The War on Christmas story reflects the discomfort that many socially conservative media figures, and presumably at least some of their followers, feel with an increasingly diverse country where people are no longer afraid to express their views.
The Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination based on religious affiliation. Dalits account for more than 65 percent of India's 27 million Christians. Archbishop Couto spoke with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on Dec. 18, 2013.
That festive "Holiday" season is again upon us. It's a challenging time for members of the Hindu Diaspora, who often reflect upon the degree to which they and their children have acculturated or assimilated.
A self-proclaiming Hindu ought to be able to explain who is a "Hindu" and what is "Hinduism." If such a student took a class with me then s/he would learn that the answers to these questions are thorny.
Being respectful toward Islam or being responsive to Pakistan's predicament doesn't make President Obama anti-Indian. That kind of zero-sum worldview is antithetical to everything he was raised to believe.