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Stranger in Paradise
Last month the Balinese descendents of this great exodus returned to Candi Penataran in Blitar, East Java, for a mighty re-unification with their distant relatives - the Javanese Hindus who have been hiding in the hills of Java for a very long time.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Majuli move to counter witchcraft
Jorhat, Dec. 17: The Majuli island administration has decided to screen an Assamese feature film, Jangfai Jonak by filmmaker Sanjib Sabhapandit, in vulnerable areas of the Brahmaputra island to create awareness against witch-hunting.
Love wins day in caste case
India's top court has ordered a high court judge to release his 30-year-old daughter who was being detained because he disapproved of her marrying her boyfriend from a different caste.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Stranger in Paradise
Stay Calm - Head North
North Bali is the new Lombok - it has all the natural charms of the more popular South but also has enormous appeal for those travellers fed up with south Bali's traffic and mass tourism.
Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Season 9 - " Carnatic Fest 1
From December to January, we can expect a lot of bling that starts from decor to silk sarees.
Kerala government to distribute 10,000 Raspberry Pi computers to schools
The government of Kerala is planning to distribute 10,000 units of the Raspberry Pi to schools in the state.
The Raw Story
Woman seeking license to sell pot says she was practicing Hinduism, not trading sex for money
A Colorado woman seeking a license to sell medical marijuana wants her guilty plea to prostitution charges thrown out , claiming that she was actually practicing her religion.
SC's verdict on same sex relationship is not in consonance with Hindu Sanatana Dharma
Sex is considered a god in Hindu sanatana dharma. It is called Kaam Devta . It is not only considered essential for procreation but also for pleasure.
Indian state Oks bill against religious charlatans
Witch doctors and religious charlatans beware: New legislation passed in a central Indian state aims to prosecute those who use beliefs and superstition to defraud or physically harm followers.
Indian voters flex muscle
Both Congress and BJP have reason to be nervous ahead of 2014 national campaign as regional elections expose public discontent.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
LGBT Community too have human rights and civil rights
Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people vary greatly by country or territory- everything from legal recognition of same-sex marriages or other types of partnerships, to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex romantic/sexual activity or identity.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Indian Court Reverses Gay Sex Decriminalization; Blast at Kabul...
Bonus Read: "In Afghanistan, a wedding engagement, a bomb, and an army veteran's quest to move on," Kevin Schieff .
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Special Report-In the land of the holy cow, fury over beef exports
Symbols of India's emergence as an economic powerhouse line the four-lane highway to Jaipur out of New Delhi: a factory owned by the world's biggest motorbike maker, glass towers housing global call centres, shopping malls for India's burgeoning middle class.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
From the newsdesk
On Dec. 2, outgoing Mayor Terry Bellamy 's portrait joined that of her predecessors on the walls of City Hall, as she bid farewell after eight years as mayor and five as a Council member ??? .
Mon Dec 09, 2013
India's opposition aims to ride momentum for 2014 after big state wins
A group led by the Bharatiya Janata Party aims to tap into a wave of anger against the ruling Congress, a leader said, after India's grand old party lost vote counts on Sunday in four of five states that have held elections over the past month.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
~~The Pink Temple~~
Inside the temple of Baba Baidyanath.May be this is the Ganesh temple inside the compound.
Kashmir and Article 370: The tail is wagging the dog
So if you ask a Kashmiri, Hindu or Muslim, whether he or she will agree to the abolition of Article 370, will he or she agree? Why on earth would or should they? Everyone likes to be "special" in some way.
Malaysian National News Agency
New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty For Role In Selling Stolen Indian Artworks
A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty for his role in coordinating a large-scale conspiracy to sell stolen Indian antiquities and assisting an Indian-origin art dealer in selling stolen artwork to museums across the world, Press Trust of India reported.
The Modernisation of Ayurveda
By the end of the nineteenth century, ayurveda along with other indigenous systems of medicine such as unani and siddha were profoundly influenced by their encounters with Western medicine.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Man guilty in NY in ancient-statue smuggling case
A former manager of a now-closed New York art gallery has pleaded guilty for his role in an international scheme to smuggle ancient Buddhist and Hindu sculptures.