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Why I stopped reading The Hindu

Many of us have grown up reading The Hindu as part of the daily ritual and it has seemed a part of every morning as much as a cup of hot tea and MS Subbulakshmi's rendering of Venkateshwara Suprabatham.

However, in the past few years, The Hindu has taken on a strident anti-Hinduism tone. The most recent example is a recent article attributing the increased occurrence in rapes to traditional Hindu practices and the "masculinity" projected by the famous photo of Swami Vivekananda taken at Chicago in 1893.

The Ramakrishna Math, Chennai had sent a letter to the Editor, demanding an apology, but the Hindu has posted a censored version of the letter on their website which removes the demand for the apology.

There were a number of comments on the article criticizing the author's efforts to drag Swami Vivekananda's name into this discussion and also critical of The Hindu for publishing this. In a reaction similar to what the Chinese (heroes of The Hindu editorial team) …