If one were to trace Yoga’s journey in the West, we would have to start from September 11, 1893, when Swami Vivekananda made his famous speech at Chicago in the Parliament of religions. His powerful oration immediately won him the adoration of the Americans.
Hamza’s radical Islamic views soon made the Finsbury mosque a centre with strong links to extremism. From inside the premises of the mosque, Hamza preached a violent theology and attracted disciples both from within and from outside the UK.
The history of Darjeeling, the Gorkhaland Movement and the famous tea it produces is intermingled and to understand that one needs to travel three centuries back, when neither the borders were formed nor the nation-state.
The families of the Uphaar tragedy victims meet every year on June 13 to commemorate the gruesome deaths of their family members and ponder over whether enough has been done to provide justice to the deceased.
The special position of the cow in Meo life is manifested in many ways -- such as the fact that married Meo women make the sacred batevra (stacks of cow dung cakes), and the community celebrates Govardhan puja.
When the Congress was formed in 1885, its immediate motive was not independence. Rather its intent was to form a political arm that would mediate between the British authorities and the demands of the Indians.
Gorkhaland consists of Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and other hilly districts. The people belonging to these areas hardly have any connection with the Bengali community and are different in ethnicity, culture and language.
Organised by the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), the farmers protests in Karnataka in the early 1980s focused on economic issues facing farmers.
Iran’s position in world politics has largely been shaped by the fact that it is the country where political Islam asserted itself for the first time.
A flip side to developing a barrier against Shia revolutionary forces in the GCC countries was that it created an open ground for Sunni forces of Islamic fundamentalism to progress easily, such that it started influencing social and political policy in these nations.
Condemning the recent announcement made by the Centre, Netaji’s grand nephew and Bengal BJP’s vice president Chandra Bose said he would take up the matter with the PM and said the family would take out a rally in protest against the Centre's statement.
Yogi Adityanath's visit to Ayodhya: The Supreme Court in 2013 directed status quo on the contested land. In the order, Justice Aftab Alam had reiterated the 2011 order of the apex court calling for status quo to be maintained at the disputed 67.703-acre property.
Frequently compared to former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Noriega too went from being accomplice to enemy of the United States.
The carcass found in Indonesia is believed to be particularly akin to the giant squid or the Kraken.
PM Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of 'Indian Tamils' in Dickoya in Sri Lanka. Who are 'Indian Tamils' and what is their connection with India and Sri Lanka respectively?
The most popular view among scholars is the fact that Buddhism was seen as the most modern and rational religion by Ambedkar.
The book dwells at length on the matrimonial alliance between Akbar and the Portuguese Maria Mascarenhas, a union which he maintains is conveniently missing from Mughal, Portuguese and English sources.
The first visit of the royal couple to India happened in 1961 and the grandiose preparation for their arrival was a matter that was covered widely by international media.
How the Indian Press tried to fight severe censorship imposed by the British Government in pre-independent India, starting from the 1850s.
For Ambedkar, the route to a modern and just labour structure in India was simple- the destruction of the caste system, which he believed was rooted in the basic tenets of Hinduism.
Unlike most British battles in the region, the one at Haifa was fought by cavalry regiments of the Indian Maharajas and not the British army.
French secularism roughly it translates as the separation of religious affairs from governmental activities.
Within the Babri Masjid compound, there once existed a mosque for Muslims, as well as a shrine for Hindus to pray. A railing functioned as a barricade between the two prayer spaces.
The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement
In the name of tradition, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB ) finds triple talaq or talaq given in one sitting, sacrosanct and crucial, particularly for women.
In his death, Patnaik ushered a new phase of Odisha politics, that of stability and incumbency.
From the beginning of the Christian era, several Indian kingdoms were formed in regions of Southeast Asia.
Four months later, the official casualty toll stated 379 dead and 192 wounded. Unofficial sources however, claimed that close to 1000 had died.
Throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, as more and more territories came under the British rule, a series of surveys and mapping exercises were carried out.
Trump’s decision to attack the Syrian base today can hardly be seen in tune with the overall structure of foreign policy maintained by America towards the country.
A hard line Hindutva political ideology, particularly the Ram temple issue, has given the party a strong impetus and has overtime aided the it in achieving huge gains across India.
Back in the day, even bhajans fiercely associated a Hindu’s manhood to his strength in defending the cow.
The Dalai Lama’s escape to India marked a crucial moment, not just in Tibetan history, but also in the evolution of Indo-Chinese relationship.
The nature of the labour recruitment was such that only those from the lowest castes and poor economic backgrounds were approached for the practice.
Trump’s order has unleashed widescale criticism from environmentalists who consider the ruling to be “dangerous and going against the broader trend toward cleaner energy technologies.”
The Jagannath cult is believed to be thousands of years old and has evolved over the years.
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