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China Has No Theological Basis To Pick The Next Dalai Lama: US

Nov 18, 2020 PTI

Tibetan Buddhists have successfully picked their leader for hundreds of years, and they have the right to do that now, says top US diplomat

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 meaning deeply embedded in these sounds, which transpose them from the commonplace to the sacred.


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

We already see more people turning to meditation, yoga and monastic practices. The 'going inward' is being used as a vital framework for salvation from the current crisis.

Two Tamil Nadu Periyar Activists Arrested For 'Offensive' Video On Lord Muruga

Jul 19, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

Condemnation for the video poured in from celebrities including film stars, politicians and writers, and even the Tamil news channels were compelled to devote precious telecast time on the controversy.


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

In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health guidelines trump freedom of religious expression?

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05 February, 2020

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Priyadarshini Sen

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and unofficial censorship of the arts in India in the name of religion, writes independent journalist Priyadarshini Sen.


22 November, 2019

Amid BHU Row, AMU Teachers Recall Their Institute's Contribution To Sanskrit

PTI

An AMU scholar was the first Muslim to earn a PhD in Sanskrit.


10 November, 2019

PM Modi, President Kovind Extend Greetings To Nation On Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Outlook Web Bureau

Milad-un-Nabi is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. On this day, Muslims all across the world celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.


18 October, 2019

Sabka Vikas Must Include Vikas Of Our Ancient Hindu Civilisation

M. Nageswara Rao

Seeking uniformity is the core object of Abrahamism. Whereas our ancient civilisation and its obverse Hinduism seeks unity while celebrating diversity.


11 October, 2019

Use Of Religion As Commodity, A La Baba Ramdev, Is Gross Misuse

Dr. Taradatt

After taking an oath to shun materialism in a quest for the real meaning of life, is it appropriate for such preachers to enter fields of commerce and politics for reforming society?


30 September, 2019

Kerala Christian Girl Says She Fled To UAE For Love, Not To Join Terror Group

PTI

'I have found my true calling and have come to Abu Dhabi of my own free will. No one forced me. I am an adult citizen of India and can make my own decision,' 19-year-old Christian girl said.


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17 June, 2019

'It Talks About Power Of Universalism And Liberalism': Kapil Dev On His Book 'We The Sikhs'

Lachmi Deb Roy

Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev's book 'We The Sikhs' features pictures and paintings of 100 gurdwaras across the globe; and is divided into three sections- the Gurus, the history and artefacts and the gurudwaras


03 June, 2019

BJP Mixing Religion And Politics: Mamanta Banerjee On 'Jai Sri Ram' Slogan

Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee has lost her cool twice in the last few weeks over people chanting 'Jai Sri Ram' at some places in West Bengal while her motorcade was passing through.


07 May, 2019

Ekvira Devi Temple Dome Recovered 18 Months After Being Stolen

Outlook Web Bureau

Goddess Ekvira Devi is the 'Kul-Devi' of the Thackeray family and the dome's theft had caused huge embarrassment to the BJP-led state government


10 April, 2019

Dalai Lama Undergoes Check-Up At Delhi Hospital After Health Complications

Outlook Web Bureau

The Dalai Lama was in Delhi for the past few days for attending a global learning conference that ended on April 6.


23 March, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of Lying All Day, Says He Is Chowkidar Of The Corrupt

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying all day and said he is the 'chowkidar' of the corrupt and fugitives like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya.


22 January, 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Family Throws Infant Over Suspicion Of Being Possessed By Evil Spirits

Outlook Web Bureau

A case under relevant Sections has been registered against all the accused.


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21 January, 2019

Seer Shivakumara Swami Of Siddaganga Mutt Dies At 111

Outlook Web Bureau

Born on April 1, 1907 in Veerapura village of Ramanagara district in Karnataka, the Swami is also involved in several philanthropic activities and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2015.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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