The contemporary motivations behind the continuing Hindu-Muslim conflict

5 mn read India witnessed enormous bloodshed when it was partitioned in 1947 into two independent nations: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.  The partition was along communal lines with millions of Muslims from India migrating to Pakistan and millions of Hindus from Pakistan coming to India. Undivided India had a 24% Muslim population which fell to 10% after […]

American secularism has been backsliding for decades, but a recent pattern of events are particularly alarming

2 mn read America prides itself as the shining beacon of democracy, and its president is regarded as the leader of the free world. However, the land of the free has been looking decidedly less free as of late.  Worrisome laws A growing number of U.S. states are passing laws restricting the rights of women and LGBTQ people. […]

Pakistan’s constitution makes one thing clear: Minorities don’t belong

5 mn read Pakistan, ostensibly, is a democracy that protects the rights of all citizens. While the country is 96 percent Muslim, large populations of minority religions are also present. Hindus and Christians are present. The Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, is also a major heritage site in the country, leading to […]

#FactsOnFriday: The tactics deployed by the Christian missionaries to convert Indians

4 mn read Conversions are a tool used by religious people to garner more and more followers. And, every conversion starts with the promise of a better life ahead. Meanwhile, what ensues is people getting tricked into a blind following of various gods and religious leaders. Such religious conversions always play a vital role in transforming cultures and […]