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Srijan Foundation’s Official Stand On Donation Made To “IndiaSpend” In The Financial Year 2014-15

Matter in Issue: In financial year 2014-15 Srijan Foundation has made a donation of Rs. 20,000 to IndiaSpend in good faith presuming that “IndiaSpend” was doing a noble unbiased work in terms of data collection and it’s publication, which will help in addressing social issues in more concrete terms. But recently we came across some …

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Less Known Temples of Kerala – 3: Thirunavaya, Trippadam, Hanuman Kshetram

The three temples  are near one another and can be comfortably covered within two hours. ;    (between kottakkal & kuttipuram on Mangalore  – Cochin rd ‘ 19 km from kadampuza ). Ed visited these temples in June 2011. PS Roads in Kerala have innumerable turns , bends , forks, and junctions. Of course there are …

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Easter: Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears

Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears Ashley D’Mello | TNN Mumbai: Avelino Rejoice Dhakul, 81, never fails to bring tears to people’s eyes when he renders the Passion of Christ from the Christa Purana, describing scenes from the crucifixion at the Good Friday service at St Francis Xavier Church, Vile Parle. Dhakul, who has …

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Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

An article courtesy  TOI, of  17 March. It is very very rare to see such frank opinions on extremists, root cause for extremism, especially when linked to a religion with more than its share of violence and man made tragedies. Even brave souls like MJ Akbar have not been so forthright in in voicing their …

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Who destroys our forests? The forest department!

Starvation killing jumbos N D Shiva Kumar | TNN Of 105 elephants that died in 2007-08, post-mortem of 22 was done after 10 to 25 days of death. Due to the delay, between 2002 and 2008, the bodies of 23 elephants decomposed and the reason for deaths couldn’t be ascertained. Five elephants died due to …

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Unsung :Girl tops exam, beats disability

Girl tops exam, beats disability Visually Impaired Is An Ace Ikram Khan | TNN Bangalore: She can’t see but is showing the way. Sumaiya Khan, 15, topped the exams at St Michael’s High School (RT Nagar) and promises to continue her sterling performance in college next year. Sumaiya was adjudged the best student after securing …

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Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar

Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar Bosco Dominique | TNN BIRTHDAY GIFT: S Sambanda Sivacharyar, Sanskrit scholar and research assistant of French Institute of Pondicherry Puducherry: He has been working more than 10 hours a day for the past five decades, collecting palm leaf manuscripts in different scripts from various parts of country and …

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“Who Hijacked Jamia” : A different muslim perspective on the issue

This is a wonderful article by Arif Mohammed Khan, citing the poor leadership offered to the Muslim community from self-proclaimed muslim bodies such as the Personal Law Board, Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Jamaat-e-Islami. These organisations he says hijack the core muslim agenda, often backed by shameless political patronage, just as had happened in the Shah Bano …

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Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

n 2004 my friend and mentor, Prasanna Lal Das, wrote an article called “Article 370 – a case to extend it beyond Kashmir“, and ofcourse as most Indians do, I was out of my wits on reading the title. To me Article 370 was clearly another case of appeasement of “kashmiri muslims”. I never read …

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