Christianity

Europe, India and the limits of secularism

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jakob De Roover, Christianity, Arya Samaj, Virashaiva, LIngayat, Brahmo, Prathana, Buddha, Subhash Kak, S. N. Balagangadhara, Shintoism, John Locke, Nehru, Ambedkar, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Shah, Kemal Ataturk, Najib, Saraswati Puja, Rajiv Malhotra, Jati

Secularism: a wrong premise

Two years ago, on one fine afternoon, I happened to run into a congregation by Jamaat-e-Islami H

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins: English MSM couldn’t care less

Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, Kumbh Mela 2019, Narayana, Akshay Vat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswami, Lord Ayappa, Alok Verma, Kanhaiya Kumar, Yadgar-e-Ghalib, Majnu Ka Tila, Pope, Ecuador, Samudra Manthan, Asuras, Rahul Gandhi, Janaudhari, Mombatti Gang, South Delhi, Islam, Christianity, Allahabad Fort, Al Biruni, Mohammad Akbar, Tulsidas, Ramayana, Abd Al-Qadir Badauni, Aurangzeb, Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shobha De, Twinkle Khanna, Swara Bhaskar

Kumbh Mela 2019: Media ignores

The largest human gathering in human history began in Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj today (January 15, 2019) and our English mainstream media don’t like it.

Harappa “couple”: What does Indian Express mean by “aunt and her nephew”?

Indian Express, Piddi, Rakhigarhi, skeleton couple, Vasant Shinde, Indus Valley, Jesus, Muhammad, King Arthur, Home, Robin Hood, Marxists, Macaulytes, Muslimytes, Charles Darwin, Emma, Caliphs, Islam, Christianity, BBC

Express: mocking a Harappa discovery

Piddi, my pet, was livid. He had got hold of Friday’s Indian Express (January 11, 2019).

Know what is “secular” to avoid Hindu-haters trap

Secularism, Supreme Court, Ayodhya, PS Deshmukh, Pt Nehru, 42nd amendment, the Emergency, Turkey, Christianity, Dar Al Islam, Rabindranath Tagore, Ashoka’s Edicts, Taslima Nasreen, KM Munshi, Oxford Dictionary, Webster

Know "secularism" and how it's used

India seemingly has armies of self-appointed guardians of secularism, such as those who petitioned the Supreme Court to turn Ayodhya’s disputed site to a pub

Krishna’s aborted concert is no help to Modi or BJP

Carnatic music, TM Krishna, AAI, Modi, Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, Salman Rashdie, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, Sonal Mansingh, Islam, Christianity, Fatwa

Krishna's aborted concert hurt BJP

Carnatic vocalist Thodur Madabusi Krishna has been thrust into national consciousness because Airports Authority of India (AAI) has ducked its responsibility

Hindus killed in Afghanistan: Try telling it to Indian Express

Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sikhs, Hindus, Indian Express, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Christoislamic, Lutyens Media, Rohingyas, Kashmiri Hindus, balkanized, Communists, Joseph Stalin, Soviet Union, Narendra Singh Sarila, Kathua, Mombatti Gang, lynchings, Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU, Baba Ramdev, semen-filled balloons, Jallikattu, Holi, Diwali, BJP, RSS, Islamic State

Hindus killed in Afghanistan; but not for Indian Express

Jalalabad in Afghanistan suffered a horrific bomb attack on Sunday. Out of the 19 killed, 17 were Sikhs and Hindus.

Why Gandhi fell out with Arya Samaj

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi, Radhakrishnan, Kabir, Nanak, Chaitanya, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Brahmo Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Adi Sankaracharya, Romain Rolland, Vedas, Vedanta, Purana, Upanishads, Islam, Christianity, Satyarth Prakash, Ram Prasad Bismal, Swami Shraddhanand, Bhai Parmanand, Nehru, K.M. Pannikar, Shyamji Krishna Varma, Har Dayal, Sohan Lal Pathak, Ghadar Party, Gurukul Kangri, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Kathiawar, Banares, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Veer Savarkar, Mad

Swami Dayanand Saraswati death anniversary falls this week

Swami Dayanand Saraswati, whose death anniversary falls this week (October 30, 1883), deserves attention from all Indians.

Curb on Diwali & Conversion war

Jallikattu, Sabrimala, Shani Shignapur, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dahi Handi, Durga Puja, Deepawali, NGO-PIL, Christianity, Conversion War, Theodosius, Eddict of Thessalonica, Cunctos Populous, Olympic Games, Pagan rituals, Kumbh Mela, Jagannath Rath Yatras, Kasi, Advaita, Ranjana Kumar, Center for Social Research, Interchurch Cooperative (ICCO), Hans Siedel Foundation, Opus Dei, Saint Xavier, Namaste, Hindu, Potlatch, Tamanawas, Joshua Project, Project Thessalonica

Hindu traditions and Conversion War

(Editor's note: The recent Supreme Court's decision to ban sale of firecrackers till November 1, 2017 is one of a series of measures in recent past where

Guha and the Gandhi he hides

Padmavati: History as per se Times of India

 Times of India, Romilla Thapar, Irfan Habib, English mainstream media, AMU, Delhi University, Left-Congress, Saraswati River, Aryans, Dravidian, Sanskrit, Vedic literature, Kalinga War, Ashoka,  Mohanjodaro, Harappa, Kalibangan, Hanumangarh, Rakhigarhi, Itihasa, Rishis, Yogis, Smriti, Shruti, Hindusim, Abrahamanic religions, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, West, Akhlaq, Rohith, BJP workers, Padmavati, Khilji, Kamala Devi, King Ramachandra, Devagiri, Amir Khusro, Khazain-ul-Fatuh, Jazia Tax, Malik Kafur,

Let's know first what's History

My first instinct on reading this Times of India (29.1.2017) headline was that the likes of Romilla Thapar and Irfan Habib have been pressed into service by