Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021


'Michhami Dukkadam and Uttam Kshama,' US President Joe Biden Greets Jain Community

Sep 21, 2021 PTI

US President greeted the Jain community on the conclusion of Das Lakshan, the 10 day Jain festival, which takes place after the 8-day Paryushan, a fasting festival.

Book Extract: Kerala Professor Whose Hand Was Cut Off By Religious Fanatics Recounts His Harrowing Tale

Sep 21, 2021 T.J. Joseph

Muslim fundamentalists chopped off Prof T J Joseph's hand on charges of blasphemy in 2010. In this excerpt, he recounts how the Church too let him down.

Gujarat: Thousands Of Women Flock Religious Procession To 'Eradicate' Coronavirus

A video of the incident went viral on Wednesday following which Ahmedabad rural police said appropriate action had already been taken.

Karnataka: 23-Year-Old Man Beaten, Stabbed For Travelling With Woman Of Another Faith

Apr 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The police said that at least seven people are in custody, and four people from the Bajrang Dal who were involved in the case will soon be arrested.

Lucknow Mosque Trustee Moves SC Challenging PIL On 1991 Law On Religious Places

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to examine the controversial provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991

01 March, 2021

BJP-Led Madhya Pradesh Govt Introduces Anti-Conversion Bill

Outlook Web Bureau

The bill replaces the ordinance which sought to monitor religious conversions and had provisions of 10 years' imprisonment in some cases

18 January, 2021

Tandav Row: Security Beefed Up Outside Saif Ali Khan, Amazon India's Offices

Outlook Web Bureau

This follows an FIR filed against the makers of Tandav on grounds of allegedly hurting religious sentiments

05 January, 2021

Andhra Pradesh: BJP Leaders Arrested Over Yatra To Protest Lord Rama Idol Desecration


The head of Lord Rama's idol at the famous Ramateertham hill temple was found defaced on December 28 night.

29 December, 2020

No More Yadav, Jat, Gurjar: UP Transport Department To Seize Vehicles With 'Caste' Stickers

Outlook Web Bureau

The transport department has launched the drive after instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

18 November, 2020

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


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

14 August, 2020

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

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.

23 July, 2020

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

Priyadarshini Sen

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.

19 July, 2020

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

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.

12 April, 2020

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

Priyadarshini Sen

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

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


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.

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People perform 'Tarpan' ritual for the remembrance of their ancestors on the banks of the Ganga river during 'Pitri Paksha' at Assi ghat in Varanasi.

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External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar during UNGA meetings with Norway Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide. Appreciated our working together in the Security Council. A comprehensive discussion on Afghanistan....

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External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar during a meeting with Iraq Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein. Discussed our historical ties, economic, energy and development cooperation linkages. Exchanged views on regional and...

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Fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions in Green Bay, Wis.

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This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two...

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu