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POLITICS

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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

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Religion, Swaroopanand Saraswati, Right to pray, Shani Shingnapur

Why Lord Shani's anger will continue to strike down Indian women

Thanks to seers like Swaroopanand Saraswati, men find it easy to blame the opposite sex for anything and everything.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Supreme Court, Right to pray, Shani Shingnapur, Sabarimala

Hinduism is dead. Shut the temples down

The Supreme Court has reduced the polymorphic religion to a bunch of meaningless myths.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Sexism, Shani Shingnapur, Indian Women

Women must stop looking down upon widows, divorcees

What good is right to pray when we ban our own kind for being inauspicious?

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  5-minute read
Rape, Shani Shingnapur, Swaroopanand Saraswati

For godmen like Swaroopanand, religion is an excuse to rape

Remarks by the 94-year-old 'seer' isn't just competitive idiocy, they sanction violence against women.

POLITICS

 |  Between the Lines  |  3-minute read
Gender Discrimination, Trupti Desai, Right to pray, Shani Shingnapur

Shani Shingnapur temple ending 400-year-old bias against women is a big win

This could be the beginning of rewriting various rules that deny half the population their right to fair treatment.

POLITICS

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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?

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  4-minute read
Trupti Desai, Religion, Shani Shingnapur

Why women shouldn't fight for entry to Shani temple

This demand for religious rights only reinforces the belief that religion matters.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Shani Shingnapur, Right to pray, Trupti Desai

Why India's temples and politics need Trupti Desai

Political parties would do well to connect with the likes of her as they raise India's profile as a modernising society.