Forced conversions to Hinduism in India – banned on Christmas?

Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have said they will not allow Hindu nationalist groups to hold a religious conversion ceremony on Christmas Day.

Mohit Agarwal, senior police official in Aligarh town where the ceremony is planned, said “strict action” would be taken against the organisers.

Conversions are legal if they do not . . . → Read More: Forced conversions to Hinduism in India – banned on Christmas?

Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

(By M K Bhadrakumar) The Delhi-based elites would most probably snigger at PM Narendra Modi’s first Independence Day speech today from the ramparts of the Red Fort. They’d probably feel ashamed that the leader of an emerging superpower who is acclaimed as the Iron Man, should have plunged headlong to speak about toilets and . . . → Read More: Why did PM Modi talk about toilets on India’s Independence Day

The Gandhi of the Frontier- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Remembering Bacha Khan

Leafing through the pages of history searching for heroes who envisaged a better world, we often come across great names such as, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, whose dignity and poise left a deep impression on the lives of their people. One such person, lost to the world, is . . . → Read More: The Gandhi of the Frontier- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

‘Impossible to practice politics without corruption’

Said Kumaraswamy expressing his anguish, as his efforts to bring “corrupt practices” of the Yeddyurappa-led BJP government did not yield expected results

JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy, who has been levelling corruption charges against Yeddyurappa, said it was impossible to practice politics without corruption. “The two (politics and corruption) have become two sides of . . . → Read More: ‘Impossible to practice politics without corruption’