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VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Religion, Communalism, Trolls, Surf excel advertisement

Trolls, wash your minds with the detergent whose ad you're needlessly slamming!

In attacking an ad that showed a beautiful message of friendship and peace, bigoted trolls did not realise that they unintentionally helped spread the same message too!

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Muslim, Hindu, Narratives, Religion

Dear Hindus, Muslims and others, will you ever take your eyes off the magic mirrors?

Like Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, you all are prisoners of your own beautiful narratives, your perceptions of your perfection. This is harming you. And us. We need to look away.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, William wordsworth, Poet, Religion

What is the true religion of a poet?

The poet's faith ought to be fluid and ever accommodating.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Politics, Trade, Religion, Laxminama

Laxminama: How religion and trade shaped each other, and human civilisation

[Book extract] Business in India blossomed always in tune with liberal religious thought, where profit and credit had its sanction in all religious texts.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
North America, Religion, Hinduism, US

Why the Hindu community in North America stands at a crossroads

They need pluralistic self-understanding and self-representation, to hold their heads high in the world of religious competition and identity politics.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Religion, India, Festival of lights, Diwali

Diwali shines a light on the different colours that make India one

There are more similarities than differences that Indians of different religions share.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Communal tension, Northern ireland, Oxford, Gujarat

Can AI help us understand why men kill in the name of religion?

Oxford-based researchers are using an AI-based code, and the Gujarat 2002 riots, to explain how man, a peaceful being, can turn into a violent beast because of religion.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |  5-minute read
Supreme Court, Religion, Media coverage, Temple row

Why the media is at fault in its coverage of the Sabarimala Temple row

Media houses staged a near-circus over the Sabarimala Temple for the sake of a few TRP points.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Gender Discrimination, Menstruation, Temple, Religion

What Sabarimala can learn from Haji Ali Dargah

Parallels are being drawn between women devotees being stopped at Sabarimala but being allowed inside Haji Ali Dargah after court order since 2016.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
SC, Religion, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Is a civil war about to commence in South India?

A tide is building up against the recent Sabarimala judgment.