India  /  Published 01.01.22

Karnataka bid to free temples from govt leash

The BJP chief minister of Karnataka has embarked on a mission to free Hindu temples from government control to fulfil a poll promise and sustained demands from the RSS. After getting the Assembly to ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Places  /  Published 20.11.21

Rash Utsav: When Khardah comes alive with love, light and devotion

The Rash Utsav of Shyamsundar Jiu is one of the oldest and most famed in Bengal. The three-day festival comes to and end with the tunes of the kirtan ‘Poth charo charo mora broje jai l...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

India  /  Published 07.11.21

Under Modi, India losing leverage

The mob rampaged for days, burning homes, breaking into temples and clashing with police, leaving several dead. The victims were minority Hindus living in Bangladesh, a nation grappling with increasi...
By Mujib Mashal in New Delhi

Places  /  Published 04.11.21

Dark deity to divine daughter: The evolution of Kali on terracotta

At the Rajrajeswari temple at Kotalpur, Hooghly, which was built in 1694, the figure of a saree-clad Kali is seen beside one of Durga. A further example of mellowing Kali’s ferocity is the story...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 21.09.21

Dhaka's deity, at home in Kolkata's Kumartuli

Somen Sengupta is passionate about heritage and travelling and has been writing about it for 26 years. When he is not executing duties as a senior executive in an MNC, he keeps an eye out for intrigui...
By Somen Sengupta


Jharkhand  /  Published 07.09.21

CM to discuss temple reopening

Jharkhand is likely to take a decision on reopening of places of worship at a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to be chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday, highl...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 07.09.21

Stalin govt allots Rs 1,500cr for temples

The DMK government in Tamil Nadu has announced a package of over Rs 1,500 crore to spruce up temple administration and declared that it does not exploit “bhakti (religiosity)” to stoke vio...
By M.R. Venkatesh in Chennai

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.09.21

Assembly: row over namaz room

The Opposition BJP launched an all-round attack on the Hemant Soren government on Saturday, two days after the Assembly Speaker allotted a separate room for namaz on the premises, lobbing accusations ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.09.21

Ranchi march to reopen temples

Rrepresentatives of various temple trusts, backed by right-wing outfits, conducted a 4km padyatra in capital Ranchi on Wednesday evening, demanding opening of a...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 19.08.21

Temple for Modi, 'god' missing

Days after a BJP worker constructed a temple for Narendra Modi in Pune, the bust of the prime minister has been removed from it. Mayur Munde, who built the temple, could not be reached for comments o...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Pune


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