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Ayaan, Ambedkar And Ayodhya: The Clash Of Civilisations

Ayaan, Ambedkar And Ayodhya: The Clash Of Civilisations

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia but grew up in Nairobi. The Somali community in which she lived was infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood who transformed Ali and her teenage friends from believers into Islamic activists. Yet in 1992 she claimed asylum in the Netherlands as she escaped a forced marriage Following the 11 September [...]

February 8, 2024 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives, News updates, World Focus 0

India’s Russian Dolls

India’s Russian Dolls

Russian dolls are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. Unpackaging Russia itself has been an issue for western commentators. It was after all Winston Churchill who defined Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma," and his words in 1939 spoke eloquently to the Western sense of [...]

April 17, 2022 Ranbir Singh Archives, Articles, News updates, World Focus 0

Central Russian Officials Crack Down on Yoga in Bid to Stifle Spread of Occultism

Central Russian Officials Crack Down on Yoga in Bid to Stifle Spread of Occultism

Officials in the city of Nizhnevatrovsk reportedly fear that Hatha yoga is a practice with “an occult character.” Officials in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk have moved to prevent municipal buildings from hosting yoga classes in a stated bid to stifle the spread of religious cults, the Kommersant business daily reported. Representatives of at least two of the city’s Hatha yoga studios — the Aura and Ingara — have [...]

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