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Priyadarshini Sen
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How A  Grassroots Conservationist Turned A Naga Village Into A Biodiversity Peace Corridor

How A Grassroots Conservationist Turned A Naga Village Into A Biodiversity Peace Corridor

May 29, 2021 Priyadarshini Sen

Former church worker taps into the spiritual core of indigenous practices to combat climate change.

Hope And Trepidation Swirl Around Ravidas’ Birth Anniversary

Hope And Trepidation Swirl Around Ravidas’ Birth Anniversary

Mar 06, 2021 Priyadarshini Sen

Is a symbolic act of restoring a demolished temple enough, ask Ravidas’s devotees

Buddhist Monks Join Farmers, Deliver A Powerful Message

Buddhist Monks Join Farmers, Deliver A Powerful Message

Feb 14, 2021 Priyadarshini Sen

‘Religion has taught us not to be mute spectators to social injustices’

Lohri, Farmers, And The Enemy Within

Lohri, Farmers, And The Enemy Within

Jan 18, 2021 Priyadarshini Sen

Protesting farmers celebrated Lohri this year by burning copies of the Centre’s new agriculture...

Farm Laws, Fertility And Religion

Farm Laws, Fertility And Religion

Dec 24, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

These protests are not just a reaction to the farm laws. It is a moment in time when political, social and...

Interfaith Harmony, Tolerance And The Virus

Interfaith Harmony, Tolerance And The Virus

Nov 28, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Among other things, an inclusive and accessible interfaith ecosystem could help us check the pandemic’s...

Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Nov 07, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Ironically, inter-faith worship and scriptural readings have often transcended the boundaries of religion and...

Deity, Donations And Divine Intervention

Deity, Donations And Divine Intervention

Oct 18, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Pandemic disrupts the inner world of Jagannath Temple servitors.

Inter-Religious Love In The Time Of Love Jihad

Inter-Religious Love In The Time Of Love Jihad

Sep 25, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

The Uttar Pradesh police recently formed a Special Investigation Team to probe inter-faith marriages in...

The Pandemic, And A Lesson From The Minorities

The Pandemic, And A Lesson From The Minorities

Sep 06, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Through their resilience, coping strategies, compassion and efforts to build a more inclusive society,...

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Aug 14, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Just as acoustics are inseparable from certain rituals in specific religious traditions, so too is ritual...

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Jul 23, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

We already see more people turning to meditation, yoga and monastic practices. The 'going inward' is being...

What A Monastery Can Teach Us About Isolation During The Pandemic

What A Monastery Can Teach Us About Isolation During The Pandemic

Jul 04, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Forced quarantine is making us confront hard truths about ourselves. We can turn this into a critical moment...

Yoga As National Pride: PM Modi's Convenient <em>Asana</em> To Mask Misgovernance

Yoga As National Pride: PM Modi's Convenient Asana To Mask Misgovernance

Jun 13, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

PM Modi sees yoga as an opportunity to further his triumphant nationalism and project India as a global...

Tribal Communities Don't See Coronavirus Epidemic As War

Tribal Communities Don't See Coronavirus Epidemic As War

May 24, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

The indigenous healers are not only relying on nature for medicinal remedies but are also forging stronger...

Grieve But In Isolation: How COVID-19 Has Upturned The Way We Mourn, Handle Death

Grieve But In Isolation: How COVID-19 Has Upturned The Way We Mourn, Handle Death

May 03, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

The changes are already making grieving more complicated whether or not the deceased died from Coronavirus....

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Apr 12, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health...

Coronavirus: India's Partial Lockdown Reeks Of Class, Caste Bias Leaving Socially, Sexually Disadvantaged Groups Vulnerable

Coronavirus: India's Partial Lockdown Reeks Of Class, Caste Bias Leaving Socially, Sexually Disadvantaged Groups Vulnerable

Mar 22, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

The most exposed of these groups is transgenders, who depend on begging, sex work and ritual functions for...

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Feb 28, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

As market forces gain strength, spiritual beliefs alone aren’t sufficient to protect the Mangar Bani from...

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Feb 05, 2020 Priyadarshini Sen

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and...