Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Topic: Hindu

Cremating, dunking, burying—how the Hindu understanding of death transformed over time

In 'Garuda Purana', Devdutt Pattanaik delves into Hindu ideas of death, rebirth, and immmortality.

India lacks an intellectual, economic Hindu right wing. BJP does not qualify

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Hindus need to defend themselves’ — how a VHP event became hub of ‘hate speech’ against ‘Jihadis’

Videos of the event, held in Delhi to protest alleged stabbing of a 25-yr-old Hindu man, show several VHP, BJP and Hindu leaders speaking against those 'attacking Hindu youth'.

Was Rajaraja Chola a Hindu? Kamal Haasan & Telangana governor weigh in as TN debates ‘identity’

Filmmaker Vetrimaaran's comments last week, questioning depiction of Rajaraja Chola as a Hindu king, has sparked controversy in Tamil Nadu.

Mahmud of Ghazni had Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka soldiers. History is not as simple as you think

Muhammad Ghori had Lakshmi coins, Ghazni’s robes were worn by a Khajurao king. Don’t view history through ‘Hindu king vs Muslim invader’ lens.

For decades, Leicester built communal walls. Waves of immigrants made it more toxic

East Ham and Waltham Forest are Pakistani Punjabi, Luton is Kashmiri Muslim, Southall is Punjabi Sikh, and Tower Hamlet is Bangladeshi. Each walled off their neighbourhoods to other immigrants.

Leicester clashes show UK is a hotbed of Islamic radicalism. But Hindus must keep calm

India must urge Hindu students in the UK to live up to their reputation of being a tolerant, peaceful, law-abiding community that does not partake in clashes.

India’s blasphemy battles—Hindu or Muslim—show reason has succumbed to faith

The Modi government’s action might be geopolitically pragmatic, but it will end up unleashing even more toxic competition between Hindu and Muslim religious nationalists.

Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

‘Congress has committed suicide’— Why Nehru’s secular ideals angered UP workers of party

In ‘Claiming Citizenship and Nation’, Aishwarya Pandit writes that Congress workers in UP felt betrayed by their ‘anti-Hindu’ leaders and started drifting to RSS, Hindu Mahasabha.

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


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French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.