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VARIETY

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Secret Superstar, Zaira Wasim, Religion, Bollywood

Controversy's child: Zaira Wasim

The former Bollywood actor has seen many controversies come her way!

VOICES

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Secret Superstar, Dangal, Religion, Zaira Wasim

Controversy's child: Zaira Wasim is looking for inner peace. Why should we come in her way?

Wasim has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. If she seeks peace through religion, why are we judging her? She doesn't have to live life according to our expectations.

POLITICS

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Muslims, Hindu, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Religion

The manufactured myth of Hindu terror – Part 2

The growing proximity between Muslims and non-Muslims has bred Islamophobia in the West. India sees the opposite happening, despite its politicians.

VARIETY

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Ghosts, Puri jagannath temple, Afterlife, Death

On dark nights, before the new moon: The restless dead seek peace. And Puri heals them

Many have spotted a long stream of misty shapes slowly walking in a line towards the sea. Those who know, fear it, but also bow their heads in prayer for it.

VOICES

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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

 |  Shake Chilli  |  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

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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

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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

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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

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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.