Tag: India

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    Maha Kumba Mela or Big Pitcher festival commemorates a story that describes the god Vishnu’s fight with demons to gain possession of a golden pitcher containing the nectar of immortality. During the battle, some drops fell to the earth on the pilgrimage sites. More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

  • thumb01-indiansurrogates

    “The contracts are usually written to protect the wealthy people who are commissioning the baby,” says University of Pennsylvania ethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan. More

    August 17, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-vreeland

    “I am a human being, I’m a Buddhist monk, I am a Westerner,” says this sophisticated photographer, and the Dalai Lama has also asked him to lead one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most important monasteries. More

    June 15, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb02-kashmir

    In this territorial dispute between India and Pakistan in what may be the world’s most militarized region, there are direct links between water availability, rising terrorism, and religious extremism among Hindus and Muslims. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb02-rajivshahextra

    Working with communities of faith means “helping millions of Americans connect to the opportunity to serve vulnerable populations abroad.” More

    February 17, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-delhijews

    “Now we have only 5,000 Jews all over India, and in Delhi we have only five, six Indian Jewish families. We are like a drop in the ocean,” says Ezekiel Malekar, keeper of Delhi’s tiny synagogue. More

    October 7, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-indialunch

    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-prisonyoga

    At the central jail in Bhopal, India, the prison superintendent says a yoga program calms the jail’s atmosphere and speeds the release of inmates. More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-microlending

    Why are vulnerable borrowers being harmed rather than helped by microcredit companies? Misgivings are spreading about what was once seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against poverty. More

    January 28, 2011 | Comments

  • aecth

    Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world’s poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments

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