Two opposing faces of Godhra are now keepers of its peace

Two opposing faces of Godhra are now keepers of its peace Flipped Fortunes: Qutbuddin Ansari helps inaugurate Ashok Parmar’s new footwear store  Ashok Parmar and Qutbuddin Ansari While Qutbuddin became the Muslim face of the riots, Parmar became the Hindu poster boy The two iconic photographs from the 2002 Godhra riots, which are considered as depicting the communal divide between Hindus …

Street-vendor Naushad empties his garment warehouse for flood relief, wins Kerala’s love

A street vendor selling garment on Kochi’s popular Broadway market, who emptied a big chunk of his warehouse to contribute towards flood relief in Kerala, is winning hearts all over the state. At a time when there are disconcerting campaigns in certain corners of the internet asking people not to contribute to government’s flood relief alleging it could go into …

Beyond Religion: Muslims In Kanpur Offer Fruit & Milk To Devotees Visiting Hindu Temple

BY: Shreya Chauhan While communal tension persists in many parts of the country, instances demonstrating communal harmony are also not unheard of. Recently in Kanpur, a group of Muslims at Jajmau’s Siddhanth Ghat Shiv temple did something to that effect. Today is the first Somvar, Monday of the month of Shrawan which is considered very auspicious in Hindu astrology. In …

#IndiaForAll: Delhi activist leads a campaign promoting peace and communal harmony

New Delhi| “My name is Rahul Kapoor. I am a Hindu. Hinduism is against all forms of violence. Save India from mob lynching,” when Rahul Kapoor, a social activist from Delhi firmly held this message in his hand while protesting at Jantar Mantar against the mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, little did he know that such an identity-based counter-narrative …