Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
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Topic: Hindu

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.

‘Zyada secular ho gaye ho’—Indians’ idea of secularism keeps pot boiling for Hindus, Muslims

In 'Unmasking Indian Secularism', Irfanullah Farooqi, assistant professor at South Asian University, mentions how skewed 'secularism' is in India.

Defending Constitution, not Prashant Kishor’s exit, is Congress’ challenge: Salman Khurshid

We know that the Congress is in a make-or-break situation. Election machinery and management are critical for us as we attempt to reverse the trend of the last few years.

India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There's no cut-off time to recover India's 'indigenous consciousness'—it's the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions.

Hijab, halal, Navratri – The message is for Hindus, not Muslims, in Modi’s India

Slowly but surely, the narrative is moving away from Hindu victimhood to Hindu Triumphalism.

As a fasting Hindu, I oppose South Delhi mayor’s move to shut meat shops for Navratri

The move to shut meat shops in south Delhi has less to do with piety, and more to do with religious might. And it is not based on any credible data.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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