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Sree padmanabhaswamy temple, Narendra Modi, Sabarimala temple, Shashi Tharoor

How does it feel, Shashi Tharoor, when you're not 'allowed' to enter a temple?

Shashi Tharoor alleges he could not enter a temple due to PM Modi. But men like Tharoor are blocking women from entering Sabarimala temple. Why should Mr Tharoor claim a right to enter any temple at any time, security protocols notwithstanding?


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Periyar tiger reserve, Avni, Wildlife conservation, Sabarimala temple

Why no one is talking about how biodiversity is being compromised around Sabarimala

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court has submitted a report on indiscriminate commercial activity around the temple, in the Periyar tiger reserve.


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Patriarchy, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala outrage over menstruation is simply contempt for women, an attempt to restrict their prayers, their lives

If periods are unclean, why do we celebrate childbirth? Is it not part of the same biological processes? The temple entry restriction is not based on logic but sheer patriarchy.


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Sabarimala protests, Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala, Sabarimala temple

Kerala’s 'progressive secular' CM knew Sabarimala crisis was brewing. Why didn’t he do more to avert it?

The administration had time, resources, and seemingly, the intent. Yet, chaos reigns at Sabarimala.


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Indu malhotra, Dipak Misra, Supreme Court, Lord Ayyappa

Sabarimala temple verdict: Bravo, My Lords! But what about these?

Several religious places in the country either bar women or allow them only at certain times. Is the Supreme Court looking their way?


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Supreme Court, Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala temple, Sabarimala temple verdict

Sabarimala temple verdict: Why we need to hail SC for striking down centuries-old practice

Religion has been used far too long as a tool to deny women an equal footing in society.