Shani Temple, Haji Ali And Now Article 377

The challenge to status quo is a sign that the society is intellectually alive and kicking. The hope for change is not dead yet.

Patanjali Eats Into Colgate's Toothpaste Market

Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurved, run by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, has garnered a 4.5% market share in the toothpaste segment.

Indian Women March For Right to Pray

Police in western India have prevented hundreds of women from marching to a temple traditionally open only to men.

India Court Questions Women Entry Ban

India's Supreme Court has said that a prominent Hindu temple in the southern state of Kerala has no "constitutional basis" to ban the entry of women.

Baba Ramdev to Now Launch Khadi Yoga Wear

From a conception pill to organic toothpaste, instant noodles and ayurvedic products, India's favourite Baba Ramdev has it all under his brand "Patanjali."

The Flip Side of Diwali

Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, a festival that signifies the victory of light over darkness.

The Ghost Who Guards The Indian Border

The legend of a ghost has made its way into Indian Army folklore, giving them some respite from their tedious and mundane activities in the Himalayas.

Should Making Fun of Sikhs be Banned

Nobody quite knows when Sikh jokes became a part of pan-Indian humour.

Why The Devil Wears Gold

The story behind the costumes at one of Delhi’s oldest Ramleela ballets

Beef Raid on Causes Outrage

The canteen of a Delhi guesthouse belonging to the southern Indian state of Kerala was visited by police after a rightwing Hindu group complained it had beef on its menu.

Will Durga Conquer Evil

Is Delhi turning into Mumbai, where the Jain community successfully imposed a city-wide ban on meat during the Jain festival of Paryushan

The Rise of Sanatan Sanstha

In ground zero -- the Sangli-Kolhapur belt – the rationalists are preparing for a long battle with the Sanstha.

Beef Politics And Religion

The idea needs to go beyond just cow protection.

World's Tallest Idol of Goddess Durga

The idol is made with cement and fiberglass and not from traditional clay due to its unprecedented height

Why Are Indian Sikhs Angry

Sikhs in the northern Indian state of Punjab have staged protests, enforced strikes and blocked roads in several towns and cities in the past week.

What is it Like to be an Indian Muslim

It is a fine thing to be a male, middle-class Hindu in India, and not have to face segregation, writes Aakar Patel

Turban Times

Singh is obviously bling, besides being a dancer, model and musketeer. But is there a Singh style beyond the turban?

The Baba Whose Followers Include Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg had visited the ashram of Neem Karori on advice of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Parsi Matrimonial Courts

There was a time," says Adi Nariman Mogrelia wryly, "when most of the divorces were caused by triangles."

Sights And Sounds of Ganesh Visarjan

Drums, dancing, damsels and divine farewells.

A pre-Partition Mandir And The Struggle to Protect it

The mandir stands safe and sound owing to the unyielding struggles of a lower-caste Hindu, a Muslim lawyer and a Christian man.

When The Unknown Inspires

The Valley of Flowers has stunning scenery; and even strangers encourage you on the trek to Hemkunt Sahib

The Depressing Reality of Being Trolled

John Dayal, an Indian Christian, left journalism to focus on human rights work, investigating hate-crimes and targeted violence against tribespeople and religious minorities

Why Mumbai Is Banning Meat This Weekend

Can the government dictate what its citizens eat? For a few days in September in some parts of India, it can.

Only 1 in 4 Indian Applicants will Make it to Haj

Only one in four of Indian Muslims desiring to perform Haj will be travelling to Saudi Arabia this year.

India Top Court Lifts Ban on Jains' Santhara Death Fast

India's Supreme Court has suspended an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.

Irony Behind the Anger of Patels

The demand for job reservations by the Patels of Gujarat is an ironic consequence of uneven distribution of social capital between communities, even within communities.

India's Patel Community Rally Over Caste Quotas

More than 300,000 members of India's Patel community have staged a rally in Gujarat demanding better access to jobs and education.

0.7 Per cent Fall in India’s Hindu Population

India’s Hindu population has fallen by 0.7 per cent in the past decade, making it less than 80 per cent of the nation’s total population.

Should India's Jains be Given the Choice to Die

A court in India creates a flutter by outlawing a centuries-old religious practice of fasting to death by the Jain community.

Radhe Maa’s Outlandish Red

Her bizarre look doesn’t make her a criminal. But till the charges against her are established, we can only question her fashion choices

Prayag Kumbh Much Better Organized Than Fifa World Cup

Maha Kumbh 2013 was far better organised than Fifa World Cup in Brazil and Commonwealth Games in New Delhi,

UAE to Allot Land For Temple in Abu Dhab

Indian expatriates comprise 30 percent of the UAE's population and are the largest nationality group.

Faith And Traffic

The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage undertaken by Shiva devotees to places of worship.

Twitter Trolls Self-styled Godwoman

Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa might have denied the allegations against her and claimed that she is 'pure and pious' but it seems people on Twitter are not convinced.

Caste Order: The Patel is The New Shudra

Patels want to be OBCs because their children cannot get into colleges. They have never been backward or helpless.

Gandhi on Religion, Cow and Caste

It is very dangerous to inject religion into politics in our subcontinent. However, our ‘Mahatma’ thought that was the only way to get mass support.

Why Stampedes Occur Again and Again in India

India is vulnerable to stampedes, especially at large religious gatherings, because of poor implementation of the NDMA crowd management guidelines

Goddess Kali on New York's Empire State Building

In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York.

Maa, Baba And Mess Galore.

Various avatars of self-styled spiritual gurus

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