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Deepavali lights, By: Subharnab Majumdar

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali  or Diwali is a one day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism and is celebrated in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago,...

The Temple of Christ and the Sugar Factory: A Javanese Jesus

By: Reyhard Matheos Jesus never set foot on Java. At least, there’s no mention of him doing so in the bible. Yet, only 20 kilometers from Yogyakarta in a small village...

Pchum Ben Festival: Pagodas, Ghosts & Sticky Rice

By: Gabi Yetter This week is not about the living. It’s about the dead. It’s a 15-day celebration (culminating in the big three days this week) where Cambodians pay...

Ramadhan and the sharing of love in my neighborhood

By: Jack Lato Ramadhan comes, inspires and changes my neighborhood. Several days before the holy day, my Muslim neighbors exchanged foods and snacks with each other,...

A portrait of the Princess of Ubud, By: Sandi Tatto

“Ngaben,” the Balinese Cremation Ceremony of the Empress of Ubud

By: Prima Ayu Anak Agung Niang Rai died on 14 May 2011 due to complications of diabetes and a stroke. She was the third wife of the king of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung...