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.
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.