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A woman of many words

A woman of many words

Will a “feminist dictionary” help men and women get a better understanding of contemporary rights movements and shift in laws — the #MeToo campaign and the ruling on Section 377, to name a few — that are changing the fabric of society? Women’s studies scholar H.S. Sreemathi thinks so. She …

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M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards: entries invited

M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards

Aspiring classical singers now have an opportunity to exhibit their talent and win the prestigious Voice of the Year 2018 award. Entries are invited for the 7th edition of the M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards from young Carnatic vocalists. The event is being organised by The Hindu along with the music company …

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Grand Jamboo Savaris attract large numbers in Dharwad

Grand Jamboo Savaris attract large numbers in Dharwad

Despite a spell of rain or two, Dharwad witnessed grand Jamboo Savaris at two places in the city with a large number of people participating in them on both Thursday and Friday. The Jamboo Savaris involved caparisoned elephants carrying howdahs with portraits of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari and Chamundeshwari on the consecutive …

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British MPs to debate making Deepavali a public holiday

British MPs are set to hold a debate in Parliament later this month on whether Hindu and Muslim religious occasions such as Deepavali and Id should be made into public holidays, following public calls for change, including through petitions submitted to Parliament. Over 45,000 people have signed a petition on …

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Local tribals ‘deeply hurt’

Tribal people gathered in large numbers on Tuesday to protest against the State government’s decision to implement the Supreme Court order permitting women of all age groups to offer worship at the Sabarimala temple. Uthaman, leader of the Malampandaram tribe at Laha, told The Hindu that denial of entry into …

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U.P. Cabinet okays ‘Prayagraj’

Confusion over whether the new name for Allahabad has already taken effect The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday adopted the proposal to rename the historical city of Allahabad as Prayagraj, a move opposed by the Opposition parties in the State. The State government said it was only restoring an old …

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Eight protesters held in late night crackdown at Nilackal

The police cracked down on protesters at Nilackal, the entry point to the Sabarimala hill temple, arresting eight persons from the Namajapa pandal of the Sabarimala Aachara Samrakshana Samiti late on Tuesday. By late evening, the police had also taken control of the main road to Pampa, with Devaswom Minister …

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Lord of the universe

The only worthwhile goal to be attained by all is moksha and the only path is renunciation, say the scriptures. Hence, only when a jivatma gives up attachment to the world does he become qualified to be selected to the most exalted and coveted status, the state of liberation, pointed …

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Bid to build consensus on Sabarimala issue

An air of uncertainty hovers over the pilgrimage as the Sabarimala temple opens for monthly poojas on Thursday, the first time since the Supreme Court lifted curbs on entry of women into the hill shrine. While the State government reiterates its constitutional obligation to implement the verdict, the Travancore Devaswom …

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