Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicKashi Temple

Topic: Kashi Temple

Modi’s Kashi project is living up to a continuing ancient tradition of rebuilding temples

We have enough legends, stories and texts to justify and praise the Kashi project. I only hope that the effort to reduce dirt and debris is taken up at other sites as well.

Varanasi court orders ASI probe to settle Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute

Hours after the Varanasi court gave its ruling, Sunni Central Waqf Board chairman Zufar Ahmad Farooqui said the order will be challenged in the high court.

BJP, opposition argue over vaccines on ABP News, Kashi temple history lesson by CNN News 18

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

In photos: Kashi’s alleys are stuck between a facelift & cultural crisis

Under the BJP govt’s Kashi Viswanath Temple Corridor project, over 200 buildings have been demolished, which locals allege is changing Kashi’s cultural identity.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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