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The world's largest statue is also the world's largest campaign ploy
Narendra Modi built the world’s tallest statue with the world's most naked political ambition.
Inside the Growing World of Christian Yoga
Many Christians feel yoga's Hindu roots make it incompatible with their Christian faith. Some have set out to create their own alternative.
Modi gets a boost as India elects a Hindu nationalist as president
Isabella McKinley Corbo
Anti-Muslim Hindu priest facing charges of attempted murder now runs India's largest state
Get Your Claws on Cult of Fire's Atmospheric, Vengeful New EP
Download the untitled mini-album for free via the enigmatic Czech black metallers' website
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.
Life of a Kumari Goddess: The Young Girls Whose Feet Never Touch Ground
Broadly heads to Nepal to witness the centuries-old tradition of worshipping Kumari, a living goddess manifested in the body of a young girl, to see how life is for the sacred children spending their lives in a temple—and what happens when they grow.
Even Those Trying to Save the Ganges from Sewage Insist on Bathing in It
India's Ganges River is one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on the planet. Yet a myth endures that bathing in it, or drinking it, is completely safe.
asia & pacific
Modi Faces Renewed Criticism About Religious Freedom After India Blocks US Monitors
Many countries with less-than-stellar track records on religious tolerance have allowed entry to members of a US monitoring commission, but India is shutting them out.
Religious Kids Are More Selfish Than Non-Religious Kids, Study Says
A new study finds that kids from religious households tend not to share as much as their nonreligious counterparts. Kids from religious households also tended to be more judgmental about people's actions and believed in harsher punishments.
India Is Upholding Its Beef Ban During the Most Meat-Centric Muslim Holiday
The bovine ban is having a bigger impact on Muslim than on Hindu communities, and is stirring longstanding ethnic tension.
In Photos: India's Holy Men Wash Away Their Sins
VICE News went to Kumbh Mela, the world's largest religious gathering, where millions of people gather to wash away their sins. Many of the pilgrims are naga sadhus, Hindu holy men who go naked.