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'I'm a bit Muslim because I'm a real Hindu'
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'I'm a bit Muslim because I'm a real Hindu'

'Nobody is killing you in Kerala because you are Hindu unlike in North India where Muslims have been killed only because they are Muslims and were carrying some meat.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Novelist K P Ramanunni has been threatened with the amputation of his hand and leg if he did not convert to Islam in six months for his writings in the Malayalam newspaper Madhyamam. On an evening last week, I am on my way to meet him in Kozhikode. It is getting dark and he has spent the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Vedic Brahmins to get minority status?

While the government is reportedly evaluating if Vedic Brahmins could be given religious minority status, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has expressed that it is not in favour of such a move. The Commission has conveyed its views to the ...
 DNA1 week ago
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Support pours in for non-Brahmin cook after IMD scientist files police complaint against her for 'cheating'

A day after a controversy over Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist filing a complaint against her cook for concealing her caste to get a work, several organisations came out in support of the cook. Akhil Bharatiyya Brahman Mahasangh has also ...
 DNA1 week ago
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'Dharmashastras are the most vocal defenders of caste'

'Hindus are proud of what the Dharmashastras symbolise, but they don't want to do any work to preserve it!,' Sanskrit scholar Donald Davis tells Kanika Dutta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The 114-year-old Maidens Hotel has an engagingly eccentric ambiance about it, suggestive of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Overstuffed upholstery or the clutter of Raj memorabilia are not the only elements that reinforce this image. A 12.30 pm table reservation for this lunch with Donald Davis, a ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Move to split Lingayats from Hinduism: Is Siddaramaiah eying Karnataka polls?

After stoking ‘Kannadiga pride’ through the promotion of Kannada language in schools and supporting a separate flag for the state, is the Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah preparing the ground to play the ‘caste card’ ahead of the coming ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago

An exhibition in Srinagar narrates the bloody history of Kashmir through brushstrokes

In his revolutionary poem ‘Bol’ (Speak Up), Faiz Ahmed Faiz emphasised the need to speak up against all kinds of injustices. “Speak for your lips are free; Speak, your tongue is still yours, Your upright body is yours — Speak, your ...
 catchnews.com1 week ago
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Professor Kancha Ilaiah's book on Arya Vysyas stirs row, community members demand ban

Hyderabad : Prominent Dalit thinker and author Professor Kancha Ilaiah’s latest book ‘ Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu ’ (Vysyas are social smugglers) has stirred a row with Vysya associations complaining that the title and some contents of the book are ...
 Sify1 week ago

Yogi supporters 'surprised' by Shiv Pratap Shukla's induction

Sundays union cabinet expansion not only jolted BJPs alliance partners but also surprised the supporters of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The induction of Rajya Sabha member Shiv Pratap Shukla, who also hails from Gorakhpur from where ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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BJP & the new caste commissions: Is something more sinister afoot?

With the cabinet approval for the institution of a commission to introduce sub-quota within the category OBC, the plank of social justice now appears to be having many contenders, the BJP too making its bid. For a while, politics of caste and its assertion ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago
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Why is Kautilya not part of Pakistans historical consciousness?

"Whilst the world recognises Chanakya's stature as a philosopher, he's nothing more than another example of how our nation (Pakistan) has made someone a pariah without realising what they stood for."Chanakya is damned for obvious reasons. He is presumed to be a representative of the Brahmin mindset and Hindu culture which we have parted from a long time ago. Merely this was enough to disqualify him from the stature of a learned philosopher of the soil."Hence, not a single reference of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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