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An unfair God?

A woman kneels in prayer at a mosque in Kashmir, India.

Dargah Haji Ali is a famous landmark in Mumbai and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The glittering marble structure is laid out on a rocky bed 500 yards into the Arabian sea off the coast of South Mumbai. The iconic shrine has inspired odes from Bollywood and has been sought out by people of all religions over the decades, but soon, women will be denied entry into the famous shrine.

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07.11.2012 | 14:43

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Honor kills love

Love’s labour is lost in a country where many women feel that they are not treated equally and are even denied basic constitutional rights. Controversy is never far away because girls’ schools are burned down denying them education. A shot in the head as in the case of Malala is enough to kill off any revolution stirring a woman’s right to freedom of expression.

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06.11.2012 | 15:15

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Festivities for the deity

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Last week, Hindus in India celebrated Durga Puja, a festival where devotees offer their prayers to the Indian goddess. Our blogger, Debarati Mukherjee, sent us some pictures from her city, Kolkata.

Date

31.10.2012 | 16:20

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