Topic / Hinduism

Indian cartoonist who ‘hurt Hindu feelings’ faces charges

The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an English daily, for a cartoon she created in response to high profile rape cases in India. According to this report, after Vadlamudi posted the cartoon on her Facebook page, an official complaint was lodged against her on Monday by Hindu […]

Girl, eight, was gang-raped in a Hindu temple then murdered

In what is thought to have been a brutal act of intimation against Muslims in Kashmir, Ashifa Bano, above, was kidnapped and taken to a Hindu temple near Jammu city where she was allegedly gang-raped and and later murdered by a gang including four police officers. The victim, according to the BBC, belonged to a […]

‘Godman’, accused of rape, reunited with his severed penis

Last year it was widely reported in India that that a Hindu “holy man” in Kerala lost 90 percent of his penis when he was ‘bobbitised‘ by a young woman he had allegedly been raping over several years. A series of bizarre twists and turns took place after the attack on Hari Sami aka Swami […]

Burning wood will combat pollution. It’s a religious thing

In a Hindu religious ceremony scheduled to last nine days around 350 priests yesterday began burning 50,000 kg (55 tons) of mango wood in special firepits – to combat pollution. According to this report, the ceremony, known as a “mahayagya”, began at in the Meerut district. It was organized by the members of Shri Ayutchandi […]

Torture of young boys a feature of this Hindu religious festival

Friday, March 2, saw the culmination of the Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala – and the outbreak of row sparked by a senior police officer who blasted the cruel treatment of young boys in the name of religion. The devout – mainly women – are invited to “experience the euphoria of religion, faith and beliefs” […]

Indian lawmaker wants ghostly government building exorcised

BJP MLA Habibur Rehman, above, told Indian media this week that he has asked to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to conduct religious ceremonies to rid the state’s secretariat building of ‘negative energies and evil souls’. Rehman, according to this report, is one of a number of lawmakers who believe that the building is haunted, […]

London town hall to become a Hindu temple. Locals protest.

London’s ITV news reported today that a sizeable protest took place outside Southall Town Hall in West London because the building is to be acquired by a ‘religious organisation’ which was it did not name. So I did some digging and discovered that Ealing Council, owner of the building, had agreed to grant a 250-year […]

Consumption of more cow’s milk will reduce crime in India

Back in 2016 Indian nut-job Shankar Lal, above, prompted a great deal of eye-rolling when he advised people to follow his example by smearing their cellphones with fresh cow shit, claiming it would protect them from ‘harmful radiations’. Well, Lal, 78,a bigwig in a right-wing Hindu organisation – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) – is back […]

Indian journalist ‘martyred’ as Hindus and Muslims clash

Angry Hindus have vowed to avenge the death of journalist Rahul Upadhyay, above, who reported died when Hindus and Muslims were involved in riots in the Indian  city of Kasganj last month. But Upadhyay, a 24-year-old Hindu, is very much alive. However, the news has yet to filter through the country, and, according to this […]

Yoga may not send you to Hell, but it won’t get you to Heaven

Matt Walsh, above, described here as ‘a hipster Christian blogger’ and ‘basically an outright asshole’, last week went gunning for Christians who see no harm in yoga. He reported here that he tweeted: It’s kind of amazing to see all of the Christians who think nothing of going to a yoga class. There are many […]