Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture
The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.
Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts
Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.
That the payment of taxes is without quid pro quo is a basic lesson in law schools.
Aug 27, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
If she manages to play the Rani of Jhansi, she would have succeeded where others like Vyjanthimala, Hema Malini, Raakhee Gulzar and Sushmita Sen could only dream of.
Aug 24, 2018, 19:36 PM IST
Successive Pakistani prime ministers have failed or have been too afraid to take on the military-ISI establishment.
Aug 21, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
Sadly, the past 25 years have seen India make heroes out of those who talk big on growth while dismissing environmentalists as 'anti-development'.
Aug 21, 2018, 19:07 PM IST
As perhaps humanity's oldest book, the Rigveda remains one of its most mysterious.
Aug 20, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
He was a poet and statesman, so you would not expect what Vajpayee's favourite Bollywood film was.
Aug 19, 2018, 16:25 PM IST
Imran Khan's first wicket was Nawaz Sharif. And we do not know if his next wicket will be the Pakistan Army/ISI or India.
Aug 14, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
Perhaps some people around Kamal saab feel this perception will help Vishwaroopam 2 sell better.
Aug 11, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
On the whole BJP-ruled states are not doing very well because of theatrics and outright populism.
Aug 10, 2018, 14:05 PM IST
Nikah Halala has ended up a tool in the hands of a hostile country. It also needs to be seen in that light.
Aug 10, 2018, 09:26 AM IST
Karunanidhi is also probably the only leader who has allied with the Congress, BJP, Third Front and the Left.
Aug 09, 2018, 08:48 AM IST
Using Ayurveda along with Yoga helps us gain complete harmony and balance in body and mind so that we can discover our true Self that is one with all.
Aug 07, 2018, 07:36 AM IST
Mumbai is struggling in the rain. But the government seems more interested in mindlessly populist meddling with non-essential movie-watching.
Aug 04, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Price of defence equipment is keep secret because it would be easy for our adversaries to figure out strategic specifications based on price.
Aug 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
Everything in desh bhakti genre since then is honourable but bland. We've seen the sportive spirit wrapped in the Indian flag over and over again.
Aug 03, 2018, 21:54 PM IST
The opposition to the NRC is opportunistic and is coming from politicians who have repeatedly raised the illegal immigrant issue.
Aug 01, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
Our political masters are interested only in things that are exciting, and not doing things right.
Aug 02, 2018, 16:40 PM IST