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Story Posted on 20-06-2019


 |  She Says  |  5-minute read
God, Spirituality, Mathura, Vrindavan

Priests or pimps? I almost met God in Vrindavan, but then, I refused to pay for it

Priests have made a lucrative business by playing on people’s faith, but can 'exclusive darshan' of an idol really bring you closer to God? Is that what visiting a famous temple is about?


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Allah hu akbar, Jai shri ram, Lok Sabha, Oath taking ceremony

Hear The Hindu Voice: Simply chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' doesn't make a person a Hindu fanatic. But MPs chanting this are evading their jobs

In the Lok Sabha, we have now heard the chants of 'Jai Shri Ram' and ‘Allah Hu Akbar,’ but why do politicians shout religious slogans rather than voice the people's right to food, clothing and shelter?


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Gyming, Narendra Modi, Yoga, International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day: Why yoga centres should be as pervasive as gyms

Expensive and involved, yoga is being mostly picked up on YouTube. That is not the best way to learn this entire school of life.


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Maharashtra Assembly polls, Drought, Latur, Farm crisis

Mere desh ki dharti: What this so-far overlooked Shivaji crop art tells us about us

We now need a bird's eye view to identify issues closer home.


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JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar, Anti-national, Yogi Adityanath

Pledge no 'anti-national' activity: Why Yogi Adityanath's campus ordinance should scare us all

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were booked for sedition. Charges could never be proved and yet they suffered. This ordinance could only worsen that scenario.


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Shilpa shetty kundra, Malaika arora, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Yoga day

International Yoga Day: How India is reclaiming Yoga

Bollywood actors, athletes and politicians alike are making Yoga cool again.


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Pitch cover, Rain, England, World Cup 2019

India vs NZ stopped by rain: This World Cup has seen spoilsport weather play its part on the pitch

Rain is dampening the spirit of fans, players and organisers in the World Cup. Surely the tournament could have more adequately factored in weather forecasting that was available.


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Narendra Modi, Gujarat ips officer, Custodial death, Sanjiv bhatt

Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced. Why this case should not become about Bhatt vs Narendra Modi

In 1990, a riot broke out in Jamnagar, Gujarat. An arrested man died after being in custody. Let that not be obscured by the politics around another set of circumstances.


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Bronze age, Terracotta, Indian artists, Art

Meet the Shah of Terracotta

Age has not slowed down artist Himmat Shah who moves with consummate ease from drawing, painted reliefs, silver paintings, burnt collages and his recent tryst with pastels and papers.


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Cost of elections, Election Commission, One nation one vote

One Nation, One Election: Simultaneous elections need consensus. But solutions to poll problems already exist

The govt will set up a panel to explore the efficacy of 'One Nation, One Election'. But there are already ways possible of reducing poll expenditure and ensuring uninterrupted development work.