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Hindu Mythology

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Lord Shiva And The Economist: A New Low For Journalism

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Describing a sacred Lingam as a "lump of ice" is not frankness. It is absurdity. It is like describing the Sistine Chapel as smears of paint, or The Economist as pre-cycled future toilet paper.

Writing Mythology in an Age of Reality Crisis

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Vamsee Juluri

In an age when the word "reality" has become synonymous with nasty behaviors on TV shows and "truth" seems impossibly divided between political cults, perhaps we could find a better sense of both in what we lightly call "myth."

Sanjay Patel's Graphic Ramayana Adventure (PHOTOS)

Sanjay Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sanjay Patel

My aim isn't to butcher the Ramayana but simply to share it with people in a casual and entertaining way. If I've done my job right, Ramayana: Divine Loophole serves as an intro to a much fuller version of the story.

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As I travel through Sri Lanka, covering the nation as it seeks reconciliation among its diverse population after decades of conflict, I am receiving e-mails from my friends at home asking me to review the basics.