Religion

Displeasing Their Lord

A Supreme Court ruling is likely to open the floodgates to the reintroduction of Christian prayers in public forums, perhaps in far more discriminatory and coercive forms than was the case in Greece, NY.

Mythologies With a Modern Twist

Having dared to think out-of- the-box, a brave new breed of publishers have revamped the modern Indian comics by adding a zing to flat storytelling and zoomed in on lesser- known aspects of Indian mythologies, making new pop-culture icons out of age-old characters.

Holi in Vienna

Vienna came alive with the colors of Holi.

Borderless Festivities

Online and social media help NRIs hold on to tradition.

Dubai’s Grand Gurdwara

Gurunanak Darbar is a heady mix of spirituality, tradition, modernity, opulence and the determination of a man.

Gurdwaras Go Hi Tech

From translation screens to air conditioning,gurdwaras are embracing technology.

Bringing Ganesh Down to Size

Dahibhavkar said that setting the height limit was a unanimous decision of representatives of all Ganeshotsav committees, social and public figures, artists and idol-makers.

Leave the Gita As It Is

The attempt to classify the Gita as extremist and ban its distribution in Siberia had triggered an uproar among Hindus worldwide.

Living Ever After, Virtually

Over the past one year, Shruti has been updating her brother’s profile - even accepting friend requests on his behalf — as if he were still alive.

Queens of the Ganges

New York’s Jamaica Bay has become a sacred pilgrimage spot for Hindus in Queens. On Fridays and Sundays scores of Hindu devotees descend on the beaches of North Channel Bridge, as well as Ferry Point Park and Rockaways, from dawn to dusk to pray and cast offerings into the bay, which many liken to the sacred Indian river Ganges.

Russian Court Rejects Gita Ban

A Russian court has dismissed a petition to ban the Bhagvad Gita as extremist.

Hinduism and Evolution

Hindus conceive of creation as part of an ongoing cycle of creation and destruction, with our current universe forming several billions of years ago, and God manifesting along the spectrum of evolutionary speciation when necessary.

Freedom To Die

A writ petition against the Jain practice of fasting-unto-death could finally force the Indian judiciary’s hand on the legality of religious suicides.

Durga's Arms

Kumortuli is India's potter street.

An Indian Christmas In America

A celebration in many languages, many cuisines, many traditions ...

Tribal Instincts

Tom Cruise's faith discovers an Indian audience

Deciphering Brand Spirituality

A copywriter harnasses the forces of spirituality in her craft.

Parsing The Sacred

An award-winning book on Ganesa by an Emory University professor has factual inaccuracies in its claims on the Puranas, the ancient Hindu texts.

Life And Death In America

When Yama Comes Calling

Elevating the Sacred

The university is not an ashram; it is a location of critical and appreciative study of many religions: their texts, histories, practices, art, and politics.

Invading The Sacred

Questioning the accuracy and objectivity of research on Hinduism at U.S. universities.

Om To the Leadership

Indian business executives who integrate spirituality into their leadership practices.

Debating the California Text Book Controversy

Hinduism Treated Unequally In California Textbooks

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