The Day of the Goddesses

V Shoba

Telangana hosts India’s biggest carnival of tribal counterculture. Open chronicles the faith and frenzy on the river Godavari

Dushyanth Sridhar: The Cool Evangelist of Hinduism

When this evangelist is at play, Hinduism is pretty cool—and fun

The Taste in Memory

Modern day tasting menus make us long for festival food

Tantric Twist

The possibilities of the occult in fiction

The Name of the Rose

Colour, class and tradition in a vase. The meditations of a flower girl

Kollam Temple: Praying with Fire

A ban is not the answer. Let tradition live with strict rule of law

The Rituals of Our Ancestors

The remains of a decapitation 9,000 years ago reveal the complexity of ancient practices


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