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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of millions of Hindus bathe in Ganges for Kumbh Mela festival

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Allahabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Allahabad Tens of millions of Hindus gathered Sunday for a holy bath in India’s sacred river Ganges on the most auspicious day of the world’s largest religious ... site in Allahabad in northern India. The population of the city has swollen from its normal 1.2 million to about 40 million on Sunday morning, with about 20 million packed inside the vast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1147368/tens-millions-hindus-bathe-ganges-kumbh-mela-festival
  2. Breaking down terrorist perceptions from within

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... A leading Muslim organisation in India is making a determined bid to break down the perception that Muslims are unpatriotic or sympathise with terrorists. 'Our aim is to explain ... A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is Muslim. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh belongs to the minority Sikh community. India's most powerful politician, ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578680/breaking-down-terrorist-perceptions-within
  3. India QUIZ

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Gladys Cheung Test your general knowledge. 1Which six countries share a border with India? 2What is the national sport of India? 3Which company controlled India during the 19th ... 9Name four religions that originated in India? 10Which state is known as the Silicon Valley of India? Answers 1Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar 2Hockey 3British East India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649080/india-quiz
  4. Political power struggle behind attacks on minority Christians

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... and the All India Council for Christians, an umbrella group of churches. The group said Hindu zealots invaded a health camp in Dhamtari organised by missionaries on January 18, setting vehicles ablaze and causing participants to flee. Indian secularists described the attacks in Orissa as the worst case of anti-Christian violence seen in India since independence. 'This was the first systematic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624149/political-power-struggle-behind-attacks-minority-christians
  5. India's Muslims forced to hide their religion to survive in a world of hatred by Hindus

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... commission recently found that Muslims live in worse conditions in India than previously thought. 'They live in socioeconomic conditions worse than many so-called backward tribal people,' ... sector was below 3 per cent, the Sachar Commission reported. 'As Muslims strongly feel they are being unjustifiably denied their share in developing India, grievances could snowball ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603815/indias-muslims-forced-hide-their-religion-survive-world-hatred-hindus
  6. Chittoor Kottaram, Kerala

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... massage. What's the bottom line? It costs US$1,000 to book the mansion for two nights, which includes meals and boat rides. Chittoor Kottaram is in Cheranelloor, Cochin, Kerala, India, tel: 91 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990742/chittoor-kottaram-kerala
  7. Light up the party

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... organised by Indian expatriates. Diwali is the festival of lights, because in India, oil lamps (called diyas) decorate homes and streets. It is the most important celebration for Hindus because ... of the goddess can be seen on the walls of Chungking. These posters- labelled 'Made in China'- can also be found everywhere in India. Preparations for Diwali begin weeks before the festival. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982686/light-party
  8. India asks Tibetan leader for help

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta India has enlisted the help of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to resolve the Ayodhya temple dispute which has pitted Hindu extremists against Muslims ... a peaceful solution before national elections expected in April or May. The Dalai Lama's representative, Tashi Wangdi, told The Times of India that the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader was ready ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440886/india-asks-tibetan-leader-help
  9. Living Faith: Windows into the Sacred Life of India

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antonella Gambotto Living Faith: Windows into the Sacred Life of India Dinesh Khanna/Pico Iyer HarperCollins $200 My most recent religious epiphany took place in a taxi. The driver, ... religion, remarked: 'In India art is religion, religion is art.' Our definition of progress threatens 'to cut away the realm of the mysterious', but Khanna and Iyer want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464201/living-faith-windows-sacred-life-india
  10. Call of the faithful

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... The crackdown on emerging Islamic sects has sparked a debate on religious intolerance, writes Fabio Scarpello When the self-proclaimed prophet Ahmad Moshaddeq confessed earlier this month that his Al-Qiyadah al-Islamiyah Islamic sect was 'misguided&# ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616196/call-faithful

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