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Ritual: the corner stone of society

By Sarah O’Brien

Ritualistic behaviour comes in many guises, from religious ceremonies and rites of passage to everyday greetings. Rituals are a feature of all human societies, appealing to tradition, offering purpose, and even uniting communities. 441 more words

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Lesson #2: forget the goal

It is the basic rule of life- to look for pleasure and avoid pain.  Most of our actions are guided by these conditions.  We weigh the pleasure of eating an extra chocolate against the pain of gaining weigh.   348 more words

Life

Malegaon blasts case shows that Hindutva forces are succeeding in widening Hindu-Muslim divide, writes Julio Ribeiro

By Julio Ribeiro, The Indian Express | May 18, 2016

Hemant Karkare laid down his life for his friends. Every man and woman in the land was his friend. 1,007 more words

Re-Naming Akbar Road Is About Politics and Hindutva

This re-naming fever is about soft warfare, cultural politics.

By GopalKrishna Gandhi, The Wire | May 19, 2016

General Vijay Kumar Singh is a soldier and a Rajput.  1,717 more words

Ramanavami

While most Americans think of April 15 as Tax Day, this year, it was a much more celebratory day for the Culver Hindu Community, who marked Rama Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama. 148 more words

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They’re Lying When They Say Hindu Terror Is Major Threat, Stats Show Left-Wing Terror Is

SNAPSHOT

Claims of Hindu or saffron terror being a threat to India is fall flat on close analysis.

By Rupa Subramanya, Swarajyamag | May 26, 2016…

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