Advocacy and Activism

Chittur Thekkegramam: Maharudra Yagnam 11-13 Jan 2009

Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha Om Nama Sivaya Chittur Thekkegramam: Maharudra Yagnam A Maharudra Yganam is proposed to be conducted in the village 11Jan to 13th Jan 2009. Venue VISALAKSHI VISWESWARAR AND AYYAPPA TEMPLES It has been decided by the learned pundits to conduct the Maharudra Yajna, at Thekkegramam, Chittur, for the benefit and  welfare of …

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“You’re either with us or against us” : A police officer’s plea

This article http://www.indianexpress.com/news/You-re-either-with-us-or-against-us/368483 – an article by an IPS officer defining how the police has a “thankless job” and has to work with either conspiracy theories or flak. The title of the article – “You’re either with us or against us” – rather sadly, defines the more highlighted muslim mindset, which is mostly a result …

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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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Free Muslims Coalition :: a new way forward for muslims

I came across this very good website about Free and moderate Muslims working globally towards creation of a secular and democratic middle east, including Saudi Arabia. Their website is: http://www.freemuslims.org/. I quote several positions from their website which are very inspiring, healing and I believe progressive, thus leading to steps to create a better a …

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Indian Heenal Raichura is UK’s youngest doc, at 22 years

At 22 years, Indian is UK’s youngest doc London: At the age of 22, India-origin Heenal Raichura has qualified to become Britain’s youngest doctor and is all set to practise medicine. Daughter of Nalin and Shobhna Raichura, Heenal was accepted into university to study medicine in 2002 when she was 16. Six years later she …

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Parsis: Hope at last to increase numbers

UN project gives Parsis hope of swelling numbers Ketan Tanna | TNN Mumbai: It was a casual request from Bombay Parsi Punchayat chief Minoo Shroff that resulted in gynaecologist Anahita Pandole taking on the assignment of helping Parsi couples battling infertility. Three years down the line, she has handled 200 cases of whom 80 women …

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Jesus with beer and cigarettes in church journal sparks row

It is obvious that there has been a slip up. The church has apologised and that should end the matter. But will it? IN BAD TASTE? Jesus with beer and cigarettes in church journal sparks row TIMES NEWS NETWORK Thiruvananthapuram: In what seems like a big faux pas that may snowball into a controversy, the …

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