Religion

Nobody Can Beat Dilli Punjabi at Diwali

Diwali is not a one day affair with close friends and family but rather a month-long saga of parties, events and melas.

Diwali Ad Explosion Buries Top News

In many of India’s top newspapers this week, stories that should be page-one news are now buried on page 3 or even page 10.

Dunkin’ Donuts New India Menu

Dunkin’ Donuts has taken localization to a new level with five India-inspired doughnuts.

Halal Make-up Launches in India

Religious women who want to wear make-up have struggled to find products that suit their faith.

It's Ladoos Over Chocolates During Diwali

Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates, branded traditional Indian sweets have managed to hold on to their own.

The Great Indian Online Sale

Online players change the rules of the festival sale game, often bearing the cut themselves.

Sai Baba Devotees Can File Case Against Shankaracharya

Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati had ran down the followers of Shirdi Sai Baba, saying they ought not to worship the 19th century mystic who was no God.

Garba Excuse For Communal Chatter in Gujarat

It's time once again for that heaving cauldron of collective terpsichorean effort known as garba.

Indian Spectacle in French skies

Indian kites fly high in French skies.

Al-Qaeda India Branch Delusional

Indian PM Narendra Modi has dismissed al-Qaeda's plan to set up an Indian branch, saying that the group was "delusional" to think that Indian Muslims "will dance to its tune".

Does Third Eye Open At The Time Of Death

Hindus acknowledge it and pay respect to it daily by wearing a bindi or tilak at the exact spot where this invisible third eye is located.

With Winter's Onset, The Gods Return From Heaven

Every village has several resident "gods" and "goddesses" who are invoked as living deities.

India Probes Identity Card For Hanuman

Authorities in India are investigating how Hanuman, the monkey god, has been issued a biometric identity card.

Dalai Lama May Not Have a Successor

Underlying Dispute Between Chinese Government and Tibetan Exiles.

Brooms In Pebbles

Smart renewal in Varanasi must respect its spiritual-urban geography

The Spellbinder

The controversy notwithstanding, the Baba continues to keep his following

India's Screen Goddess

In the summer of 1987, the TV epic Ramayan had Indian audiences gripped, with more than 100m people tuning in each week.

Shocking Scientific Inventions by Ancient Hindu Saints

The land of India is known to be the land of saints and Gods. It is filled with various types of unexplainable things.

Australia to Return Stolen Hindu Statues to India

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will return to India two ancient Hindu statues displayed in Australia, but allegedly stolen from Indian temples.

Rapist’ Indian Priest To Be Extradited to US

A 59-year-old priest, who has been accused of raping a minor in Minnesota in 2004 and then fleeing to India, may soon be extradited to the United States of America (USA).

Battle of Jihadi Brands

Why India move makes al-Qaeda look desperate.

An Opening And a Closure

Newly restored Jewish centre Chabad House retains some scars from the 2008 Mumbai attacks

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Goes Green in Mumbai

People in Maharashtra produce 6.8 million Ganesh statues, including two million large ones, annually.

The Hindus Facing Eviction By Pakistan's Army

A poor Hindu community is facing eviction from an area in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi where its members have lived for more than 80 years.

Why We Work

Religious Head would rather Dawoodi Bohra women learn home science instead of pursuing careers and callings.

An Open Door For Those in Search of Moksha

As per Hindu mythology, those who die here go to heaven.

Hindus Celebrate Krishna's Birthday

Hindus around the world are celebrating the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of Krishna, one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism.

Haj goes High-tech For Indian Pilgrims

The Indian Haj mission has introduced several high-tech measures to facilitate the pilgrimage of 136,000 Indians coming for Haj this year.

The Monk Who Sold a Love Cure

Armed with peacock feathers and blessed water, a Saharanpur godman is on a love jihad to 'save' Hindu girls

In New Jersey's Desi Central, a Great Hindu Tmple Rises

Something very different will open an hour south of New York City — purportedly the biggest and most expensive Hindu temple complex in the United States.

The Mystery Behind The Kohinoor Diamond

The Kohinoor diamond belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers but it became part of the Crown Jewels of England when Queen Victoria was proclaimed empress of India.

Hindu Temple Vandalised in US

A Hindu temple in the US state of Georgia was vandalised by unknown miscreants over the weekend, a Hindu American organisation said today.

Sikhs Stand up to Bias

After Oak Creek Temple shooting, Sikhs stand up to bias.

Visit to Dalai Lama's Abode Is Tourists' Nightmare

The road to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's abode passes through hell.

Dealing With India’s Right-wing Cultural Outrage Machine

This is a depressing but instructive period in the evolution of Indian society, large sections of which still remain liberal.

The Gods Seem to Have Been Working Out

India's Hindu gods and goddesses are getting a superhero makeover.

The Inquisitors Arrive

Hindu fundamentalists have viewed Goa’s Catholics as an impediment to their larger aim of ‘Bharat’ becoming a ‘Hindu nation’.

Soot On The Melting Pot

The Jains want their pilgrimage spot, Palitana, declared a vegetarian zone. Is that justified?

What Makes And Unmakes Our Gods

It is our belief that makes and unmakes the gods, not our texts

The Spread of Caste Discrimination

Caste discrimination is a growing problem in England too

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