Who’s afraid of Hindutva?

The Express Tribune: Farzana Versey. Hinduism could probably be the most nuanced religion if only the Hindus left it alone. A political leader is carping about how Bollywood denigrates the religion. Films in India are essentially  ‘socio-myth’, therefore, characters are inspired by an existing template. We are celebrating Diwali now, […]

The Maulana Who Loved Krishna

Source: Outlook India Hasrat Mohani was not just a maverick when it came to publicly championing the radical thinking of Tilak. He also wrote verses expressing deep love for Krishna, and often went to Mathura to celebrate Janmashtami. He was a true maverick. In 1908 he published an anonymous article […]

India: Muslim-Hindu Clash Is Deadly

Source: The New York Times A clash between Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan and Hindus who were offering alms to one of their gods left one man dead and 20 people injured in northern India. The police imposed a curfew on Bareilly, a town in Uttar Pradesh State […]