By Raj Vedam The Bhagavadgita describes the 6 month southern course of the sun, Dakshinayana, as the path of the Pitrus. This period begins June 21st, and ends Dec 21st, with a midpoint-equinox at Sept 22nd. Hindus traditionally observe Pitru-Paksha soon after the Sept 22nd equinox, when the Sun is in “deep PitruContinue Reading

Babiya, the Vegetarian Crocodile attains Sadgati after 80 years of Bhakti at Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala The news came in that the most beloved vegetarian crocodile had passed away last Sunday.  Though the news also featured the death of terrorist Mulayam Yadav, the heart-warming story which touched moreContinue Reading


Indian Hindus who grew up after independence have never fully processed the trauma of colonialism. An Article by Murali Balaji, In 2004 I was dispatched to India to cover the aftermath of the devastating tsunami, and afterward I took the opportunity to spend time with my grandfather in Chennai andContinue Reading