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Menstruation Narrative In Media Uneducated About Hinduism

The reduction of complex, multi-dimensional Hindu prescriptions on menstruation rooted in a range of principles to ‘impurity’ is problematic

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AIMPLB makes nuanced case of women’s entry in mosques

The AIMPLB said in its affidavit in the SC while Islam did not forbid women’s entry in mosques, the state should not question religion

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रेहाना फ़ातिमा को शबरीमला में प्रवेश की इजाज़त नहीं

विवादास्पद कार्यकर्ता रेहाना फ़ातिमा को केरल सरकार की संशोधित पॉलिसी के अनुरूप शबरीमला में स्वामी अयप्पा मंदिर में प्रवेश करने के लिए पुलिस द्वारा सुरक्षा कवच प्रदान करने से इनकार कर दिया गया है। पुलिस ने कहा है कि जब तक सर्वोच्च न्यायलय मासिक ऋतुस्राव की उम्र की महिलाओं के मंदिर में प्रवेश पर अपना […]

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Ayyappa devotee in Sabarimala: I’m 9, will wait for 41 years

The agitation over women’s entry into the shrine of Lord Ayyappa has witnessed several ironies in the past one year; here are 5 glaring ones

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शबरीमला पर सेक्युलर क़ानून थोपना अन्याय है

शबरीमला समुदाय विशेष का स्थल है जिसके नियमों को बदलने का अधिकार अन्य समुदायों को नहीं है; धर्मनिरपेक्षता की आड़ में आस्थाओं का विखंडन न हो

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Makaravilakku: Devotees throng Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala

Sabarimala: Lakhs of Lord Ayyappa devotees on Monday witnessed the auspicious Makaravilakku, the ritualistic deeparadhana (arati) held at Ponnambalamedu, the hill facing the shrine at Sabarimala, as part of the annual festivities. Braving a heavy rush, the pilgrims queued up for hours to have a glimpse of Lord Ayyappa, carrying the irumudikettu (the traditional bundle […]

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United Nations’ Farhan Haq pokes his nose into Sabarimala affair

United Nations: Noting that the Supreme Court in India has ruled on the issue of women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world body encourages all to respect the rule of law. “As you know, this is an issue on which the Supreme Court of India […]

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Sabarimala ‘Women’s Wall’: Communist govt of Kerala galvanising people to break Ayyappa tradition

Thiruvananthapuram: Lakhs of women from various walks of life would be participating in the 620 km-long state-sponsored “Women’s Wall” campaign stretching from the northern tip of Kasaragod to the southern end here Tuesday to uphold gender equality and renaissance values. The “Women’s Wall” was conceived in the backdrop of dogged protests witnessed in the hill shrine […]

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लड़कियाँ हासिल न कर सकें, ऐसी कोई चीज़ नहीं

[dropcap]ल[/dropcap]ड़कियाँ लड़कों से थोड़ी आगे हैं और यह तालीम की वजह से है। आज ऐसी कोई चीज़ नहीं जो लडकियाँ हासिल नहीं कर सकतीं। अगर वो सोच लें तो वो कर सकती हैं। राक्षसों को भी हरा सकती हैं। इन ख़्यालात का इज़हार यूनीसेफ की गुडविल सफ़ीर और मशहूर अदाकारा करीना कपूर ने किया। वो […]

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Sugary drinks may lead to earlier onset of menstrual periods

Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research published online 28 January in Human Reproduction. In the first study to look at the relation between sugar-sweetened drinks and the age at which girls have their first period, researchers followed 5583 girls, aged […]