• Highway project poses grave danger to Himalayas: a multimedia report0

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    • October 28, 2018

    Highway project poses grave danger to Himalayas: a multimedia report The Char Dham highway project to connect four Hindu shrines has become contentious, with local residents and environmentalists saying that it endangers the fragile mountain ecosystem Hridayesh Joshi, October 25, 201 Suraj Singh Ramola stared at his ruined farmland at the gateway to four important

  • Gods are male, they hate women: Why fighting for entry to temples is futile0

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    • October 27, 2018

    TASLIMA NASREEN 27 October, 2018   Women devotees protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple | PTI   For women, fight for independence is much more important than entry to temples like Sabarimala. The protests against the Supreme Court Sabarimala temple order

  • Hindutva in Chicago0

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    • October 27, 2018

    BY SLOK GYAWALI 26 OCTOBER 2018 The World Hindu Congress in Chicago and the Hindu right’s plans to rebrand their ideology. Delegates at the 2018 World Hindu Congress in Chicago, US. Photo: Were it not for the statuette of a cow outside the adjoining Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, it would be impossible to distinguish the Westin


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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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