Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Christianity

Why BJP, TDP are making ‘Christian CM’ Jagan Reddy’s faith a political flashpoint in Andhra

Since May 2019, when Jagan Reddy took over as CM, he and his government have been under constant attack for allegedly turning a blind eye to 'threat to Hinduism' in Andhra.

‘CM Jagan wants everyone to become Christian’ — Andhra BJP bats for anti-conversion law

Speaking to ThePrint, BJP's Andhra co-incharge Sunil Deodhar says CM Jagan Reddy is 'letting SC Hindus, who have become Christians, enjoy reserved category benefits’.

Mahatma Gandhi was ‘greatest Hindu patriot of our times’, says book RSS chief will launch

‘The Making of a True Patriot: Background of Gandhiji’s Hind Swaraj’ tells the story of Gandhi's evolution as a ‘Hindu patriot’. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will release the book on 1 Jan.

A brief history of Christmas Pudding — and why it’s good for you

A Christmas pudding should have 13 ingredients – that represent Jesus and the 12 disciples.

Christian gujiya, burning old man, Hindi carols — desi Christmas’ unbeatable jugaad spirit

We may be flooded with Western images of a sparkly pine tree, red stockings stuffed with gifts, and cake. But you can’t get more desi than one does on Christmas.

Christianity hasn’t failed in India. Conversion isn’t its only goal

It is not that Indian churches are without their problems. But Dilip Mandal is wrong to use proselytisation as the yardstick to measure Indian Christianity.

Don’t listen to VHP and panic. Christianity is a failed project in India

Even if one accepts the assumption that Christian missionaries in India lure people to convert them, just look at their success rate.

Coronavirus a hoax, fearing it a sin, believed several US pastors and many have since died

Conservative Christian clergymen in the US have been encouraging their flock to come to church and attend meetings, actively defying social distancing rules.

Cultural artillery, Christianity, education: How the British & missionaries Westernised Khasis

In 'White As Milk and Rice', Nidhi Dugar Kundalia writes about how 80% of Khasis today are Christian converts because of the British.

Congress’ DK Shivakumar lands in ‘conversion conspiracy’ over 114-ft Jesus Christ statue

The proposed statue, near Bengaluru, will stand just short of Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer, which, at 124 feet, has defined the Rio skyline since 1931. 

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.