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CM decries trend to link Sanskrit with Brahminism
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CM decries trend to link Sanskrit with Brahminism

Kochi:Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decried the tendency to see Sanskrit as a mere Brahminical language, saying it is an ancient intellectual and scholarly heritage of the country. He described as incorrect the notion that Sanskrit is a ... Mathrubhumi, 1 month ago
'Only Brahmins can defeat Brahminism' Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago

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 Herald2 months 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.com2 months ago
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Kerala's centuries-old car fest to go "green"

With heritage village Kalpathy in Palakkad district of Kerala gearing up for yet another annual chariot festival, authorities are busy making arrangements to make the centuries-old fest a "green" affair this year.The district administration has drawn up ...
 Business Standard2 months ago This year, Kalpathy car fest to go "green"  Mathrubhumi2 months ago

Rajini keeps BJP guessing on joining hands

City: Chennai After actor Rajinikanth announced his political foray at the year end, the BJP has been going all gung-ho with tweets and public comments welcoming the decision. The ruling party, which has been desperately trying to get a foothold in the ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago
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Minister Hegde's comment may be outrageous. But he isn't a lone offender

Among the hallmarks of the Narendra Modi-led government have been a nationwide communal atmosphere as well as ministers and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders displaying scant regard for the Constitution and its norms. Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde is the ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago
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Quota politics: A balancing act for political parties

(Hardik Patel during the Patel Patidar community's Kranti Rally in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2015) The key to a Congress victory in Gujarat lies in Hardik Patel and the issue of quotas. The face of the Patidar quota movement struck a deal on Wednesday accepting ...
 Sify1 month ago
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55 years ago: They fought to the last man for India

On November 18, 1962, 114 soldiers of the 13th Kumaon fought till the last man, and last bullet, in sub-zero temperatures, to beat back the huge Chinese army. We salute the Heroes of Rezang La. IMAGE: An Indian soldier stands guard over makeshift forts which have been hastily built in Ladakh during the India-China war in 1962. Photograph: Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images India may have lost the 1962 war with China, but it was not completely a saga of defeat. Hamstrung by an indecisive ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Threats to Padmavati team signal a new low

In what has become a regular occurrence; a particular religious or sectarian group has threatened the filmmakers and star of an upcoming movie. In the vein of the recent controversy over the Tamil film Mersal, though it seemed like an entire political party ...
 Sify2 months ago
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The Dalit priest who made history

'When I applied for the job of santhi, I applied as a person who was eligible.' 'When I joined the temple at the age of 21, it was because I got the 4th rank in the list.' 'Now, everybody is talking only about my caste. I am above all that; it doesn't matter to me and to the people with whom I am associated with.' On October 10, 2017, when 21-year-old Yadhu Krishna, a Dalit santhi entered the sanctum sanctorum of the Manappuram Mahadeva temple near Tiruvalla in south Kerala as the melsanthi ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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