Chennai, Tamil Nadu celebrated Pongal, a major harvest festival, on Tuesday with traditional fervour. Across the state, people got up early, put on new clothes and offered special prayers at temples. At homes at the auspicious time, children beating a small drum shouted “Pongolo Pongal, Pongolo Pongal” when the milk[Read More…]
SECULARISM – What does that word mean to you?
Academically, secularism is the separation of religion and state. It ensures religious groups don’t interfere in affairs of state, and the state doesn’t interfere in religious affairs. In the West, the word secular implies three things: freedom of religion, equal citizenship to each citizen regardless of his or her religion,[Read More…]
Temples are centres of India’s cultural ethos: Vice President
Hyderabad: Describing temples as centres of India’s cultural ethos, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that “share and care” has been the core of India’s philosophy. “Temples have been the centres of India’s cultural ethos as well as centres of music, dance and for the spiritual upliftment of the[Read More…]
Kerala CM accuses RSS of imparting kids the training to kill
Donations to temples, FDs in cooperative banks under scanner in Mumbai
Hurried donations made to over 100 temples and trusts and sudden spurt in cash reserves in nearly 1,000 cooperative banks and credit societies in Maharashtra after Centre’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have come under government’s scanner, a senior state minister said on Thursday. “The suspicious[Read More…]