Tag: interfaith dialogue

Observing Ramzan for Four Years: Reflections of a Hindu-born Atheist Girl

I am an atheist, born to Hindu parents, and have been observing Ramzan for the last 4 years. This is my story. As a non-muslim, I was always curious to know what compels Muslims to undergo strict fasting for 30 days. Not even water? Of course, we have similar fasts in Hinduism, like Karwachauth, Chhatt,…
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Power over Palestine – A Century of Stand-off

Written by B.S Ashish  The power game over and around Palestine caused one of the longest stand-offs in the history of the Middle-East, with the Israeli forces clashing fearlessly against a daunting united Arab coalition of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. Despite various UN documents addressing this dispute, right from Resolution 181 in 1947…
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Interfaith Unity in Kashmir

By Mahreen Kashmir is a Muslim majority territory with 96% Muslims and only 1 lakh Sikhs, who form a minority. However, religious persecution is almost unheard of in the past two decades; rather, the various socio-political conditions have cemented the bond between these diverse communities. Internet bans, curfews, and forming a minority in mainland India…
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A Christmas Miracle

By Riddhima Poddar “Do you mind if I spend Christmas with you?” I asked someone who I had barely known for five minutes. What I didn’t know then, however, was that it would make all the difference. Certain events in our lives leave a lasting impression. They shape our understanding of the world, how we…
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“Back Home…”

By Mandeep Singh I came across Intizar Husain’s ‘Basti’ in my third and final year of graduation in English Literature. It was a part of the subject called Partition Literature. However, upon reading it, I found out that neither does it allude to one specific event nor does it confine to any specific time. It…
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Building a Home away from Home

By Riddhima Poddar The first week of February is observed as the World Interfaith Harmony Week across the globe. Its inception dates back to September 23rd, 2010, when H.M King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed the idea at the Plenary Session of the 65th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The draft resolution proposed…
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Religion and Interfaith Movement through the lens of Sahil Ahmed

by Hiba Ishaq Achieving interfaith harmony and tolerance has been a challenge in India ever since the freedom struggle. This challenge has been time and again taken up by various organisations, communities as well as individuals. One such individual is Sahil Ahmed, who is a lawyer by profession and currently a Masters student of Conflict…
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