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03.06.15 Prachi Gupta

On Friday, millions of Hindus across the world observed Holi, the Indian festival of spring. It’s the sort of party that even the non-religious can appreciate; the focus is on fun, and when done right, people flock to the streets to dump water on each other, throw colorful powder and get high. Holi is one […]

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02.09.15 Prachi Gupta

A chocolate shop in the East Village that sells exquisite foil-wrapped chocolate statues of religious figures has sparked controversy among Hindus, Buddhists and Catholics reports the New York Times. The figurines include Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Notably, the collection does not include the Prophet Mohammad. Bond Street Chocolate storeowner Lynda […]

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11.22.10 Lauri Apple

Yeah, he’s the Hindu god Lord Shiva now, as this Newsweek cover shows. Still the Other–just another Other. Say the theologians at Fox News, Shiva is considered to be “the destroyer of the world, which must end, metaphorically speaking, in order to be reborn as a more universalistic place.” Hm, sounds like a socialist-Communist-Marxist-Leninist commune. […]

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