Battle intensifies in Kerala for Hindu temple’s $22 billion treasure

By Reuters Staff
July 11, 2011

(Devotees throng to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala February 18, 2011/Sivaram)

Huge treasure trove discovered under southern Indian Hindu temple

By Reuters Staff
July 4, 2011

(Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala February 18, 2011/Sivaram V)

100 pilgrims killed in stampede at Hindu festival in India

By Reuters Staff
January 16, 2011

sabarimalaA stampede sparked by a night-time road accident in dense forest has killed more than 100 Hindu pilgrims in the southern state of Kerala in India. Kerala’s deputy general of police told reporters that 102 people who visited the Sabarimala Temple to offer prayers to the Hindu deity Ayappa had been killed on Friday night. Officials at a Hindu temple estimated the death toll at around 100, Kerala Temple Affairs Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally said by telephone.

from India Insight:

Can you outsource God?

August 19, 2009

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Ex-nun urges Indian Catholic Church reform in tell-all book

June 29, 2009

amenA Roman Catholic nun who left her convent in India after 33 years of service has penned an unflattering picture of life within the cloistered walls in a book that may further embarrass the Church.

from India Insight:

How thin a line between Church and State?

March 27, 2009

Catholic churchgoers in Kerala will soon receive, in addition to the communion, an appeal to not vote for atheists.