Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Ayyappa

File photo of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | PTI

By siding with Sabarimala devotees, Shashi Tharoor has failed the liberal in him

Shashi Tharoor has displayed the dexterity and flexibility of a skillful politician by making a U-turn on Sabarimala.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

How saviours of Ayyappa are gaslighting women over Sabarimala

Religion and God are often used as pawns for negotiating behaviour, for justifying actions, thoughts and beliefs.

What Kerala’s communists stand to gain from two women entering Sabarimala

The women — Bindu, a lawyer, and Kanakdurga, who works with the state govt, entered the inner sanctum of Sabarimala shrine early Wednesday.
Agasthyamuni idol at Agasthyarkootam, Kerala | Commons

Another Sabarimala-like crisis is brewing in Kerala

Neyyar tribals are up in arms against a HC verdict that allows women trekkers on Agasthyarkoodam peak as they believe it to be the abode of a celibate god.
The chief priest opens the 'sanctum sanctorum' of the Sabarimala temple, Nov 2018 | PTI

If Supreme Court has to intervene at Sabarimala, it must do so for all religions

On Sabarimala, Supreme Court cannot force Hindus to abandon traditions that cause no harm.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...