A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems
The untold riches of Thiruvananthapuram temple may be getting pilfered, an explosive report on the state of affairs in the temple submitted to the Supreme Court said.
India’s Muslims worried about controversial Hindu leader as national elections begin.
Koppala was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security and will remain in custody until his likely deportation.
The Jews of Calcutta may soon disappear, but others in the city will be celebrating their festivals for some time yet.
Today, only 26 out of Pakistan's 428 Hindu temples exist
The National Gallery of Australia will continue to resist returning the Dancing Shiva statue it purchased for $US5 million from disgraced antiquities dealer.
The bullying of Sikh children is often associated with post-9/11 bias.
Thousands of Indian widows have challenged traditional taboos by attending the Holi festival.
Devotees of a dead guru in India have told they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them.
Her life, and her livelihood, was all about waiting for death.
Ever heard of a temple where mouth-watering chocolate bars are offered by devotees to the presiding deity
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
Facts about Indian temples that can keep you up at night.
Astrologers look to the stars to help Indian businesses
For the devout, this festival is more than a tale, it’s a time they can be someone or something else
The acts of violence are part of a broader pattern of instigating fear into the minorities, sending them a message they don’t belong to this country unless they either keep at the margins or turn to Hinduism.
Hugging saint’ in a spot of bother, ex-disciple alleges abuse in tell-all book
One temple in India is devoted to worshipping 20,000 of the animals.
Recent events lead to a surge in strong, visceral women-based plays
The concern is growing worldwide over the threat from bacteria that are resistant to the so-called 'last resort' class of antibiotics known as Carbapenems.
Wendy Doniger said she did not blame her publisher Penguin India for withdrawing her book The Hindus
Shiva the god of death and destruction has made his abode here.
The problem, increasingly, in this Republic of the Gagged, is that everything seems to offend.
Wendy Doniger has confirmed in an email to Firstpost that the book is being taken out of publication in India.
The UPA may deny quid pro quo, but the majority of the Jain minority isn’t complaining
Saying good-bye to all worldly comforts, a lovelorn US-born woman came all the way to Haryana's Popra village to marry her Facebook friend and play the role of a doting Indian wife.
As many as 163 Vedic pandits, who were brought to the US from north Indian villages, have disappeared from the Maharishi Vedic City in Iowa during the past year
Following protests by Hindus for showing disrespect to lord Ganesha, Amazon.com has removed bell bottoms, waist pants, hot pants that had images of the diety on legs, crochets and hips
India now has six national minorities - Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists, and now Jains.
Parsis don’t have the reverence for the dead that other Indians do and their irreverence is extreme, as shown by numerous Parsi sayings
Claims that Britain's Special Air Service regiment may have its fingerprints on the bloody storming of the Sikh Golden Temple 30 years ago have been getting a lot more attention back in the UK than here in India.
British PM David Cameron has ordered a probe into claims by an MP that Margaret Thatcher's government assisted India in the controversial raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar 1984.
The little-known shrine of a Sufi ascetic and poet whose life was a revolt against traditions
The Armenians follow the orthodox Julian calendar, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ as Jan 6.
Two experts are being sent to Kabul to examine a begging bowl said to be used by Lord Buddha, and initiate the process of bringing it back to India.
An estimated 15,000 Muslims remain in sprawling makeshift tent cities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, refusing to believe it is safe to return.
What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.
At the 100-year-old Meerasahabhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, hundreds of widows revelled in Christmas celebrations in the city known as the place where Lord Krishna frolicked in his childhood.
The gender ambiguity is itself an ancient tradition that says things about how casually we once viewed these themes.