| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Pratik Vyas and his friends hit the dance floor early; they carried a roll of bandaging tape for the long night that lay ahead.
For Navratri, an annual Hindu dance festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil, it is best to come prepared....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW DELHI -- The death toll from sectarian violence in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state increased to 31 Monday as police locked down the area and the prime minister called for calm.
A curfew has been imposed, about 13,000 security officers...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:18 PM
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California judge refused on Monday to block the teaching of yoga as part of a public school's physical fitness program, rejecting parents' claims that the classes were an unconstitutional promotion of Eastern religions.
| Jun 26, 2013
It's been 60 years since three brothers from a farm family in Spain, working in a tile factory, decided to set up shop on their own. In 1953, Jose, Vicente and Juan Lladro opened a small porcelain factory in Valencia to make handcrafted figurines. One...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:07 AM
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls.
The city is ringed by...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:41 PM
One of the things I love most about the church I serve is its openness to other religions.
Some people think that being Christian is about closing everything else out and walking a very narrow path. We hear many Christians espouse that the only way to...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:08 AM
On Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, will host its annual Festival of India.
Admission is free, although a fee of $5 per car will charged for parking.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Re: "Should India send a mission to Mars?” In Theory, March 3: When asked whether India should launch a scientific mission to Mars, Rev Griem says “Utterly ridiculous…India needs to feed itself, clean its filthy waterways, and get out...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:35 AM
A new Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life study of immigration data found a rise in the numbers of Muslims and Hindus coming to the United States legally, while undocumented immigrants are overwhelmingly Christian:
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
In one way or another, Manil Suri has spent his entire life charting what happens when polar opposites are brought together in unexpected and at times startling juxtapositions.
Suri, 53, is an acclaimed novelist, and a career mathematician who teaches...