Ash smeared sadhus standing on one leg or lying on a bed of nails while subsisting on leaves; pilgrims who immerse themselves at the Sangam to wash away their sins, attain moksh and be free of the wretchedness of repeated rebirth; unfortunate ... Hindustan Times, 1 week ago
India's Maha Kumbh 2013 Was Better Organised Than Brazil's FIFA World Cup 2014. We Don't Claim It, Harvard Does!
Maha Kumbh 2013 was far better organised than FIFA World Cup in Brazil and Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, says a book on world's biggest religious congregation, produced by scholars and students of Harvard University along with architects and town ...Indiatimes, 1 week ago
Representational image UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Harvard in 2013 may have ended in a fiasco but the success of Maha Kumbh held in Allahabad in the same year has now been chronicled in the form of a book produced by teachers and scholars of ...Asian Age, 1 week ago
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(RNS) In the moments beforeJennifer Zobair converted to Islam, she had one pressing question for the imam, about a verse in the Quran that seemed to give husbands permission to beat their wives. Is that really what it means, asked the New ...Huffington Post, 4 weeks ago
Missouri Lottery Awards More Than $6.4 Million In Prizes More than $6.4 million in prizes of $1,000 or more were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during June. Thousands of other prizes of less than $1,000 also were awarded during the month. ...Missouri Lottery, 1 month ago
Special Advisor, In Defense of Christians Director of the Religious Liberty Program, Institute on Religion and Democracy Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State Religion and Belief Correspondent, ...Council On Foreign Relations, 1 month ago
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Dr. Subramanian Swamy has a gay problem. It's a rather self-contradictory problem. When the Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 it grandly brushed homosexuals aside as a "minuscule minority as if they were not important enough to merit reading ...Firstpost.com, 1 month ago Beyond the rainbow: Charting Subramanian Swamy's obsession with LGBTs Firstpost.com, 2 months ago
A version of this article first appeared in the July/August issue of Islamic Horizons . Egyptian writer Mona Eltahawy in a New York Times article recounted her 2005 encounter with Mohammed Akef, the then spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood.Huffington Post, 2 months ago
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