Profile of Priyadarshini Sen
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, 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?
Former church worker taps into the spiritual core of indigenous practices to combat climate change.
Is a symbolic act of restoring a demolished temple enough, ask Ravidas’s devotees
‘Religion has taught us not to be mute spectators to social injustices’
Protesting farmers celebrated Lohri this year by burning copies of the Centre’s new agriculture legislations as they pledged to fight the 'enemy within'
Ironically, inter-faith worship and scriptural readings have often transcended the boundaries of religion and caste in India
Pandemic disrupts the inner world of Jagannath Temple servitors.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Forced quarantine is making us confront hard truths about ourselves. We can turn this into a critical moment of reflection, writes Priyadarshini Sen.
PM Modi sees yoga as an opportunity to further his triumphant nationalism and project India as a global spiritual leader, a vishwa guru.
The indigenous healers are not only relying on nature for medicinal remedies but are also forging stronger bonds with their natural environments.
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.
In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health guidelines trump freedom of religious expression?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inventive podcasters are changing the way we consume information on audio
Even though intellectual advancement is key for the students from Sera Jey School, many want to use their science education to serve humanity.
Tactile and conceptual. A new wave of museums shakes off the mothballs.
As poll predictions go awry and blue goes red, our Los Angeles correspondent catches the mood