Hindu

amazon

Why Amazon Keeps Pissing Off Indian People

What do these skateboards, flags and vagina ashtrays have in common?
Ankita Rao
6.7.17
discrimination

Why Hasn't the UK Banned Caste Discrimination?

A survey we conducted in London found that 20 percent of people have been personally affected, so it's strange the government is still dragging its feet.
Nick Chester
1.6.17
Diwali

Celebrating Diwali in London’s Indian Food Paradise

Where better to mark the festival of lights than Southall, which boasts the largest Asian population in London?
Nell Frizzell
10.30.16
Booze

This Brewery Put Ganesh on a Pale Ale and Hindus Aren’t Happy

Hindu cleric Rajan Zed has called on The Musketeers Brewery in Flanders to withdraw its Jack’s Precious IPA, which features an image of the deity Ganesh on its label.
Phoebe Hurst
9.9.16
Indian Food

The Car Park of This Hindu Temple Serves Some of London’s Best Vegetarian Food

In the grounds of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan mandir in Neasden sits Shayona, a restaurant whose entirely vegetarian menu adheres to the Hindu practice of Sattvic eating—a diet of unprosessed, restoritative foods.
Laura Martin
5.9.16
Impact

Meet the Feminist Fighting India's Entrenched Misogyny

Veteran feminist activist Vidya Bal is fighting to make India safe for its women, who face everything from violence in the street to discrimination from religious institutions.
Adwait A. Patil
4.15.16
Religion

Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples

In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
Mari Shibata
3.31.16
INDIA

A Man in India Was Beaten to Death Over Rumors He Ate Beef

A Muslim man in the northern Indian city of Dadri in Uttar Pradesh was beaten to death by a mob on Monday over rumors that he had butchered a cow and that his family was storing beef.
Wyatt Marshall
9.30.15
Munchies

Soul Food: Govardhan Puja

Kiran explores the practices of Hindus and Hare Krishnas, and the mountains of blessed homemade vegetarian Indian food at two concurrent Krishna celebrations in Los Angeles.
Kiran Deol
8.12.15
Op-Eds

No Headdresses Is a Start, But Music Festivals Need to Ban Bindis

Bindis have peaked as a fashion trend recently thanks to the likes of Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and an assembly line of Coachella-inspired fashion bloggers. But it's time to leave the religious and cultural symbol at home.
Neha Chandrachud
7.28.15
INDIA

Hindu Nationalists Say Jersey Cow Milk Is Full of Demons

According to Shankar Lal of the RSS, those doe-eyed Jersey cows are actually harbingers of poison and their milk will make your children into sociopathic criminals.
Munchies Staff
4.24.15
Stuff

India Is Being Overtaken by Armies of Defiant Monkeys

From getting shitfaced on stolen whiskey to attacking politicians and stealing files from government headquarters, India's monkeys have gone bananas.
David Whelan
3.23.15
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