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Posts Tagged ‘Hindu’

RSS Single dream of One Nation, Free of the Caste System

By Siddhartha Rastogi   “When I visited the RSS Camp, I was very much surprised by your discipline and absence of untouchablity”

Kiriti Sengupta makes his way to Sanskrit literature through Indian English Poetry

By Kaushik Acharya There are plenty of Sanskrit texts like Pancatantra, Hitopadesa, Abhijnanasakuntalam, etc, and even The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, two immensely popular Indian epics, which have been successfully translated into several other languages down the ages.

Tears of Shame

By Zeeshan A. Shah   If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children  – Dalai Lama     In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that […]

Pakistan and India need to talk

PTI photo   By Javed Majeedano India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.

Terror of the time

AP photo   By Ananya S Guha Instead of continuously harping on the same theme, blaming Pakistan, and playing this game for decades, it is time that the Government seriously tries to resolve the Kashmir issue. And this cannot be done by sending the Indian Army which does not draw any boundaries in dealing with […]

Operation Blue Star: An Untold Story

By Sabena Siddiqi Operation Blue Star was a highly controversial military operation carried out by the Indian government to repress Sikh minorities in 1984. Injustices perpetrated by the Indian state on Sikhs after the partition of 1947, brought things to such a pass that Sikhs decided they wanted a separate Sikh country, Khalistan.

Last among equals?

By Ayushi Singhal Women and property – A look at succession among Hindus and a recent ray of hope One of the facets of having a secular Constitution in India is ironically that different religions are governed by different rules (personal laws) in matters like marriage, separation and inheritance.

Indo-Pakistan Talks and the expected result

By Sattar Rind New but expected talks between India and Pakistan have been announced on the occasion of the fifth meeting of the heart of Asia-Istanbul process held in Islamabad, jointly hosted by Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 8-9 December.

The Shia Factor

  By Sabena Siddiqi Pakistan has a 96.4 percent Muslim population, of which 85-90 percent is Sunni and 10-15 percent Shia. This is a substantial Shia population, the largest being in Iran. Elsewhere in Pakistan, 1.85 percent of the population are Hindus and 1.6 percent Christians.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Understanding the Provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution of India

  The derivation: The Indian Independence act of 1947, which was officially given royal approval on 18th July, 1947, contained various provisions for the formation of separate dominions: India and Pakistan.