Kollam Temple: Praying with Fire

PR Ramesh

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

A Portrait of Gokarna

Sun, sand and other nourishments for the senses and the spirit on Om Beach

Temple Tumble in Telangana

An MLA in Andhra Pradesh built a temple in the honour of Sonia Gandhi for granting statehood to Telangana, a demand pending for over six decades.

Who Cares about the Temple?

An Open/C-Voter opinion poll finds that an overwhelming majority of the BJP’s support base will foreground issues of governance and development during the 2014 Lok Sabha election

Jumbo Gift

An Ambani joins the crowd of those who have donated elephants to temples

Confessions of a Municipal Schoolteacher

“What is the harm in corporal punishment? Children fear no one these days. They know we have to promote them”

Unlocking Value in Locks

The Tirupati Tirumala temple has had a good hair year by shifting to e-auctions of donated foliage

A Fight to the End

No court or historian is ever likely to resolve this dispute.

Little Ones

It is not just the Taj that is unique to India. Here are a few more that can be found—only in India.

The Legend of Talkad

They say this quaint little town by the Cauvery bears a curse upon it. Every year, tonnes of sand would blow in and bury the exquisite temples of the region. Exploring the myth behind the phenomenon


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