Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: religion

SC terms forced religious conversion ‘very serious’ matter, asks Centre to check practice

The apex court also warned of 'very difficult situation' if forced conversions aren't stopped. Justices M R Shah & Hima Kohli asked Solicitor General Mehta for measures to curb it.

Muslim Coins with Shiva’s bull: The strange world of the Hindu Turk Shahs

Seismic shifts in Afghanistan poised Northern India for even stranger interactions in the 12th century: Kashmiri kings with Turkish wives and Turkish maharajadhirajas.

18 nations were asked about media reporting on religion. Here’s what people said

HarrisX's CEO, who has been consulted in the past by PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi, spoke exclusively to ThePrint about the findings of the survey on faith and religion.

Every time India goes forward, religious conflicts pull us back

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

Long before Harry Potter, dragons were part of Buddhism, Christianity. Why they’re appealing

When Jesuits reintroduced Christianity in China in the 16th century, dragons became associated with a Westernised explanation–the devil. Why do they appear at all?

You know G20 — now there’s R20, a ‘push for moderate Islam’ with links to RSS’s Ram Madhav

Organised by an Indonesian Islamic think tank, G20 Religion Forum (R20) aims to 'prevent political weaponisation of identity'. It will be held in Bali 2 weeks before G20 summit.

Sack of the Hindu caravan, and future of Indian secularism

For too long was the burden of protecting India’s secularism outsourced to its 14% Muslims. Why it's time it shifted to the Hindus.

Pakistan’s ‘devout’ Muslims had a new purpose on Eid: forget ‘qasais’, become ‘chowkidars’

For Pakistan's State-declared non-Muslims, Eid is not theirs to celebrate. Blasphemy has become the go-to weapon of the ‘devout’.

Mahua Moitra puts TMC on spot with ‘meat-liquor’ remark on Kali, BJP says condemnation ‘won’t do’

Moitra made the remarks at an event, when asked about the poster of a documentary titled 'Kaali' that depicts a woman dressed as the goddess smoking.

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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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.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.