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Celebrating Prof Parks: A Student's Tribute To Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Michael Parks

Celebrating Prof Parks: A Student's Tribute To Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Michael Parks

Jan 13, 2022

Professor and Pulitzer-winning LA Times editor Michael Parks was known for actually caring for stories, and encouraging students to leap into the unknown. The prolific journalist passed on January 8.

Tawang Diary: Memories, Mystic Monks And Misty Mountains

Tawang Diary: Memories, Mystic Monks And Misty Mountains

Nov 02, 2021

Tawang, home to the Monpa tribe whose paper-making tradition goes back 1,000 years, is being heavily built up today. Can this little hill-town save its heritage?

How A  Grassroots Conservationist Turned A Naga Village Into A Biodiversity Peace Corridor

How A Grassroots Conservationist Turned A Naga Village Into A Biodiversity Peace Corridor

May 29, 2021

Former church worker taps into the spiritual core of indigenous practices to combat climate change.

Hope And Trepidation Swirl Around Ravidas’ Birth Anniversary

Hope And Trepidation Swirl Around Ravidas’ Birth Anniversary

Mar 06, 2021

Is a symbolic act of restoring a demolished temple enough, ask Ravidas’s devotees

Buddhist Monks Join Farmers, Deliver A Powerful Message

Buddhist Monks Join Farmers, Deliver A Powerful Message

Feb 14, 2021

‘Religion has taught us not to be mute spectators to social injustices’

Lohri, Farmers, And The Enemy Within

Lohri, Farmers, And The Enemy Within

Jan 18, 2021

Protesting farmers celebrated Lohri this year by burning copies of the Centre’s new agriculture legislations as they pledged to fight the 'enemy within'

Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Nov 07, 2020

Ironically, inter-faith worship and scriptural readings have often transcended the boundaries of religion and caste in India

Deity, Donations And Divine Intervention

Deity, Donations And Divine Intervention

Oct 18, 2020

Pandemic disrupts the inner world of Jagannath Temple servitors.

Inter-Religious Love In The Time Of Love Jihad

Inter-Religious Love In The Time Of Love Jihad

Sep 25, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh police recently formed a Special Investigation Team to probe inter-faith marriages in Kanpur and crack down on what Hindu nationalists call 'love jihad'.

The Pandemic, And A Lesson From The Minorities

The Pandemic, And A Lesson From The Minorities

Sep 06, 2020

Through their resilience, coping strategies, compassion and efforts to build a more inclusive society, minorities have a lot to teach us if we are willing to listen.

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Aug 14, 2020

Just as acoustics are inseparable from certain rituals in specific religious traditions, so too is ritual meaning deeply embedded in these sounds, which transpose them from the commonplace to the sacred.

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Jul 23, 2020

We already see more people turning to meditation, yoga and monastic practices. The 'going inward' is being used as a vital framework for salvation from the current crisis.

What A Monastery Can Teach Us About Isolation During The Pandemic

What A Monastery Can Teach Us About Isolation During The Pandemic

Jul 04, 2020

Forced quarantine is making us confront hard truths about ourselves. We can turn this into a critical moment of reflection, writes Priyadarshini Sen.

Yoga As National Pride: PM Modi's Convenient <em>Asana</em> To Mask Misgovernance

Yoga As National Pride: PM Modi's Convenient Asana To Mask Misgovernance

Jun 13, 2020

PM Modi sees yoga as an opportunity to further his triumphant nationalism and project India as a global spiritual leader, a vishwa guru.

Tribal Communities Don't See Coronavirus Epidemic As War

Tribal Communities Don't See Coronavirus Epidemic As War

May 24, 2020

The indigenous healers are not only relying on nature for medicinal remedies but are also forging stronger bonds with their natural environments.

Grieve But In Isolation: How COVID-19 Has Upturned The Way We Mourn, Handle Death

Grieve But In Isolation: How COVID-19 Has Upturned The Way We Mourn, Handle Death

May 03, 2020

The changes are already making grieving more complicated whether or not the deceased died from Coronavirus. Death-rites considered sacrosanct for any religion are in serious threat of being eroded, writes Priyadarshini Sen.

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Apr 12, 2020

In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health guidelines trump freedom of religious expression?

Coronavirus: India's Partial Lockdown Reeks Of Class, Caste Bias Leaving Socially, Sexually Disadvantaged Groups Vulnerable

Coronavirus: India's Partial Lockdown Reeks Of Class, Caste Bias Leaving Socially, Sexually Disadvantaged Groups Vulnerable

Mar 22, 2020

The most exposed of these groups is transgenders, who depend on begging, sex work and ritual functions for their daily sustenance — all of which are met through social contact, writes Priyadarshini Sen.

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Feb 28, 2020

As market forces gain strength, spiritual beliefs alone aren’t sufficient to protect the Mangar Bani from assaults by powerful commercial, political and religious interests.

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Feb 05, 2020

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and unofficial censorship of the arts in India in the name of religion, writes independent journalist Priyadarshini Sen.

'Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way

'Interplay Between Science And Dharma': Buddhist Nuns Encounter Solar Eclipse In New Way

Jan 10, 2020

Remembering the solar eclipse as its lunar twin sweeps over India, a Buddhist nunnery is teaching itself to think of science while looking at a cosmic event.

All You Need Is Radio Ga Ga

All You Need Is Radio Ga Ga

Feb 28, 2019

Inventive podcasters are changing the way we ­consume information on audio

Buddhist Monks Are Learning Science At A 'Mini Cosmos' Near Mysore

Buddhist Monks Are Learning Science At A 'Mini Cosmos' Near Mysore

Sep 11, 2018

Even though intellectual advancement is key for the students from Sera Jey School, many want to use their science education to serve humanity.

Viscera Of The Living Past

Viscera Of The Living Past

Aug 23, 2018

Tactile and conceptual. A new wave of museums shakes off the mothballs.

The Sturm Und Drang Evening

The Sturm Und Drang Evening

Nov 11, 2016

As poll predictions go awry and blue goes red, our Los Angeles correspondent catches the mood

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