Category: Religion

Bhakti-Sufi Traditions: Uniting Humanity

In contemporary times, religions’ identity is being used as cover for political agenda. Be it the terrorist violence or the sectarian nationalism in various parts of the World, religion is used to mask the underlying politics. While one was talking of separation of religion and politics many decades earlier, the times have been showing the reverse trends, more so in South Asia. Globally one came across the news that American President sent a chador [a ceremonial sheet of cloth] to the annual observation at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. (April 2015). Later one also read (April 22, 2015) that Sonia Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpeyi, and Narendra Modi has also offered chadors at the shrine.  Continue Reading..


Ram Puniyani
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Remembering Yasser: Through the last lense

Yasser Faisal al-Jumaili was an Iraqi freelance cameraman who risked his life only to show viewers across the world the reality of injustice, violence and oppression that the people of Syria are being subjected to.

The following work not only serves as a recapitulation of Yasser’s last documentary but also as the author’s tribute to this unsung hero. Continue Reading..


madhuvanti srinivasan
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madhuvanti srinivasan

Revisiting the Inner-self at Pushkar and Ajmer

A Journey through the Land of Kings- Rajasthan II.     

India truly is a country with diversity. The multifarious culture, religions and activities are her bent. The twin cities of Pushkar and Ajmer affirm this statement. Continue Reading..


Sudeshna Chanda
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Sudeshna Chanda