Every year when Durga Puja approaches, a certain Kumortuli in Kolkata is thrown into frenzy.
The fig tree has shaped humanity in profound and mysterious ways—and none is as awesome to behold as the banyan.
India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
Hinduism is a religion of vast diversity with different philosophical views and religious practices.
Mama's Boys is a modern take on the curious tale of Draupadi's five husbands, although it remains faithful to the narrative of the original story.
When police in northern India recently began checking dishes of mutton biryani to ensure that they did not contain beef, critics said it was another example of what they are calling "food fascism".
As borders shrink in an increasingly globalized world, some unique communities are nearing extinction. The Jews of Calcutta are one of them.
British police arrested 55 people and seized their kirpan, a ceremonial Sikh dagger, at a Gurdwara on Sunday, following a protest against a mixed marriage.
Not many people would associate India with beef. Spirituality yes, perhaps even vegetarianism, but certainly not beef.
Mother Teresa should have been made a saint without having so-called miracles associated with her name.
When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience.
Three Indian-origin Muslim siblings have claimed that they were hauled off a plane at an airport in London and questioned on the tarmac by British policemen after a passenger accused them of being ISIS supporters.
Floods in India's holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have forced a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges
Britain’s Indian community is among the best performing communities on several social indicators, according to a major report on race relations
A week after a Sikhs' holy book was desecrated in the US, a similar incident has been reported in the UK.
How an unexpected hit in the 1970s catapulted a minor local goddess to national fame
To be a good or patriotic Indian one does not have to be a Hindu by birth, religious practice, or cultural affiliation. One does not need to know or speak Hindi, either. And one does not even have to hate Pakistan.
The 'gau rakshaks' may have come under scanner for their vigilantism in recent past, but away from all the limelight, a non-resident Indian (NRI) is quietly working to protect the cows.
The temple belongs to Neeb Karori Baba, a magnet to tech honchos like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
Praveena Solomon is challenging tradition and winning hearts by taking on the traditionally male role at Chennai's busiest funeral ground.
Anger among Dalits in Gujarat has been mounting in recent weeks.
The Vatican has established a new eparchy or leadership structure for the Syro-Malabar community with an ancient church in north England as its cathedral, marking a new high in the little known history of Indian Christians in Britain that began with Goan “lascars” arriving in the 16th century.
Millions of devotees visit Tirumala Tirupati temple in southern India every year.
To eat the famous holy sweet, given as an offering at one of India's holiest Hindu shrines, Tirumala Tirupati, you don't need to shell out a lot of money.
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali is winning friends, influencing customers, and scaring the hell out of big business players.
The water, known as Gangajal, will be bottled at two spots along the river - its source at Gangotri and the popular pilgrim town of Rishikesh.
Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives, has asked a Californian educational board to give Hinduism its due place in school text books and not to describe it inaccurately as 'religions of ancient India'.
Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath being one of the largest religious festivals of India, is not just limited to its borders but also hugely celebrated outside India.
One of India's leading Islamic organisations is using the traditional "Zakat" (Ramadan donation) to give legal aid to Muslim youths languishing in jail on serious charges like terrorism.+
Hindus worldwide are highly concerned after reports of frequent desecration of Hindu temples in Malaysia recently.
While India has made huge strides in building modern economic installations since its independence, religion still enjoys more importance than many other fields
Muslim clerics have criticised Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan over comments he made about the practice of animal sacrifice in Islam.
A court in India has sentenced 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
A teaching module published by a leading Malaysian university which depicted Hindus in India as unclean and dirty has generated a controversy and outraged the minority community in the Muslim-majority country.
Separatist groups in Indian-administered Kashmir are due to hold a silent march on Wednesday to oppose a government decision to resettle displaced Kashmiri Hindus in exclusive colonies.
A Hindu temple was today vandalised in Malaysias Penang state by unidentified persons who damaged the deities, a top state official said, less than a week after a similiar incident in the area.
On 5 June, thousands of Sikhs from the UK are expected to march through central London in protest against the British government's role in the 1984 Sikh Massacre that took place in India.
Baba Ramdev is parlaying his popularity as a yoga guru to build a consumer products empire that’s up against global giants like Unilever and Colgate.
The Senators raised concerns on some of the pressing issues of religious freedom from rising intolerance to prevailing anti-conversion laws.
A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.