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From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi Idgah mosque stands

03 June 2022
Gyanvapi Case: UP Court To Decide On Maintainability On May 26

Gyanvapi Case: UP Court To Decide On Maintainability On May 26

Gyanvapi case: The Uttar Pradesh Court has also given a week's time to both Hindu and Muslim sides to file objections to the report of a court-mandated...

24 May 2022

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Varanasi Court To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: The Supreme Court had earlier transferred the case saying looking at the ‘complexities’ and ‘sensitivity’ of the issue, it is...

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

The earlier order for the protection of area where 'shivling' was reportedly found and for allowing 'namaz' in mosque will remain operational.

20 May 2022

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Defers Hearing To Friday, Asks Varanasi Court To Not Hold Trial Today

The move came after a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narashima was informed by advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain that lead counsel Hari Shankar...

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18 May 2022
Eat Like A Local: Around Varanasi Savouring Malaiyo And Chura Matar

Eat Like A Local: Around Varanasi Savouring Malaiyo And Chura Matar

An OT reader recalls her gastronomical experiences in Varanasi for our series #OTReadersWrite


17 May 2022
Varanasi Court Removes Official Leading Gyanvapi Mosque Survey, Asks Panel To Submit Report Within 2 Days

Varanasi Court Removes Official Leading Gyanvapi Mosque Survey, Asks Panel To Submit Report Within 2 Days

Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi Court removed Advocate Commissioner Ajay Mishra, who was heading the videography survey for displaying 'irresponsible behaviour...


17 May 2022
Supreme Court Begins Hearing In Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Supreme Court Begins Hearing In Gyanvapi Mosque Case

Supreme Court is hearing the case following a plea filed before it by the management of Gyanvapi mosque against the survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri...


17 May 2022
What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

The Places of Worship Act 1991 was passed in the parliament in wake of the violence and communal turbulence amid the Rath Yatra-Ram Janmabhoomi movement.


16 May 2022
PM Modi Holds Talks With Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, Key Points From Nepal Visit

PM Modi Holds Talks With Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, Key Points From Nepal Visit

PM Modi offered prayers at Maya Devi Temple and laid the foundation stone of a Buddhist cultural centre with PM Deuba.


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16 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Videography Survey Concludes Amid Tight Security; Court Orders Sealing Of Pond Where Shivling Was Found

Gyanvapi Mosque Videography Survey Concludes Amid Tight Security; Court Orders Sealing Of Pond Where Shivling Was Found

After the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex was concluded, the lawyer representing the Hindu women claimed that a shiva linga has been found in the pond...


15 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Complex Survey Continues Amid Tight Security For 2nd Day

Gyanvapi Masjid Complex Survey Continues Amid Tight Security For 2nd Day

Gyanvapi masjid complex survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee, which claimed that the advocate commissioner appointed by the...


14 May 2022
7 Things To Do On A Solo Trip To Varanasi

7 Things To Do On A Solo Trip To Varanasi

Experience the magic of Varanasi through its ghats, busy alleyways and the people


14 May 2022
Yogi Adityanath Says India Moving Ahead Under PM Modi’s Leadership, Urges People To Follow ‘Dharma’

Yogi Adityanath Says India Moving Ahead Under PM Modi’s Leadership, Urges People To Follow ‘Dharma’

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath also said that all religions lead to same destination, while saying that when a nation is strong its religion is also strong....


12 May 2022
Court Rejects Plea To Change Gyanvapi Survey Official, Survey To Be Done By Tuesday

Court Rejects Plea To Change Gyanvapi Survey Official, Survey To Be Done By Tuesday

The court is hearing a plea by some women to allow daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are on an outer wall of the mosque.


04 July 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case Timeline: Varanasi Court To Hear Gyanvapi Case Today, Arguments To Continue On Maintainability

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Timeline: Varanasi Court To Hear Gyanvapi Case Today, Arguments To Continue On Maintainability

The Muslim side argued that the petition is not maintainable under the Places of Worship Act 1991.


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07 May 2022
Varanasi Court Orders Inspection Survey Outside Gyanvapi Mosque Adjacent To Kashi Vishwanathan Temple

Varanasi Court Orders Inspection Survey Outside Gyanvapi Mosque Adjacent To Kashi Vishwanathan Temple

The counsel for Delhi-based plaintiffs, on whose plea the court had ordered videography and survey of the mosque, said the team would conduct the survey inside...


21 May 2022
The Story Of Varanasi’s 'Pappu Ki Adi' Where PM Modi Held Chai Pe Charcha

The Story Of Varanasi’s 'Pappu Ki Adi' Where PM Modi Held Chai Pe Charcha

Idioms like ‘tempest in a teapot’ and ‘storm in the teacup’ gained a different connotation after Narendra Modi decided to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha...


24 April 2022
Banaras: An Impossible Place

Banaras: An Impossible Place

Only in the holy city would you find a signboard which says, “One can stay here for a maximum of fifteen days. If someone does not die within those fifteen...


26 March 2022
Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba To Visit India From April 1-3

Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba To Visit India From April 1-3

Deuba will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2, they said. This will be Deuba's first bilateral visit abroad after becoming the prime...


24 March 2022
All Set For Yogi Adityanath’s Mega Oath Taking Ceremony In UP Tomorrow

All Set For Yogi Adityanath’s Mega Oath Taking Ceremony In UP Tomorrow

Yogi Adityanath’s oath taking ceremony inside UP’s (Uttar Pradesh’s) Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium will be attended by PM...


20 March 2022
As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

The architecture of the Kashi corridor is a mockery to the sentiments of the city, its dwellers, to the Gods, the saints and the sincere believers. The...


12 March 2022
Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras is the home of Shiva, and like everywhere else, he resides almost everywhere—from under a peepal tree to the big temples.


09 March 2022
UP Election: EC Sends Special Officers To Varanasi, Meerut Amid Opposition Complaints

UP Election: EC Sends Special Officers To Varanasi, Meerut Amid Opposition Complaints

The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi has been sent as a special officer to oversee the counting process in Meerut and Bihar's CEO in Varanasi amid complaints...


09 March 2022
Poll Dance: Kabir Chaura Math

Poll Dance: Kabir Chaura Math

In the narrow bylanes of Banaras, where the Bhakti poet Kabir was born, has scores of Padma Bhushans and Vibhushans in its vicinity for music, dance and the...


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