A militant group in Libya affiliated to the ISIL had recently released a video showing beheading of 21 captive Coptic Christians. As per the group's statement they were killed because of their faith. Egyptian President el-Sisi declared 7 days of national mourning as a reaction to brutal killings.
President Obama speaking at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit held in Washington, DC, said "We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam. President Obama added later that Muslim leaders "need to do more to discredit the notion that our nations are determined to suppress Islam."
Let me accept from the onset that this is not my original article neither an opinion piece. Most of it is borrowed from Gavin Flood's work on Hinduism and Translation of Upanishads by Valerie J Roebuck. I did not know few words used here before I read their work though I did it only partly and may not remember them in future. But I am writing it because I think that it could be of purpose for few of the probable readers as Maha Shivaratri is falling on 17 February this year.
One cannot understand India without considering and thereafter understanding distributions. Now distributions in India are widest anywhere in the globe. On one extreme are ultra-rich Anglicized and Westernized Indians, many among them are proponents of full freedom, individualism and capitalism. While on other there are the poorest people in the world who are illiterate and unprivileged and they require full parenting from their state. And both extremes have significant proportions in relative sense.