Uttar Pradesh

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Modernization of UP’s Madrasas

In Uttar Pradesh’s Faridpur town in Bareilly district, there is a madrasa which is now known as Oxford School.  This is a new trend that is coming up in UP where madrasas are teach – English, science, math, social studies, computer science and extra-curricular activities instead of the normal Quran,

25 Sep 18 2 min read
India

Delhi: A City That Connects the Diverse

India’s capital New Delhi has seen it all.  Kings born, killed and thriving, traitors selling away the nation, poets of incredible eminence write and share their best works, pacifists and the most violent call it their home.  Over the last many centuries the city has expanded beyond what was

13 Dec 15 3 min read
Spirituality

Spiritual Saviors? But there is nothing to Save!

One day I happened to meet a rather self righteous-posing as a do-gooder missionary.  He had a script firmly implanted in his mind and went through the usual narrative of how I was a sinner – rather we all are – and then how Jesus could be my savior.  His small talk

20 Nov 13 3 min read
India

Rape Map of India: Insightful, Indicative and Useful

The following “Rape Map of India” is very interesting.  In 2011, a total of 24,206 rape cases were registered in India, as per the National Crime Records Bureau.  The map gives the distribution of the cases.  Obviously, reporting of rape cases in India is not the same as reporting

04 Jan 13 2 min read

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