Indian Hindu wives fast, sometimes luxuriously, for husbands’ health

October 14, 2011

(Indian women with their hands decorated with henna paste pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple's premises in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 7, 2009/Ajay Verma)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania turns to God for fiscal relief

June 18, 2011

(The state capitol dome over Harrisburg, 24 December 2004/Pollinator)


Pennsylvania’s debt-ridden capital of Harrisburg has tried every form of fiscal belt-tightening, from layoffs to furloughs to filing for bankruptcy. Now, it is turning to God.

Popular Indian guru Swami Ramdev to start hunger strike against corruption

June 1, 2011

(India's yoga guru Swami Ramdev speaks in support of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare during a "fast unto death" campaign in New Delhi April 8, 2011. In the background is an image depicting Mother India/B Mathur)