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Beyond Belief

Love and Fear in Religion

Lakshmi Bayi

Ego, politics and wealth, whether deliberately or otherwise, cater to conflict rather than consensus

Kerala: Devil’s Own Country

The Kerala government wants to stop the state’s obsession with the occult with a law against superstition. Can black magic be contained?

The Politics of Desire

A seductive narrative of sex and religion

To Protect A God

The pointless agony of Sabarimala devotees hanging on to their past

Pilgrimage Paradigm

The relationship between the secular everyday and the sacred perennial

The Beauty of Indic Thought

A profound quest for eternal bliss that is yet to take its rightful place in the world

Among the Good Believers

It may be a world ravaged by religious fury but several secular scientific studies show that faith makes people compassionate and socially responsible

The Voodoo Vote

The unopposed candidacy of superstition

The Permanent Pursuit of the Imperfect

Gods, goddesses and the human indicator of happiness

Shambhu Baba: A Saint Is Sighted

The meteoric rise of Shambhu Baba, the latest addition to the list of godmen from Mithilanchal in Bihar. And he is too sacred to be photographed

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