have all too often been criticised for their antediluvian syllabi.

    May 15, 2020
  • Politics meaningless without religion, says BJP working president JP Nadda

    Politics meaningless without religion, says BJP working president JP Nadda

    Nadda's statement comes at a time when nationwide protests are taking place against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) which is seen as a discriminatory law against the Muslims.

    January 3, 2020
  • Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy of Religion

    The Abrahamic religions, we have seen, are deductive in their logic. They begin with a premise and work downwards. On the other hand, the Hindu view is inductive in its logic, which moves from facts on the ground upwards till it reaches a conclusion. Hinduism does not have a book as its fountain of belief, there is no premise and therefore no corollaries which a follower can refer to, or a commandment or guidance.

    January 1, 2020
  • Eternal Religion

    Eternal Religion

    The fundamentals of sanatan dharma are extremely strong and liberal, which is why it survives despite problems over time. Any society built upon its foundations can flourish and prosper. It nurtures those values which are immutable and universal, and with the potential to create a rich civilisation. These values were discovered through rigorous efforts and experiments conducted by the seekers of eternal truths through the vicissitudes of history.

    December 11, 2019
  • Sub-regional jingoism

    Sub-regional jingoism

    A better proposition than secession is the alleviation of grievances of the minorities. The recent steps of the Indian federal government to integrate Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution is justified and well within the ambit accepted by liberal constitutionalism.

    October 21, 2019
  • Adah Sharma’s hunt for groom is hilarious

    Adah Sharma’s hunt for groom is hilarious

    She took to Instagram on Saturday to post images from behind the scenes of a shoot.

    September 22, 2019
  • Yoga has no connection to any religion, anyone can practise it: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Yoga has no connection to any religion, anyone can practise it: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    The CM criticised those spreading misinformation about yoga by linking it to a specific religion.

    June 21, 2019
  • Kolkata college adds ‘Humanity’ in religion tab of forms

    Kolkata college adds ‘Humanity’ in religion tab of forms

    College Principal said, it is better to have faith in humanity rather than becoming a non-believer at a young age.

    May 31, 2019
  • Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swami Vivekananda compares ‘truth to a corrosive substance of infinite power‘ which ‘burns its way in wherever it falls‘. He says, ‘Fear is the greatest sin my religion teaches. Sister, the way is long, the time is short, evening is approaching. I have to go home soon. I have no time to give my manners a finish.‘ A believer in Christian Science, Mary had no difficulty to perpetuate a free and facile communication with Vivekananda ~ a protagonist of the Vedanta ~ and prolifically so. Gems of wisdom are studded all over the letters of Swami Vivekananda to her.

    December 15, 2018
  • Flirting with religion-based parties

    Flirting with religion-based parties

    Religion-based parties have a canny method of making political space for themselves and becoming a part of the mainstream political system eventually. This has been the trend since the germination of religion-based groups in the Middle East with political aspirations, in the early 20th century following the end of the caliphate. The idea was transmitted …

    November 16, 2018