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Hindustantimes.com
Holi and Diwali in Paraunkh as Ram Nath Kovind’s village celebrates his election winof the president-elect, ran a small general store in the village and was known
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 8 hours ago
of the president-elect, ran a small general store in the village and was known to be religious. It is through his faith in Hinduism that Kovind first came in touch with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, residents said. At Jhinjhak, where Kovind’s... Read more
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Salon.com
Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them)Muslims. Famously, Gandhi attempted to make vegetarianism, particularly the ta
Salon.com / Posted 21 hours ago
Muslims. Famously, Gandhi attempted to make vegetarianism, particularly the taboo against eating beef, a central tenet of Hinduism. Gandhi’s attitude to cows was tied to his idea of nonviolence. He used the image of the Earth cow (the one that... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Indonesia revokes legal status of hard-line Islamic groupof other ethnic groups and religions, and defame the country's six official rel
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
of other ethnic groups and religions, and defame the country's six official religions -- Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The jail sentences range from six months to 20 years. The government's move comes amid... Read more
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The Economic Times
Pope Francis unlikely to visit India in 2017: Church officialare roughly 28 million Christians in India, the third-largest religion in the n
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
are roughly 28 million Christians in India, the third-largest religion in the nation of 1.3 billion behind Islam and Hinduism. Pope John Paul II was the last pontiff to visit India, and he made the journey twice. The late Pope first visited... Read more
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Raw Story
Hinduism and its complicated history with cows — and people who eat themranking. Famously, Gandhi attempted to make vegetarianism, particularly the ta
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
ranking. Famously, Gandhi attempted to make vegetarianism, particularly the taboo against eating beef, a central tenet of Hinduism. Gandhi’s attitude to cows was tied to his idea of nonviolence.By the 19th century, the cow-protection movement had... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
The BJP and the Church find common ground on ‘Love Jihad’ in KeralaMay 24, 2017, Kerala High Court ruling about a Kerala woman named Hadiya (forme
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 3 days ago
May 24, 2017, Kerala High Court ruling about a Kerala woman named Hadiya (formerly Akhila), who had converted to Islam from Hinduism to get married to a Muslim boy. The HC ordered her to return to her parents, and not to her husband Shafin Jahan,... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
Darien News-Review / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
The New Canaan News / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyhas projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowe
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
has projected Kovind as a leader from the Dalit community, which is at the lowest end of the complex hierarchy of caste in Hinduism. Kovind's main opponent is Meira Kumar of the Congress party. Kumar is a former diplomat and long-standing federal... Read more
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dna
Govt sets up panel including RSS, VHP members for research on benefits of cowand others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes' ostensible defence is t
dna / Posted 4 days ago
and others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes' ostensible defence is that they are protecting a sacred symbol of Hinduism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned such violence, saying "killing human beings in the name of gau bhakti is... Read more
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The Hindu
Union Science and Technology Minister to head panchgavya panel with RSS, VHP membersand others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes’ ostensible defence is t
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
and others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes’ ostensible defence is that they are protecting a sacred symbol of Hinduism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned such violence, saying “killing human beings in the name of gau bhakti is... Read more
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Business Standard India
RSS, VHP members in govt panel researching benefits of cow urine, dungand others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes' ostensible defence is t
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
and others suspected of smuggling cows. The vigilantes' ostensible defence is that they are protecting a sacred symbol of Hinduism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned such violence, saying "killing human beings in the name of gau bhakti is... Read more
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dna
When a Muslim family took care of holy Hindu shrinehave been broken. “There was a case for providing better facilities to pilgrims
dna / Posted 4 days ago
have been broken. “There was a case for providing better facilities to pilgrims. But denying anybody his association with the Lord was never a correct decision,” he says, adding that the greatest characteristic of Hinduism has been its inclus... Read more
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dna
Chorus of protest: In whose name is ‘Not In My Name’?as a savarna conspiracy. One commentator demanded that cow-crusaders and Muslim
dna / Posted 5 days ago
as a savarna conspiracy. One commentator demanded that cow-crusaders and Muslim-haters be branded ‘Brahminnical’, arguing Hinduism, not just Hindutva, the source of such violence, had to be denounced and opposed. Predictably, he failed to say... Read more
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Salon.com
Is Indonesia’s “pious democracy” safe from Islamic extremism?inspired. For example, the Indonesian government makes religious education man
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
inspired. For example, the Indonesian government makes religious education mandatory. Students can choose from Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Roman Catholicism or Protestant Christianity. All six religions are recognized and... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Far out yoga: Grand Valley yoga instructors taking classes to unusual placesas well,” said Brachfeld of the class. “The clean-up is part of the practice.”
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
as well,” said Brachfeld of the class. “The clean-up is part of the practice.” Although Loka Hatha Yoga is rooted in Hinduism, many of the ashram’s yoga classes are secular and created for public involvement. Even yoga mats aren’t necessary... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Why Invading Iraq Was Right - Revisiting Sadaam's 1979 Purge - VideoIslam makes it that much easier for extremists of other religions to rise in op
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
Islam makes it that much easier for extremists of other religions to rise in opposition, whether Christianity, Judaism, or Hinduism. Any good physicist will tell you about actions begetting reactions. That is not good a good development, but is... Read more
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asianage
Colourful feathers and songbirdsattributed to fragmentation and degradation of these habitats. The Inskipps rou
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
attributed to fragmentation and degradation of these habitats. The Inskipps round off the overview on an emotional note on Hinduism and Buddhism’s conservation traditions with a reference to Emperor Ashoka who is believed to have built one of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Supreme Court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughterploughing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals.
Business Standard India / Posted 9 days ago
ploughing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals. The slaughter of cows, considered holy in Hinduism, was already banned in most parts of India, but Hindu hardliners and cow vigilante groups have been increasingly... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmirthe correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath i
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 9 days ago
the correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meteres (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughteras plowing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals.
Bdnews24.com / Posted 9 days ago
as plowing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals. The slaughter of cows, considered holy in Hinduism, was already banned in most parts of India, but Hindu hardliners and cow vigilante groups have been increasingly... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmirthe correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath i
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 9 days ago
the correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage... Read more
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KECI Missoula
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmirthe correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath i
KECI Missoula / Posted 9 days ago
the correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmirthe correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath i
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 9 days ago
the correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
At least 7 pilgrims killed in Kashmirthe correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath i
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 9 days ago
the correct registration paperwork, according to local authorities. Amarnath is considered one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism. Located at an altitude of 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) and surrounded by snowy mountain peaks, the annual pilgrimage... Read more
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Reuters
India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle for slaughteras plowing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals.
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
as plowing and dairy production, on the grounds of stopping cruelty to animals. The slaughter of cows, considered holy in Hinduism, was already banned in most parts of India, but Hindu hardliners and cow vigilante groups have been increasingly... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Bonded by blood: A 20-old gives Greeley City Councilwoman Sandi Elder a life-saving gift. It was more than both bargained for.— Tamara said she loves experimenting with religion — but they wanted her to ha
Greeley Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
— Tamara said she loves experimenting with religion — but they wanted her to have some connection. Layne peeked into Hinduism until Corbin's father, a pastor, brought them both to New Life, and they cried through the service. Since then, she... Read more
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Summit Daily News
20-year-old gives Greeley city councilwoman a life-saving gift— Tamara said she loves experimenting with religion — but they wanted her to ha
Summit Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
— Tamara said she loves experimenting with religion — but they wanted her to have some connection. Layne peeked into Hinduism until Corbin's father, a pastor, brought them both to New Life, and they cried through the service. Since then, she... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Thoreau has lessons for our modern worldmovement, which influences today’s “I’m spiritual but not religious” types. He
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
movement, which influences today’s “I’m spiritual but not religious” types. He was highly irascible, influenced by Hinduism and had systemic bad health (he died at the age of 45 ). He also struggled to get his works published — “A Walk in... Read more
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BBC News
India's Ganges and Yamuna rivers are 'not living entities'issue to the Supreme Court. It argued that the declaration was legally unsusta
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
issue to the Supreme Court. It argued that the declaration was legally unsustainable. The river Ganges - worshipped in Hinduism as "Ganga Mata" or mother - is a lifeline to more than 500 million people across India. It and its tributary the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Militant movement seeks to restore Muslim world governed by holy lawSoutheast Asia, Sufism grew a kind of Islam that merged easily with both the an
The Manila Times / Posted 11 days ago
Southeast Asia, Sufism grew a kind of Islam that merged easily with both the animism of the indigenous Malays and Hinduism-Buddhism from India. Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country. Under Dutch rule, Islam became the most... Read more
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The Star
Banished girl dies of snake bite in Nepaltook her to the village shaman or witch doctor for treatment instead of taking
The Star / Posted 11 days ago
took her to the village shaman or witch doctor for treatment instead of taking her to a hospital. Chhaupadi is linked to Hinduism and considers women untouchable when they menstruate, as well as after child birth. They are banished from the... Read more
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Sunday Observer
The Nallur Kovil Festival: where tradition and devotion meetof General Philippe de Oliveira. Even prior to this era, history reveals that t
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
of General Philippe de Oliveira. Even prior to this era, history reveals that the Nagas indulged in a form of animistic Hinduism. The great epic Ramayana makes reference to Hindus in Sri Lanka. The Kandaswamy Kovil is bestowed with sacred art... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Nepali girl dies in 'menstruation hut'police confirmed that a girl had died, but were unable to provide further detai
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
police confirmed that a girl had died, but were unable to provide further details on the cause. Chhaupadi is linked to Hinduism and considers women untouchable when they menstruate, as well as after child birth. They are banished from the home... Read more
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Business Standard India
Wendy Doniger and the mythology of the ringof a seasoned traveller, weaving in and out with personal anecdotes and observa
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
of a seasoned traveller, weaving in and out with personal anecdotes and observations. Doniger has been writing on Hinduism and mythology for more than five decades, most of it spent peaceably (by her own admission) in pursuit of... Read more
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DW
Eco-curious? Eco-sensual? Or maybe even ecosexual? |centuries, only to surface here and there: in the form of thePriapeia festivals
DW / Posted 13 days ago
centuries, only to surface here and there: in the form of thePriapeia festivals in Ancient Greece, or tantric traditions of Hinduism. Nevertheless, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens can still be regarded as pioneers. They took the existing category... Read more
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Daily Mail
Never-before-seen photos of John Lennon and George Harrisonto fetch some £3,000 when they go under the hammer in New York Towards the end
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
to fetch some £3,000 when they go under the hammer in New York Towards the end of his Beatles career Harrison converted to Hinduism and became friends with Indian sita master Ravi Shankar who asked him to put on the benefit concert. The Concert... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Texas apparel firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha leggings after Hindus object - Pharr (Texas) based athletic clothing company “Miami Fitwear” apologized and removed leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website after ...at all… and again I apologize. The last thing I wanted is to offend anyone.” Z
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
at all… and again I apologize. The last thing I wanted is to offend anyone.” Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked Miami Fitwear and Ponce for understanding the concerns of Hindu community,... Read more
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dna
Harassed by neighbours, Muslim man and sons convert to Hinduism in BegusaraiA 46-year-old Muslim lawyer has converted to Hinduism in Bihar’s Begusarai dist
dna / Posted 14 days ago
A 46-year-old Muslim lawyer has converted to Hinduism in Bihar’s Begusarai district after being harassed by a Muslim family, reported Indian Express. Mohammed Anwar, along with his two sons who are 11 and 9, converted to Hinduism, and changed his... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Anwar to Anand: Muslim lawyer in Bihar converts to Hinduism with two sonsA Muslim lawyer in Bihar’s Begusarai who converted to Hinduism two days ago wit
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 14 days ago
A Muslim lawyer in Bihar’s Begusarai who converted to Hinduism two days ago with two sons has said his decision to renounce Islam was “purely voluntary” and taken in “desh hit (nation’s interest)”. Mohammed Anwar, 46, who changed his name to Anand... Read more
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The Star
Stop the Bullying Part 3: Reliving the horrors of hazing and bullyingto support my article, which displayed my name," said Diyaa. As a result, cybe
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
to support my article, which displayed my name," said Diyaa. As a result, cyber "trolls" accused her of "being against Hinduism" and revealed her identification card number and address. "The irony is not lost on me – being cyberbullied for... Read more
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asianage
A flawed re-discovery of Indiawas a multi-religious and multi-ethnic affair. They want to create a clash of
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
was a multi-religious and multi-ethnic affair. They want to create a clash of religions by making common cause between Hinduism and the so-called Indic religion and juxtapose them against Islam and Christianity. A “Clash of Civilisations” —... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
A birthday for the godsMill Road just south of Historic Main Street in 2012, but it wasn't until the g
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
Mill Road just south of Historic Main Street in 2012, but it wasn't until the governing body of their tradition, a sect of Hinduism known as the Swaminarayan faith, installed the figures that the structure became a fully consecrated temple. The... Read more
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asianage
Look forward to these games“Tusk of Ganesh” in the middle of a civil war on the Western Ghats. The game ha
asianage / Posted 16 days ago
“Tusk of Ganesh” in the middle of a civil war on the Western Ghats. The game has caught the eye of the Universal Society of Hinduism due to its depiction of Hindu culture with president Rajan Zed urging the developers to “treat Hindu deities,... Read more
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dna
Amreli custodial death: Dalits threaten to convert to Buddhismgive a strong message to the government, around 200 dalits of Dungar and other
dna / Posted 16 days ago
give a strong message to the government, around 200 dalits of Dungar and other adjoining places have decided to leave Hinduism and embrace Buddhism, for which, many of them have collected forms from the Collector office today. We will submit... Read more
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The Hindu
The terrorisms we overlookthe latter is a little naïve in that the gau rakshaks represent a strand of tho
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
the latter is a little naïve in that the gau rakshaks represent a strand of thought that believes Gandhi emasculated Hinduism in whose name they themselves now act. The Prime Minister’s response to the terrorising of Dalits in Gujarat and the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Forced conversion, domestic violence: Bigg Boss-9’s Mandana Karimi files for divorceshe was asked to quit her career after getting married. The Bollywood Life repo
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 days ago
she was asked to quit her career after getting married. The Bollywood Life report claims that she was forced to convert to Hinduism before her wedding, which Mandana refused to do. Post her stint in the reality show, Mandana has appeared in a... Read more
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