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Indian Preacher Granted Saudi Citizenship

Indian Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by authorities in Delhi for alleged terrorist offences, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia to Assist India in Dr Zakir Naik Probe

Controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik has permanent resident (PR) status in Malaysia, which was granted to him about five years ago, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Turban Day Celebrated At Times Square In New York

Non-profit group 'The Sikhs of New York' organised the 'Turban Day' at Times Square.

US Sikhs Launch Advertisement Campaign That Seeks to Push Back on Hate

Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that seeks to stop hate-fueled attacks.

A Brief History of Holi: Festival of Colours

Long before water balloons and pichkaaris, Holi was only an idea- an idea that transpired to become one of the most amusing festivals of the world.

Video, Secretely Filmed, At a US Park

An anti-immigration website has caused alarm among the community after featuring a video showing a man secretly filming Indian families at an Ohio park and commenting that the "Indian crowd" has "ravished the Mid-west".

Crowds Protest Against Trump at Indian Funeral of Man Klled in US

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old aviation engineer, was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting last week.

Kansas Shooting Victim's Wife: I am Here to Spread Love

Alok Madasani and Mr Kutchibhotla's wife Sunayana have been talking about the question of race in America.

He Yelled ‘Get Out of my Country,’ And Then Shot 2 Men From India

There is a kind of hysteria spreading that is not good because so many of our beloved children live there.

Indian Food That Crosses Religions

The best Indian food is like the best parts of Indian life. It rises above religion and focuses instead on the things that really matter: refinement and quality.

Thousands Celebrate Hindu Thaipusam Festival in Malaysia

Hindus gathered in temples across Malaysia on Thursday (Feb 9) to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival

India Rubbishes US Report on Religious Freedom

India today rubbished a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that alleged escalation of hate crimes against minorities in the country.

Chennai to Madurai: Heritage Treasures

The temple town of Madurai offers south India’s most prominent canvas of history

Jallikattu Stir Spreads to Lanka, UK And Australia

Hundreds of UK-based Indian Tamils have come together to organise a series of protests in favour of Jallikattu this week in London and across the UK.

Hindu Board Insists Chettiars Sent Donation Money to India

The PHEB had alleged the Chettiars managing the silver chariot and Lord Murugan temple were mostly Indian nationals, holding permanent resident status.

Amazon Sorry Over India Flag Doormat Fiasco

Online retailer Amazon has apologised for selling doormats featuring the Indian flag on its Canadian website.

Child Monks of the Himalayas

High in the Himalayas, young novice monks in maroon robes take their lessons in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh

Hundreds of Sikh NRIs Volunteer at Patna Event

Hundreds of Non-Resident Indians from the Sikh community have trooped to Patna for celebrations in connection with the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh.

Sikh Campaigners Seek Release of UK Files on Golden Temple Assault

Indian government’s attempt to clear militants from Sikh religion’s holiest site in 1984 resulted in hundreds being killed

Golden Temple Visit a Dream Come True For Foreigner Sikhs

It was a dream come true for a group of 45 baptized Sikh foreign nationals who landed at Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday to pay obeisance at the revered Sikh shrine Golden Temple.

How Food Inspires Names of India's Parsis

It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously - very seriously.

How Mormons Find Love in India

Situated over 22 acres, the complex resembles a gated community that wouldn't be out of place in Florida.

California Youth Receives Young Sikh Hero Award

A young Sikh-American, Balmeet Singh, who dared a hatemonger was awarded with the 'Young Sikh Hero' award in the US.

India’s Ancient Christmas Tradition

Christianity came to India centuries before it entered the Americas or Western Europe and as such, Christmas deserves to be seen as an ancient festival of India and Indian-American Christians.

The Milk Miracle That Brought India to a Standstill

In September 1995, millions of Hindus were gripped by an apparent "miracle" when the god Ganesha seemed to be drinking milk.

God’s Own Dress Code

God’s Own Country knows exactly what and how much a woman should wear in a place of worship

Hair is Roaring Biz at Country’s Richest Temple

Tonsuring to please the Lord is a centuries-old ritual at this Vaishnavite temple.

India's Diwali Fireworks: Nazis And Fighting Elephants

The Green Nazi is more like military ordnance than what in Britain we quaintly call a "banger".

Indian Ashrams A Rendezvous With The Inner Self

India has always been known as the home of spirituality and mysticism to visitors from all over, especially the foreigners, and sustaining this image are the humble ashrams.

Feud at India’s Top Conglomerate Shocks a Proud Community

The bitter public feud between the Tata family, which controls India’s most respected conglomerate, and its now ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry has created an unwelcome stir in the tiny Parsi community to which both sides belong.

Deepavali As A Festival Of Freedom In South Africa

The South African saga of Deepavali provides us the instance where the festival of lights reveals its dimension as the festival of freedom.

Doing Diwali Delhi Style

Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival is often called "India's Christmas".

Little Salty, Little Sweet And Fully Delish

In the pantheon of Gujarati snacks, the crunchy, calorie-laden mathiya is the Diwali deity.

India is Celebrating Everything And Doing it Differently

Festivals are transcending borders and traditions, triggering surge in spending on brand new segments like packaged food and beverages, grooming and travel.

Mumbai Shrine Allows Entry to Women

The trust that runs Mumbai's Haji Ali mosque told the Supreme Court it will rescind a ban on women entering the shrine as ordered by the high court.

Stamp of Honour For Diwali in US

The US Postal Services has released a postage stamp on Diwali, the first state-sponsored recognition of the "joyous annual Hindu festival".

Meet The Hindus For Donald Trump

At a convention organized by Indian Americans supporting Trump, movies, politics and Modi are part of the conversation

Karva Chauth: Why It's Time For Indian Women to Leave Archaic And Patriarchal Custom Behind

The apparent history of this "auspicious" day is associated with the tale of queen Veervati and her penance to keep her husband alive.

India's Dying Christian Communities

Some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Theme Pandals Or Quirky Art Installations

In Kolkata, pujas are an annual upsurge and celebration of quirky art. This year, the city seems to have outdone itself when it comes to creativity.

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