Nilanjana Chakraborty

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The Power of Prayer

<b>by Sha LéWilante</b>Does Prayer Make a Difference?We often use the term ‘prayer’ to apply to a desired outcome and many aspects of our daily lives. We …

Air quality in holy city of Varanasi 'most toxic in India'

Air quality in the Indian holy city of Varanasi is “the most toxic in the country” according to research that reveals the extent of the pollution crisis across northern India.<p>There has been a growing awareness of the dangers of the smog that envelopes Delhi in the winter months, but a report …

India

7 weird things that happen when you're breast-feeding

Alongside pregnancy and childbirth, breast-feeding is one of the most normal, natural things your body is capable of. If you’re a new mom, you know breast-feeding is healthy for both you and your baby, but what you may not know is there are some strange— even shocking— things that can happen when …

Right Lying

The call came from Enloe Hospital at 3:30 on a fall afternoon. A Japanese Buddhist woman, Chinatsu, was dying. I would find her, I was told, in Room …

7 Gift Guides From Around The Web For Pet Lovers

Below are links to several gift guides from around the web intended to give readers plenty of gift ideas for the pet-lovers in their lives. Some links are from Forbes, but in order to provide a comprehensive resource, most links provided lead to external sites.<p>Fun Gifts for Dogs, Cats, and More …

Harvard Has a Free Online Course on Buddhism That You Can Take Right Now

If you wanted to learn more about Buddhism, but needed an easy and authoritative resource, you are in luck. Harvard University made a great course on …

Jayalalithaa Still On Life Support, Rumours Baseless And False, Says Hospital

<b>Chennai:</b> J Jayalalithaa's supporters, who had broken into violence Chennai's Apollo Hospital on Monday evening, calmed down as the hospital said in a …

Muslim Refugees Meet Jesus

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Expand | Collapse<p>There's a …

John Piper: Four Reason Christians Should Celebrate Interracial Marriage

In his blog post, Piper, who advocates for interracial marriage in his book Bloodlines, points to several Bible verses that support interracial …

Poland Declares Jesus King of the Country

Poland Declares Jesus King of the Country

Jesus Christ Is Now Officially the King of Poland

Some photos from Christ's coronation, which took place in Krakow last weekend.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Poland</i><p>After a vote in the Polish parliament in April, Our Lord Jesus Christ was officially crowned the king of Poland last weekend. You might think you've accidentally landed on a …

Your 9-to-5 Is Not in Vain

What do you do when you experience fruitlessness or even failure in your work? How do you respond when your hard work yields poor results?<p>Whether …

Jesus

16 Practices Of Leaders Who Lead Like Jesus

There are a number of people from all walks of life who make me better leader every time they speak – Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, …

How Can You Call Yourselves Christian When You Don’t Believe in the Bible?

A reader asks how we can call ourselves Christians when we don't believe in the Bible ...The post How Can You Call Yourselves Christian When You …

Christmas Is Too Big for One Day

Christians, and even non-Christians, around the world celebrate Christmas as the day when Jesus, the Messiah, was born in a stable in the little …

My grown-up advent — putting Christ back into Christmas

Bringing Christ into Christmas gets increasingly more difficult each year. As our schedules fill up with choir concerts, parties and other worthwhile …

Christianity

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Mary, Mother of Jesus

1. We know more about Mary than we do about almost everyone in the New Testament besides Jesus, Peter, Paul, and John. Think about it: we know her …

Woman cannot give evidence in a niqab, Australian court rules

Moutia Elzahed, whose husband was convicted of aiding terrorism, is denied request in her damages claim against police<p>An Australian judge has declined a request from a Muslim woman to wear a niqab while giving evidence in a damages claim against police where she alleges that officers assaulted her …

Combating religious discrimination in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sajjad and Marwa are in love. It's obvious from the moment you meet them.<p>Sitting close together on the sofa in my office in Basra, Iraq, Marwa cannot stop talking about how happy she is; Sajjad just gazes adoringly into his new wife's eyes.<p>Like millions of other couples around the world, …

Thousands of Ethiopian-Israelis celebrate Sigd Day in Jerusalem

‘The State of Israel is working tirelessly to continue to use all means at its disposal to release Avraham Mengistu,’ says Rivlin of Hamas …

10 Interesting Facts About Crucifixion

Crucifixion is arguably the cruelest form of execution. When we read ancient sources, it is hard to distinguish the practice of crucifixion from …

Theology

Carpathian Shamans – Ukraine Molfar & Polish Whisperer’s Magical Rites

The Boyko (Бойко) is a Ukrainian and Polish ethnographic group located in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine and Poland.<p>Advertisement<p>The Boykos …

Spirituality

Are shamans the new life coaches?

If you’re seeing the word “shaman” pop up in your life more than you ever thought possible—on yoga studio schedules, wellness retreat blurbs, and …

8 Theories of The Afterlife

8. The Buddhist Theory<p>In the Buddhist point of view, there are six possible realms we’ll fall into when we die. We may find ourselves in these realms …

Jacinto

UK Muslims show worrying belief in conspiracy theories, claims thinktank

Centre-right Policy Exchange, favoured by the government, says Muslim communities have separatist tendencies<p>Britain’s Muslim communities have “separatist” tendencies and a “deeply worrying” belief in conspiracy theories, according to one of the government’s favourite centre-right thinktanks.<p>The …

The gates of hell will not prevail if once you know what the truth of things is – Hindu Wisdom

He who conquers himself is a great conqueror than one who conquers in battle a thousand times a thousand men.<p>Overcome anger by love, evil by good, …

20 breathtaking photos of palaces in India

Each is magnificent in its own way — whether it's the bright colors, archways and domes, or beautiful gardens.<p>Many of the palaces are still the official residences of royal families, while others have been turned into luxury hotels.<p>From the famous Mysore Palace to the floating Jal Mahal, here are …