India  /  Published 19.04.22

No religious rally in UP without permission: Yogi

Amid incidents of violence during festivals in some states, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that no religious procession should be taken out without permission and that usage...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Lucknow

News  /  Published 16.04.22

Rally calls for unity on Poila Baisakh

“Bengal is not one-dimensional. Like a large river fed by tributaries, the Bengali way of life, as we know it now, has been enriched by several cultures. We must preserve that plural culture aga...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Ramazan mirrors friendly spirit of Kolkata in face of divisiveness

The imam of Nakhoda mosque, Shafique Qasmi, said the message of Ramazan, universal brotherhood, was the need of the hour in India and all over the world. “The spirit of Zakaria Street or Kolkat...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.22

My corpses are just yours are just not

Memory plays tricks but perhaps play isn’t the right word there. I am no longer able to find the right words, something happened to the way I arranged letters, accurate to the dictionary, and th...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.22

Other lives: caste, religion

That India is a deeply unequal society is not a secret. As a rule, an Indian’s gender, caste and religion carry a strong correlation with their educational and economic attainments. It turns out...
By The Editorial Board


News  /  Published 04.03.22

Religious leaders call for peace and love

A country torn apart by communal fissures needs religious leaders more badly than ever, said members of an interfaith organisation. A forum of leaders from different religions have come together to p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.22

A new template

As someone who never lost a chance to tick off my Pakistani and Middle-Eastern friends for how they treat minorities in their countries, I find it embarrassing to see my own country being increasingly...
By Hasan Suroor

News  /  Published 25.02.22

Birthplace of Gaudiya Mission and Iskcon reopens as a temple-cum-museum

The roof itself is over 16 inches thick. To replace the damaged wooden beams, tall trees were shipped in from South America. “We used teak for the doors and windows but needed sal for the beams ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 22.02.22

Hijab not under Art 25: K'taka

The Karnataka government on Tuesday told the High Court that there is no restriction on wearing Hijab in India with reasonable restrictions subject to institutional discipline and dismissed the charge...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Bengaluru

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.22

Minorities in India being deprived of social justice, says Father Franklin Menezes

Communal amity and rights of minorities are central to a just and equitable society and the trampling of both does not bode well for India, a group of religious leaders told a symposium in the city on...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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