| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:29 AM
At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren.
A nearly month-...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 6:29 PM
A Hindu priest and some volunteers arrived at the temple one morning to cook when they saw the shattered glass.
Eight windows lining the main entrance of the Kent Hindu Temple near Seattle had been smashed. Some of the metal frames were turned and...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and were not victims of foul play.
Villagers in Pariyar, 50 miles...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:30 AM
In India, young couples need to be on their toes this Valentine's Day. Merely expressing their love in public could lead to unintended marriage.
Right-wing Hindu groups, continuing an annual campaign against what they see as an indecent "Western...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:21 PM
The banquet facility of the former Woodland Hills County Club in Lower Saucon Township may become the site of a Hindu temple.
While township officials have few details of the proposal, township solicitor Linc Treadwell said Wednesday night there is an...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently.
"It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Deserted hotels, barren shops, only the occasional tourist and barely any traffic.
The scene is an unusual one for Badrinath, one of India's most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites, home to a centuries-old temple that features a black stone idol of the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
India’s new leader marked his first Independence Day in power Friday with a strongly worded speech urging the nation to confront the issue of rape following a series of highly publicized assaults.
“When we hear about incidents of rape, our...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:33 PM
NEWINGTON — A town employee made an unusual discovery at Mill Pond Park Thursday morning: In the pond was an ornate figure with an elephant's head, a man's body and four arms.
The employee fished the large, colorful statue from the water and...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war....