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Have no intention to hurt Hindu sentiments, am from Hindu family: Kamal Haasan
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Have no intention to hurt Hindu sentiments, am from Hindu fami...

Chennai : Short of announcing the launch of his political party, actor Kamal Haasan indicated on Tuesday that he may come up with its name by next January and sought to project that he was not anti-Hindu nor did he want to deliberately hurt their sentiments. Sify, 2 weeks ago
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Sangh outfit backs non-brahmins as priests in Kerala temples

A Sangh outfit on Wednesday said it favoured the appointment of all "qualified" persons irrespective of caste as priests in all temples, including the famed Lord Ayyappa temple. Kerala created waves with the appointment of non-Brahmins as priests in state ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago Tamil Nadu yet to get non-Brahmin priests  DNA1 month ago Non-Brahmin priests will ensure social justice: CPI-M  Prokerala1 month ago
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'You are a Brahmin by karma, not by birth'

'The appointment of 60 priests from the Dalit community is a historic moment.''Imagine this is happening in Kerala when Dalits are not even allowed to enter temples in some states even today.' IMAGE: Sudhi Kumar, right, the day he joined the famous Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Kshetram in Mavelikara, Kerala. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sudhi Kumar The Vaikom Satyagraha in 1924 that led to the entry of Hindus from all castes into temples is considered a landmark event in Kerala's history. The ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago CPI(M) welcomes appointment of Dalit priest to Kerala temple  Business Standard1 month ago

Lingayats part of Hindu religion: Pejawar seer

Paryaya Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami has said that Lingayats should stay in Hindu religion and not to think about going out of it. He told newsmen here: "As they (Lingayats) are the worshippers of Lord Shiva, they cannot claim themselves as ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Islamic Bangladesh's fabulous Durga pujas

‘In all the Puja mandaps I saw a large number of Hindu families in traditional attire, and Muslims too -- men and women coming in with reverence.’ ‘A renowned Puja singer, Zeenat Jahan, captivated the audience with her beautiful rendition of Ma Durga songs, and intermittently she would say, Bolo Durga Mai Ki! and the audience will reply in a thundering voice, Jai!’ Tarun Vijay visits 20 Durga Puja pandals in five towns in Bangladesh and comes back impressed.
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Temples must be open to all, not for 'only Hindus'

'Why exclude those who are curious about our faith but not born into it, to experience the temple?' asks Aakar Patel. Duryodhan is a common name among Oriyas and so is Dushashan. I did not know this till visiting Bhubaneswar and Puri, where I am this week to see the great temple of Jagannath. I usually go to these places because their history and architecture I find fascinating. And to discover that India is not uniform culturally though it may appear so from the outside. The idea that a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
 DNA2 months ago

Before Rahul: Profiles of those who helmed the Congress in the past

New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi's long-expected takeover of the Congress party is likely on December 4, the party indicated after a meeting of its top leaders at its chief Sonia Gandhi's 10 Janpath home in Delhi this morning. The party has announced the timeline for ...
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