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Sri Veeramakaliamman, Temple

Hindu temple chairman in Singapore fired for alleged financial irregularities

Singapore's Commissioner of Charities found that the century-old temple issued uncrossed cheques worth SGD 15 lakh.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

In Imran Khan’s new Pakistan, most disturbing thing is misuse of religion: Reham Khan

I shudder at the thought of poor people now lining up for sajdas at shrines, believing that Imran Khan won because of his dargah visits.
Representational image | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A new, invisible Partition is happening in India between Hindus and Muslims

How is it possible to envision a harmonious society if people from the two communities do not get into romantic relationships or get married?
Jacob's dream

What might heaven be like?

There are a lot of competing images of heaven through history. But it is widely believed that it will be this life made perfect beyond the grave.
Ankit Saxena's father Yashpal Saxena (middle)

This Ramzan, let us learn from Ankit Saxena’s father

The time has come to actively try and write the next chapter of history in the tone of amity, and not strife.

In new book, Indologist Doniger explores the rise of ‘mythoscience’ under NDA government

A crucial question runs as an undercurrent through the book — if ancient India had all the scientific inventions some of our ministers think it had, what happened to them?
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

There is nothing remotely unconstitutional or anti-Muslim about Khattar’s comment on namaz

It makes sound political sense for the opposition to not oppose Khattar’s remark, but appeasement politics looks at other factors.
People take part in a candlelight march at the India Gate in protest over Kathua gangrape case | PTI

Don’t club Kathua, Unnao with religion. God-fearing men across all religions rape

Had the girl been a Hindu and not a Muslim, perhaps those men would have captured, imprisoned, raped, and finally killed her in exactly the same way.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Stop looking for scientific discoveries in holy books, be it the Vedas or the Quran

It’s either ‘everything scientific was once found in ancient India’, or ‘everything that is science was invented by Muslims’.
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi last respect

Dispeller of darkness, Kanchi Shankaracharya focussed on research into ancient manuscripts

Kanchi Shankaracharya breathed fresh life into the study of religious literature, resurrected temples, and improved living standards of priests & workers.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.