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 |  Below The Belt  |  8-minute read
Haji Ali, Women in mosques, Periods, Menstruation

Women in Mosques: Are menstruating women the real threat to Islamic shrines? Or does the problem lie elsewhere?

Is the real problem over letting women into barred holy places actually allowing the sexes to mingle? And perhaps to forget the purpose of visiting a holy place? What is that purpose anyway?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Shani Shingnapur, Feminism, Haji Ali

Is Haji Ali ruling heralding a new kind of feminist movement in India?

The question is not whether women would want to occupy mosques, or even the tomb of the dargah, but whether the opportunity to do so exists.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Rio Olympics 2016, Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali

Women entering Haji Ali, Shani temple is as historic as Rio medals

Showing tremendous dignity in the face of opposition, and a raw courage to fight the good fight, these women are showing India how to fight like women.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali, Right to pray, Liberals

How the Indian liberal is killing Hinduism

Is the entire definition of liberalism to rest only on the majority faith?