Toleration, Religion and Politics – An oriental perspective.

  The principle of toleration is much more relevant in our times as religion and identity are shaping the world in an altogether new way. The closing of borders and rise of right-wing parties in Europe seem to be examples of the narrowing of judgemental rationality, insecurity and scepticism in institutions and among the masses….

Annihilated

“For why would I comply with him when I barely know what the Classic was really like”. I had just finished the question which was rather on relying on an interpretation of someone else’s about someone else but even before I could make myself clear I had been meekly told by the professor that this…

The Isolated Religion

Barely being able to catch my breath I asked the bus driver “Aalo?” , swift came the reply “han han baitho”. I managed to get myself a seat and was fast asleep. This was in Silapathar,the place from where I had to board the bus to Arunachal Pradesh and which I luckily did. After a…

India and The Rohingyas

700,000 Rohingyas have already taken refuge in poor Bangladesh. The ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority from what used to be their homeland has finally come to a halt. The crackdown gained momentum in the past year only as the Myanmar security forces pointed towards the violent acts by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)…