Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
The Many Faces of India's Kumbh Mela
By Prabhat Singh
India is once again holding the world's largest religious festival. But not everyone is here to worship.
Nawaz Sharif’s Historic Holi Address
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistani prime minister gives a ground-breaking speech to the country's Hindu minority.
Bringing Color to the Widows of Vrindavan
By Tehreem Fatima
Breaking tradition, the widows of Vrindavan get lost in the wonderful colors of Holi.
Kumbh Mela: Consuming the Greatest Show on Earth
Have mass media and consumerism hijacked India’s holiest event?