'In a country like India, it is clear that respecting religions -- in politics or in the kitchen -- is disastrous,' says Amberish K Diwanji. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra has banned the selling of beef derived from oxen and bullocks. Many in the Hindutva brigade have rejoiced at this decision, seeing it as another step towards a Hindu Rashtra, or at least towards a step where Hindu values are made supreme. The argument used is that since Hindus are in a majority, their ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Prev By Shreya Bhandary | Posted 2 hours A Wadala college has asked students, who were given discounts on fees under the quota, to now pay up the whole amount At a time when students are busy preparing for their exams, first-year students ...Mid Day, 1 month ago
Indian Council of Historical Research Member-Secretary Gopinath Ravindran was heckled last week after he sought to differ from views expressed by David Frawley, an American who stressed on extensive Vedic studies in India at a lecture series in New Delhi. 'We need a much greater debate on this. Everyone should be allowed to have their views,' Ravindran tells A Ganesh Nadar Image: A Muslim bride is helped with her ornaments before the start of a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The perfect couple competition in the TV show '' is keeping the residents of Sunshine Colony on their toes. Anna (Bhavna Khatri) has to choose her partner between alien Sharad Ghotala (Vinay Rohrra) or her first love Manav Ojha (Pradeep Duhan). With ...Times of India, 2 months ago
'If policy-makers hold the lives of animals to be more significant than the welfare of a human populace, I can't believe that they're likely to do anything progressive for India.' Almost 17 years ago, Varsha Bhosle took on the anti-beef lobby on these pages. The day after Maharashtra banned the consumption and sale of beef, we repost Varsha's column, which is still being discussed on the Internet all these years later. Bhosle is still in Opposition mode, thanks to Bharatiya Janata Party ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Good God! Thou ate beef? Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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