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?


Thousands of Jains in India Protest for the Right to Fast Until Death

The practice has been ruled illegal by Rajasthan's High Court, but adherents of the faith insist that their abstemious preparation for death is not an act of suicide.


Eating Is Bad for Your Soul

Jainism is a religion with some of the most extreme dietary restrictions in the world: no animals, dairy, root vegetables, honey, or booze. But the ritual of santhara—a vow of voluntary death by fasting—is one of the most controversial components of...