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The Jon Cotre brand based in Sao Paulo state said the ads were removed from its website and it stopped making the shorts.(Unsplash)

Brazilian clothes brand removes image of Hindu deity from shorts

Brasilia | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:34 AM IST
A Brazilian fashion clothes brand has removed ads for its line of shorts for men and women that used an image of Lord Ganesh, one of the most revered deities of Hinduism.
Lord Ganesh (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Lord Ganesh (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

‘Clothing companies should not appropriate religion, sacrilege and ridicule entire communities’: Hindu leader demands Brazilian brand to remove image of Lord Ganesh from shorts

Brasilia | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:44 AM IST
An Indian religious leader has asked a Brazilian fashion clothes brand to remove the image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh from one of its lines of shorts for men and women. He said, “Lord Ganesh was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s thighs, hips, groin, buttocks, genitals and pelvis.”
The court dismissed the writ petition.(Representative photo)
The court dismissed the writ petition.(Representative photo)

Religious conversion only for sake of marriage not valid: Allahabad HC

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:53 AM IST
The court referred to Noor Jahan Begum case, a 2014 judgment of the Allahabad high court which ruled that conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable.
This week’s reading list includes a translation of a Kannada literary figure’s work, a book that combines psychology, economics and genetics to show you the positive side of a negative emotion, and one woman’s rejection of Hinduism and Hindutva.(HT Team)
This week’s reading list includes a translation of a Kannada literary figure’s work, a book that combines psychology, economics and genetics to show you the positive side of a negative emotion, and one woman’s rejection of Hinduism and Hindutva.(HT Team)

HT Picks: New Reads

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:03 PM IST
On this week’s list of good reads is a Kannada litterateur’s look at Sita’s story, a book that tells you that the negative emotion of spite can have healthy outcomes, and one woman’s repudiation of the Hindu faith
Salma Hayek has shared this image of Goddess Laxmi on Instagram.
Salma Hayek has shared this image of Goddess Laxmi on Instagram.

Salma Hayek shares image of Goddess Lakshmi, says it makes her feel ‘joyful’ and connected with ‘inner beauty’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Actor Salma Hayek has shared an image of Goddess Lakshmi, and written about how she makes her feel ‘joyful’ and connected to her ‘inner beauty’. See Salma’s post here.
Raj Thackeray tweeted a statement from his party on the eve of bhumi pujan for Ayodhya Ram temple.(HT Photo)
Raj Thackeray tweeted a statement from his party on the eve of bhumi pujan for Ayodhya Ram temple.(HT Photo)

Raj Thackeray lauds Centre for legal battle for Ram temple and building ‘consensus’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:21 PM IST
MNS chief also said that the occasion demonstrated the spirit behind building the Ram temple.
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)

William Dalrymple’s next book being penned through lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:42 PM IST
His magnum opus in 2019, ‘Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire’ has been his most successful and critically acclaimed work till date; but that has only encouraged historian William Dalrymple to scale even higher.
While the term has a very specific meaning, it can, by extension, be applied to people who demonstrate the qualities of yogis. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
While the term has a very specific meaning, it can, by extension, be applied to people who demonstrate the qualities of yogis. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Word of the Week: Yogi, a word for the spiritually wise

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:42 PM IST
While the term has a very specific meaning, it can, by extension, be applied to people who demonstrate the qualities of yogis.
Adi Shankaracharya is known for consolidating the main thoughts associated with Hinduism.(Wikimedia Commons)
Adi Shankaracharya is known for consolidating the main thoughts associated with Hinduism.(Wikimedia Commons)

Shankaracharya Jayanti 2020: A look at the great Indian philosopher’s life

Hindustann Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Adi Shankaracharya was an Indian philosopher from the 8th century who is responsible for consolidating the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
Malvika Sarukkai’s new solo production is based on the Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism’s most influential and beloved scripture(Sudeep Bhattacharya)
Malvika Sarukkai’s new solo production is based on the Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism’s most influential and beloved scripture(Sudeep Bhattacharya)

HT Brunch Cover Story: One of India’s greatest dancers, Malvika Sarukkai, is facing her biggest challenge

Hindustan Times | By Shoba Narayan
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:50 AM IST
The ace Bharatanatyam dancer reveals how she gave a sacred scripture the physicality of dance
Perhaps it was the west Delhi Member of Parliament Parvesh Verma who plumbed the lowest depth when he alleged that the Shaheen Bagh demonstrators could enter people’s houses to rape and kill their sisters and daughters(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Perhaps it was the west Delhi Member of Parliament Parvesh Verma who plumbed the lowest depth when he alleged that the Shaheen Bagh demonstrators could enter people’s houses to rape and kill their sisters and daughters(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Break the deadlock on the meaning of secularism, writes Mark Tully

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Why is there a deadlock between the BJP and the Congress view of secularism? Why is there no meaningful debate among politicians on this fundamental issue?
A mas marriage organised buy the VHP in Kumargran in Bengal’s Alipurduar district in December 2018.(Sourced)
A mas marriage organised buy the VHP in Kumargran in Bengal’s Alipurduar district in December 2018.(Sourced)

Sangh Parivar’s mass marriage of tribal people hits speed breaker in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The Mamata Banerjee administration has started treating mass marriages as “conversion drive”.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah with MK Gandhi in 1946.(Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam by MJ Akbar

Hindustan Times | By K Natwar Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 07:54 PM IST
According to MJ Akbar’s new book, Jinnah was both overestimated and underestimated by Gandhi, Nehru, and Patel
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned that the state administration would act tough to prevent proselytisation.(ANI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned that the state administration would act tough to prevent proselytisation.(ANI)

VHP moves Calcutta HC after Mamata Banerjee accuses it of converting tribals into Hinduism

Hidustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The VHP claimed that it only helped 133 poor couples to get married.
An image that will be part of the exhibition on Tantra at the British Museum in London from April 23 to July 26, 2020.(Image Courtesy:British Museum)
An image that will be part of the exhibition on Tantra at the British Museum in London from April 23 to July 26, 2020.(Image Courtesy:British Museum)

British Museum to showcase ancient Tantra knowledge

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST
The exhibition will explore Tantra’s early medieval transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism, along with its links to the Indian fight for independence and the rise of 1960s counterculture in western countries, organisers said.
HT Image
HT Image

SAD(A) gives call for Punjab bandh on Jan 25

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By HT Correspondent, Muktsar
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow on Dec 30, 2019. (Photo: Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Lucknow on Dec 30, 2019. (Photo: Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)

In midnight tweet, Priyanka Gandhi invokes goddess ‘Chamunda’ after BJP’s barb

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Apart from the BJP, the saints in Ayodhya have also reacted to Priyanka Gandhi’s remark about saffron. They said she could have targeted Yogi Aditanath but it was not fair to target saffron.
The CAB is a twisted solution to a botched NRC in Assam, and a pre-emptive precursor to the nationwide NRC. If this nationwide NRC is as badly conducted as the Assam NRC, it will have an error rate of over 50%(Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
The CAB is a twisted solution to a botched NRC in Assam, and a pre-emptive precursor to the nationwide NRC. If this nationwide NRC is as badly conducted as the Assam NRC, it will have an error rate of over 50%(Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)

The CAB is both immoral and unconstitutional | Analysis

By Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Muhammad Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 09:05 PM IST
It reduces citizenship to a religious test, violates Article 14 and international agreements, and isolates Muslims

Podcast: Aatish Taseer on India, Indian Politics, and Citizenship

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Two weeks ago, Aatish received notice that the government of India was revoking his status as an Overseas Citizen of India—known as OCI.
Sheila Jacklin and her family went through nearly a year of engagement with the police and courts after neighbours sent CCTV footage of her Yoga practice to the police. An expert in Hinduism deposed in the Hastings Magistrates Court that the ‘Mudra’ is not rude but part of a prayer.(HT File)
Sheila Jacklin and her family went through nearly a year of engagement with the police and courts after neighbours sent CCTV footage of her Yoga practice to the police. An expert in Hinduism deposed in the Hastings Magistrates Court that the ‘Mudra’ is not rude but part of a prayer.(HT File)

Mudra an obscene gesture? UK court dismisses complaint

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:37 AM IST
Sheila Jacklin was then charged with harassment by the police after her neighbours in Normans Bay sent them CCTV footage of her Yoga practice, but the case was thrown out last week when the prosecution offered no evidence in court.
For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)
For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)

Brunch bookmarks: Lending an ear to the echoes of the past

Hindustan Timea | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Historian Vikram Sampath finds joy telling stories of the forgotten and the maligned
With the celebration of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary still fresh in their minds, the time has come for our leaders to ask themselves the question: “Is the country becoming a compassionate and humane society that feels the pain of others?”(Photo: ANI)
With the celebration of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary still fresh in their minds, the time has come for our leaders to ask themselves the question: “Is the country becoming a compassionate and humane society that feels the pain of others?”(Photo: ANI)

To show the world the way, follow Gandhi’s example | Analysis

By Vinod Saighal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Hindutva, as seen today, is not inclusive. India must go back to its value systems of humanity and compassion
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)

Avoid triumphalism and resentment on Ayodhya

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:53 PM IST
If Hindu and Muslim leaders involved in the Ayodhya dispute could only have a dialogue, discussing the application of this principle to their reactions to the court’s judgment, whatever it may be, the dispute could be laid to rest
Stories of hope for the environment, a study of dharma, and the writings of a well known tax and constitutional lawyer on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)
Stories of hope for the environment, a study of dharma, and the writings of a well known tax and constitutional lawyer on this week’s list of good reads.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:46 PM IST
This week’s pick of good reads includes a book on stories of hope from the natural world, another on the central place of dharma in Hindu thought, and a collection of a renowned constitutional lawyer’s writings
Satyagraha was universal, disciplined, creative, and prioritised means.(Getty images)
Satyagraha was universal, disciplined, creative, and prioritised means.(Getty images)

Gandhi and modern political thought

By Karuna Mantena
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Satyagraha was tied to action and meant for politics in the street, the maidan and the village
For Gandhi, character was the key criterion for public service(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)
For Gandhi, character was the key criterion for public service(Photo: National Gandhi Museum)

The Mahatma’s legacy for the world, writes Venkaiah Naidu

By M Venkaiah Naidu
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:26 PM IST
His views on public service, development, rural empowerment, and social evils are relevant today
Indian software developer and Cricketer Kaushik Gandhi poses for a picture at his residence in Chennai(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Indian software developer and Cricketer Kaushik Gandhi poses for a picture at his residence in Chennai(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

The five Gandhis

Hindustan Times | By Snigdha Poonam
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 01:11 PM IST
One of the ways in which the Dravidian social reformer challenged Brahmanical domination in politics, education and administration in Tamil Nadu was to agitate against caste surnames.
The Sangh has thrown its weight behind the union government’s decision to bifurcate the state into two union territories.(Twitter image/@RSSorg)
The Sangh has thrown its weight behind the union government’s decision to bifurcate the state into two union territories.(Twitter image/@RSSorg)

Every Indian is a Hindu for RSS, Mohan Bhagwat tells foreign journalists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 04:48 PM IST
The RSS chief is also learnt to have explained the Sangh’s version of Hindutva and underscored that Hinduism is diversity in unity and it is a concept. Every Indian is a Hindu for the RSS, he said.
There was an increase in people identifying themselves as ORP in the 2011 national census (over the 2001 one).(HT image)
There was an increase in people identifying themselves as ORP in the 2011 national census (over the 2001 one).(HT image)

RSS sees ploy to create wedge between tribals, Hindus

NEW DELHI | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:49 AM IST
According to two functionaries of the Sangh, the issue of increase in the number of ORPs came up for discussion at the crucial Samanvaya Baithak that concluded in Rajasthan’s Pushkar this week.
Tharoor’s remarks come following Congress’ washout in the Hindi heartland in the Lok Sabha polls and suggestions by some from both within and outside the party that it needs to counter the BJP narrative of “minority appeasement” and go soft on its secularism refrain.(HT PHOTO.)
Tharoor’s remarks come following Congress’ washout in the Hindi heartland in the Lok Sabha polls and suggestions by some from both within and outside the party that it needs to counter the BJP narrative of “minority appeasement” and go soft on its secularism refrain.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Hindutva Lite not an answer to Hindi heartland woes of Congress’: Tharoor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:56 PM IST
Tharoor argued that rather than allowing itself to be intimidated by the BJP’s success, it is far better for the Congress to stand up for what it has always believed in and urge the country to follow its principles.
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