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The Why and How of Uniform Civil Code

August 4, 2016 - 10:07 am in Faiths

What is called as Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is as such dealing with the personal laws (marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody and inheritance). Our criminal and civil laws are same for all the religious communities but our personal laws have been related and…

Did Ashoka’s embracing Buddhism, promoting Ahimsa Weaken India?

July 8, 2016 - 7:20 pm in Faiths

The Past is used by communal politics for their present political agenda. In India, on one hand, we have the use of medieval history where the Muslim…

Muhammad Ali : The man who shook the world

June 6, 2016 - 11:46 am in Faiths

Conversion as a powerful statement against segregation and subjugation Muhammad Ali is no more but his death has revived him more than ever and his popularity…

Goddess Durga, Mahishasur, Caste Politics and Interpreting Mythology

March 7, 2016 - 10:22 am in Faiths

In the current attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University one crucial aspect related to Indian mythology and its current interpretation came up to the fore. MHRD Minister Ms. Smriti Irani, while defending the actions of her government said that JNU is the den of…

Rebuild the shaken confidence of the nation, Punish perpetrators of Babri demolition

December 7, 2015 - 5:08 pm in Faiths

As a secular humanist, I have no faith in the ‘super-powers’ of the religious structures but as a human right defender, I understand millions of people have because of inability of our state and the power elite in the society to keep people aware and provide…

STOP Demonizing Islam

November 26, 2015 - 3:28 pm in Faiths

Perhaps, no religion of world permits destruction and violence; instead they all preach for peace and harmony among human beings. However, western countries belonging to a particular color of skin think themselves as superior from others, have grouped together…

OF RABID RANTS AND FANATICAL DEFENCE: HOW WE DISREGARD A CITIZEN’S FEAR

November 26, 2015 - 11:31 am in Faiths

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high  Where knowledge is free  Where the world has not been broken up into fragments  By narrow domestic walls  Where words come out from the depth of truth  Where tireless striving stretches its arms…

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: To Each Ones’ Own!

August 27, 2015 - 1:59 am in Faiths

Some concerned citizens have filed a Public Interest Litigation (August 17 2015) to stop the highest award of Maharashtra Government, Maharashtra Bhushan to Babasaheb Purandare. Purandare is known for his work ‘Raja Shivaji Chatrapati’ and the play ‘Jaanata…

Saluting Courage: Memorial for Vasant & Rajab

August 16, 2015 - 7:24 pm in Faiths

Gujarat violence (2002) was horrific. In this, after the burning of train in Godhra in which 58 innocents died, the same tragedy was made the pretext to launch the massive violence in which over one thousand people perished. In the aftermath of that I got…

Terrorists and rioters have no religion?

August 14, 2015 - 6:42 pm in Faiths

Terrorists deliberately plant bombs or more lethal explosives at public places calculated to kill and maim maximum number of innocent men , women and children. They knowingly shed the blood of people who have not hurt them or or their cause. Such people have…

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