| May 16, 2014
| 12:49 PM
India’s conservative opposition party won national elections in a landslide, results showed Friday, riding a message of optimism and clean, business-friendly governance to a historic parliamentary majority that could profoundly change the...
| 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 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to attend the inauguration Monday of incoming Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, a development that could help ease concern about the potential for frostier relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
| May 29, 2014
| 11:05 AM
INDIA brims with colourful politicians, but none has quite the sense of political theatre of Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He swept into Varanasi, India’s most ancient city, on May 17th pledging to clean the Ganges, its...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze.
Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe — the 85th annual Academy Awards.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:56 AM
After a long legal battle, Penguin Books India has agreed to remove a book about Hinduism from circulation in India, and to destroy all copies of book in the country, a decision that drew immediate criticism from writers and literary groups around the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:54 PM
MUMBAI, India — The Hindu epic "Ramayana" features a 10-headed villain, a magical golden deer and the flying monkey god Hanuman. But when an American religion scholar described the canonical poem as fictional, some religious conservatives were...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:32 PM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, the first of two storms begins to hit Southern California. Allahabad, India: Hindu devotees participate in a procession for the Maha Shivaratri festival, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Hindus mark the festival by...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The first thing you’ll probably notice about Aitor Throup’s 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets.
The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
| 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....