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.
Members of the world’s oldest faith would like to join a display of religious symbols at Oklahoma’s state capitol, joining a Judeo-Christian tablet and a proposed Satanist monument.
An influential Hindu religious figure has been found not guilty of the murder of a temple manager in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The Pushkar cattle fair transforms the holy town into a melting pot every November
A temple has sued a real estate developer for using its name and logo to benefit from the goodwill generated by the religious organization.
There are lingering doubts about whether they should be there at all, or whether they are betraying their religion.
Donation worth $14.5m for Mahabodhi temple follows pledge by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Authorities in India's Bihar state have unveiled a model of what they say will be the world's largest Hindu temple.
Newspapers are highlighting a controversy over a discriminatory property advert that barred Muslims from applying for a flat in Mumbai.
At this uniquely syncretic structure, far more people come to pay obeisance to pillars, arches and stones than to gods
On Bakra Eid, you may just get to eat a piece of Bollywood heroes Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.
Prabhjot Singh’s jaw was broken by roughly two dozen assailants yelling ‘Osama’ and ‘terrorist’ on Saturday night at W. 110th St. and Lenox Ave.
Pikey Bar agreed to take down the pictures of Sikh Guru after community members lodged a protest with the pub owners.