Sabarimala Protests
India  /  Published 01.01.19

Lakhs to form 'women's wall' for Sabarimala

Lakhs of women from various walks of life will be participating in the 620km-long state-sponsored 'women's wall' campaign, stretching from the northern tip of Kasaragod to the southern end in Thiruvan...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 06.11.18

Sabarimala age mix-up: 52-year-old woman stopped

Nearly 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent a 52-year-old woman from entering the Lord Ayyappa temple on Tuesday, prompting police to register cases against them.Lalitha Ravi showed her Aadhaar card...
By PTI in Sabarimala

India  /  Published 30.05.19

No compromise on hate: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has indicated he would not buckle under the pressure of being called “arrogant” and would continue taking a tough stand against communal politics.“We saw c...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 06.02.19

Devaswom Board backs entry of women in Sabari

The Kerala government on Wednesday defended in the Supreme Court the September 2018 verdict allowing women of all ages to visit the Sabarimala temple, saying arguments about “social peace being dest...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.01.19

Bindu's voice: Sabarimala and a devotee's right

On Christmas eve, Ammini Bindu, 42, and Kanakadurga, 44, tried to trek to the Sabarimala temple. They got on a bus with other devotees and reached Pamba, the base camp from where the hill shrine trek ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


India  /  Published 18.01.19

SC orders 24x7 security for 2 women who entered Sabarimala

The Supreme Court directed Kerala police on Friday to provide round-the-clock security to two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices L.N. Rao an...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.19

The dark side of Makar Sankranti

Sir — Flying kites is an essential part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in various parts of India. But each year on this day, several creatures, especially birds, get injured by kite strings laced w...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Women faint in the face of protests

Two women devotees of childbearing age made a determined push towards the Sabarimala temple on Monday before heckling protesters and fatigue at trying to get past the swelling mob forced them to cut s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

Ayyappa’s devotees are of diverse genders

Lord Ayyappa, the deity of the Sabarimala temple, “is very popular with the third sex”, asserts Viraj Shah in her book, Meaning and Myths of Icons. Ayyappa, who is believed to protect the cosmos f...
By Sankar Ray

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.18

A debate on constitutional morality

Debates have gone out of fashion in Parliament. That is one of the markers of the decline of democratic political culture in India; the place of debates has been taken by shouting, rushing about and w...
By The Editorial Board


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