Row brewing over global craze for beer yoga
Does doing the “Drunken Row Boat” betray a sacred tradition? Purists have condemned yoga teachers who incorporate beer into their classes. Beer fans say it makes yoga more accessible…
‘We are less safe than cows’ say Indian women
The epidemic of violence against women in India has prompted some to wear cow masks, saying that the sacred cattle are safer than women. How much effect will this campaign really have?
Faith survey reveals a nation in doubt
A major study examining British attitudes to religion has found most people deeply uncertain in their own beliefs. Is doubt the enemy of faith — or its essential companion?
The best and worst of times for gay rights
The change in attitudes to homosexuality is one of the wonders of the modern world. But have its speed and the very visible recognition of gay rights provoked a backlash in some countries?
India’s PM vows to clean up the sacred Ganges
A toxic mix of human waste and chemicals is polluting one of the world’s most important and holy rivers. India’s new prime minister has vowed to take action, but who is most to blame?
India gears up for world’s biggest election
The largest democracy on the planet has started going to the polls. Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is the favourite to become the next prime minister, but is he the right man for the job?
Indian temple reveals £12 billion treasure trove
Sealed in by thick stones, a huge hoard of riches has been discovered beneath a Hindu temple in India. How did it get there and what should be done with it now?