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With zero tolerance for ‘harmful behaviour’, WhatsApp bans 2 million accounts in India

With zero tolerance for ‘harmful behaviour’, WhatsApp bans 2 million accounts in India

July 18, 2021

Ever since its launch in India about 10 years ago, Facebook-owned messaging platform has made rapid strides in India in terms of adoption by users. It has galloped to almost 500 million accounts in India, making it by far the world’s biggest market for the extremely popular app...

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Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

Framing dalit presence in Indian cinema

February 6, 2020

In Indian cinema, the issue of caste was seldom a prominent subject with most film-makers and is rarely dealt with the seriousness and urgency it deserves. The marginalization that is a reality in the social space extends to the film world as well. 

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India’s National Register of Citizens

India’s National Register of Citizens

August 9, 2018

The final draft of National Register of Citizen, prepared in the troubled north-eastern state of Assam, has raised more issues than it solves and left over four million stranded, potentially as stateless persons. Political blame game has already begun, further clouding the fate o...

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Marghi Na Farcha Recipe

Marghi Na Farcha Recipe

October 31, 2017

A traditional Parsi dish making for a small portion of the big and lavish wedding feasts, marghi na farcha has an authentic yet easy method of preparation. Literally a big piece of chicken, it is also a weekend favourite of many. A descendant of Persian Zoroastrians who came to I...

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

May 24, 2017

The Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India to be a nation violating human rights in more than ten issues including women's rights, freedom of speech, gender identity and treatment of minorities, to name a few.

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Ayodhya Ram Temple issue back in Headlines

Ayodhya Ram Temple issue back in Headlines

March 22, 2017

India's apex court has suggested out-of-court settlement in the Ram Temple issue. Can India find a solution to this dispute that has been raising its ugly head at regular intervals, ahead of every election, and polarising communities and causing communal riots?

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The obscurity of Minority Affairs in India

The obscurity of Minority Affairs in India

March 18, 2017

Equal opportunities and a dignified acceptance are probably the most critical demands of the minority groups in India. Some of the schemes rolled out by the Indian government deserve applause while large scale negligence remains prominent.

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Special Indian style of Eid in Delhi

Special Indian style of Eid in Delhi

July 6, 2016

Eid-ul-fitr is one of the widely celebrated festivals among Muslims across the globe. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a 30-day fasting period. In India the festival will be celebrated on Thursday. Eid-ul-fitr is a special festival among Muslims worldwide. People pr...

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Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Kheer Bhawani Festival

Kashmiri Hindus Celebrate Kheer Bhawani Festival

June 15, 2016

Thousands of Kashmiri Brahmans (hindu priest cast in India) come from different parts of India to the Kheer Bhawani shrine in Tulmul Ganderbal area of Kashmir. The festival is celebrated every year in May-June.

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Holy Month of Ramadan starts today

Holy Month of Ramadan starts today

June 7, 2016

In India, following the moon sighting reports from different parts, the Imam of Jama Masjid mosque, in Old Delhi, Ahmed Bukhari announced, Tuesday June 7, 2016, the first day of Ramzan, as Ramadan is called in India. In this month, of prayers and supplication, Indian Muslims, as ...

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Guest Column

Guest Column

April 12, 2016

Last week the newly appointed minister of Religious Affairs Aung Ko told the Voice of America that only Buddhists were considered “full citizens” of Burma, while Muslims and other minorities counted as “associate citizens”. Except a little whisper, unfortunately, this inc...

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World Sufi Forum 2016

World Sufi Forum 2016

March 22, 2016

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to build peace and harmony in the world, as hundreds of people attended the World Sufi Forum from March 17-20, 2016 in New Delhi. With an aim to strengthen global peace, stand against violence and spread spiritual messag...

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