Religion

Eid and the moon are both part of the festival

July 17, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Eid and the moon are both part of the festival

Eid and the moon are both part of the festival. In a way one births the other. And like all births and deliveries, there can be occasional complications. Did it happen this time? I remember an Eid in 1962 when we went to bed thinking there would be another Iftar the next day to find...
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Posted in Festival, Religion | 6 Comments »

India’s parliament disrupted by Mother Teresa remarks

February 27, 2015
Reuters
India’s parliament disrupted by Mother Teresa remarks

India’s upper house of parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday
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Posted in India, Parliament, Politics, Poverty, Religion | 3 Comments »

Delhi ka Laddoo

February 10, 2015
Syed Bashir
Delhi ka Laddoo

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are realising how bitter sweets can be.
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Posted in Democracy, Election, India, International, Politics, Religion, World | 3 Comments »

Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

January 16, 2015
Anatul Fateh
Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

In Chapter 11 of the English writer Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice is the following exchange between the two central characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett.
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

January 14, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

“If you cannot laugh at your God, then that God must be very small. The Prophet is, well, a midget,” so said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor-in Chief of Charlie Hebdo, just a few years ago.
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Posted in Middle East, Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism | 37 Comments »

Barbarians of the faith

January 12, 2015
MJ Akbar
Barbarians of the faith

Another barbaric chapter of an epic conflict between the presence and promise of modernity
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Terrorism | No Comments »

Use and misuse of science in religions

November 7, 2014
A. Rahman
Use and misuse of science in religions

Science as a whole and religion of any description are not always good bedfellows at the best of times.
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Posted in Religion, Science and invention | 16 Comments »

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