In 2010, Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said when “Christians practice yoga they must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace of yoga.” … [Read more...] about Christians Should Not Do Yoga, Says Indian Catholic Church
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'Makes an impact'Instagram sensation Nikita Gill, 32, explained how she used the medium, telling AFP that she normally posts "very few lines of poetry... and it immediately makes an impact". … [Read more...] about Poetry In Motion: Social Media Revives Ancient Art
His Book The Idea of Justice, originally published in 2009, is an inter-disciplinary work, cutting across the borders of economics, philosophy, law, ethics and literature. His writings are of interest not only to professional economists but also to philosophers, jurists, political scientists, social thinkers, theologians and intelligent lay readers. They may be of special interest to the Indian intellectuals and students because of his acknowledged cultural roots and his frequent reference to Indian classical spiritual-philosophical sources. He draws inspiration from the ancient Upanishadic and modern Indian literature in order to develop his seminal thinking in economics. (He still holds an Indian Passport, though he became the first ever Indian to become the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, in fact, the first Asian to hold that position in any Oxbridge college. He relates an interesting incident in this regard. While being Master of Trinity College and a well … [Read more...] about Amartya Sen and the Idea of Justice: Some Random Reflections from an Indian Perspective
Jallikattu means an event involving bulls conducted with a view to follow tradition and culture on such days from the months of January to May of a calendar year and in such places, as may be notified by the Tamil Nadu Government, and includes “manjuviratu”, “vadamadu” and erudhuvidumvizha”. [Section 2 (dd) of the Prevention of Cruelty Act, 1960, after amended by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Ordinance, 2017]. One of the first known instances of Jallikattu in Indian history occurred between the 1st and 4th century BC. The controversy on this issue was disgorged from the time when the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 7.05.2014, in the case of “Animal Welfare Board Of India Vs A. Nagaraja & Ors in CIVIL APPEAL NO. 5387 OF 2014, (2014) 7 SCC 547” (Hereafter “AWBI Case, 2014”), struck down the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009, while stopping the use of bulls on the eve of Jallikattu as … [Read more...] about New Law On Jallikattu: Fraud To The People Or Panacea For Ancient Tradition?
In Jackson v. Payday Financial LLC, (7th Cir. 2014), Jackson and other plaintiffs had received payday loans from Payday Financial, LLC and other defendant entities owned by, or doing business with, Martin A. Webb, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and also a named defendant pursuant to loan agreements that required that all disputes be resolved through arbitration to be conducted on the Tribe’s reservation. The plaintiffs sued the defendants in Illinois state court for alleged violations of Illinois civil and criminal statutes related to loans. The defendants removed to federal court and moved to dismiss on the ground that the plaintiffs were required to arbitrate and that the Tribal court had exclusive jurisdiction. The district court granted that the motion by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals be reversed, holding that (1) the arbitration provisions in the loan agreements were procedurally and substantively unconscionable, a sham and unenforceable and (2) the tribal … [Read more...] about Indian Nations Law Focus–September, 2014