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Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

The end of Gandhi’s India

The current dispensation is becoming a majoritarian Hindu state as Narendra Modi promotes hatred and intolerance of Muslims and minorities

Democracy in India faces meltdown

The nationalist government is using violence, repression an the law to deny Muslims citizenship

Shree Laxmi’s walk in the City of Gold

What would the Goddess be met with, were she to walk the streets of Johannesburg?

Why will India’s prime minister not get the rapturous welcome he receives elsewhere?

We are South Africans. And Nehru’s expansive and humanistic vision, which we share, is at odds with an exclusivist ideology based on Hindu nationalism

Durga confronts violence of men

The Hindu goddess provides a role model for women confronted with sexual injustice.

Muslims, Christians not welcome at Hindu festivals, says hardline group

A right-wing Hindu group in India has said that Muslims and Christians are not to join the festival of Navratri, claiming it is for "Hindus only".

Zapiro must make amends, says religious forum

Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro should make amends for denigrating the Hindu faith in a cartoon, says the Western Cape Religious Leaders' Forum.

Hindus angered by Zapiro cartoon

South African Hindu organisations are angry about a cartoon by Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro depicting their god of success, Lord Ganesha.

Thousands gather in India for Hindu guru’s funeral

Thousands of tearful devotees, including top politicians, gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Sathya Sai Baba.

For the love of God

Niren Tolsi joins Hindu devotees for kavady, the yearly ritual of self-mutilation to curry favour with the deity Muruga.

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