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Indians root for religious pluralism, farmer protests resonate, 55 % of Indians believe corruption has increased: CSDS-Lok Niti Pre-poll Survey

An overwhelming majority of respondents, as high as 79 %, root for the idea of India, that India belongs to all religions equally, not just Hindus while a staggering 58 % identify with the farmers protests and a significant 55 per cent of Indians believe that corruption has shot up in the past five years. These are the findings of the CSDS-Lokniti 2024 pre-poll survey released on April 11

Hatred towards Muslims will not do any good to us or the nation says Kerala BJP leader C.K. Padmanabhan

Claiming that 'My Hindutva is that of Swami Vivekananda and (Kerala social reformer) Sree Narayana Guru. I don’t need anyone else’s (Hindutva), he adds that, “ Our nation’s strength is our unity and its beauty is our multiculturalism'

The Fire next time: an impassioned plea to the nation for communal sanity

From the archives of Communalism Combat, No. 20, March 1996

Incidents of everyday harmony from Punjab to Lakshadweep Islands

 India’s diverse communities and their aspirations for a diverse and harmonious society is revealed in the multiple events of interfaith harmony organised by citizens from West Bengal to Punjab, and from Lakshadweep to Tamil Nadu.

Reason, emotion and history

First published on: June 10, 2022(In March 1994, as...

Who is afraid of the writings of Babasaheb Ambedkar?

First Published on: January 16, 2016Collected Works sell sans...

Temples should propagate equal respect to all religions: Gandhi on inaugurating Birla Temple

Satyapal Malik, the ex-Governor of many states stated that...

To Rama, Four Lamps i will light today within my heart

This open letter speaks of faith, morality, anguish and history

Bhagat Singh, the Tradition of Martrydom and Hindutva

First published on: MARCH 23, 2016March the 23rd (2016)...

A Fast & Penitence: 72 hours of Love & Sorrow to fellow Muslims, pride in My Moghul heritage

This powerful Video Statement that takes just 36 plus minutes to listen to listen to and just ten minutes to read is real India’s response to what the author, Suranya Aiyar

Heartrending tales of communal harmony amidst polarised times

Narratives of violence and political polarisation are rife in the news, however are all ordinary Indians hostile to interfaith interactions? These incidents remind us that they are not.

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