A song that is among her 20 favourite songs is Jhoote Naina Bole Saachi Batiyaan from the film Lekin (1991); lyrics by Gulzar. Asha Bhosle commented, My brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar is a tough taskmaster. He trips you and challenges you with his ... Daily Times, 1 month ago
Banning conversion would harm Hinduism by taking away the need for reform, argues Amberish K Diwanji. The country has been in a bit of a flap after news reports about the 'ghar vapasi' programme wherein some poor Muslims were apparently converted to Hinduism in Agra. This led to an uproar both outside and inside Parliament which the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been quick to use to call for a ban on conversions. The right to convert to another religion is guaranteed as a human right by the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The real danger in India is not majoritarianism but minorityism, a bane we have already experienced. Majoritarianism in the India context means plurality and tolerance. No one needs to fear, says Vivek Gumaste. Shorn of its sanctimonious pretensions, its holier than thou posturing and its farfetched sociological ramifications, the volley of indignant protests triggered by the live broadcast on Doordarshan of the annual Vijaya Dashami oration of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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