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The selective outrage over bans

The selective outrage over bans

Communities are deprived of livelihood by bans on their traditional arts. Has the elite ever protested? Had the fever-pitch anxiety about a four-day meat ban, in deference to the Jain community’s Paryushan, remained confined to TV anchors and the handpicked chatterati who appear on TV debates, one would have ignored it as another passing storm [...]

November 28, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Civilising the ‘Hindoo’ Savage : Part Two

Civilising the ‘Hindoo’ Savage : Part Two

In India's case we have William Dalrymple, a complete social misfit in his own native land, so he decided to transplant himself in the same manner which bubonic plague once ravaged Europe by hitching a free ride on fleas infesting rats. Dalrymple has suddenly become the spokesperson on what he calls Hindu 'extremism' when he [...]

October 22, 2016 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

No more elephants at Pazhavangadi Temple

No more elephants at Pazhavangadi Temple

Though smaller temples had begun to keep elephants out, bigger temples continued to shy away from breaking with convention. “This decision by a big temple like Pazhavangady will definitely inspire others to follow suit,” said V. K. Venkitachalam, the state’s foremost elephant activist. On Vinayaka Chathurthi, September 5, the Elephant God will not move around [...]

June 17, 2016 HHR Archives, India 0

The Hard Life of India’s Dancing Bears

The Hard Life of India’s Dancing Bears

As the stars of their cruel little roadshows, sloth bears danced to the piercing sounds of the damru for hundreds of years. Orphaned by poachers and trained by the Qalandars, a nomadic Muslim community, these bears trudged through towns and villages to earn their masters a meager livelihood. “Kajal was the first dancing bear I [...]

December 14, 2013 HHR Dharmic Ecology 0