Hinduism

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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.
Angad Singh
11.8.18
Religion

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.
Serena Solomon
9.5.17
INDIA

Modi gets a boost as India elects a Hindu nationalist as president

Isabella McKinley Corbo
7.19.17
INDIA

Anti-Muslim Hindu priest facing charges of attempted murder now runs India's largest state

Zeenat Saberin
3.29.17
Holy Shit

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
Kim Kelly
3.14.17
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
videos

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.
Broadly Staff
8.2.16
Travel

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.
Paul Gregoire
7.19.16
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.
John Dyer
3.5.16
Religion

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.
VICE News
11.6.15
INDIA

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.
Nick Rose
9.23.15
INDIA

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.
Ahmer Khan
9.17.15
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