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Let’s be humans before being religious!

Babri Masjid demolition (BMD) in Ayodhya is one of the darkest moments in Indian history. Though the event took place 25 years ago on 6 Dec.1992, the vengeance and damage done during that period persists till today and has affected Indian society and polity deeply; 1. Hindu nationalists or karsevaks, by destroying the mosque on the pretext that an actual ‘Ram Mandir’ used to exist on the masjid’s spot, set in motion a chain of

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Right to Privacy is needed but it’s not absolute

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) passed the ‘Right to Privacy’ (RTP) by making it a part of fundamental rights in the Indian constitution. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar along with 8 other members of the Supreme Court announced the landmark judgment by assessing that ‘Right to Privacy is inalienable to the dignity and integrity of the individual and is protected under Article 21 that envisages protection of life and personal liberty.’ Of course, the SC also

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A Lifetime Spent

It was her 25th marriage anniversary. They had decided to throw a party in the evening. However, instead of being ecstatic she was in a reflective mood. Thinking, wondering, pondering…a whole series of events and images came to her mind. Not all of them were pleasant but definitely memorable. Sitting with a cup of tea in her hand in the small yet cosy balcony she mused about her marriage to a stranger whom she had eventually befriended.

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Orthodoxy or Science? The True Story Behind Hindu Rituals

Being the youth of 21st century we often devalue our culture, we often laugh at our parents for their orthodoxy behavior. But have we ever thought where this rituals came from? What was the science behind these? Lets discuss few of them Why we are not allowed to marry our brother/sister/close relatives: The problem in such close relative marriages occurs when one of the partners carries a defected gene which is the reason for some form of

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To My Brother…With Love

Rakshabhandhan is just a few days away and it is really a wonderful feeling all around. The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. But suddenly I found whom I should tie my Rakhi though he is no more in this world. This gives me courage to share my feelings for him through this blog. It happened in Chandigarh on Diwali 2011.

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#BetterDemocracy: Please #SupportPK and ban #BoycottPK

So I went to watch PK with sky-high expectations. By the time I had made my mind, almost everyone in the country was talking about it. Leave Twitter, both #SupportPK and #BoycottPK was trending even on the real social network #Facebook. Some of the reasons for #boycottPK were as absurd as this. “Unless the filmmaker decides to also degrade #Islam, we will not let it run #BoycottPK”. Clearly, the guy writing this had decided to

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Rameswaram: A Place with Mystifying effects

Located in the southern district of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is touted to be a famous religious pilgrimage site. I am not religious, but I am attracted to the mysticism of religion, the spiritual aspect of it. Rameswaram is precisely located on the Pamban Island, which is also known as the Rameswaram Island and it is in the Gulf Of Mannar, at the tip of the Indian Peninsula. This was a family trip giving my family

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Who Am I?

After the debatable formation of the Telegana, India currently comprises 29 states, spanning at an area of 3,287,590 sq. km. with a population of 1,270,272,105 (1.27 billion). Such is the diversity of this nation that on official count there are 22 dialects spoken and six major religions preached. As of 2011 census, almost 80% of India’s population practices Hinduism followed by Islam (a merely 13%) with others sharing far lesser percentages. Among the states, Uttar

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Mythology and Animals: Snakes – Part 1

The policy of reverence or abhorrence of animals is culture-specific; attitudes differ according to a society’s beliefs, traditional customs and way of life. Its perception of animals is greatly influenced by mythology and religion. This is the precise reason due to which cows and monkeys are worshiped in some countries, while in the others they are consumed as food. Same is the case with snakes. Positive Snake Symbolisms Some cultures regard snakes as powerful symbols

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Retribution – A Short Story

It was a bright morning in New York. Ritesh woke up to the sound of chirping birds beside his window. He rubbed his eyes for his vision to clear. He looked at the Christiano Ronaldo poster that adorned one of the walls of the living room. The poster showed Ronaldo ready to take a free kick. Ritesh was reminded of the premier league match that he planned to watch that night that featured Christiano Ronaldo.

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