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POLITICS

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Sadhvi Prachi, Hindu Sena, Jungle Raj, Trupti Desai

5 things we want off the headlines. Trupti Desai is no. 1

From the Bhumata Brigade founder's many pilgrimages to sadhus/sadhvis popping up on TV, they hog the limelight, but mean little.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Hinduism, Trupti Desai, Right to pray

Turning temples into courts: Prejudice against Hinduism on the rise

Political activists should not be allowed to use religious places for political agitation.

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

 |  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

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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.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Shani Shingnapur, Trupti Desai, Gender Discrimination, Right to pray

Why the Right to Pray campaign makes me uncomfortable

In a deeply religious country, there are dangers in turning the issue of gender discrimination into one of religion.