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The Catholic Writer Garry Wills Explores the Quran

<b>WHAT THE QUR’AN MEANT</b> <b><br>And Why It Matters</b><br>By Garry Wills<br>226 pp. Viking. $25.<p>I know many well-intentioned people who’ve begun reading the Quran and given up within a few pages. The historian Thomas Carlyle considered Muhammad one of history’s heroic greats, yet called the Quran “as toilsome reading as …

Religion

The Best Supporting Cast: Our Sycophant Superstars

Having once achieved fame, wealth, or both, Indian actors, businessmen and sportsmen are unwilling to risk losing it by speaking out against social …

Will India Soon Erupt Into Religious-Based Politics?

For 70-year-old Haji Mehboob, born and raised in the north Indian city of Ayodhya, the sight of Yogi Adityanath, the state chief minister, visiting …

Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal

Resentment over Muslim emperor building India’s most recognisable monument fuels campaign to push it to margins of history<p>Times are tough for India’s monument to love. Air pollution is turning its marble surface yellow. Restoration work is obscuring its famous minarets. Tens of millions of tourists …

India

19 Most Sarcastic And Amusing Road Signs Found In India

India is the funniest country in the world. Well, if you are not an Indian or an Indian who doesn’t believe in this, must go to villages across in …

21 Things Indians Take Offence At Vs What We Should Actually Be Taking Offence At

In the last few years, taking offence has been India's favourite hobby. It's almost like, we don't even think anymore. Anything that is in …

India

North Korea shows Guam attack in new video as it warns of 'merciless revenge' against US over drills

North Korea has unveiled a propaganda video of its threat to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam as it threatened the US with “merciless revenge” for ignoring Pyongyang’s warnings over annual military drills with South Korea.<p>Displaying images of Donald Trump staring at a cemetery filled …

North Korea

15 Times The Simpsons Accurately Predicted the Future

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The Simpsons

Surprising frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

The latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals a vast, craterless plain apparently no more than 100 million years old.<p>The latest data …

Solar System