In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...
The election loss in the heartland state came after a period of intense debate over tolerance and India's national identity. Attacks on minorities and rationalists, combined with communalist rhetoric and religion-based policies aggravated India's long simmering 'culture-wars.'
The 2014 parliamentary elections in India that brought the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to power, after ten years in the wilderness, reflected the desire of a young Indian electorate that wanted robust foreign policy (and economic reform).
Recently I was working for a few days at the World Expo in Milan. I was at the Etihad Alitalia Pavilion with Tourism Australia, working with Australia...
While reading news stories about Geeta -- the "deaf, mute girl" -- in mainstream American outlets, I can't help but feel like we've transported a half century backwards in our acceptance of deafness.
It is very important to me to work on reviving and sustaining craftsmanship, as artisans are the repositories of heritage traditions. We need to honor their knowledge and skill and ensure that they are given their dignity and due respect at the emotional and material level.
Safer chemicals and more energy efficient technologies can provide cooling without severe climate implications. Shifting to these alternatives could avoid the equivalent of 12 times the current annual carbon pollution of the United States by 2050.
From the big festivals like Easter, Ramadan or Diwali to regional celebrations - the food adds a delicious story-line to every occasion. Growing up i...
Sudara was established to provide training and jobs for survivors of human trafficking. By creating employment, and thus the opportunity for economic independence, Sudara offers an alternative pathway for women and children who have been otherwise unable to leave the sex industry.
Yara is a village in Uttar Pradesh, sixty-five kilometers southeast of the nearest city, Jhansi, and another six hours by train from New Delhi. Four years ago, its five hundred residents relied entirely on kerosene and a diesel generator for lighting and electricity.
I had to pinch myself to confirm it was true. Had I really won a month of India travel through a contest called "You Wander We Pay?"
In January of this year, as a gift to myself, I attended a spiritual adventure throughout North India with my beloved friend and mentor. Having traveled to this spectacular land before, I knew the experience was going to be extraordinary, but I was quite unprepared for the depth of my inner journey.
About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.
Scroll through the gallery of photos and see how everyday working people's lives are captured in challenging, poignant and often beautiful settings.
Let us hope that Yale's venture in India will incorporate the hard lessons of its blunder into a university-to-regime contract in Singapore whose terms have never been disclosed.
It all makes sense, when you think about it. L.A. has always been a cauldron of creativity and global communication. If the city can beam movies, music and TV shows around the world, why not the wisdom of the Vedic seers?